johnatg

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  1. And it will be basically the same as any 30 or 40 amp relay which you can buy on ebay for £3 or less - you'd probably just need to add spade terminals to the wires. (Or maybe they are already there) Sent from my PSP7551DUO using Tapatalk
  2. Can't you ask an aircon place to extract the gas, then you go away and change the compressor then return a day or two later for a leak test and regas? The aircon place would only be doing the same work they normally do - just split over a couple of days.
  3. Once you are inside the car you are largely shielded from spurious radio signals so the fob can work there but not outside the car. You can't detect radio waves except with a receiver - they can come out of the blue (or from some emergency vehicles, etc)! Sent from my PSP7551DUO using Tapatalk
  4. SE doesn't do it. Less to go wrong! Sent from my PSP7551DUO using Tapatalk
  5. I suspect that it's behind the boot side trim, but can't find anything to give more precise instruction.
  6. Agree with informing the police (although they may well not be interested) Car B driver has no contract or business relationship with insurer of A. B should hand the whole thing over to Bs insurer. Bs insurer has a contract with B and Insurance companies have business relationships with each other. This is business, not a personal dispute (even if B would like it to be) None of that is any guarantee of a satisfactory outcome, but it's the only way to handle it. IMHO
  7. Here is a wiring diagram of the mirror heaters and a location diagram for the relay. (It ain't where you expect it to be!) mirror heater.pdf BodyL-R.pdf
  8. I don't think you need to replace the dryer unless the system has been open for a while (longer than an hour on a dry day?) You should get the gas extracted by an aircon place (it's illegal to just let it go) Wouldn't the dye be included in the regas? The aircon place will need to fill with Nitrogen first (that will be where the dye is introduced?) to check for leaks then refill with R134a.
  9. I guess a new compressor comes with the correct amount of oil for fitting to a new completely dry system, not a used previously filled system. Sent from my PSP7551DUO using Tapatalk
  10. Repeat of my post yesterday in the topic about IS250 breakdown (You need to remove some oil from the new compressor - ie 130to145cc minus the amount left in the old one) At least I think that's what it means! : Ah - I was wrong about visible/measureable oil in the compressor. This is the last step in assembly of the compressor /when fitting a new one. Quote: (from the workshop manual) 3. ADJUST COMPRESSOR OIL When replacing the compressor and magnetic clutch with a new one, gradually discharge the refrigerant gas from the service valve, and drain the following amount of oil from the new compressor and magnetic clutch before installation. Standard: (Oil capacity inside the new compressor and magnetic clutch: 130 + 15 cc (4.6 + 0.51 fl.oz.) ) -(Remaining oil amount in the removed compressor and magnetic clutch) = (Oil amount to be removed from the new compressor when replacing) NOTICE: When checking the compressor oil level, observe the precautions on the cooler removal/installation. If a new compressor and magnetic clutch is installed without removing some oil remaining in the pipes of the vehicle, the oil amount will be too large. This prevents heat exchange in the refrigerant cycle and causes refrigerant failure. If the volume of oil remaining in the removed compressor and magnetic clutch is too small, check for oil leakage. Be sure to use ND-OIL 8 or equivalent for compressor oil. Sent from my PSP7551DUO using Tapatalk
  11. Possibly radio interference? It's quite common with fobs with push buttons, but I didn't think it affected the button on the door or back of the handle. I guess no reason why it shouldn't, though.
  12. I think that's probably correct, although I can't find my brochure for 2006 ish cars just now. Note that early cars at least had heated and ventilated seats - I think the ventilation was dropped on at least some later cars. Perhaps more to the point - does the recipient car have the controls (rotary switches) just in front of the gear lever?
  13. Hmm..it must be immobilised and the key fob de-immoblises it. Ergo, the key fob is probably not working. Is there a spare fob? It's easy to change the fob battery - remove the mechanical key, then use the tip of that to prise open the fob - there's a little cut out in the corner where the key goes to insert the tip of the key.
  14. Is the key fob operating correctly? Lock and unlock with the buttons, or lock with the button on the door handle and unlock by touching the back of the door handle? Hold the key fob against the start switch and operate the starter button. Try changing the battery in the key fob - it's a 2032. Are you sure the car battery is connected the correct way round?
  15. Bernie said he's reserved a S4 068 - that's correct! A 9 year old battery doesn't have long for this world - I think it would be a good move to get the new one even if the old can be resurrected for a while.