Recent content by ManOfTheWest

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    Rear door not latching

    Eventually I took it in to my local independent, as the driver's window was going clonk and I also wanted the rearview camera to be looked at. When they took it apart they found that the latch was gummed up with crap but otherwise working fine. The regulator was hitting another part that had...
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    Rear door not latching

    Rob, do you mean that you can mechanically open/close it from inside? I've poked the latch mechanism with a screwdriver and it certainly moves, and seems to OK, but hard to tell...
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    Rear door not latching

    Thanks very much. Initially I thought this might be it, but turned out not to be the case, sadly.
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    Rear door not latching

    Just half an hour ago I loaded the 120 for a trip to the dump and found the door would not latch shut! So that's been cancelled. I've taken a look and it seems that the door will close fully but the latch will then not "click" or catch around the piece of metal that sticks out on the body of the...
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    winter 2019/2020. RIP.

    Yep, daffs out here already, at the same time as the snowdrops!
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    Indicators and hazard fuse blowing, then won't start: battery?

    I don't think they're that much taller, but I haven't measured. I would still be tempted to go for two of the original size.
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    Loosing Power Again!!

    When I had a similar problem it was the turbo, the vanes of which had seized up. Had to get it reconditioned by a specialist.
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    Indicators and hazard fuse blowing, then won't start: battery?

    In the end, I put in the old battery and managed to loosen off the reluctant nut. Now I've got two new Yuasa batteries in the engine bay, one that fits perfectly and one that's a bit large. I should probably have gone for the pair of slightly-too-large batteries on eBay that somebody kindly...
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    Indicators and hazard fuse blowing, then won't start: battery?

    Actually it won't - this was the easier option! If I could get the clamp to bend the other way it would be a different story. EDIT Looking at it again, maybe you're right, but it would be better if it I could adjust the clamp angle...
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    Indicators and hazard fuse blowing, then won't start: battery?

    Passenger side is indeed fine (see below) and driver's side is not bad either, but I'm having problems with the negative terminal on the driver's side. It is a two-part assembly, and it has been set up with a bend in the assembly. I would like the bend to go the other way, but I cannot get the...
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    Keys

    My only key had a crack in it from the day I bought the vehicle. It was OK until one morning I sat on it and broke off the shaft. This made it difficult to use the key, as you can imagine. I got a "blank" key fob with transponder and tried reprogramming the 120 using a complicated sequence of...
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    Indicators and hazard fuse blowing, then won't start: battery?

    I've ordered a YBX5096 and will see if the leads will reach if I install it on the passenger side, but turned around. If they don't reach, I will use it on the driver side and order something else for the passenger side. Pictures as and when I get it.
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    Indicators and hazard fuse blowing, then won't start: battery?

    Afternoon! I have two more questions. 1) I measured this morning and the battery trays are only around 270mm long, so now thinking about the YBX5096 to give a bit more power. It only has "layout 0" for this battery, not "layout 1" with the positive and negative reversed, but presumably I would...
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    IOO Series bought unseen of ebay (I warned Him)

    Had some relations over from Canada in the summer. Similar situation. Think they found the driving aspect of their stay rather tense, judging by the way they subconsciously gripped the seats as we went into corners. All perfectly safe, of course.
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    IOO Series bought unseen of ebay (I warned Him)

    You learn to drive at a relaxed pace on roads this narrow, whatever your size of vehicle. In Pembrokeshire you get high banks (flying hedges) on either side of the road as well, just to cut visibility further...
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