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I quite like the new fords, from the outside.

Received a 2017 Mondeo estate hire car last year, the inside was awful imo. Was also in a fiesta st earlier this year and felt that same molded plastic feel.

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Yep but after writing her pug off we needed a car quickly due to her job (home career). If we had the extra £2-3k she would of got a mokka.

She’s trying to talk me into selling the J to get her mokka .


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(3:rd-Jun-2018, 21:08:10)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Yep but after writing her pug off we needed a car quickly due to her job (home career). If we had the extra £2-3k she would of got a mokka.

She’s trying to talk me into selling the J to get her mokka .


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Threaten her with a divorce ??


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(3:rd-Jun-2018, 21:14:16)sparkyscfc74 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
(3:rd-Jun-2018, 21:08:10)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Yep but after writing her pug off we needed a car quickly due to her job (home career). If we had the extra £2-3k she would of got a mokka.

She’s trying to talk me into selling the J to get her mokka .


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Threaten her with a divorce ??


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Thats what she is doing asking him to sell the J!

Says me eyeing up an S6 Avant.

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pmsl chance would be a fine thing I keep telling her we need to get divorced before pension age so we can get more state pension (if it still exists by then) she's having none of it.
Even tired the we've done the marriage process now we need to try the divorce process & shes still not having any of it.

Think I'm stuck with her, but she's a gooden (most of the time) so I don't mind really.
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The wife asked me what I wanted for Fathers Day so I said mud flaps
They came today and being good like she is she’s let me have them so they’re now on !!!
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But my most important mod I’ve done to date also arrived today so here it is
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Images don't seem to work but that's maybe me Smile
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(7:th-Jun-2018, 15:45:01)rlievens Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Images don't seem to work but that's maybe me Smile


Yeah mate I posted them via Tapatalk they’re fine on there but not on the website???


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Tapatalk user here, no images :(

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(7:th-Jun-2018, 17:15:30)umognog Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Tapatalk user here, no images :(

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Yeah the lot has disappeared at the mo ☹️


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Looking good mate I see images are working this morning so deffo an issue Tapatalks side.
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(8:th-Jun-2018, 07:43:46)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Looking good mate I see images are working this morning so deffo an issue Tapatalks side.


Cheers mate, yes it looks that way, pictures are back but I’m missing 10 posts just on Tapatalk.
Changed my front indicator bulbs for LED’s today
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(8:th-Jun-2018, 12:05:57)sparkyscfc74 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.
(8:th-Jun-2018, 07:43:46)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Looking good mate I see images are working this morning so deffo an issue Tapatalks side.


Cheers mate, yes it looks that way, pictures are back but I’m missing 10 posts just on Tapatalk.
Changed my front indicator bulbs for LED’s today
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LED’s have been taken out today as the 100% no error LED’s have thrown up an error!!!!
Sending back for a refund if they answer my email or I’ll be opening a case!!!


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Just a little update, managed to find some brushed aluminium mirror covers off eBay, they aren’t 100% accurate fit but they do look nice
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I’ve also resprayed my spoiler in gloss black as the original colour wouldn’t buff up enough
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I’ve added some red trim around my grille today to cover the small gap between the bumper and mesh
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Not sure on the mirror caps could be blinding to others when the sun hits?

Liking the red strip looking very good can I ask what you did with the temp sensor that's in the factory grill?
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(4:th-Jul-2018, 18:01:20)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Not sure on the mirror caps could be blinding to others when the sun hits?

Liking the red strip looking very good can I ask what you did with the temp sensor that's in the factory grill?


Never really thought about the glare but they don’t look any different finish that’s on an Audi S3 in my street
With the sensor I found a clip I cable tied it to with the sensor head popping through one of the squares. But tbh my display isn’t showing outside temperature, it says unavailable?


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I've never seen it say unavailable (didn't think there was room on the radio screen)
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(5:th-Jul-2018, 06:46:44)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I've never seen it say unavailable (didn't think there was room on the radio screen)


No I mean on the display between the clocks, I’ve got an Android unit so that doesn’t tell you unless you go into the car settings so I added it to the menu via the Vaux-com but it comes up unavailable ☹️


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And there was me thinking it was just a joke about the weather


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(5:th-Jul-2018, 08:32:21)umognog Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.And there was me thinking it was just a joke about the weather


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I've not found a signal car that's been able to display it on clocks its most likely a wire missing (I'll have to look).

PIN 11 & 12 on IPC are for outside temp so will have a look.
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(6:th-Jul-2018, 07:42:45)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I've not found a signal car that's been able to display it on clocks its most likely a wire missing (I'll have to look).


Cheers mate, I’ll take a picture later, think it’s menu 8?


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(6:th-Jul-2018, 07:42:45)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I've not found a signal car that's been able to display it on clocks its most likely a wire missing (I'll have to look).


Cheers mate, I’ll take a picture later, think it’s menu 8?


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This is what comes up Rusty
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Yeah that's definitely a reference to the weather....

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Re-sprayed my front grille yesterday, had to remove the plastidip first then sprayed it gloss black
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That red trim looks really good.

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(8:th-Jul-2018, 14:36:56)umognog Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.That red trim looks really good.

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Cheers mate I wanted a thicker one but couldn’t find any for love nor money!!!


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(6:th-Jul-2018, 07:42:45)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.I've not found a signal car that's been able to display it on clocks its most likely a wire missing (I'll have to look).


Cheers mate, I’ll take a picture later, think it’s menu 8?


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This is what comes up Rusty
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That's the speed sign package need front camera for that.
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Cheers mate, I’ll take a picture later, think it’s menu 8?


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This is what comes up Rusty
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That's the speed sign package need front camera for that.


Oh right there you go then. I thought there was a menu on Vaux com that said outside temperature


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Just purchased a full set of leather seats for the GTC!!!!
Should be here by Tuesday to fit on Wednesday
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Just to add to my previous post, once the leather seats have arrived and been fitted and they’re ok I’ll probably be selling my half leather seats. I might offer them up on here first before putting them on eBay in case there are any GTC sport owners that want to upgrade to half leather


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So my leather seats arrived today and as usual I didn’t waste any time fitting them
Completely plug and play so didn’t have to add the wires for the electric lumber and I have the rear fuse in place so I hope when the switch panel arrives, the heated seats will work too
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Looking good mate.
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(19:th-Jul-2018, 07:29:40)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Looking good mate.


Cheers mate, how will I know if both seats are heated is there something I could check?


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Both should be but the plug would be the easiest way to check.
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(19:th-Jul-2018, 07:54:06)Rusty2009 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Both should be but the plug would be the easiest way to check.


Not that I need it in this weather I’ve also added a bit to the thread on changing the seats as on a GTC you can skip the part with the seatbelt pre-tensioners as they’re in the B pillars


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they also only heat up if you are sat in them, so don't stand around waiting for them to warm up like I did lol
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(19:th-Jul-2018, 08:37:28)vocky Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.they also only heat up if you are sat in them, so don't stand around waiting for them to warm up like I did lol


That sounds like something I’d do


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Just got the heat gun going on the big dents and creases on the seats from being packed tightly. Also gave them a good cleaning and treated with Autoglym leather care balm. The back seats look like they’ve hardly been sat in
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Nice mate.
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(19:th-Jul-2018, 12:33:09)Steveb19111978 Wrote: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to view.Nice mate.


Thanks mate
My switch panel has just arrived so after fitting it my heated seats are now operational!!!!
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Nice one mate, looking sweet!


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