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Re: Panda Recall - RHD Body Computer Headlights

Software update has been done, but they need to rip the dash out to sort the rattle and they can't do that until next week, so they can keep it until then.

There was some question over whether this comes under the warranty or not.
As it's over three and out of normal warranty, it was also bought used 4 months ago, their used car warranty only covers certain mechanical items, but the service manager was quick to add that sales have agreed to cover the cost.

I was waiting for a "but", though it never came!

Now it's time to sort the brakes out on the 4x4.
There's a "clonk" when I back up and put the brakes on.
It does it again when I first brake again going forward.
Sounds like the pads slapping in the calipers and it's getting louder.
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Took my 4x4 TA into Vospers in Exeter today (bought car from them). Car is ZA31200003128000 (as earlier posting) - first reg'd 25/03/2013 - so well within the range indicated in the recall details. They insist that my car is not due for the recall and they think that it affects only certain models within the VIN range. Could be right as - I presume - the details of the software are model-dependent - but I'm only 95% convinced and I'd like to hear from other 4x4 owners.
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Took my 4x4 TA into Vospers in Exeter today (bought car from them). Car is ZA31200003128000 (as earlier posting) - first reg'd 25/03/2013 - so well within the range indicated in the recall details. They insist that my car is not due for the recall and they think that it affects only certain models within the VIN range. Could be right as - I presume - the details of the software are model-dependent - but I'm only 95% convinced and I'd like to hear from other 4x4 owners.
My 4x4ta is March 2013, and not had a recall. Not had any headlight problems either though.
It's going in for service Monday. I'll ask about recall
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Tell me more about your rattly dash under warranty... mine rattles and is getting worse. Only seems to do it once the heater's warmed up, and I can stop it by just very lightly resting my hand on top of the dash, just left of centre. Is this what you are suffering (sounds like plastic parts rattling, maybe the heater ducts or controls) Does it at 30mph - very annoying. Mine is out of the original 2 year warranty and I wonder if the dealer can address this under the 3rd year deal...?
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My rattley dash was cured a few months after delivery. Mine rattled when it was cold and went away once heat was run through the heater.
It turned out to be a not tightened up properly heater matrix.
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interesting to know... I might explore :-)
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My 4x4 is ZFA31200003091331 and I've had the notice. It's going in next week.
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My 4x4 is ZFA31200003091331 and I've had the notice. It's going in next week.
Interesting - reduces my 95% convinced to 49%.
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Re: Panda Recall - RHD Body Computer Headlights

Just to add to this thread (there is another just opened). Two owners (myself included) are, on recently having the recall completed, now experiencing an issue of al the lights permanently on with the ignition! Unable to turn them off or brighten the console!

Mine happened about a mile away from the garage driving home!
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Am I right in thinking that the brightness on the console can be adjusted? If that's true, how is it done? Always thought it was a bit dim (No doubt like myself!) on my 4x4!
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Am I right in thinking that the brightness on the console can be adjusted? If that's true, how is it done? Always thought it was a bit dim (No doubt like myself!) on my 4x4!
Not that I'm aware of...

I think Vic20 is referring to the auto-dimming of the dash lights when the headlights are on.
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Am I right in thinking that the brightness on the console can be adjusted? If that's true, how is it done? Always thought it was a bit dim (No doubt like myself!) on my 4x4!
You are right - LIGHTING is the first item on the menu you get by pressing the up or down buttons on the dash - also used to set all sorts of other parameters,
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Yes press setup ( while stationary) and 'up ' until you get to the 'Dimmer' option.
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My 12 plate Lounge TA seems to have been updated successfuly (fingers crossed). The only difference I've noticed is that S/S now stays locked off instead of needing a reset at every start up. Previous updates didn't address this: I assume because two seperate computers are involved.
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Yes press setup ( while stationary) and 'up ' until you get to the 'Dimmer' option.
I think you need to have the non-daylight-running lights switched on as well.
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My 12 plate Lounge TA seems to have been updated successfuly (fingers crossed). The only difference I've noticed is that S/S now stays locked off instead of needing a reset at every start up. Previous updates didn't address this: I assume because two seperate computers are involved.
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The stop/start should stay at whatever its was position it was previously at when you last turned the car off.
Your's kept defaulting to stop start enabled did it?
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