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97up-list Digest Sun, 09 Jul 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 116

In This Issue:
Hi:
1999 E350
Hi:
Radio Control Dead Spot
Hi:
Re: Radio Control Dead Spot
Re: Radio Control Dead Spot
PErformance Chip
Trailer wiring

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Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 14:41:33 -0700
From: "aeagle" mail.rvi.net>
Subject: Hi:

Hi:
Please note new e-mail address and make changes to your address book.

Thanks:

Bob I

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From: "Motordrive" maine.rr.com>
Subject: 1999 E350
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 21:22:06 -0700


Just purchased a used E350 window van. It has 20k. The front end seems pretty loose when you hit a bump. Anyone have info on this or is it normal?


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Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 18:21:29 -0700
From: "aeagle" mail.rvi.net>
Subject: Hi:

Hi:
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From: "Joel Michael Sturm" home.com>
Subject: Radio Control Dead Spot
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 21:26:50 -0400

Hi,

The OEM radio/cassette unit in my '97 F-150 has developed a "dead spot" in
its volume control. In order to raise or lower the sound level, I have to
turn it far more than normal around the 1/3 up area to affect the volume.

I'm assuming that the control needs some cleaning. Anyway, that is what I
shall investigate as a first step.

The question is: does one need a special tool to remove the radio from the
dash, or can I rig one up coat-hanger style?

Any help in getting this problem solved will be gratefully received.

Joe in Ontario



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Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 18:27:06 -0700
From: "aeagle" mail.rvi.net>
Subject: Hi:

Hi:
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From: tvsjr sprynet.com
Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2000 23:34:48 -0500
Subject: Re: Radio Control Dead Spot

Well, it's handy to have a real set of DIN tools laying around. They're
usually $10-20 and can be found at your local auto parts store. However, I
used a couple of small awls and managed to unlock the mechanisms without
too much trouble (~5 minutes total).

The DIN tools are essentially two U-shaped pieces of metal that taper down
to a cone with a small ball attached to the very end.

Terry

At 09:26 PM 07/09/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi,
>
>The OEM radio/cassette unit in my '97 F-150 has developed a "dead spot" in
>its volume control. In order to raise or lower the sound level, I have to
>turn it far more than normal around the 1/3 up area to affect the volume.
>
>I'm assuming that the control needs some cleaning. Anyway, that is what I
>shall investigate as a first step.
>
>The question is: does one need a special tool to remove the radio from the
>dash, or can I rig one up coat-hanger style?
>
>Any help in getting this problem solved will be gratefully received.
>
>Joe in Ontario
>
>
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From: tvsjr sprynet.com
Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2000 23:40:41 -0500
Subject: Re: Radio Control Dead Spot

One thing I forgot to mention. If you intend to use contact or switch
cleaner on the radio once you remove it, you need to be VERY careful. Most
of the cleaners are alcohol or solvent based (usually alcohol) and they
have the potential to quickly discolor or crystallize plastic. I was using
some on of the radios in my Expedition and got a little on the dash. It
changed my nice gray dash into a milky white in one spot.

I'm pretty sure that's all I have to say =)
Terry

At 11:34 PM 07/09/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Well, it's handy to have a real set of DIN tools laying around. They're
>usually $10-20 and can be found at your local auto parts store. However, I
>used a couple of small awls and managed to unlock the mechanisms without
>too much trouble (~5 minutes total).
>
>The DIN tools are essentially two U-shaped pieces of metal that taper down
>to a cone with a small ball attached to the very end.
>
>Terry
>
>At 09:26 PM 07/09/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>>Hi,
>>
>>The OEM radio/cassette unit in my '97 F-150 has developed a "dead spot" in
>>its volume control. In order to raise or lower the sound level, I have to
>>turn it far more than normal around the 1/3 up area to affect the volume.
>>
>>I'm assuming that the control needs some cleaning. Anyway, that is what I
>>shall investigate as a first step.
>>
>>The question is: does one need a special tool to remove the radio from the
>>dash, or can I rig one up coat-hanger style?
>>
>>Any help in getting this problem solved will be gratefully received.
>>
>>Joe in Ontario
>>
>>
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Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 06:59:43 -0400
From: "Bryan Y. Pritchard" mindspring.com>
Subject: PErformance Chip

I have a new Eddie Bauer Expedition and looking for the best performance
computer chip for it.
Any input?

Thanks

Bryan in Atlanta

bp1959 mindspring.com





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From: "Erik Marquez" alaska.com>
Subject: Trailer wiring
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 20:41:26 -0800


Hello all, been on the list for some time now, but been standing on the side
for a few months now. Just too darn much to do for an upcoming trip..Which
brings on the question.

Have 97 F350 CC, PSD, 4X4, LB, that I purchased used last year. I have only
the basic knowledge of what it came equipped with, I know the power and
drive train, engine control, and what I believe is a factory installed 4
wire flat trailer wiring harness. The problem and question is,, I now have
a need to wire in a electronic brake controller and rewire or convert the 4
wire flat to 7 wire for a trailer I'm getting in a few days when I go
through Canada. SO.... Does somebody make an adapter to use the existing
out put from the 4 wire?? I assume if so, I'll still have 3 more connections
to wire up? If I'm reading the wiring diagrams correctly, the four wires
from the 4 flat are directly used in the 7 wire setup, now I just wire in
the three additional circuits..correct? 1: will be the input from the
controller to the plug, to the trailer brakes; 1 will be a hot lead, to the
plug, to AUX. system on the trailer (if it uses this) and 1 will be hot
lead, to the plug, to the trailer battery (again if it uses this)

The trailer in question is a 30ft flat bed, equipment transport, 2 ea.
5,500# axles (so this would be four brakes? or two?) I do not believe it
will use the AUX. circuit, and unless it has a battery powered breakaway
system, it should not have a use for the trailer bat circuit.......correct??

Gang, am I missing something here???? On the one hand, I have a ton of
vehicle mechanical experience, and many hours of wiring, rewiring, OEM and
after market systems,, BUT this seems to easy, feels like I have forgot
something. Any help that can be provided, clarification or correction of my
ideas would be much appreciated. I will be towing a small auto transporter
using the OEM 4 wire flat, to can, so I really do not want to destroy that
setup, rather use it in the adaptation.

TIA

Erik Marquez
97 F350 CC, PSD, 4X4, LB ...AKA "The Mother Ship"
bronco78 alaska.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.home.gci.net/~bronco78
Home of the BB decal


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