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Member Since 31 Dec 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 05 2012 10:20 PM

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In Topic: Ka Convertible Hood Lid Problem

28 June 2012 - 03:52 PM

Is the cable plugged into the socket on the tonneau cover release? This need to be disconnected when putting on the hard top to prevent the switch behind the driver's seat from working.


In Topic: Alternator

12 February 2012 - 08:44 AM

I broke down of the A66 last year when the alternator packed up on mine. I was coming home from Scotland and had to stay an extra day in Middleton-in-Teesdale. It was an expensive, and worrying, diversion.

The alternator wasn't easy to get hold of as it's not a stock item (I have a 55 Winter 2 so it may have a slightly different one to the standard StreetKa), but the garage did eventually track one down following a lot of ringing around. And after £300 or so was handed over, I was able to continue to Cambridgeshire. The people at the garage, an independent old family firm (the sheds were the same back in the 1920s!), were very helpful and found me somewhere to stay, and they carried out the changeover as quickly as they could. The alternator is an exchange item, as the failed one can be overhauled.


In Topic: Replace Steering Wheel?

20 October 2011 - 03:32 PM

Most garages seem to shy away from any repairs, even centring, the steering wheel on modern cars as they are wary of the explosive charges for the airbags (or possibly, if something goes wrong and the airbag doesn't deploy in any accident, the risk of being sued?). I'd like to get my steering wheel straightened up, and possibly replaced as the covering on the rim is beginning to break down.


In Topic: Hardtop Wiring

13 August 2011 - 02:49 PM

Did you intend to write something?


In Topic: Hardtop Wiring

10 August 2011 - 09:22 PM

Have a look behind the passenger's seat. To the right of the central lockable panel, in the corner just behind the door opening, there's a black cable clipped into place with a connector on the end. That's where lead from the roof will plug in.

I'll see if I can take a photo of it tomorrow if you can't spot it.