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Post by Jules 132 Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:29 am

Hello everyone, I introduced myself a couple of weeks ago and have now taken ownership of my lovely new to me Autosleeper Symbol.  It has been meticulously looked after by the previous owner Derek Steele and I feel very lucky to be its next owner.  If Derek is on here I would love to ask him a few questions if that is allowed. There is a weird cylinder thingy in the glove compartment which I have no idea of and also a switch under the cooker alongside other switches and fuses which doesn’t seem to do anything or affect anything if turned off. The reg is HX13 GMG.
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Post by Fixer Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:09 pm

If you put a couple of photos on, you will likely get some answers anyway
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Post by Jules 132 Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:15 pm

Fixer wrote:If you put a couple of photos on, you will likely get some answers anyway
Thank you fixer I will do that, however the items I refer to have been installed by the owner and did not come with the van so could be difficult 😣. I’ll take some photos tomorrow. up!
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Post by BobK Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:34 am

Could your switch under the cooker be a hob isolator switch, assuming you have a gas/electric cooker?   My 2005 Rienza had one.
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Post by Jules 132 Wed Apr 17, 2024 10:01 am

BobK wrote:Could your switch under the cooker be a hob isolator switch, assuming you have a gas/electric cooker?   My 2005 Rienza had one.
Oh that’s a point, I’ll hook up later and check it to see.  The chap that did the handover had no idea. He did turn the hot plate on but I’m not sure if he’d turned that switch off first. Another suggestion was it may have been a switch for a microwave but I don’t think the original owner had one.
Thank you Bob. It’s all a bit daunting at first as every van has different quirks.  

I also can’t work out how to Bluetooth my phone to the radio as can’t seem to find a setting in the radio despite there being buttons on the steering wheel to accept calls etc. 😫.
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Post by Nue Sun Apr 21, 2024 7:10 pm

A very warm welcome from a neighbour, Ferndown near Bournemouth
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Post by Dave Gee Mon Apr 22, 2024 5:06 am

If the cylinder thingy has an offset it might be for putting oil in the engine.
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Post by Jules 132 Mon Apr 22, 2024 7:35 am

Dave Gee wrote:If the cylinder thingy has an offset it might be for putting oil in the engine.
Thanks Dave I’ll take a some photos of all the things I can’t work out.
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Post by Jules 132 Tue Jun 04, 2024 6:18 pm

Just coming back to this topic as realise I hadn’t updated it. 

I am now in touch with the previous lovely owners of my Dorset and they have answered all my questions. 😀
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Post by BobK Wed Jun 05, 2024 9:49 am

Okay...publish all your answers..... they may assist someone else  allthumbz
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Post by Jules 132 Wed Jun 05, 2024 10:13 am

Hi BobK I’m not sure they will help anyone else as all were additions by the original owner but here they are anyhow:  content
The cylinder was hand made and slots into the air vent at the base of the sofa to point air in the forward direction of the van rather than at the toilet door.
The switch was for the original air con unit which he took out and replaced with a Heiki roof window and fan.
The cylinder is a very good idea and I’ve heard of others doing that on other vans.
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