Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 11:05:51 +0000 (UTC)
From: (Craig Ian Dewick)
Subject: Re: accessing relays behind fascia panel in late-1982 C900 - how?

MeatballTurbo <> writes: >In article <buiq5h$p43$>, >says... >> Reason I need to do this is the RHS rear combination light is giving wierd >> behaviour. With the electricals engaged, if I select right indicator the >> front indicator light flashes but the rear one does not. Instead, the >> dual-filament brake light alternates power on it's filaments, and the middle >> brake light flashes. >Check your earthing point at that rear light cluster first. It may be a >bad ground there, and is a common fault (rear light ground faults). This could well explain why the donor car I've been comparing the wiring in my car with has a bolt and a replacement ground wire going to the rear earth point... Each rear light cluster in the donor car has one actually. >If you do need to drop the knee bolster, remove the steering wheel. >Take out the ashtray, and unbolt the center console if you have one (one >bolt behind ashtray, two screws under the center ribbed rubber strip at >the bottom). >Where the console bolted in behind the ashtray is a larger bolt (13 or >14mm I think) remove that. >Then, underneith the hood, in the inner wing directly under the corners >of the windshield, there is a 10mm bolt on each side of the car. It may >be covered in sealant that needs to be removed. It is a little fiddly, >but you can get an extension especially with a UJ onto it. that should >be all the bolts out now, and it comes out, then down, or down then out >(can't remember exactley). Sounds complicated but now I know where to look for all the securing devices, I should be able to work out how to make it happen! I'll check our the earthing issue first though as that's a lot simpler to take care of. Craig. -- Craig Ian Dewick ( http://nospam/~craig APANA Sydney Regional Co-ordinator. Operator of Jedi (an APANA Sydney POP). Always striving for a secure long-term future in an insecure short-term world Have you exported a crypto system today? Do your bit to undermine the NSA.

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