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by djbobbins
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Kia 2016 owner & infotainment upgrade question
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: New Kia 2016 owner & infotainment upgrade question

I took delivery of my Niro 2 in mid-2017, so I suspect it is the same hardware build as yours. It does indeed recognise / have Apple CarPlay. I can’t say if the upgrade is possible from home or needs a dealer though. I seem to remember the topic having been discussed on the board before / people hav...
by djbobbins
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Air conditioning dead
Replies: 2
Views: 3285

Re: Air conditioning dead

Thanks, I’ll have a look tomorrow.
by djbobbins
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Air conditioning dead
Replies: 2
Views: 3285

Air conditioning dead

So... the car has been parked for a couple of weeks. I’ve started it occasionally but only yesterday did I first go out and do a few miles, having been at home for a fortnight, out one evening to get groceries, then home again for another week. Upsettingly, given the warm weather, no cold air from t...
by djbobbins
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Electrification of transport
Replies: 0
Views: 5965

Electrification of transport

So... a year to go until it will be time for me to decide what car to get as the replacement for my current Niro 2 HEV. Since we fairly recently bought a Ford Kuga which can be used for family trips, if necessary. We also had solar panels installed at home a while back, which don’t output huge amoun...
by djbobbins
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Temporary electrical gremlin?
Replies: 0
Views: 5686

Temporary electrical gremlin?

I had a couple of worrying but seemingly temporary electrical gremlins today, in close succession. Firstly, shortly after starting a journey, with outside temperature about 8 centigrade, I got to a set of traffic lights. We had walked up a hill before getting into the car so were not cold and instea...
by djbobbins
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Engine running in EV mode
Replies: 6
Views: 4653

Re: Engine running in EV mode

I have a similar issue (fuel degradation) but in a very different application - I sporadically use a petrol chainsaw but if left with pump petrol in the tank over the winter, the different components of the fuel can combine with small quantities of water to form gel / sludge. If I was driving a PHEV...
by djbobbins
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Goodbye all
Replies: 3
Views: 5729

Re: Goodbye all

Sorry to hear that; hope circumstances change soon.
by djbobbins
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 9702

Re: Hello

It’s an interesting query - the division of the company I work for was recently sold to new owners, plus my role changed about a year ago. The combination of these things has meant that I’ve moved from a company which offered a wide range of choice for cars, plus having a role where taking a company...
by djbobbins
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 9702

Re: Hello

Also, I think the standard fit tyres are types / brands between the 16 and 18 inch wheels, no? If so that would have to be a factor in the tyre life as well.
by djbobbins
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 9702

Re: Hello

My 16” tyres were changed at 2.5mm tread or thereabouts (it’s a Lex Autolease car and they won’t change them before that). I’d done about 29k miles at the time, albeit a good few thousand of that (4K, at least) on two European road trips with long stints of motorway driving at constant speed, which ...