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Old 10-17-2016, 12:31 AM   #231 (permalink)
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If you disconnect your ECM harness, you'll need to go fish out the red and yellow wires for the reverse light switch. I had to go to the wrecker for mine after I went crazy cleaning out extra wiring.

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Old 10-17-2016, 11:21 PM   #232 (permalink)
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I need to get it inspected. I've run through the Texas DPS inspection list and I think I'm okay:
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Originally Posted by Texas Department of Public Safety
05.01 Inspect Every Passenger Car For: (Listed in suggested order of inspection)

* Check for evidence of Financial Responsibility

1. Horn
2. Windshield Wipers
3. Mirror
4. Steering
5. Seat Belts
6. Brakes (system) (Parking - beginning with 1960 models)
7. Tires
8. Wheel Assembly
9. Exhaust System
10. Exhaust Emission System (beginning with 1968 models)
11. Beam Indicator (beginning with 1948 models)
12. Tail Lamps (2); (1) if 1959 model or earlier
13. Stop Lamps (2); (1) if 1959 model or earlier
14. License Plate Lamp (1)
15. Rear Red Reflectors (2)
16. Turn Signal Lamps (beginning with 1960 models)
17. Head Lamps (2)
18. Motor, Serial, or Vehicle Identification Number
19. Gas caps on vehicles 2-24 model years old
20. Window Tint.
#18 is a concern, as is #10.
It's a 1997 car, I live in an "emissions inspection" county that normally hooks to the OBD II port, but Diesels are exempt. The concern that I have is that my car's VIN shows it's a gas, not a diesel. oh, boy
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:37 AM   #233 (permalink)
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Just have your registration updated for fuel type. That should exempt you. I had no problems changing from gasoline to electric up here in Canada.

You look like you're ready for your inspection. Good luck!
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Ok Kids,
I worked on the wiring to see if I could get the alternator to charge. The stud was loose and I accidentally let the white smoke out of the box... Alternators, among other things, run on white smoke. Once you let the white smoke out they no longer work!

I've ordered a new alternator from a shady eBay seller, so we will see what I get.

The Car is 90% ready to get inspected. Only things lacking are adding the turn signal bulbs and putting the wipers back on.
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:08 PM   #235 (permalink)
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Car is officially for sale. 1997 Kubota Diesel Geo Metro, Manual Transmission
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:28 PM   #236 (permalink)
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So I sold the car... But yesterday I was contacted by the current owner who was looking to sell the car. It's coming home tomorrow
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:42 PM   #237 (permalink)
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That's too cool!

I miss that little rascal, I'm sooo curious to know how many miles the guy put on it, what kind of mileage it got, etc.

Start a garage page for it!
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Old 10-17-2017, 11:16 AM   #238 (permalink)
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Interesting! What are your plans for it now?

Looking forward to updates.

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