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  1. Any idea how I can change the light bulbs please? I pulled out the grey cover but just cannot figure out how I can get access to the bulbs! Do I have to take the whole unit out? It is rivetted so the only option seems to be drilling the rivets out. Any advice would be much appreciated.
  2. You can check the pipe from the windscreen water bottle going to the wipers. There is a joint connecting this pipe to the two wiper washer jets, the garage found the joint was disconnected when I had the same problem. As for the rear wiper jet, if you check the gourmet at the top of the tailgate where the washer pipe and wires go into the car you may find the hard plastic pipe is broken due to being frozen up in the winter. The best way to deal with it is to join the broken hard plastic pipe ends with a connection of the same size, then wrapped them up tightly with SOS tape (the one that plumbers used for repairing pipe leaks). It's a bit of a pain because there are so many wires inside the gourmet but it is possible to pull the pipe out a bit in order to wrap the tape round the two joints.
  3. Can anyone let me know how to adjust the headlight please? I noticed the offside dip light is quite a bit lower than the nearside but I just cannot find where the adjuster is!
  4. Could anyone please let me know how to remove the door card? I have a basic Fox with window winding handles and not electric like the urban models. Many Thanks
  5. I want to replace the fuel filter but the garage told me there are different types with different pressures and I need to get the correct one. I am a bit confused because as far as I can see the filter only has two pipes - inlet and outlet, similar to my old Lupo 1.4S. Checking with various manufacturers catalogue the part number is exactly the same as the Lupo 1.4 AHW engine and as far as I can see it is the same filter as the Fox with has a BKR engine. Searching google some Polo engines do have regulators built into the filters and they are either 3 or 4 bar. Any advice will be much appreciated.
  6. I have a basic VW Fox with rear bench seat and have acquired a split seat from an Urban model. As both of the seats are really heavy I just wonder if it is impossible to separate the seat into two for easy of installation. If I can separate the seat instead of trying to take it as a whole unit it would be a lot easier and I can do it myself instead of getting the garage to swap the seats. Any advise would be very much appreciated.
  7. I am thinking of swapping the rear seat from the bench seat to the Urban Split Seat. Do I need any extra fittings in order to fit? The garage said it is possible to swap but I yet to find an Urban Fox in order to check. The Urban split seat is suppose to be able to slide forward. I just wonder how much forward I can slide the seat. I am thinking of occasions when we have to go out with our little granddaughter with the dogs so it would be good if the seat can slide forward a bit to give the dogs a bit more room. Any advice would be much appreciated.
  8. Have you changed any of the lights to led bulbs? I replaced the tail/stop light bulbs with Philips led bulbs and the emission light came on. Everything back to normal once I changed them back to stock bulbs!
  9. It's a bit expensive to change. I just want to replace the bulb with a led bulb to see if it will be brighter than the stock bulb.
  10. Many Thanks for the tip Rich. Easy when you know how!
  11. I want to change the bulb but do not have a clue how to get the old bulb out. Do I need to take the whole unit off including the switch? What type of bulb is it? Any advice would be much appreciated.
  12. 14 mm is for the long pipe, the one that goes from the pump to the rack, the long pipe to the pump has 16mm. The 16mm banjo is for the short return pipe from the fluid reservoir to the rack. Hope this helps!
  13. I am trying to find out the location of the air conditioning pressure switch on my Lupo 1.4S. Could anyone help please?
  14. This is the door check strap filled with Hard As Nails and painted. You can get a tube of hard as nails from Poundland for £1, also the gun for £1. I injected loads of the stuff inside and filled the welding gaps with it. It is for fixing brackets etc therefore using this stuff takes ages to dry and hardened but it will help strengthen the bracket. It is quite easy to get a smooth finish before the stuff dries. I do not have a video but there is not much point because both doors are now completely silent when I open or shut the doors! Before it was welded, the bracket moved in and out but now it does not move at all. The white bit is because I fitted the rubber gourmet back last night and when I took the photo I realised the hard as nail is still not dried! Will have to touch it up but will leave it for a few days to dry. Hard As Nail is really good, I fitted the wheel arch moulding back to my wife's Jeep with the stuff and after a couple of days there is no way the moulding will come off again. I had to buy the metal brackets on the other side because they were rusted away and that cost over £55! I should have fixed the other side first before I ordered the brackets!
  15. Had the same problem as described. It was the pipe connection in the panel by the passenger rear seat. If you take the cloth panel (or card ) just above the storage box you will see the pipe coming from the washer bottle has a connector that connects to the pipe to the rear wiper motor. If you check you should notice one of the pipes was not connected (or looses) to the connector hence a wet floor and no water coming out from the rear wiper! I connected pipe and used emergency tape to wrap round the connector and had no wee since! Hope this helps.
  16. Hi guys Here are the photos As I mentioned before, it is not pretty but did the trick. I have since use Hard As Nails paste to fill all the gaps and covered all the welds to make it smooth. Will spray it over once the paste is dried (Hard As Nails set really hard but takes 2 or 3 days to dry with the amount I used!). With the support of hard as nails the bracket should be fine. I am not sure how much the welding cost. I got charged 3 hours labour but that included fitting a new cat, replaced both front wheel bearings and replaced rear brake spring sets and the welding! I have finally found a decent garage that does not rip people off! I would expect half an hour or so to weld. I have also discovered why the passenger side was clicking slightly after the driver's side door was welded and it is now almost silent. I checked yesterday and realised I did not tightened the bolts to the straps enough! It is now as quiet as the driver's side. I must had just bolted the new strap to the passenger side to check and forgot to tightened the bolts! It would appear if any part is loose it will create the clonking noise! Before the bracket was welded, the bracket moved in and out when I tried to open or close the door. I hope this helps and good luck.
  17. http://forums.clublupo.co.uk/index.php?/topic/85709-horrible-noise-from-door-after-new-check-strap/?hl=+door%20+check%20+strap This is not the same link but this member did post a video of his bracket, if you view the video you will see the bracket moved in and out when he closed the door hence the loud clonking noise, made worse with a new strap! My driver's door was the same until I got it welded. The passenger door bracket does not move when I open or close the door, once a new strap was fitted, there is hardly any noise although the driver's door is quieter than the passenger side now, probably because it is now absolutely solid with the weld! I can insert a photo of the welded bracket when I can find my camera cable.
  18. I am afraid I was wrong, the Lupo failed once again and it was once again the cat! The cheap cat I bought from eurocarparts did not last for a year. Looking at the part on their website and it actually stated not typed approved "illegal to sell for cars registered after 1 January 2001"!. I have the garage fitted a typed approved one (cost about £ 150) and I was told it just sailed through with the emission tests. Hopefully this cat will last a lot longer than the last three! I do not think I will buy anything cheap from eurocarparts again. I got a cheap water pump from them for my wife's Jeep and it seized after 4 months. I fitted the last one myself and it lasted over 5 years. The pump from eurocarparts failed without any warning. I had to get the RAC to get the car to my trusted garage and got landed a bill for over £170. Lesson learned for getting cheap parts! As the cat is over a year old (I got the MOT done at the end of April last year) it was no point taking it back because they will not give me a refund or credit. If I opt for buying decent parts eurocarparts' prices are more expensive than anybody else. For example, BuyPartsBy sells a Contitech timing belt kit for the Lupo 1.4S for just over £50 and a kit with water pump for around £ 87.
  19. I don't think there is a replacement for it as there is no way to get at the bracket! It will have to be welded. I just had the detached driver's side bracet welded today and now opening and closing the door is completely silent! The passenger side bracket is fine and after I fitted a new door check strap (I did put a lot of grease on the strap though) the noise disappeared. The noise the new strap made was real bad I took it out and only fitted it back a couple of days before getting the bracket welded. The mechanic actually called me to ask if I had fitted a new strap to the driver's side before he starting welding because it was making a hell of a noise! The guy welded the bracket onto the body from the outside. It is not pretty but it is out of sight but I think it is a small price to pay for smooth opening and closing of the door! Good Luck with the welding but if you want the noise to go away the only way is to replace the door check strap. It costs just over £20 from the stealers.
  20. The Lupo was in the garage today and the loose bracket had been welded and guess what, it is now silent when I open the driver's door! It is even quieter than the passenger side. I had to double check to see if it is ok because there is now no noise even when the strap hits the notch inside the strap. I fitted the new strap to the driver's door only a couple of days ago and it was making a hell of a noise. The mechanic called me to check if I had fitted a new strap before he welded the bracket to the body because it was making a lot louder noises than when I shown him the problem a couple of weeks ago. The As I said, the passenger side was making cranking noises before I fitted a new strap. I discoered the strap was really loose comparing with the new one. It would appear to me it is the strap or a loose bracket that causes the problem. It is amazing that everything is silent. Both door were making noises when I got the Lupo for my daughter a few years ago. I just assumed that the noise was supposed to be there! The bracket on the passenger side is solid but the one on the driver side moves in and out when opening or closing hence it made a hell of a noise. I have replaced the pins but they were not the cause of the problems. It is not too pretty with a huge amount of welding around the bracket but it is out of sight and well worthwhile with silent doors! When researching the problems I found a member posted the same problem with his Arosa and he posted a photo that shows the same problem as mine, a detached bracket.
  21. I am surprised your passenger side moans louder after you have fitted a new door check strap. Does your passenger door has the same problem as my driver's door, i.e. the bracket that the pin bolted on has detached from the body and it moves? I did fit the new door check strap to the driver side first and it did moan much louder because the bracket that the pin fixed on to is loose! I took the old strap off the passenger door and realised the strap was really worn, the strap itself wriggle about comparing with the new one that has no play at all. After I fitted the new one it was really quite although it does make a bit of a noise when it catches the notches but now with the grease working in the joints I can hardly hear a noise. Amazing considering both door made the clonking noises ever since I got the Lupo for my younger daughter quite a few years ago and I always thought it was supposed to make such a noise until the hinge of the driver's door broke! Did you get a new pin when you changed the door strap? The new ones are now made of alloy and the head is slightly thinner. I am not sure if it is the new pin that stops the clonking noise!
  22. Just buy a new door check strap! The latest ones I just fitted to my passenger door has no nylon bush, just a metal washer inside and the hole is much smaller therefore there is no play. Once fitted it is now completely silent. I did put a lot of grease round the moving bits before fitting the door strap though. The strap itself costs just over £20. It is the driver side that I am a bit concern, the bracket that the door strap bolt on to has detached from the body, fitting a new strap did not help. I am waiting to see if the mechanic can weld it back to the body in order to stop it moving.
  23. I have recently fitted a JVC Kd-R431 head unit to my 1.4S Lupo. All went fine apart from the display which is very display went very dim, more like blue on black instead of white on black! I set the dimmer to off to prevent the unit switch from day to night if I switch my headlights on but even at day setting it is still very dim. Any ideas please? The unit was installed in my wife's car about 10 days ago and it had no problems with the display, really bright and white. I just cannot understand why it is doing this. I bought this for my wife's car and was so impressed that I wanted to fit one to the Lupo but it must be the Lupo's wiring that has caused the unit to malfunction. I have taken it back to Halfords, they have given me another unit, althought it is better but still not as bright as it should be. I tried disconnect the orange/white but the display is still dim.
  24. Hi LoopyLoops I think it is the cat if you have tried the lambda sensor. My Lupo failed with emission for the last three times and every time the garage changed the cat and it passed. The NGK lambda sensor sorted the lumpy problem and that was after the Lupo passed the MOT. The lambda sensor got changed because those idiots in Bristol broke it when they changed the cat a couple of years ago! It must be a really cheap one they fitted because I never had one changed ever since I got the car. It is now back up to Scotland and fortunately I have found a great garage up here, I got my cat from eurocarparts last year and it seems to be fine (will know when I put it in for MOT next week!). Try carparts4less, it is much cheaper than eurocarparts although looking at the site it is owned by eurocarparts and you get £5 discount if you spend more than £ 50. Good Luck
  25. I have the same problem that the U shaped bracket is detached. Have you ever found out how to fix the bracket?
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