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    Default Things Learnt about installing a Travel Assistant.

    1. It's not as warm outside as it looks, Just becuase the sun is out, I should still wear a jumper.

    2. The carpet is virtually indestructable! I went through 2 and a half stanley blades.

    3. The hole you need to cut for the base plate is huge! Thankfully I started between the studs in the floor and worked my way out, which is why cutting the carpet and sound deadening took over an hour to get right!

    4. It's got to be one of the most uncomfortable jobs to do on a car, laying accross the back seats, bashing your knees on the door frame.

    5. Like it or not, you're going to draw a crowd. The murmurings will be along the lines of 'Why's the nutter from no'6 pulling his new car to pieces?

    6. You need to employ cunning and tact. Routeing the cable from the plug, under the carpet and through the seat frames to the boot is a tad awkward. The carpet is glued down in the most awkward places. In the end, I employed a Kebab skewer, liberated from the kitchen and a roll of sellotape. However, the drawn crowd will be impressed by this.

    7. Don't let your wife catch you nicking her Kebab Skewers. The drawn crowd will again think you're a numpty for taking without asking.

    8. Signums are indestructable. If you do manage to move a trim piece even slightly, it will take this as an act of war and bite back. Especially true for the plastic sill covers.

    9. When you do eventually get the wires routed into the boot, the earth lead is approximately 2 inches too short. Losing your temper and yanking the wires results in a repetition of steps 4, 5 and 7.

    10. You need the patience of a saint. I don't so I resorted to swearing and chucking stuff around.

    11. Swearing and chucking stuff around is just wasting time, you need those tools and will have to go and fetch them.

    12. The drawn crowd includes Children. I'm not quite sure what they repeated, but they've had their bikes confiscated.

    13. When the job is complete, you'll wonder why there's no sound coming from the fridge. That's because in your excitement at the prospect of a good job well done, you've ommited to push the positive connector into it's place in the fusebox. You Prat.

    14. No matter how much you try, the fluff from the sound deadening will not go up the Dyson.

    15. Despite the grazed knuckles, ruined friendship with the people over the road - especially the bikeless children, the wrath of the wife for stealing her skewers and knackering the Dyson, It's totally worth it.





    15a. The above picture is staged. I do not drink and drive and the lovely cans of Boddingtons have been safely returned to the Fridge in the Kitchen.

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    job well done there Andrew....even worth the aggro with the neighbours....

    :edit:.. BTW, why the beer back in the fridge.....they need to be on the coffe table....Rugby's started..
    Last edited by Gsi3.2; 2nd February 2008 at 17:33.

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    It looks great Andrew. Top Job.
    Maybe I'll fit one, one of these day's. When the wife gets the kebab skewers. LIL
    Love the staged photo.

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    If anyone wants any help with installing one of these in the future, now I know what's involved and how to do it, I'll tell you to bu99er off and do it yourself!

    Not really, once you acquire the right 'tools' for the job, it flows along nicely!

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    Top post, Andrew...... made me chuckle

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    Excellent, made me chuckle too!

    (should the fridge make a noise? Not sure I have ever heard mine at all) - goes out to check in the cold and dark!

    edit: Fan runs - phew!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    PMSL at the write-up!
    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTi View Post


    15a. The above picture is staged. I do not drink and drive and the lovely cans of Boddingtons have been safely returned to the Fridge in the Kitchen.
    Yer right it's staged - 'cos ya can't get six cans that size in the fridge and close the lid, only four of them on their sides.

    Nice job m8. I love my standard TA - great for keeping all sorts cool.

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    Excellent write up there m8

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    a job well done

    off topic - but noticed that you dont have a rear air vent either? i just thought it was something dropped on the f/l sri's.....

    do any facelifts have them does anyone know please?

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    i used chopsticks to feed the cable when i fitted mine, im glad im not the only one that uses kitchen stuff too

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