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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

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Noggin and Natter - pre-event chat - Old Bell at Grazeley (part of hotel) 7:30pm 19th October

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10 Sep 2019 14:20 #213355 by Bill Portland
I've found 2 consistent ways to connect with android auto : 1. Plug phone in, turn ignition on then wait for it to connect before starting engine. 2. Start engine, then plug phone in. If either method fails {either works perfectly for me) unplug phone, switch engine off, remove key, open door, lock car, wait a while, unlock car, and try again.

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10 Sep 2019 17:58 #213380 by Andy2640

Bill Portland wrote: I've found 2 consistent ways to connect with android auto : 1. Plug phone in, turn ignition on then wait for it to connect before starting engine. 2. Start engine, then plug phone in. If either method fails {either works perfectly for me) unplug phone, switch engine off, remove key, open door, lock car, wait a while, unlock car, and try again.


Wow! That is a major "Faff".

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.

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10 Sep 2019 20:43 #213399 by Soeley
Not had any problems with Android Auto, but I don't use it that often. It connects best if you give the unit 30 seconds or so to fully boot up before connecting your phone.

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10 Sep 2019 21:14 #213401 by Gadget
I've had the odd problem with it connecting, usually if I plug in immediately after turning the car on. Once that happens, it's a major faff to get working again. As others have said, best to wait until the unit has completely started up and the radio starts playing before connecting.

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18 Sep 2019 20:15 #213688 by Bill Portland

Bob1050 wrote:

Bill Portland wrote: Funnily enough, autoglass repaired a chip in mine today. Not terribly successfully and I'm waiting for someone to come and check it cos its worse than it was. I guess they'll say they tried, but that I need a new windscreen. I wonder if they'll have original Suzuki replacements or some generic make (and which is best)?


I understand that Autoglass (and their competitors) do not fit 'genuine Suzuki' windscreens - but then again, how many windscreen manufacturers exist that would tool up to make a few Jimny windscreens. I suspect all Jimny windscreens (for new build and replacement) all come from just one or two factories in the world.

The current fashion for saving weight/saving costs/saving the planet seems to be making windscreens ever more easily chipped/fractured.

Regarding Bill's concern about his repaired windscreen - your discussion will likely revolve around "the repair is structurally sound (the bonding) and guaranteed - but the cosmetic appearance was the best we could do in the circumstances". If your Jimny requires a new windscreen - the 'fully loaded/sensor' windscreen - the fitter will have to recalibrate your sensors - and Autoglass will advise you that if they are not successful then it's your problem to resolve at the Suzuki dealers. Sometimes basic and poverty spec cars have their attractions/benefits.


That's exactly how the discussion went. I was unhappy with the repair and got them back and they agreed to replace the windscreen. They're fitting a genuine Suzuki one next week but they can't calibrate the ADAS so my Suzuki dealer is doing that afterwards for the price of £39.95 which is being picked up by autoglass (and no doubt passed on to my insurer).

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19 Sep 2019 16:34 #213710 by Bob1050

Bill Portland wrote:

Bob1050 wrote:

Bill Portland wrote: Funnily enough, autoglass repaired a chip in mine today. Not terribly successfully and I'm waiting for someone to come and check it cos its worse than it was. I guess they'll say they tried, but that I need a new windscreen. I wonder if they'll have original Suzuki replacements or some generic make (and which is best)?


I understand that Autoglass (and their competitors) do not fit 'genuine Suzuki' windscreens - but then again, how many windscreen manufacturers exist that would tool up to make a few Jimny windscreens. I suspect all Jimny windscreens (for new build and replacement) all come from just one or two factories in the world.

The current fashion for saving weight/saving costs/saving the planet seems to be making windscreens ever more easily chipped/fractured.

Regarding Bill's concern about his repaired windscreen - your discussion will likely revolve around "the repair is structurally sound (the bonding) and guaranteed - but the cosmetic appearance was the best we could do in the circumstances". If your Jimny requires a new windscreen - the 'fully loaded/sensor' windscreen - the fitter will have to recalibrate your sensors - and Autoglass will advise you that if they are not successful then it's your problem to resolve at the Suzuki dealers. Sometimes basic and poverty spec cars have their attractions/benefits.


That's exactly how the discussion went. I was unhappy with the repair and got them back and they agreed to replace the windscreen. They're fitting a genuine Suzuki one next week but they can't calibrate the ADAS so my Suzuki dealer is doing that afterwards for the price of £39.95 which is being picked up by autoglass (and no doubt passed on to my insurer).


Oh no! Someone (Bill) agrees with me on a public forum! On a more serious note - thanks to Bill for updating us and trust others find the info of interest and value. We trust Bill's Jimny is fully restored to ex-factory condition.

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21 Sep 2019 09:02 - 21 Sep 2019 09:03 #213757 by DAGZOOK
I’m currently at the Newport Suzuki dealership having my 2000mile check up. In the time that I’ve been here, two customers have come in enquiring about a gen.4 jimny! One of which has just given a £500 deposit, with the re-assurance to have one shortly. We all know what the waiting lists are like at the moment, most dealerships have stopped taking deposits!

It feels good to be a Gen. 4 owner, no regrets what so ever.
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21 Sep 2019 09:38 #213759 by Bill Portland

DAGZOOK wrote: I’m currently at the Newport Suzuki dealership having my 2000mile check up. In the time that I’ve been here, two customers have come in enquiring about a gen.4 jimny! One of which has just given a £500 deposit, with the re-assurance to have one shortly. We all know what the waiting lists are like at the moment, most dealerships have stopped taking deposits!

It feels good to be a Gen. 4 owner, no regrets what so ever.

Have you asked about the pull away noise and/or the auto headlights (if you suffer from either)?

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21 Sep 2019 11:21 #213760 by DAGZOOK
Bill, yes I mentioned both. The micro grind noise has only exposed itself a couple of times to me, I heard it whilst on a 400mile trip around north Wales. The only way to replicate it is to pull up a hill in first under load.

Also mentioned the ridiculously sensitive auto headlights.

Both issues were instantly mocked and played down. I expressed my concerns and got the service managers details. They told me that they couldn’t replicate either fault and gave me a fault diagnosis print out. I suggest if enough of us are suffering from the same issues, we collaborate and go for the jugular. Not overly impressed with my first main dealer experience.
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24 Sep 2019 13:46 #213814 by Bill Portland

Bob1050 wrote:

Bill Portland wrote:

Bob1050 wrote:

Bill Portland wrote: Funnily enough, autoglass repaired a chip in mine today. Not terribly successfully and I'm waiting for someone to come and check it cos its worse than it was. I guess they'll say they tried, but that I need a new windscreen. I wonder if they'll have original Suzuki replacements or some generic make (and which is best)?


I understand that Autoglass (and their competitors) do not fit 'genuine Suzuki' windscreens - but then again, how many windscreen manufacturers exist that would tool up to make a few Jimny windscreens. I suspect all Jimny windscreens (for new build and replacement) all come from just one or two factories in the world.

The current fashion for saving weight/saving costs/saving the planet seems to be making windscreens ever more easily chipped/fractured.

Regarding Bill's concern about his repaired windscreen - your discussion will likely revolve around "the repair is structurally sound (the bonding) and guaranteed - but the cosmetic appearance was the best we could do in the circumstances". If your Jimny requires a new windscreen - the 'fully loaded/sensor' windscreen - the fitter will have to recalibrate your sensors - and Autoglass will advise you that if they are not successful then it's your problem to resolve at the Suzuki dealers. Sometimes basic and poverty spec cars have their attractions/benefits.


That's exactly how the discussion went. I was unhappy with the repair and got them back and they agreed to replace the windscreen. They're fitting a genuine Suzuki one next week but they can't calibrate the ADAS so my Suzuki dealer is doing that afterwards for the price of £39.95 which is being picked up by autoglass (and no doubt passed on to my insurer).


Oh no! Someone (Bill) agrees with me on a public forum! On a more serious note - thanks to Bill for updating us and trust others find the info of interest and value. We trust Bill's Jimny is fully restored to ex-factory condition.

Autoglass replaced the windscreen today (with a genuine suzuki one) and also recalibrated the ADAS system themselves. Between me booking it in and today they had received the necessary parts to do the recalibration. So all is well in the world again.
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24 Sep 2019 14:06 #213815 by CC Baxter
Good to hear all is well Bill. I suspect recalibration is nothing more than a paper target on the wall and then through a built in setting mode adjusting to suit. I bet Martin can find out.
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24 Sep 2019 14:15 #213816 by Bill Portland

CC Baxter wrote: Good to hear all is well Bill. I suspect recalibration is nothing more than a paper target on the wall and then through a built in setting mode adjusting to suit. I bet Martin can find out.
Chris

Apparently there is a static calibration followed by a dynamic one, they took it out for a drive for the dynamic one. May be just a test that it's working?
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