[DML] Misc questions
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[DML] Misc questions

Hey everyone!

There are many things that I want to do on my DeLorean, but first and
foremost are 4 issues that need correction just so I can pass
inspection and get registration.  I've already had the car inspected
and now I have 1 month to fix the problems before a reinspection.

1.) Front brake rotors warped and warn heavily.  Pads have 9/32s left,
so I think they are okay.  I ordered 2 new front rotors from
specialtauto.com, but I'll probably have my mechanic do it and watch
him and learn (so I don't screw anything up).  My question here is
should I have bought new bearings also?  Are the bearings for
DeLoreans pretty commonplace; like if my mechanic finds that they are
damaged would he probably have compatible parts on hand?

2.) Passenger door when opened doesn't release both door lock
mechanisms simultaneously 100% of the time.  Just my luck that during
the inspection it didn't work, so it failed and I have fix this.  I
have read that you can remove the front locking mechanism but I would
rather just adjust it to release simultaneously.  My concern here is
that the clips that hold the trim onto the door seem to break easily?
 The driver side door trim is kinda screwed up; I'll want to fix that
at some point but in the process of fixing my passenger door I don't
want to damage trim removing it to get inside the door.  Can anyone
refer me to some good guide or some helpful tips?  I have PJ Grady's
shop manual but it isn't too detailed.

3.) High beams randomly will not come on.  Sometimes, flipping the
high beams will cause the low beams to cut out.  Again, my luck this
happened during inspection.  Sometimes they work just fine.  I checked
the fuse, and the relays... both relays click - even when the lights
don't come on.  So I guess it is a problem with the switch?  Should I
just dismantle the steering column housing and check the connections
etc?  Any tips?

4.) Back up lights.  When I go in reverse, apparently they don't light
up.  I think I found the spark-plug-like connection mounted to the
transmission that controls this, and its all corroded, the boot was
half off, etc.  A little tug and the whole wire fell off the
connection points.  I was just barely able to reach this without a
jack... my question here is can anyone give me some instructions for
how I can SAFELY jack up my D?  I have a single-car garage at my
apartment and I haven't bought any ramps, stands, or a floor jack yet
- I want to know how to go about doing this.  

Thanks in advance for any direction you can provide!

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