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Old October 4th, 2016, 01:36 PM
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- Warning lights - I'm being told that the early 200TDIs (mine is a 1991) don't have a hand brake light. Accurate?

- Fuel Gauge & Low Fuel Light - i actually ran out of gas at around 1/4 tank. No warning light came on. I'm being told that there are only two wires. One for ground and one for the gauge so no warning light. Is this accurate?

- Speedometer - mine jumps around like crazy on smooth freeway. is that normal?

- Cigarette Lighter doesn't work so will replace. I assume this is pretty easy

- Turn signal doesn't stay when turning right so needs to be replaced

- Rear Wiper - what are people's opinion on rear wipers? I got a new rear door with a tire arm. They did not install a wiper on the new door. Is it worth installing and drilling a hole in the door, etc?
Truck looks great.

1. Correct no warning light for hand brake

2. There is a low fuel module taped behind the dash on your truck fed off the gauge wire. I gave up on mine and pulled the low fuel bulb. Wouldn't surprise me if your PO did as well.

3. Mine jumped a bit too. Make sure the speedo cable is tight on the transfer case where it attaches. If you crawl under you will see a nut on a stud that holds it in. Mine was bouncy a bit, switched to electrical speedo. Smooth now.

4. Check fuse

5. I would go without it if I didn't have it.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 01:54 PM
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I took delivery of the truck on Friday. It was perfect timing as I had a wedding up in Humboldt on a 1000 acre ranch where we all camped out. What a perfect weekend to put the D110 through the motions and get to know her. Did some river crossings and some fun offroading. Overall I am very happy with the truck and the condition of the refurbishment. High quality work and a great paint job. I do have some specific questions for everyone.

- Warning lights - I'm being told that the early 200TDIs (mine is a 1991) don't have a hand brake light. Accurate?

- Fuel Gauge & Low Fuel Light - i actually ran out of gas at around 1/4 tank. No warning light came on. I'm being told that there are only two wires. One for ground and one for the gauge so no warning light. Is this accurate?

- Speedometer - mine jumps around like crazy on smooth freeway. is that normal?

- Cigarette Lighter doesn't work so will replace. I assume this is pretty easy

- Turn signal doesn't stay when turning right so needs to be replaced

- Rear Wiper - what are people's opinion on rear wipers? I got a new rear door with a tire arm. They did not install a wiper on the new door. Is it worth installing and drilling a hole in the door, etc?

I have a 1991 and I don't have a warning light for the hand brake.
I DO have a warning light for low fuel but it is tied to the gauge (mine doesn't work below 1/4 so reports low when I have fuel left in tank)
Rear wiper depends on use IMHO mine was removed but haven't needed it yet but I still have winter ahead so I may change my opinion on that one.
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Old October 5th, 2016, 11:02 AM
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Thanks guys. Very helpful. I won't push for the rear wiper. I don't think this will be a big deal and I'm all for fewer holes in the truck.

Do people take their trucks through car wash? I did after getting it nice and dirty and water came pouring in through the right side of the upper dash vents. However I drove the car in light rain already and there were no leaks. Any ideas on source/how to fix or just stay away from car washes?
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