Jump to content



Member Since 02 May 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 03 2011 03:14 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Bulb Replacement

29 July 2011 - 07:22 AM

Or an original style Ka that needs a headlight bulb, which it did every 6 months or less.

In Topic: Cd With Bluetooth

29 July 2011 - 07:18 AM

I tried a few but ended up with a Kenwood BT8044U for a couple of reasons. It has Ipod control from the head unit and it has a separate bluetooth microphone. It seemed to me that the headunits with the built in mics are aimed at LHD cars as the mic is located on the left of the face plate. The separate mic allowed me to place it directly in front of the steering wheel which gives great voice clarity.

Of the others that I tried, the Wharfedale ICS models from Argos were about as good as any and good value as well.

In Topic: Steering Column Clonk

08 March 2011 - 04:32 PM

I know this sounds like stating the obvious but to me it sounds like ball joints. Even though you've had them checked out, I would try a few things. Jack the car up and rock the wheel back and forward to see if there's any movement. One other thing to watch out for is the front springs. If a spring has cracked it can make a clonk when the car is turning, the problem is that when it lets co completely, the spring can drop on to the tyre and cause a blow out. Guess how I know this ? (Not from my Fusion I hasten to add) Look for one wing of the car sitting a bit lower then the other, look for the gap between the top of the tyre and the wheel arch.

In Topic: Fusion 2 Foglights

07 March 2011 - 11:41 PM

Mine neither.

In Topic: Steering Column Clonk

07 March 2011 - 11:40 PM

Can you tell us when the clonk occurs ?

Is it when you start to turn, on full lock, every revolution of the steering wheel ?

On a previous car I had a worn universal joint on the steering rack which produced some interesting clonks, it took the garage 3 or 4 attempts to find out the source.