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    bearing noise?

    Another thing with my 505, when you go through corners there is a sound very much like a bearing that is squeaking. It also occurs if you turn on the the ignition to ACC (so I assume its the fan for the heater/air flow). The firewall is completely intact, so no one has ever replaced anything behind it.

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    forgot to add, the two airvents in the centre of the dash barely work - they just waft out the air whereas the ones on the side actually push it out.

    Another thing while i'm here, is it easy to make the 'backlighting' on the instrument bin (speedo, etc) brighter? In my GR its really dim, even with the knob on maximum brightness
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    The "bearing noise' is classic Peugeot heater fan noise, Nick. Not sure about with the series 1 cars, but with a series II you remove it by stripping the sound insulation from the engine side of the firewall (tricky to do without breaking it) , and then removing a series of little spring clips that hold the front part of the fan to the rear. Pull the fan leads, and then remove the rubber tube that connects the fan to the air inlet and it should come out.

    Once removed disassemble the fan and oil the bearing. Put it all back in place and the noise should disappear (test it before you put it back in, of course). While its out, reach in to the central chamber through which the air passes through the central vents and clean out the accumulated muck, leaves, bugs and other detritus that accumulates there. this should improve air flow dramatically.

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    nJm:
    Another thing while i'm here, is it easy to make the 'backlighting' on the instrument bin (speedo, etc) brighter? In my GR its really dim, even with the knob on maximum brightness
    If you pull out the reostat/potentiometer (the knob that controls the brightness) and then join the wires behind it together so that they bypass the reostat, then that might make them brighter, due to less resistance. I've just done this to my 505 this morning, but I have to wait until tonight to see if it has made a difference or not.

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