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hi wondered if any other yeti owners have encountered this.
i have 2014 1.6 tdi greenline ellegence facelift,,it seems this problems only excists on this model.
so the standard stereo is the skoda bolero,mine is now faulty, so looking at getting a replacement or upgrade,it seems from what skoda tell me that with the other yeti models the skoda columbus stereo is the replacement at around £500 fitted,but whilst this will fit in my model of yeti,it will not work due to different wiring,skoda assure me the only stereo that will work in my model is the kenwood dnx 518 dabs,which has dab radio and garmin satnav,so a far supirior stereo to the columbus,kenwood have confirmed this is the only stereo that will work in my yeti model,this stereo is approx £1.000 plus fitting,so thousands of yeti owners of the same yeti model as mine are facing this problem..

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What do you mean by "this model"?
As far as I am aware they should all be pretty much the same for infotainment fittings.
 

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Is your radio the straight forward Bolero with a six disc changer and no sat-nav? When you say problems with this model do you mean the model of radio, or model of Yeti?
My Bolero is getting on for nine years old and works fine, it had a hissy fit when around two years old but was fixed by a battery disconnect/re-connect.
Whoever said a problem faced by thousands may have been talking to their seat cushion.
 

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I think whoever has been "advising" Sherlock, and I use that term very dubiously, has been looking at too many pound signs!

Sherlock, exactly what is the "problem" you are having? You have give us no details. It might also be useful to know where you are in the UK as one of us might know a more reputable "repairer" local to you.

And as has been said, the Bolero unit fitted was the same in whatever model of Yeti. The Greenline didn't get any thing "special", which also seems to confirm that whoever you are talking to doesn't know what he is talking about!
 

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Could it be that Sherlock has asked for a number of features in a replacement that has led to the "recommendation" for the expensive Kenwood unit? A straight replacement of the Bolero would have been much cheaper. Similar is this the only Kenwood that fits Skoda rather than it is specific to a Greenline which is what is implied in the original post?
 

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yes a replacement bolero would be much cheaper,as its just a basic stereo,my model of yeti 1.6 tdi greenline ellegence facelift is a kuxury model,yes the other yetis have steering wheel controls,and yes the kenwood radio is the only better stereo that will work in my model yeti,skoda have been using these as the upgrade since my model yeti began,so yes it is specific to my model,i think the bolero is poor for a luxury car..
 

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What do you mean by "this model"?
As far as I am aware they should all be pretty much the same for infotainment fittings.
What do you mean by "this model"?
As far as I am aware they should all be pretty much the same
i am told by skoda and kenwood that there is a difference in the wiring on the greenline elligence,which means only the kenwood will work,and as i say its approx £1000 plus fitting.
 

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I think whoever has been "advising" Sherlock, and I use that term very dubiously, has been looking at too many pound signs!

Sherlock, exactly what is the "problem" you are having? You have give us no details. It might also be useful to know where you are in the UK as one of us might know a more reputable "repairer" local to you.

And as has been said, the Bolero unit fitted was the same in whatever model of Yeti. The Greenline didn't get any thing "special", which also seems to confirm that whoever you are talking to doesn't know what he is talking about!
i say again the problem is as i am told by skoda and kenwood with my model of yeti there is a wiring difference which means the columbus will fit in my model but will not work,and the kenwood is the only one that will work,but its approx £1.000 plus the fitting,yes main dealers are known for being expensive,but it would not be much different at a car stereo specialist. i live in derby,,skoda say they have been using the kenwood as the upgrade for my model since my model came out,but it seems due to the cost very few owners if any have had ir done,hence few if any used ones come up.
i think the bolero is a cheap stereo for a luxury car..
 

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I think whoever has been "advising" Sherlock, and I use that term very dubiously, has been looking at too many pound signs!

Sherlock, exactly what is the "problem" you are having? You have give us no details. It might also be useful to know where you are in the UK as one of us might know a more reputable "repairer" local to you.

And as has been said, the Bolero unit fitted was the same in whatever model of Yeti. The Greenline didn't get any thing "special", which also seems to confirm that whoever you are talking to doesn't know what he is talking about!
all the other models of yeti as you do have the bolero as standard,but they can be upgraded with the columbus stereo which is a lot cheaper than the kenwood,which due to the wiring difference on my model of yeti only the kenwood will work but at approx twice the price,this wiring diff to me is a very very bad fault that skods should put right,i have conracted them about but still no reply.
 

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Quite frankly, I think whoever is giving you advise doesn't have a clue what they are talking about!

And do I get the impression that the only reason you want to change is because you don't think the Bolero unit is "posh" enough? Perhaps you should bear in mind that your car is 7 years old, and when it was produced the Bolero unit was quite advanced.
 

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i am told by skoda and kenwood that there is a difference in the wiring on the greenline elligence
That's someone having you on, most have the steering wheel controls and those are identical.
 

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The parts list does not seem to recognise the Greenline as being different when it comes to the wiring for the infotainment system but as you would expect it does for the engine compartment as it is the only yeti to have the 1.6 diesel. Was the advice from Skoda from a dealer or from Skoda UK?

Other members have successfully fitted Android based units as replacements but don't recall whether any were actually in Greenline models. Plenty of Boleros available on Ebay for under £100 ( a lot less in some cases) if you just want to replace like for like.
 

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The parts list does not seem to recognise the Greenline as being different when it comes to the wiring for the infotainment system but as you would expect it does for the engine compartment as it is the only yeti to have the 1.6 diesel. Was the advice from Skoda from a dealer or from Skoda UK?

Other members have successfully fitted Android based units as replacements but don't recall whether any were actually in Greenline models. Plenty of Boleros available on Ebay for under £100 ( a lot less in some cases) if you just want to replace like for like.
am getting a call from skoda dealer on monday so will update what they tell me about wiring diff etc,yes the bolero is not a bad stereo,so if the worse comes to the worse thats what i will do as its a straight plug in swap.
the 1.6 tdi is also the only yeti that has the £30 road tax..
 

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the 1.6 tdi is also the only yeti that has the £30 road tax..
I love paying my road tax on the Yeti, same size engine in my motorcycle but road tax 3 times more expensive :(
 

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The Greenline was a good del with the road tax, but not suitable for my needs. Also the only Yeti that could not have a sunroof and a spare wheel at the time of first purchase, as the combined weight would raise the emissions.
 

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The Greenline was a good del with the road tax, but not suitable for my needs. Also the only Yeti that could not have a sunroof and a spare wheel at the time of first purchase, as the combined weight would raise the emissions.
yes i would have liked a sunroof,did not think the narrower temp spare wheel would have made that much diff to the weight.
i wanted a car with the low road tax,some are £20 a year some are £10,,swa one of these and really liked it esp the accellerator pedal,the lady that bought mine new paid extra for the cream leather interior,but not for the kenwood upgrade ,i can see why with the cost,but am sure the interior would have cost a great deal more.
 

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yes i would have liked a sunroof,did not think the narrower temp spare wheel would have made that much diff to the weight.
i wanted a car with the low road tax,some are £20 a year some are £10,,swa one of these and really liked it esp the accellerator pedal,the lady that bought mine new paid extra for the cream leather interior,but not for the kenwood upgrade ,i can see why with the cost,but am sure the interior would have cost a great deal more.
i had two susuki wahon r,s and a ignis before this,dam good little cars,would have kept the iginis as a spent on a lot on it,both have the same 1300cc engine,but the road tax for both is a killer,insurance for the yeti much the same as the suzuki,s..
 

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yes i would have liked a sunroof,did not think the narrower temp spare wheel would have made that much diff to the weight.
The difference in weight was between no spare wheel compared to any spare wheel. Not the difference between two different spare wheel possibilities. At the margins between CO2 output and tax bands, just a few kg, such as the weight of a spare, or the more considerable weight of a sunroof, can make a small enough difference to tip the car across the threshold into a lower band. Especially on the old (now discredited and no longer used) testing regimes that were in force throughout the Yeti’s period of production.

Let me get my head around this though? Contemplating a £1000 upgrade to a stereo system is OK? But a £100/year difference in road tax bands is not OK? Have I read that correctly?
Given that like for like replacement of the faulty Bolero unit with a good Bolero unit would cost very little for a used but good unit from a breaker?
 
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