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YAY FWH a fully paid up member of the civic club now *secret handshake*
YAY - secret hand shake back!

It's not like you werent expecting the radio to suck is it :p
No

The alarm sensors are in the centre of the roof at the front by the interior lights they look a bit like tiny speakers (thats the only way I can think to explain them) I found a picture on one of pottsy's how to's I think I have circled what I assume are the alarm sensors.
You are exactly right.
This is how the manual describes it.
I don´t have those and wasnt expect them or the function either.
Funny thing is the dealer was VERY sure about the car having these sensors as he had "himself verified this with Honda".
I will enquire further with him, mainly for the enjoyment of being right.

Oh and when will we see pictures of your new pride and joy, go and buy a digi cam you tight sod! ;)
Well I do have a scanner, so when I have finnished this roll of film and had
it developed!
 

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Glad to hear that the car has been delivered, hope all your problems are small ones ;)

ENJOY
 

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Current status:

- Read the brick and tried most the stuff too.
- Put the Civinfo sticker on
- Put the fog light covers on
- Done more driving.
- Realised that my blank DVDs are not "dual layer"
- Failed to disconnect seat belt beeper. New design? See post in that thread.
- Had no more issues with light sensor or rear view mirror.
 

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b) The exact type of winter tyres was not specified when I ordered, but it was said that it would be a major brand quality tyre. When I got home and unpacked them they were something called "Dayton". Anyone heard of these?
Never heard of Dayton!

I think you should complain but unfortunately I doubt it will help... In my deal I was quoted for Continental WinterViking 2 witch should be a quite decent tyres. The differences between winter tyres are just so enormous that I'd just refuse to run on unknown brand. I have not actually received them yet (as I have other thingies in back order and will get the tyres then - no use for them now :)).

If they are tires used in central europe (germany etc) they are way off the specs needed here in nordic (they are legal of course but I'd not drive with them, have few friend with import cars from Germany with these and they are just s.. *oops* not good).

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I'd also take a magazine to the dealer where there is a test of winter tyres showing that dayton is not in the list (or nowhere near top...).
Somehow I end up editing all my posts... sorry :)
 

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Discussion Starter #45 (Edited)
By popular demand:

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/galler...eceiving-s-second-meal-v-power.html#post96054

Complained to the dealer yesterday regarding the tyres.
They were going to get back to me today with a solution.
Guess what? Heard nothing today.
Giving them the benefit of the doubt for a little while.

Adjusted one of the rubber knobs on the rear hatch today after closing issues.
It turned approx half a turn before it would turn no more.
The other one was screwed in as far as possible.
I think it closes better now.

Still struggling with the seatbelt beeper.
Published a foto in that thread too.
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/how/5228-stop-seatbelt-beeper.html#post96053

A turn on the white hex screws of the HIDs is next to try.
Havent bothered with trying the blue tooth.
Don´t want to be interupted and forced to talk to people while driving my Civic right now!

Had the first load capacity test today.
A pallet full of urgent box had been sent to the wrong office.
Flipped down the back seat, removed the parcel shelf and the whole pallet full of boxes fitted EASILY into the little Civic.
People didn´t believe their eyes!

Oh and had loads of nice comments about the design already...
 

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Discussion Starter #46 (Edited)
Well good news.

I found that the original written offer included a specification of the winter alloys being from "Ace" and the tyres being "Pirelli". After presenting this to the dealer, they admitted it was a mistake and today they phoned and said the correct wheels were available to be picked up.

I´ll give them the benefit of the doubt and let myself think it was a mistake (as anyone can make) and not an attempt at a rip-off.

They also confirmed that I was right regarding the alarm system not having glass-smashing sensors in Sweden.
 

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If you don't have one, go out and buy a digital camera right now and make pictures of all the stuff in your signature. I want to see the lights, the badge off, the sticker, etc, etc! PRONTO! Oh and clean it first!

...please :)
 

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So, back to the dealer today to pick up the winter wheels of the type that were in the written offer (Ace alloys and Pirelli Carving) rather than the stuff the had put in my boot upon delivery of the car (some other wheel and Dayton tyres).

They were very impressed by my blue interior lighting. :)

But when I got home and took the wheels out of the plastic bags - one of the alloys had several deep scratches. Not only cosmetic but for sure damaging the protective layer that makes these alloys suitable for winter use. :-(

E-mail sent to dealer. Awaiting reply.

Wheel pic below.
 

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If you don't have one, go out and buy a digital camera right now and make pictures of all the stuff in your signature. I want to see the lights, the badge off, the sticker, etc, etc! PRONTO! Oh and clean it first!

...please :)
Pictures, man, pictures! :)

Bad luck with the tires. I hate it when you complain about something, get new and then complain again. Makes me feel like one of those trouble customers even though I'm in the right
 

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Talked to the dealer.
They asked me to bring in the damaged wheel and it will be replaced.
So I must say that they do solve the problems.

But it means another two trips to the dealer...

But at least I can have a further look at that new CTR in NHB that is now ON SALE!
 

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It will be more difficult to utilise the load capacity, since the CTR only have three doors...[smilie=cheeky-grin:
 

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It will be more difficult to utilise the load capacity, since the CTR only have three doors...[smilie=cheeky-grin:[/quote]

I am not actually thinking of buying it..
Well only a little bit.
:)
 

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Same here GHGH! Was without rear doors for eight years in my previous Nissan Almera hatcback, and it really was a huge drawback not having them! :cool:
 

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Just to let you know that Dayton tyres are the third brand of Bridgestone, after Bridgestone and Firestone. They are decent, but obviously not a premium brand.

PS: you should charge mileage expenses to the garage for all the driving you're doing to rectify their mistakes!
 

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Just to let you know that Dayton tyres are the third brand of Bridgestone, after Bridgestone and Firestone. They are decent, but obviously not a premium brand.

PS: you should charge mileage expenses to the garage for all the driving you're doing to rectify their mistakes!
Hi Crazy,

Yes, I did manage to find out about them being Bridgestone tyres.
See this thread: http://www.civinfo.com/forum/wheels-tyres-suspension-brakes/7456-dayton-tyres-winter.html

However, they are marketed as "cheap tyres for those who require something for everyday motoring".

Now although varying result are acheived in tests (depending on surface, car etc) even by major brands, the common factor of all winter tyre tests is that the major brands (Nokian, Michelin, Pirelli etc etc) always are much better than the "no name cheapo" tyres.

Did return the wheel today and they agreed it should be changed.

As for the mileage expenses, it is not like it hasn´t crossed my mind, but it is a relativly minor detour on my way home from work and they have been very co-operative and accepted all my claims straight off. And I will take any excuse to drive my Civic.....vroom vroom.. so if this is the last of it I won´t bother.

However, getting home today I experienced the self releasing hand brake. Scary fault that!

Added my story o that thread.
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/bugs-faults-irritations/4495-handbrake-problems.html
 

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Same here GHGH! Was without rear doors for eight years in my previous Nissan Almera hatcback, and it really was a huge drawback not having them! :cool:
I wouldn´t by a car without rear doors.
It is just too impractical.

Unless of course it doesn´t have a rear seat!
 

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Well...

Cleaned the car today... still don´t have a digi-cam though, so you will just have to take my word for it.

Also paired a phone with the bluetooth in the car.
Posted about it here:
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/electronics/3255-handsfree-help-request.html

Works fine for incoming calls which is what I was planning on using it for.
Don´t usually need to call people while driving, if I do, I suppose it is the "redial" method for me too. Those voice controlled phone menus suck big time.
I gave up on saving numbers.

Installed (with help of some smaller hands!) those superwhite parking lights just the other day. Mine are on all the time due to DRL in Sweden.
Nice upgrade I feel.
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/lights/6842-replacement-sidelights.html

Thinking about a pair of those +50% Philips main beam buls now.
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/lights/7656-yellow-main-beam-white-hids.html

In two weeks the car is in for the much debated http://www.civinfo.com/forum/cleaning/6630-ditec-paint-protection.html and then I will have the rear number plate surround with dealer advertising on it removed. Regardless of how well the actual paint protection works (remains to be seen and will be objectivly reported here), the car will get a good machine polish.

Also my MicroGo GPS snooper failed on Friday evening. :-(
Missing it already!
Lost its memory including serial number.
Have e-mail tech support, should have an answer on Monday.

Other small details is the removal of airbag sticker on windscreen and some discrete aluminium valve caps that match the alloys.
 

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A couple of updates.

Had the debated Ditec paint protection done.
Thread: http://www.civinfo.com/forum/cleaning/6630-ditec-paint-protection.html

Put a new photo in the gallery, this time clean.
Here: http://www.civinfo.com/forum/galler...ceiving-s-second-meal-v-power.html#post102215

Been to pick up a new wheel for my winter set.
Now finally have all four winter wheels in undamaged condition!
Took a while but the dealer did sort it out.

Also experienced the not-unlocking problem today after refueling. The car was very wet due to rain, and it was at a petrol station.
After about 6-7 tries it unlocked.
Thread: http://www.civinfo.com/forum/electronics/7018-locked-out-car.html
 

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So after around 3 months and 4000 kms it was time for winter wheels.

This is how they look:
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/wheels...8964-photo-16-ace-winter-proof-alloy-car.html

Updated my review on the MicroGo:
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/electronics/6195-any-one-tried-roadpilot-microgo.html

...and made a how-to:
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/how/8965-instal-roadpilot-microgo-without-cutting-any-wires.html

Also, I am afraid I have joined the stone-chip on the bonnet club:
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/bugs-faults-irritations/8686-wahhhaaahhhhhhhhhhh-stone-chips.html
:-( Not surprised....

Had some trouble with my blue light LED cluster:
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/lights/8961-intermittent-blue-led-cluster-problem.html

Rear number plate surround has been changed to a simple black one without dealer advertising.
Airbag warning sticker on windshield removed (but not on sun-visor).

Still enjoying the car (spaceship) every day.

Infinities and better main beam bulbs are on the to-do list.
 

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