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    Congrats of your first year of D awesomeness!

    Congrats of your first year of D awesomeness!
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    [Electrical] Yes, those connector symbols are all over the...

    Yes, those connector symbols are all over the place. Based on the diagram I'd guess the dot in the diagram is a bundle of stubbed purple wires grouped into a crimp connector with lots of black tape...
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    [Electrical] That connector is likely the oval on the P wire...

    That connector is likely the oval on the P wire shown in quadrant I3 on the schematic, not the dot you point to in post #4.

    Expect to see a P wire on both sides of the grille connector.
  4. [Fuel] Ether is what's in starting fluid. Any auto parts...

    Ether is what's in starting fluid. Any auto parts store will have it.

    LINK: Starting Fluid

    1 can is plenty. Follow the instructions on the can.

    If an engine starts with starting fluid but...
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    [Electrical] Handy photo here - the purple wire and black...

    Handy photo here - the purple wire and black wires and their connectors seen behind the grille.

    52896
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    [Frame & Body] Here's Dave S. talking about hammering the glass...

    Here's Dave S. talking about hammering the glass and carrier apart.

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?267

    Says the glass never broke but that the heating plus hammer method did not always get...
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    [Electrical] Pretty hard to get a photo of it (black on black...

    Pretty hard to get a photo of it (black on black in a dark place) but I can see mine clearly with a good flashlight. After you find it you might decide to leave it alone...

    For your hunt refer to...
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    There are 2 or 3 threads about voltmeter accuracy...

    There are 2 or 3 threads about voltmeter accuracy including this one: LINK: http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?10917

    As near as I can tell it's usually, not in any order, one of more of these 3...
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    [Suspension] Let us know what the shop finds. Yes,...

    Let us know what the shop finds.

    Yes, something may have changed. Good rotors can go bad fast for lots of reason on any car.

    Agreeing with Rob about the brake fluid flush. When you did your MC...
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    [Suspension] The braking/shaking symptom you describe is...

    The braking/shaking symptom you describe is almost certainly due to a front brake rotor issue on one or both sides. It's normal enough but you do want to attend to it. DeLorean brakes are pretty much...
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    Thanks, that was the confirming info I was...

    Thanks, that was the confirming info I was looking to get before the OP got too far down the path of just repurposing the LGW (mirror heat and mirror switch) wire.
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    According to the wiring diagram the LGW wires in...

    According to the wiring diagram the LGW wires in both doors come from Fuse 9. And one of them supplies the mirror switch as well as the (missing) left mirror heater. According to my reading of the...
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    About this wiring suggestion - any comments from...

    About this wiring suggestion - any comments from vendors or those who've done a popper mod?

    Do I recall that the light green/white (LGW) wire that feeds the (missing) driver mirror heater is the...
  14. Thread: Fuel Mileage

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    [Engine] Stock motor, 5-spd: City - 20mpg Mixed...

    Stock motor, 5-spd:

    City - 20mpg
    Mixed suburbs/hwy - 22mpg
    Long trips at <70mph - 27mpg
  15. Thread: LTB - T-Panel

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    [Wanted] Repairing T-panel

    +1

    To the OP or anybody with a bent T-panel - consider also an option to get with Rob Grady or Chris Nicholson (PJ Grady EU) for remote repair since T-panels ship pretty well. You might start with...
  16. Thread: Introductions!

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    Sticky: Replying to Post #644 above. Hi Mike, ...

    Replying to Post #644 above.

    Hi Mike,

    Welcome and happy hunting to you. You ask good questions, which is a great start for understanding classic car ownership.

    About the financing for a...
  17. Thread: Front Facia Print

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    [Frame & Body] Good theory - I think the "lucky to be...

    Good theory - I think the "lucky to be repainting" message confirms it.

    The imprinted words are 'Michelin Halte' written in mirror image
    There is a brand of tire levers in the EU called Michelin...
  18. Thread: Power Windows

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    [Electrical] Use a 12V test lamp or a voltmeter to see if you...

    Use a 12V test lamp or a voltmeter to see if you really have 12V(+) into both new switches. With a new fuse and with ignition in ACC or ON position you should have 12V at the switch.

    Just as...
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    Sticky: The fuel pump inertia switch is a common safety...

    The fuel pump inertia switch is a common safety feature of fuel-injected cars of the era. It opens the ground circuit of the fuel pump in the event of a significant side/front/rear impact or a...
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    [Suspension] First a safety note as part of this job: take the...

    First a safety note as part of this job: take the time to inspect the same bolt on the other side of the car. Your best bet is to assume it is also in need of replacement/upgrade - so plan to order a...
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    [For Sale] PVGP means Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix? It won...

    PVGP means Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix? It won an award there?

    You are making your first forum post to sell the car? Care to tell us which transmission and interior color it has as a start?
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    No experience with that solution. You are...

    No experience with that solution.

    You are saying there is a known lifetime issue with this standard/approved "3M Tape" part?
    LINK: DMC int. rearview mirror mount pad

    You need something...
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    [General] The first few words of this reply are the best...

    The first few words of this reply are the best ones to operate from right off the bat for this.

    Moderators, is there a bot check button you can push for checking the original post?
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    [General] Purple wire with black stripe? It plugs into one...

    Purple wire with black stripe?
    It plugs into one of the two horns.
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    [Frame & Body] No, have not seen a set of D wheels from them,...

    No, have not seen a set of D wheels from them, have only passed by the shop to see where they are in case I need any wheel work someday. The recommendation from the former D owner was based on their...
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