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sonoramicommando
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Re: a new acquisition

Post by sonoramicommando »

Fiddled with the instrument panel and it does work when idling at rest. Maybe I'll go for a drive tomorrow and see what happens. Speedo cable, it feels like clicked in (tried it with the instrument panel out for comparison) - hopefully it'll work, fingers crossed.
Oh by the way the boot open light switch is a bit rubbish, isn't it? :(
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Stonehopper
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Re: a new acquisition

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Most likely a disturbed poor connection on the electrics. And if the boot light switch is anything like mine - rubbish. It's a gravity actuated little cylinder attached to the boot lid which tips as the lid is lifted, causing a weight within to slide to one end thereby making a bridge across two contacts. Replaced with new and still rubbish.
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Re: a new acquisition

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Update: test drive was mostly successful. Speedo cable is properly hooked up and operational but electrics still dropped out a few times, although only momentarily. The only give away was the digital clock resetting itself to 10:00. I think it happened 3-4 times in 15km journey. The worst part of it is losing hazard light, surely it has to be on a separate circuit...
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Re: a new acquisition

Post by Gsbx1220 »

I had similar with mine. No indicators or instruments. After some investigation, I found it was the ignition switch. A bit of a pig to change, but one changed all was well.
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Gsbx1220 wrote:I had similar with mine. No indicators or instruments. After some investigation, I found it was the ignition switch. A bit of a pig to change, but one changed all was well.
Thanks - I did look at the ignition switch for a different reason (offset from the key hole) and it looked a bit awkward. I hope I won't have to change it, fingers crossed...

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2006 C6 Exclusive 2.7HDi
1982 GSA Pallas
A couple of bikes
A boyracer car ;)