I posted on the site about the issues with my wife’s 220d and took the car to Barons Stansted this morning with the intention of making a booking to sort the problem. The drive there made me realise that the car was certainly not driving correctly, pulling away felt like driving in treacle at times with the car stuttering and hesitating before pulling away. Anyway I spoke with the young lady on the service desk who booked the car in for Thursday next week all good so far, I expressed my concerns in more detail about the issues with car and my wife being worried about driving it, she said she would see if they could do anything today, she made a call to the service manager and they fitted it in today! Great attitude and customer service from a dealership.
Coldest day of the year recently and my heated steering wheel stopped working. The LED on the button still worked and I still had the message in the dash saying it was turned on.
Fired up ISTA on the laptop and no faults were found. I then went into the function activation section for the FEM module which deals with the steering wheel heating, activated the heating function- which only works for max 30 seconds, hardly enough time to know if the wheel is heating or not. Activated the LED on the button on the steering column, then my laptop died! LED wouldn't even turn on after that point!
Charged the laptop last night, went into ISTA this morning, still no faults found, so called up the ECU functions again and reset the FEM module. Result! LED light working again and best of all the steering wheel heats up once more
Total cost £0
The time had came, the days and nights were/cold, so what better time to clean up the garage
Fortunately no before pictures
A coat or two of masonry painted and several coats of emulsion to use up old tins
A bit of cheap framing for storage
I would say fast forward, however realistically many labourious cold spent hours
Several packs of plastic cladding, redundant framings, a couple of spot lights, a penny floor and a couple of el cheapo storage units
The bike shed was created
Doors hide a multitude of sins
The last of the lights went in today, just need a purposeful use!