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About eolair

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    Saab 9-3 Aero

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    Manchester
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    Consultant
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    audi a6
  1. Hi in a similar vein to http://www.tyresmoke.net/forum/car-electronics-satnav-i-c-e-multimedia/123667-a6-climate-control-electrical-problem-help-needed.html , I have aircon failure and multiple warning lights appear at the same time. It's a 2003 1.9SE A6, with a venerable 180k on the clock. Last week multiple failures appeared at the same time, viz: * ABS/ESP yellow warning light * oil sensor yellow warning light * Aircon and climate control unit has no power / lights showing * electrical wing mirror control not working * rear window demister not working * DIS temp either doesn't show, or displays silly temp like -25o Everything else is fine, all other hazard / warning / DIS / dashpod displays appear normal. I suspect damp wiring or dodgy fuses. Has any one experience of this, or can provide a wiring diagram so I can see what is common? I already tried one audio 'specialist', who failed to complete the service I'd asked for, and completely ignored the electricals, and had the gumption to hand back the car saying, "you really need to book it in to have those electricals checked". Grrr that's what I did! - sorry rant over. So back to matter at hand, wiring diagrams or inspiration gratefully received. G
  2. FS: Spyder2Pro Monitor Calibrator

    will this do LCD calibration? And it works with OS X?
  3. cake or bed?

    CAKE OR BED A HUSBAND IS AT HOME WATCHING A FOOTBALL MATCH WHEN HIS WIFE INTERRUPTS, "HONEY, COULD YOU FIX THE LIGHT IN THE HALLWAY? IT'S BEEN FLICKERING FOR WEEKS NOW." HE LOOKS AT HER AND SAYS ANGRILY, "FIX THE LIGHTS NOW? DOES IT LOOK LIKE I HAVE "POWERGEN" WRITTEN ON MY FOREHEAD? I DON'T THINK SO!" "FINE!" THEN THE WIFE ASKS, "WELL THEN, COULD YOU FIX THE FRIDGE DOOR? IT WON'T CLOSE RIGHT" TO WHICH HE REPLIED, "FIX THE FRIDGE DOOR? DOES IT LOOK LIKE I HAVE "FRIDGIDAIRE" WRITTEN ON MY FOREHEAD? I DON'T THINK SO!" "FINE!" SHE SAYS "THEN YOU COULD AT LEAST FIX THE STEPS TO THE FRONT DOOR? THEY ARE ABOUT TO BREAK" "I'M NOT A CARPENTER AND I DON'T WANT TO FIX STEPS", HE SAYS, "DOES IT LOOK LIKE I HAVE "TAYLOR WOODROW" WRITTEN ON MY FOREHEAD? I DON'T THINK SO! I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS, I'M GOING TO THE PUB!!!!" SO HE GOES TO THE PUB AND DRINKS FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS................ HE STARTS TO FEEL GUILTY ABOUT HOW HE TREATED HIS WIFE, AND DECIDES TO GO HOME AS HE WALKS INTO THE HOUSE HE NOTICES THAT THE STEPS ARE ALREADY FIXED. AS HE ENTERS THE HOUSE , HE SEES THE HALL LIGHT IS WORKING AS HE GOES TO GET A BEER, HE NOTICES THE FRIDGE DOOR IS FIXED. HONEY, HE ASKS, "HOW'D ALL THIS GET FIXED?" SHE SAID, "WELL, WHEN YOU LEFT I SAT OUTSIDE AND CRIED. JUST THEN A NICE YOUNG MAN ASKED ME WHAT WAS WRONG, AND I TOLD HIM. HE OFFERED TO DO ALL THE REPAIRS, AND ALL I HAD TO DO WAS EITHER GO TO BED WITH HIM OR BAKE A CAKE." HE SAID, "SO WHAT KIND OF CAKE DID YOU BAKE?" SHE REPLIED, "HELLOOOOO.., DO YOU SEE "MR KIPLING" WRITTEN ON MY FOREHEAD? I DON'T THINK SO!"
  4. not sure if this is real or not, but it sounds good cheating ho
  5. Canon G6 Powershot, woss it worth?

    wot he said. Given that a D40 can be had for about £250 now
  6. Best Broadband freebies

    zen aren't cheap but always rate highly for quality and customer service. I swapped to Freedom2Surf - (now part of tiscali). They're slightly cheaper £14/m @8mb, with a good service - in two years I've had one afternoon outage. Back in the day, ('95 or so) I worked for Ireland's fastest ISP. We had 3Mb/s link for 14000 customers, and it was considered the dog's danglys. Yes 3mbit, 14000 customers.
  7. Apple .webarchive Help Please

    there is a windows version of Safari iirc. don't know if it can read the .webarchive though. If you have a fixed number of files, and you have some access to a mac you can use safari to convert them to PDFs
  8. I'd like a new camera please..

    nikon are selling off the d40 atm - see currys web site. with cash back, it come to about £240. you can get a 70-200 lens for about £120. Takes good pictures out of the box.
  9. Leather retrim... or not?

    leather is a pain in winter without heated seats, and sweaty in summer if you spend any time in the car. Go leather + alcantara - no frostbite or heat rash, and might be cheaper.
  10. Total Beginners Diving Holiday

    re the diving thing... I learned a couple of years back and here's what I'd suggest: * remember to breathe. don't laugh - it's easy to forget when you're trying to remember all the things you need to do underwater. Not breathing is a Bad Thing when changing depth. * Take your time descending, and allow your ears to equalise. Don't be rushed by anyone, If you're uncomfortable, signal and ascend. * Always be well hydrated. It's easy to get a bit dry in a hot climate and being active. Dehydration is a risk factor for nitrogen narcosis. * Have a blast, it's a great life skill, and you'll meet great people. If you are out there for more than a few days, consider doing the advanced course. The new skills and extra experience will make a big difference to how you enjoy the sport. the only thing to watch for is how soon you fly back after your dive, but the local centre can advise you.
  11. Jabs etc. for Far eastern travel.

    Re vaccinations, Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio, Hep A and Hep B may be worth considering. Some are free on the NHS, others you have to pay for privately. General good hygine goes a long way to staying out of trouble. Wash hands with soap/water (or alco gel as a backup) before and after eating, and before and after toilet. Wet-wipes are your friend. A couple of small bottles of alco-gel hand rub are also very handy. Don't eat food that hasn't been peeled/cooked or washed with bottled water. Street vendors often have really tasty and cheap food, but don't eat anything you haven't seen being cooked in front of you.
  12. Jabs etc. for Far eastern travel.

    Length of Prophylaxis * Chloroquine, Proguanil & Maloprim Start one week before travel, throughout your stay in an endemic area and continue for four weeks after return. * Mefloquine (Lariam) Start two and a half weeks before travel, throughout your stay in an endemic area and continue for four weeks after return. * Doxycycline Start two days before travel, throughout your stay in an endemic area and continue for four weeks after return. *Malarone Start two days before travel, throughout your stay in an endemic area and continue for one week after return. from http://www.traveldoctor.co.uk/asia.htm#2nda The page also has advice on suitability while pregnant / breastfeeding.
  13. Jabs etc. for Far eastern travel.

    see here for advice on malaria - http://www.traveldoctor.co.uk/malaria.htm Note that thailand has mefloquine resistant maleria. Avoidance and reduction of bites play a big part. Use a DEET based spray, if your are not sensitive and cover up with long sleeves/trousers in the evenings. Avoid standing water. I travelled fairly extensively in middle east, se asia and india, including rural areas. The above advice and a daily dose of doxycycline worked for me. YMMV. Doxy may not be suitable for someone on the pill, and you have to remember to take it every day. It is cheap though, and widely available. Some prophylactics require you continue after you leave the malaria region - don't skip this. If you get any flu like symptoms within 3 months (iirc - check this out) of returning, contact your GP *immediately* and emphasise you've been to a malaria region. If you've got time in Sin City, check out the night time zoo safari - it's good. Also use the metro system to go anywhere, cheap and quick. Walking any distance in the humidity gets boring quickly. HTH and have a great trip.
  14. ISDN2 Pricing

    [ QUOTE ] I recall watching a show where pete tong highjacked an ISDN connection in Ibiza so that he could broadcast. Is it just a case of Point to point giving better quality? or does the digital side of ISDN give that clarity [/ QUOTE ] analogue phone calls clip the sound - eliminating anything above 4Khz or so, that's why S's and F's are hard to distinguish. ISDN samples at a fairly high rate (16 KHz iirc) so sounds fairly natural.