Quote Originally Posted by Samdog Hi I have just had a tow bar fitted to my ceed and when the trailer is connected there is no aubible warning that the trailer indicator light are working. Is this legal as I thought there was supposed to be an audible warning when the trailer indicators lights are working The normal indicator light flash on the dashboard as normal Hello samdog I fitted my pro ceed
Hi I have checked with the dealer and they say that&8217s how it is supposed to be the trailer lights are connected to the car electrics via a genuine kia wiring harness so the car computer treats the extra lights as part of the original car electrics hence to quick flashing and the indicator warning light in the event of a bulb failure. That is the answer from the dealer and they say this is perfectly legal
Hi Samdog The dealer has got it wrong the indicator warning light will alter in flashes if there is a bulb failure to a indicator bulb on the car there a regulation on the amount of flashes per mimute when indicators are selected The trailer must have a independent warning system be it a buzzer or a warning light if the driver is deaf
From my research for my own tow bar I believe the official kia tow bar harness links to the onboard computer and detects a trailer is attached and then acts the same way as if a car bulb has failed if the trailer indicator is not working. So it is providing an indication that the trailer lights arenot working. 3rd party (and cheaoer) harness use a relay and buzzer system. Sent from my ZTE-BLADE using AutoGuide App
I worked out what was wrong with my car. I had taken the stereo out to fit a new dab aerial over the weekend and hadnt reconnected one of the cables to the back of the dash. Never did find that fuse though.
Glad you solved the issue mate and for future ref Apparently its fuse 5 under the bonnet. Nothing in the dash mounted fuse box relates to indicatorshazards. ceedOnline.Info
Quote Originally Posted by fuzzthe I have a 59 plate pro ceed 1.6 diesel All my indicators have failed indicating left or right has no effect either on the dash or any of the 6 bulbs round the car. I also dont hear the relay working. It sounds like a fuse to me but I cannot find the fuse for the hazard lights either in the fuse compartment under the bonnet or the one on the drivers side by the door.
Thanks Wurzel very comical Brings back memories of a mates old Ford Popular cw trafficators. They occasionally worked without the thump but carrying a passenger not only helped turning left but also pushing the effin thing when it broke down
Sorry I dont know but it may need to be switched by the dealers software while the car is plugged in to their system similar to the automatic door locking in the previous model. Phone a dealer or kia and ask and please let us know the answer.
To set this- one has to go to the dealerGarage as they need to hook the car up to the computer. As my car is the brand new model my dealer did not yet have his computer updated with the correct data as there are different service requirements for each regioncountry in Europe so I will need to return there in few days. So-thats it
Quote Originally Posted by arik To set this- one has to go to the dealerGarage as they need to hook the car up to the computer. As my car is the brand new model my dealer did not yet have his computer updated with the correct data as there are different service requirements for each regioncountry in Europe so I will need to return there in few days. So-thats it Glad you found the answer. I bet the dealers sales department has all their info now
Its a good reminder to go up into 6th as this is my first car with a 6 speed box
I thought I wouldnt (after driving for 25 years I didnt think Id want the car telling me when to change gear). But I find it quite useful. It reminds me to drive more economically and sometimes reminds me to put it into 6th.
In my opinion the gearchange indicator is of most use to former petrol car owners new to a diesel. Helps them (us) learn to change gear at the right point. Once understood its useless (other opinions are available) but most useful while learning the new car. I suppose its a bit like the instantaneous mpg - it helps a new driver know which gear is most efficient. After that its just info. My two pennorth.
my impression is that the system has the tendency to change the gears too early. For example at 60kmh steady speed it indicates 6th gear the engine going at less than 1500rpm. Ive driven the Skoda for 110km to my grandparents house changing according to the indicator and I got 5.5l100km average fuel consumption. On the return trip I changed the gears ignoring the system as I normally do on my ceed.
Why would a manual car have a gear-change indicator The driver is supposed to be in control.
Quote Originally Posted by Dr Bob Why would a manual car have a gear-change indicator The driver is supposed to be in control. To maximise fuel economy. It works very well. It make me change great earlier then I often would and make me thing about the fuel use.
Does it matter when you have cruise control engaged its generally because you are driving in a situation where gear changing is unlikely. If you are a motorway at 70 the last thing you should be doing is looking at the gearchange indicator. Personally I think its just a toy I managed to drive 36 years without one surely only a total muppet does not know when to change gear.
Quote Originally Posted by Dr Bob Why would a manual car have a gear-change indicator The driver is supposed to be in control. Hi - I assume you dont have such an indicator so to answer your question it is to advise the driver when the driver should change gear using the manual gearbox. For example driving at 60mph in 6th gear if you slow down when the revs get to about 1500rpm (50mph) the dashboard will give a 5 indication for 5th gear and a down arrow symbol below it. i.e. You should change down to 5th gear. Similarly if accelerating it tends to nag the driver to change up at 2000rpm. (Give or take a little but I dont think it understands hills.) The driver is free to ignore the advice of this indication and is therefore still in control as you queried above. I hope that answers your question satisfactorily. I notice your profile says you are in Australia - do you have the ceed there I thought it was only sold in Europe. Just curious.
Ive never understood the logic of jump-starting. OK you might get the car mobile but what do you do next time you have to start it Its just not worth the risk of making an error with the jump connection. I no longer have jumper leads and my family is under strict instructions not to offer their cars as starting mules for other drivers. Luckily our cars all use the same size battery and swapping has
The jump start boosted the power just enough to get it started. After a drive the battery has enough charge for normal operation. Managed to get the indicators & hazards working again by disconnecting the battery for 10 mins. Shame this was after dismantling a lot of stuff to check for any faults.
Quote Originally Posted by Wry Cuda Ive never understood the logic of jump-starting. OK you might get the car mobile but what do you do next time you have to start it Its just not worth the risk of making an error with the jump connection. I no longer have jumper leads and my family is under strict instructions not to offer their cars as starting mules for other drivers. Luckily our cars all use the
Quote Originally Posted by WURZEL Ok....car left at airport for 2weeks with interior light left on (for example) Return to car battery flat. Totally logical to get jump start from RACAA rather than buy a new battery surely. Dont see your logic here. OK I see your point maybe I was a trifle hasty with my judgement. Its a different matter if youre getting a professional to do it but Ive never experienced the scenario you mention.
did you solve this and how (mine has the same and more problems)
sometimes low tyre pressure can cause this (the tyre on one side has smaller radius due to lower pressure) and this confuses the ESP system.
God save us from all this monitoring technology.
It looks like a BAY9s socket.