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2 minutes ago, SRi05 said:

Installed a dab head unit to the 406 there, all working fine except that it doesn't turn itself off when I pull the keys out the ignition? Have to turn it off manually. The adapter that came with it plugged straight into the existing wiring, how have I managed to fuck this up? 😂

Check the voltage at the pins, the permanent and switched lives may need swapping over, most adaptor looms allow you to do this.

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Having dinner in the restaurant of my hotel ( been coming here for twenty years). Chef has just had a blazing row with a new waitress, audible to all seven of us here. No idea what about, but loud! She is now visibly upset, think she may have been fired.

 

more fawlty towers than usual!

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Check the voltage at the pins, the permanent and switched lives may need swapping over, most adaptor looms allow you to do this.
That's exactly right, because PSA.

My MK1 C5 and an Xantia are the very same.

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14 minutes ago, Jazoli said:

Check the voltage at the pins, the permanent and switched lives may need swapping over, most adaptor looms allow you to do this.

I'll have a look in daylight tomorrow. Funnily enough it'll switch itself on when I turn the ignition 

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2 hours ago, richardmorris said:

Having dinner in the restaurant of my hotel ( been coming here for twenty years). Chef has just had a blazing row with a new waitress, audible to all seven of us here. No idea what about, but loud! She is now visibly upset, think she may have been fired.

 

more fawlty towers than usual!

Better than going to the theatre?

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Anyone know Warwick well enough to know of anywhere I can park my car on a Tuesday evening, and return at about midnight and it not be set on fire? 

Got a concert with my dad in Birmingham on the 22nd... Meeting halfway, need somewhere to dump my car! 

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39 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

Anyone know Warwick well enough to know of anywhere I can park my car on a Tuesday evening, and return at about midnight and it not be set on fire? 

Got a concert with my dad in Birmingham on the 22nd... Meeting halfway, need somewhere to dump my car! 

Not Warwick but you can put it on my drive in Coventry for the evening

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2 minutes ago, dean36014 said:

Not Warwick but you can put it on my drive in Coventry for the evening

Looks like it'll work, thanks! Passed it onto the old boy, will let you know! 

You won't chop my current zx up for spares like you did with the old one will you? 

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Just now, beko1987 said:

Looks like it'll work, thanks! Passed it onto the old boy, will let you know! 

You won't chop my current zx up for spares like you did with the old one will you? 

If it's there in the morning and I can't park on my drive it's a possibility 😂😂

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Oh dear, tax time.

As you can clearly see, tax runs out on the 31st October. This wouldn't normally be news apart from that its the first time in my ownership I gave it a full 6 months tax and it's spent most of the time awaiting niggly repairs on the fuel system, brakes etc... 

Do I SORN it over winter again (it has a leaky sun roof) or do I  tax and use it as much as possible? I'm tempted by the latter. 

 

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4 hours ago, SRi05 said:

Installed a dab head unit to the 406 there, all working fine except that it doesn't turn itself off when I pull the keys out the ignition? Have to turn it off manually. The adapter that came with it plugged straight into the existing wiring, how have I managed to fuck this up? 😂

I fitted a newer stereo, had a similar thing happen, I read the book and it seems to have a feature of leaving the stereo on for an adjustable amount of time once the ignition is off, worth checking the features of the stereo first 🤔

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7 hours ago, Tim_E said:

Oh dear, tax time.

As you can clearly see, tax runs out on the 31st October. This wouldn't normally be news apart from that its the first time in my ownership I gave it a full 6 months tax and it's spent most of the time awaiting niggly repairs on the fuel system, brakes etc... 

Do I SORN it over winter again (it has a leaky sun roof) or do I  tax and use it as much as possible? I'm tempted by the latter. 

 

 

Just pay the tax monthly by DD then sorn it if you want to, it's only a couple of quid more expensive.

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7 hours ago, dean36014 said:

Not Warwick but you can put it on my drive in Coventry for the evening

 

7 hours ago, beko1987 said:

Looks like it'll work, thanks! Passed it onto the old boy, will let you know!  

You're sending the oul fella to Coventry!?

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7 hours ago, Tim_E said:

Oh dear, tax time.

As you can clearly see, tax runs out on the 31st October. This wouldn't normally be news apart from that its the first time in my ownership I gave it a full 6 months tax and it's spent most of the time awaiting niggly repairs on the fuel system, brakes etc... 

Do I SORN it over winter again (it has a leaky sun roof) or do I  tax and use it as much as possible? I'm tempted by the latter. 

You might want to consider hiding your address on a public forum...

However, interesting to know you are one of my most local Shiters, if not my most local Shiter! I live in Flintshire. 

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27 minutes ago, Jazoli said:

Just pay the tax monthly by DD then sorn it if you want to, it's only a couple of quid more expensive.

I don't really want to sorn it,

 

what I want to drive it around! I'm just a skinflint!

 

I think I've answered my own question!

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12 minutes ago, brownnova said:

You might want to consider hiding your address on a public forum...

However, interesting to know you are one of my most local Shiters, if not my most local Shiter! I live in Flintshire. 

Yes, I did think about that whole personal date thing after I had gone to bed, but then this is a small corner of the internet.

@brownnova Flintshire eh? If you are ever passing my way or want to have a little meet up then do let me know.

In fact isn't it Hubnut Social this weekend? @dollywobbler

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8 hours ago, Tim_E said:

Oh dear, tax time.

As you can clearly see, tax runs out on the 31st October. This wouldn't normally be news apart from that its the first time in my ownership I gave it a full 6 months tax and it's spent most of the time awaiting niggly repairs on the fuel system, brakes etc... 

Do I SORN it over winter again (it has a leaky sun roof) or do I  tax and use it as much as possible? I'm tempted by the latter. 

 

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Why is your tax renewal notice written in Elvish?

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1 hour ago, Tim_E said:

Yes, I did think about that whole personal date thing after I had gone to bed, but then this is a small corner of the internet.

@brownnova Flintshire eh? If you are ever passing my way or want to have a little meet up then do let me know.

In fact isn't it Hubnut Social this weekend? @dollywobbler

Look out for the Yellow & white 2CV pottering round North Wales, that’ll be me! 

ooh a 924!! I used to have one, favourite car I’ve ever owned. Regret selling it very much!! Really love another one! 

Yes Hubnut social in Aberystwyth this Saturday I believe. 

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15 hours ago, Jazoli said:

Check the voltage at the pins, the permanent and switched lives may need swapping over, most adaptor looms allow you to do this.

Did a switcheroo with the red and yellow wires this morning and it seems to have fixed the issue! I've managed to fit it without butchering the dash or my hands as is usually the case, I'm declaring victory 

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Quick, well nearly 2hr spin to Dudley this morning.

Off to Krown Rustproofing. Before the Jimny turns to a rusty puddle on the ground it's getting some grease underneath and everywhere.

Rob, is a friendly chap who makes a good cuppa tea.

We'll see how the day goes. Might do a video on it.

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