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Re: vin 814

Postby andyd » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:23 pm

I see from Eds site that there is no separate harness for the side markers...

Bet mine has been butchered, necessitating the taps into the running lights...
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Re: vin 814

Postby andyd » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:21 am

Right, I see whats been done, and think I know why.

US lights, so no white sidelight. Side markers have been modified to flash, from a feed off the front indicator. The passenger side marker's feed then bridged into the red and blue feed running between the two main beams.

Thus a white "sidelight" (actually just main beam :lol: ) in position 1. Which gets marginally brighter at position 2, from which the hi beam is switched.

Ok, I see a fix :thumbsup:

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Re: vin 814

Postby Delta Delorean » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:27 pm

andyd wrote:Hi guys

Thanks for input. At the risk of appearing *really* stupid, I was referring (mild vs stainless) to the large car-width bracket to which the "bucket holders" attach.

ie.

Lamp > bucket > "bucket holder" > panel in question.

You can see it in stainless behind my rusty bucket holders in the pic above. I am presuming this is not stainless from Dunmurry. (Tho not imortant really, other than the accuracy of where the mounting holes are drilled)

I would like to see if there is any wiggle-room in where I mount the bucket holders to give a bit more access to the adjustment and mounting screws.

I dont want to remove the fascia (and the bonnet, by necessity) to adjust the beam. So I may play a hairdryer over the very edges to soften them to get screwdriver access.

Check here -->

https://www.flickr.com/photos/researchp ... 362615561/

It is super tight for access ie. None! (And rusty buckets be GONE!!)

I am in the process of mutilating the buckets to get the Hella H4s to fit, with the rubber boot over the back to keep the water out...

Cheers

Good job on cutting the bucket for the hella unit.
Did the same thing last year on my D. I used a angle grinder and the end result was not so good as yours.
Do you use the hella units with the small bulb beside the big one? I had to drill a extra hole in the bucket to feed wire true for the small bulb. Need to have them in Holland for the law. We call them "city lights ".
I also made flashlight out of the front orange running lights, feeding them from the front bumper flashers.
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Re: vin 814

Postby andyd » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:06 pm

City lights = sidelights on the uk (confusing, as they are actually on the front!).

But yes, the same small white bulb is necessary here. The club has a small flush-fitting sidelight bulb holder, which means I shouldn't have to drill the buckets for this...

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Re: vin 814

Postby andyd » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:37 pm

So I still had to drill 1 bucket, cos I forgot that sidelights need wires! :doh:

And then this morning, woke up early to lie in the snow, for the hateful task of changing the washer pump.

Took it for an MOT, adjusted the beams, and got a year's ticket. Didnt even test the fucking washer! :thumbsup: and blinked during the handbrake test :lol: :thumbsup:

Now, why no heater blower....

Funny how that shit never brakes unless you need it. :twisted:

Back To The Snow!

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Re: vin 814

Postby andyd » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:39 pm

Delta Delorean wrote:Do you use the hella units with the small bulb beside the big one? I had to drill a extra hole in the bucket to feed wire true for the small bulb.


:lol: I am a buffoon!
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Re: vin 814

Postby MikeWard » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:21 pm

No extra drilling required if you bought these http://www.deloreanclub.uk/side-light-bulb-holder.html
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Re: vin 814

Postby andyd » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:12 pm

For wire run, connector position, and the fact that the headlight assembly has to go in/ be taken out made it easier to just drill a hole on the drivers side bucket.

The lamp holder also benefits from an o ring or 2mm cable tie when used with the Hellas to keep the holder snug in the back of the bowl.

LED sidelights are good tho! :thumbsup:

Mildly concerning melted fuse in high beam circuit. Seem to remember this before... Fuse may have been loose tho, but will keep an eye on that. If the same happens i'll have to investigate if it points to the circuit...

(And the blower failure? Yep wiggly fusebox. :| it is time )

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Re: vin 814

Postby andyd » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:24 am

For my own info, oil and filter at 82,200.
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