12v socket in the boot.

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Vayerr
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Post by Vayerr » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:08 pm

Brilliant design isn't it?

Since I had most of the lower dashboard off and the centre console, I tried looking for where the cabin filter is. Now I've seen a video about it on YouTube and I don't think there's any chance I'll be replacing it myself. It's as badly designed as the fusebox.
I feel sorry for the guy who's gonna have to do it when my car is in for servicing.
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Post by Coatgallou » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:37 pm

Certainly not very well designed.
Thankfully the replacing of fuses isn't a regular event. I can't remember the last time I needed to change one. The board ought to be located where it can be accessed easily.
Not for the faint hearted.

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Post by GRANDLANDX68 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:33 am

I did change my Cabin air filter and its not easy to get to. I would say make sure you wear gloves when you do it otherwise you will rip your hands to pieces. As you have both said this area has been designed badly and luckily we don't need to access it to often.
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Coatgallou
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Post by Coatgallou » Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:50 am

I'll endorse what GRANDLANDX68 says about changing them out, certainly not easy but not the worst of jobs.
Picture 1 shows the filter housing cover, visible after removing the lower trim under the steering wheel.


I managed to get my arm across and removed the cover but pulling the filter was difficult as I could only grip the tab with middle and index finger. Plyers needed, alternatively use of the left arm is easier.
The two electrical connectors, shown on the second picture (orange arrow) can be unplugged and this gives a little more room, (green arrow shows relative position of the filter housing cover) to withdraw the filters.
The filters are bendable enough to manipulate into the housing.

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Post by Mark.C » Mon Jul 18, 2022 2:25 pm

It's been a wee while since I have posted mainly because the car has been fine. I never got around to doing this but at the weekend my hand was forced. A slow puncture and the front 12v socket packed in.

So I followed the instructions on here, taking off the glove box etc etc. It is fairly easy to do but a bit of a faff. Turns out the manual says fuse 32 when in fact is actually fuse 33 as it has been piggybacking to my dashcam. I had every fuse bar the 15amp. Typical. I had to put it all back together, however not doing it in this heat.

Funny thing is I forgot to look for the rear 12v fuse.

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Post by Mark.C » Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:25 pm

Got the front power socket fuse replaced. I went searching for the rear one at the number 7 position. Odd no fuse!

So I put a 15 amp fuse in to it and still no power to the boot 12v socket. Very odd so I took that fuse back out even although the book says that's the right fuse socket.

Mark
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