Hi Will. Effective tomorrow, Monday 30th (March), if a vehicle's MOT is to expire on or after this date then it will be extended for 6 months. Assuming the MOT hadn't lapsed, there should be no need now
Sorry for the delay! The seller "Based in UK" was actually a Chinese drop ship company .
I put the universal cap and with some fiddling they sit properly and I don't think they will come out.
As I have mentioned before. I bought the ones with the holes just in case I wish to upgrade to LED.
I have use a piece of rubber to cover the electrical contacts. I will try to find a round replacement in the near future, but I think is well protected for the time being.
The purists might not like it, but is a good cheap replacement for an overpriced piece of plastic.
Today I've completed my little LED cabin project, which sees the internal lights of my MY2012 replaced with LED units.
Happy? Most definitely! The glovebox is now well-lit, the map lights look modern, the courtesy lamps (middle and rear) are bright but not invasive, step lamps are just step lamps and the vanity mirrors now useful. Yes, it's a personal thing but I prefer the whiter, brighter light over standard.
Hi all, Does anyone know or have a list of the interior bulb sizes? I'm looking to do the same as my old Impreza, by replacing the map reading, interior and boot lamps with LED bulbs (plus the Captiva has a glovebox light). I'd found the combination of 501 and Festoon LED bulbs really made a...
replaced the rear parking sensors today. ordered sensors from amazon.co.uk parking sensor , they had only black, also ordered a water proof connector as I suspected the main parking sensors connector as it melted, was siting against the exhaust. connector, turned out to be the sensors. replaced all 3. you can see the video here, just scroll down for the video.
I bought the car with Chinese tires, yesterday replaced all 4 with General Grabber AT3. these look great on the Captiva, surprisingly quite and drive smooth. need to try it off road.
today, replaced the faulty front O2 sensor (bank 1 sensor 1) and installed the front right wheel house liner (well, the garage did it as I was already there)
Hi, about 3 weeks ago my car developed a slight knock, this got progressively louder over the following days to such an extent that I had to do something about it.After a lot of investigation I decided that it was a big end knock and rather than remove the engine and strip it, after being offered a low mileage engine (68000mls) I decided to change it. Luckily, we weren`t too busy at work so I had the use of the ramp for a few days and managed to get it done in a couple of days or so. Whilst the engine and box were on the floor I decided to open the auto box and replace the internal filter. Alls well now, up and running great. I haven`t had time to strip the original engine yet but when i do I`ll post the findings. Incidentally, I`m not going to rebuild the motor I`m going to sell the parts so if anyone needs anything I`ve got everything except the turbo and DPF. including lots of spare hose, just let me know. Thanks, Howard.
DMX, as your parts information covers more than just the Captiva I suggested adding to Main Message Centre as it s non vehicle specific.
To find it go to the horizontal white lines in the back header bar top right. Click on this to open up all listings and scroll down until you find 'Main Message Centre'
Hi Jonty, so quick update - now done a couple of thousand miles - grip has been okay across all weather conditions (although no heavy snow to try them in) fuel economy no change compared to the continentals I had before (didn't really expect any). Happy all round with them.
Many thanks for the follow-up and the feedback on your Goodyear EfficientGrip tyres. It's very much appreciated. If possible, would you be able to take a snap for cosmetic reasons? It would just be nice - for me - to see what they're like on the rims and the car itself. But only if you can. The feedback is already plenty!
well, today, after thinking about it for a long long time, finally got my self up the sofa and adjusting the parking brake.
pretty straight forward task. if you have an AWD like I do, you will have to get both wheels off the ground at the same time, thanks to @Victor illustrated guide and excellent explanation, now the parking brake really works, as I am towing a 1 Ton trailer, I backed it up a bit more.
talking about the trailer (my wife's coffee trailer), the PO installed a rear view camera, but who ever installed it, had a bit of thinking, and put the camera offset to the right, on the right side of the number plate light, this makes sense, unless you have a 1 Ton, 2 axles trailer, so you have to get the tow bar exactly under the trailer hitch.
so I moved the camera to the left side of the right number plate light, one screw is common for the camera mount and the light, and its almost in the middle now.
Ever get frustrated because you don’t have the right tool for the job? My 2.2 turbo diesel Antara (same engine as the Captiva) is coming up on 5 years old and seemed to be running rough occasionally but no warning lights or fault codes showing so thought I’d take the EGR valve off and clean it...
One of my colleagues is going to change my transmission fluid and the filter.
But there was no gasket with the filter, and after a few calls to (ex) chevrolet garages, they all said that there is just a liquid gasket used in the factory, but my colleague has never seen this before on...
Finally after several months I was able to solve the problem of idling ticking with the hot engine that many complain about.
In my case it was due to the engine wiring, more precisely I found in the bundle of wires that go to the control unit near the battery 5/6 bare wires
with the damaged...
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