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Chrysler 300M



  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    Well, I took the whole computer unit apart. Neat stuff in there. The LED display is especially cool. Anyway, with everything apart I plugged the wiring unit directly into the comptuer board, and hanging from the ceiling it read....67 degrees. Sheesh. It was cool that as the computer board gently turned hanging from the wire the compass reading changed. heh. At least I took the opportunity to permanantly attach some parts together that were rattling in their seats. Hopefully that will help the rattle problem.

    Ok, I guess my next test is to go see if their is an issue on the sensor side. Anyone know where the external temperature sensor is?
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    The back of the lights are held on with small clips and what I've called "Mushroom pillars". Picture two pieces, the front lens assembly and a back reflective plate. The bulb sits between them. The edge of the lens assembly has a 3/4 long plastic pillar that juts out the back. The rear assembly has a corresponding hole. Once the two halves are mated someone in otto's world hits the top of the post with something real hot and melts it into the shape of the mushroom. The two halves are held together because the rod won't slip out of the hole. I believe, but I could be wrong, that you'd have to un-mushroom it to get at the bug. I did it by accident.

  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    Maybe mine looks dim because of the 50% tint I have on the side windows. I'll check the feature documentation and give the final answer. ;)
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    It's driver side only.
  • scotianscotian Posts: 1,064
    I think I'll try compressed air...
  • drpixeldrpixel Posts: 256
    drpixel. Regarding suggestions for increasing membership. Fisrt, we have more that 156 members right now. At last count and including the membership packages I haven't put together yet since I've been playing "Glenn beye, Male Nurse" (my S.O. had surgery...), we have 165 members. I know you know this, but OUR club--and I stress OUR in caps--went live officially February 15. We started with -- 'officially -- 10 members, the Founding Fathers and Mothers so to speak; founded by and for 300m owners/enthusiasts everywhere. We have members from Sweden, Switzerland, Alaska and Hawaii, we receive email from as far away as Saudi Arabia...sheesh: when I think of JUST that, I'm truly amazed.
    Granted, I'd like to see our ranks swell to the hundreds like the PT Cruiser CLub has, but I prefer that we move along, incresing in numbers gradually, rather than a flood gate opening.
    Look at the people whom you and I and many others have met here on this forum. Like many others, it was my initial contact with this forum (..actually a much earlier forum...but the same place..) that helped me decide to buy eMily. Look how far we've come, Rick. From 10 members to 165 in only a few short months--not to bad for a small car club, right?

    We've had TWO club events and third will ocurr tomorrow in sunny Wall Township, Wall, New Jersey; and I cannot wait to meet my fellow 300m'ers. Watch our web site over the next week or so as a sub-site goes up with pictures and text, and maybe some streaming video/avi file of the festivities.

    I know you'd like us to have more members as would many others, do I; but all things in their time, my friend. As we continue to grow as a club -- improving our web site, adding to what we have to offer our members as well as non-members, gradually increasing our membership -- we can only get better. I look forward to the day when out ranks WILL be counted -- not by hundreds -- but by legions; until that time grow with us member #12--the best is yet to come.
    (I will now step down off of my pulpit in my capacity as the Right Reverend Doctor Billy Joe Pixel--can I have an AMEN, my brothers and sisters?.....)

  • How about trying one of those cans of compressed air used for cleaning computers?
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    Everything is now back together, and I DID notice that the climate control is working fine Scott. I guess before it was temporarily insane. It's just the outside temp reading. I guess I'll let the 5* worry about the problem.
  • Thanks sdmike2, I thought I may have had a freeby coming. Now if I can find out the cost of these new turn signal mirrors and they work with the dimming option and they are colour coded for the Inferno Red, I might take the plunge, but knowing manufacturers, I might not like the price.
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    My guess is that you'd be talking a couple of hundred each. The mirrors for the 2000 M are about $190 according to
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    Not sure if you can separate the clamshell of those lights enough to even blow the little bugger out with compressed air. Might still need to get over the mushroom. The good news is that if you force the lamp apart you can always use a soldering iron to put it back together.
  • I thought it would be about that much, I'll wait and see and maybe I will take that plunge, as I do like the concept.
  • The outside temp sensor is mounted to the front bumper beam of the car.if you look through the lower front grill on the right side you will see a wire and a black plastic sensor mounted to the bottom of the beam. As for the overhead unit ,we do not install this piece, it comes mounted to the headliner assenbly from an outside parts vendor and we just install the whole headliner unit to the car. At one time the headliner was screwed to the roof , now we glue them in.

    mikeyjohn.-the new turn signal mirrors do not light up the mirror itself ,the outer case has a bulb and lens on it. So even if you left your signal on you would not be able to see the light flash .
  • Thanks Otto!!!!
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    As a last ditch effort, and something I probably should have done sooner, I've disconnected the battery. Maybe it will jolt the system back into shape when re-connected.
  • 300michael300michael Posts: 1,815
    at There is a black one for you Rogor:) It is at the bottom. Actually the new grill starts to look pretty good, and kind of grows on you. But they should have kept the emblem in th center.
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    Boy, that is a completely UNLOADED 300M. Am I right? No options? The base '01 was $30,295 including destination charge. That $28,995 is a full $1,300 cheaper!! GEEZ!

  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    I still Don't like the grill. It looks like a dumb grin. On the previous models the wing broke up the grill enough to not give that impression.
  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    they just showed it on Autoweek TV
  • I've probably had more experience changing flats than most here. I've had four (4) flats since last October. All with the standard wrench, no problems at all.

    As far as cleaning the leather, I just use saddle soap.

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