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Old 02-16-2014, 04:12 PM
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I don't think HL's need to be on, but it is activated by pivoting the hood.
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:38 PM
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Ed, is there a limit switch for this engine lid light similar to the front hood? where is it located? I guess the switchable light makes sense...
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:50 PM
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Not on my '84, the light made contact when you rotated the hood covering the bulb, as I recall.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:17 PM
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Not on my '84, the light made contact when you rotated the hood covering the bulb, as I recall.
Ya, the switch is part of the light fixture. Opening up the (as Ed said "the hood") chrome part on the light fixture itself, turns on the bulb.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:32 AM
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I drove the car yesterday. In my car, the headlights do need to be on and the cover swiveled open for the engine compartment light to switch on.

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Old 03-30-2014, 10:40 AM
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One of my fog lamp lenses was cracked. The original clear glass covers are no longer available. I went with the Uro replacements and I converted to amber. They fit just as the originals. I cleaned the reflectors which had quite a bit of haze and replaced the bulbs with GE H3 55 watt bulbs, which were the original spec.

For the photographers here, a couple shots with a 85mm f1.4 wide open.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:54 AM
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Great lens! Gotta love 1.4. Nice shots as well.

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Old 03-30-2014, 11:15 AM
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is this the afs 1.4?... I was looking to upgrade, but I just love my d lense cream machine.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:03 PM
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Yes, the lens is the latest version, the Nikkor AFS-G.
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Old 03-30-2014, 03:34 PM
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What a stunning Targa. And thank you for posting the links to the LED's and the headlight cleaning trick, that will come in handy!
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:07 AM
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Two projects today. Finally put the LED bulb in engine compartment. I took the fixture down to get better access.
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:13 AM
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Also installed the JWest headlight relay kit from our host. I mounted it at the bottom right of the fuse box. On my 1989, the two headlight fuses were in slots 6 and 7. I tapped into the ground near the shock tower on the driver's side (5mm allen) and at the battery. I did not use the crimp connectors. I soldered the two white and yellow connections, shrink wrapped and then one layer of electrical tape. Headlamps are brighter.
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After a lot of research, I replaced the radio in my car. While I have the original Reno and amp under the passenger seat, I figured I would keep these for collector value and go with something in the 21st century for sound quality, card reader and telephone. I went to look at Kenwood, Sony, Alpine and Pioneer at a big box retailer, but either the faces looked too plastic or the quality of the buttons was lacking. Many had a series of advertising for XM or Pandora on the front.

I finally settled on a Blaupunkt Toronto 440 BT. It has a card reader behind the face, a USB out the back (and front), and Bluetooth. It also has preamps out for another day. I ordered the remote microphone which I placed on the steering column. I ordered from Crutchfield and it was $160 delivered. I am very pleased with the sound quality and the audio on the phone.
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My AC fan was working intermittently and I traced it down to a corroded fuse. Taking a look at a few of the fuses it was time to freshen the front and rear fuse blocks. I had an assortment of copper and aluminum filament fuses. I bought some copper Bussmann fuses on Amazon. Had to order from a number of sources as some were aluminum. I used 600 grit emory to clean the fuse contacts. One of the fuses was 25 amp where a 5 amp should have been. Lucky for me it hadn't been an issue! I bought a replacement for the front fuse diagram, which I have kept. I put a more functional one on that had more of a schematic than a listing like the original.
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