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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 15:33 
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 15:49 
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The stereo has arrived... There are a lot of wires...

I'm free all next weekend, and I expect it will take all weekend!


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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My first car was a '63 Austin Mini. It was a hoot to drive.

Look at you, being able to afford brand new cars

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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That's a point... Why do car stereos have so many wires? Even before they did all the fancy stuff they do now, they still had a shit load of wires.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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That's a point... Why do car stereos have so many wires? Even before they did all the fancy stuff they do now, they still had a shit load of wires.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 19:53 
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Y' basic old car stereo wiring m'lud

Well that hasn't worked


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I've complained for about a year that my stereo has no microphone so if someone calls my Bluetooth attached phone I can't talk to them.

On the way to MeatUp, Doc pointed out that the microphone was just sat loose in the boot.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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:DD

Did you fit it yourself?

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Wait, Doc was in the boot?

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It's the only way cras could hear the radio.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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It's the only way cras could hear the radio.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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That's a point... Why do car stereos have so many wires? Even before they did all the fancy stuff they do now, they still had a shit load of wires.

Eight for speakers (2x4), switched live, constant live, earth, aerial.

I'm pretty sure that's all they used to have.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Amp REM RCA and sometimes illum which was for the lights on the stereo. That and your RCA or annoying proprietary DIN was standard from about 1990.

It's way more complicated now. I modded a Naikamichi double DIN into an ITX PC case and it was rather complicated. The DVD player and video out refused to work unless the car was parked. Turned out there was a mystery pink wire that needed shoving to ground, or in the case of a car the auto stick in park.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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While all stereos should have had RCA cables to drive an amp, that was sadly only the case on certain models.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 18:26 
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The last one I fitted had RCA in and out and it was already a pain getting everything in place behind the dash.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Oh no! That’s awful. I hope that’s not your old car, Troops :D

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Trooper wrote:
https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/

Check the MOT fail reason in 2015 for RJ04ZYX


Boo, they've edited it now.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 22:07 
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I've been getting quietly excited about my test drive of the MG ZS EV but this article has proper given me cold feet. I've been worried about the charging infrastructure keeping up with EV uptake, and this doesn't paint a pretty picture.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/electric-car-volkswagen-e-golf-london-cornwall-drive-a9056226.html


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Findus Fop wrote:
Trooper wrote:
https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/

Check the MOT fail reason in 2015 for RJ04ZYX


Boo, they've edited it now.

What did it say?


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Trooper wrote:
https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk/

Check the MOT fail reason in 2015 for RJ04ZYX


Boo, they've edited it now.

What did it say?


Under reasons for fail:

Driver looked like a proper CUNT


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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I happened to screenshot it to send to my Ma.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Findus Fop wrote:
I've been getting quietly excited about my test drive of the MG ZS EV but this article has proper given me cold feet. I've been worried about the charging infrastructure keeping up with EV uptake, and this doesn't paint a pretty picture.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/electric-car-volkswagen-e-golf-london-cornwall-drive-a9056226.html

It just depends on how many long journeys you do really. If you're doing hundreds of miles up and down the motorway every week then forget it. It's easier to recommend if you run two cars in the family but I've not run into any problems charging away from home.


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