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RichT99    9

Just done my indicators while at work this week, they were awkward to say the least but managed without having to remove the headlight unit.  

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WaveyDavey    913

Got the valve caps this week and fitted them today. Sprayed a little white lithium grease into them before fitting them to hopefully stop them becoming rusted in place. 

 

Still not got the sill protectors fitted but hoping to get them done over the next few weeks. 

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WaveyDavey    913
On ‎10‎/‎02‎/‎2017 at 06:53, RichT99 said:

Just done my indicators while at work this week, they were awkward to say the least but managed without having to remove the headlight unit.  

 

Feel free to come and do these ones then.... :D

 

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RichT99    9
On 3/29/2017 at 01:40, WaveyDavey said:

 

Feel free to come and do these ones then.... :D

 

Just give me a shout and i'll do my best, my next attempt at light upgrades will be the indicators on wing and cant say I'm looking forward to that.

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WaveyDavey    913
22 minutes ago, RichT99 said:

Just give me a shout and i'll do my best, my next attempt at light upgrades will be the indicators on wing and cant say I'm looking forward to that.

 

lol I'll take you up on that if you're ever at a meet. :D

 

 

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WaveyDavey    913

I've reverted the DRLs back to the stock halogen bulbs today. The LED bulbs were nice and bright over the winter period when it has been duller but now it's getting brighter/sunnier I've noticed due to the whiter light they produce the DRLs are actually less visible on bright days as the light in the reflector just blends into the sunlight that's also hitting them. 

 

So as I say I've reverted them back to the stock bulbs as I've found them to be more visible on bright days. 

 

I've also added a pic of the upgraded interior light in daylight to show which style I went for. 

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WaveyDavey    913
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Finally got round to fitting these today after giving the car a wash ready for the Yorkshire meet tomorrow. 

 

 

Driver's side one was a pain.... Managed to pop the rubber gromit that you have to remove first into the bloody body work of the car!!! But luckily managed to get it out with the use of a telescopic magnet with a piece of 'no more nails' double sided tape on the end and a set of long nose pliers. Anyway that protector was a pain to fit properly but the passenger side one went on like a dream. 

 

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WaveyDavey    913

I've gone through the earlier posts and replaced the images with working versions.......

 

 

 

Anyway..... Latest update.....

 

 

 

The car had it's first service today along with having a couple of Warranty issues looked into.

 

The radio reception has never been the best. I know it's a known issue with the radio not being the greatest but I've had a couple of VW Up! cars as courtesy cars in the past that both seem to have had better reception.  Also all four centre caps were showing signs of corrosion and marking after only six months so this was also mentioned when it was booked in last week. The dealer did ask what I used on the wheels to which I replied "the AutoGlym stuff Skoda sold us with the car" at which point they said they'd swap them out. :) 

 

Anyway upon collection all four centre caps have been replaced and they have also looked at the radio and have said they have reterminated an earthing point, (which they say is a common issue?????), and to see if this improves the radio at all. If not they say they will investigate further.

 

Here are some pics of the original centre caps which had been like this since around February/March time I think.

 

 

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ronime    79

Our Citigo is nearly 3 years old, albeit with less than 6,000 miles on the clock. White-worm is only just starting to show on a couple of the centre caps. I use a very caustic wheel cleaner (AutoSmart Smart Wheels) but heavily diluted and rinsed thoroughly after use.

 

The powder coat/paint has cracked/split on the back-facing edge of some of the wheel spokes though. Corrosion/bubbling will no doubt ensue but hopefully I can soldier on another couple of years before considering a refurb.

 

For future out-of-warranty purposes, genuine Skoda centre caps are available on ebay from sellers in Slovakia for around £15 for a set of four.

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WaveyDavey    913

Well after using the car a few times since last Tuesday the radio reception does indeed seem to have improved to what it should be like. (Not brilliant but as well as these units perform). So it looks like it was the dodgy earth termination that was causing the issue.

 

 

With regard to the centre caps..... I do wonder if they are made in numerous factories and it is only the ones made at certain locations that are of a poorer quality??? I say this because it seems so very random and not on the majority of vehicles that people have this issue and that when it does happen it seems to be all the centre caps on a car that are affected rather than just the odd one.

 

The ones on our Citigo were like this when the car had only been on the road 6 months (albeit it was 10 months from its build date), yet the ones I fitted to my Superb when upgrading from the older green badges to the new black and silver badges are still in great condition and they have been on the car around 2.5 to 3 years and are cleaned with the same products as the ones on the Citigo.

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SashaGrace    123

You've got me checking my centre caps as well haha, got the start of some white worm coming in on the front 2 so will mention it when the first service is due. Pointless throwing new caps on over the winter IMO so will keep them as is for now. Am always a little jealous when I visit this thread because this is what I had in mind when looking for a Citigo, a black on black one with the small leather pack and dynamic dash, wasn't really out to get a white one so it's a good thing yours isn't a 5 door haha, could swap then ;)

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WaveyDavey    913
1 hour ago, SashaGrace said:

You've got me checking my centre caps as well haha, got the start of some white worm coming in on the front 2 so will mention it when the first service is due. Pointless throwing new caps on over the winter IMO so will keep them as is for now. Am always a little jealous when I visit this thread because this is what I had in mind when looking for a Citigo, a black on black one with the small leather pack and dynamic dash, wasn't really out to get a white one so it's a good thing yours isn't a 5 door haha, could swap then ;)

 

 

lol..... To be honest I wanted the mrs to get a Monte in red or white but she wanted the colour edition and in black or possibly white..... This one was the only one readily available before the offer she had finished a week or two later so she went for it. Obviously meant she also fell on it having all the options included for free too. :) 

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