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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Dashcam
« Last post by Geedon on Today at 03:59:31 PM »
Fuse box looked too tricky for me so used a dual cigar lighter plug and run a 1 meter cable under the trim round the drivers side up and along to the internal mirror and secured the camera just to the left of the mirror so out of vision sight for GB MOT test, works fine.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Dashcam
« Last post by smilertoo on Today at 03:51:06 PM »
Where do you get the small fuse holders? I got the F770 dashcam and extra hardwire kit but the fuses and holders were far too big, honda jazz must use mini fuses.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Ringing squeal noise from rear - ideas?
« Last post by culzean on Today at 02:52:11 PM »
To close this out, as they say: Had a bit of back and forth with the dealer service manager but it's clear my dissatisfaction with their inability to find the problem first time or that the vehicle health check is so superficial that it misses something like this, is getting through to him.  Not to mention that the problem arose in the first place, but perhaps it is just one of things - no-one seems to even spray brake cleaner on brakes anymore, never mind actually service them.

Anyway it was playing on my mind so got the car in there this morning and they changed the rear pads and discs and they very pointedly mentioned a build-up of dirt in the caliper was causing uneven pad wear.

Unfortunately neither the service manager or the dealer principal were in today but the service advisor took it upon himself to try and re-run the whole argument.  I didn't really want to go there so just paid up.

He advised we should jet-wash the calipers, which I have to say is counter to what I'd have thought was a good idea.

Problem with rear disc brakes and alloy wheels is that the rear brakes pick up so much crap it is unbelievable.  Many people think that drum brakes on the rear are 'old tech' and are put off by them.  Drum brakes are more than adequate and make a better handbrake,  shoes will last 100,000 miles minimum and drums last forever.  I know rear drums are harder to work on but the truth is they need very little attention.    I am amazed how much cleaner my rear brakes are with winter tyres on (steel wheels, and wheel trims ) due to much better protection than alloys give.

Strange that the service guy advised jet washing brakes,  that is certain to push water past seals and bellows and cause even more rusting and trouble - It seems that service people are not what they used to be (a lot of them used to actually be interested in cars rather than just a day job - sounds like your guy was selling double glazing earlier in his career)).  Sounds like the guy was actually trying to shift the blame on to you for not jet-washing and otherwise 'maintaining' the brakes.    As I said before the whole thing was a very poor show,  all they want to  do is sell new cars and change the oil (although I would not even trust that guy to change the oil) and charge exhorbitant prices.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Ringing squeal noise from rear - ideas?
« Last post by Rory on Today at 02:38:50 PM »
To close this out, as they say: Had a bit of back and forth with the dealer service manager but it's clear my dissatisfaction with their inability to find the problem first time or that the vehicle health check is so superficial that it misses something like this, is getting through to him.  Not to mention that the problem arose in the first place, but perhaps it is just one of things - no-one seems to even spray brake cleaner on brakes anymore, never mind actually service them.

Anyway it was playing on my mind so got the car in there this morning and they changed the rear pads and discs and they very pointedly mentioned a build-up of dirt in the caliper was causing uneven pad wear.

Unfortunately neither the service manager or the dealer principal were in today but the service advisor took it upon himself to try and re-run the whole argument.  I didn't really want to go there so just paid up.

He advised we should jet-wash the calipers, which I have to say is counter to what I'd have thought was a good idea.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Honda Healthcheck
« Last post by Rory on Today at 02:28:56 PM »
I had a free health check when I had my airbags replaced. They pointed out that my front tyres were getting to the point of needing replaced, but no pressure to let them do it.
I also got a free courtesy car both times mine went in for recall work.

Same as our 2014 Jazz recent experience.  They got the tyre size wrong though so I've no idea if the price they quoted was correct or not.   If you can't, or don't want, to check the car yourself then by all means get the garage to do it but bear in mind the main thing they're doing is looking for a way to get money out of you.

I was miffed (as detailed in another thread) that they didn't find a problem with the rear brakes even though the noise from the rear had been highlighted.  Brakes were given "green" on the report.

At a second look they found one of the inside rear pads 95% worn.  They were at pains to point out the health check is done on the ground and is a quick visual check.  I'm unhappy about a process that can OK the brakes without them being more completely examined.

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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: 1.5 i-VTEC Sport Navi CVT.......
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 02:28:23 PM »
Lovely car. I love the black wheels. Seems a deeper red than the 67 plate I had as a courtesy car.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: 1.5 i-VTEC Sport Navi CVT.......
« Last post by John A on Today at 02:08:44 PM »
Collected the Jazz Sport Navi CVT yesterday.

Hope you continue to enjoy your new car  ;)
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: 1.5 i-VTEC Sport Navi CVT.......
« Last post by JazzandJag on Today at 12:45:45 PM »
Collected the Jazz Sport Navi CVT yesterday. First impressions are very good. It drives very well and the LED headlamps look very nice but I have yet to try them in the dark. However the foglights are halogen!  The gloss black wheels not only look good but I shall worry far less about them than the diamond cut ones on my previous EX. Still getting used to not having keyless entry and climate control and I may investigate aftermarket reverse cameras if in a week or two I consider one a necessity.

On the road all worries about lack of initial acceleration when pulling out etc have gone and in contrast you sometimes have to be careful not to trigger the traction control if it is damp. Overall I am delighted with the car and the sales experience with Listers Honda Solihull
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New Members / New member and new Jazz CVT
« Last post by Mankie on Today at 11:54:48 AM »
Hi all, got my new grey EX 1.3 CVT two days ago and very pleased with it, lots of luverly tech to play with  :P 
Been driving automatics for many years now as my left knee aches a lot after a drive around town in a manual and it's one less distraction when finding my way around a strange town.  An Essex boy for the first 65 years and now a 'blow in' for 6 years in Norn Iron.  Had a couple of Nissan cvts in the past and they were good, (Berlingo dsg ok apart from the 2nd to 3rd head jerk for all on board 8)) so knew what to expect and if anything it's better than the Nissans.  I like the cinema style lifting seat squabs in the back - easier to get my friend's folding wheelchair in there than in the boot.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Now I have seen it all.
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 11:16:49 AM »
That car parked on the pavement made me laugh. There is a Toyota Yaris near us who parks the whole car on the pavement. It's never been booked from what I can see.

Puts my auto idle stop brake light conundrum in a CVT into some sort of perspective!
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