The Aubergine

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Wooscary » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:54 pm

That's what I was trying to do with mine, remove it from the holder. The guy at the parts shop said it was possible to remove the bulb, but that it would break, and then insert the fresh bulb.

In the end, he'd provided the wrong bulb anyway so I crushed it in my palm in disgust (this part may or may not be true).

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:28 pm

With the clock bulb holder, there are two small clamp things on either side of the bulb that hold it in place (as you look down on the bulb you should see a silver square going round the bulb), what I did was lever both sides up and it brings the bulb up with them. Then just put the silver bits back in the holder and shoved an LED in.
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Xemes » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:32 pm

Those lights should be obligatory : once you've tested them you cann't go back with the old lightning bugs
They increase the contrast and give more life all around you
And I'm not yet speaking of the colored ones witch completly change the atmosphere in the car
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by citsncycles » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:13 pm

Did the clock bulb come out of the holder? or is the bulb and holder all one ? Had alook at mine this evening but the bulb didn't seem to want to come out of the holder
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That's what I was trying to do with mine, remove it from the holder. The guy at the parts shop said it was possible to remove the bulb, but that it would break, and then insert the fresh bulb.
I assume that it's the same bulb type as the rest of the dash?

If so, I generally manage to get them out with a bit of wobbling, but for some reason (possibly how long they've been there) a lot of the ones on Timex I've had to grab them with pliers and break them out. Any bits left behind can then be removed with tweezers before pushing the new bulb into place.
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:16 pm

Just a few phone pics of my car after work today.

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:50 pm

Small update, car's still going strong, went to fill up the her up tonight for the first time since the anniversary trip to France :oops: just shows how much I'm using her at the moment, 650ish on the trip sounds about right, stuck some Millers ecomax in the tank at the same time as its getting Sainsburys own brand.

Haven't had a wet boot floor or rear footwell since rodding the rear drain pipes a few weeks ago. But now the headlining is getting wet from the A post to the B post, just below where the grab handle should be but only on the drivers side. Not too sure if it's the sunroof again or the door seal, I've been advised to try and seal the sunrood surround with vaseline to determine where the leak is coming from so will do that when i can dry the roof abit.

Other than that it hasn't missed a beat :)
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by MULLEY » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:40 pm

It'll be the front drain tubes that are blocked, so if the car isn't on level ground, the water comes in via te sunroof surround (its supposed to), the headlining tray fills up at the front of the car (water can't escape) & it eventually goes over the top of it, hence the leak where you mention. It's alway's worth double checking the rear drain tubes again, just incase they've also become blocked again.
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Defender110 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:03 am

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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:06 pm

I do park it facing downward on a slight incline... will rod the pipes again, cheers :)
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:13 pm

Haven't had chance to check the drain pipes yet but now it keeps putting the back end into high, so I've been putting it into low and then back to middle to reset it. Height corrector I guess ? :(
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by Gary » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:58 pm

TizzyD wrote: but now it keeps putting the back end into high, so I've been putting it into low and then back to middle to reset it. Height corrector I guess ? :(
It maybe the bush on the height corrector linkage seizing up, worth giving it a spray with WD40 first to see if this improves it.
But make sure the car is supported with a jack or stands before playing around with the linkage, as being squashed by a BX is not cool.
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:59 pm

So, in an odd turn of events, I found the heater blower not working late wednesday night, not a puff no matter what speed I pick, I'll check the motor by plugging the battery into it sometime, if that doesn't work I'll take the centre console out to get to the board where the heater lights are to see if its the contacts on the wheel, and I've just been out to move it and the back end is currently stuck in high and putting it in low doesn't solve it like it did but putting the front end into high then back to normal has fixed it for now (admittedly, I haven't had chance to check the rear hight corrector linkage like Gary mentioned above) but it only seems to play up when the weather get cold :? BUT on a plus side, my courtesy light have returned to normal function which is nice . . .
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by TizzyD » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:19 pm

Got the hight corrector issue sorted today, along with a small LHM leak and had the rear hight reset and now she rises and sits perfectly :) filled her up tonight, had done 575miles between fills which works out to 47.66mpg from the last tank of Sainsburys finest with added Millers, town and commuting mileage this time without any motorway runs at all plus the odd burst up the dual carriageway with people who don't think I can keep up ;) haha
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by mds141 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:39 pm

Millers ecomax is good stuff. I use it in the XM.
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Re: The Aubergine

Post by MULLEY » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:49 pm

I'm sure i tried that in my TXD, no difference whatsover. I've tried a variety of these things & not noticed one iota of difference, i wonder if they work better when the tank is low rather than adding when full as they recommend? Either way, i'm not going to waste any more money on the stuff.
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