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Re: New owner. Finally! Questions. (archive)

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Posted by Jon on August 13, 2001 at 16:43:12:

In Reply to: New owner. Finally! Questions. posted by Jack on August 13, 2001 at 15:48:05:

1. The dimmer only controls the OBC brightness when you turn the lights on. I know sometimes the OBC lights go out. You can replace them. I haven't heard of the dimmer going bad. Could it be a case of POS? (previous owner syndrome) That disease would be especially suspect if the car had an aftermarket alarm or stereo installed (people poking around all those wires under there).

2. Mine did that too. Just replace the coolant level sender in the overflow tank. It's pretty cheap and swaps out in a snap.

3. Sounds almost right. With those tires, your speedo should be about 3.4% too fast. So if you are doing around 147mph, you'd be 5mph off!

Welcome.

-Jon


Picked up my car on Saturday. 1989 Black/Black 96K miles. Great five hour drive, runs great. I'll post pics soon. I've got a couple electronic questions. 1. My dimmer on my headlight switch does not work, is this a common problem and does it control the Onboard Computer Light? My OBC light is super dim. The computer seems to work but I can barely read it. 2. My windsheild washer fluid check light keeps going on even though I filled it completely. Can I fix this? 3. My speedo is off by 5 mph but I beleive this is because the wheels that are on there are 205/50/15 instead of 205/55/15. TIA. Glad to join the team.





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