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Hi!

When I took the radio out I found the connectors I expected (and had adapters for), but additionally there was a three pin connector (with two wires present) taped up to the big connector cable. Does anyone have any idea what that was for?
 
Yes, I forgot to take a picture, but I probably can next weekend if no one recognises the description.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Idle stop, on or off?
« Last post by andruec on June 25, 2017, 06:29:07 PM »
I have found another reason to disable the stop start. During the recent mini heat wave when the car registered an external temperature of 34C on four consecutive days and I was using the car a lot, it keeps the aircon working.
The system is designed so that if the cabin temperature is high and requires aircon to cool it, then the engine will not stop.  At least that is how mine worked during the hot weather.
Same here. The fan will sometimes drop down to three when idle stop kicks in but it doesn't impact cabin temperature much. Mostly it just put up the 'AC' symbol. For what's it's worth mine also has climate control.

As I think I've posted before - I've been critical of many features of the Jazz but idle stop seems to do exactly what it should and is very unobtrusive. I consider it the best feature of the Jazz.

We've now got roadworks (again! FFS!) at 'my' roundabout on Southam road, Banbury. Aside from the irritation of an extra ten minutes added to my commute each way the impact on fuel consumption is noticeable. Idle stop does its best in the morning but often the lights take so long to cycle that it gives up and restarts the engine. In the evenings the engine is just not warm enough to allow idle stop to function. The result is that my fuel consumption has dropped from around 58mpg to 51mpg (measured pump to pump). You can see the impact in the morning when I/S finally gives up. Suddenly the displayed MPG starts to drop by about .1 very 30 seconds :(

As for why they couldn't just do the job properly last when they dug the roundabout up....we all knew about the additional houses. They must have. Why only connect one group when six months later another group was due to start construction. Idiots.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Clicking noise
« Last post by finn_mccool on June 25, 2017, 05:07:23 PM »
No indication from underneath.  Bar ok and mountings intact.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Hot ignition key
« Last post by auntyneddy on June 25, 2017, 03:18:15 PM »
Going back to when I was a younger person and working on Moggy 1000's A35 and Ford Anglias ( yes a very long time ago) The hot ignition key was a classic. Cause then was NOT turning wipers etc off before switching the ignition off, so that when the ignition was switched on there was a degree of arcing across the contacts.
In this age of climate control etc nothing is said about switching off all accessories before switching off the ignition. Perhaps ignition switches are more robust these days.
What the answer is I know not, this is one for TG or Culzean as they are the 'boffins'.
As far as I can remember, and 50 yrs is a long time, eventually we had to replace ignition switches when it got too bad. Lets hope your hot key is one of those occasional hiccups and temporary.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Front anti roll bar
« Last post by auntyneddy on June 25, 2017, 03:07:43 PM »
Since posting my question, I have interrogated Google and it seems the beam axle has a degree of flex. The axle is designed to have a small amount of movement built in. Reading on and it seems that the racing boys do use the rear anti roll bar on the Jazz BUT it appears that fitting an anti roll bar to the rear axle can have a detrimental effect on the welds etc as it interferes with the designed flex.
Another has written that body problems have occurred. Bearing in mind these are people that thrash the living daylights out of their cars.
It was also said that coil overs would produce a better effect without any possibility of structural damage.
Don't shoot the messenger I just read this, how accurate it is I know not.
Incidentally, good old Wikipedia reckons these 'torsion' beam axles save the manufacturer about 100 and also time in assembly. If you watch the latest Citroen ad, when they fly out of the car park, the inside rear wheel lifts off the ground, something that Jezza complained of when  testing a VW Golf GT but it seems VW now fit proper rear suspension on the latest Golf GT.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Fitted sat nav rear view camera Garmin BC-30
« Last post by matty vapor on June 25, 2017, 12:17:14 PM »
I treated myself to a new satnav, a garmin drive smart 61. and the camera kit BC-30. It has a facility to have a rear view camera connected wireless so no need to run cables from back to the front of the car. power is taken direct from the reversing light and video is transmitted direct to the 6.9inch sat nav screen as soon as you select reverse.



The beauty of this system is you can use your satnav in any car, and also fit another camera to another car you may own or van. the reversing lines are fully adjustable in width and length so adjustable for any size car or van.

Installation of the camera in the jazz Si was the tricky part, I chose to mount the camera under the rear screen brake light, which sits inside the car at the top of the rear screen. reason is a greater view and you can adjust camera angle to suit your preferred view.





The transmitter is located here and behind the drivers side rear light cluster is where you connect to the reversing light +12v and connect the transmitter to the camera cable. the 12v+ positive feed from the reversing light is the green + silver dotted wire. there is also an earth tag right behind the rear light cluster to connect the negative wire. feeding the cable through behind the rear brake light at the top of the rear screen, you have to remove the rubber boot which feeds the cables into the body, feed the camera cable through behind rear brake light to the rubber boot, through the rubber boot and down behind the rear light cluster, removing the rear light cluster makes installation much easier. connect the camera to the transmitter. once all connections are made you then select reverse gear and the camera powers on in under a second and you have a nice rear view of behind your car.





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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Idle stop, on or off?
« Last post by ColinS on June 25, 2017, 12:11:24 PM »
I have found another reason to disable the stop start. During the recent mini heat wave when the car registered an external temperature of 34C on four consecutive days and I was using the car a lot, it keeps the aircon working.

I have discovered this as well.

With all the situations that Honda have found to automatically disable idle stop, they might have included this one. Mine works like Deeps's not ColinS's.

BTW, I vaguely remember a comment earlier that idle stop/start was noticeable and unpleasant for occupants. We really don't find this at all, just barely noticeable, unlike in my brother in laws Audi A6 diesel, where the auto stop/start is very obtrusive.

That is very strange.  Mine actually displays A/C as a reason for it not activating.  My model has "climate control", perhaps that is the difference.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Idle stop, on or off?
« Last post by mikebore on June 25, 2017, 11:05:19 AM »
I have found another reason to disable the stop start. During the recent mini heat wave when the car registered an external temperature of 34C on four consecutive days and I was using the car a lot, it keeps the aircon working.

I have discovered this as well.

With all the situations that Honda have found to automatically disable idle stop, they might have included this one. Mine works like Deeps's not ColinS's.

BTW, I vaguely remember a comment earlier that idle stop/start was noticeable and unpleasant for occupants. We really don't find this at all, just barely noticeable, unlike in my brother in laws Audi A6 diesel, where the auto stop/start is very obtrusive.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Idle stop, on or off?
« Last post by mikebore on June 25, 2017, 10:59:08 AM »
If turning off my stop start is not effecting my fuel consumption how can it be effecting the cars emissions?

Your car burns fuel when idling and stop start is disabled therefore it will burn some be it miniscule amount of fuel and contribute to CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Maybe not harmful if it is just one car but take into account all the millions of cars on the road then it becomes a much bigger issue. And if the manufacturers didn't include stop start on Cars then your road tax would be higher depending on which band of tax your car falls into. Would you rather pay more car tax! Like I said I don't find the Jazz stop start to be any problem at all but each to their own!

I think also the benefit of idle stop is localised in urban high traffic density areas, rather than global.

Ooops just realised I have just replied to an old post ::)
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Idle stop, on or off?
« Last post by ColinS on June 24, 2017, 09:47:39 PM »
I have found another reason to disable the stop start. During the recent mini heat wave when the car registered an external temperature of 34C on four consecutive days and I was using the car a lot, it keeps the aircon working.
The system is designed so that if the cabin temperature is high and requires aircon to cool it, then the engine will not stop.  At least that is how mine worked during the hot weather.
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