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In Topic: Engine Malfunction Light

26 March 2015 - 02:15 AM

I'd check all electrical connections and grounds.

In Topic: How To Remove Rear Tailgate Facia Trim On 2007 Smax

24 March 2015 - 02:53 PM

Yep, Terry, that would be the interior trim as in Ian's pic.

The top horizontal trim (behind the high level brake light) needs to be pulled out first as it overlaps the 2 upper side trims.

Then the side trims come off, followed by the largest lower main trim.

As Ian says, all trims are held in place by clips, so you may want to ensure the parts aren't too cold and brittle before attempting to tug on them. Get them up to at least room temperature. Try to pull on the trims as squarely as practically possible to minimize the risk of lug breakage. The rear lights access cutouts (in the lower main trim) can be used as leverage points to your advantage.

I have the facelift, and access to the switch is limited as it's secured to the bottom of the exterior chromed horizontal trim that's held in place by 4 nuts - and the access to these 4 nuts is fiddly, well at least in my car.

So rather than going that route, I suggest inspecting the wiring exposed by the trim removal first. This would be a good time to pull back on the rubber loom gaiters to inspect wiring at their 'flex' points, as suggested by Gregers.

If all is well - would I then attempt to gain access to the switch itself.

In Topic: How To Remove Rear Tailgate Facia Trim On 2007 Smax

24 March 2015 - 09:20 AM

Just to be absolutely sure, Terry, which 'fascia' trim are you referring to - the interior trim.... or the exterior trim strip where the switch is located (assuming it is removable like the chrome finished strip in the facelift).

In Topic: Smax Manual Handbrake Stuck On... Any Clues?

24 March 2015 - 09:10 AM

Very useful info, thank you.

In Topic: Daytime Running Lights

17 March 2015 - 05:33 AM

Did anyone ever find a fix for the 2010 facelift models to have their drl's (albeit dimmed) at nighttime? I have just bought a 2010 facelift model and would love to get these working at night...
Cheers Paul

The first facelift batches came with fixed intensity DRLs, so had to be switched off when the headlights come on to comply with regulation. The later ones were/are dimmable i.e. completely different versions that could be dimmed internally - they carry an extra wire and are supplied by a revised sub-loom.