Hi all, I've just replaced my 156 jtd with a 159 jtdm lusso, I'm very happy with it but it has a few niggles that I want to get sorted so I could do with some advice.
Firstly the car only came with one key, I did knock the price down because of this as my local dealer quoted about £330 for a new one all programed, but i've seen a few second hand keys for sale, is it possible to get them reprogramed to work with my car, I realise the metal blade inside will also need to be changed.
The air con keeps turning back on a minute or so after being turned on but doesnt do it all the time, I've tried setting the temp to different settings but it doesnt seem to have any effect
The car seems to have an auto lock set up when it locks its self after a few minutes if the key isnt in, can I turn this off.
I'd like to fit a hid conversion kit to both dip and main beams as I found them a huge improvement over standard in my 156, is this possible without causing any problems.
Keys - speak to a proper auto locksmith - there is the Auto Locksmiths Association who can direct you to a proper specialist who can recut and recode keys for you. Auto Locksmiths Association :: ALA ::
The Auto-lock when the car relocks itself after a few minutes isn't switchable as far as I know, but if you open a door or the boot it will not relock. Auto-lock via the menu activates the door locks just after you drive off as a security measure to prevent carjacking and stop anyone accessing the boot.
You can also use the menu to set the locks so that one press of the fob only unlocks the drivers door, leaving the boot and all other doors locked. If you press the fob twice in quick succession to unlock then it unlocks all the doors and boot.
Air con as has been said, knows more about misting than a mere human and if the conditions are right will override any manual settings.
HiD headlamps - the main problem is that the conversion kits are illegal, although this is often debated and most people risk it without any problems other than irritating oncoming motorists. From reports on here, 159 lamps seem to work ok with HiD bulbs and Police don't seem too bothered about them as long as they are not so blue as to attract attention. However, I used uprated standard headlamp bulbs (Philips Extreme) and they were plenty bright enough for the type of driving I did. If you change the bulbs in the main beams you need freakishly long, slim fingers (think ET) to complete the job without losing skin as the cowl on the back of the headlamp is very long and narrow.