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Hi all,
Delighted to have collected my new Yeti, 2.0 Tdi,DSG,4X4,Elegance on thursday and having put a couple of hundred miles on it now am getting to know my way around it a bit better.

Before I contact the dealer on monday with my queries maybe someone out there can answer my questions without me making a fool of myself with the dealer.

The handbook seems to say that for 10 secs after switching on ignition that the Maxidot display shows how far & how long to its next service is due, mine doesn't !!.

I can go into "settings" & then "service" & then "info" which then tells me .... Service in - - - miles or - - - days, there are no figures in there telling me when the service is actually due. My guess is that the Dealer hasn't set it up correctly after doing the PDI or is there another explanation please??

I have found the "second speed indicator" on the Maxidot a bit odd to be in kph but having read postings on this am sure I will come to ignore it as other do .



Thanks in anticipation of a knowledgeable reply or two......Alan
 

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Mine doesn't either, unless I go into the menu and look for it.All my UK vehicles have also shown KPH, I think it's an EU requirement that they must be able to, even if you change settings so as not to show anything but MPH.
 

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My Yeti does not show the service details on start up either, the handbook covers all variants, all extras and all countries so it may do so elsewhere. There is a sensor in the engine that monitors the condition of the oil, on mine the days are counting down as expected, but the miles to the next service are reducing at a slower rate than thatat which they are increasing (hope that makes sense). I did change my car to MPH on the maxidot but changed it back again (details in Techincal...VCDS).

One tip you may find useful with the cold mornings, if a frost is expected the next day when you remove the ignition key for the last time of the day, just nudge the wiper stalk. It will put the wipers at 12 o'clock (service position), then the next day you can lift the wipers without catching the bonnet when you scrape the windscreen.
 

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Hi mine yeti does not show the details on start up, but if I remember correctly from my old yeti it will do when the service is getting near. If you are on the variable service it will take a while for it to workout when you need a service and start the count down, look at it after you have enjoyed it for a week or two
 

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Assuming the service interval system is similar to that used on the Octavia it's only shown when the ignition is switched on, from 1500, or is it 1000 miles, to the service and is shown in increments of 100miles.




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Thanks All,
i was told that mine is on variable servicing so it makes sense that it won't know how soon it needs its first service until I have driven it for a few hundred miles or so. Will check it again after 1-2k miles.I like the practical touches like storage areas in the boot,under seat etc. have already fitted plastic bootliner,£25 + £5.99 postage from Carmats4U.com, had mats & mudflaps put on by the dealer so only need a pair of roof bars & then all kitted out.Can anyone recommend a good pair other than the Skoda ones at £140 ish?

I am tempted by Skoda built-in satnavs on e-bay for £300ish,presumably taken from right-off cars,but has anyone ideas on fitting costs,either at Skoda dealer or by an independant? A good Garmin or TomTom can be near to £200 & you always have problems of charging up,security,etc

Thanks again..Alan
 

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Mine showed the number of days and milage before it left the forecourt (2012 build)but you have to go through the menu on the maxidot

Here's a decent Tom Tom for £90 half price

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_839817_langId_-1_categoryId_165685

Instead of taking your car to bits, you could spend the rest of the money you saved on some Thule bars. I got mine from Ebay you need a 775 foot. How about these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/thule-775-roof-rack-/121022384071?pt=UK_Car_Accessories_Touring_Travel&hash=item1c2d7f07c7
 

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They are properly reconditionedunits, and don't forget that the roof lining will have to come down to fit the satnav areal
 

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Hi, this may depend of a country, but here in Croatia Skoda and VW cars are set so that count down begins 30 days in advance. That means it counts 30, 29,28 etc day before the date of service. And first few sec after turning on an engine you can see a small wrench blinking on the display. By the way, overhere, service intervals are each 12 months.
 

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Hi all,
Service Interval Display now kicked into life,( only when I go into maxidot & look for it) after about 600 miles & showing first service due at 725 days & several thousand miles,(can't remember exactly but was about 18k)

On the subject of retro-fitting a Skoda satnav,either Amundsen or Columbus,is there anyone out there who knows of a good installer,car audio specialist or auto-electrician,within say 30-40 miles of Manchester/Halifax/Blackburn areas who i could talk to regarding installation costs for one off e-bay.Several people have told me you don't need to strip roof lining to get GPS antenna up there & can get a compatable antenna off e-bay for about £10 which will work well under the dash.

Any help appreciated, Regards Alan
 

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