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CitroJim
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davetherave wrote:Well, Jim (and his lexia) is proved right again, i replaced the ribbon thing connected to the airbag, and finally the airbag light is off!!!
Dave, that's excellent news :D

You can try a repair but usually when they go it's goodnight Vienna. They fail usually because they're not properly realigned when the wheel has been off and replaced, thus straining the ribbon on full lock.

Did you carefully align yours on the arrows?

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I re aligned it using the white arrows and im pretty sure its spot on!
Guess ill find out next time i go full lock!

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Well i replaced the two front spheres identified as knackered at the national, with second hand ones, I think there may be some difference.

I am now in the middle of hydraflushing but have been temporaraly rained off! The LHM that came out was definatly brown with not even a hint of green!

I have also been reparing my belly pan which broke on the way to the ccc national! I have cut up some tin cans and bolted them to the area where the plastic is broken, so will let you know how that goes!

Right rain has stopped so im off!

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Did you give your LHM filters a good clean too?
I used some petrol donated by Jim and a toothbrush donated by Danielle and Juliet's cleaned up a treat :)
Still takes bloody ages for the stop light to go out.

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Xac wrote:Did you give your LHM filters a good clean too?
I used some petrol donated by Jim and a toothbrush donated by Danielle and Juliet's cleaned up a treat :)
Still takes bloody ages for the stop light to go out.
How long does it take for your stop light to go out ? (Activa)

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XantiaMan583 wrote: How long does it take for your stop light to go out ? (Activa)
Bloody ages compared to my others but that's normal. up to about 45s is about right it seems using mine as a benchmark.

Have a good book in the car to keep you occupied whilst you wait :lol:

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CitroJim wrote:
XantiaMan583 wrote: How long does it take for your stop light to go out ? (Activa)
Bloody ages compared to my others but that's normal. up to about 45s is about right it seems using mine as a benchmark.

Have a good book in the car to keep you occupied whilst you wait :lol:
Exactly the same as mine!

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After sitting for about 4 hours, Juliet took exactly 30 seconds for the light to go out, and another minute to get up to height.

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Again, same as mine, 45 seconds is an overnight figure, another 30 seconds to go to ride height though.

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Mine is similar. I start the car, unlock and open the gate (stop light will then go out within a few seconds of me getting in) then wait for the rearview mirror of the ZX to disappear behind the spoiler as the back rises. Then it's time to go!

Mine always seemed to sit very high at the front when parked (and slightly low at the back). Now it seems to sink quite a lot at the front as well.... :?

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Sl4yer wrote: Mine always seemed to sit very high at the front when parked (and slightly low at the back). Now it seems to sink quite a lot at the front as well.... :?
That's about par for the course James. You can never quite predict quite how an Activa will behave from one day to the next. Mine sinks at the front quite noticeably and I've come to the conclusion the rams fight the antisink to a degree and win usually...

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Nice car that, saw it at the Citroen National rally, not a big fan of aftermarket wheels but shes looks good! 8)

Im the weirdo with the hearing aid beige BXbtw, but I do have a Xantia SX aswell which Ive driven from new off and on which needs an MOT and using as ive done 500 miles in 4 years :roll:

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Hopefully today i should finish the hydroflush as i didnt bleed the nipples due to getting rained off!

Ill also have to take some pictures of my bodged ermm fixed under tray, and i now have oil to top up the gearbox!

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Did they all have undertrays as I know mine hasnt?

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Post by KP »

yeah im pretty sure all Xantias did as it helped the aerodynamics :)

Pity they werent made of alloy as they wouldn't have all fallen off by now :(