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  1. Sorry if this is placed in the wrong forum but really need some help. I brought a second hand car from a dealer and when buying it we left but he said he has not finished cleaning it. Now the paint has faded dramatically on it and looks rubbish. Thinking he left some sort of polish or colour restorer on it. (It has only faded on bonnet, left hand side & fule cap.. oh and some on roof) and my question is... Is it savable or does it need to be re-spraid or wrapped? I have tried washing it with fine and rougher cloths and sponges and also tried buffing it but with no success.
  2. I'm not well-versed in car knowledge, and this is a loaner vehicle, I drive a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, rims got kinda banged up. Searched online through Tire Rack for the rim type, but couldn't really find it. They're Hyundai brand, and judging by the info on the owner's manual, they're 6.0Jx15. Tire stores and auto repair shops want info such as the metal its made of (aluminum or steel), which determines whether they can straighten it up, or I'll have to pay for tire or wheel replacement altogether.
  3. To change oil and have maintanence is different process from turn OFF the service indicator. I know that not everyone cares about if the service indicator is ON or OFF as long as he/she did the maintenance on time, but I’m a little bit OCD, I don’t want any unnecessary light ON. So if you are like me, maybe this article can be a great help. First ignition ON but don’t start the vehicle. Choose the correct car model on the Pad(Topdon Artipad), in this case, mine is MERCEDES-BENZ--Passenger-Software Reset--Auto Scan--Maybach--Confirm maintanence. And then the most important step, choose the correct oil(229.1 or 229.3 or 229.5) When it says done, the service indicator goes OFF.
  4. In some cases, even when you have done the maintenance service, the service light still ON, and display the number of miles or amount of time until the next required service interval, so you would need to turn OFF it manually. While the process will vary slightly depending on the model, trim, and model year of your BMW, and my example here is BMW 5, F10. Preparation work: Step on and release the clutch if it’s manual transmission. Keep the car still Parking brake ON Shift to N for manual transmission Shift to P for Auto For turn on the service indicator yourself, you need a tool to do it. I use my Topdon Artipad. Choose Oil Reset---> 5 Series--->5`_F10/F11/F18, you would need to choose the correct chassis. Then in the software reset menu, there are options like engine oil, front brake, vehicle test, brake fluid, vehicle test date change and so on. I would use engine oil and vehicle test date change as example. Tap on engine oil--->yes, done !!! Tap on vehicle test date change, there will be a recommended date on screen, just input that date, and this is done. Is this just so fast and simple? You don’t need to drive to dealer’s to let them do this work and give them easy money.
  5. I own a 1992 Jeep Wrangler that I'm currently trying to fix up. A major problem is that my the gauges and lights on my dashboard don't work correctly. My MPH and RPM gauges work fine, but my gas gauge and the three gauges next to it don't. they just sit at about a 1/4 full. Also the lights on my dashboard don't turn on when my headlights are on. So like when I'm driving at night with my headlights on my dashboard is pitch black. The lights have come on randomly before, but then don't work again the next time i drive with my headlights. Can anyone tell me how to fix these problems to help me on the path to getting my car like new again? Thank you!
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