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  1. Here is a photo of the damaged paintwork.
  2. DH was washing my car the other day and noticed several small spots,on my 68 Vignale's bonnet, where the paintwork appears to have started crazing and flaking away. Have any other owners had a similar issue?
  3. ... I am talking about the little shelf that fits inside the armrest cubbyhole. It does not fit properly, particularly when the weather is warmer and the rubber softens slightly. What fraction of a penny would it cost Ford to correct such an obvious design-fault?
  4. Keep your eyes open for bargains at Lidl or Aldi. I picked up a set Michelin rubber mats for £14.99.
  5. Once you have undone the wing nut there are no other fasteners. It's just a matter of running the trim removal tool along the edge and "wiggling".as the bulb-cluster can be a bit unco-operative. Also check that the LED is held securely in place. The CSUK ones may not fit snugly; my husband had to use a bit of gaffer-tape to keep one of the bulbs secure.
  6. There is a separate trim panel behind the screen which you can remove with a suitable tool. Once that is out you can then detach the screen.
  7. My full-size spare is a 14" wheel with a 175/65 tyre and the fit is snug. A 16" will be too big.
  8. 18 inch wheels; they may look great, but the roads are so bad, I am considering swapping them for 16 inch with regular tyres.
  9. 1L 140. 95% short journeys in city traffic and I am getting 39.1 MPG. I have a very light touch on the gas pedal and know the traffic light sequences off-by-heart.
  10. Very easy. My husband changed them over in under half an hour. The only tricky part was loosening the brake/indicator unit from the bodywork - much easier if you have trim removal tools.
  11. Solution to the problem found. One bulb was not being gripped tightly enough by the connector. With all the speed humps and the awful state of the roads it was being shaken ever-so-slightly loose.
  12. Your info' is correct for the Mk7.5, but close scrutiny of the Mk 8 owner's handook reveals nothing.🤒
  13. The reversing lights have stopped working and there's now't wrong with the bulbs. I want to check the fuse but, unless I am being particularly dim, I don't seem to be able to find it listed on either the engine or passenger compartment fuse diagrams..
  14. According to DH It's a DIY job but he thinks you are going to have to buy the whole mirror rather than just the casing; apparently the tricky bit is threading the cables.
  15. Dropped my car off at the dealers first thing this morning. According to them there have been issues with the door-guard-mechanism, so they will be replacing all four under warranty.