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  1. Easy Life Pack

    Just been through a long loop with customer services . As long as you are the first owner and it was a retail sale and order was Feb 2018 onwards and you did not get a big discount it can be bought within 3 months of registration. If you register with myRenault web / app then input your VIN or registration plate if you go to service pages it will offer you Easy Life if you are eligible. If not then the standard service packs are only shown.If your vehicle is very new may not show up. There is an easy life 3+1= 4 years for £199 and you get a second B service. If you do the pay monthly standard service I think they do a free MOT year 3.
  2. fuse box

    There are also fuse boxes located in the vertical sides of the dashboard where they meet the passanger and driver doors. ( Also on LHS dash above glove box facing rear of car is a panel behind which is the OBD socket)
  3. tuning box

    I have just put an order in for one of these https://tdi-tuning.com/car/renault/kadjar/12-tce-128-bhp-130-ps-96-kw-205-nm-151-lbft/crtd4-multi-channel-petrol-tuning-box-chip for my 1.2TCE Petrol EDC Kadjar UK insurance with Admiral were OK with any chip 11 to 25 pc increase in BHP and raised my premium £20. So will report back in a while once 'experimented' on a quiet Sunday morning. My main reason is to increase torque for towing small an Ifor Williams box trailer loaded with motorbikes or sailing gear. I had a BMW X1 diesel 1.8 auto and that never struggled. The Kadjar with 100Nm less than this will struggle on long motorway inclines. The tuning box in its 'mode 7' you can select on its pre sets promises 253Nm and 160BHP. https://tdi-tuning.com/variant-datasheet UK company with support or dealer install locally if you unsure . Can be re programed for other vehicle makes when you tire of the Kadjar. Until end of April 10 pc off enter SPRING10 at checkout. Postage £10.
  4. Great advise - thank you all above. One thing to add to foglight bulb changing - you need to remove the connector before rotating the bulb anti clock wise or I found it wont come out - the connector must catch on something. Once I did this all good. You were right to say do nearside one first to get more room to see the job, then use 'muscle memory' to do the off side one which is obscured by the washer bottle. I just removed the wheel arch liner 3 screws: bottom screw, and then inside edge lowest and one above.The wheel arch liner can be bent carefully to get an arm in - but it has a sharp edge to it so I used a rolled up cloth to protect my arm when wearing a T shirt. The fog light bulbs from Ebay you linked are a good colour match to the factory DRLs and the full LED headlights I have on the Sig Nav S model I have ( 1.2TCE EDC) .
  5. Hi I agree with your sentiments but hold fire a day or so. I had an on line customer service chat yesterday about my eligibility too. I tried to buy this Easylife pack online but the chat said it there was a fault, go do a dealer. I rang my dealer and they said not eligible as I have a pre reg car and its only for new car sales first owner. I then returned to chat ,which was escalated to a a Renault.co.uk manager (Huw) who continued chatting and promised faithfully to call my dealer in Croydon and find out why they were saying that to me, as he checked my VIN and said I was eligible; and he agreed there is nothing in the T&Cs to say otherwise.Waiting for a call back... I did suggest he looks over this forum and see what issues keep coming up as well as complaints about wrong or misleading information being given , for example about the Rlink2 and updates fixing one feature but removing another, or TomTom traffic subscription renewals or re entering after system updates.Then there is the DAB radio re setting and general performance, water in boot or footwells and the big one now early turbo failures. I wont be using stop start ever on this engine as I am convinced this will lead to early turbo bearing failures unless Renault keep the oil pumped up to it when the engine has stopped itself in a stop-start cycle.At the very least they should have a sensor on the bearings and inhibit the stop-start if its too high; they inhibit it if the ambient air temperature is too low or the battery charge is failing.When we had turbos on private cars in the 80, & 90s the wisdom was to allow a minute of idle to let the red hot turbo and bearings cool down with a pumped oil supply.
  6. It looks good value and is a good way to keep your warranty intact. 2018 Cars are now 3 not 4 years though... Here are the T & Cs of Easylife. Note that the web page table is slightly wrong in my view for year 4 if you upgrade to £199 EasyLife , there is no 'tick' in the service item for oil drain, only oil filter - that can't be right. https://www.renault.co.uk/easylife.html Renault Cars (excl. ZE & Twingo) - The EasyLife Pack is available on eligible retail vehicles and ends when the vehicle has had 3 services or is 3 years old from registration date (whichever comes first). The pack includes 2 A (minor) Services (Safety checks, Vehicle Health Check and change of Cabin Filter) and 1 B (major) service (Safety checks, Vehicle Health Check, Oil Drain and Oil Filter). Services must be carried out in line with the manufacturer’s minimum maintenance programme requirements and servicing intervals within +/- 1 month or 1,000 miles of the service interval and can only be carried out at a Renault Approved outlet. Servicing does not include wear and tear parts including but not limited to brakes, tyres and wiper blades. To qualify you must order and purchase the EasyLife Pack from a Renault Approved outlet or Renault.co.uk before the first service or within the first 3 months from registration (whichever comes first). Cannot be part exchanged, refunded or transferred. The EasyLife pack is available on vehicles ordered and registered after 1st February 2018.
  7. here you go https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/my-renault/id1076356754?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.renault.android.myrenault&hl=en_GB also on line via a pc https://www.renault.co.uk/login-registration.html
  8. Just added my vehicle to this iPhone app to look at service intervals and its all in Km ....anyone see how to change this? The Renault blurb elsewhere says the Kadjar has oil condition sensors so this will explain why some people will get longer or shorter intervals than others , not necessarily on how far you have driven between services. If you bought a car after Feb 2018 you can within 3 months of registration get a £99 3 year service Easylife pack which is A service, B service, A service. For £100 more you can get a 4th year which is another B service with fuel filter replacement and if the service matrix bar graph in the app is to believed the air filter and spark plugs ( if petrol engine I suppose) are in the 4 year segment.
  9. charging a macbook pro

    Absolutely NOT! You dont say what screen size but guessing 15 inch ? This machine has an 85W mains charger. I have found that it need an invertor charger well over the rated amount for continuous use . It will get hot in use, never leave it attached without the engine running or attended. Have an on board fire extinguisher is a good idea. Try this from Sterling, not necessarily from RS, who make proper electronics and know how to rate components for power delivery. Cheaper non branded units are a fire risk. https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/products/5388765/?grossPrice=Y&cm_mmc=UK-PLA-DS3A-_-google-_-PLA_UK_EN_CatchAll-_-Ad+Group+Catch+All-_-PRODUCT+GROUP&matchtype=&gclid=Cj0KCQjwnqzWBRC_ARIsABSMVTP3EQrYOnpbFD6MBZ452tuexE4Uip4pDUJGPqK0HNn7yHJv4R2lEGQaAj47EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  10. Hi, Am awaiting delivery Tuesday of a Renault Retail Group pre reg 18 plate 1.2Tce EDC Sig Nav and looking at service pack options. 1) The Easy Life Service for £99 is "three years" is a year 1 :service A ( pollen filter and checkover) year 2: Service B ( oil and filter change) year 3: service A ( pollen filter and checkover). https://www.renault.co.uk/easylife.html This seems poor maintenance with one oil change in 2 years? 2) The Service pack plans "2 years £229" and "3 years £399" and "4 years 459" does anyone know what these service packs actually include? https://www.renault.co.uk/owners/service-and-maintenance/maintenance/service-plans.html
  11. Smartphone bracket?

    Have one if these centre mounts on order https://www.brodit.co.uk/brodit/vehicles/Renault/Kadjar/2017/655141.htm there is a side one https://www.brodit.co.uk/brodit/vehicles/Renault/Kadjar/2017/605142.htm but had trouble on last car with hitting in on getting into car and it is just too easy to commit a phone offence with it by being tempted to touch it while 'driving' ( ie ignition on) . Then team it up with a phone specific mount or universal mount and you will fit many phones, particularly i phones with Mophie or other battery packs
  12. 1.2 TCE EDC

    Any updates on real mpg for town and distance as you described with full load?
  13. Another Turbo Gone

    I think we are on to something here in that the Stop-Start could be the root cause of turbo failures. "Turbo-Gate" could entail another class-action like the VW one against a 'not fit for purpose' system if it is proved to cause this premature turbo failure and engine damage. I don't know if the Renault 'CLIP' tool ( dealer software tool) can disable the feature from always activating after an engine restart ie to disable the function.I will ask my son who has just started an apprenticeship as a service technician with Renault Retail Group. I would be happy if Renault allowed us to disable it per car ownership , not as now per journey , with a user control via touch screen or say a long press on its dash (temporary) disable switch. We are allowed to turn on or off a variety of safety functions at our own risk so I don't see why we cant't be allowed to decide to look after our engines as we see fit too.
  14. Active emergency brakingHi

    How can I verify I have this option AEBS fitted ? Thanks...
  15. Another Turbo Gone

    As a soon to be 1.2 Turbo EDC owner ... Can I ask : 1) are these turbo failures more prone to petrol or diesel ? 2) are people allowing the engine to idle a few minutes and hence allow pumped oil to cool the turbo bearings before switch off after a run ( or I suspect any use actually, as its a small cc engine I expect the turbo is always red hot whatever the load or driving style ). 3) have services been done at 12000mile or 1 year whichever comes first : I see the manual quotes 18,000 or one year but this has always been set to company car lease deals so look attractive for a 2 year lease with maybe one service. Then the subsequent private owners pick up the car with worn engines and then problems such as this. Had a VW Touran DSG once with 'long life' oil regime. A complete con for a private buyer of a company car. The car drank oil so that effectively you changed the expensive 0W oil yourself over 3 months by topping up every 1200 miles.