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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I suppose that with all the rain that's come down in the last 24 hours we'd better all start towing boats - just to be on the safe side.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Tumbleweed’s back again...🙁
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Whooooooooshhhhhh........
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
OK, my diary to move things along:

last Friday - I decided that it was time to sort out the 'automatic' windscreen washers and wipers. Took off the battery and the wipers stopped - put the battery back on and they started again - this time intermittently. Removed the shroud around the steering wheel column (got a 90 wheel and dash) and wipers went to 2nd speed. Took off dash top and wipers stopped but washer started. Took off battery and walked away in disgust.

last Saturday - Re-connected battery - nothing working (good). put shroud back on and wipers started. Took front binnacle off and found mass of wires - some of which go nowhere. Looks like someone has tried to scarf a 90 loom into the old series loom - cable soup anyone? Took off battery and walked away in disgust.

Sunday - started to separate cables into groups - found a lot of brown cables with yellow/white stripes - and make no mistake, there are a lot of them. I have so far found over 12 cables that lead to nowhere - some with nice Gucci connector blocks on and nothing to connect to. Connected battery - wipers started - followed cables from wiper arm on steering column to try and find a short (if there was one) - couldn't find anything. wipers now making some sort of game of coming on and going off - think Henry is having a laugh at my expense and as such I may have to kill him. Decided that best practice at this point would be to give Henry a damn good thrashing in the John Cleese method. As I was giving him a good belt on the remainder of the dash, a small silver relay fell out of the bottom of the binnacle - it had the absolutely necessary brown and yellow/white cables running onto it, and it was very hot to the touch. Have I at last found the guilty part that has me pulling my hair out?

Sadly I haven't got a spare yet to see if this is the culprit.

Hope you all had a great weekend - even if you accidently cut off your own foot whilst trimming your toenails I suspect that you may have had a better one than me.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Paul, that's a normal weekend for Land Rover owners.
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