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Old 10th April 2024, 21:58   #5566
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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

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Hello members,
Just wanted to update on an experiment in fixing the Octavia’s brittle steering wheel scroll button. The button started to crack within 3 years of ownership & it wasn’t pressed hard or manhandled. One fine day it fell apart in pieces. The irritating part was the display was stuck in “finding bluetooth” mode. Usually i leave it in digital speed reading mode. This was always on back of my mind and had casually enquired ASC regarding the same. The only option is to change the whole MFD control switch which includes for both the sides
Hi,
Could you please share seller contact details on the group. I am facing similar issue with my Superb MK2. Your switch looks similar. Also advise on the cost part . Thanks in advance.

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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

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Hello members,
Just wanted to update on an experiment in fixing the Octavia’s brittle steering wheel scroll button. The button started to crack within 3 years of ownership & it wasn’t pressed hard or manhandled. One fine day it fell apart in pieces. The irritating part was the display was stuck in “finding bluetooth” mode. Usually i leave it in digital speed reading mode. This was always on back of my mind and had casually enquired ASC regarding the same. The only option is to change the whole MFD control switch which includes for both the sid


Hi,
Could you please share seller contact details on the group. I am facing similar issue with my Superb MK2. Your switch looks similar. Also advise on the cost part . Thanks in advance.
Hey,
Here’s the link to the product & have a word with the seller regarding the compatibility.
https://www.flipkart.com/autoholics-...8965229628_gmc

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Old 13th April 2024, 15:28   #5568
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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

Hi guys, I'm planning to change my fogs from yellow to white, any recommendations? Looking for a direct swap with no coding required.

Should I go for regular halogens or LEDs? And which ones amongst both? Thanks for your help!
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@Rahul . Thanks a ton buddy. Called for knob thru link provided. Got it fixed. It is bit off in using but seems will certainly serve purpose for now.
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@Rahul . Thanks a ton buddy. Called for knob thru link provided. Got it fixed. It is bit off in using but seems will certainly serve purpose for now.
No worries, it won’t be a perfect fit, you have to shave off a bit off the stem, contact the seller & he will guide you.
Also, did you get an airbag error after you removed & fixed your airbag module?
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I had handed over to my trusted mechanic. Not sure about warning light part. He is not answering but will check if have any update.Thanks once again!
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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

Hi all,

The Michelin PSP4 tyres on my Octavia are due for replacement as they have done about 40-45k kms in the last 30 months.

This time I am looking for Vredestein Vorti tyres and before going for it, seek feedback/ advice from fellow members.

Has anybody tried Vredestein Vorti tyres for Octavia ?
Do share the details.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

Age of my Octavia TSi AT -> ~6.5 years.
Kms covered -> 73500km

Yesterday night, one more OEM battery was dead. Hadn't taken the vehicle for 2 weeks and when tried yesterday, not even the central locking was switching on. As I am used to the " sudden death" of Skoda batteries, we were not surprised. Opened the door manually, jump started with another vehicle (after the first battery replacement within 2 years, i bought the jump-start cable set and its always in my boot) and confirmed that its the battery again and not any mischief from rodents.

History with battery changes

Stock battery (VARTHA) failed in 1year 8 months at 19800km. Replaced it with a VW Exide OEM from ASC ( costed INR 8051) - which lasted for 2 years 5 months and replaced when ODO was at 48600km ( ~29k km)

The second replacement was also a VW EXIDE OEM from ASC ( costed INR 8396) - which ran for 2 years and 9 months and ~ 25k km.

Being May1st, couldn't get hold of service SA in Skoda.

This time, I thought of trying something out of OEM - opted for Amaron 566112060 which is a 66Ah with a CCA of 615. Confirmed the compatibility in Amaron website, contacted a known battery shop - who also confirmed the fit and size.

Installed it - perfect fit - the size and shape was exactly the same as the OEM Exide battery. And as expected, all the warning lights were flashing for few minutes. Took out for a 15 min drive and before, we were back, all the lights were gone and Octy became normal. No coding or any other adjustments were needed.

Paid INR 5200 after ex-change of the old battery. It comes with 30 months of replacement warranty and another 30 months of prorata warranty ( prorata wont be much useful as its calculated as a discount on the MRP - as such, the discounts from MRP is >25%, prorata wont help much)

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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

Hello everyone,
Recently purchased a pre-owned Race blue Octavia 2.0 TDi AT 2015 make, 55,000kms mileage. Present location - Bangalore.

Wanted few inputs from team bhp members regarding some issues that I would be facing :

1. DSG gearbox transmission fluid & filter replacement.
2. Replacement of rubber belts, due to squeaking noise from engine bay for the initial few minutes after cranking the engine.
3. Cleanup of sunroof system and a preventive maintenance (grease application)of the same to ensure longevity.
4. Suggestions for replacement of Bi-xenon headlight bulbs, no alteration of the OEM setup planned. One of the FNG workshop guys mentioned that nothing much can be done to solve this issue.

Any experienced FNG whose services have been taken by the group members, may be shared to ensure a professional work and near to OEM standard work.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

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Age of my Octavia TSi AT -> ~6.5 years.
Kms covered -> 73500km

Yesterday night, one more OEM battery was dead. Hadn't taken the vehicle for 2 weeks and when tried yesterday, not even the central locking was switching on. As I am used to the " sudden death" of Skoda batteries, we were not surprised.

Stock battery (VARTHA) failed in 1year 8 months at 19800km. Replaced it with a VW Exide OEM from ASC ( costed INR 8051) - which lasted for 2 years 5 months and replaced when ODO was at 48600km ( ~29k km)

The second replacement was also a VW EXIDE OEM from ASC ( costed INR 8396) - which ran for 2 years and 9 months and ~ 25k km.

I have had a similar encounter with VARTA batteries on my Rapid. For a car purchased in 2017, by 2021, I was already on battery no 3.
Fortunately batteries no 1 & 2 were replaced by Skoda, battery 3rd, they walked half way with me.

What is baffling is why the batteries failed and I know for a fact my case was not a one off aberration!

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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

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Any experienced FNG whose services have been taken by the group members, may be shared to ensure a professional work and near to OEM standard work.
You can try Carmed (Hennur) or Code6 (Hosa Road), both part of the same organization, and pretty competent in my personal experience.
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I have had a similar encounter with VARTA batteries on my Rapid. For a car purchased in 2017, by 2021, I was already on battery no 3.
Fortunately batteries no 1 & 2 were replaced by Skoda, battery 3rd, they walked half way with me.

What is baffling is why the batteries failed and I know for a fact my case was not a one off aberration!
Yes! Eventhough there was only 3-3.5k INR diff between the Exide OEM from VW and the Amaron, i thought of trying Amaron, because, in our other cars, Amaron is giving/given > 4 years of life easily.
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Re: Review: Skoda Octavia (3rd-gen)

Hi Friends,
The Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI which I purchased in 2019 started showing warning lights of ABS and ESC all of sudden on a fine day in January this year. The dashboard screen was also displaying warning light of steering wheel. The steering wheel was becoming very tight to manoeuvre after driving for a small distance of ~1km. I shared these issues in this forum to which I received suggestions for VCDS scan at the service centre. I decided to send the vehicle to the service centre on flat bed under RSA (the service centre is 300 kms away). However I could not send the car as I got very busy with some personal matters for the past 2-3 months. I am having a second car with which I have been managing the daily commute.

I used to start the Octavia atleast twice every week and used to drive the car for 1-2 kms. I did not take out the car for longer distances as it had all the warning lights on. I was planning to send the car on flat bed this week. However yesterday on starting the car I did not see any of the warning lights. They were not appearing at all on several attempts of turning on the engine. I tried driving the car for some distance and still no warning lights popped up. However everytime I had to press the stop button twice to turn off the engine. It showed no response on single press which appeared very peculiar.

Now if I call the RSA team for sending the car, I won't be able to show them the warning lights. Only issue visible now is the need to press the stop button twice to turn off the engine. I do not know whether they will be ready to transport the car on flat bed as there are not warning lights now. I am having photos and videos of the earlier instances of warning light which I can share with them.

Another issue is even if I am able to send the car on flat bed to the service centre, will be VCDS scan be able to diagnose the issue as there are no warning lights/messages at present.

Has anyone faced similar issues? Would the VCDS scan be able to diagnose the real issue with the car. In the absence of any dagnosis and necessary repair/replacement, taking the car for long distances appears to be very rislky. Kindly advise as to how can I deal with the situation.

Thanks and regards,
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@ Sumesh these seems to be a sensors issue which are quite common in VW/ Skoda cars. If you have any trusted FNG garage , suggest you to change all 4 sensors for peace of your mind. VCD might or might not be able to read at this point of time.

You can drive slowly and take your car to garage.
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Yes! Eventhough there was only 3-3.5k INR diff between the Exide OEM from VW and the Amaron, i thought of trying Amaron, because, in our other cars, Amaron is giving/given > 4 years of life easily.
Good choice, I am now on an Amaron.
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