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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:40 pm

Salvaged a couple of OEM treble speakers a few weeks back but couldn’t fit them as my caddy didn’t have any wiring installed.

After downloading ELSAWin, printing off the wiring schematic for the speakers... hey presto, 2 working trebles Image

Temporary wiring done to try them out, will replace with better wiring and speakers, sometime....

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Need to remove 10 years of grime too

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Barrington » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:50 pm

@c chis

To fit the repeater indicators did you need to splice the wires I've just looked behind mine on a 2012 caddy and there's no connectors to unplug to connect new units


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:09 pm

Barrington wrote:@c chis

To fit the repeater indicators did you need to splice the wires I've just looked behind mine on a 2012 caddy and there's no connectors to unplug to connect new units


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Hi, I had to tap into the speaker wires at the quadlock connector, bit of a bodge at the moment, as I don’t have access to all my tools and connectors to make good connections.

Main aim was to see if the treble speakers would work

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Once I get access to my lockup I’ll sort out the wires and install better treble speakers and a set of rear ones too. The RCD360 appears to support rear speakers!


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Barrington » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:26 pm

@c chis

Hi sorry for the confusion I was asking about the smoked repeater indicators you installed on earlier posts.

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Post by C Chis » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:25 pm

Barrington wrote:@c chis

Hi sorry for the confusion I was asking about the smoked repeater indicators you installed on earlier posts.
Image my bad and old age! I’ve a 2010 pre face lift. I removed the bulb holder and bulb, then removed the bulb. The indicators came with a male bulb fitting on them that just plugged into the existing bulb holder, I’ve just removed one to let you see how mines connected in and they are polarity sensitive

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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Barrington » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:22 pm

No it's ok it happens to us all 👍
Thanks that's great and they look smart

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Post by C Chis » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:31 pm

Barrington wrote:No it's ok it happens to us all Image
Thanks that's great and they look smart
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Post by C Chis » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:17 pm

Quiet day today, spent a bit of time filling the stone chips/scratches on the bonnet and then cutting the overfill back, finishing of with a bit of polish!

Very satisfying in every way!

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Post by Papa Bear » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:40 pm

Filled with a touch up pen? How did you cut them back?
Need to do mine.
Also have a scuff and small scratch on the back I need to do.
Mine will never look as good as a lot on here but I want it to look as good as possible so I’m not embarrassed if I ever meet any of you :D
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Post by C Chis » Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:32 pm


Hi, yes, just a touch up pen. I over filled the scratch and let it dry.

I tried a couple of ways to cut back the excess paint...

1. After the paint had dried I “wiped” away a lot of the excess using a cork block with a microfibre cloth and a little methylated spirit to soften the paint, this worked well on the deep scratches and big stone chips, the smaller scratches need a much lighter touch or you’ll remove the touch up paint

2. Same block and microfibre cloth system with medium cutting compound/deep scratch T-cut, then fine cutting/polishing compound

Finished off with polish/wax and a buff up

As always, try it out on a small, not really seen bit in case the meths lifts your good paint off. I knew mines was good as I’d used the meths to remove the glue from my PDR a few days ago.

I used touch up paint because I had it on hand, however there is a system on the market called Chipex, that’s made to do the same as above but much quicker. It gets really good write ups. Here’s a link to YouTube with demos. I’ll be getting some of this to sort out the chips and scratches on my Rav4.

https://youtu.be/HmIBF5FYoi0
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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Papa Bear » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:40 pm

Looks good, not cheap. Cheaper than getting someone else to do it though
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Post by C Chis » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:49 pm

Aye, I thought the same, however not sure I want to chance the meths on my Rav.


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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Papa Bear » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:30 pm

Might try it on my bumpers as the paint on them is shot anyway. Maybe if it takes the paint off I’ll keep going until it’s all off :D
Can’t afford to get them sprayed at the moment so maybe not
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Re: Let the build begin

Post by Papa Bear » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:39 am

Ordered a set of the repeaters today, those guys are so helpful!
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Re: Let the build begin

Post by C Chis » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:05 pm

Today’s small task to help relieve the lockdown monotony was..

Rear view mirror “delete”, well almost...

A quick search through previous posts made by others, a pair of pump pliers, some blades, some meths/tar remover and a bit of gentle heat from a blowtorch (the really scary bit Image)

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And viola!!!

A total eclipse of the sun Image

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All parts cleaned and set aside for when my van gets sold to fund my next, newer van Image

Also noticed that the windscreen is covered in small chips, so new windscreen now on the to do list!


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