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    Thought Id try and repair my broken vent today

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    I wrapped a small piece of card in 3m body tape and jammed it inside the vent so at least the inside wouldn't need sanding down

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    Put some bondloc on - couldnt do it in one go so let the first application go hard a bit then added some more

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    Once it was all cured I used a lollipo stick with wet and dry wrapped round it to "file" it down back into shape - voila! Hopefully this will doscourage it from being pushed in again if anyone touches it

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    Managed to get the rest of the vent out the car - like all the other plastics its horribly sticky

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    Not finished yet but after a good scrub combined with my new anti sticky spray its beginning to look a lot better

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    After having a read of www.my348.com and noticing that now and again one of my headlights popped up slightly after the other I started wondering about my relays. Took a lot of hunting about as all the relay nos have been superceded so after a call to Bosch Technical Assistance I now have the current part nos.

    0 332 204 101 is now 0 332 209 151

    0 332 014 113 is now 0 332 019 151

    0 332 014 140 is now 0 332 019 151 (same as above)

    0 332 015 006 -> has stayed the same

    The top 3 you can buy from
    http://www.carparts4less.co.uk/ and the last one I've contacted a company called http://www.leylandauto.com.

    I only ordered 4 of the 0 332 209 151 as an experiment so here goes...

    In the footwell just pull back the carpet and using a slotted screwdriver twist the llocking screws at the top (similar to the cover panels in the front boot). One thing i did notice is that I'm missing one :-( Once both undo it just hinges down to reveal the circuit board

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    One interesting thing is there is a diagram - although a bit confusing - explaining what each relay does attached to the underside of the flap. This is supposed to be my reference photo for restoring it back to original after I messed it up but I took it too far away and for the time being everything is working! LOL

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    Contrary to my original plan of doing the headlights curiosity got the better of me and I replaced the 4 relays as recommended on my348 which are for the left and right injectors and the left and right fuel pumps. Here's a pic AFTER I did it - they are the brown ones

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    I was expecting them to be difficult to pull out so was quite surprised at how easily they came out - the Bosch replacements are ever so slightly bigger but still fit quite happily. - Here's the original and new ones side by side...

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    Once done I had the usual fear of trepedition as I set off on a test drive......

    Some of you may be thinking don't waste your money fixing things which ain't broke so so was it worth doing? ABSOLUTELY!!!!!! TBH I wasnt expecting anything noticeable but all I can say is WOW!! Whenever I had started the car in the past it had always cranked slightly then fired up - not a problem so no worries. However, when you turn the ignition key now it fires absolutely immediately. With regard to driving it is noticeably smoother under acceleration :-) Always a difficult call when you think there is an improvement in case its just in your head so when my Mrs took the car out this afternoon I asked her if she thought anything felt different and she thought it drove smoother and better than ever so there you go! Ive now bought all the other relays so as soon as they arrive Ill be doing all of them.

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    Interesting Jeff , how much are the relays. Never thought of changing them. Always give them a wriggle if I have any problems,

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    Theyre about 6.50 each from carparts4less and thats for a genuine Bosch relay. Well worth it IMO

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    Better see how many I need then mate, is there a code on them

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    Guess its the long number across the middle

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    You need to check in your owners manual but for the benfit of 348 owners heres all the numbers....

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    I think Id better point out that the original photo I posted was wrong above and one of those relays is the oil radiator fan - should look like below if just doing the injectors and pumps - gonna change that tomorrow and see if it improves things further - think I must of struck lucky with getting the dicky side :-) I dont think it helps that my fuse board is upside to how its shown in the owners manual!!! :-( Either way just replace one at a time rather than pull loads out then read the number and replace with the correct relay

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    Got an unexpected delivery today - yay!

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    Decided to do the front luggage compartment box first so printed off the diagram and list of relays as a double check

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    Theres only 2 types in there the ...113 which are swpaped for the brown ones and the ...101 which are swapped for the purple ones. You can do it without removing the carpet but you do have to be a bit of a contortionist!!! I took the front ones out first but didnt replace them then did the back ones then worked forward again replacing them which gave my hands a bit more room.

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    Once the front box was done I moved back to the step pad box but realised I'm still 4 relays short so will be getting an order in for some more! :-(

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