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by davew
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: POOR DAB RECEPTION & FADER??
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: POOR DAB RECEPTION & FADER??

So, ive fitted a windscreen ribbon type aerial with the correct FAKRA connector. Although the connector didn't quite fit right, I had to snip away some of the plastic where the locking spring clip is. It then fitted snugly over the connection on the rear of the unit. However, there is now no DAB si...
by davew
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Removing Rip Curl decals
Replies: 10
Views: 1326

Re: Removing Rip Curl decals

Thanks Jonovich, and for anyone else: the hair dryer worked a treat on the semi-transparent decals. The area just needed a good clean with methylated spirits after to get the remaining gunk off (still work in progress). The car is a 2016 and the condition of the duco under the decals is seamless. F...
by davew
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Mpg reading
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Mpg reading

Hello All So I just picked up a new Cactus Flair this afternoon and a splendid thing it is. Have only driven it home so far and the dealer gave me a very good vehicle handodver but I forgot to ask how to navigate into where I find ongoing MPG. I assume its part of the Citroen Connect system. Can an...
by davew
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Warning Noises when turning sharply
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Warning Noises when turning sharply

Had a puncture yesterday and it may be unrelated bit since that point I keep getting a warning beep if I turn sharply or say turn round in our cul de sac. Have made sure tyre pressure calibration has been reset. Anyone got any ideas before I have to reluctantly take it to the garage? TIA :D My unde...
by davew
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: Upgrade Cactus 2017 with SMEG5 to SMEG6 / NAC with Carplay
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Upgrade Cactus 2017 with SMEG5 to SMEG6 / NAC with Carplay

I think there could be a problem trying to use with a unit which uses the series 6 software/ firmware : Looking at this posting https://www.cactusforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=3092 which discusses fitting a SMEG unit with 5 series software, in the posted text below the second picture, the follow...
by davew
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: POOR DAB RECEPTION & FADER??
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: POOR DAB RECEPTION & FADER??

Standard aerial about 30cm long. Im not even sure if there are any rear speakers in the doors? There definitely is no fader control that I can find. Previous car picked up DAB perfectly and ive also done a retune of channels just to check. Still no improvement. Ive also unplugged any usb devices. I...
by davew
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Electronics and In Car Entertainment
Topic: POOR DAB RECEPTION & FADER??
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: POOR DAB RECEPTION & FADER??

Point 1: DAB reception is really poor, and just loses signal every other second. I never had a problem with a DAB unit I had fitted to my previous car. Is there a better aerial option or a upgrade of firmware? Car is a 2015 1.6HDI FEEL with DAB and USB/AUX (no SATNAV)? Point 2: Is there a fader opt...
by davew
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Folks
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Hi Folks

The easy way is to look at the user manual for a 2014 model which explains its use and see if you can find the same functionality with your car.
All the user manuals for the various models are available for free download here :
http://service.citroen.com/ACddb/
by davew
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Shuddering/Loss of Power
Replies: 61
Views: 21264

Re: Shuddering/Loss of Power

The 'metallic rattling' suggests pinking, which means either the plugs are faulty (happens a lot with modern engines) or the timing is out? Also can be attributed to the fuel having too low an octane rating than is required for the high internal pressure in the cylinders, particularly relevant for ...
by davew
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Main C4 Cactus chat
Topic: Lost wheel nut
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Lost wheel nut

The method in this Youtube video might be of help -