I have been roped into helping my ma sort out her new shopping trolley. (1999 V - Laguna Phase II RXE)
I have noticed a couple of problems that I would like to sort out.
OK, first problem is Engine, or more specifically the engine type.
The block is stamped F3R K6 and the first digits of the vin are OVF1B56L
Here is the offending article. I think it's the 8v variety.
The insuarnce documentation states 16v. Is there any way of verifying the original fitment? I am thinking maybe an engine swap at some point?
Problem's 2,3 and4 are all related.
The Automatic climate control doesnt light up, nor does the odometer on the instrument panel. I assume they are Osram twist fit bulbs? Any specific type I should get?
The Haynes mentions removing the steering wheel to access the instrument cluster...surely not!?
Also, the instrumentation panel dims to the point of zero visibility when the headlights are switched on.
I have done a few searches, but I can't find the right combination of words for my problems.
thanks in advance