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Volvo Door Mirror Mismatched Folding

One of the problems that I encountered with the S80 is that when I unlocked the car and pressed the button to unfold the door mirrors, they would be out of sync with each other. That is one would open and at the same time the other would close. You can open the closed mirror manually, but when you press the button to fold then mirrors, one would close and the the other would remain open.

After some research online, I figured out the problem -- the mirror's folded/open position is stored in memory and the car uses this position to instruct the mirror motors on what action to perform (fold/unfold) when you press the button to unfold the mirrors again. Now if you're in a hurry and happen to switch off the vehicle before the mirror folding operation could be completed, storing of the mirror position in memory cannot be completed accurately.

The solution to the problem turns out to be very simple.
Turn off the car.Locate the fuse box in the passenger compartment. Locate fuses for l…

How to Integrate Sphinx with a Django Project for Automatic Documentation Generation

A few points on integrating Sphinx with a Django redistributable project for generating documentation embedded in the source files.
Project directory structure should look like this:
django-redistributable/ demo/ demo/ settings.py urls.py wsgi.py templates/ manage.py docs/ conf.py index.rst Makefile make.bat redistributable/ models.py views.py templates/ static/ tests/ setup.py MANIFEST.in README.rst LICENSE requirements.txt Install sphinx and sphinx-autobuild using pip.Run sphinx-quickstart from the docs folder. Provide default answers for all prompts.Edit docs/conf.py such that the redistributable package and the demo project's apps are importable from the docs folder. At the top of the conf.py file:import os import sys import django sys.path.insert(0, os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(__file__))) sys.path.append(os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(__file__)), 'demo')) Setup sphinx such…