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Re: Anybody relocate the the engine battery?

shouldnt be too tough, ive been looking at a triple set up. Optima red top as the cranker, then if work projects come off, I'll have access to 2 L-ion batteries to drop in the rear, most likely taking the old jack position
by Wokka
August 2nd 2020, 7:24am
 
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Anybody relocate the the engine battery?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Another Dutch door button issue

I went simple, just dropped a 2mm piece of plastic I trimmed off a window shim, works 10/10
by Wokka
August 2nd 2020, 7:20am
 
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Another Dutch door button issue
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Another Dutch door button issue

Excuse the gratuitous camel toe shot, I've found the issue. It seems the physical button doesn't have enough "throw" to engage the electrics. A screwdriver pushing down on this opens it 10/10 times.

Now I've found the problem, i need to find the solution
by Wokka
August 1st 2020, 11:13am
 
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Another Dutch door button issue
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Another Dutch door button issue

Looking over it again, it looks like it was an attempt at an interior release button for the hatch. The black wire runs to a 30a relay which splices into the wiring. Still no closer to the intermittent problem. The button works once in 10 presses or so. Ill try to give it a good clean hoping its a b...
by Wokka
August 1st 2020, 10:50am
 
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Another Dutch door button issue
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Another Dutch door button issue

I know its been covered, but I couldn't find the reference I was after, and there has been additional shenanigans by the previous owner. Not sure what all this extra stuff is in there for, alarm, temp fix that became permanent, who knows. Anywho, has anyone got a happy snap of the stock wiring behin...
by Wokka
August 1st 2020, 10:36am
 
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Another Dutch door button issue
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Lost for words

Like I said, I'm not bad mouthing the guy, maybe he got burnt before. I've been operating in the events field for 25 years, 12 of those in the middle east, and have been to many places that wouldn't be considered safe any more (some of them we had to travel with armed security) I have dealt with pay...
by Wokka
July 31st 2020, 6:48am
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: Lost for words
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Power cut relay hijinks

Thank Y'all
by Wokka
July 30th 2020, 7:33am
 
Forum: Climate Control
Topic: Power cut relay hijinks
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: B-window to gull wing

Cheers guys, been following that channel a while now. Glass would have been nice to keep, but looks like I need to keep playing with options
by Wokka
July 29th 2020, 4:13am
 
Forum: Exterior
Topic: B-window to gull wing
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Power cut relay hijinks

Do you mean the AC stops making cold air, or do you mean air stops blowing out of the vents? If the latter, it's a vacuum issue. https://www.astrosafari.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=4468 Hard to say, I'm brand new to the car. Acceleration up a grade in top gear, not even enough throttle to make the...
by Wokka
July 29th 2020, 4:07am
 
Forum: Climate Control
Topic: Power cut relay hijinks
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Lost for words

Mmusicman wrote:A LOT of companies don't ship overseas.
They obviously have their reasons.
Use a company that does.


Yes, but shop and ship and other services are available, but to flat out refuse communication by either email or phone unless its with someone in the US?
by Wokka
July 29th 2020, 4:03am
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: Lost for words
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Lost for words

as far as my personal feelings go, I don't see a problem naming the company. maybe domestic customers would have an opinion about how they're treating you, and maybe they'll even call the company and say so. Well, I don't want to bad mouth the guy. He is either misinformed, or just unknowing on how...
by Wokka
July 28th 2020, 10:11pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: Lost for words
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Lost for words

Been trying to get in contact with a well known Astro lift kit company and haven't had emails or calls answered. No drama, emails get missed, calls from overseas are viewed with scepticism, so I dial through a service that gives me a US number. I get told point blank, "I wont deal with anyone o...
by Wokka
July 28th 2020, 8:33pm
 
Forum: Uncategorized
Topic: Lost for words
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Power cut relay hijinks

I understand the need for the AC relay to cut off under WOT situations, but my AC is cutting at 1/4 throttle on gentle grades at highway cruising speeds. Admittedly, temps in the high 40's C (115F) and 140km (85mph) speed limits may be asking a lot of the jap spec AC. I'll be dropping it off for a c...
by Wokka
July 28th 2020, 11:09am
 
Forum: Climate Control
Topic: Power cut relay hijinks
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: B-window to gull wing

With glass, or without
by Wokka
July 26th 2020, 7:55pm
 
Forum: Exterior
Topic: B-window to gull wing
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: B-window to gull wing

It is generally a bad idea to use unframed glass in that situation. On a vehicle, they are usually called "safari" windows,not gull windows.Will leave you some other options. https://www.dometic.com/en-gb/uk/products/climate/windows-and-doors/motorhome-and-caravan-framed-windows https://w...
by Wokka
July 26th 2020, 7:50pm
 
Forum: Exterior
Topic: B-window to gull wing
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: B-window to gull wing

Unless you are the Mike that takes advantage of Woof's iron deficiency tablets by sticking fridge magnets to the aquarium glass so the poor little dude gets stuck there with his goggly eyes looking sad, we are good. Yes, they do gullwing, but they gullwing a fraction. I want these puppies to open a ...
by Wokka
July 26th 2020, 1:56pm
 
Forum: Exterior
Topic: B-window to gull wing
Replies: 11
Views: 238

B-window to gull wing

other than finding a post about other people doing it, I can't seem to find details on this being done. I am messing about with different configurations on how I want the van to work, and knowing if I can gull wing the B windows will give me more options
by Wokka
July 26th 2020, 8:38am
 
Forum: Exterior
Topic: B-window to gull wing
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Seat swap

my 01 Astro has the reclining arm on the drivers side missing. The brain surgeon before me decided that vice grips were a better option than replacing it. I have the 2nd row captains chairs, and will be removing one anyway as I only need 3 seats. Could it really be just as simple as swapping the sea...
by Wokka
July 23rd 2020, 3:38am
 
Forum: Interior
Topic: Seat swap
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Dealing with the sins of the previous owner

As with all new love stories, there is always that one thing... So I have an '01 japanese import astro. And in order to make the van "cooler" the previous owner removed the roof rails and called it a day. Now I have rusted mounting points in the roof. What are my options here? Drill out th...
by Wokka
July 21st 2020, 1:38am
 
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Dealing with the sins of the previous owner
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Generic title goes here

Hi my name is wokka and i like turtles. i only recently found out that it's not normal to have a tail, the sound of her laughter is still ringing in my ears my early years were spent in the Australian outback, driving beat up valiants (slant 6 and 3 on the tree) around the top paddock, somehow manag...
by Wokka
July 20th 2020, 8:12am
 
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Generic title goes here
Replies: 2
Views: 104
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