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Forum: Technical   10-17-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By miv
There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the...

There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the volume control.
Since posting this question it hasn't done what I described.
Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Technical   10-12-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By miv
Volume control

My car has a Sony Generation 2 CD/radio which I don't use very often.
I run it with the volume turned down completely but not actually switched off.
Usually it stays silent when I insert the...
Forum: General   09-28-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,039
Posted By miv
Welcome to modern car ownership. I just told...

Welcome to modern car ownership. I just told myself that I couldn't take my money with me when I go, and bought a key from the local Ford dealer.
Thanks, bottletree, for the 'Bloody Nora' phrase, I...
Forum: Technical   06-15-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,869
Posted By miv
Done it, thanks to a knowledgeable fellow...

Done it, thanks to a knowledgeable fellow C-Maxer.
Pulling on the tip of the black outer instead of gripping it at the root is unnatural to me, but there we are.
And the yellow inner is left...
Forum: Technical   06-15-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,869
Posted By miv
Fuse box access

'Undo the two bolts' they say, to get to the fuse box below the glove box.
My car has two long black knurled plastic sort of nuts which have a recessed bright yellow insert with what looks throught...
Forum: Main Message Centre   03-05-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,935
Posted By miv
I was in the same position as you. After spending...

I was in the same position as you. After spending time trying to avoid the Ford agents I did at last buy a fancy key from them. Done whilst I waited, after booking. It cost me 230 and I consoled...
Forum: General   02-24-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
  rattle
Views: 3,565
Posted By miv
I thought that I was good at finding the causes...

I thought that I was good at finding the causes of rattles, having had years of practice with elderly cars, but I had one on this C-Max that I couldn't trace. The local garage did; it was caused by a...
Forum: Main Message Centre   12-25-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,956
Posted By miv
In rain and poor light conditions or in the dark,...

In rain and poor light conditions or in the dark, my windscreen was difficult to see through due to what could be called smearing. Actually, when looked at closely, it was as though tiny spots of...
Forum: General   10-22-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,284
Posted By miv
The large expanse of pimply black plastic in...

The large expanse of pimply black plastic in front of the driver/passenger sometimes reflects in the windscreen. Has anyone been successful in stopping this? Turtle Wax Matt Finish Cockpit Cleaner...
Forum: The Good and the Bad..!!   09-08-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,125
Posted By miv
Yes, a towel or something will do, but why do...

Yes, a towel or something will do, but why do they do it? If we can see something that could be improved and brought up to, say the 1954 Morris 1000 standard, why can't manufacturers?
Even in...
Forum: The Good and the Bad..!!   09-08-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,125
Posted By miv
After reading the latest post about hips and...

After reading the latest post about hips and C-Max seats, I have remembered a couple of other things that I meant to mention.
When I sit in the drivers's seat there is a strip of cold plastic for my...
Forum: The Good and the Bad..!!   09-07-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,125
Posted By miv
My wife and I bought this 2008 2 litre auto C-Max...

My wife and I bought this 2008 2 litre auto C-Max about 3 months ago after 8 years of almost trouble-free Nissan ownership; two Primeras and a Tino.
I like this car; it feels taut and safe on our...
Forum: Technical   08-08-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By miv
Thanks for the replies. Yes, it is all in the...

Thanks for the replies.
Yes, it is all in the handbook of course.
I have difficulty in using the handbook; it seems so full and crammed with no spaces or clearly-defined paragraphs. I am never...
Forum: Technical   08-07-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By miv
When I lock the car using either of the remote...

When I lock the car using either of the remote keys, I can hear the click of the locks but the lights don't flash.
When I unlock the car using the same key the lights flash.
This seems odd because...
Forum: Technical   08-03-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,845
Posted By miv
Thanks for your comments.Things are not always as...

Thanks for your comments.Things are not always as simple as they seem!
Forum: Technical   07-22-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 848
Posted By miv
The chrome finish on the swivelling Ford bonnet...

The chrome finish on the swivelling Ford bonnet badge has begun to peel. It has curled back from it's plastic backing and is so sharp that it has punctured my thumbnail. I stoned the edge down...
Forum: General   07-13-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By miv
Thanks kevmond - the trick is to spot and...

Thanks kevmond - the trick is to spot and identify the screw covers.
Forum: General   07-12-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By miv
The rear middle seat belt buckle parks loosely in...

The rear middle seat belt buckle parks loosely in a slot in the roof lining on the driver's side. At least I think it does because that is where I found it, but there is nothing to nip the buckle...
Forum: Main Message Centre   07-08-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By miv
I loosened the wheel nuts very slightly - about...

I loosened the wheel nuts very slightly - about 1/16th turn or less - and lowered the car then raised it again.
Forum: Technical   06-24-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 4
  Rattle
Views: 1,134
Posted By miv
To my relief the rear of the car chattered all...

To my relief the rear of the car chattered all the way to the garage this morning.
They found a stone about one inch (25mm) long in the cup (sic) below the off-side rear coil spring.
It was quiet...
Forum: Technical   06-23-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
  Rattle
Views: 1,134
Posted By miv
Thanks for the suggestions; the car goes into the...

Thanks for the suggestions; the car goes into the (non-Ford approx 40/hr) garage tomorrow for an inspection. I don't like not being able to sort things myself but my back and knees are wearing out....
Forum: Technical   06-23-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
  Rattle
Views: 1,134
Posted By miv
During the five weeks or so that I have had the...

During the five weeks or so that I have had the car there has been an intermittent knocking soundfrom, it seems, somewhere at the rear. I have emptied all of the pockets and cubby-holes at the...
Forum: For Sale & Wanted   06-21-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,388
Posted By miv
How do we proceed?

How do we proceed?
Forum: For Sale & Wanted   06-21-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,388
Posted By miv
just thought - how the **** would it get from...

just thought - how the **** would it get from Glos to Lincs?
Forum: For Sale & Wanted   06-21-2011, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,388
Posted By miv
i am interested - what is the size of the tyre -...

i am interested - what is the size of the tyre - I would want a 17" tyre
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