Re: [DML] New delorean owner - some questions on repairs
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Re: [DML] New delorean owner - some questions on repairs

--- Derek <derek.grozio@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> - The AC is said to work when the compressor is
> jumped to the battery, but it will not turn 
> on from the dash switch. There is a constant hissing
> behind the dash. *My assumption* is 
> that it is the mode switch. I know Gradys sells a
> replacement for the rubber part that tends 
> to break down. Does this sound like the correct
> diagnosis?

We recently had a discussion about this (last week!). 
The hissing is probably unrelated to the compressor
turn on.  The Grady "rubber part" should fix your
hissing problem..  However, the compressor problem may
either be low freon or an electrical problem (Bad low
pressure switch, for example).

> - The door lights do not work nor (I do not believe)
> do the engine or trunk lights. *My 
> assumption* is that it is fuses or relays that need
> to be replaced, and I am planning on 
> getting the kits from one of the vendors. I also
> read that some people might disconnect 
> them for shows, which is highly possible with this
> car. Where would I look for such a 
> thing?

It was common for the light in the engine compartment
to melt and cause a short.  The fuse may be blown
because of it.  But, check the electrical connections
at the switch in the engine compartment.   Same for
the doors, check the switches to see if the wires have
been removed...  This takes less effort than asking
the question on the DML!

> - The one tail light flickers. *My assumption* is
> that it is a bad connection on the board. I 
> know they can be replaced, but I thought I also
> recall someone saying you can use a nut 
> and bolt to tighten up the light compartment for
> better contact. Any ideas on this?

Yup, Either replace the boards with the Grady ones or
try to repair your old ones.

> - I do not believe the reverse lights worked. My
> friend who went with me said he did not 
> recall them going on during the test drive. I am
> lost at this one as I never read about this 
> issue before.

Could be the tail light boards, or the reverse switch
in the transmission.  

> - The volt meter on the guages did not register.
> Could this be a fuse or relay issue? Owner 
> said it did work to his knowledge prior to the test
> drive.

Get yourself a service manual, and schematics.

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