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Post by Another name to remember Mon Oct 16, 2023 10:27 pm

Bad etiquette on my part as i have already posted a query elsewhere, so to make amends here is a belated introduction from North Yorkshire.
We have a Ford Duetto 2002 which has given mixed pleasure for the last 5yrs. Pleasurable ones being short multiple trips within the UK (with wife) and a couple of trips to the Alps (without wife). Offset by an alternator failure on the M6 in Birmingham, stranding us on the hard shoulder, only blessing was we had just left the 'smart motorway' section which would have been real scary.
Happy to field any Duetto user questions if i can. Adrian
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Post by Tinwheeler Mon Oct 16, 2023 10:48 pm

You could check out the search facility for specifics, ANTR, and welcome.
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Post by Dave Gee Tue Oct 17, 2023 5:34 am

Hi Adrian - welcome to the forum.
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Post by burlingtonboaby Tue Oct 17, 2023 6:15 am

Hi Adrian
Welcome to the forum from Bridington.
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Post by Dave 418 Wed Oct 18, 2023 1:58 pm

Hi Adrian from a former Duetto owner in our corner of Lincolnshire. Our Duetto served us well as a starter van until tin worm started a never ending battle.
We had alternator problems as we came into Avimore and I noticed the brakes didn’t do a lot of stopping and the battery light was on Investigation proved the belt was slack because the bolt had fallen out of the adjuster allowing the alternator to move back. I found an exhaust centre in town and scrounged a bolt from them. It cost we tea fund money but it got us back on the road. I don’t think the current Transit will be quiet as easy for roadside repairs. twiddle_thumbs
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Post by Another name to remember Wed Oct 18, 2023 9:32 pm

Dave 418 wrote:Hi Adrian from a former Duetto owner in our corner of Lincolnshire. Our Duetto served us well as a starter van until tin worm started a never ending battle.
We had alternator problems as we came into Avimore and I noticed the brakes didn’t do a lot of stopping and the battery light was on ┬áInvestigation proved the belt was slack because the bolt had fallen out of the adjuster allowing the alternator to move back. I found an exhaust centre in town and scrounged a bolt from them. It cost we tea fund money but it got us back on the road. I don’t think the current Transit will be quiet as easy for roadside repairs. twiddle_thumbs
Hi Dave, thanks for your response and reminiscing. By chance did you ever need to access the rear light cluster, i need to replace the near side brake light bulb but cannot see an obvious means of access to the back of the light cluster. Tried the Search facility and have put a query in elsewhere but tagged it on to the back of anothers similar question albeit different model.
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Post by Dave 418 Thu Oct 19, 2023 12:08 am

I can’t remember the os maybe via a panel on the back of the bathroom wall with the back door open. I still have the scar from getting in via the fridge vents care of a long wood screw sticking out.
Ours was N Reg so maybe different to yours but the light units were held in by plastic wing nuts.
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Post by Dave 418 Thu Oct 19, 2023 12:21 am

To add to my last I can confirm there is a rectangular panel in the back wall of the bathroom visible with the rear door open as I thought. Don’t drop the wing nuts. blushes
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Post by Another name to remember Thu Oct 19, 2023 8:09 pm

Dave 418 wrote:To add to my last I can confirm there is a rectangular panel ┬áin the back wall of the bathroom visible with the rear door open as I thought. Don’t drop the wing nuts. blushes
Thanks Dave for further response will investigate at the weekend, if weather permits.
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