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Old 27th September 2012, 18:36   #871
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The sticker on the bonnet shows application date 23/7/2012 and expiry date is22/4/2013. Their transportation method is really good. Well covered car and no blemishes on it.

Will go for the PDI tomorrow. As far as I can decode it ,it's a September 2011 manufactured car. Does the covering date have any relation to the date of assembly?





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Old 27th September 2012, 20:19   #872
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The sticker on the bonnet shows application date 23/7/2012 and expiry date is22/4/2013. Their transportation method is really good. Well covered car and no blemishes on it.

Will go for the PDI tomorrow. As far as I can decode it ,it's a September 2011 manufactured car. Does the covering date have any relation to the date of assembly?





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Yes, the date of application of the cover is almost same as that of date of assembly
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Yes, the date of application of the cover is almost same as that of date of assembly
Thanks for the quick reply.

The VIN is as follows: TMBMDJ5L6BA702030.

I was worried about the car standing in the stockyard for a year or more.

I had gone through the old complaints against Skoda. There is really no alternative to the Yeti. Made my mind ,no more wavering the Yeti it is. Singh Motors have an old hand as the service manager. He was with a Maruti dealer for a long time. Asked him about the delay in spare parts availability. He said mostly the workshops are to blame as they do not requisition the correct part or have not developed local manpower well and of course Skoda gets the blame.
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Head-light switch with AUTO function was ordered through Skodaparts 2 weeks back. I received a week back and have installed it today. The regular operations work, but donno yet whether all the special ones are working in the manner they should...

Can someone advise if a control unit activation is required for this upgrade?
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Head-light switch with AUTO function was ordered through Skodaparts 2 weeks back. I received a week back and have installed it today. The regular operations work, but donno yet whether all the special ones are working in the manner they should...

Can someone advise if a control unit activation is required for this upgrade?
You will have to enable using VAG software. Contatct pramod to get more info.
Did you get the shipping from skodaparts or use services like borderlinx? How much was the final cost including shipping to india?
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You will have to enable using VAG software. Contatct pramod to get more info.
Unfortunately I do not have the VAG-COM cable yet. I am gradually aggregating items from my parts wish list. The AUTO head lamp switch was the first one off that list, which would be followed by the TPMS SET switch, cruise control module and the 9w7 bluetooth kit in due course. As for the VAG-COM cable, I would try and see if the Skoda A.S.S. can help me with it. If not, I would have to invest on the cable too. I do not have a PM on my account yet. I am hoping, Pramod would spot my post and would be willing to offer some help with these planned upgrades. Sunil has already been a lot of help. As a matter of fact he has been my retro-fitment pilot for so far. Thanks Sunil!!! Much appreciated.

Honestly, one inhibition that I am battling out in my head is that for many enthusiasts like me, its a handful of use-cases for which we require the VAG-COM cable. After those are done, the cable is as good as redundant. After all the cable ain't cheap. Its about 28K INR.

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Did you get the shipping from skodaparts or use services like borderlinx? How much was the final cost including shipping to india?
Not for this one. A friend of mine who was travelling back from London hand carried it for me. He does travel frequently to UK, so I am hoping he would get the other parts down as well. I can of course treat him for dinner and cocktail sometime in return. Nevertheless, I paid a total of around 5K INR to Skodaparts.com for the switch.

But I have shipped some other stuff through them. They include the K&N filters for both the Yeti and T-Jet. For one I wasn't able to get the filter for the T-Jet in India. But that apart, at the Indian price of the Yeti's filter, I got 2 filters and filter cleaning kit. That's of course without shipment, for which I paid borderlinx an additional 3K INR. Still was better than getting them here.
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I got the first major issue on my yeti. Do anyone know why the needle on the fuel gauge goes back to default position (empty) while driving? It has happened to me twice in the past 2 days. It works again if I restart. My observation so far is, this happened in driving in very tight traffic condition, where engine is in idling condition most time.

Another issue is about squeaks when driving on very uneven/rough road. It sounds like two hard rubber objects rubbing each other and seems to come from the rear. I am suspect perhaps its the black cardboard boxes that holds the spare Tyre.

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Hi ITnerd,

This is an issue reported by a few Laura owners I know as well. In their case it was to do a faulty fuel sensor resulting in car playing safe and displaying no fuel. Unfortunately the sensor is built into the fuel pump and the fuel pump had to be replaced. Skoda did the replacement under warranty.
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I got the first major issue on my yeti. Do anyone know why the needle on the fuel gauge goes back to default position (empty) while driving? It has happened to me twice in the past 2 days. It works again if I restart. My observation so far is, this happened in driving in very tight traffic condition, where engine is in idling condition most time.

Another issue is about squeaks when driving on very uneven/rough road. It sounds like two hard rubber objects rubbing each other and seems to come from the rear. I am suspect perhaps its the black cardboard boxes that holds the spare Tyre.
Ok bang on! My first irritant too. This has happened to me yesterday for the first time after 10 months of usage. Happened while driving along at quite a good nick. Hence it is nothing to do with tight traffic or anything. The same issue on Fuel Tank needle is noted and disappears once I park, switch off and restart.

However, in another month or so, my vehicle will buzz off for its first annual servicing and I will ask them to replace the fuel pump under warranty.

Ref the squeaky noise, yes it is most probably the thermocool boxes at the back which contribute to this.

Yesterday I crossed 10000 kms. Quite a nice milestone. Effective usage is 1000 kms per month. Very low by my normal standards. Must find more reasons to hit the highways!

I got my tyres balanced, wheels aligned and rotated properly yesterday itself. Am trying to keep to the 5000 kms schedule as usual.
Despite these Goodyears not being the best of tyres according to many on the forum, I am intending to look after them and use them to the maximum before I make a change.
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I got the first major issue on my yeti. Do anyone know why the needle on the fuel gauge goes back to default position (empty) while driving? It has happened to me twice in the past 2 days. It works again if I restart.
Never read of any Yeti having this issue but a handful of Vento owners had this glitch and it was ultimately solved by changing the fuel pump, the sensor cant be changed independently. Should be similar for the Yeti.

Get a Ecu scan done at the service centre, might throw up an error code related to this.
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Thanks for the quick reply.

The VIN is as follows: TMBMDJ5L6BA702030.

I was worried about the car standing in the stockyard for a year or more.

I had gone through the old complaints against Skoda. There is really no alternative to the Yeti. Made my mind ,no more wavering the Yeti it is.
That is a Sept 2011 model
B standing for Year of Manufacture = 2011
J stands for Month - September
Don't worry that's not too long.
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Old 30th September 2012, 09:12   #882
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it was to do a faulty fuel sensor
What could be the reason for the faulty fuel sensor? Adulterated fuel which is rampant in almost all parts of India or is it a manufacturing defect?
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I have crossed 11k in 2.5 months of ownership. Squeaks are there and was resolved in 7500 kms service. They sprayed something on all four doors. But its back again. Apart from this i encountered blackening out of stereo system (no display on screen) twice, but that came back after sometime. I am gonna report the issue in my 15k service which should be due in another two months.
Other than the two issue, i am quite happy with the car and munching miles every day
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Unfortunately I do not have the VAG-COM cable yet. I am gradually aggregating items from my parts wish list. The AUTO head lamp switch was the first one off that list, which would be followed by the TPMS SET switch, cruise control module and the 9w7 bluetooth kit in due course. ....
I am looking at the VCDS scan from Sunil J for auto headlight and it indicates either Skoda has removed the Auto headlight trigger wire from the wiring loom or the switch that he has is faulty, it's very difficult to know the reason unless the guys doing this are ready to look at the wiring loom and identify the preset wire based on the colour code and see if the trigger wire exist or not, even though this can be done as a DIY it's very essential to have all the details. May be others should wait or if anybody with auto switch can join Sunil, he has VCDS and switch and can do a test to get the reason why his auto lights are not working and giving error CH/LH are working though. If the wiring is not present then a trigger wire( not any wire, the gauge are different) needs to be plugged from switch loom to BCM that will need a specialist who know what is supposed to be done. The wiring port on each side are defined but it will need to be plugged properly.

Not to scare you guys but all this DIY also need a good understanding of what and how, it also helps to have factory manual with details of the wiring circuits and what's there and what required to be done.
Skoda/VW don't sell wiring loom separately, so only way is via trigger wire that do come with part number and possibly again has to be ordered separately as Indian service centres don't sell them.

Suggest to get one guy do all this on newer version( Yes the electronics and hardware version has been changed in the latest version from what I have in my Yeti which is from first batch launched in India) and all others helping to get all that is required.

Based on the complexity and work required, let me put what can be done and what will need changes.
TPMS this can be done via VCDS without any wiring, but when the TPMS signals failure VCDS will be required to reset, to get this done via switch, a switch and wiring will be required, the wiring needed is from switch to ABS and to BCM and power supply.
Auto headlight, if the wiring exist then plug and play with VCDS setting, if wiring doesn't exist then a trigger wire from switch to BCM is required apart from switch.
Bluetooth : this is a separate module, but needs wiring to be routed properly from driver seat to music system and microphone behind goggle holder. This is a plug and play with effort to route the cable. Once this is done VCDS setting need to be done to accept a new module in CAN network as telephone and other setting for voice call and call settings.
Cruise Control, this is most difficult as it needs steering part change, one the cruise control module and second the slip ring which has the electronic control module to understand the CC.
CC wiring is not preset in Yeti and it needs a trigger wire from new slip ring to ECU , the ECU is sealed and needs to be taken out to rewire the CC trigger, the port for this need to be very carefully selected and inserted, because if its done wrong it difficult to get the wire out from the port. I suggest this is not worth the effort and risk, the trigger wire that comes with CC is not meant for RHD cars that means the wire need to routed differently than the actual wiring harness!
Once this is done, VCDS is required to configure the Engine module to accept the CC trigger.

Auto folding mirrors, this is the most costly of all the mods, you need a auto folding base, a completely different electronic module for driver side and passenger side and a different switch for the control, once you got all of this you need to fit the base auto folding mirror, use the current glass and cover and put the new control module with new switch, use VCDS to recode the module for auto folding.

I hope you guys understand the complexity here, Skoda/VW continuously changes the hardware and electronics based on the market and some changes might need R&D to get it right. Looks like Skoda might have revised few electronics based on 4x2 versions and cost too

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Another issue is about squeaks when driving on very uneven/rough road. It sounds like two hard rubber objects rubbing each other and seems to come from the rear. I am suspect perhaps its the black cardboard boxes that holds the spare Tyre.[/quote]

As far as the squeaks are concerned , there are many like from the instrument cluster, door cards and the thermocle boxes in the boot. I have to drive on mixed surfaces like gravel & slush on a daily basis. So I've now got over most of the squeaks & guess I have to live with it. However the squeaks from the thermocle boxes in the boot were very irritating & audible. They would really come through with the rear seats down or removed. I used a silicon spray lubricant from cyclo. It read on the CAN that it stops squeaks. I took each of the boxes out and sprayed evenly all over the surface. Since the spare wheel housing cant be removed I sprayed that piece in its place. Voila , no absolutely no more squeaks from the boot. Hope this helps. Cheers!!





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