B3 3.3 Torch in Glovebox

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B3 3.3 Torch in Glovebox

Post by Rav » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:04 pm

I noticed the torch in the glovebox doesnt work. :cry: Its not the end of the world, but i like all the odds and sods to work.

I am guessing that the batteries are shot - has anyone sucessfuly repaired one of these? I cant see how to get in?
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Post by PhillV8S » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:13 pm

You can buy one from eBay for a few pounds so not really worth trying to fix it.
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Post by Alpina Jim » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:43 pm

My 1998 one is amazingly still going strong.
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Post by Rav » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:42 pm

What could go wrong in one? I will buy a working one from Ebay and take the original one apart to see whats what!
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2000 Porsche Boxster S - Viola
2015 Audi A4 Avant Ultra - Wife's car
2002 VW Lupo 1.4 16v - Daughter's car

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Post by ade and liz flint » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:01 pm

Rav wrote:What could go wrong in one?
Batteries, bulb, switch, charging contacts can go wrong. IIRC they're pretty well sealed up. Long ago I had one 'die' and I'm far from averse from dismantling stuff as it's my 'thing'. I didn't bother with the torch and spent my time better elsewhere! :lol:
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E91 B3SBiturbo #127
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Previously loved:
ALPINA: E92 B3SBiturbo #285, E90 D3Biturbo #097, E85 Roadster S #168 & variety of 'grey' 4 and 6-cyl BMW lumps.
PORSCHE: Macan S, Cayman 981 S

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