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by Boroboy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Disabling Auto Stop
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Disabling Auto Stop

I have an auto too, got to say I don't mind mine, once you get used to it being linked to your brake pedal, instead of clutch. I just tend to pop it in neutral (stops the s/s coming on). Although on average my s/s only works around half of the time anyway, that's been the case with the last 3 s/s ca...
by Boroboy
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Time to wave bye to the Astra?
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: Time to wave bye to the Astra?

I have no issues buying electric when the times is right. I'd need at least 150 miles from a full charge to make it worth my while. I have no issue buying a nearly new used one either. Theoretically they should be more reliable than a combustion engine, as they should be less to go wrong. Unfortunat...
by Boroboy
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Time to wave bye to the Astra?
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: Time to wave bye to the Astra?

So called "premium brands", are not without issues too. You are paying extra for the badge. Ford's previous "powershift", auto box was woeful and dangerous at times. They've had loads of issues with their ecoboost engines. I personally think Ford are over priced too. I've owned a...
by Boroboy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Astra 2018.5 + Elite Nav + Collision Alert
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Astra 2018.5 + Elite Nav + Collision Alert

You can normally turn it off during every ignition cycle if you want to.
I leave it on min sensitivity setting, not had an issue with it so far.
by Boroboy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Fitting leather seats
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: Fitting leather seats

I didn't know about pre-tensioners until after I'd replaced my seats and the airbag illumination :lol: They certainly serve an important purpose though.
by Boroboy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Fitting leather seats
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: Fitting leather seats

Ok sussed it,i hate a mystery lol early cars have the pre-tensioner on the buckle (as expected) intermediate cars have it on the retractor at the seat frame on late cars it's part of the retractor (see pic) i've found a safety data sheet for as well, phew :ugeek: Untitled picture.png Must have chan...
by Boroboy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Fitting leather seats
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: Fitting leather seats

casuk wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:30 am
boo you win some you loss some
:lol:
At least you can return them, I'm sure you'll get there in the end.
I once bought a driver's seat for a previous Astra H, wouldn't fit and couldn't return it either. Spent a good few months within the back of my garage :lol:
by Boroboy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Fitting leather seats
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: Fitting leather seats

The pretensioners are fine mate on both I know what to look for when the blow, my seats are 2016 and the leathers are from an 18, but after doing some reading there are some 18plates with my seat set up and some 17plates the same set up as the 18plate leathers i bought, I think the seat can be diff...
by Boroboy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Fitting leather seats
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: Fitting leather seats

The later cars (mine is late 2018) DO NOT have seat belt pretensioners I dont know when the changed probably to save money So if yours did you will get an airbag fault showing You could swop them over with the wiring Are pre-tensioners not a legal requirement now? I think the earlier K's have them,...
by Boroboy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Main Astra K chat
Topic: Fitting leather seats
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: Fitting leather seats

Mine is a 2018 model, just checked, see pic 2. Does not look like it has pre-tensioners fitted, comparing it to breaker parts online.
Pic one, I don't seem to have that plug on my seat the one you showed on earlier pictures. Mine is an SRI model too. I've checked both sides, no plug.