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  • SundanceUK thanked the user R40MGF in the forum post, Starter motor not turning - possible fuse/relay?
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  • The pins that hold the wear plates in can be a pain, a small impact gun with a hex bit in usually shifts them, I have also had success with a large pair of wire cutters with one cutting face on the outer edge and one in the hex hole. Another way to shift them is a good old hammer and small chisel to tap the outer of the bolt flange around and break the hold of the corroded pin.

    I used to replace these bolts with stainless equivalents, but they are a little soft when trying to undo again nest time the caliper is stripped down, so now I fit Titanium ones. Very strong and will not corrode. New wear plates can be bought online if they cannot be straightened good enough.
    Note, also re-tap the holes in the calipers, it helps. I also fit new bolts that bolt the two halves together. Top of me head I think they are M10 X 65 mm.

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  • One way of getting a single pin out is by removing the caliper from the car, taking out the four cap screw bolts that hold it together and twist the two halves away from each other. This cracks the bind on the pin and allows you to remove one half of the caliper from it. The pin will simply knock out from the other half of the caliper.
    I find splitting the two halves useful as you can remove the steel slider plates and remove the build up of corrosion under them which lifts the plate and allows debris in. New stainless slider wear plates are cheap to buy. Stripping the caliper also allows a chance to clean and paint it so its all nice and good again!

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  • Here is a picture of the Stereo head unit in my car.
    The reversing camera is situated under the rear number plate, it was also from ebay and cost about 15 quid.

    The unit does not play CD's but can play mp3 files from your phone via bluetooth, or from USB memory or from a micro SD card both of which can plug into the front. Being all solid state, its not that deep and fits in the TF radio slot nicely without any interference from behind. The electrical connectors are compatible and the unit just plugs in. You do have to add an extra wire to turn the camera on from the reverse light.

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  • This is the kind of unit I bought, vary in price between 25 quid and 90 quid. Will try to get a photo of it in the car next time I go out in it.

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    5.1" DAB+ Single 1 DIN Carplay Car Stereo Radio Bluetooth USB AUX MP5 Head Unit
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  • Passenger side window is controlled directly from the switch, the drivers side has relay control from the BCU because of its semi automatic operation. It will either be the switch, broken wires in the door where it hinges or the window regulator unit (motor) at fault. Switches are easiest to check and would be prime suspect.
    Also the window regulators have a plastic bevelled drive gear that can wear, causing intermittent operation, but usually it goes down but not up when this occurs.

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  • I fitted a cheap head unit off ebay, no CD slot, just uses bluetooth, micro SD and USB to access music. Also plays radio and video. You can get a good cheap one for about 50 quid, I use the video screen for a reversing camera, most useful.
    Plenty on ebay and they just plug straight in. Some also come with a steering wheel control and most have a remote control unit.

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  • SundanceUK replied to the topic Yes! MOT pass! in MGF/TF Pitstop
    Mine passed last week too ... no advisories and also a new cylinder head, liners and cam seals - big thanks to Kayleigh, Dave and the KD team at Mobile Mechanics for sorting it out quick.

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  • Hi,

    Had a similar problem on my TF 160 when I bought it 8 years ago. garage I bought from swore blind that it was ok, but I road tested it and anchored up so the wheels locked with their mechanic in the car with me....he had now idea.
    I eventually found the problem myself, a black earth wire was broken off the common earth stud in the engine bay next to the air filter on the inside wing. I refitted the wire and the ABS was ok after.

    Not saying its the same with your car, but worth checking.

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