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Hi Guys
I felt really brave today and decided I would go and fix that radio problem
I have been having for months. I can play discs in it and they all decide to
play skipping. The radio decided to not play at all one day after going some
back roads months ago. I convinced myself that I knew what the problem was,
the aerial had come out of the back and all i had to do was reconnect it and
all would be well. I had a hard time getting the dash off from around the
radio, and when I did trying to bend it to get at the screws was fun. Well
after about an hour I thought that I had it solved, that was untill the
radio moved and then it went off as did all the electics on the dash not
once but loads of times. I tried to find out what was the problem but it was
not to be. I said shag it ill put it all back and have a look at it
tomorrow. I lost three screws down the back of the ash tray holder and now I
know it will rattle like mad. The dash is now loose and to top it all off,
what ever happened I decided to try the reverse spots I had fitted a few
months ago and low and behold a bright spark came from under the dash and no
reverse lights working. So now if I dont get the radio and the spots fixed
HELLO mr auto guy again. I am brillient I can mess up anything so if any one
wants lessons please ask.
JohnC
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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On 6/5/05, john byrne <[Email address removed]> wrote:
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John,
Don't worry. It's all part of a learning process. You have to start
somewhere. To remove the
dashboard, start from the bottom part over the driver's footwell
(disconnect the bonnet and fuel flap cables, manual accelerarator, two
screws + bottom bracket. Next bit - removing the centre section:
disconnect all switches near the ignition key lock (mark all
connectors to facilitate reassembly), then the heater control and all
other switches, remove the radio, remove the ashtray, undo two screws
behind the ashtray, one screw at the bottom over the centre console,
finally lower the steering column and prise out the dashboard, making
sure you don't break the narrow section above the steering column
shroud. Time required: 15-20 minutes. Fix whatever you intended to
fix. Reassemble the dashboard. Job done! Now you can have a cuppa tea
and take pride in your newly learned skill.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hey Roman
You never stop amazing me with all the info you know I know some of it may
be basic stuff to others but not to me. Could you not send me a hallogram of
yourself and every time I do something wrong your image could tell me to
cope on, not that way give it up, watch that screw, no the other way, come
on I havn't got all day you have been at this now for 10 hours whats wrong
etc etc etc. I thought the crack over the steering wheel was there for a
purpose, and as Bart Simpson would say[ what ever it was I didn't do it it
was already done].
While im here, with the GPS systems do you need to subscribe to a provider
to get information.
Do you need an aerial or antenna for tit to work.
Do all GPs systems have a speed camera sensor or is this a different item to
buy.
With an MP3 player how does it play music in the cruiser, does it have to be
attached to the speakers etc.
Aldi are selling a GPS unit here this week for 339 euro which has an MP3
player bulild in but not sure about an aerial or subscription service.
My thought is this, if I cant fix the radio problem and as it is the discs
keep skipping well if I bought the Aldi system I could store my music on the
MP3 player, so no more skipping.
Thanks again
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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Hi John,
No. GPS stands for Global Positioning Satellite system - basically there are a
stack of US military satellites around the world that can be used to
triangulate your position.
With a GPS you can pickup the signal from the satellites and pin point your
position to around 10 feet or so.
There is no subscription fee required, you just need the receiver.
It depends on the kit you purchase. Some has the antennae built in like a
mobile phone others require an antenna to be attached to the outside of your
vehicle.
No, you have to obtain the data providing the location of the speed cameras and
then load it onto the GPS - some will provide proximity warnings.
Yes. It really depends what MP3 kit you have and also what stereo you have.
You could just plumb something like an iPod into the Aux input.
Sounds good in theory! Have you tried a disk cleaner on your CD player - I had
a lot of problems with the factory player in my first 80 and giving the heads a
thorough clean solved the problem.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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On 6/6/05, john byrne <[Email address removed]> wrote:
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John,
I bet when you were a kid, you didn't open up your toys to see what's
inside, you just played with them! Right?
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That's correct, just make sure it is still there when the dashboard is
reassembled. Fixing it is a waste of time.
If it's one of the famous Chinese or Korean brand names, I'd put the
339 euro in the piggy bank and save a bit more for something vaguely
more reliable.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hey Roman
Your dead right I didn't take any of my toys apart and still would not take
my kids toys apart either, because they would kill me. Anyway I have a big
cruiser of a toy to play with now. I did as you said and while I was taking
the dash apart I could nearly hear your logical voice except it had an Irish
accent to it which kind of didn't fit. The dash did come apart in about
twenty minutes and the connectors are easy to see what goes where as they
are all different. When it was apart it was then easy to see the area I
wanted to see. I found four aeral wires from past areials that I presume had
been broken, when you think of it its a really stupid place to put the
aerial on the left side, very prone to getting hit by tree branches etc
while driving on narrow roads. There is still an issue with the wires for
the reverse spots but I only had one 15amp fuse so could not try again and
again. The radio works Ok but not great but better than none at all. So I
am to avoid the usual made in China or Korea GPS, I would have thought they
would all be made in those countries. Thanks also to Christopher for all the
info on the diffs ill try them out soon.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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On 6/6/05, john byrne <[Email address removed]> wrote:
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Me and Irish accent? How nice of you :)
See? I told you it can be done.
I hope you managed to put it back without breaking the plastic tags,
ripping off wires from connectors and losing screws ;-) In case you
didn't do it yet, start from the steering wheel side, then press in
the top and finally press in do the bottom end. Don't mix the switches
on the left side. (I think the centre diff switch and hazard switch
connectors will match the plastic moudings).
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Hard to advise without knowing what is supposed to be connected to
what, where the power is taken from, if it goes through a relay....
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Sure they are made there, only that Aldi sells only those made on a
Monday morning or a Friday afternoon.
Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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