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Steve P

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    Lancashire
  • Nissan Model
    2005 Micra
  1. Steve P

    Tiny oil leak

    Cheers for the reply. Yes, I will ask the question.
  2. Steve P

    Tiny oil leak

    My Micra has, I think, a tiny oil leak. I'm not 100 % sure that it is leaking. Sometimes I can see a tiny drip mark on the drive. Sometimes there is not a drip mark. Level on the dipstick has not changed. Is this enough to fail the MoT? 2005 with 57k on the clock. Now does less than 10 miles per week. I'm an old man.
  3. Steve P

    Key Fob

    Yip, I was quite impressed. Asian guy and I think he works from home. It was not quite clear how to pay on his website so I rang him. He answered the phone!!!!!!! Cheque, postal order or cash. I have not had a cheque book for many years and you can't pay over the phone with the card. Ever get that sinking feeling? Seems that you pay upfront on his website and then send the key. I suppose that he would have to wait 3 days for a cheque to clear. The key came with two pages of "ID Code Entry Procedure". I thought Please No! But, it worked straight out of the bag.
  4. Steve P

    Key Fob

    At the end of the day I went to this guy: http://www.automobilelocksmith.co.uk/remote-car-key-repair-service.html?car_make_=229 Sent the key away on Friday, it was back next Tuesday. And it works. £18 is not bad.
  5. Steve P

    Key Fob

    My mate was a bit reluctant but has agreed to take a look. I've no idea where the tiny switch should go. Even if I did, my hands are too shaky and eyes too weak to give it a crack. My soldering iron must be 30 years old and is like a poker, even though I have filed the tip down. This is the only car I've ever had with a "smart key". In over 40 years of driving I never had problems with keys.
  6. Steve P

    Key Fob

    Trevor, thanks for the reply and the idea. I have a mate who is well into electronics. I've emailed him and asked if he will take a look. Can't find a repair shop - yet. There are some keys on ebay, but I have doubts about them. It can't be this easy. Still, I have one working key and that car has done less than 500 miles in 6 months. If that key packs up I will just leave the car unlocked when I go shopping. Don't think anybody is going to nick a 13 year old car with a Westie in the back yapping it's empty head off.
  7. Steve P

    Key Fob

    2005 Nissan Micra, about 57k on the clock. I have two key fobs. I repaired one about , maybe five years ago. It would not unlock the doors. I managed to superglue the micro switch back onto the pcb and solder the connectors on. The micro switch has fallen off again and the repair job is now beyond me ---------- getting old and past it. All I THINK I need is the pcb? Or, does this have to be tuned in with the car or something? I really don't want to get stitched by the main dealer for over 100 quid. I can't find a pcb on the net. Key fob: SIEMENS VDO 5WK4 876/818 433 MHz CE Thanks for any ideas.
  8. Steve P

    Service cost?

    Howard Motors Unit 2 Aqueduct Street Ind Est Aqueduct Street Preston Lancashire PR1 7JJ 01772 727552
  9. Steve P

    Service cost?

    2005 Micra, 56k miles, fsh from same garage. Not Main Dealer :-) Took it for service/MoT prep and MoT today: Took car for service and MoT today: MoT preparation: Two wiper blades: He charged less than I paid two years ago and did them myself :-( Repaired wiring to not working high level rear brake light: It's a fault on Micra - I knew about it so I gave him the tip. Well, I muttered about it. Two new tyres/ balanced etc: He put them on the front, they were on the back. Oil flush: Oil change: Oil filter: Air filter: New wheel bearing: MoT: He took it for the test. Courtesy car: £320.14 inc VAT. Does the panel think that this bill is fair?
  10. Steve P

    Garage Bill?

    Howard Motors Unit 2 Aqueduct St Ind Estate Aqueduct Street Preston PR1 7JJ Tel: 01772 727552
  11. Steve P

    Garage Bill?

    2005 Micra, 55k on the clock. Broke down last night in not the VERY worst possible place. No gears, the clutch had been feeling funny for quite a while. Rang the garage who has looked after the car for the past eight years. Within 1/2 hour I had a car to go home in and they towed the car to their garage. They worked late to confirm that the clutch was the problem, this so they could order the parts next day. All we do is drive short distances, so maybe 55k miles is not really too very bad. I picked the car up at 2PM today, new clutch. Bill was £319.59 inc VAT. I think that this is outstanding service and a VERY fair price. Do you guys agree?
  12. Steve P

    High Mount Brake Light

    Google says that a flat headed screwdriver can be applied with care, but I can't find a link specificity to a Micra. I'll let my garage sort it out, I trust him and I'm too damn old to have a crack myself - I wasn't always too old. My first vehicle was a Ford Anglia van and I can remember taking the starter motor off in the dark and cold. Taa for your reply, I will post back with the result. God knows how long the light has been out for.
  13. Steve P

    High Mount Brake Light

    Good idea, I had this problem with the boot lid lock. Thing is that ages ago I knocked the cover of the light and had one hell of a job putting it back on!! I was mainly asking if it was a sealed unit (?) as the car is due MOT/Service soon and I will get my garage to do the job. If it is a sealed unit I will get one from ebay as the genuine part is bound to cost a fortune. If not a sealed unit I will mention the wiring to the garage. Thanks for the reply.
  14. Steve P

    High Mount Brake Light

    2005 Micra K12, well looked after. I've just noticed that the brake light on the boot lid/hatchback is not working. Can the bulb be replaced or has it got to be a new unit? :-( Thanks.
  15. Steve P

    Garage Bill?

    I only use this garage, this is why I was wondering. The VAT don't help. Thanks for the reply.