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post #146 of 428 (permalink) Old 29th November 2007
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Hi Piddle - are you referring to miles or Kilometers
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post #147 of 428 (permalink) Old 5th December 2007
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Hi I'm a Virgin poster!!!

I've had my 02 VS 2.2dCi for 3 years now and it's generally a great car. My son plays ice hockey as a goalie and it's one of the few cars which can take his kit. I'd like to change it for something newer with less miles but what is there after you've had a VS???

Life hasn't always been good. Car in my MD for a new intercooler after getting "Fault in Injection System messages" whilst on a trip to darkest Cheshire. Hopefully this will return it to full health at least for a while.
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post #148 of 428 (permalink) Old 8th December 2007
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I reckon you've got three alternatives - another VS, there are a few late ones around registered on 05 and 55 plates - or a Fiat Croma, looks like that has suffered even more depreciation wise than the VS, and lasted an even shorter time in RHD form - or a late Mercedes W124 estate, L to N reg. They last forever, and unlike the later ones, don't go rusty. Had my 54 plate VS for just over two years now - I've done 50 of the 60k on the clock and extended the warranty through Renault to 5 years/100k miles. XCouldn't bear the thought of driving a VS that wasn't under a decent warranty. Will probably go back to an older Merc when I change the VS - have goneoff Renaults today after shutting the door on my other half's Grand Scenic and watching the window drop off the runner and fall down in the door frame. Not happy.
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Love the VS but cant believe a side light bulb replacement is a main dealer job, according to the manual anyway.

I had a quick look under the bonnet, and indeed, the headlight clusters are buried in the engine bay with no obvious way to get to any of the bulbs!

Soon renault will make it so the bonnet itself can only be opened by the main dealer, so that even to top up the water, you have to have you wallet hit!

Has anyone changed their sidelight bulb themselfs here?
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Changing bulb/lights etc

If you go to vel_satis_uk : Vel Satis UK
and look under Files, there are one or two useful pdf files for the Vel Satis, you need the one titled Vel_ Electrical.pdf
Good luck!
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