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Offline Last Active Jul 12 2009 10:47 AM

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In Topic: Lost Radio Code

12 July 2009 - 10:24 AM

diamondlock your code is - 2992.

Mintalk' your the man! thanks so very much

In Topic: Crashed

12 January 2009 - 09:14 PM

Thanks for your replies! do you know how they would value a car such as the GTi Estate being 1 of 500 as i paid 8/9000 5 years ago and it was obviously valued at that with the same insurer 5 years ago so i have NO idea

depending on your valuation ( how much you said the car is worth) thats the amount they should pay out, this it to replace your car for a new car of that price. look up "Glass" Auto book or simular, for the cost of your car at todays prices, don't let them fob you off, which is what they will try to do.

In Topic: Crashed

12 January 2009 - 09:08 PM

Hi, I dont think the insurance will alow you to buy the car back without looseing a lot of money, garages usualy buy the car whilst they are talking to the insurance assessor, something very strange goes on, you would see the same car back on the road withing a fortnight, I recently smashed the front end of my focus, new front end, air bags and hood with 1 new wing, total cost was approx 450.0 which included all the little bits and pieces. I am no expert on vehicles, the knowledge was gained by looking and asking on this and other sites, then going to small garages to complete the likes of painting ect, now it's back on the road and looks fine, bite the bullet and have a go at rebuilding it your self, you can mention to the insurance that you are taking it for another opinion.
best of luck. lets know how you get on.

In Topic: Cigar socket adapter when removing the batery

08 January 2009 - 09:47 PM

look here


Many thanks for that, mintakin, appreciated.

In Topic: Cigar socket adapter when removing the batery

08 January 2009 - 09:45 PM

A couple of points to bear in mind:

1. When the device is connected the car's positive battery cable will be live so make sure it doesn't short to the chassis.
2. On some makes of car the lighter socket is not live when the ignition is off (I don't think this applies to the Focus, though). In this case you would need to turn the key to at least position I before disconnecting the car battery.

Hi mjt, Many thanks for the valued information regards Ken.