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  1. I had numerous electrical problems with my Kadjar. They always said it was "a fuse" but sometimes they needed more than 6 hours "to identify and change the fuse" which I think is too much even for the most stupid mechanic. It is true, once Renault guys send me to buy new fuses from a gas station near their garage because they were "out of stock".
  2. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    You are right but I don't know if this is true for all phones. My phone was charging and in the same time using BT, GPS, Mobile data and cell, the screen was at the maximum and it charged about 10 % in almost 1 hour (much - much slower than normal). I guess there are at least a few phone models with higher consumption (my phone is a 2017 model). Using Waze it will make those phones discharged. It is interesting to measure the power in USB ports on pre-May cars and the others. If there is a significant difference I think there is the problem.
  3. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    It is a difference between charging and keeping charged. When I am using mirroring function the amount of energy taken from USB must be at least equal with the one consumed by the phone. I am sure that "if there is a will, there is a way". Renault is just not interested to solve this and somehow I understand them - just read their last year selling results!!
  4. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    The USB 3.0 standard was launched in 2008 but is still something unknown for Renault?!? There are 2 important differences: 1. Speed. USB 2.0 has 480 Mbps and 3.0 has 4.8 Gbps (the maps for the whole Europe are a little less than 1 GB) 2. Power. USB 2.0 up to 500 mA and 3.0 up to 900 mA. So, USB 2.0 with a current of 500 mA has limitations when charging a larger smartphone or tablet battery. I don't believe Renault when they say that the problem is USB version. Like I don't believe them when they say they cannot retrofit walk-away lock.
  5. Hack the nav files?

    I moved my post to this new topic. So, I intend to try to hack the "update" files for navigation. I re-downloaded the 2015 maps files. I changed the extension of the files from .sku to .zip. I downloaded from internet new maps (Q1 - 2017) I downloaded from internet a md5 generator. I checked if my md5 will generate the same code as the Renault (it does). I replaced in the zip files the Renault maps with my new maps and my new md5 files. I made new md5 codes for the .zip files. I renamed the .zip back to .sku Seems to be OK. But if it is not.... just wondering if I will be able to reset the R Link. And I see that the .stm files just say purpose="copy" I want to have the buildings directory (for those nice 3d buildings and landmarks) I am not sure if I need to change the purpose to something else... So, some help from somebody with better skills than mine will be appreciated!!!
  6. R-Link update due 1st May 18

    The new map will be available on May 5th.
  7. Reasons not to buy a Kadjar

    They are idiots! I asked a similar question: how is possible that my 20 years old Renault Laguna II and almost all new Renault cars have "walk-way lock" and Kadjar doesn't? The Renault answer? "Aaaaaahhhhhhh.... we took that from QQ".
  8. Reasons not to buy a Kadjar

    I share with my wife a VW Golf. For me those issues you mentioned "no light in glove box, no walk-away locking, no folding mirrors, no ambient light, no illuminated door switches" and also poor quality of dashboard materials, no map update, no illuminated lock/unlock switch, no Android Auto, no Carplay, poor Renault services so forth and so on ARE IMPORTANT. I can say: Kadjar is a bitter experience. Yes, I can live without all those little things. But for me is something like buying a new TV set with ultra 4K, shiny, beautiful and when I arrived home I saw that each command on remote must be confirmed using a button on the TV itself and , yes, it is dolby surround but only for models after May 2019. And, just to understand me better. I bought an ambient light system months ago. I just have to plugin and to attach the LED bars under the seats (I guess a 10-15 minutes work). It is still in the box because I don't think it worth to spend those 15 minutes to make this Kadjar a little better.
  9. Automatic headlights

    I had a similar message more than a year ago. I went to Renault and they found a fuse burned. Check the fuses!
  10. Reasons not to buy a Kadjar

    Kadjar is not a bad car. If you just "break" it in parts and evaluate each part alone. Good engines, good mechanics, good interior, reasonable infotainment and so on. BUT, as a whole, for me, is not a car that give me the satisfaction I had driving many other cars. There are one thousand of small and details. I will not repeat them, you can find all here, on this forum. I must say I am feeling of being cheated. I had other expectations and I am angry because this could be a great car. Let me give you some examples! The light in the glove box. I don't have it and I can say I can live without it. But this is my first car in the last 10 years without it. They solved this at later models but they didn't offer a solution, like a paid upgrade kit for other models. Or another one: map upgrades. They said I will have one year of free upgrades. I received none, like many others. In last August I sent an email to Renault asking about this issue. Their answer come in last October telling me they received the email and they are analyzing the problem. Than I received another mail in December asking for the map version (I answered in the same day), another email in February asking for pictures with HUID, map version and VIN (I answered in the same day).... and I am still waiting. So add the Renault customer service at the "I don't like list". So, I will never buy another Kadjar and I am pretty sure I will never buy another Renault. My Kadjar is now covered in the drive way. I am not using it anymore because I just hate this car and it waits for my son to get his driving licence. I will not care if he will hit the car so there will be no scenes in the family!
  11. tuning box

    Interesting but I am not sure if it works. I will wait until somebody will buy it and will do some tests.
  12. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    It seems to be a hardware module.
  13. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    You are talking about Renault!!! It will cost much more!
  14. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    Renault says they will make a module called My Renault Connected (Ils pourront s'équiper avec un boîtier).
  15. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    If you are calm and you read all the article you will find what 1898 already found or this : "Quant aux clients qui roulent avec des véhicules plus anciens, ils ne sont pas oubliés. Ils pourront s'équiper avec un boîtier (My Renault Connected) au deuxième trimestre 2018."
  16. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    I found these two articles in a discussion on my national Kadjar forum. Interesting!!! http://auto-infos.fr/Renault-lance-son-bouquet-de,10525 https://auto.orange.fr/auto-connectee/news/renault-va-deployer-easy-connect-en-2018-CNT000000SDGQJ.html But who can trust those liars from Renault?
  17. 2.2.17.803 boot4992 to boot 5327

    Renault is ridiculous. They are sending the software using a snail? If you order a new part for Kadjar it will arrive in 10 to 12 years?
  18. Take care! I had installed by Renault the module for auto folding mirrors. It is in the drivers door, some cables, a fuse and a relay. The relay is attached to the door using.... velcro. After a while I heard some kind of noise in the door. When I get to another service to install the aftermarket windows one touch closer/opener (or what the hell it is its name) they found the Renault's relay just laying on the bottom of the door (inside it). So they get it and attached somewhere using isolating band. Last week it rained a lot and I left the car in front of the house. When I intended to use it I saw the mirrors were stuck in the closed position. I went to Renault and they found the relay full with water. Of course it was a short-circuit and the fuse was blown. They said this is not covered by the warranty because I used the after market module and also I lost the warranty for all the electrical system of the car. I explained that their relay was already separated from their velcro band and it is not normal to have electrical parts in a door where water is about 1 cm. They stick with their opinion and gave me another examples were customers lost their warranty: changed the horn with another one from Renault Laguna or changed the antenna with the shark fin. So, be aware: take care about warranty and take care about water in your doors!
  19. I am still waiting for an answer from Renault (I wrote to them in November asking them why a flooded door is not under warranty.) The first answer from the mechanic was: "if you park somewhere were the rain can fall on the car than you have to check from time to time if the interior of the doors are not flooded. You come to Renault service and we take down the door panels and check. It will take 2 or 3 hours." I am wondering: in UK you get the same advice? In UK is not raining at all?
  20. 2.2.17.803 boot4992 to boot 5327

    I am sure the fix will be included on Kadjar produced after May 2018 and it is no possibility to be retrofitted.
  21. In one discussion I had with Renault they said that they will allow one free update for those with subscription ended this year.
  22. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    I guess we just have to accept that Renault will not find a solution. Not because they can't but because they don't want. The managerial decision is made. We can wait for a solution from China or Russia, hardware or software.
  23. Hack the nav files?

    I checked the first one... Albania And after that, just to be sure, Cyprus.
  24. Dear robertp, If I remember correctly you also made some improvements using aftermarket modules. I did the same. I had the Renault module for auto folding mirrors and the Chinese module for close/open windows. They said the Chinese module void the warranty even though the water in that door wasn't the result of the Chinese module. More than that, in water were both the Renault module (in short circuit) and the Chinese module working well. What I intended to say: 1. If you install after market parts take care because Renault is not happy with that. 2. When is raining you will have water in your doors so be sure your electrical modules placed there will be OK.
  25. Hack the nav files?

    I also checked - ALL the checksum are correct! For mappackage_tt_FEU_MID-1506-part1.rar