Sunday, 7-November-2021

KIA Ceed - multimedia/maps update - for LG LAN2060EKJD

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In that topic will show you how I did update my car`s multimedia system to newest maps and software possible for now. In some websites there are offers that for about 40e / 30£ they will send you download link.. Why should I do that?

Before even start, keep in mind two really important things: that will take quite some time (the actual USB to car transfer) . Maybe about 30-35min at least, and also the engine must run or connect some battery charger so that the car will not go into Energy saving mode. Actually, if you have some long trip, plug the flash drive, select until the process start and you do not need to touch anything anymore and drive. The player will continue to play radio station what you left and meanwhile update.

The PLAYER in question is LG LAN2060EKJD , belong to KIA Ceed model `2014, and it look like that (image on right) radio.jpg

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Friday,13-August-2021

Ford S-MAX Cabin fan & controller replacement

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In that case, the car just in one night “sleep” went from full normal operational mode into no fan situation.
The motor control was suspected, and actually cause the malfunction.
In few words, the automatic A/C system control unit drive the fan speed via strong, cooled transistors. Nothing so unusual here. And what might be in the magic box? well… that one:

s_max_blow_12.jpg s_max_blow_11.jpg

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Saturday,24-July-2021

Kia Ceed wipers issue - fix

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The car in that topic is KIA Ceed model 2014 in case I need to be exact. The issue here was related with the wiper`s arm shaft.
And that is how it look:

wip4.jpg

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Sunday, 6-June-2021

KIA Ceed JD 1.6CRDi - disks and pads replacement

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In this article will present you something really casual. How to replace rear pads and disks on KIA Ceed.
That one is with normal handbrake not electric one. So, for it there isn`t anything special, or GDS used.
The theory starts here:
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Sunday,22-November-2020

Volvo V50 1.6 TDCi - alternator replacement

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The car in that topic is Volvo V50 1.6 TDCi. The problem: alternator didn`t charge enough, get overheated so and so.
Removing it, is not as bad as sound but get some time.
So,here we go:
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Sunday, 1-November-2020

KIA Ceed 1.6 CRDI 2015 - glow plug replacement

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That topic will be dedicated of changing 4pcs, glow plugs in my KIA Ceed 1.6 CRDI.
There isn`t actually nothing so much unusual or special compared to any other car. Just think will be fun to have some shots, and one can see details before start.
Keep in mind that the plugs are from the turbo charger side and is a bit tiny space there so have to be removed some extra parts.
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Sunday, 8-December-2019

Renault Scenic odometer correction - edit 93c56 EEPROM

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In that topic will explain how you can edit in case you need your Scenic 2004 odometer.
You can, of course use 3th party service, or some odometer correction software, but if you have some skills, EEPROM programmer and will to play with it, then here is some exercise:

scenic_eeprom_data.jpg

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Saturday,19-October-2019

Peugeot / Citroen USB BOX 9702.EZ - Citroen C5 mk2 guide

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Hello,

Before starting the explanation part, here is some short info: the test subject is Citroen C5 mk2 (facelift) , radio - RD4. AUX and CD changer activated.
Perhaps, in internet you already found many topics how to set up or update that particular stock MP3 reader made for PSA.
How to connect and activate that module via LEXIA should be available online. Here I`ll try to give some collected information about firmware, and some other tips that maybe can be in some help.
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Sunday,13-October-2019

1.9 TDI-AVQ 03G906016BT / Original software and EGR OFF

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Here, you can find original VAG 1.9 TDI AVQ engine EEPROM files.

HW: 0281011761
SW: 1037369568
SWUP:5644
ECU: 03G906016BT

FLASH
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Bluetooth GPS sender

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Here is the story: I use my cellphone as GPS navigation unit most of the time in my car and unfortunately it GPS chip do not get so fast satellite coverage, or either I need to turn on the 4G network on for fast location.
As “bonus” the back of the phone get hot. Also, sometimes due the navigation process and heat from the car vents phone get fast hot and start loose control.
Next, I try to use my old Nokia LD4W Bluetooth unit and via right GPS sender app my android phone start to work better.
After that, seems become dependent of the battery of that Nokia unit so I bought few parts and create “proper” car GPS sender.
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