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jamescarruthers last won the day on May 24 2021

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  1. You are right in that they are perfectly adequate when all is good. You must be lucky with your replacement set with good bulbs, no voltage drops (more of a problem on early cars) and decent reflectors. Actually , in XM world, you are probably pretty lucky in most respects!
  2. Cool. Send me a PM of where you’d like it sent. It take until next week or at the end of the month.
  3. I have a driver’s side mirror (in the wrong colour) and which only adjusts in one direction. Would you like it to try to make one good mirror out of two? I’m thinking to replace the black plastic body in your picture that is damaged. I was going to bin it.
  4. “Previous owner: a convent of nuns” trumps the fuck out of “one lady owner”! Sadly, no one at all will believe you if you were to write it in it’s for sale advert.
  5. Legend. Love to see an old car on a proper trip!
  6. Would something like 3M’s 1300L, a contact adhesive, but a rubber one, be any good or I’ve you already tried this?
  7. Ringtons, nice! I still buy their tea by mail order and have it sent down south!
  8. I can’t think of another way of doing this with one pump so bear with me while I talk about a completely different car! On the C5, one motor does front and rears with a pump that turns either direction depending on the polarity of the voltage applied. Inside there is a shuttle valve which controls the direction of flow depending on which way the pump is told to spin. The internal valve can get sticky and do exactly what you say— put the fluid on the wrong screen. I think it is repairable but not worth it and better to get a new pump if they are as cheap as the Citroen.
  9. If you are lucky, the recruiter got binned and maybe someone else can help you at the recruitment agency? They are all snakes but some of the longer term ones have at least learnt to be human— the children they often employ who try to sound like they know anything about the actual job are uncaring and often fired pretty quickly anyway. It would be nice to get some “closure”!
  10. The XM should switch to hard mode at the front to prevent this but his is a bit off-spec at the moment thats all. I imagine it’s wonderful until a corner or a brake pedal is reached! @maxxo, I know you like a bit of an electronic fiddle so have a look on Club XM about adding LEDs so that you can monitor whether the suspension ECU is in hard or soft mode. Even if it can’t physically do it due to the odd sphere combination, you can see if it is at least trying. Also, you can easily add diodes to the suspension ECU to fix a fairly frequent failure point on these. You can add generic stuff but also worth reading about the E-crofting kit which I think is the same sort of idea but just commercialised for sale. Anything you read about WHM (Wolsey House Motors) and their fix for failed XM suspension is best avoided. AFAIK, they just make a big pointy BX out of the XM, a bit like your CX sphere arrangement.
  11. There is something related to the door open and hard/soft mode. If you are on CX spheres, they will just be on the corners and the corner spheres may be completely flat— so switching modes makes it go a bit mad. The CX spheres are probably covering up flat centres at the very least. Or you could have an electro valve problem that the CX spheres are an attempt to mask (BTW don’t probe those with power as they operate on something like PWM, and 12V will destroy them. There is some sort of diode fix for this if that is the case, I believe. Hopefully just a new set of correct spheres (centre and corner) and it will all be okay. I recommend Pleiades if you fancy a trip down the A1.
  12. They are just very basic resistors, different to moderns so unlikely to be broken. However, I understand the urge to get tunes going ASAP!
  13. But the steering wheel buttons are for absolute winners!
  14. There is a black and a grey Clarion. It is the earlier grey one that can definitely be decoded by the diodes. I see from your picture that you have the black one. Maybe I’m wrong as it seems that you can maybe decode the black one according to this: http://www.club-xm.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9416&p=113653&hilit=Clarion#p113653 Here is the service manual for it anyway: http://www.club-xm.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=7646&hilit=radio
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