Delbourt replied to the topic 'Vibrating Instrument binnacle cure' in the forum. yesterday

Well, ever so near but...!
I managed to remove two out of the three failed clips that were still in the dashboard. The third was a child of dubious parentage. I had to grind the tip of the screw off and weaken the clip. Recovering them through the vent was doddle. Re fitting the vent was easy too after renewing some foam around the ductwork.
With the three clips out I bonded in three rivnuts using 2 pack JB weld repair plastic glue. So far so good.
I then cut and shaped three aluminium brackets from 30mm equal angle material and reduced the 90 degrees to something close to requirement.
With those brackets in place and nearly tight I bonded the binnacle to the angle brackets. If the perishing binnacle had not slipped a bit over lunch whilst the glue set everything would have been perfect.
So, after lunch I removed the binnacle (unscrewing) the brackets that were now bonded to the binnacle, and risked everything by trying to cut through the glue to re bond the binnacle in place where it should be. 
Unfortunately the perishing thing cracked (told you so I hear you say) but not too seriously so I had to overcome that by just renewing the glue and then re attaching the binnacle using some "P" section elastomer that I had in my spares bucket.
All in all it doesn't look too bad, it has cured the rattle and I would adopt this approach again if I had another spare binnacle.

All being well attached are two images. One shows the screwdriver assemble all stuck together with gaffer tape. Yes it is resting above the arch but that was only for demonstration purposes. It was just possible with the screwdriver between the arch and the top of the instruments. 



And here is the other  

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Delbourt replied to the topic 'Upating Pscan # how to?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Thank you for confirming that, very reassuring. I’ll now try and become more familiar with its capabilities.

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Delbourt replied to the topic 'Upating Pscan # how to?' in the forum. 2 days ago

Thank you for that advice.
I have attempted to do that and the top banner of the pscan window shows 0438. Would that be the relevant version number and if so can you tell me if that is the latest version as far as you are aware?

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Delbourt created a new topic ' Upating Pscan # how to?' in the forum. 3 days ago

I would like to keep my Pscan up to date. I have my Pscan working on two devices (one is an old Windows XP, and the other a Windows 10 notebook style of PC).
Please excuse the ignorance but can someone please tell me how I establish which software version I have in each device and if there is an update available?
Then if there is an update available how do I arrange for that update to take place please?

I think I saw a post relating to this a few days ago but can't seem to find that now and the only reference I can see is one that suggests it is over 12 months old.

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Delbourt replied to the topic 'DZUS for engine cover' in the forum. 3 days ago

Try a ratchet spanner on those three under the speaker bar. Worked for me.

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Delbourt replied to the topic 'Vibrating Instrument binnacle cure' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thank you for the responses, most helpful.
I have also googled/youtubed that topic. The example used something like a bicycle tyre lever. I had a tool like that which came with dash cam supply cable fitting kit.
That together with some ice lollipop sticks did the job.

Totally agree about the disintegration of the foam. The remains of that will have to be cleaned out, and something put in its place.

So far one screw removed and recovered.
Just have to work out a way of putting the binnacle back such that it doesn’t move/rattle. 

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Delbourt replied to the topic 'Vibrating Instrument binnacle cure' in the forum. 1 week ago

Thank you for helping with that. Any tips on how to get the central vent out?
I do have a magnet on the end of a telescopic extension but I guess you mean something a little more flexible.

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Delbourt replied to the topic 'Vibrating Instrument binnacle cure' in the forum. 1 week ago

Can anyone please help with the following.
I have the binnacle off and against my better judgement removed the remains of the centre clip from the dashboard leaving the self tapping screw in place for now.

So, as I understand it if the screw is pushed forward through the hole it lands in the heater duct.
First question: is that correct?
Second question (assumes it does arrive in the heater duct) what has to be removed to give access to the part of the heater duct that is holding or retaining the screw?
Finally, is it best to push that screw in with some force to give it chance to clear an obstacle, or just let it drop?

Any help grealy received.

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Delbourt replied to the topic 'Vibrating Instrument binnacle cure' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Ahh, so the bottom comes off first does it?
The two screws nearest the wheel are about 22mm long so certainly don’t engage with the top half.
I have yet to take out the one nearest the front of the car.

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Delbourt replied to the topic 'Vibrating Instrument binnacle cure' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hmm, I don’t have much luck with plastic bits. But the thought of bonding on additional stiffeners is interesting.
Might consider bonding on some extra “stuff” at the front end with the thought of a few more holes and pegs if I could think of a means of alignment.

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Delbourt created a new topic ' Removing Door Handle' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Here are two images showing spring location. Apologies for one not being in good focus but you should be able to see both ends of the spring in one image, and how it tucks under the arm in the other.
Hope that helps.

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Delbourt replied to the topic 'Door water shedder' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

In the process of doing that I also opted to renew the electrical door lock. Thought I was doing well until I had the new electrical solenoid fitted and the new handle but had not connected either electrics or the rod that links door handle to latch.

You don’t need two guesses to know what happened next!

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Delbourt replied to the topic 'Door water shedder' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the suggestions. Suitable stuff ordered from Screwfix.

Blinkin Eck - note to self ~ don’t think about changing another door handle or lock without having a massive dose of tranquilliser. What a job.

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Delbourt replied to the topic 'Vibrating Instrument binnacle cure' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Thank you all for the suggestions. After a good sleep and refreshed I had another look with sunlight shining from a slightly different angle and found the thing.
I’m waiting for some suitable 2 pack glue to arrive and will bond them in for now.
Rivnuts sound a good idea but you do need the tool to pull to form the clinch.

Now, how in the name of what’s his name do you part the top half of the steering wheel nacelle from the bottom?
Which half has to be squeezed to release it from the other half?
Can anyone help with that.?
It is now obvious that you need that top half removing to give enough room to withdraw the instrument panel surround away from the instruments so that it disengages from the clips at the bottom of the instrument covering clear face.

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