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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. We went for a bog-standard 15" steel wheel with a high profile tyre. That way the boot-carpet sits flat. OK, it isn't a perfect match for the 18" alloys but it is infinitely better than the gunk and preferable to a space-saver.
  4. Yep, we're not massively bothered about the niceties of the hi-fi. The spare goes in the wheelwell and the sub woofer stands on its side in an old cardboard box. If we need the whole boot then we unplug the speaker and leave it at home.
  5. The sub-woofer unplugs in a matter of seconds. It's one of those choices: do you want the security and convenience of a spare wheel or a nice bass note on your stereo while you wait to be recovered to the nearest tyre outlet on a cold, wet Sunday evening? I know which I prefer.😎
  6. I am going to run it past the dealer and see if they agree to replace. If yes,I will then remove the others and tuck them away so that they are "perfect" when it comes time to trade in I wonder if being a four or two door model has an affect on the reliability of the mechanical device.
  7. Opened the door this morning and the plastic door edge guard dropped to the ground. The plastic has sheered right where the pivot attaches. Annoying, but would this be covered by the warranty? And, if not, any recommendations on where to get a replacement. A quick look on ebay shows one dealer wanting £42 and another £36 for what looks like ten bobs worth of plastic.
  8. Three years and only 50k miles? It is reasonable to expect an engine's turbo to last longer than that. Ford would have some legal liability even though the warranty has expired.
  9. Ford website has nothing. I guess they expect everyone to to use foam 😞 Fortunately I did find an image on the jack manufacturer's website.
  10. The spare wheel -rather than the foam- came into its own the other day. Now we cannot work out how the jacks stows away correctly. Does anyone have a photo or diagram?
  11. Well it is bye bye to the speaker and hello proper spare wheel. If the carpet does not lie flat I am going to glue some particle foam (the stuff they use in gym mats) to the bottom of the carpet - easy to do and also not too heavy.
  12. Thanks guys. Main question is about having a "proper" spare wheel rather than a spacesaver. It might not be a perfect match with the Vignale's 18" rims but better than a spacesaver with it's limitations on speed/distance.
  13. The Vignale comes with a tyre repair kit rather than a spare. My friend's Fiesta had a flat the other day and the foam was useless so she had to call the AA. This has got me wondering. I am thinking of removing the loud speaker in the boot and having a spare wheel instead. Would it be possible to have a full size wheel with a proper tyre rather than a spacesaver?. Jan