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      i invite all members to take a look at this our new home    https://renaultkadjarforum.com/   we are moving to a better side of the street    See you all There.   if your having trouble registering look for the activation email in your spam folder   Shedder101


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  1. 6 points

    This is whats happening

    one week in and the vote was pitiful, its as if no one was bothered, well thats ok it was still democratic. I have now resigned as your moderator and taken the position of admin on the new site effective immediately . i am moving to https://renaultkadjarforum.com/ and i recommend you do the same. the core membership on this site are the best i have known on any forum, they are helpful and tolerant and i would welcome you to the new site to continue to give your advice, whether you own a Kadjar or not. I want to thank you for your understanding over the least few months i might not have answered as quickly as i would have liked but i have done my best, working with one hand behind my back. so they say one door closes and another opens, well lets all open the door on the new site and i await to welcome you there. Shedder 101
  2. 4 points

    Great end to the year.

    Half the people participating in this forum appear to be easteren europeans, including me. There's no need to be politically correct, just don't blame the origins of an idiot. The fact he was born in EE doesn't mean we are all idiots, just as not all the islanders are Ainstains, right?
  3. 4 points

    Merry Christmas to all Members

    Hi All I want to take this opportunity, before silly season takes full hold, to wish all members old and new a very merry, pain free Christmas. this year has seen a marked improvement on new members and I hope everyone has found the information useful. All the best from shedder101
  4. 3 points
    Just bought a set of wheels for the winter. Good Year Ultra Grip Performance SUV 215/60 R17. Went for 17" instead of the 19" the car was delivered with. What a difference! What a soft ride! I guess I'll never go back to 19" ;-) I even think the car looks better now... Probably some of you won't agree, so let's leave it at that. I'm happy, at least!
  5. 3 points


    many thanks for your clarification
  6. 3 points


    A few days away in France
  7. 3 points

    Spotted two poo colour kadjars

    beige dune is the color. i ordered mine in this color ilike it . and in Greece the metal color is not charged.
  8. 3 points

    Automatic headlights

    Totally agree...may be my favourite feature
  9. 3 points

    Cheshire Oaks 19.10.17

    Pure coincidence that we followed each other in. We all had a laugh when we got out of the cars about making sure we got back in the correct car when leaving. Cheshire Oaks Outlet Mall, Ellesmere Port
  10. 2 points

    This is whats happening

    this is what's happening i have decided the problem here is choice some of the members can't decide a simple concept of voting, looking at the view rate to votes, well it doesn't take a genius to see that. so i am deleting my posts the vote, the domain choice everything. the two members have registered their domains and are building the sites they wish to offer. members will be able to choose the site they want from what's on offer. when they are completed this will be up for 1 week after that, i will stop modorating this site, I will be moving to the new site and invite everyone to come with me. i invite all members to copy the topics they feel are the most important and paste them to the new site. crap posts will be deleted i have copies of all the pdf and links to video files and will be posting those to the site, so its the members images that need to be moved. i will put links to the new site around the old one so people will know where we have gone i will send MM my resignation and that will be my job done here. I have been offered an Admin post on the new site, this i am considering at the moment. this site might keep ticking along until the fees are due or it will crash. without moderation this could be sooner rather than later. I have done my best to keep this site going and its the best option i can offer. i would like to thank you for the support you have given me over the time I have been Moderator. Shedder101
  11. 2 points
    Day light robbery, I was going to say robbing bastards but didn’t think it was appropriate. should be able to put new pads in as well for that kind of money
  12. 2 points

    Boot Wiring help needed

    Hey all thank you for your help the garage will be replacing it
  13. 2 points

    Kadjar Star Wars Advert

  14. 2 points
    Same here, God help us.
  15. 2 points

    my kadjar

    here is my Kadjar, 1.2 petrol dynamic (is like sat nav ), color beige dune.
  16. 2 points

    Get the Logfiles from R-Link2

    Are you interested what your Kadjar does when you push the start button? It's easy: just create on your Fat32 USB stick a folder named after your R-Link version, in my case logfiles_mm2014 and inside another folder called logging So the path on the root of the USB stick is logfiles_mm2014/logging If you put the USB stick in the car before starting the car you will end up - after having started the engine and keep it running for some minutes - with 4 folders inside of the folder logfiles_mm2014:
  17. 2 points
    Hi Yes socket in front only works when ignition turned on, the one in the rear is permanently live JC😎😎🥃🥃
  18. 2 points

    No Light in Glove Compartment :(

    Think we need to put this one to bed as 1st posting on this was way back in 2015 . So just to clarify and correct me if I am wrong, light in glove box appeared in models from 2017 so if you ain't got one and you really want one, you need to put your own one in and if you have a 2017 model you should have no trouble in finding your gloves. Could the last person to leave turn the lights off please👀
  19. 2 points

    LED headlights

    Sorry, but allseason tyre has all bad properties of winter and summer tyres joined into single product... it is basicaly intended for unsolicited users who averagly did less then 6000 miles in whole year equaly... it has just average grip on dry, wet, snow and ice and has quite big wear. And after 4 years becomes kind of plastic with poor performance even on dry asphalt. Winter tyre is not just for snow, it has better performance in lower temperatures because of different material mixure... in the other hand, summer tyres has better resistance on higher temperatures. Milestone is 15 Celsius... so you will probably ruin winter tyre in summer on motorway at high speed... and all season is compromise... poor performance in summer and in real cold winter. my oppinion.
  20. 2 points

    Door lock/unlock button

    I’ve not replaced the button but I’m sure they are available on eBay. I put LEDs in the handles. Are you sure it’s the button, if the car can’t see the card it won’t work, like JC says if the the card has a low battery it becomes intermittent. Also if it’s close to a mobile phone this can sometimes swamp the signal. it should be covered under warranty as JC said as well.
  21. 2 points

    Kadjar 4WD owners

    You forget two facts. 1 - My fuel consumption is measured with two adults in the car and two cildren. Total of 275 kg. 2 - Im comparing two equal engines, one coupled with a 2wd gearbox, and the other with 4wd. What it has to do wirh the other brands? I'm saying the 4WD vs. the 2WD is noisier, more expensive and with more fuel consumption. So, what I'm saying is, in my opinion all these benefits are not worth for 98% of the drivers. That's it
  22. 2 points

    Kadjar for skiing

  23. 2 points

    clutch judder - am I alone?

    Had the same issue with my Kadjar 15 Diesel Boyco, but all does not sound as bad as it seems. Had mine serviced today at a Renault garage and i explained the problem to them and they said they would get there technicians to take a look. When I picked the car up they explained it wasnt clutch judder it was the traction control which kicks in if the sensors on the car detect the wheels spinning up. ( its even explained in the user manual). The traction control system applies the brake momentarily to stop the wheel spinning up and the driver loosing control. makes sense to me and explains why it seems to happen more frequently in cold weather.... cold tyres means less grip more spin. Hope this helps you rest your fears.
  24. 2 points
    Just turn on ignition (put car into a gear and press START button for at least 2 sec). Move between functions on BC with key on right side of wheel... now there is new position SERVICE after milage... press and hold OK button and now you will enter into this menu. It will shows miles/months to service and oil change.
  25. 2 points

    Great end to the year.

    As someone who, in his working life, lived and worked in Europe for over 25 years, I am well aware that other countries have roughly the same rules and regulations as we do. Wife'sKj's letter was in no way racial. He was, as I would have been, so pissed off that he was spitting blood. Had the other driver been British he would have written the same letter but substituted Eastern European gentleman with "some moron from Leeds/Glasgow/London". Understandably so in my opinion. We all know that we (here in Britain) have more than our fair share of idiots on the road so don't make an issue of something that isn't one. Happy New Year.
  26. 2 points

    Great end to the year.

    Wife'sKdj was stating the facts and not making a comment on Eastern Europeans. I realise that we live in a lunatic politically correct society but hell, was your comment necessary?
  27. 2 points
    cpl jones


    Update had the centre console apart this weekend and any plastic to plastic had tape applied in between also where the catches locate in the glove box tape applied,much quieter than before,only took a couple of hours.Big Thanks to Mac for the initial pictures great help,any questions please ask.
  28. 2 points

    Tire Pressure Warnings

    To be fair though, most people with Kadjars drive them so far within safe handling limits that those fairly small small pressure fluctuations are neither here nor there. I am one such! Got my first pressure warning this week in the morning cold but even then, it had only dropped by 2 or 3 psi in the 8 months since I bought it - partly due to the cold weather and parking it outside. I doubt if I'll need to top up the air again before the Springtime. Of course, if I'd bought it in a heatwave the drop in a cold snap would have been greater - and always remember, air is made up of 78% nitrogen anyway and still expands and contracts in heat/cold.
  29. 2 points

    Terrible Continental Tyres!

    I've just had Budget tyres fitting to the Front £80 each no where near as noisy as the continentals and no difference to handling! Tyres changed a 17k lets see how long these last.
  30. 2 points
    J C

    Hi From HK

    Hi Not sure why you got a kj if so many things you don't like and bye the way auto door lock is on kj but it can be turned on or off in r link 🤔 as many other features are 🤔🤔 Anyway hope you enjoy your Kia ''tis a good motor 🤔but not as good as our 4x4 RED KADJAR 😀 JC. 😎
  31. 2 points

    Renualt telling lies???

    Says it all about Renault's attitude towards customers . Don't deliver on the promises that help sell the car and give them a couple of quid to shut them up
  32. 2 points

    DAB - How to delete a preset

    I can't think of any car that I have ever driven, having the facility to delete a preset, you can only overwrite one, not sure why you would want to delete it.
  33. 2 points
    I will start at the beginning, we are Motability customers & for the past 3 years we have had a Renault Captur that was supplied by our local main dealer, all went well & at the end of the three year lease we decided on a brand new Kadjar to replace it. We ordered it & took delivery on Halloween ... As we were being waved off the Renault main dealer forecourt, they said.. 'Any problems sir, you know where we are' It looked lovely & we were so glad that we finally had the Kadjar....Brilliant! A beautiful car! However within hours of parking it on the drive I noticed that there was excessive moisture in both headlights??, & the car didn't look quite right, ??no problem I thought as the dealer did say.......'Any problems, you know where we are'. So the following day I went & took the car back to the Renault main dealer to make them aware of this excessive condensation issue etc, but they refused point blank to even look at it, instead calling it a "Phenomenon" & referring to a passage in the handbook that covers this "Phenomenon" involving headlights. Basically, instead of them even looking at the car I was shown the handbook.......& the door! I told them that I wasn't happy but all the woman on the aftersales reception would repeatedly say is..... 'Take it up with Renault UK ....as we don't make the cars'............ She then went & ate her Subway butty. Infuriating!!!. No problem I thought, it's all a mix up & the dealer will no doubt sort it out, especially after I speak to the "New Car Senior Sales Executive" who's dealt with with this right from the start, he seems helpful & won't let me down......so I thought. However!, He wouldn't do anything & kept going on about the headlamp "Phenomenon" & "Tolerances in the headlamps", despite me telling him that the car didn't look right he just wouldn't do anything. I said that I had been on the forum & he just replied ..'Oh people only go on forums to complain'. & I told him that he was being unfair. He just said that 'He's being cynical as it's his outlook due to being in that job' He also said that ..'We as a dealership don't make a right lot out of Motability'..............(Thanks for that little kick in the balls)....You Tw@t. The dealership refused point blank to see the vehicle so I had no choice but to take it up with Motability who arranged on my behalf to have the vehicle examined independently by DEKRA who sent a professional & impartial engineer, who examined the vehicle at my home, outside in torrential rain (there was no condensation at the time of examination, but this was purely because the atmospheric conditions were not conducive) but I provided clear documented photographic evidence from the night before of excessive headlamp condensation. (My photos attached) The engineer has subsequently found... CONCLUSION......... 'At the time of examination, no evidence of condensation could be found inside the headlamps'. 'It was noted during the examination that there was some misalignment noted of the headlamps placing within the vehicle bodywork. 'There was also noted some misalignment between the bonnet & the front grille' 'Should this be the case it may indicate that there has been cosmetic damage to the front of the vehicle, But this would need to be confirmed'. 'In any case there should NOT! be any condensation evident on the inside of the headlamps' 'There is misalignment between the bonnet & the front grille' 'The OSF headlamp is standing 10mm proud of the bonnet,yet the NSF headlamp is flush' To cut a long story short Motability have rejected the car & released myself & my wife from this lease, so it's bye bye to the Kadjar after just 8 days & we are now shopping for another car....(it won't be a Renault)...I'm done with them. Bitter sweet really, as the Kadjar was lovely (in the showroom) but in reality the one we got has been terrible (& so has the dealer). I feel really let down by the Renault Main Dealer,who I feel has behaved appallingly, thank god I had Motability fighting my case or I feel that I would have been royally shafted & left with a lemon with a dubious past. My own personal opinion & gut feeling is that the vehicle has had a minor bump (& poor repair) during the build/delivery process. Very odd behaviour from the Renault Main Dealer...very odd indeed. Never Ever Again.
  34. 2 points

    Time to say good bye to my Kadjar

    Interesting... it see,s that here is not such a dealbreaker walkaway locking or android auto... the entry model is still 19.900€ (life 130 TCe) and the highest Bose/Iconic 4 WD ( just over 30k). Safety pack (Techno premuim package) is for those two trims only 1€. 165 TCe is same as dCi 130 in Iconic, also available is 130 dCi with CVT (almost same price as 4WD). I never had walkaway locking or auto fold mirrors so this is not an issue for me. Lack of map updates is...
  35. 2 points

    Official Renault Kadjar PDF's

    Various fitting guides for the Kadjar. EasyFlex container fitting instructions for Kadjar .pdf Door sill Kadjar.pdf Boot container fitting instructions for Kadjar .pdf User Manual Alarm Kadjar.pdf User manual - Autofolding mirrors KADJAR.pdf Rear mudguard.pdf Trunk net floor fitting instructions for Kadjar .pdf Mounting Notice Rear Park assist - KADJAR .pdf Enlightened door sill Kadjar .pdf Fitting instruction for 7 ways swan neck tow bar harness .pdf Fitting instructions for Kadjar retractable tow-bar .pdf Fitting instructions for Kadjar swan-neck tow-bar .pdf Fitting Instructions Trunk net (vertical) for Kadjar .pdf fitting manual for RHD alarm KADJAR .pdf Front mudguard.pdf Kadjar Auto Folding Mirrors.pdf Kadjar Crossbar.pdf Kadjar illuminated side bars.pdf Kadjar illuminated Sill Plates.pdf kadjar Reversing Camera.pdf Kadjar Tow Bar.pdf Load Carrier.pdf Mounting manual - Shark Fin Antenna - KADJAR .pdf Mounting manual Front Parking Aids KADJAR.pdf Mounting notice - Auto-folding mirror harness KADJAR.pdf Mounting notice Dog grid KADJAR .pdf Mounting Notice Harness Towbar 13p Retractable - Kadjar .pdf Mounting notice Harness towbar 13p Swan neck - Kadjar .pdf
  36. 2 points

    rear camera

    hi all i was wondering if you could fit a camera after you have taken delivery of the car i am getting the kadjar sig and dont see the point in paying for the techno pack as i already get the park sensors and dont like the auto parking so £800 pounds for a camera is a little expensive i take it the car will be pre wired for this as it must be cheaper to fit one standard wiring loom than say two/ three different ones thanks mark
  37. 1 point
    PJY 123

    Radio wouldn’t turn off

    Thanks turboted10 all cars have there own little faults I can honestly say I love driving the kadjar it’s a cracking car
  38. 1 point
    PJY 123

    Speed cameras on sat nav

    I can’t believe there are so many people having various problems with the car everything works perfect on mine apart from a little rattle on the drivers door trim.
  39. 1 point

    New Kadjar finally arrived

    Finally collected my factory order Kadjar Sig Nav Tce165 today. Titanium Grey, Parking pack premium and side steps. Very happy so far.....(Don't you love that new car smell). No obvious build problems that I can see (yet). Android Auto fired up with no problems which was my main R-Link2 concern. Early days, only had it a few hours so need a while to get to know the ins and outs. I fitted a QQ+2 17" Spacesaver wheel and ditched the gunk the Kadj came with. The BOSE subwoofer fits perfectly in the wheel. I would never have known to do this without the very helpful and informative posts on this Forum!!
  40. 1 point

    Automatic headlights

    Mine works brilliantly, detects red light, white light and street light. I can drive the road without removing my hands from the wheel
  41. 1 point


    Watch out for those flying pigs
  42. 1 point
    I have just updated the R-Link 2 Software and Map Updates which went well. However, whilst sitting in the car doing this it dawned on me that there is probably a really easy way to provide some illumination for the drivers side door switches which operate the windows. Being a fisherman who sometimes fishes at night I sometimes use tiny little light sources which are called Betalights / Isotopes. These are basically small glass vials with a non-hazardous radioactive gas inside them called tritium. They come in various sizes / colours, don't need any batteries or a power source and should last for about 12 years. These are the sort of things I am talking about : https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/270929240022?chn=ps&adgroupid=46781198765&rlsatarget=pla-380170459360&abcId=1129946&adtype=pla&merchantid=7262664&poi=&googleloc=1006603&device=c&campaignid=974199509&crdt=0 My thought is that it would be really easy to get one or two of these (probably the green ones ?) and carefully glue them in place near the switches to provide some subtle illumination. I haven't tried it yet but can't see any reason why it wouldn't work. Steve
  43. 1 point

    How do you use start stop feature?

    After battery and one connector (I don't know exactly which) replacement by warranty I don't have any start/stop issues anymore.
  44. 1 point

    Renualt telling lies???

    Cheque from Renault received and banked! Also my maps updated in no time at all without any issues - Now just await my 2nd map up dated for the year lets hope they do what the are meant to do and should have done !
  45. 1 point

    R link firmware

    Don't worry. There would be probably no next update
  46. 1 point

    Kadjar 66 plate 1.5 dynamique diesel

    Low mileage for a 66 plate ? Could it be the last owner had problems and got shot of it ? I had a similar problem with a Scenic with 7000 on the clock and that was the battery . You say that's been changed so I suppose that's ruled out . Once the car's locked all the electric supplies are shut down apart from the alarm . There have been some problems with the alarms though not draining batteries to my knowledge . In the event of the garage being unable to get to the bottom of the problem it may be best to reject it
  47. 1 point
    Here in Lithuania we are allowed to use spiked tyres and many do. When I lived in Sweden, I used spiked winter tyres on a few cars. My experince was mixed. Up in the mountains and on very icy roads, there is no discussion. Spikes all the way. Also, if you MUST use your car everyday regardless of the weather, it might save your life (I especially remember one day, when the radio announced "We sometimes say - don't get on the road if you not necessarily must. Today we say - don't get on the road even if you must" ;-) ). But most of the time, I drove on wet asphalt, which wears down the spikes (as well as the road) and you loose them, so there are hardly any left in the tyre, when you need them. As I use the car now, I can let it stand on very icy days. My priority, when choosing tyres, was that they perform very well on wet asphalt and reasonably well on snow and ice, without doing too bad on dry asphalt.
  48. 1 point

    Rattles and Noises

    Sadly, my 2nd post to this forum is on this section; Ever since the 1st day, I 'm unfortunately experiencing all mentioned creaking and rattling noises with my Kadjar: Depending on the road surface (please note I only speak about tarmac) I get the well reported noise from the glovebox. Additionally, the decorative plastics around the gear knob between driver and passenger's seats are creaking intensively no matter what the road surface is; Even when accelerating or braking, the creaking is always there (like if the car is distorted). Especially during warm days, if the car is left parked below the sun, the situation gets much worse: feels like if each individual interior plastic part needs to confirm it's presence! Recently, especially on the first kilometers of driving, I get some knocking noises from the dashboard on driver's side (these I cannot tell where they come from) and I started noticing a vibrating noise from driver's window, when slightly opened. I 'm big fan of French cars, and this is the 4th Renault passing through my hands; I would not attribute the above to low quality materials, I do not get this feeling when behind the wheel, and overall if I disregard the annoying noises, the car gives the impression of a well built construction, however the assembly (?) is far below marginal for the standards of its category (and price level), when all above are noticeable with only 3.000 Kms in 3 months time, all with highly decent driving, and only on tarmac. I have already spoken with the dealer and I will arrange a visit to them, to inspect; They seemed surprised when I mentioned all above, like if such claims have never been reported; This is the reason I have been looking the web to find similar records, and this is how I met this forum.
  49. 1 point
    Hi had my alarm system changed but problem still persisted so they gave me a diagnostic check to do after alarm had gone off:- Disarm the system; Press unlock button on OEM remote 5 times quickly within 5 seconds; The siren will generate the error code (a number of beeps) Count the beeps it will give you the cause of the alarm activating: 1 beep - ultrasonic sensor 2 beeps - Tilt Sensor 3 beeps - External battery disconnected 4 beeps - Driver door 5 beeps - Passenger front door 6 beeps Paseenger rear nearside 7 beeps - Passenger rear offside 8 beeps - Hood (from serial input) 9 beeps - analogical hood input 10 beeps - Trunk 11 beeps - ignition 12 beeps empty memory (no stored event) This info is from Falcon Electronics by the way so may not apply to all systems Hope this helps
  50. 1 point

    Kadjar R-Link 2 Video

    R-Link music formats: - MPEG-1 Layer 3 - Format: .mp3 - Khz: 32, 44.1, 48 - Kbps: 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 144, 160, 192, 224, 256, 288, 320 - WMA - Format: .wma - Khz: 16, 22:05, 32, 44.1, 48 - Kbps: 48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, 320 - WMA Pro, Lossless and Voice shall not be supported - MPEG-4 AAC - Format: .aac, .m4a, .m4b, .m4p, .m4v, .m4r, .mp4, .3gp - Khz: 8, 11.025, 16, 22:05, 32, 44.1, 48 - Kbps: 32, 48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160, 192 - OGG Vorbis - Format: .ogg, .oga - Khz: 16, 22:05, 32, 44.1, 48 - Kbps: 48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, 320 - PCM 16 bits - .wav Format, .pcm - Khz: 22:05, 32, 44.1, 48 R-Link video formats: - MPEG4 SP / ASP / H263 Decode (up to WVGA 30fps 4Mbps) - H264 BL Decode (up to WVGA 30fps 4Mbps) - WMV9 SP / MP / AP / VC1 decode (up to WVGA 30fps 4Mbps These are for the R Link not R Link 2 ,so possibly the R Link 2 will play more formats You could ask your dealer as the manual says ,but don't hold your breath for a definitive answer