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    a few other little things...

    Have just noticed that the odometre and trip metre don't work, and on the climate controls, the lever for adjusting where the air comes out of (on far right in my series 1) doesn't seem to do anything anymore.

    I'm going to get it serviced this week, and I'll get them to look at my other problems too. Has anyone in Melbourne used Richmond Peugeot before? It is on the way to dad's work so he can drop it off on his way in, they seem to often have lots of older Pugs (205s, 405s etc) around it.

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    [QB]Have just noticed that the odometre and trip metre don't work, and on the climate controls, the lever for adjusting where the air comes out of (on far right in my series 1) doesn't seem to do anything anymore.
    Almost every other series 1 505 is the same.

    the odomoter problem is cause by one of the plastic holes wearing away where the little gears are supported. If you really care about having an odometer, I've been told you can glue a small piece of electrical wire outer insulation in the hole to take up the slack and bring the gears back into mesh. Auto instrument specialists can also fix them too.

    The air vent levers control little pneumatic valves which redirect engine vacuum to little pneumatic cylinders which operate the vent flaps. any leak in this vacuum system can stop it from working. It's probably easy enough to fix, although haven't yet tried it myself (I'm about to try soon). Things were more reliable on older vehicles where the levers were attached to the flaps via cables.

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    Don't know about series 1's, but on series 2 505's the problem with the heater / air con control vacuum lines is usually simply the stretching of the end of the tubes. Simply cutting off the last centimetre and pushing them back on will generally fix the problem.

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    Rod Hagen:
    Don't know about series 1's, but on series 2 505's the problem with the heater / air con control vacuum lines is usually simply the stretching of the end of the tubes. Simply cutting off the last centimetre and pushing them back on will generally fix the problem.
    That makes good sense. Thanks for the tip!

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