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Old 9th February 2008, 22:38   #61
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1) Changed the head light ballast for the xenon on the RHS.

3) Fuses for the ABS and radiator fan in the fuse box (on top of the battery) just went up in smoke. Had to change 2 fuses. Will change the fuse box next time around just to be cautious.
Just a small doubt - could these 2 problems be related to excess current ?
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Just a small doubt - could these 2 problems be related to excess current ?
Yes, also check grounding.
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Also, the alternator voltage regulator could be the culprit.
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1) Changed the head light ballast for the xenon on the RHS. Costs the moon officially but I got it cheaper.
Would you mind sharing the details? How did you manage to get it cheaper? I also heard they cost close to 50K a piece. Thanks.

I am not sure if you do it as part of the regular service.. but Skoda's diagnostic software is very good. It tells any possible electrical circuit problems, etc. A must do as part of preventive maintenance. I am surprised that the dealers here don't do it as a routine service check list. I actually purchased such a diagnostic software and I run it once in awhile myself.

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Nice report NC, is the car sitll in warranty? Are you planning to get a remap done?

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The chronic problems still remain - the rattling from that particular door, the ash tray not locking cleanly.
So, this feature is not only standard on the Swift
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Hello n_c! Another beautiful review of the beautiful vRS! Crisp review! Any quality issues after changing the ballast?

The vRS could do with a remap. Time to fly low.

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neat review bro . here's wishing you and beastie many more kilometres
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The seats, recaro type are perfect - hugging you so tight and snug like no girl could . The travel on the front seats is limited that liberates a bit more space for the back benchers (slightly more than the diesel).
Is it recaro seats or a lookalike? Is it much better than the seats in TPI Rider?
I am planning to buy octavia 1.8 TPI. My budget may not allow me to go for vRS. With the recent price cut, ambience version will be around 12L OTR bangalore. Any idea as waht will be the price of vRs after the price cut?
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Is it recaro seats or a lookalike? Is it much better than the seats in TPI Rider?
The seats are Recaro look alike and they come only in the RS and not the TPI.
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The travel on the front seats is limited that liberates a bit more space for the back benchers (slightly more than the diesel)
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I was collecting one of our BU directors in my beast, only to find that he was scrunched up in front (6ft 6 inch). He looked pretty uncomfortable.

Spent a sat morning and found a restrictor bolt fitted, 5 min with a wrench removed it and the seats go far back
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Nice report Normally_crazy. Why don't you go ahead with the remap??
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NC, that kind FE rivals the palio 1.6.
good going dude.
this thread will give lot of inputs to the future owner of vRS. Also gives insight after all used vRS isnt much expensive to maintain.
Also ppl aspiring to buy cedia can consider a used vRS.

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I was collecting one of our BU directors in my beast, only to find that he was scrunched up in front (6ft 6 inch). He looked pretty uncomfortable.

Spent a sat morning and found a restrictor bolt fitted, 5 min with a wrench removed it and the seats go far back
Neat !!!

probably do that tomorow !!
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probably do that tomorow !!
You gonna remove all 3 covers just to remove a bolt??
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You gonna remove all 3 covers just to remove a bolt??

humans , on my payroll will !!
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