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by davethesteam
Mon May 04, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)
Replies: 4
Views: 3578

Re: OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)

I have since heard from Osram re the HB3 / 9005 - it is NOT a direct replacement and will not do the job as it is high beam only. So for the time being, looks as if we are stuck with the KIA OEM supply - herewith their nresponse: Dear David, Thank you for your request. Please find the detailed answe...
by davethesteam
Sat May 02, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stale Petrol?
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Stale Petrol?

I have a 2018/68 Niro PHEV. So far very pleased with it. Under Covid, I am using no petrol at all as all my motoring is on battery only. The last fill up I had (supermarket) was in February and am unlikley to need a fill up again until the summer. Do I need to add anything to the fuel to stop any wa...
by davethesteam
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)
Replies: 4
Views: 3578

Re: OEM LED Headlight conversion (not to be confused with any kind of kits)

I have spoken to customer services at KIA UK and my local agent. No LED conversions are available warranted by KIA. I have come to the conclusion the only way to improve the headlamp output is fit replacement Halogen bulbs I have looked at the Hb3 Night Breaker Laser Next Gen 150 2st OSRAM W5w Ultra...
by davethesteam
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Replacing headlight bulbs.
Replies: 1
Views: 2533

Re: Replacing headlight bulbs.

I have seen several posts on this subject (Honest John?) and the basic advice is DON'T. Best go (so they say) for high end halogens as upgrading to LED's is said to cost several hundreds of pounds/euros and requires alterations to the car's control systems. Advise also included NOT to use e.bay. It ...
by davethesteam
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Niro DashCam install
Replies: 14
Views: 15000

Re: Niro DashCam install

Had mine fitted at Halfords - great job (Nexbase 322) for £125 inc fitting and 32Gb SD card.
Kia item (£126) is so basic it probably won't satisfy insurers (No GPS)
Local Kia agent wanted over £150 just to fit my own - they did not get the job (£92 per hour!!!!!)
by davethesteam
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: UK Spec 2020 Niro
Replies: 13
Views: 7583

Re: UK Spec 2020 Niro

The 2020 spec has an electric 'hand' brake. I have the earlier one with a foot operated parking brake - I HATE electric parking brakes so for that I am glad I've got what I have. Also the 2020 model has LED headlights - my one has halogens
by davethesteam
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV - over-revving and using petrol whist in Electric mode
Replies: 5
Views: 3833

Re: PHEV - over-revving and using petrol whist in Electric mode

Agree with Radar2018 - yes, the engine does kick in at start up even though the big battery is fully charged. I do as they suggest - hit the 'Off' button on bottom left hand side of Aircon group and that does kill the engine ALTHOUGH if its cold out there, so are you. I will try Bigbob's idea of usi...
by davethesteam
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV charging cable
Replies: 18
Views: 16524

Re: PHEV charging cable

If you are heading for the PHEV, there is absolutely no need to go for a specialist charger. The Niro PHEV cannot fast charge even if -plugged into one. I did a belt and braces job for mien - I had a dedicated circuit box installed terminating in a single twin 13 amp socket outlet. Charging from abs...
by davethesteam
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: What wall charger?
Replies: 1
Views: 3915

Re: What wall charger?

If you are heading for the PHEV, there is absolutely no need to go for a specialist charger. The Niro PHEV cannot fast charge even if -plugged into one. I did a belt and braces job for mien - I had a dedicated circuit box installed terminating in a single twin 13 amp socket outlet. Charging from abs...
by davethesteam
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Low on Fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 4294

Re: Low on Fuel

Sounds trite I know - but fill up before 'miles to go ' gauge shows you are low . I tend to fill up when fuel is showing just below half