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  1. Hi All,


    As you may or may not know, we just bought a 90.  We pulled out the radio because it wasn't working.  Someone had removed the tape deck and cut the wires as opposed to just pulling the plugs (see photo attached).  I'm not sure if these wires are needed for the radio module to work.  Can someone please advise how to test the radio module?


    I don't know why there are idiots out there that did what they did to this radio just to remove the tape deck!  It blows me away why people are so destructive. ?

    Reatta radio.jpg

  2. 12 hours ago, Kevin M said:

    @ncgirl05 I had a similar issue on my 91. I followed those instructions and it works fine now. Also was that the car for sale in Cincinnati? I remember seeing a driftwood one over that way for sale with about that mileage. 


    Yes!  That's the one!  One owner, garage kept, but the owner let a few things slide but they are all pretty easy fixes from what we see.  Got a great price on it as well. ? Driftwood has always been my favorite color so I was pretty excited.  

  3. 34 minutes ago, kgreen said:

    Ditto, ditto, ditto.  It's a shame that so much knowledge that has been shared on this forum is essentially lost in electron never-never land.  I agree with cahartley, I use that search option as well.  I find that even that search method misses out on good posts.  We have a two pronged problem here 1) the search capabilities seem limited for the lack of specificity in the results from a desired search of terms and 2) titles to threads are often poorly suited to searches.  


    ^^^ This.  I use to be able to search the forums quite easily.  That is no longer the case.  You can't even use the car name to try and narrow down the search because then EVERY SINGLE THREAD with that car name comes up.  Sooo frustrating.  


    Thanks all.  Looks like there's not much to be done for it. ?

  4. I'm sorry if this subject has been beaten to death but I am having a very difficult time using the search function (haven't been on the forums in a while and everything has changed!).....


    We bought a 1990 driftwood today with 77,800 miles on it.  There are several issues, but I'm not going to put that all in one post (that would be very bad).  The one we'd like to try and tackle first is the climate control.  Currently the only function that seems to work are the "off" button and the "auto".  The temperature control will not go up (only down), the heater button, bi-level, front and rear de-frost as well as the fan speed all do not light up and don't work.  The AC works fine and blows cold.  We've checked fuses.  We've only owned 88's and 89's so this is something new.


    Tips please on where to begin?


    On the plus side, we were thrilled to discover it had all manuals including log book and pens, tire pressure gauge, flashlight and atlas as in pristine condition!  I'd only heard of these items, I'd never seen them so it was pretty exciting ?

  5. Hello!


    I am having a mighty hard time finding anything using the forums 'search' function.  I recall that we used to be able to only search specific forums.  Now when I try to search it pulls information from ALL forums using the key words.  Is there some kind of tutorial?



  6. Hello,

    I'm not a vendor but we have 40 Chevy parts we could possibly bring.  Could you please define "junk"?  Are you saying you are only interested in re-chromed parts? Or are you interested in parts that need to be/can be re-chromed?  Do you have any parts you have duplicates of that you'd be will to sell i.e. windshield wipers, arm rests, hood nose trim piece etc?

  7. Car corral prices are always interesting. I cannot remember seeing so many '72 - '89 Mercedes SLs (we have an '89) - in prior years. Perhaps 10 -12 over Thursday - Friday, ranging from $3,800 to $20,000, or right at market the couple nice ones reflecting their condition, the middle and worn out ones priced accordingly. I think there were more R107 SLs present than Gen one Mustangs in the car corral - or maybe just how my eye is trained. Two standouts were the white 560 SL a PA dealer had, and a green 450 SL in really nice original condition on Saturday.

    I had the same thought - SO MANY SL's! I have a '77 so I was looking at them all as well.

  8. Leigh

    While it rained half of Thursday and all of Friday, I wouldn't call last year a Wash Out. Many vendors had record sales, and many buyers found a LOT of good things to take home (including me). Saturday's show day was about as perfect as you could imagine.

    BTW, how's that Clipped Pelican coming along?

    Well this is good to know!! Considering the weather reports that are coming out now I will keep this in mind!

    As for our Clipped Pelican... well.... Neal keeps getting distracted with other car purchases. He needs to STOP buying and START restoring. Oh, and then we decided we wanted to get into dog showing and breeding...... One thing after another! :eek: