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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Main Beam Assist
« Last post by ColinB on Today at 10:43:54 AM »

Rule 114 does not specify the transmission type so is a typical HC rule fudge, advice with no standing in law. When the HC is backed by law it states "You must".

Respectfully suggest you need to revise the Highway Code. I only quoted part of Rule 114 before, in full it is:

"Rule 114
You MUST NOT

- use any lights in a way which would dazzle or cause discomfort to other road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders
- use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves to avoid dazzling other road users (see Rule 226).

In stationary queues of traffic, drivers should apply the parking brake and, once the following traffic has stopped, take their foot off the footbrake to deactivate the vehicle brake lights. This will minimise glare to road users behind until the traffic moves again.

Law RVLR reg 27"
(That's here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/1796/regulation/27/made)

So I read the "should" bit as advice to avoid infringing the "must" bit. It's your choice whether you wish to follow that advice or not, but your view doesn't alter the fact that auto drivers cannot comply with this unless they wish to continue polluting the atmosphere when stopped, which seems very odd to me. Maybe the next revision of the HC will include something about minimising pollution.
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Traffic light timing
« Last post by culzean on Today at 10:17:28 AM »
While UK are going back to crossroads with traffic lights and putting traffic lights on islands other countries are welcoming islands as the best thing since sliced bread and building them apace. IMHO traffic / road engineers just like to mess with things,  and I am sure in most UK councils they get brown envelopes from traffic light companies.  At one local island the engineers put up a short section of black plastic slats like a vertical venetian blind on one of the approach roads - I queried it and they said it was to block the drivers view of the island and make them stop - one problem,  as you approached the island and got within 20 feet you could see the island through the slats anyway, even our local MP criticised it, as it cost over 140,000 ( about 8 years ago ) - it is now falling apart and makes a right eyesore,  and did it prevent accidents, no evidence that it did.

https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Safety/roundabouts/BasicFacts.htm

Above USA article claims that studies have shown that islands can improve traffic flow 30 to 50%.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Jump start
« Last post by culzean on Today at 09:41:24 AM »
Hi, does anyone know whether on the mark 3 jump leads can be used to jump start another car, I am aware that on some cars it can damage the electronics. Many thanks.

jump starting from another battery should be fine as voltage is not more than 12 volts.  Connect positive clamp to bad battery first and then positive to donor battery, then negative to bad battery and then negative to donor battery ( this is to make sure you don't short any of the clips to each other or bodywork.

When bad car is running unclip negative from each battery first and then positive from either battery (again to make sure nothing shorts together - when you drop booster cables that are still attached to both terminals of either one battery and the clamps short together you will get an almighty spark ).

If you are not in a hurry it is better sometimes to run the engine on the donor car and not try to start the bad car straight away but just charge the battery up and then disconnect leads before trying to start the bad car.

 I have a device that consists of a long length ( about 8 metres) of twin cable with a cigarette lighter socket plug on each end and a red light on each end, it is meant to plug into both donor and bad car and while the cables only carry about 10 amps max, it can be used to top up another cars battery enough to start the car. Where did I get it from ? I found it on a carpark - maybe someone used it and forgot to pick it up.
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In Car Entertainment / Re: 2012 Jazz ES radio will not work.
« Last post by Greengiraffe on Today at 09:29:12 AM »
www.hondaradiocodes.com doesn't work, icon just keeps going around and even though they sent me an email that my request for a code had been processed when I clicked on the link it still took me back to the 'processing' screen with the icon going around.  Anyone else used them and had a different experience?  Thanks
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Main Beam Assist
« Last post by culzean on Today at 09:27:06 AM »
Every auto car I have ever driven needed the foot brake to be depressed to start it (even in park) this is because torque converter never disconnects  drive completely and will creep at tickover and surge forward if throttle is pressed while starting, it is a double safety in case 'park' locking pin broken or not engaged because mechanically seized.  So it follows that footbrake is used to hold car in traffic if park not engaged. Idle stop just complicates things on an auto, meaning that interlocks have to be provided to cover a variety of situation that would not normally happen.

That explains why it's a good idea to have a brake engaged when an auto car is stopped with the engine running, but not why it has to be the footbrake. You would get the same result by applying the parking brake, and arguably that would be safer because it avoids the possibility of the car moving unexpectedly if the driver's foot slips off the pedal. Back to Rule 114 again that specifically requires the use of the parking brake.

Handbrakes on vehicles not good enough to hold against an auto box that has decided it wants to take off.  The idea of using the footbrake is also because your left foot should be out of action on an auto and the right foot cannot press the accelerator while it is pressing the brake.

My wifes Fiat Punto CVT had a magnetic powder clutch instead of a torque converter, it was absolutely great as it disconnected the drive like a normal clutch and was silky smooth on takeoff (the power to clutch magnet was ramped up and the magnetic powder first started to stick together and then went solid - like the lock-up on a torque converter ) it was the best bit of the car.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Main Beam Assist
« Last post by Downsizer on Today at 09:25:30 AM »
Every auto car I have ever driven needed the foot brake to be depressed to start it (even in park) this is because torque converter never disconnects  drive completely and will creep at tickover and surge forward if throttle is pressed while starting, it is a double safety in case 'park' locking pin broken or not engaged because mechanically seized.  So it follows that footbrake is used to hold car in traffic if park not engaged. Idle stop just complicates things on an auto, meaning that interlocks have to be provided to cover a variety of situation that would not normally happen.

That explains why it's a good idea to have a brake engaged when an auto car is stopped with the engine running, but not why it has to be the footbrake. You would get the same result by applying the parking brake, and arguably that would be safer because it avoids the possibility of the car moving unexpectedly if the driver's foot slips off the pedal. Back to Rule 114 again that specifically requires the use of the parking brake.
I think the answer lies in the old KISS adage - Keep It Simple Stupid.  By tying the auto-stop to the brake pedal alone on the CVT keeps the circuitry as simple as possible.  Simplicity leads to reliability.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Creaking
« Last post by Skyrider on Today at 09:24:47 AM »
You could try some silicone spray (on a cloth so it doesn't go everywhere) applied to the door seals. I had this problem on my 1.3 drivers door, the silicone was an instant fix so I did all the door seals.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Main Beam Assist
« Last post by Skyrider on Today at 09:21:35 AM »
Every auto car I have ever driven needed the foot brake to be depressed to start it (even in park) this is because torque converter never disconnects  drive completely and will creep at tickover and surge forward if throttle is pressed while starting, it is a double safety in case 'park' locking pin broken or not engaged because mechanically seized.  So it follows that footbrake is used to hold car in traffic if park not engaged. Idle stop just complicates things on an auto, meaning that interlocks have to be provided to cover a variety of situation that would not normally happen.

That explains why it's a good idea to have a brake engaged when an auto car is stopped with the engine running, but not why it has to be the footbrake. You would get the same result by applying the parking brake, and arguably that would be safer because it avoids the possibility of the car moving unexpectedly if the driver's foot slips off the pedal. Back to Rule 114 again that specifically requires the use of the parking brake.

Rule 114 does not specify the transmission type so is a typical HC rule fudge, advice with no standing in law. When the HC is backed by law it states "You must".
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Creaking
« Last post by Roddy0000 on Today at 09:20:04 AM »
Hi
Got a creaking noise that has appeared when driving, almost like a body creek,  appears to be coming from passenger side top area behind the seat maybe, comes and goes a bit so no good taking it to a dealer, has anyone else had this problem. Many thanks.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Jump start
« Last post by Roddy0000 on Today at 08:44:30 AM »
Hi, does anyone know whether on the mark 3 jump leads can be used to jump start another car, I am aware that on some cars it can damage the electronics. Many thanks. 
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