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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve fitted some new ones...but they still don’t work :-(
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SS1 - could it be simply unplugged from the last time the rear bumper cover was removed?

Just a few minutes to check.
Failing that, perhaps the gear box pick up / reverse switch might be knackered.
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonno_ wrote:
SS1 - could it be simply unplugged from the last time the rear bumper cover was removed?

Just a few minutes to check.
Failing that, perhaps the gear box pick up / reverse switch might be knackered.


Thanks Jonno, it does look like the bumper has been off in the past (as the trim just under the hood is missing)

I’ve not started any investigation at all yet but intend on having a look on Friday. Thanks for the tip...are there any other symptoms I should look for? I.e. reverse lights not working.
 
  
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maldren
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC the rear light clusters share a single feed and plug so I would expect all or nothing there. It's also above the bumper so that would not affect it.
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a quick look at the number plate lights tonight. The other lights work fine (including reverse lights) and the alarm for leaving the lights on works too. I’ve cleaned the connectors to the lights and the bulbs are new. I haven’t checked fuses but I guess something else wouldn’t be working as well if a fuse was gone for lights...wouldn’t it? There’s a wire that goes through a grommet our from the engine bay to under the bumper which must be the wire. There’s no other plug after that apart from the ones that connect to the lights is there?
 
  
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maldren
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have an electrical meter, they,re really quite cheap nowadays and they make fault finding much easier?
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maldren wrote:
Do you have an electrical meter, they,re really quite cheap nowadays and they make fault finding much easier?


Spooky, was just looking at where I can pick one up tomorrow or get one from Amazon Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sillysally1 wrote:
maldren wrote:
Do you have an electrical meter, they,re really quite cheap nowadays and they make fault finding much easier?


Spooky, was just looking at where I can pick one up tomorrow or get one from Amazon Smile


I suggest Fluke (if you can afford it), or Extech, Schneider Electric or Innova for budget options. The Amazon el-cheapo's are great for low voltages but I wouldn't trust them on HV. And electricity is not something you want to Star Wars with. Ask me how I know.
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eabeukes wrote:
sillysally1 wrote:
maldren wrote:
Do you have an electrical meter, they,re really quite cheap nowadays and they make fault finding much easier?


Spooky, was just looking at where I can pick one up tomorrow or get one from Amazon Smile


I suggest Fluke (if you can afford it), or Extech, Schneider Electric or Innova for budget options. The Amazon el-cheapo's are great for low voltages but I wouldn't trust them on HV. And electricity is not something you want to Star Wars with. Ask me how I know.


I’m too scared to ask!
 
  
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maldren
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought mine from Maplin, sadly no more.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My lisence plate lights were badly corroded when I bought the car. Ended up having to solder on new spade connectors and getting new lights. I guess that's what 20 years will do to a car!
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P0tential wrote:
My lisence plate lights were badly corroded when I bought the car. Ended up having to solder on new spade connectors and getting new lights. I guess that's what 20 years will do to a car!


Picking up a multimeter tomorrow, will keep you posted
 
  
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sillysally1 wrote:
P0tential wrote:
My lisence plate lights were badly corroded when I bought the car. Ended up having to solder on new spade connectors and getting new lights. I guess that's what 20 years will do to a car!


Picking up a multimeter tomorrow, will keep you posted


It looks like it’s disconnected behind the bumper Sad
 
  
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it normal for the rear speakers to pop out like this? They don’t sound great either but I think that’s just the way they are
 



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sillysally1 wrote:
sillysally1 wrote:
P0tential wrote:
My lisence plate lights were badly corroded when I bought the car. Ended up having to solder on new spade connectors and getting new lights. I guess that's what 20 years will do to a car!


Picking up a multimeter tomorrow, will keep you posted


It looks like it’s disconnected behind the bumper Sad


Licence plate lights failing in wiring behind bumper is not uncommon on 996. At least that’s what I was told recently.

It’s not that bad taking the rear PU off. Bit of a mission for some lights though!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no those speaker don't look seated correctly. They're easy to remove, but can sometimes take a bit of finessing to reseat correctly.

btw you can get a set of Alpine replacements for about £40 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpine-SPG-10C2-10cm-2-Way-Speakers/dp/B002XCNPMS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=alpine+spg-10c2&qid=1565027487&s=gateway&sr=8-1

They'll sound much better. You'll need some connectors:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01KQG3MK2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

& you can recycle the original speakers to make mounting brackets:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0LPyCoq5k8
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sp1ke wrote:
no those speaker don't look seated correctly. They're easy to remove, but can sometimes take a bit of finessing to reseat correctly.

btw you can get a set of Alpine replacements for about £40 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpine-SPG-10C2-10cm-2-Way-Speakers/dp/B002XCNPMS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=alpine+spg-10c2&qid=1565027487&s=gateway&sr=8-1

They'll sound much better. You'll need some connectors:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01KQG3MK2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

& you can recycle the original speakers to make mounting brackets:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0LPyCoq5k8


Thanks dude, will definitely check that out later!
 
  
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Argh! Drip from a split power steering hose Sad
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sillysally1 wrote:
Argh! Drip from a split power steering hose Sad


Where abouts is the split ?

Is it the "usual suspect" where the hose changes to a hardline into the steering rack, the aluminium ferrule corrodes and splits apart Question

If so, two jubilee clips over the hose and clamp it down onto the hard line Thumb
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kurlykris wrote:
sillysally1 wrote:
Argh! Drip from a split power steering hose Sad


Where abouts is the split ?

Is it the "usual suspect" where the hose changes to a hardline into the steering rack, the aluminium ferrule corrodes and splits apart Question

If so, two jubilee clips over the hose and clamp it down onto the hard line Thumb


I think it’s much worse...the drip lands on the floor under the right hand side exhaust box (when looking at the car from the back)

I can just hear the garage now “that’s an engine out job mate”
 
  
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