DS 4 Crossback

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DS 4 Crossback

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So where is the diagnostic input socket on this vehicle
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Thanks for the avalanche of responses , however I got on Youtube which gave me the answer. It is interesting that my handbook had no reference to it.
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This is a voluntary forum and no-one is paid for their contribution. Not everyone logs in every day and for a relatively rare car, even if someone knew, they might not have chanced upon your post.

Don't forget the time difference! It's still fairly early morning here and people are just beginning to get moving.

Glad you found the answer though. Care to share the information so that others might benefit in the future?
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Ceenine wrote:
14 Oct 2021, 09:46
Thanks for the avalanche of responses
:shock:

Don't forget the time difference :roll: You only posted this morning over here at 06:38 AM! You're hardly going to have a flood of replies when most of us are just getting up....

But for anyone curious....
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‘‘Twas my poor attempt of humour. You will note that my eureka moment was posted very soon after my initial request. Thanks for the replies notwithstanding.

I was able to “break” into the plug area. I was amazed at not breaking any plastic tabs which is my normal habit. The plug certainly requires a bit of aggression to force it home. I was somewhat tentative given that the female is rectangular and my plug on the cable is rhomboid(?).

I am a very infrequent user of Diagbox but I find that in some respects, the old funky Lexia was a bit easier to use. I obviously need to do a diploma course.
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I did wonder if that was some AUS smart ar*e humour creeping in Don.... :-D
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We are famous for it down in these back woods (remote isles).

On another topic, I find the C5 X7 component failure statistics extremely useful. In particular I note that there are not a tensioner failure item. Is this because they are considered to be normal “wear” components just as the belts are. In my opinion they probably are except when they fail at say less than 100 k km) (60 k miles). As for the failing steering racks, I have never heard of that phenomenon here. This may be due in no small part to the non use of salt on the roads here. Having now said that mine will probably c**p itself next week.
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I only put up the most common ones I was aware of back at the time Don and didn't want to include wear and tear items with the exception of clutches and flywheels, and only included these to give people an idea of the mileage they were failing at under 40k miles or over this amount.

I didn't include timing as that is pretty much a fit once and forget / 10 year replacement and I suspect the most sensible amongst us would automatically opt to have timing 'kit' with the water pump and tensioner rollers given the labour costs of doing the belt alone.

As you can see the front struts are up in the rankings - but it's the steering racks on these that surely indicate a design, manufacturing, quality or location issue given the number of failures.

One important thing to note: the poll can only indicate a single failure per component per member. So in my case, I had 3 racks on my C5 X7 - and many others are also on their second or third.... so that figure could probably be more than doubled quite easily :roll: and it's an utter disgrace that they have not been called out on it.