Date: 23 Nov 2004 15:36:57 -0800
From: (Yaofeng)
Subject: Re: Help please - miscellaneous probs with '93 9000 CSE 2.0 LPT Part 2

Pooh Bear <> wrote in message news:<>... > Hi again ! > > Please see part one for the background ! > > Any help with the following questions would be much appreciated. > > > Electrical problems ! > > 1. Heated rear window / mirrors don't work > > Push the switch and the illumination briefly brightens then dims again > after releasing. Assume a defective time delay relay. > > Comments ? > > > 2. How do you get to the relays ? > > Have a Haynes ( yuck ) manual somewhere. Suggests that the top of the > dash can be removed to access various bits inside. Can't see how it's > done. Is this how you access the relay box behind the glove compartment > ? > There are two relay boxes under the hood and one relay cluster behind the fuse panel. Remove the felt trim and cover for the fuse panel to expose the relay cluster. The headlight relay box is infront of the battery. Another is hooked to the false bulkhead. > > 3. Miscellaneous illumination missing. > > Bulbs obviously blown - car's actual mileage is around 155k instead of > indicated 110k, so no surprise. > > Access to panel is tricky - see above - also I got a few spare control > panels off Ebay like the heater control panel - yet can't figure how to > replace bulbs. Is ther some voodoo involved ? > > > 4. Headlights. > > Main beam inoperative - well - explanation. There are 4 bulbs in the > headlights. Only the inner 2 illuminate. The dip / full switch has an > effect - it dims the 2 inner bulbs on dip setting and that's about it ! > The blue main beam light on the dash doesn't illuminate. > > No reason to suspect the outer bulbs are blown as there is no indication > on the dash ( which has indicated a blown stop lamp - the high level one > it seems ). > > Likely the headlight relay in the relay box in front of the battery has a cracked solder joint. Pull the relay to open it up and examine. Takes five minutes to resolder the cracked joint. > 5. Heater fan > > Only works on position 4. Seems likely the resistor pack has gone u/s. > Believe this is also behind the dash. Hence I need to get there ! > No ACC? Sorry. Mine has no dials, just buttons. > > 6. AC > > Kinda hopeful that the AC might work but of course it doesn't ! Not ACC > btw. > > The AC switch appears to do nothing - zilch. But turning the fan to on ( > position 4 only currently ) causes the engine to momentarily drop in > revs and then speed up as if expecting the load. Regardless of whether > the AC switch is pressed or not ! > > Ideas ? > R22 or R134? Check you freon charge. > > 7. Trip computer display on dash > > Nothing visible. Wondering if it's trying to tell me there's a problem > with the engine management ! Maybe just rear illumination blown ? Once > again need access to the bits. > You need to open the dash top to pull the EDU behind the instrument cluster. The dash top is easy to remove, two screws on either side after removing the speaker grill and two more on the front edge. One of the two on the front edge is in a recess on the right hand side of the instrument cluster. Another is behind the SRS tag on the passenger side airbag. I am speaking about the US model. Those with steering column on the wrong side maybe different. In order to remove the speaker grills, you need to remove the felt trim on the front pillar. Pry the trim out at the top and pull up toward you sitting in the front seat to remove the felt trim. Be gentle. There are three plastic plugs fastening the trim to the pillar. > > Help ! > > I think this is the worst of it for now ! > > Thanks in advance for any help. > > > Graham

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