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by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Project Cars
Topic: 1995 216SLI - impulse purchase!
Replies: 12
Views: 170

Re: 1995 216SLI - impulse purchase!

Getting into the car after the battery went flat was challenging, to say the least. It involved using the key to open the boot, unscrewing one of the rear speakers and then poking a modified broom handle through the speaker hole so that i could 'hook' one of the rear door lock buttons upwards! :lau...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Water into drivers footwell...how?
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Water into drivers footwell...how?

It's a de-bonded windscreen 99.999% of the time. Believe it or not (99.999% of people don't want to believe it). I've said it bluntly as people go to all sorts of lengths to get to the bottom of an apparent sunroof leak, drain blockage, etc. Aside from the 0.001% of cases where the undertray has rus...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R950 not recognising CD changer
Replies: 19
Views: 266

Re: R950 not recognising CD changer

Bringing the changer in for 24 hours to warm up has done precisely nothing, still the same result. I haven’t had a chance to continuity check the cable, I don’t expect to find anything wrong to be honest but I’ll do it all the same. I’m not going to open up either unit as I don’t want to jeopardise...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rev counter pointer
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Rev counter pointer

You'll probably break the clear acrylic screen on the front, which needs to be removed to get access to the dials. It's a very tricky process to disassemble a binnacle for obvious reasons (clocking, etc.). I'd advise possibly hunting down a spare first so you're covered... I managed to successfully...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Rev counter pointer
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Rev counter pointer

You'll probably break the clear acrylic screen on the front, which needs to be removed to get access to the dials. It's a very tricky process to disassemble a binnacle for obvious reasons (clocking, etc.).

I'd advise possibly hunting down a spare first so you're covered...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Cleaning gearbox casing
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Cleaning gearbox casing

It is aluminium oxide, and I only got that after I used a small brass brush to help clean the surface. The actual finish my gearbox had (just road grime and a bit oily) had obviously been stopping that happening before. I noticed it most after the initial clean and then storing the car over winter -...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R950 not recognising CD changer
Replies: 19
Views: 266

Re: R950 not recognising CD changer

Can you measure continuity on the cable wires one by one with multimeter? To me seems like R950 does not "sense" there is CD changer attached at all. Because of that I am assuming you might hve problem of cable, but it could also be a problem of corroded contacts on the connectors (on borh sides). ...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R950 not recognising CD changer
Replies: 19
Views: 266

Re: R950 not recognising CD changer

Could the 'Mode' button switch be faulty? Good point. The mode switch should switch between radio and tape regardless of whether the CD changer is working or not, so this is a test method. If you're listening to a tape, press "mode" to get it into radio-listen mode (the display will show the curren...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R950 not recognising CD changer
Replies: 19
Views: 266

Re: R950 not recognising CD changer

I’ve not got a 12v supply indoors but the car is kept in a garage and I have a 12v battery conditioner, so I’ll leave the unit plugged in and switched on overnight to see if that achieves anything. Will report back in the morning! If I was to hazard a guess, I'd say it's interrogating the discs but...
by Johnny 216GSi
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R950 not recognising CD changer
Replies: 19
Views: 266

Re: R950 not recognising CD changer

So make sure your magazine has CDs in it that are the right way round - silver side down!!! The player unit should start interrogating the magazine - extracting each disc in turn and counting the number of tracks, then putting it back in the magazine and starting the next one until all 6 are done. N...
by Johnny 216GSi
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Original radio decoder?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Original radio decoder?

I've used this site before now: https://www.radio-code.co.uk/ You can type your serial number in first to see if they recognise it, then you'll get a price quote. Can't remember but I think it's a little over £10. Always worked for me. I assume you have a DC652, DC680, 681, 682 or R750, R850 or R950...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Remote fob was it an option?
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Remote fob was it an option?

I'm not sure the LED on the dash behaves any differently whether the car had fobs or not... Slow flash for armed, fast flash during arming, etc. - that's the same as on 93 model cars that had CDL but no fobs too... 94L is an interesting date. If you'd said 93L I'd have said no to fobs. Maybe that ex...
by Johnny 216GSi
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications
Topic: Sound upgrade for Streetwise plus a little body work
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Sound upgrade for Streetwise plus a little body work

Real wood surrounds... that's true hi-fi :laughing2 Now if you could only fashion the entire front NS and OS doors out of chipboard, add some acoustic wadding and replace the door cards with a hardboard frame covered in acoustically transparent cloth, you'd be a real audiophile... :laughing2 I expec...
by Johnny 216GSi
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Ebay
Topic: FS: eBay: Nordic Blue 216 GSi with optional alloys
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: FS: eBay: Nordic Blue 216 GSi with optional alloys

Tidy and not an auto :*laughs* Granite grey interior too... Finally, I know it does exist on a car other than mine :laughing2 They must have found the "1 remaining" set of interior trim in stores on the day that car was built and fitted it whilst waiting for the ash grey order to arrive from the su...
by Johnny 216GSi
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Honda 1.6 pauses at about 3000 revs
Replies: 10
Views: 289

Re: Honda 1.6 pauses at about 3000 revs

Just booked her in at Joe Lawley Garages Saturday 17th. If you're sure it's engine coking and nothing more fundamental... otherwise adding lotions and potions (or having someone else add them) is just snake oil. Although it does sound like you've tried replacing the fundamental things it could be a...