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    My external temp sensor has never worked on my XM and there is a hole where it should be on the bottom of the mirror. Well, I repaired the passenger door window regulator (not thinking that this might be a good time to find and repair the sensor connection) Anyway, I was driving the car yesterday, and - low and behold - it was working. Only thing is - it was reading 65 degrees C.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRB View Post
    My external temp sensor has never worked on my XM and there is a hole where it should be on the bottom of the mirror. Well, I repaired the passenger door window regulator (not thinking that this might be a good time to find and repair the sensor connection) Anyway, I was driving the car yesterday, and - low and behold - it was working. Only thing is - it was reading 65 degrees C.....
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    I just taped plasic over it and yep, the climate control is one of the few working electrical bits....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRB View Post
    I just taped plasic over it and yep, the climate control is one of the few working electrical bits....
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    They are dead easy to replace, mine died a few years ago and got one from a pug, just pop the mirror by releasing the spring clip
    and solder the new leads onto the old ones in the mirror casing .

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    Mine has always worked on the Xantia but it's rediculously inaccurate because as soon as the sun hits the black mirror it near doubles the temperature reading. So parked in the sun or even driving in the sun will give you more like an inside the car reading of say 50c. Probably ok for dark miserable cold climates.


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    I think mine has a short and they only go as far as 65c. That is the only reading it has had and, it started working when I took out the door liner to fix the window regulator (fail - I realy should have read the instructions that came with the kit - nother one on the way).

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    Can't remember the last time i saw "working and XM" in the same sentence .. hehe
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    Laugh all you want Flipperman but, I am driving in sheer luxury everyday....

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipperman View Post
    Can't remember the last time i saw "working and XM" in the same sentence .. hehe
    When 'working' was preceded by 'not' perhaps?

    The XM is rather like a big BX in many respects and they some shared weaknesses, but are more complicated, heavier to work on and would have more special parts. Like anything that's 15yo+, it's a case of being proactive rather than suffering a string of breakdown repairs.
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    Which is why I will be replacing every wire in that door and checking out the circuit board for track cracks before I the trim back in. I have found a supplier that has all the wire sizes and colours(no numbers though). This door has the control box for all of the door windows and locks and, it is very easily opened so, I may as well go over it with a magnifying glass. Some of the windows can be erratic and the door locks are sluggish (though, this will be a wiring issue). The great thing about the door looms on these is that they have a connecting plug where the wiring enters the door and, the wiring between door and and pillar does not cause the wire to push in and out of the door or pillar, as it is opened and closed. Hard to describe how it works but, it is a very elegant solution to an area of weakness that causes problems for most older cars

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    Clean the switch contacts and lubricate the lock motors and mechanisms before getting too excited about rewiring. It may improve matters for less effort and cost. Also check the window regulator wires as they tend to corrode in old age and it's better to fix them before they break and damage the plastic parts.

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    Like anything that's 15yo+, it's a case of being proactive rather than suffering a string of breakdown repairs
    I even had Rovers older than that that didn't break down, assuming normal domestic mileages.

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    Going to do all that as well. The widow regulator wire in this door is broken so, I have a stainless steel kit on the way. I figure I may as well rewire it considering that this loom has been subject to moisture and heat - there will be brittle insulation and some corrosion deep within so, no real problem to replace it. This car is worth the effort. I would like to get another 15 years out of it so, consider it a rolling restoration....

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    PS: If it is okay with you Roger, I would like to take a front passenger passenger side regulator from one of you wrecks. Mine is missing one of the pulleys' which is why the wire broke in the first place. Let me know when a good time to come down would suit you.

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    No probs Warren, I'll PM you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    I even had Rovers older than that that didn't break down, assuming normal domestic mileages.
    Nearly all cars older than 15years are more reliable as "old" cars ..... There not as complicated and don't have the shitty fragile plastic everywhere
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