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post #1 of 963 Old 03-13-2015, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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What did you do to your Promaster today?

Thread idea blatantly taken from the Sprinter forum.


I'd like to say that I did something with my Promaster, but I don't think its even i n the build system yet. So I wait.

But, what did you do?

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post #2 of 963 Old 03-13-2015, 10:57 PM
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Hah! Perfect Thread. Today I lost money with my promaster . As it has been broken for weeks, and it will be another weeks before its fixed.

Cheers Mate!
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Hah! Perfect Thread. Today I lost money with my promaster . As it has been broken for weeks, and it will be another weeks before its fixed.

Cheers Mate!

I believe the purpose is for people to say what they did TO their Promaster (ie. Changed the oil, tinted the windows, mounted rear speakers, etc.)


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Thumbs up HID's and LED's and door speakers

And here's how the story goes; One of my head lamps burnt out and I decided to order a set of HID's from HIDExtra.com (55 watt, 6k Ultra whites CANBUS compatible.) to replace both headlamps. I was hoping to get a little bit better lighting and longevity from the bulb. I went ahead and ordered the H11 LED's for the Fog lamps, and some new door speakers for the PM as well from crutchfield, being they give an adapter kit for the wiring and fitment.
So the Goods arrive! After getting the headlamp assemblies removed, to my dismay, I discovered the H7 connector/ bulb retainer, was not the normal metal spring clip and separate electrical connector you would find on a US style H7 housing. On the PM the headlamp connectors and bulb retainers are combined and will not hold an HID aftermarket bulb. Arrgg! So I stared down the culprit, and decided I was going to make this work! After several hours, I ended up fabricating a bulb retention clip for one side, and then had to re-produce a duplicate for the other side! I'm not gonna do it again.! hopefully someone can scan and use a 3D printer to reproduce this thing for aftermarket HID application for the PM. I contacted the HID seller and let them know the PM issue with the bulb retainer.


Anyway, the HID endeavor was finally a success for me. The HID Ballast and capacitor will fit inside the massive headlight housing as well. So even the Dealer will not notice the difference if it ever needs service. The LED fog lamps and speakers went in without a problem and are good to go. If your thinking about HID's you need to look at the pictures I've posted to give you and idea of what path you may want to take. It's not for the faint of heart, but not totally impossible.

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HiTech,

Fantastic pictures and documentation. Thanks.

This should go in the How to or Electronics thread!

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OK. I created a modified post with some new pictures and video. It is in the "HOW TO" area in the "headlight replacement" heading.

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This weekend we are gluing the Marmoleum floor to the ply underlayment-- in the house!!! We will transport it in sections to the van after the adhesive has cured. Main reason: application and curing require more consistent warmth than we we feel comfortable with in the van this time of year. Interesting perspective to see the van floor on the den floor.

In the van, I'm continuing to apply Dynamat and Thinsulate.

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Msnomer do you have any pics?

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Here is my build thread:

https://www.promasterforum.com/forum/...ad.php?t=35706

Nothing much to see on the floor yet except Buddy Boy enjoying it.


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Today i bought a blower attachment for makita 18vt lion batteries.
And promptly used it to blow out the cab of my promaster. With both doors open, made sweeping out a thing of the past.
Road salt,gravel,cigar ashes,tobaccoo flakes,etc... i love it.
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