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#61 mixmasterlooney

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:10 PM

The last couple of weeks lots of looms floating about on ebay at a bargain price too. http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3cd410a5fb

 

Terry did you look under the liner between the interior light and the windscreen? it's a tricky loom to find and you'll kick yourself if it's actually there.

 

On another note, i did not get round to fitting the mirror today it was raining badly, i did manage to get some wiring in for my other mods though and identify all looms need for this mod is there thanks to george confirming that.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:46 PM

The last couple of weeks lots of looms floating about on ebay at a bargain price too. http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3cd410a5fb
 
Terry did you look under the liner between the interior light and the windscreen? it's a tricky loom to find and you'll kick yourself if it's actually there.

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I double checked the loom and found no connectors so i decided to remove it and fit the new loom i got from work. after a hour and a half all was fitted so now i have both of the connectors i need :)

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I also have a extra one but no idea what its for. it has 4 wires so anyone have any ideas :)

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Having new screen fitted at the end of the week so all should be go to go :)

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

Nice one! The end result will definitely look better with the proper windscreen.



#64 mixmasterlooney

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:06 PM

Very nice. that connector is for the intrusion alarm system. Put up some pics from the outside to show what the original screen looks like please mate, i want to tint or darken it some how to cover the sensor a tad bit



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:15 PM

Very nice. that connector is for the intrusion alarm system. Put up some pics from the outside to show what the original screen looks like please mate, i want to tint or darken it some how to cover the sensor a tad bit

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Intrusion alarm system do you have a pic of what the sensor looks like ??

Will take a pic of the screen for you no problem :)

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:15 PM

This is how the light with the alarm sensors looks.

 

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:53 PM

This is how the light with the alarm sensors looks.
 



Having a ST I already have that fitted but in black and the connector for that only has 3 wires

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:07 PM

Well had screen fitted Friday and fitted the mirror and sensor and all is working great :)

Does anyone know if you can adjust the light sensitivity as imo the auto lights do come on a bit prematurely

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 03:43 PM

On my factory fitted auto lights, there is no adjustment, but you can adjust the sensitivity of the auto wipers.

 

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:38 PM

It's possible the sensitivity changes when lights are on or off, just a theory. I get the idea from my satnav ford blaupunkt travelpilot fx, the screen brightness dims whenever headlights are turned on



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:10 PM

It's possible the sensitivity changes when lights are on or off, just a theory. I get the idea from my satnav ford blaupunkt travelpilot fx, the screen brightness dims whenever headlights are turned on

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I think your right as my satnav ford blaupunkt travelpilot NX does exactly the same :)

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:17 PM

Seems i've come to a stand still on this mod, with the help of Ben i was finally able to activate wipers and headlights, although they were separate and took several attempts i got it all to work, however my sensor seems to be missing something that it sits into? and it does not have any "jell" or sticky oily stuff over the sensor, it's causing the wipers to not wake up properly.

 

Even in auto mode wipers wont wake up unless i wiggle the sensor or flick the stalk about. The lights work perfectly fine though.

 

Any info on what the sensor should be held into? because mine is clearly missing something and wobbles about in the cover.

 

Cutting the mirror was okay but i'm not satisfied with it therefore my best bet is to glue it in with gorilla glue once i've got the sensor working 100%



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:22 PM

Do i need to something like this to place over the sensor?

 

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:26 PM

Yep the fitst one is what you need, but the price?

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 03:38 PM

Clive will this pad sort out the sensitivity issue? or is this just to stick it on? i got silicone and TBH i was planning on using clear silicone to stick the damn thing on anyways but i want to know before i do that if that will sort out the wipers not detecting the rain correctly



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