Can you guess what I am up to today?

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Can anyone guess the correlation between a non-functioning Oregon Scientific Weather Station and a non-functioning Xantia temperature display?

I seem to recall Oregon Scientific switched off their UK weather server some years ago and this turned the weather station into an effective brick.

Having searched the internet, I can no longer find any reference to them switching the servers off but their weather stations are no longer available for purchase so…
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You're using it as time source to set the vehicle clock?
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Paul-R wrote: 15 Apr 2023, 16:26 You're using it as time source to set the vehicle clock?
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No Paul. I was going to see if the Thermistor in it was suitable for use in the wing mirror.

Thereby followed a private conversation with another member.

I am sure I saw somewhere that it is an NTC resistor with 6K value. Maybe from a fiche?

This thermistor appears to be 10k as at the temperature in my kitchen (<18 Celsius) it was registered about 11750 Ohms
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I'm intrigued to know if this worked Roger, following our chat earlier :)
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I wonder if the C5 wing mirror thermistor could be a suitable substitute?
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Jay-Bruce wrote: 15 Apr 2023, 17:43 I wonder if the C5 wing mirror thermistor could be a suitable substitute?
Why? Do you have one kicking around spare?

Dare I say they probably didn’t redesign the wheel.

After reading one thread, I stripped the mirror down and couldn’t find the wiring for the thermistor as the thread described it as being behind the motor…

It wasn’t. Would have taken me less than a minute to remove if I’d have realised where it actually is.
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CitroJim wrote: 15 Apr 2023, 17:42 I'm intrigued to know if this worked Roger, following our chat earlier :)
Only just found it Jim but its shape doesn’t really lend itself to doing what I was going to do.

Besides, the damned clock lost its time again after holding it for just over a day.

I am beginning to think it’s more to do with the solder on the clock PCB despite not visibly being able to see any cracked joints.

I went over the six connector pins last night so that didn’t work. Probably should have desildered the connector fully, cleaned up and re-soldered.
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I've got two C5 wing mirror thermistors knocking about, but I don't know where I've put either of them :rofl2:

But at three quid on amazon...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pithsdp-Temper ... 140&sr=8-1
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Jay-Bruce wrote: 15 Apr 2023, 19:21 I've got two C5 wing mirror thermistors knocking about, but I don't know where I've put either of them :rofl2:

But at three quid on amazon...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pithsdp-Temper ... 140&sr=8-1
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Rhothgar wrote: 15 Apr 2023, 20:57
Jay-Bruce wrote: 15 Apr 2023, 19:21 I've got two C5 wing mirror thermistors knocking about, but I don't know where I've put either of them :rofl2:

But at three quid on amazon...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pithsdp-Temper ... 140&sr=8-1
Worryingly, you’re beginning to sound like me. Sylv always says to me, “If I had a pound for every time you say, ‘I’ve got one somewhere!’ I’d be a millionaire!”

Those pesky Chinese. 4th May delivery…
That is my usual litany Roger. And usually true but only confirmed when I have given up and bought a new one (or more likely a batch of a dozen)
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It's bad enough when I lose parts, but a couple of months ago my mate had his missus's DS3 on my two poster doing back brakes, I opened the brake drawer of my roll cabs, and couldn't see a piston wind back tool so declared I didn't have one, after an hour of faffing around we had to phone his dad to borrow his wind back tool. Once the car was together, dinner was in the [metaphorical] dog, and I was in the doghouse, so I cracked a beer and hid from the duchess by going on the computer. Checks my email for "ebay wind back" I bought a 21 piece kit in 2019. :rofl2: Next time I was back at the workshop, in the middle roll cab, in the brake drawer, there it was, shiny red box. ](*,) In my defense, I was looking for the actual tool, not a plastic box, but still embarrassing :oops: