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by itcaptainslow
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: How do you remove the gear knob on a 45/ZS
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: How do you remove the gear knob on a 45/ZS

Don’t look at it when you pull. You’ll punch yourself in the face when it releases.

Ask me how I know.
by itcaptainslow
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R950 not recognising CD changer
Replies: 19
Views: 266

Re: R950 not recognising CD changer

That could work Kevin; whereabouts in Cambs are you?
by itcaptainslow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R950 not recognising CD changer
Replies: 19
Views: 266

Re: R950 not recognising CD changer

As a further note, I’ve proven the MODE button works with a borrowed cassette. Just the continuity test on the cable to do now.
by itcaptainslow
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:52 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 itcaptainslow
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R950 not recognising CD changer
Replies: 19
Views: 266

Re: R950 not recognising CD changer

I’ve pressed the MODE button, pressed it again, double clicked it, pressed and held it, tried pressing it in different places-all manner of combinations! Leaving the set on overnight hasn’t worked, so the changer is currently in my boiler cupboard warming up. If that doesn’t work I might have to adm...
by itcaptainslow
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:00 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? I did think of this as a possibility-although all the other buttons on the unit work OK, and the MODE button exhibits the same positive “click” as the others. Unfortunately I’ve not got any cassettes whatsoever to try Johnny’s suggestion for testing! If my ...
by itcaptainslow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Cleaning gearbox casing
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Cleaning gearbox casing

Yup, sounds like aluminium oxide. Something familiar to Lotus owners! :laughing2

Bizarrely I’ve found Autoglym Engine & Machine cleaner together with a brush or sponge very effective at removing it.
by itcaptainslow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R950 not recognising CD changer
Replies: 19
Views: 266

Re: R950 not recognising CD changer

Are you sure that cable connecting R950 and CD changer is sound in all wires? It may be that controls wire/s might be damaged. Or CD changer have problems. What model/vendor of CD changer you put together with R950? It’s a Philips DC082, from what I understand it’s the only changer compatible with ...
by itcaptainslow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: R950 not recognising CD changer
Replies: 19
Views: 266

R950 not recognising CD changer

Managed to get hold of a R950 and CD changer for my R8-I’ve fitted it all and the head unit powers up and operates as expected, but doesn’t seem to recognise the CD changer. There’s power to the changer as it will eject and load the magazine fine, but when the “MODE” button is pressed (and held, and...
by itcaptainslow
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Sticker reproduction
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Sticker reproduction

Morning,

I’m currently having my 75 resprayed and need to have some stickers on the slam panel reproduced. Can anyone recommend someone to do so?

I’ve got good pictures and measurements of the stickers.
by itcaptainslow
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Paintless Dent Repairs (PDR) Excellent result!
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Paintless Dent Repairs (PDR) Excellent result!

That’s impressive-it’s not an easy dent to get out that either on location or size.

Definitely a skill and art!
by itcaptainslow
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Announcements and Information
Topic: "The Real R3 Story" booklet to be launched on October 17th
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: "The Real R3 Story" booklet to be launched on October 17th

Awesome! I just need to find a mint Vi to match. :D :laughing2
by itcaptainslow
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Everyone
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: Hi Everyone

That’s a rather nicely specified car :cool
by itcaptainslow
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214 sei fuel pump
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: 214 sei fuel pump

A search of the part number brings up this little lot.

https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/oenumber/wfx10027.html
by itcaptainslow
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 214 sei fuel pump
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: 214 sei fuel pump

Part number is WFX10027, Rimmers list two pattern parts in stock with the price on request.