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Hi Simon,

Good to hear from you, how is the house coming?

I did as you suggested, left the spare key out during the last programming session so that it wasn't coded. Started with one key but not the other then. I then went back and recoded both and both the remotes plus the single key started it find.

Need to work out what to do with that bloody heater box now though. It's annoying. Must be a fairly thick foam gasket.

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DHallworth wrote:Hi Simon,

Good to hear from you, how is the house coming?
Getting there but still so much to do... :roll:
I did as you suggested, left the spare key out during the last programming session so that it wasn't coded. Started with one key but not the other then. I then went back and recoded both and both the remotes plus the single key started it find.
Excellent - that proves that the engine ECU is coded now and that the immobiliser is working. =D>
Need to work out what to do with that bloody heater box now though. It's annoying. Must be a fairly thick foam gasket.
Gasket is probably not a good description - it's not really a gasket, it's more of a sleeve. Imagine you wrapped some insulation tape around the outside of the gap - that's the orientation the foam would be in. It wraps around the outside and is glued to one half but not the other, so when you assemble things the foam slips over the opposite section of pipe.
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Think Richard has hit the nail on the head. Add some decent cable ties to ensure that it can't unravel over time as the heat may soften the adhesive.
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David, that's a lovely result :-D Well done, it takes a bit of bravery to do all that!

On the heater, yes, sadly, dash out as the draught-excluder foam looks all gone to me..

I have a similar problem on my Activa and I find it blows on the cabin temperature sensor and confuses it...

The job is worth doing and is not that bad as you're not actually going as far as swapping the matrix... The one shame is you need to unbond the windscreen scuttle panel...
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That was done last year when the car was BL Auto's, Jim. Thankfully it's been stuck on with double sided tape this time rather then being bonded so it'll come off without any problems :)

I'm tempted to try RichardW's suggestion of using some duct tape though :)

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DHallworth wrote: I'm tempted to try RichardW's suggestion of using some duct tape though :)
The big problem will be getting all the way round it David but even partially sealed is going to be better than what you have now...
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Better....as the adhesive does not breakdown with heat/moisture
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It makes the dashboard a bit hard to get apart later though if you tape everything together!

I would try getting some thin foam tape with a sticky back, and only cut off half the backing, lengthwise - that way you can stick it to one half of the joint but it will not stick to the other half - just like the original foam sleeves.
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I decided to take the Activa to the local CCC monthly meet tonight as it was a nice evening. Car was running beautifully as always. Treated it to a tank of V-Power on the way home too.

It reached a milestone on the way home too... It ticked over 53k miles! :)

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Just another point I meant to mention in my last post...

If I left my car parked for a week before I'd go back to it and the battery would of been border line flat. It would have turned the car over but not actually started it.

When I took it out last night it started first time with no signs of sluggishness. I just wonder if the bad CPH could have been causing problems.

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As the CPH is powered all the time then yes, a faulty CPH has the potential to run the battery down at an accelerated rate.

For what it's worth both my V6's have been able to be left for over a week and then started without issues, so it does sound like you had a problem with the old CPH if the battery is the same one...
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It is, Simon. I used to get around it by leaving the battery disconnected which was never a problem for occasional use. Be nice to be able to leave it alone now though :)

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That's an even better result David!
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As long as you don't leave anything on and the battery is fully charged you should be able to get a couple of weeks of standby time and still be able to start the car. (Unless the temperature is below zero perhaps)