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TELBOY
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« Reply #255 on: August 28, 2019, 07:47:26 pm »

Thanks gain Roy. I will start by ordering new switches. Just Ó bit of curiosity....eow is the one that had manual windows and i  checked your diagram , It says that all wiring going into the doors was optional but eow has what looks like original wiring for the motors and switches. Either it had a conversion to manual previously or someone fitted all the wires but they do all look original
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« Reply #256 on: September 03, 2019, 10:58:43 pm »

Thanks gain Roy. I will start by ordering new switches. Just Ó bit of curiosity....eow is the one that had manual windows and i  checked your diagram , It says that all wiring going into the doors was optional but eow has what looks like original wiring for the motors and switches. Either it had a conversion to manual previously or someone fitted all the wires but they do all look original

First Terry, I do have some new switches if you haven't already ordered some.

Second, that is interesting that they should fit the door electric window wiring even though it was not going to be used.  That is like the fact that all Murena have the wiring in the rear loom for a right hand rear fog lamp, yet the lamps did not have the parts in them, and they never officially sold them to any RHD market like the UK where it was actually required, so it was superfluous.  Matra obviously weren't as cost conscious as someone like Ford who would never have 'wasted' money like that!  Smiley

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« Reply #257 on: September 04, 2019, 12:35:37 pm »

If that's the original number or an age-related one then it must be very early.  My early Murena doesn't have the wiring for electric windows.
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« Reply #258 on: September 04, 2019, 06:39:04 pm »

Hi Roy / Pete
Have ordered 4 new or replacement switches.
I think it is an early one because inside the doors it was originally the gold colour and it has the early identification chassis number which dates it as "manufactured" late 1980 early 81. ( X5 551 BX......  1981 MODEL). Think that's right!
I did the check you advised Roy and two of my switches were ok and two broken! sods law.
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« Reply #259 on: September 21, 2019, 01:40:38 pm »

For those of you not yet bored with my "doings", ....a question!
When does a solution become a bodge???
As you may remember I have been tying to fit electric windows to eow. The actuators being from a Renault 9 didn't fit in that the outer tube the flexible control arm slides through was too long making the mounting of the motor impossible.
I had already made an upper support and riveted this to the actuator to add additional support and the only way of positioning the motor was to cut a section of the outer tube off.
This enabled the motor to be positioned in the right place but when the window reached the top the tubes just pushed apart.
After thinking of how to permanently join the two ends for several weeks, I came upon the idea of using a 10mm "push fit" gas connector.
The electric window now works perfectly (courtesy of the new switches) am absolutely delighted.......on to the next side Smiley
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« Reply #260 on: September 21, 2019, 02:50:09 pm »

If it's a bodge, It's a neat one!
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« Reply #261 on: September 22, 2019, 07:02:15 am »

If it's a bodge, It's a neat one!

Absolutely - that's brilliant!
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