Author Topic: Outside Thermometer-1976 Eldorado Convertible  (Read 959 times)

Offline joeinbcs

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Outside Thermometer-1976 Eldorado Convertible
« on: November 17, 2021, 08:53:31 AM »
Howdy,
Running down almost to the end of the list of things that need doing...I've come to an inop thermometer on my driver mirror.
Anybody know how to remove this, and repair?  Mine appears to be stuck.
There is access from the side of the mirror facing the front, but I don't know what tool to use to remove the thermometer.
Thanks,
Joe
Joe Northrop
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1976 Eldorado, 35K miles, one owner (before me), Firethorn/Firethorn/White

Offline jagbuxx #12944

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Re: Outside Thermometer-1976 Eldorado Convertible
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2021, 09:37:30 AM »
I swapped out my inaccurate thermometer assembly  on my ‘76 some years ago.
The plastic housing is bonded to the chrome.
Be very careful and I don’t suggest trying to push it out from the opening in the front, you’ll probably end up cracking the housing.
If I recall, I used a razor blade and a fine pic tool to break the seal around edge of the clear housing.
Sometimes the unit can be twisted off as well. I collected several of them during my junkyard visits over the years.
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Offline TonyZappone #2624

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Re: Outside Thermometer-1976 Eldorado Convertible
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2021, 04:47:34 AM »
They didn't work when they were new.   Mine, and my partners stopped working within the first few months.  Being in the new car business, I pretended mine worked, and pretty much ignored it

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Offline MaR

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Re: Outside Thermometer-1976 Eldorado Convertible
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2021, 07:47:52 PM »
They didn't work when they were new.   Mine, and my partners stopped working within the first few months.  Being in the new car business, I pretended mine worked, and pretty much ignored it
The one on my '74 work just fine...

Offline Big Fins

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Re: Outside Thermometer-1976 Eldorado Convertible
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2021, 03:22:14 AM »
My '76 works fine too and pretty accurate unless you're in the blazing Florida sun. Then is always reads 100F or above.  ;)
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

Offline TJ Hopland

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Re: Outside Thermometer-1976 Eldorado Convertible
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2021, 12:24:33 PM »
I don't think I have ever seen one not working.   I just assumed they were reliable. 
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: Outside Thermometer-1976 Eldorado Convertible
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2021, 12:42:47 PM »
Won't be accurate if the car had been sitting stationary in the sun. Car has to be moving at speed to get anything close to a reliable reading and then I've usually found them to reasonably accurate.

This is of a '79 I had taken during a hot day!
 
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Offline benji808

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Re: Outside Thermometer-1976 Eldorado Convertible
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2021, 06:21:33 PM »
Does anyone know how they work? Mine moves, but seems to be ~40 degrees to high, so I'm wondering if it's possible that the gauge has vibrated down over the years...wondering if there's a way to repair.

Offline Big Fins

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Re: Outside Thermometer-1976 Eldorado Convertible
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2021, 02:57:04 AM »
Just a sensor in the forward section of the mirror mount with a thermal spring inside with the graduated cap.
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

Offline jwwseville60

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Re: Outside Thermometer-1976 Eldorado Convertible
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2021, 10:33:05 AM »
Who cares if they work or not. They look COOL.   :)
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Offline Big Fins

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Re: Outside Thermometer-1976 Eldorado Convertible
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2021, 10:35:26 AM »
Who cares if they work or not. They look COOL.   :)

You have the right attitude there!
Current:
1976 Eldorado Convertible in Crystal Blue FireMist with white interior and top.
1969 Fleetwood Brougham in Chalice Gold FireMist with matching interior and top.

Past and much missed:
1977 Brougham de Elegance
1976 Eldorado Convertible
1972 Fleetwood Brougham
1971 Sedan de Ville
1970 de Ville Convertible
1969 Sedan de Ville
1959 Sedan deVille

 

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