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Old 9th March 2017, 15:02   #8056
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@Kunal; Remarkable, only how long will it last? Worth a try.
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Old 9th March 2017, 16:22   #8057
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Good morning Gentlemen, the MID in my car shows the wrong temperature. It's usually off by 5 degrees. I checked the sensor located in front of the radiator / condensor and found no soot / dust or any other coating on it. What could be wrong ?
Even I have the same issue. I also feel that the outside temperature shown by the MID is off by 5-7 degrees. Any solutions?
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Old 9th March 2017, 16:41   #8058
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@Kunal; Remarkable, only how long will it last? Worth a try.
Very true Professor, it is exactly one of the few concerns I have in my mind, others are whether I will be able to procure similar shade of paint like the one present on the car upholstery, lastly what if I make a total mess.

With all these doubts in mind, I think, I shall first talk to the 3M guys, in case if they have leather re-conditioning services and most importantly if it is reasonably priced, I might consider refraining from fiddling with the leather upholstery.

@petroguzzler you can re-calibrate the temperature using the following method

1. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
2. Select the outside air temperature display.
3. Press and hold the SEL/RESET switch for 10 seconds. While you continue to hold the button, the display will scroll through temperature settings from +3 C to -3 C.

I tried it on my car and was able to change the temperature unfortunately it can only change/correct the temperature by 3 C, Hope this helps.

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@petroguzzler, I can be such a jerk at times , one can repeat the process and can further correct the temperature.

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Hi all,

Can someone kindly confirm, if Civic has upholstery, has real leather or leathrite (art leather)?

Because supposed leather seats in civic are peeling and under the leather coating the some sort of cloth is visible.

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Old 13th March 2017, 09:44   #8061
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@kunal_kaushal; I think the V has real leather, others I do not know. Leather has been on and off in the S at various times. The pic you have pasted does not look like real leather.
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@kunal_kaushal; I think the V has real leather, others I do not know. Leather has been on and off in the S at various times. The pic you have pasted does not look like real leather.
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Can someone kindly confirm, if Civic has upholstery, has real leather or leathrite (art leather)?
From my experience with the Corolla Altis GL the so called leather seats are made of a portions of leather and 'artificial leather'. This bit of info is concealed in the owners manual. It tells me the seats were never supposed to be 100% leather. A neat rip off.

I guess even Honda follows the same rule.
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@kunal_kaushal; I think the V has real leather, others I do not know. Leather has been on and off in the S at various times. The pic you have pasted does not look like real leather.
Hi Professor, mine is a V only, and it was supposed to have leather upholstery, unfortunately it seems it is leathrite :(

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From my experience with the Corolla Altis GL the so called leather seats are made of a portions of leather and 'artificial leather'. This bit of info is concealed in the owners manual. It tells me the seats were never supposed to be 100% leather. A neat rip off.

I guess even Honda follows the same rule.
It very well seems like that only. :(
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Because supposed leather seats in civic are peeling and under the leather coating the some sort of cloth is visible.
I this these faux leather covers were put in by the previous owner. The colour and texture is quite different from what I've seen on mine and other civics. And below the leather covers would be foam and not fabric.
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I this these faux leather covers were put in by the previous owner. The colour and texture is quite different from what I've seen on mine and other civics. And below the leather covers would be foam and not fabric.
The covers have not been changed ever, and are the original company installed ones, in a nutshell I am really confused.

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I am not sure about OEM seat covers quality, but I was lucky to get my pre-worshipped civic with aftermarket Stanley leather seats installed by previous owner. They don't show sign of age even after 10 years of usage. Looks like they will easily last for 10 more years
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ml#post4138465

I was just going through Nikhilb2008's thread, which I have included (I am apologising upfront, as I wasn't too sure if cross merging of threads is permissible or not.), and guess what, came across one post (#113) of the same thread, and looking at the pictures of the car's upholstery (Factory fitted) which had uncanny resemblance with my civic's worn out upholstery, I think that there is no doubt in my mind, that all civic's (V variants) seats are fabricated with Leather + art Leather, from factory itself and mine is no exception.

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Guys what should brake pads min thickness be ? Service guys have observed 4mm thickness for rear pads.
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Old 19th March 2017, 09:26   #8069
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Guys what should brake pads min thickness be ? Service guys have observed 4mm thickness for rear pads.
Hi Sumeet, IMHO 1.75 - 2mm thickness is the minimum safe level, post that one should get the brake pads changed.

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Guys what should brake pads min thickness be ? Service guys have observed 4mm thickness for rear pads.
Rear pads see fat less wear than the front. Still 4mm seems to be cutting close to the limits. They may be 3mm or so.
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