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lee charles
hi. i have the 4 door escort gti, and every now and again the interior lights dont come on when i turn them on, after a couple of atempts is comes on, can anybody now how i can sort it please, thanks.
vinnyvangough
You may need to clean the "door open switch". You'll see it in the door shut. This pushes in when the door is closed and when the door opens, causes the interior lights to come on
lee charles
[quote name='vinnyvangough' date='16 February 2010 - 10:06 AM' timestamp='1266314178' post='65248']
You may need to clean the "door open switch". You'll see it in the door shut. This pushes in when the door is closed and when the door opens, causes the interior lights to come on
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thanks mate, but i mean all the lights ie.. dash lights, ash tray and clove box mate.
vinnyvangough
Aaaah,

Thats even easier then

You stalks are fubar'd. You need to find replacement stalks. Not to worry they are cheap on eBay and a 2 second job to do. Just mind the horn when it blasts lol
lee charles
[quote name='vinnyvangough' date='17 February 2010 - 01:15 AM' timestamp='1266368714' post='65388']
Aaaah,

Thats even easier then

You stalks are fubar'd. You need to find replacement stalks. Not to worry they are cheap on eBay and a 2 second job to do. Just mind the horn when it blasts lol
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thanks mate, i,ll look into it a.s.a.p,
lee charles
[quote name='lee charles' date='17 February 2010 - 11:43 AM' timestamp='1266406404' post='65402']
thanks mate, i,ll look into it a.s.a.p,
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i put on some new stalks, worked a treat mate, nice one.
vinnyvangough
No problem.

Did you jump when the horn went off lol?
lee charles
[quote name='vinnyvangough' date='23 February 2010 - 01:52 PM' timestamp='1266932555' post='66605']
No problem.

Did you jump when the horn went off lol?
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well even know i was exspecting it, yeah mate, but regretfully some one revearsed into me on weds, so the front end has been crushed in mate, im just awaiting the verdict of the insurance garage, all the time and effert ya put in and that happens, gutted.. its worth more to me as a car than the cash i,ll get back.
vinnyvangough
Argh no way. How much damage has been done?
lee charles
[quote name='vinnyvangough' date='27 February 2010 - 11:26 PM' timestamp='1267312618' post='67733']
Argh no way. How much damage has been done?
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im awaiting the verdict from the insurance garage. but on sight it was front bumber, bonnet, and both front wings, and its pushed me headlights rite back in to the engine,
vinnyvangough
Sounds like a definate write-off unfortunatelly buddy
lee charles
[quote name='vinnyvangough' date='28 February 2010 - 11:14 PM' timestamp='1267398294' post='68021']
Sounds like a definate write-off unfortunatelly buddy
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i know mate, still awaiting the verdict, i,ll probebly wont get hardly anything back, even no it was in great condition and low milage,
NukeProof
Insurance companies will write anything off these days - the mrs had a mazda 3 that got wrot off by me doing 20mph comming to a stop and hitting a know in a clapped out filthy french 305 with no breaklights or reversing lights (cos he was going backawards aparantly) and im to f ing blame but the car only needed a bumper bonnet heatlights and a radiator they thought i would cost more than 5K could have done it myself for 300 notes


if it is a write off ask how much it will cost to get sorted and how much there offer is - if you think you can get the work done yourself cheaper id go for that except of course the the CAT C (the dreaded hit list for cars)!
stef123
[quote name='NukeProof' date='08 March 2010 - 05:52 PM' timestamp='1268070165' post='69622']
Insurance companies will write anything off these days - the mrs had a mazda 3 that got wrot off by me doing 20mph comming to a stop and hitting a know in a clapped out filthy french 305 with no breaklights or reversing lights (cos he was going backawards aparantly) and im to f ing blame but the car only needed a bumper bonnet heatlights and a radiator they thought i would cost more than 5K could have done it myself for 300 notes


if it is a write off ask how much it will cost to get sorted and how much there offer is - if you think you can get the work done yourself cheaper id go for that except of course the the CAT C (the dreaded hit list for cars)!
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its a shame when the insurance companies want to right off good cars. presumably because the cost of repair is based on all genuine parts?

the other annoying thing, reverse lights are not mot testable so in other words you dont need to have them...but you need number plate lights. i think i know whats more important
Gazjs
[quote name='stef123' date='08 March 2010 - 08:20 PM' timestamp='1268079036' post='69675']
its a shame when the insurance companies want to right off good cars. presumably because the cost of repair is based on all genuine parts?

the other annoying thing, reverse lights are not mot testable so in other words you dont need to have them...but you need number plate lights. i think i know whats more important
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That one is very strange :blink:
NukeProof
you telling me - well i guess good tings come out of bad situations hence me getting my escort :D
vinnyvangough
What you gotta remember is number plate lights illuminate the number plate, which can be used to generate money for the government if you are spotted doing something wrong.
Reverse lights are for human safety.

Now which of these is more important to the government?

A - Everybodys safety

B - Making a quick 60 or so

I know what the answer is, and i think you all do too
lee charles
[quote name='Gazjs' date='08 March 2010 - 11:30 PM' timestamp='1268090414' post='69809']
That one is very strange :blink:
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i got my responce from the garage and its gonna cost $1100 to repair, and the better news is there gonna repair it,so they must of valued it higher than that to ok the repair. that was last week, so i went to collect it yestaday and the bonnet doesnt sit down properly, so ive had to leave it again,and the drivers side alloy has been very badly scratched, i wasnt very happy, they tried to deny the damage, but i have photos of me car before the garage collected it, but i must admitt the repair looks great, cant wait to get it back. the 17th they recone.
Gazjs
Glad everything is getting sorted :)


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