C5, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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I think Lighty has one of those, he might sell it to you.[emoji3]

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van ordinaire wrote:don't you just love old electronics (that were too clever for their own good when they were new).


You'd love a Xantia or a Pug 207 then Van!

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van ordinaire wrote:The interior lights in the Caddy don't go out when it's damp - don't you just love old electronics (that were too clever for their own good when they were new).

Can I get a Twizzle, sorree, (Renault) Twizi clasified as a mobility scooter?


Sounds like fun...let me guess, they're controlled through one of the ECUs and the door switches are actually switching 5V or similar to detect the door status, so a bit of damp fools it into thinking the door is open?

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After I read the airbag fault code with my newly set up Lexia Whoop Whoop! :rofl2: I did remove the driver's seat and have a look for a dodgy connection but there was nothing obvious and a lot more connections than I was actually expecting to see. So being as it has parts and labour warranty I rang the vendor today and we have arranged for it to be looked at next week. Straight away he said it was probably a connection and he would get his mechanic to check it out.

Other than that it starts and stops, I tried the cruise control the other day on the M54, a very relaxing experience pootling along at a steady 60mph. Lovely! I still haven't quite fathomed out how to use the satnav but I can get it on the screen with a little arrow moving along the correct road so it's nearly there. :-D Today I tried the snow setting on the gearbox, I'm not sure why really, I just wanted to press the button haha. It didn't feel much different to normal actually, on the Kia Carens I think it used to pull away in 2nd rather than 1st but I'm sure the C5 was in 1st.

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Excellent stuff Dave :) Cruise Control is a pretty lovely thing in my experience... A bit unnerving at first and then it just becomes wonderful...

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I added Cruise Control to my C5, and I typically use it when travelling through road works with speed camera monitoring. That way I should not get a ticket.

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I used cruise control loads last week in France, I went for 3 hours and 15 mins without touching a pedal on the way down to the South!

Doesn't come as standard on any of the newer (2010-2013) Berlingo XTRs I've been looking at, 5008s are rare as rocking horse manure, and Mrs. Michel likes the C3 Picasso, but they all have the 1.6 8v HDi if they have cruise.

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I thought the 8v was the better one or would you rather stay away from them altogether?

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So my adaptable gearbox finally adapted today.😀
Running round town the revs have always been about 2k at 30mph and to coax it into the next gear I would have to ease up to 32-35. Then at the next set of lights we would have the same scenario pulling away. Today approaching 30mph it smoothly eased into the next gear, revs dropped to 12-1500 and after a short while I noticed the mpg starting to improve slightly. Happy days. 😁

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That adaption took a while Dave... The old HP20 used to adapt a lot faster than that..

Still, delighted it has :)

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Strange Jim but my Kia Carens was the same it just didn't want to change up. After months of research I found the "room fuse" in the under bonnet fuse box, pulled that one dinner time at work and refitted it before I went home. It was like driving a different car, totally transformed and so relaxing.

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Oh forgot to say I haven't quite done 1000 miles yet since I bought it. 😁

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Arrived Derby for warranty work. Averaged 49.6mpg on the way. I know the computer isn't to accurate but that probably equates to mid 40s.

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That's not bad at all for a big diesel estate Dave :)

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No, very pleased with that Jim as we're off to Filey next week for our first caravan holiday in about ten years. I'm really looking forward to it although wifey is not sure, she's got used to too much cruising now.

Anyway they couldn't fix the car, it's the clock spring that's knackered. So they're ordering one in.

Now a quick question about the satnav. I got it working on the way back but was quite surprised when there was no voice! I thought surely i don't have to keep checking the screen for directions. Then as I was approaching a traffic island I heard a very quiet voice. 😁 So quiet I couldn't hear what it was saying. Then I realized I had to turn the volume up but how? After a few minutes fiddling I sussed it and could hear this extremely posh lady telling me what turn to take closely followed by what sounded like an Eastern European lady giving the street name.😂 Simple question. Can I change the voice or am I stuck with those two? :rofl2: