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Karl

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  1. Cigarette lighter plug

    The one in the rear (by the back seat) stays alive for a couple of minutes after the ignition is switched off. Then it goes out. In the front - don't know.
  2. 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!
  3. Quick answer. On the same stalk as the regular lights. A separate "wheel" inside the outer one. Merry Christmas!
  4. How do you use start stop feature?

    And a lot of other parameters. The Kadjar makes it's own decisions, when it's ok to use the start-stop. Just sit back and relax ;-)
  5. How to start cruise control?

    Answer removed, because I misunderstood your question. Can't delete it.
  6. Oct 17 Map Update

    How did you update? Through the internet? Or first a system update at the dealer?
  7. Sure you can. My Kadjar has 19 inch wheels as standard, but I changed to 17 inch winter wheels. A much smoother ride. Check on the label inside the driver's door, which dimensions are recommended.
  8. As I understand it, you are in the UK. Probably it is a legal requirement there to have the monitoring on your car. But worth checking. All EU has this requirement on new cars since a couple of years. But then the local laws may differ. In Sweden, for instance, the monitoring is fitted on all new cars, but you can legally remove it the second you own the car. And you must not put it on new tyres. But the warning message will still be there... The reason why some countries have not implemented this requirement in their local law? In Sweden, the reason is, that since "everyone" changes from summer to winter tyres, the pressure will be checked twice a year. Which is deemed to be enough.
  9. The opposite, but then again not ;-) The point I tried to make, was that I also found the adjustment positions in the electric seat different from the manual one.
  10. Questions on Navigation

    I think it's not described in the manual, but there are two ways to show the map. Either it is pointing north (up) or alternatively, up on the map is always the direction you are going (straight on). To change you need to press the 2D/3D one more time. Concerning a compass, I believe that in one of the colour and design moods you can choose for the screen in front of you, there is a compass shown to the right. But not quite sure.
  11. Hi. I am 6'2" and I choose the Kadjar over Quashqai because it had so very much more legroom. I tested it in a car with manual seats. Then ordered a version with electric driver's seat. The legroom is still ok, but not as good as in the car I test drove. So I can confirm, that there definitely is a difference in the adjustment possibilities between the manual and the electric seat. Actually, I can see no reason at all to prefer the electric seat, since it takes longer time to adjust and has less flexibility.
  12. Service

    Interesting question, that I will follow. Just met the guy who owns the garage, that has been servicing our Ford for the last few years. "So now you have a brand new Renault with a 5 year warranty? So I guess you'll be servicing it at Renault. Just remember - they charge three times as much for an oil change as I do....".
  13. Once, living in Sweden, I was waiting in line to a car wash in Denmark. A young woman came up to me and asked "Are those spiked tyres? I've never seen such in my whole life. Can I touch them?" ;-)
  14. 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.
  15. Good luck with your choice!
  16. Well, my leather seats are leather ;-) . But unless you choose leather as an add-on, you will get seats that are a mix of textile and "artificial leather" (probably vinyl).
  17. To the answer from Aone above, I would only add that the heating in the seats is very effecient. Regarding the parking sensors, I don't experience any delay. We have 360 degree sensors, and I rather think they are a bit "over sensitive". But I guess that is better than the opposite.
  18. "5. Does R-Link allow screen mirroring of the phone, so i can project google maps or is it just wireless file sharing crap? I just googled Renault videos and website information but its all crap and doesn't really convey very well its key features. " Yes, you can mirror for example Google maps on the R-link screen on Kadjars built after May 2017. So if you buy a stock car, be sure to check manufacture date. A pre- May R-link is bound to drive you crazy due to many things, where completely outdated maps are the worst concern.
  19. Since May this year, we have a Kadjar TCe130 EDC (Petrol, automatic) Night & Day edition - (most of the stuff excluding panorama roof, back camera and Bose sound, but including 19 inch wheels, full leather, 360 degrees parking sensors, lane depart warning, speed sign recognition, heated front window, walk away lock, auto folding mirrors, led lights). We hesitated a lot about the allegedly "weak" engine, since we had no chance to test drive it, but I am very pleased with it. It accelerates good enough, changes gears very smoothly and has the extra benefit of manual shifting, which is excellent going up or down steep mountains. Very pleased with everything except the catastrophic R-link2-system. But if you buy a new car built after May 17, you should get a much improved version. Also I would not have choosen the 19 inch wheels (bumpy and expensive once they should be replaced), but there was no choice on this version. I am rather tall (187 centimeters, whatever that might be in feet and inches ;-) ) and I sit very, very comfortably in the Kadjar (as opposed to the Quashqai). Also, the legroom in the back seat is quite adequate. Fuel economy ok, even if not fantastic. See enclosed (sorry it's in liters per 100 kilometers). Haven't used the Eco mode. The stop-start system works perfect. All in all a very nice car so far.
  20. Satnav map routing failure

    I have an Elm327 wi-fi, that I recently bought from China. Haven't tested it yet. I don't really see myself connecting it to Windows (or even less so any Linux software), but rather use one of the many Android-apps available. But maybe they won't reflect these settings?
  21. Satnav map routing failure

    Which app do you use?
  22. Satnav map routing failure

    Interesting, Arthur. How do you extract this information from the R-link? Through the OBD contact?
  23. Satnav map routing failure

    Very good question. Does anyone know?
  24. Updating maps

    I had the same thing, when I bought my Kadjar (produced Oct. 16) from the dealer this May. The update turned out to "refresh" the original 2014 maps to those from June 2015. Yippie! ;-( To your question - I thought the update would be quick, so I stayed in the car with the engine running, as I read somewhere in the instructions. But you are right, the update took well over half an hour, so there must be better ways of doing it. I read in this forum, that you can do the update while driving. Perhaps someone can confirm if that works?
  25. Satnav map routing failure

    My car is delivered in Lithuania - and has the "faulty" R-link2. So it's not only UK cars. My car doesn't have DAB. Neither does some cars delivered in Poland. But those sold in countries like Germany and Sweden all have dab.