It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Tell us your ongoing tales and experiences with your French car here. Post pictures of your car here as well.

Moderators: RichardW, myglaren

Gibbo2286
Donor 2020
Posts: 5525
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 1259

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by Gibbo2286 »

Trainman wrote:following on from Gibbo's point yesterday, the pointer is here:

IMG_0181.JPG

which does lead me to believe the pointer is out, now for the strip down..............
I'd leave it alone, they're a devil of a job to get right and pretty delicate, you could finish up in worse bother.
Trainman
Donor 2018
Posts: 2583
Joined: 21 Aug 2009, 11:58
x 12

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by Trainman »

done, but how right it is, only a road test will tell.......... on a side note, I thought I had a couple of bulbs out in the dash, turns out they're LED's :shock:
IMG_0183.JPG
IMG_0184.JPG
Just taken it for a run, at 60mph on the speedo, the app show 58mph so I'll leave it at that.
Gibbo2286
Donor 2020
Posts: 5525
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 1259

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by Gibbo2286 »

Nice work, as I said they can be tricky to get right, shame about the leds but I'm sure you could pop them out and solder in some replacements. :-D
Trainman
Donor 2018
Posts: 2583
Joined: 21 Aug 2009, 11:58
x 12

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by Trainman »

I did think about changing the LED's but then again, I'm not sure they're not working, I expected more lights on the dash, like the C6 and they just aren't there.

Plus I'm only planning on keeping this for 12 months.......
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 20426
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 1719

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by myglaren »

Can you compare with your dad's C5 Steve? Should be the same.
Trainman
Donor 2018
Posts: 2583
Joined: 21 Aug 2009, 11:58
x 12

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by Trainman »

Just done that Steve, it's about the same, so I'm leaving it alone now.
Last edited by Trainman on 25 Mar 2017, 14:35, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 43889
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1784

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by CitroJim »

Good work Steve :D Fingers crossed all will now be perfect...
Trainman
Donor 2018
Posts: 2583
Joined: 21 Aug 2009, 11:58
x 12

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by Trainman »

Next few jobs require a trip to ebay for bits but that can wait until later........
User avatar
Mandrake
Posts: 8438
Joined: 10 Apr 2005, 17:23
x 422

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by Mandrake »

The unanswered question of course, is how did the needle end up so far out of position ?
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 43889
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 1784

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by CitroJim »

Mandrake wrote:The unanswered question of course, is how did the needle end up so far out of position ?
Knowing how the needle is keyed onto the stepper motor shaft may offer a clue...

My money is on the stepper motor having been changed at some point in the past and no care was taken to ensure the needle was correctly placed...
Trainman
Donor 2018
Posts: 2583
Joined: 21 Aug 2009, 11:58
x 12

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by Trainman »

I did contemplate swapping the stepper motors over, but decided against it. I did wonder if they had been swapped over before.......
Gibbo2286
Donor 2020
Posts: 5525
Joined: 08 Jun 2011, 18:04
x 1259

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by Gibbo2286 »

CitroJim wrote:
Mandrake wrote:The unanswered question of course, is how did the needle end up so far out of position ?
Knowing how the needle is keyed onto the stepper motor shaft may offer a clue...

My money is on the stepper motor having been changed at some point in the past and no care was taken to ensure the needle was correctly placed...
IIRc it's just pushed on to a taper so no key.
elma
Posts: 3745
Joined: 13 May 2007, 02:17
x 213

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by elma »

That would make sense as it would park without obscuring the lcd display.
Trainman
Donor 2018
Posts: 2583
Joined: 21 Aug 2009, 11:58
x 12

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by Trainman »

Managed to get Lexia on the car today, (Dozy hole, here forgot I'd installed version 5.02 to an old XP laptop I had in the loft)

I've got 3 faults, so I'll have a look at these over the next couple of days:
IMG_0198.JPG
IMG_0192.JPG
IMG_0194.JPG
IMG_0196.JPG
For a 15 year old car, I'll settle for these.........
Hell Razor5543
Donor 2021
Posts: 11996
Joined: 01 Apr 2012, 09:47
x 1506

Re: It's been a while (C5 Adventure)

Post by Hell Razor5543 »

Steve, I believe that those may be 'phantom' faults. I wish I could remember who (on this forum) mentioned them, but I did, quite some time back, find I had those same three faults on my C5, and the codes matched the Citroen C5 phantom faults.