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02 Apr 2019 16:05 - 02 Apr 2019 16:06 #205409 by yakuza
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Keirravn wrote: Cheeky update -

Had a last ditch attempt at sorting the dead OBD2 port today. Long story short I succeeded! But I think I've killed my instrument cluster in the process.

I took the cluster out to recheck my connections. Managed to short something in the process. Lost all of the 'delayed' warning lights other than airbags (EML etc).

Found a popped fuse whilst trying to get them back and my OBD2 came back to life! Interestingly I had previously checked the fuses and not found an issue. Maybe a poor connection of some sort but whatever - replacing it brought the port back to life.

A scan with what I have shows no faults so I'm wondering if it was on due to the fuse. Cleared it anyway. Annoyingly though I now can't tell if the light would be off or not ....

For now I've made a magical secret emergency repair which may assist with the MOT assuming it passes emissions. Then I'll replace the cluster and hope all the lights come back no issue.

Fingers crossed - I'll know more tomorrow


I too lost the warning light delay, probably after fiddling with the ODB port. However mine stayed on.The brake warning light never shut off.
changing the cluster fixed it. It will change your milage.

2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, 17%/87% high/low gears.
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02 Apr 2019 17:28 #205420 by Keirravn
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yakuza wrote:

Keirravn wrote: Cheeky update -

Had a last ditch attempt at sorting the dead OBD2 port today. Long story short I succeeded! But I think I've killed my instrument cluster in the process.

I took the cluster out to recheck my connections. Managed to short something in the process. Lost all of the 'delayed' warning lights other than airbags (EML etc).

Found a popped fuse whilst trying to get them back and my OBD2 came back to life! Interestingly I had previously checked the fuses and not found an issue. Maybe a poor connection of some sort but whatever - replacing it brought the port back to life.

A scan with what I have shows no faults so I'm wondering if it was on due to the fuse. Cleared it anyway. Annoyingly though I now can't tell if the light would be off or not ....

For now I've made a magical secret emergency repair which may assist with the MOT assuming it passes emissions. Then I'll replace the cluster and hope all the lights come back no issue.

Fingers crossed - I'll know more tomorrow


I too lost the warning light delay, probably after fiddling with the ODB port. However mine stayed on.The brake warning light never shut off.
changing the cluster fixed it. It will change your milage.

Appreciate the input mate cheers :) the cars only done 66k so it's a shame but I can live with it. I was worried changing the cluster wouldn't sort it so happy to hear it most probably will

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02 Apr 2019 17:29 - 02 Apr 2019 18:25 #205421 by Keirravn
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First drive (other than a wee test when buying) today and happy to find no crazy noises, overheating or death wobble!

Painfully slow right enough. But goes well. MOT Thursday morning :)
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04 Apr 2019 12:13 #205532 by Keirravn
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Mot verdict - needs brake pipes as expected. Also barely any handbrake on one side,hopefully just requires adjustment. Horn not working (forgot to check that).

Couple of wee advisories which I'll sort after.

So quite pleased really :) likely be on the road next week

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05 Apr 2019 05:47 #205558 by Lambert
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Excellent news. Did you make sure that the tester knew that the pipes on the front axle are vacuum and n9t brakes? I have had to bring it up on 2 tests now.

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05 Apr 2019 17:54 - 05 Apr 2019 17:54 #205575 by Keirravn
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Lambert wrote: Excellent news. Did you make sure that the tester knew that the pipes on the front axle are vacuum and n9t brakes? I have had to bring it up on 2 tests now.

I was present for the test and he spotted them mentioned it then caught himself. A lesser experienced tester wouldn't have known though!

The fronts are all good. The rears are rotten
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11 Apr 2019 12:43 #205887 by Keirravn
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Still waiting on the Jimny coming home. But that hasn't stopped me buying things ....

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15 Apr 2019 10:33 #206135 by Keirravn
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New tyres is always so pleasing

X4 geolander at-s

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26 Apr 2019 15:26 #206717 by Keirravn
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Paint!

Has suffered from a bad respray so I decided to upgrade

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26 Apr 2019 15:29 #206720 by Keirravn
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Tada!

Had a wee helper of course.

Didn't come out as smoothly as I'd hoped but looks great from a few feet away.

I'm thinking black wheels so will start on that when the weather dries up

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26 Apr 2019 15:30 #206721 by Keirravn
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Did find some corrosion annoyingly but not entirely surprisingly. Both the areas looked absolutely fine and on a whim I decided to poke with a screwdriver. End result -

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26 Apr 2019 16:20 #206724 by JimnyBob
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Nice paint job.

They always rot behind the front lights, check under the front arch liners as well.
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