The adventures of Michel's C3 Picasso and Yamaha MT-09

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Re: Picasso Procrastination

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Yes, they both need activating - once via Diagbox, which then enables the source to active and selectable in the Head Unit.
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GiveMeABreak wrote:
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Yes, they both need activating - once via Diagbox, which then enables the source to active and selectable in the Head Unit.


Not sure what you mean there Marc?

The port or ports if you want 2 aux need to be activated using diagbox, then you just need to press the button on the head to select aux and it works.

The issue I had was that Diagbox won't simply let you go in to the RD4 config and set the ports as active or present. The only way I could get it to work was to do a global scan, then select the radio from that bit of Diagbox, select repair, and set the ports as active/present there. It was fine then.
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That’s correct Mike, it’s like the DRLs on an X7, the option must first be enabled in Diagbox, to enable the Menu on the dashboard to become available, then they can be enabled via the car Menu. Re the AUX ports; If they aren’t enabled as an option in the Audio ECU using Diagbox, they won’t show up as a source in the head unit.
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Why have you got Tippex all over one of the switches Mike?
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I think that is the original 'paint' worn off, revealing the white plastic underneath.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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I think that is the original 'paint' worn off, revealing the white plastic underneath.


Must be a well-used one for that tl happen James...
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Yes James is right Jim. It's the central locking - locks the doors to stop the kids fiddling. Wrong button though. I presume the previous owner didn't know there's a child lock button on the switch panel on the drivers door.

The source of the wind noise has been found. The rear passenger door has had a knock in the past and is slightly out of shape.
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In a non-French car related update, my saga with my oil-leaky Focus ST has finally been concluded. After many stern (but just about polite) emails between myself and M3 motors, and Fox's of Camberly, they decided we had reached an impasse and told me to complain to the Motor Trade Ombudsman if I wasn't happy. They claimed they had repaired my car *twice* - they hadn't, it was still leaking oil and stinking too. They refused to have anyone other than Fox look at it - who were clearly not up to the job, as they hadn't fixed it. I informed them I'd get it fixed properly at my own expense and chase them for the cost via small claims court and the Ombudsman. They even sent me the details for the Ombudsman and Woking Trading standards - clearly thinking I wouldn't dare....

So, I took the car to SCC Performance in St. Albans, who are recommended by the Fast Ford community. It took them 10 mins to trace the oil leak. Considering Fox had my car for 10 days and hadn't fixed it... well, that says it all. Think ES9 cam boxes... well, the ST 5-pot only has one cam box, but it was the same issue, leaking out of it. To resolve - 5 hours labour, a load of seals and gaskets, cams locked, belts off etc. They couldn't do it there and then as I needed to get back later in the afternoon, so it was booked in for the following Friday.

I turned up, they did the job, and replaced the timing belt and tensioners at my request as they had to come off anyway. £641 and 6 hours later, I was on my way home with a sorted car. It had other issues like a bodged breather system that hadn't been refitted properly - SCC replaced it all with s/h parts (£30) and made sure it was all sealed properly, and sorted out some other issues they spotted while down there. Car now does not leak oil, is more economical (it did 25mpg on the journey there, 32mpg on the way back) and is more like the car I paid for and wanted.

I sent a stern email to M3 motors again, who fobbed me off. I then sent a stern email, with the invoices attached and the tale of woe to the Ombudsman and Woking TS.
Within 20 mins, I had an email reply from M3 motors offering me £300 for my troubles. I'd asked them for £550, as I wanted to appear fair and pay for the timing belt parts myself. So, they offered me £300, on condition that I left them a good review on Google and Autotrader. I wrote back to them and suggested that the Ombudsman and TS would be very interested of their "bribery" offer, and that I'd have a little more than that, thanks very much :) We settled on £450 in the end , which isn't bad too be honest. I never expect a 2nd hand car to be be perfect, and in this case, it's cost me a bit of time (free, as I have loads!) and £220 to have the car properly checked over, with a service, a load of new seals (new cam seals, VVT seals, spark plug seals, random other seals), a new timing belt and tensioners, new plugs etc, so I'll take that result.

I've not left them their good review though. I think they'll be waiting for some time for that!

Problem is now that I want to drive the thing. I bought the manky Ka for winter use to save the Focus from the salt. It's sitting on my drive eyeing me up and whispering "drive me".... I did, on Monday, and it got so filthy that I drove it straight to the local Eastern European guys to clean it very well indeed, and then drove home at 20mph to save splashing any more muck on it. Annoyingly, the Ka is so oddly shaped that no filth appears to stick to it. The Picasso is utterly grimy outside, but the Ka is still "white"
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Mike, an excellent result on the Focus:)
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Without doubt a good result , good to hear you've got the St sorted Mike.

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Could any of you kind gentlefolk with access to the relevant documents advise me how to remove the rear passenger door trim panel/switches etc inside, so I can see the innards of the door and to find where this f*£king wind noise is coming from. It's coming "from" the door, but even with the entire door opening taped up with masking tape... it still makes noise!
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I wonder if the noise is due to a turbulence disturbance caused by the slight change in shape?
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It could be, but there seems to be plenty of people around the web who've had similar issues with C4 GPs - mystery wind noise. Often caused by something not being where it should be, and/or missing inside the door leaving an unseen opening.

I will have to borrow the Lexia again after Wednesday next week to do the enabling aux-ports on a 207 again...
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I hope I have the correct car, pictures from the bottom up sorry. :?
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Re: Picasso Procrastination

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Missed these:
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