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Espionage (& wiper fuses)
>From the BBC's Teletext service:
P166 CEEFAX 166 Sun 25 Aug 09:49/08
VOLKSWAGEN HIT BY INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE
German car-maker Volkswagen is stepping
up security after a hidden camera was
found at a test track for new models.
The camera was triggered by infra-red
light and the photos were transmitted
by satellite to an unknown destination.
Photos of four new models - including
the new Passat due to be unveiled on
Tuesday - were published in magazines.
A company spokesman said a new security
chief had been hired to find those
responsible for the espionage.
Newsround 170 Newsreel 196 Guide 198
Despatch 190 Wales 197 Index 199
Wonderful. OK - own up! Who was it?
And my research into wiper motor fuses is proving interesting. In the early
1980s, Audi was routinely fusing _front_ wiper motors (bigger blades, and two
of them) at 8 amps. This was changed to 10 amps in the mid-1980s, and the most
recent diagrams I have here (from 1992) sometimes specify 25 (!) amps on a 1.0
The first rear wiper diagram I can find is for an early ur-quattro, and it has
a separate in-line fuse for the motor with no capacity given. When that
circuit was incorporated into the wiring loom, it got a 30 amp (!!!) fuse on a
1.0 mm circuit.
(No, I am neither blind, stupid nor playing a joke. Audi schematic is
000.5755.54.00, track 3, S18.)
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club