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      I've seen Cathy on the list recently. Timob has...

      I've seen Cathy on the list recently. Timob has been e-silent lately. Happens to all of us....
      Speaking of Timob, I was looking for him here's myself. I thought he should know that his &...
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      So, last Saturday I did the front brakes pipes. ...

      So, last Saturday I did the front brakes pipes. None too soon, I found, as the RF pipe cracked when I was extracting it from the engineers bay.
      She just needs to make it thru this winter. The...
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      If you still have the engine (and, especially if...

      If you still have the engine (and, especially if you're interested in breaking that up), I may be interested in the bottom end (block w/ crank/pistons/rods.)
      I may also be interested in its fuel...
    4. I can pretty much guarantee that your ignition...

      I can pretty much guarantee that your ignition switch is fried.
      The headlights aren't powered from the X-contact relay - they're powered directly from the ignition switch (X-contact output.)
      (X...
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      There's also the "gear shaft pops out, blocks the...

      There's also the "gear shaft pops out, blocks the mechanism" issue that they develop sometimes. Mine did that a few years ago. Easy (and free) fix, so long as you haven't burned out the motor: ...
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      Poll: Because it's winter now, 5 cylinders of fury. ...

      Because it's winter now, 5 cylinders of fury. :laugh:
      For the warm half of the year, it's a 4.
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      :eek: What? How? Got a link to a story on...

      :eek:
      What? How? Got a link to a story on that?
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      Very cool work there, lchassin. :) (Next up: I...

      Very cool work there, lchassin. :)
      (Next up: I think we all would like new visor clips. ;) )


      Completely random question, particularly for our ETKA geeks: ( :) )
      The funk button. Did such...
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      For the rears? Brake, reverse, and signal are...

      For the rears?

      Brake, reverse, and signal are all P21w.
      Tails are a 5w.

      Sylvania numbers: ...
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      Using the defrost switch for power? Really easy....

      Using the defrost switch for power? Really easy.

      Go get a blue Scotchlock (wire tap.) Possibly a short length of 16 gauge wire, color of your choice (if you need the radio connector's red wire...
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      Not necessarily. Case in point: Both of my...

      Not necessarily.

      Case in point:
      Both of my cars (the Scirocco, and the Quantum), when I bought them, were wired 'both red and yellow to B+ constant.' One Alpine, one Pioneer.
      Both radios...
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      Because most radios (Blaupunkt radios tend to be...

      Because most radios (Blaupunkt radios tend to be the exception) won't fully turn OFF if there's always voltage on the 'ignition power' (red) lead.
      It'll kill the battery with a quickness.
      (side...
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      For now (because it's just a 'temporary, for test...

      For now (because it's just a 'temporary, for test purposes' thing), sure.
      If you're careful about it (it may help if you can have a friend help hold things), you could get away with not using...
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      It looked a little weird in the last picture. ...

      It looked a little weird in the last picture.

      Do this:
      Twist the yellows together. Leave reds loose.
      Plug radio in.
      Twist radio red (again, disregard car red) to the yellow wires. ...
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      Are those both solid yellow wires? Or, do I see...

      Are those both solid yellow wires? Or, do I see a hint of a black stripe on the one connected to radio red?
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      Huh? And, looking at this picture, I see a...

      Huh?

      And, looking at this picture, I see a mistake:

      http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Wolfjockey97/WP_20141208_002_zps9ec8a228.jpg


      Red and yellow are reversed. There's no constant...
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      I was thinking "simply disconnect the red wire...

      I was thinking "simply disconnect the red wire (however you have it connected), leave some means of connecting it."

      Plug radio in.
      Connect red to yellow (say, shove it into yellow's butt...
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      Thinking about it a little more... It might be...

      Thinking about it a little more...
      It might be that the radio is being crabby about having both B+ constant, and ignition switched, going 'live' at the same time.
      Try this real quick:
      Take...
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      Need info: - Year/model car? - If car in...

      Need info:
      - Year/model car?
      - If car in question does not have 'switched power' for the radio (older car, like my A1 and B2 cars; or, newer car (bus-signaled)), how is the radio's switched...
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      A Digi ECU will blow for a good reason (as...

      A Digi ECU will blow for a good reason (as opposed to "no good reason"), and in the exact manner that you described, if you lose the ECU's main ground.
      Lose that, and the poor thing will look for...
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