Accessory packs (Sidesteps vs lighting pack)
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As everyone is getting closer to deliveries there may be some opportunistic 'up-selling' of accessory packs so as a starter for ten... What do people think of sidesteps vs lighting pack?

(Apologies for the naff picks)

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I chose the lighting pack but I hope it's better fitted than the one in the first pic. The gap between the skirt moulding and the wheel arch moulding is substantial.

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Went for the side steps. The dealer said that the lighting bars pick up every knock and bang on the road and show bad signs of wear after only a short time. also the bulbs are a real pain to change, apparently. I like the Side Steps as it adds toi the rugged appearance and will help when loading and unloading our roof box...

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Initially when I ordered the car I went for the steps but a day or so later after seeing the lighting pack in a brochure I changed the order.

The steps are exactly like the QQ and are so similar to the ones on the Kia, so then opting for the lighting pack was a no brainer.

 

They look great at night when opening/unlocking the doors, and stylish throughout the day with the bright chrome. 

Also the pack is not a flimsy bit of bling, its a heavy well made piece of kit.

 

One last thing !

The steps tend to rub the back of your leg every time you get in or out of the car as they stick out further than the lighting pack, not good if they are wet or dirty. 

 

I guess its what you need/want out of your Kadjar, mine (if I'd kept it) was never going to be used as a "working" car, so adding the stylish lighting pack was a better option for me, rather than adding the side steps that might be more practical if you need to get to the roof bars, but felt  less practical when just getting in & out of the car, as they just seemed to get in the way.  

 

But hey, each to their own !

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Fair points indeed. I just thought that either pack would add to the car's looks so ended up ordering the Adventure Pack. At least with the sidesteps my vertically challenged wife might be able to reach the sunroof to clean it of bird poop now and again

Just a shame you can't have both steps and lights...

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Got a call today saying that I could have the wheel mouldings OR working parking sensors but not both. Turns out the front mouldings cover a sensor on either side and would set off the sensor alarms constantly.

Pointed out they just needed to make a hole like in one of the latest reviews.

http://www.carscoops.com/2015/12/driven-renault-kadjar-dci-130-4x4.html

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Don't take no for an answer!

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Or just order the mouldings with pre-drilled holes.

They MUST be available somewhere within Renault's UK data base, if not Renault HQ could source them.

Its a factory fitted part so it has to be stocked somewhere within Renault ! 

I would ring Renault UK and get them on the case. 

 

You only need the lower moulding with the hole, the rest is standard fit.

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The garage has the mouldings and are going to drill them. One would hope there's a 'cut here' sign on the back of the mouldings to begin with! I pick up the car next week so will see what they've made of it then...

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I was informed the the day mine arrived at the dealers that side mouldings were not fitted as Renault had decided that they spoiled the looks, so I got mine for free, but blocking of the sensors sound more like it. (Perhaps Renault management used to write for jackanory)  :)  :)

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I was informed the the day mine arrived at the dealers that side mouldings were not fitted as Renault had decided that they spoiled the looks, so I got mine for free, but blocking of the sensors sound more like it. (Perhaps Renault management used to write for jackanory)  :)  :)

And the Daily Fable :D

Personally , I didn't fancy the side steps anyway ..but I don't think I'd be keen on drilling holes in the mouldings ....sounds like a job by Bodgit and Scarper

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One thing is for sure these extra wheel arch mouldings will be removed sooner rather than later.

If Renault wont remove them I'll get the car to my local car body shop.

Really don't like them now.

Don't think it will be difficult. I had a look myself earlier and the larger mouldings are just stuck on over the smaller ones and the front and rear bumpers.

If I had paid £800 for these I would have taken them to trading standards.

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Just been told mine have been fitted in advance of collection on Wednesday. I actually like the look, but to each their own

Just as an update they made a hole in the mouldings for the front parking sensors and it seems to be working fine.

48hrs to go!

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I took a very close look at these 'extra' mouldings yesterday. the glue looks like it's now breaking down and now coming away from the body work.

I took the car in to Renault this morning and the technician there agreed these things could fall off eventually. Not good if i am driving at the time.

 

Car booked in for Thursday to have them removed :)

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The car went in to the dealers today due to the plastic wheel arch trims de-bonding from the car.

It appears to be a manufacturing problem and they need to order a new set. but, and yes you've guessed.....Because it's a new model blah blah blah they don't have them in stock and have had to order them from France.  7-10 day wait.

I asked that when they eventually replace them to not put the larger ones back on. They do not want to leave them off in case there is damage to the paintwork.

So I had to explain, yet again, I DON'T WANT THEM! I also asked when it goes back to them to remove the moulding from the rear doors. as they will look odd. Got the same response.

I said if there is any damage to the paint I'll pay for the repair.

I'm thinking there can't be much damage due to the short amount of time they've been on there..Can there?

So when I got home I took a look at the door trims and it looks like they'll come away, If i'm careful.

 

Anyway, I have now contacted my local body repair man to take a look.

 

Would really like to speak to a Renault Tech if there is one on here, Or anybody that knows one?

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While waiting for the new mouldings to be delivered, and a call from the dealers. I have taken a good look, and with some help from the aforementioned local body shop.

It appears these top, larger mouldings are just stuck on with double sided tape! and this tape doesn't seem to stick to the plastic bumpers.

I've also looked at at the 2 on the rear doors that complete the set.. These can also be peeled back and the tape removed with a bit of hot air and a plastic card like removal tool, without damage to the paintwork.

 

Whether you like them or not, for something that costs £798. It's a crap design, and I believe, a total waste of money. If Renault have stopped fitting these, then they have put something right.

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Yes.

I have the side parking sensors on the wings and the "tubes" as you call them running along the sills, which are in fact the lighting pack.

 

I guess thats what you mean by "tubes"

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Are side tubes or side steps possible with side parking sensors?

 

I think they are. I believe someone on here had the large mouldings drilled to take them. But, if it's true Renault have stopped fittng these mouldings, then there isn't an issue with the parking sensors

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