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by MrTrilby
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Amber warning triangle
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Amber warning triangle

So...I'm driving along in sunny weather on dry roads I have driven along a zillion times before and the amber warning triangle comes on. It's been on before, always in heavy rain and a message often says that the AEB might be diminished in some way I assume because the forward radar is confused by ...
by MrTrilby
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Advice, please, re this problem
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Advice, please, re this problem

I have followed the instructions on the Update Portal and downloaded the files, via Safari using an iMac, which seems to give me two main folders -Mib1 and Mib2, and then a text file, metainfo2.txt. The instructions say "Open the first file in the folder with the downloaded data and extract into th...
by MrTrilby
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: 1.5 TSI Update Please
Replies: 77
Views: 5204

Re: 1.5 TSI Update Please

It's happened with three cars so doubt it is a calibration issue. It could be my driving but I have a reputation for not going fast. If it happens consistently with different cars then that does suggest it is your driving style. Either that or something very peculiar about the roads you use. I doub...
by MrTrilby
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: 1.5 TSI Update Please
Replies: 77
Views: 5204

Re: 1.5 TSI Update Please

The diesel DSG is perhaps different. At 3mph ours is still in 1st and I’ve not noticed any hunting or rough changes when driving in traffic. You remind me though that I find reverse gear stupidly high geared. It seems to really punish the clutch reversing up a hill or on rough ground. I wouldn’t wan...
by MrTrilby
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: 1.5 TSI Update Please
Replies: 77
Views: 5204

Re: 1.5 TSI Update Please

You can mitigate the shunt with the handbrake by applying a touch of throttle then backing off, to get it to release, then apply more throttle to pull away. I sometimes have the AEB warning light up - it happened twice last week for the first time in months for no good reason (no cars about). Howeve...
by MrTrilby
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: 1.5 TSI Update Please
Replies: 77
Views: 5204

Re: 1.5 TSI Update Please

Completely agree with everything FA said. Having had a succession of torque converter autos and manual gearbox cars (still have one of each), I’m really impressed by the DSG. It mostly changes completely seamlessly - far smoother than you can manage in a car with only a single clutch. You can catch ...
by MrTrilby
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Heated steering wheel - how to activate?
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Heated steering wheel - how to activate?

Assuming it has not changed, you can set it to switch on with the heated seats. Pressing the driver’s heated seat button should also display a touch control for the steering wheel heating on the infotainment display.
by MrTrilby
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Main Skoda Kodiaq chat
Topic: Service Book
Replies: 73
Views: 3805

Re: Service Book

I repeat, you DO NOT need to download the app! Skoda maintain the digital service record, and they will provide you with a paper printout of the complete service history of the car after each service. You keep that in your glovebox, just as you would have done with your old service book. The comple...
by MrTrilby
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Skoda
Replies: 26
Views: 2393

Re: New to Skoda

Just the other day a friend of one of my children was staring into my car for ages as it was parked at their school. When I asked later what they had found so interesting I was told "they couldn't get over how clean it was inside". Are you sure they weren’t looking for the service manual, so they c...
by MrTrilby
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Skoda
Replies: 26
Views: 2393

Re: New to Skoda

You sound like you should be applying to Skoda as a car designer so you can tell them why you think they’re getting it wrong. Where the spare wheel is stored is also a trade off. Outside the car and it’s vulnerable to theft. Inside the car and it’s harder to get to. A car wheel is far from the dirti...

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