Weekend jobs - 1998 216 Coupe

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Weekend jobs - 1998 216 Coupe

#1 Post by 27matt » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:09 pm

About time I got on with some work on the Coupe, so I headed out this morning to try and resolve a few issues.

There is a car hiding under all that frost!

ImageWP_20180106_10_45_11_Rich by Matthew Leigh, on Flickr

The heater blower only works intermittently - I'm guessing the blower fan is knackered, but wanted to check the resistors first.

Glovebox out to get to the resistor

ImageWP_20180106_10_55_36_Rich by Matthew Leigh, on Flickr

Two screws to release it, nothing wrong here :(

ImageWP_20180106_10_59_20_Rich by Matthew Leigh, on Flickr

Onto the next issue, passenger side central locking has stopped working. Door card comes off quite easily - I need something to replace the yellow sealant around the door liner, its gone rock solid

ImageWP_20180106_11_26_12_Rich by Matthew Leigh, on Flickr

That allowed me to get a circuit tester into the wiring loom, everything seems to be fine with a pulse when locked or unlocked. I'll have to search for a replacement. Not sure which part number is the correct one, Rimmers list a part number for a coupe actuator for models with an alarm but it has a 4 way plug, mine only has a 2 way....I definitely have an alarm though so I'm slightly confused.
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Re: Weekend jobs - 1998 216 Coupe

#2 Post by crepello » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:25 pm

If it's not a huge job to get the actuator out, it might have a part number on it.

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#3 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:31 am

You must have perished out there doing that in the cold. :bored
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#4 Post by 1234dist » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:49 am

remember the unit rules, if you're cold, work harder :whip
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Re: Weekend jobs - 1998 216 Coupe

#5 Post by 27matt » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:06 am

I also changed the headlamps on my 75, the lamp unit had separated from the housing and needing popping back on the ball/socket - I did have to go inside to do that, couldn't feel my fingers!

I went back to the Coupe later on to try and remove the actuator, I'm not sure if it was the cold or the fact it was getting dark but I couldn't get it out. I couldn't remeber how to release the lever from the latch to the handle...any tips?
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Re: Weekend jobs - 1998 216 Coupe

#6 Post by ROVER-25X » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:46 pm

1234dist wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:49 am
remember the unit rules, if you're cold, work harder :whip

If your cold, put kettle on and fire up the BBQ *laughs*. :laughing2
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