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Old 30th September 2012, 11:47   #886
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Good news, the wiring for Auto switch seems to be there in newer Yeti, Sunil J auto switch with VCDS setting seems to be working, he figured out one setting that may be required once the Auto switch is installed, you need to set the internal rear view mirror too in auto mode!

I never switched that in off mode since day one so I never faced that problem, so go head and get the VCDS setting done once the switch is installed

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I certainly hope so. When the service manager connected the vas cable I could see that no error codes were being reported. That was a relief. He unlocked the music system and I checked everything I could figure out without the manual which was in my iPad only I forgot about it.

They have a transport mode which he closed, it had only 12 Kms on the odo so looked good.

This bank closing has delayed payment and I am suffering from separation pangs !

Is there any part of the vehicle history which needs to be checked?
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Anyone has the latest on road price of Yeti 4x2 Active after discount in trivandrum or kochi? I am comparing the prices between Bangalore and Kerala. TAFE quotes not much of a discount. They say there is a discount on the Elegance 4x4 but not on the 4x2 Active. Not sure if the guy might have given in if I had pressed more. Because of his attitude I didn't ask much.
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Anyone has the latest on road price of Yeti 4x2 Active after discount in trivandrum or kochi? I am comparing the prices between Bangalore and Kerala. TAFE quotes not much of a discount. They say there is a discount on the Elegance 4x4 but not on the 4x2 Active. Not sure if the guy might have given in if I had pressed more. Because of his attitude I didn't ask much.
Check out at Vinayak Skoda (opposite to Palace grounds), they are offering 1.5L discount on Active 4x2! I had been to Vinayak yesterday and they have only 4 Active 4x2 with this offer. One of them is 2011 manufactured and rest are 2012 manufactured.
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Check out at Vinayak Skoda (opposite to Palace grounds), they are offering 1.5L discount on Active 4x2! I had been to Vinayak yesterday and they have only 4 Active 4x2 with this offer. One of them is 2011 manufactured and rest are 2012 manufactured.
Thanks Selective! Do you have the on-road price for the Active? Also, do they offer additional discount on the 2011 model? or both have the same discount? I assume they do not quote the price inclusive of the 4 year warranty.

Another thing I have noted while going through this thread is Skoda has a large inventory unsold with them and that's the reason for this discount. So even if these dealers do not have the vehicles or say a few with them Skoda will probably be delivering newly assembled ones with this discount, I believe.
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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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Dear Pramod,
Can you please let me know the Hardware and detailed steps required to install auto headlight switch (Including aprox cost for the switch)

I have a Yeti 4x4 Elegance.

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Dear Pramod,
Can you please let me know the Hardware and detailed steps required to install auto headlight switch (Including aprox cost for the switch)

I have a Yeti 4x4 Elegance.

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hi AAK. visit my Ownership review. detailed steps are mentioned there.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2919837 (Falling in Love Again. The Story of a Czech Maiden - Skoda Yeti)

as regards procurement of switch you can either buy it from www.skodaparts.com or www.vw-asp-shop.eu

the Part Number can be found on my Thread
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Dear Pramod, Sunil and other brave souls who do modification on their own,

May be it's just me but I would be very very concerned about the warranty issue. At least reading your comments, it makes think that you are relying on yourself to make the hardware/software changes. What happens tomorrow if Skoda says you voided the warranty?

I am probably on other side of the spectrum ( a.k.a Chicken ) who would not even install a ICE in Skoda workshop thinking they will screw up something.
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If you want to do some mods (not including auto-headlamp etc), then Skoda are quite proactive and willing to provide official pricing and availability status for mods like the BT and MDI kits.

For cosmetic mods, suggest you buy official bits from abroad as they may not even be available here. In any case they are cheaper abroad, and I cannot see how fitting a wheel arch trim or door sill whatzzit can void your warranty - esp when they are original VAG/Skoda kits.

I've bought most of my stuff abroad (cosmetic/external trim), but will get the BT kit from Skoda. They seem to be unsure of the MDI, so I have asked for permission to buy original from abroad with bill for fitment at dealership if they cannot supply. We'll see where that conversation goes, but I am pleasantly surprised with Skoda India's responsiveness - given their reputation here, I really did not expect any response.

Now if only the service centers also surprised me when the time comes to take my Yeti to them......

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Dear Pramod, Sunil and other brave souls who do modification on their own,

May be it's just me but I would be very very concerned about the warranty issue. At least reading your comments, it makes think that you are relying on yourself to make the hardware/software changes. What happens tomorrow if Skoda says you voided the warranty?

I am probably on other side of the spectrum ( a.k.a Chicken ) who would not even install a ICE in Skoda workshop thinking they will screw up something.
let me quote from a mail recieved from Skoda India, regarding warranty: "And with regards to your communication concerning warranty terms, we agree with your views that as long as these accessories fitments do not really interfere with the electrical or mechanical systems. While having the fitments of Skoda Genuine Accessories, the customer should not have any elements of doubts and we expect our dealers staff to promote such fitments."

also as far as my discussion with persons in the Auto Industry and Skoda India go as long as there is no tampering / splicing, cutting of wires, tampering with suspension, engine, ECU etc, then absolutely no warranty issues will arise. its only if you do things like - remove OE Head lamp bulbs and Fix aftermarket Xenons, take a live lead from the Battery, raise or lower the Suspension using spacers, spruce up the music system with an amplifier and install 8 more speakers then warranty issues arise.

i had a problem when service told me that my "Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India' sticker on the windshield would void warranty. i told them, then the Skoda India provided Stickers of Pollution Under Control, Road Side Assistance Numbers, quality Checks, PDI and the Service Centres 'Diesel' Sticker on the Fuel Filler Door should also void warranty!

also Headlight Siwtch removal and reinstall of auto headlamp switch and coding is a DIY project. also service / workshop Manuals are required to be made available mandatorily in Europe if any Customer wants to have them. In India also manufacturers are willing to provide, but customers seldom ask for them and so that trend has not yet developed.

secondly in Europe, Self Service can be conducted on the Vehicles and the manufacturers provide 'service kits' to execute the routine 15,000 KM Service to whoever is interested in getting them done (Source: Mr. Andre' one of the dealers for Skoda in Praha)

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If you want to do some mods (not including auto-headlamp etc), then Skoda are quite proactive and willing to provide official pricing and availability status for mods like the BT and MDI kits.

For cosmetic mods, suggest you buy official bits from abroad as they may not even be available here. In any case they are cheaper abroad, and I cannot see how fitting a wheel arch trim or door sill whatzzit can void your warranty - esp when they are original VAG/Skoda kits.

I've bought most of my stuff abroad (cosmetic/external trim), but will get the BT kit from Skoda. They seem to be unsure of the MDI, so I have asked for permission to buy original from abroad with bill for fitment at dealership if they cannot supply. We'll see where that conversation goes, but I am pleasantly surprised with Skoda India's responsiveness - given their reputation here, I really did not expect any response.

Now if only the service centers also surprised me when the time comes to take my Yeti to them......
Steeriod, better you CC me on those mails with Skoda India, as even i have been having a Long thread going on with Skoda regarding BT, MDI, TPMS, CC etc and Soham (xploreauto) and Shankar Balan are already on my CC list

as regards MDI, here is the response" Dear Mr. Sunil,

Please accept my apologies for my delayed response due to my pre-occupancy, Your requested parts can be made available during next three weeks as we currently do not have this kit available with us. The pricing information for the same is mentioned below.



5L0 051 592 MRP: 27,044 INR Not available

AZO 800 001 MRP: 2,318 INR Available

With regards to your other pending queries we shall get back to you with complete details by EOD today"


however there is a small doubt about the Box Below the Climatronic which would be housing the MDI socket as in the EPC its mentioned to be 'for LHD vehicles' hence he has sought time to check up whether LHD/RHD Really makes any difference as regards the orientation of the Box is Concerned!

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i have also bought most of the cosmetic stuff from abroad, including the Limited Edition Door Sills, Chrome Tips, Stainless Steel Bumper Lids, Polishes, Waxes, Aluminium Inserts for cup Holders, Ignition Switch Tunnel, Climatronics etc.

Invite you to visit my Ownership thread and send me a PM with your Mail id and Contact Number.

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I have one more question, it's about leather seats. Yeti is just about 2 months old and is used for about a month as I was out of town. The leather at the driver seats especially where more wear and tear is seen ( side section of base ) is a little darkened. I full time drive all windows closed and with AC, so it can not be dust/dirt. I am a bit puzzled with this. I do have Maguiar’s gold leather cleaner but I don't think I should see darker shade of leather so soon. Does anybody else have this observation? I looked up forum with search engine but it did not turn up any hits.
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I have one more question, it's about leather seats. Yeti is just about 2 months old and is used for about a month as I was out of town. The leather at the driver seats especially where more wear and tear is seen ( side section of base ) is a little darkened. I full time drive all windows closed and with AC, so it can not be dust/dirt. I am a bit puzzled with this. I do have Maguiar’s gold leather cleaner but I don't think I should see darker shade of leather so soon. Does anybody else have this observation? I looked up forum with search engine but it did not turn up any hits.
hey Samyboy its not the dirt and dust from the environment, but the dirt and dust from your trousers..sometimes the colour of the trousers also goes onto the seats specially if you wear jeans, as the fabric rubs against the leather. use this part No: HBA096024 which is available from Skoda India, which is an interior cleaner to clean it.
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Are you kidding me Sunil... Is that what it is? Myself that dirty ? Jokes apart - that makes sense as it can not come from anywhere else. For now I will go with Maguair's cleaner as I already spent money on it. Let's hope it does the job.
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Are you kidding me Sunil... Is that what it is? Myself that dirty ? Jokes apart - that makes sense as it can not come from anywhere else. For now I will go with Maguair's cleaner as I already spent money on it. Let's hope it does the job.
even i couldnt believe that i could be the source of my Linea Seats going brown. but observe carefully, the right side of the sear, near the seat height lever is normally the most discoloured. the second place of discolouration is the rear half of the drivers seat, where your posterior normally rests, and the lower half of the seat back where your belt comes in contact with the seat. apart from the car, we tend to rest our posterior on walls, chairs and such other places and unknowingly and unseen to the naked eye pick up dust particles which stick to the seat.

careful when you apply meguiars as it makes the seats slippery. hard braking and you will see yourself slip forward into the footwell
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Samyboy! Yes sunil is right!

I wear jeans all the time and I find the difference in colour between the driving seat which is used all the time and the other seats which are used less. This is why I wish I could have got the Yeti in Black interiors like you can abroad. I hate beige interiors.

This same thing used to happen to my friend who owns a VW Jetta with beige interiors. Hs was a 2008 model comfortline with only two front airbags so he was able to change the seat covers to darker loose covers. This cannot be done in a vehicle which has side curtain airbags though!

I also use the leather care polish from Meguiar around once a month on all the seats and find it to be great.
It will help you to an extent, but maybe Sunil's OEM care compound could be even better. I dont know because most of these leather care compounds are similar.

And yes also to the fact that the discolouration happens on the seat back, owing to belt chafing troubles. Most irritating indeed!
Meguiar does not make one slip along the seat though, in my experience.

Another thing, my Kagu 3D mats, after 7 to 8 months of use, are showing a small patch of slight wear and tear where my right heel comes into contact with the mat.
So yesterday, I have got a small patch of 3M mat and placed it on top of the Kagu right where it is exhibiting the wear and tear. By this I hope to increase the Kagu's life for a while longer.

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