Mk1 BX 19RD Estate RHD! A new home

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Post by toddao » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:25 pm

D'Wobbler wrote
So, was that the date it left the Citroën factory as a saloon or the date that Heuliez completed the build?
I think they were totally assembled by Heuliez using some of the parts from the saloon shipped in. That's what the info and pics of the factory that I've seen seem to indicate.
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Post by Dollywobbler » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:35 pm

You seem to be right, as your original thread suggests! Great images.
http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic ... ht=heuliez

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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:15 pm

I don't have an owner's handbook for the BX (must track one down) so I'll have to ask - what does this red button do?
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Post by frog » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:05 pm

What ever you do, don't touch the red button..
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:15 pm

He's right. Leave it alone

Clue:

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Post by Way2go » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:25 pm

There's no safety cover over that red button unlike his gearknob. :shock: :wink:
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Post by toddao » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:37 pm

Good answers!

Is it actually a switch or a coloured light? The left hand drive ones don't have it but it's all nicely fitted in its piece of plastic moulding so it's not aftermarket.

I have a green light on the top of the steering shroud that I could never work out what it did - something to do with when the towbar is connected was suggested? Do you have a towbar?

I have the owners handbook from 1985 for the BX diesels but L/H drive - I'll have a look.
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Post by ken newbold » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:57 pm

I once had a MK1 which had the green light on top of the steering shroud, and yes it did flash with the indicators when a trailer was attached.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:27 am

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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:57 pm

Seen Phil - but no funds. Work has come to a halt at the moment - desperately need to sell my Saab!

Also annoyed to have missed out on a BX rad on Ebay. It sold for £12. I bid £11.50 but made the mistake of going out before the sale ended...

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Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:06 am

Looks like I'll need some rear seatbelts. The ones fitted seem to be knackered. "No worries," says I. "I've still got the seatbelts from when I bought that 16v interior a while back." Sadly, I can't get them to unroll either. If it had been registered in 1985, I could just remove them!

The belts on the car won't pull back in, and won't come out that far either. I'm pretty sure they've not been used in a very long time.

Very frustrating this lack of progress. If I had decent seatbelts and a radiator, I'd probably have lobbed it in for an MOT by now just to see what's what.

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Post by messerschmitt owner » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:22 am

Dollywobbler wrote:Looks like I'll need some rear seatbelts. The ones fitted seem to be knackered. "No worries," says I. "I've still got the seatbelts from when I bought that 16v interior a while back." Sadly, I can't get them to unroll either. If it had been registered in 1985, I could just remove them!

The belts on the car won't pull back in, and won't come out that far either. I'm pretty sure they've not been used in a very long time.

Very frustrating this lack of progress. If I had decent seatbelts and a radiator, I'd probably have lobbed it in for an MOT by now just to see what's what.
simples

remove back seats and seatbelts when going for MoT.

The simple rule is if it is not fitted it cannot be tested.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:57 am

messerschmitt owner wrote:The simple rule is if it is not fitted it cannot be tested.
Surely that only applies to some things though - taking it to a (daft) conclusion you could remove your braking system. Seriously though, I thought it was 1987 when rear seat belts became compulsary fitment to cars here. I certainly remember my Dad having to have seatbelts fitted to a similar aged car, and commenting on the fact that if it had been a year later they would have been already fitted.
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Post by RxBX » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:10 am

Dollywobbler wrote:................
Very frustrating this lack of progress. If I had decent seatbelts and a radiator, I'd probably have lobbed it in for an MOT by now just to see what's what.
Hi Ian, I have a radiator, possibly rear seat belts too [-o<

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Post by messerschmitt owner » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:36 am

mat_fenwick wrote:
messerschmitt owner wrote:The simple rule is if it is not fitted it cannot be tested.
Surely that only applies to some things though - taking it to a (daft) conclusion you could remove your braking system. Seriously though, I thought it was 1987 when rear seat belts became compulsary fitment to cars here. I certainly remember my Dad having to have seatbelts fitted to a similar aged car, and commenting on the fact that if it had been a year later they would have been already fitted.
if there are no back seats there needs to be no provision for rear seatbelts. As long as the vehicle satisfies the legalities of construction and use, it is fair game.

The rules have to satisfy many different types of vehicle and some do not have rear seats and therefore have to be catered for. Obviously, safety things that are required by ANY vehicle do have to be working, but things such as seats, even windscreens and wipers, do not need to be there and so, if they are not, you cannot be penalised for their lack of fitment in your vehicle.
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