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    Looking at getting another DeLorean, so I need a little help, please!

    Not, implying You. You had already stated the DPO did it. Now you need to plug them back in and let engine run till the fans cycle ON and OFF once to verify the Otterstat is still Good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLoreanDMC81 View Post
    Thank you so much for that info, that helps out a ton. That's more info than I've gotten from anyone, about those wires, in 3 months. lol

    Following your pictures I think I found those otterstat wires I've been looking for.

    Tell me, does this look right to you?
    Glad I could help out! And man, that's some A+ Previous Owner Syndrome, lol...

    Something else you can do with the otterstat once you verify that it works is put an industrial-grade zip tie around it to make sure it doesn't shake loose while you're going down the highway. You can kind of see mine in the pic where it goes between the plugs.

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    Hey gang! It's been a while since I've updated my progress on getting the car back on the road. So far so good. I've been out of town for several months now and haven't been able to work on the car.

    Now I'm back, cleaned my coolant lines, got them reconnected, and even got the block plugs out with extreme ease!

    Now is the time to fill the car back up with coolant. I'm trying to clean out the block the best I can, by sticking the garden hose in the back hose, to get all the loose debris and junk out.

    My question is which way does the coolant flow? From the driver's side, to the radiator, then back towards the engine on the passenger side? Or vise versa?

    And about how much coolant does it take to fill the system?

    Thanks all, and hopefully by tomorrow I'll be completely finished with things, for now.

    James
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLoreanDMC81 View Post
    My question is which way does the coolant flow? From the driver's side, to the radiator, then back towards the engine on the passenger side?
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    Also the heater core lines donít flush out naturally either. Technically, you would need to disconnect the lines where they attach to the engine. Then connect extension hoses to the lines too clear them out. Most people donít go to the trouble to do this and just let the new coolant dilute the 1-2 quarts that might be left in the system.
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    Hey everyone! It's been a while since I posted here.

    I can't believe I didn't say it till now, but I got the car completely running, filled it with coolant and hopefully got the lines bled. Of course it's leaking in a few spots, mainly because the ends of the coolant pipes themselves are corroded and eaten through. But the car runs!

    I meant to ask this forever and a day ago, ever since I've had the car the passenger side door has been dead. Meaning, lights do not work on it and the window won't work. The lights do work on the drivers side, can't remember if the window does though.

    Any suggestions on what to look for with that problem. It wouldn't bother me so much but the passenger window is rolled down a little bit and I don't want water or garbage getting into the car.

    Thanks everyone!

    James
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLoreanDMC81 View Post
    Hey everyone! It's been a while since I posted here.

    I can't believe I didn't say it till now, but I got the car completely running, filled it with coolant and hopefully got the lines bled. Of course it's leaking in a few spots, mainly because the ends of the coolant pipes themselves are corroded and eaten through. But the car runs!

    I meant to ask this forever and a day ago, ever since I've had the car the passenger side door has been dead. Meaning, lights do not work on it and the window won't work. The lights do work on the drivers side, can't remember if the window does though.

    Any suggestions on what to look for with that problem. It wouldn't bother me so much but the passenger window is rolled down a little bit and I don't want water or garbage getting into the car.

    Thanks everyone!

    James
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    So the door lights and the door window don't have a lot in common electrically. Perhaps they are independent problems:

    Just looking first at the door lights - does the door ajar warning come on with only the passenger door open? (I'm assuming the door ajar warning light is working with the driver door). If not, then you might check the door plunger switch and/or the ground connection for the switch. If the warning light comes on, then check the bulbs to make sure they're not burned out. If they're OK, check the purple wire power to the door lights. This can be checked without opening up the door by taking a light lens off and using a meter to see if the bulb socket has +12 volts as measured to a good ground point.

    For the window - Is there any movement or noise at all when the window switch is activated? If there is, then it could be something jammed mechanically. If not, then check to see if the motor is getting power and ground. The polarity reverses to the motor in order to change direction. If no voltage to the motor, it may be a switch problem or a wiring issue. Pull the switch and check that +12 power wire is making a good connection (light green w/white). Also check that the ground is connected (black). Can you measure 12 volt power between them? If the power connections are good, check to see if power is headed out the wires to the window motor (the slate/red wire and the slate/blue wire) when the switch is pushed up and down.

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    Thanks for the help Ron. I actually never thought of looking at the door switch. The drivers ajar light goes off when you you push in the drivers side switch, but does nothing for the passengers side.

    So then I crawled under the dash and took the picture. You can see these wires just hanging there. Any idea where they attach to? I assum they go to the passenger side switch, but there are 4 wires total and only 2 hook up areas.

    Thanks!

    James
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLoreanDMC81 View Post
    Thanks for the help Ron. I actually never thought of looking at the door switch. The drivers ajar light goes off when you you push in the drivers side switch, but does nothing for the passengers side.

    So then I crawled under the dash and took the picture. You can see these wires just hanging there. Any idea where they attach to? I assum they go to the passenger side switch, but there are 4 wires total and only 2 hook up areas.

    Thanks!

    James
    Those extra wires on the passenger side are probably for the glovebox light. The light itself or the switch that is supposed to be located just beside where the latch is. I know when I first got my car, that switch was hanging down and I didn't even see it right away. It is the same type of switch that's used for the engine bay light.

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