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About andrethx

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  1. it sounds like you've discovered that the 405 mi16 dipsticks (1172.99) are nearly unobtainium. NOS units show up on eBay UK and eBay France on rare occasion, but they are around US$100 (before shipping!) when they are available, instead of the usual $15-$30 for other 405 dipsticks. fortunately, spoox motorsports in the UK sells a reproduction that they say is a perfect match and made by the OEM (spoox has a shop on eBay UK, but the dipstick isn't sold there, only on spoox's own website). it's only £35, but once you add shipping, exchange rate, etc., it's US$82.89...I know this because I o
  2. hi PJ, welcome to the group as with a lot of things, the answer to your questions is, "it depends." leaving aside that this is a rare-in-the-US French car, it's a car that has been sitting for 20+ years, so getting it started up and running will take a bit of effort and skill. getting the car started (if it's possible) will be a straightforward project if you know what you're doing, and definitely a good learning experience if you're just starting out with European cars from this period. that said, what happens next depends on what was meant by "ran and drove" -- presumably the car m
  3. I had a a problem with my car being hard to start; the solution ended up being a loose connection on the ignition module. I cleaned the connection and replaced it with a new one out of an abundance of caution, it's documented on my thread. in my case, the car was harder and harder to start until it wouldn't start at all. I don't think it was running roughly once it did start, but it's possible that your problem could be an intermittent connection somewhere.
  4. rob, I think the inside of the glovebox is actually flocked (excluding the inside of the glovebox door). there are re-flocking kits available from a number of places, it's certainly one option for refinishing the inside of one's glovebox. as for missing parts -- are you guys familiar with the Miami Stu website? he has posted nearly all of the 405 parts microfiche plates; there are two different sets of 405 fiches, of course you want the pre-1993 (series 1) version as that's what we got in the US & Canada. these scans are the international version, so not all of the north american-spec
  5. hi joe I'm andre, I'm in Los Angeles and I own a 91 mi16 nearly identical to yours. I've been a poor member of the group for a few years now, and I've been meaning to resume posting but something always seems to get in the way. tonight I came to the site and read your build thread (nice!) and it gave me the push I needed to post again. anyhow, regarding the factory radio connector -- do you have any of the manuals for the 405? if not, I have most of them and I would be happy to send you a scan from the "405 Workshop Manual 1991 Electrical" showing the pinouts. but there is an easier
  6. welcome jmlabez, fuel senders for US 505s are difficult to find, since the fuel tank (and thus the sender) for US/Canada sedan models were unique. NOS senders are pretty much gone at this point, your best bet is to check with one of the parts guys in our vendor section for good-condition used. eventually, 505 owners are probably going to have to adapt something from another car or from a universal part. where are you in SoCal? I'm in west LA. you could check with Ukit in El Monte, he usually has wheels to sell. 642-442-3733. he may also have a fuel sender. andre
  7. here are the three pages from the "grounds" section of the manual: there isn't anything else that i can see in the manual that gives any explanation of the syntax (i.e., format) used for the names of the ground points. your suggestion that "H" stands for Habitacle (passenger compartment) could be correct because while HM3 is used mostly for the tail lights (feux arrières), it does ground one of the interior dome lights (lampe lecture); also, the other HM* grounds (e.g., HM5, HM7) are used to ground many interior electrical accessories. i don't know where the rear ground poi
  8. the 604 manual i have doesn't have individual diagrams for the 1982 but it does have the 1983s, which i assume are similar. here's the diagram for the turn signals, sorry for the shadows: unlike the 505 and 405 manuals that i've seen, the 604 manual doesn't have a separate table listing the location of the individual electrical components. the master schematic for these cars (too big to post, sorry) is only loosely "geographic," but it shows the flasher unit in the same general area as the dashboard instruments and switches; so my guess would be in the passenger compartment, behind o
  9. i put the rear deck back in place recently: and i managed to get the rear deck brake light back together with an LED bulb inside; i had to switch the wires because the polarity was wrong for the LED bulb. i got a second rear deck brake light from ukit but it was also broken. between the two lights, i managed to get enough pieces together for one complete light but i had to glue it shut with the bulb inside. i re-installed the light but the results were disappointing -- only the left side of the fixture lit up, even though there are no obstructions inside the fixture that wo
  10. aside from being busier at work these days (and the usual family obligations), i gotta say that the main reason i haven't been able to spend as much time working on my 405 as i would like is my passat. i got this car with the idea that i'd give it to my son when he got his driver's license (he's got a learner's permit now) and it's a good car, but there is always some little thing wrong with it. this car has a check engine light on 50% of the time, and it's always something minor. a couple of months ago, i had a check engine light when it was time to get the car smogged (emissions tested) and
  11. it really is a beautiful injection pump.
  12. new battery. this is the unit that the battery company specifies for my car but the hold-down bracket doesn't quite fit. i will probably add a bit of L-shaped rubber to each side to make the hold-down fit snugly
  13. got my battery tray back from the powder coaters (#savospec ), came out pretty nice. they did a good job of masking off the threaded parts the battery doesn't seem to be holding charge very well these days so i'll be replacing it soon. i've also got some new wiring on order, more on that later. with the rear deck panel out, i lubricated the trunk hinges with white lithium grease (thanks for the tip, goce ) i got some speakers, but they don't fit into the factory grill/speaker mount setup, so i'm sending them back for something else. i think i m
  14. i think arun went with 225s, IIRC he had to roll his fender wells. you may want to review his threads (links above)
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