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by deguy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Wing Mirrors
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: Wing Mirrors

It only does that if the mirror selector switch is right or left, in the middle the mirrors do not dip.

Whilst I occasionally would need this useful feature, I find it so annoying in normal use that I always have it switched off, and then forget about it when I do need it!
by deguy
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: EV mileage and noise
Replies: 8
Views: 3187

Re: EV mileage and noise

After messing around with the whizzy graphics on the central display for a while, I now drive with the live fuel consumption display up behind the steering wheel and use that as a reference to whether the petrol engine is active, given it can be surprisingly quiet.
by deguy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Considering buying HEV version of Niro
Replies: 3
Views: 2667

Re: Considering buying HEV version of Niro

Where are you based that you have 8" of snow? 1. See my comments on snow here . Main issue is traction at the front in corners, rather than beating through snow. 3. No, the foot operated emergency brake is well to the side, up above where your foot would normally be. But I have a LHD, not sure about...
by deguy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: TPMS issues in cold weather
Replies: 4
Views: 3291

Re: TPMS issues in cold weather

Definitely maybe.

Discussion here:
TPMS
by deguy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Kia
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: New to Kia

I've been wondering what shape of housing it would take to deflect enough airflow to stop or reduce the buildup of dirt and yet not obstruct the camera view. Of course, it may be impossible and a user-made solution would be difficult anyway.
by deguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: TPMS valves
Replies: 1
Views: 3161

Re: TPMS valves

With different wheels for summer and winter, I'm still some way off replacement tyres, however just to give you an idea of the valves - made by VDO (Siemens), they cost me around €45 each.

I also found some interesting reading here:
https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/t ... techid=152
by deguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Loss of mpg after engine software update
Replies: 4
Views: 3599

Re: Loss of mpg after engine software update

I had put it down to the weather getting colder anda couple of long trips. Will keep an eye on it relative to last year once I return to my usual trips. The dealer did become quite defensive asi was reading what he was asking me to sign at the recall appointment, although I didn't see anything untow...
by deguy
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Steering wheel squeaking when heated
Replies: 4
Views: 4264

Re: Steering wheel squeaking when heated

Erm, no, and I've used it plenty this week. I am, however, intrigued as to what would cause it squeak! Are you sure you don't have mice behind the dashboard?
by deguy
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Foot Parking Brake
Replies: 56
Views: 24160

Re: Foot Parking Brake

The only time I have used the parking brake is when I got my winter wheels put on recently and the guy pointed out that he didn't want the car rolling away while he was working on it! If his ramp lift weren't broken I wouldn't have needed it at all.
by deguy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Bulb upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 7937

Re: Bulb upgrade

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