My new project

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Dieselman
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Re: My new project

Post by Dieselman » Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:17 am

Nice, easy fix.
It's not uncommon for the receiver to fail, possibly due to water leaking in via the sunroof.
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Re: My new project

Post by maxferreira » Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:09 pm

it's surprisingly dry inside of the light unit

certainly haven't had any leaks myself during a car wash and some pretty heavy rain

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Re: My new project

Post by maxferreira » Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:16 pm

window regulator replaced today

my god what a difference it makes, it's actually tolerable in there during hot weather now

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Post by Eddie nuff » Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:00 pm

maxferreira wrote:
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:48 am
i was feeling really good about this car, but this has really knowed it back a bit
Get used to it, it's 30 years old, French, with worthless electrics and a complicated hydraulic system that powers everything that matters . . .

. . . and it's French!

What could possibly go wrong 🤔 :roll:
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Post by maxferreira » Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:42 pm

Eddie nuff wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:00 pm
maxferreira wrote:
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:48 am
i was feeling really good about this car, but this has really knowed it back a bit
Get used to it, it's 30 years old, French, with worthless electrics and a complicated hydraulic system that powers everything that matters . . .

. . . and it's French!

What could possibly go wrong 🤔 :roll:
i quite love driving it now!

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Re: My new project

Post by maxferreira » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:45 am

had quite the occasion yesterday

met up with a fellow local XM owner in his glorious blue example

same as mine, 93 turbo SD auto
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Re: My new project

Post by Dieselman » Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:51 am

Nice setting for a meet, is it Blyth?

Good to see you are using your Xm and that blue one looks really nice, the mid tone shows off the lines and detail, but yours being dark has the more sinister look.
Unsurprisingly the blue one has a dual electrics towbar, it was almost mandatory when they were new.
iirc, the Xm was Caravan Club towcar of the year due to the short rear overhang and hydractive suspension making for extremely stable towing.
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Re: My new project

Post by maxferreira » Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:38 pm

Redcar in fact, rather nice setting for the meet

the car is still going well, over 1,000 miles covered now and i'm really liking it!

here's a thing, cigarette lighter is permanent live....any way to make it switched? got a dashcam and don't want to keep unplugging it

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Re: My new project

Post by Stickfinger » Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:34 am

Take a 12v line from the Sunroof supply... ?.... it allows the DashCam to mount high on the screen out of the line of vision and gives it a better view.

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Re: My new project

Post by maxferreira » Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:58 pm

good thinking

i was also considering seeing if i could wire the rear accesory socket to the electric arm rest as that's on a switched supply

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