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Post No 41 1.2 TSI Timing chain problems

Thanks to JohnLnK for this useful post which contains background details of the problem, along with some very useful suggestions of what to do if you find you have become the owner of an unmodified 1.2 which has developed timing chain problems. There are also links to rarely seen documentation. 1.2 TSI chain
 

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Post No 44 Kessy key battery fault and solution


Having a problem with your Kessy key fob? Maybe this thread from Alec in France has the solution for you.
 

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Post No 48 Heating / ventilation fan



Thanks to Solmog for this write up on how to remove and inspect the heating/ventilation fan. Apologies for the amount of time taken including it in the Yetipedia. Heating Ventilation fan
 

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Post No 49 VCDS safety net if you make a mistake

Thanks to bryetian for this one. If you make a mistake with VCDS and did not make a record of your changes (very unwise). There is a possible safety net VCDS safety net
 

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Post No 50 Skoda service intervals

This is a list of Skoda service intervals for the Yeti, and also the specified fluids. If there is a conflict between the Skoda website and the vehicle display the vehicle setting is used. Service intervals
 

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Post No 51 A diagram of the dashboard fuse positions.

Thanks to Urrell for this very useful diagram of the drivers side dashboard fuse positions.

Fuse diagram

Including a PDF to download and keep in the car.

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Post No 52 Headlight mount failure.

This is a compendium of Flintstone's posts about repairing his headlight without the expense of replacing it.

Indeed. On the pre-FL / Classic Yeti, the headlamp and combined fog lamp/DRL are all part of the same, single unit. Held by just two bolts and plastic brackets. One bracket at the top, behind and above the main/dip beam bulb area, that bolts to the black connecting or “support” panel between the inner wing and the radiator top / bonnet slam panel. The second bracket tucked out of sight at the opposite lower corner, behind the fog light. Only accessible it seems, with the bumper off.

If you EBay search or just plain Google either “Skoda Yeti Headlamp Unit”, or “Magneti Marelli MHL6731”, then you’ll find photos of the unit. Those show the lower bracket quite well. I’d try to get a photo myself, but I’m working away from home this week and my spare n/s headlamp unit is in my garage. (Aside: guess who makes the lamp units? Not Skoda, that’s for sure.)

It seems the lower brackets are quite vulnerable to breakage. Particularly as they get older and start to go brittle. Any moderately hard push against the fog lamp part risks snapping the bracket. As my daughter found when she nudges a wall very gently, without doing any other damage. This vulnerability needs to be added to my list of “Things to expect on older Yeti” when I get round to updating that.

My local independent Skoda specialist reckons that the broken lower bracket is such a common problem, that someone makes “repair kits”. That consist of a new bracket that screws onto the remains of the original bracket and onto the headlamp unit back. Edit: But I can’t find those advertised anywhere just now. Only similar repair brackets for Octavia and Roomster lamps.

There are You Tube videos, I’m told, that detail Yeti bumper removal. Have never tried that myself, but there is a first time for everything?

I secured mine with three cable ties at the top end, around the black support bracket and carefully threaded into the lamp unit back. I made a couple of 4mm holes in the plastic flanges that part-surround the back covers to facilitate that. The flange that surrounds the cover you need to remove to get at the headlamp bulb. It was meant to be a quick, temporary stop gap fix at the time. Till I could get the lower bracket fixed. And was easier than taking off the bumper.

Then I discovered that my cable tie fix actually held the lamp more firmly than the original brackets. But still in the right location for beam alignment, etc. My MOT tester agrees. It has passed at least three MOTs now like this. And is completely invisible with the bonnet closed. The tester last time even making a verbal comment and taking notes on how it had been done, so he could try it himself on others. I’ve had to replace the cable ties twice, where they vibrated through against the support panel’s sharp edge. But still easier than tackling the bumper. As Lennon & McCartney put it and you said: “Let it be”.

The Yeti is at home. I'm at home. Which is a combination that only happens around 40% of the time during daylight hours. Less so last week and next. So.……

Here is the "cable tie headlamp unit fixing option" - see thumbnails below.

The white coloured tie is at the forward end of the metal top panel, nearest the bonnet stay anchor point. That has been there at least 3 years. The two blue coloured ties are at the upper / rearmost end, nearest the fuse & relay box.

I hope you can see how these thread through some DIY created holes in the plastic flanges that form part of the headlamp unit's back cover. Certainly for the forward / white coloured tie.

The forward of the two blue ties (recently renewed, just whatever colour ties I had to hand on the day) threads through a similar hole in the similar flange that partly surrounds the circular bulb access removable back cover. The hole not quite visible in this shot. I recall I unbolted and lifted the metal top panel slightly to create that. Using a simple bradawl.

The more rearward of the two blue ties wraps around the remaining lugs of the lamp unit's own plastic mounting peg.

Both thread through the gap between the lamp unit and the metal cover panel at the outer side. The gap being wider in practice than appears in the angle of this shot.

I would repeat that this DIY lamp mounting method has passed at least three MOTs from memory, possibly four. Is firmer that the original mounts by Skoda (now broken), and maintains correct beam alignment, as tested, with no visible shake whilst driving. Considerably less hassle than a new lamp unit and / or removing the bumper.

These photos also illustrate the Yeti's engine bay is in much need of a good "spring clean"! That is scheduled before the MOT in mid-May.
 

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Post No 53 Towing details, weights, brakes etc

This is a question that is often asked. Here are links to the Governments requirements and restrictions., and the National Trailer and Towing association.

Towing a trailer with a car or van, the basics, DFT link here

Vehicle weights explained, DFT link here

NTTA guide to safe and legal towing, NTTA link here


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Post No 56 Replacing the front mat retainer

Thanks to yeti Paws for the part number and pointers replacing the mat retaining studs in the front footwell. Retainer replacement

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Post No 57 How to create and edit your Showcase

 

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Discussion Starter #59 (Edited by Moderator)
This is just a copy of the original index being kept as an insurance policy should there be a problem with the revised style. This post will eventually be deleted


There is a maximum number of characters that may be contained within a single post. It is possible that it will not be possible to have both versions of the index on the front page at the same time. This is an insurance policy and will be removed after making changes to the front master index page.


This page will be overwritten when no longer required to avoid "ghost" deleted posts still visible to Mods and Admin.

Thanks to Discosteve for the inspired name for this thread, hopefully over a period of time this will become a valuable reference. This will be a locked thread to prevent it becoming a discussion, but will be unlocked and added to as more material becomes available.

Click on the underlined bold number such as this.... No 999 to be taken to the relevant entry/ re direct. Since the Update some of these re directions are slightly off so see the first post.

Date in parenthesis is date added to Yetipedia

Post No…….Subject
No 1…..Amundsen type recognition…..(25/03/2015)
No 2…..Changing Summer time to winter time and back…..(25/03/2015)
No 3…..Check deadlock message…..(25/03/2015)
No 4…..Dash cam with auto power on….. (27/03/2015)
No 5…..Vehicle manuals.....Also see library thread…..(27/03/2015)
No 6…..DPF information…..(27/03/2015)
No 7…..Video, how to post a picture…..(30/10/2018)
No 8…..Smartgate,Mirrorlink and Smartlink explained…..(12/04/2015)
No 9…..2x4 and 4x4 Spare wheel difference…..(20/04/2015)
No 10Main radiator replacement…..(04/05/2015)
No 11An on line parts catalogue….. (09/10/2015)
No 12How to fit an under seat drawer (N/S) with Part numbers…..(13/02/2016)
No 13How to replace a number plate bulb (video)…..(14/02/2016)
No 14Older Yeti's with Higher Mileage - Things to Expect…..(30/10/2016)
No 15How to replace the pollen filter…..(27/01/2017)
No 16Westfalia towbar fitting instructions…..(05/06/2017)
No 17Westfalia tow bar electrics fitting instructions…..(05/06/2017)
No 18Eric Jaeger tow bar electrics fitting instructions…..(05/06/2017)
No 19Bosal Tow bar fitting instructions.…..(07/06/2017)
No 20VW US Court settlement details (Dieselgate).…..(20/06/2017)
No 21On-line Yeti maintenance manual…..(28/06/2017)
No 22Front brake upgrade from 288 to 312mm…..(26/08/2017)
No 23New or used vehicle, your rights…..(01/12/2017)
No 24Service indicator reset Pre facelift and Facelift…..(27/01/2018)
No 25Basic DSG gearbox reset using VCDS…..(03/02/2018)
No 26Leaking Sunroof…..(28/02/2018)
No 27Used car warranty rights …..(04/03/2017)
No 28Technical Specifications…..(10/03/2018)
No 29Skoda roof bars fitting instructions…..(15/03.2018)
No 30F/L Fog light removal….. (16/03/2018)
No 31Consumer rights with a brand new car…..(17/03/2018)
No 32Door loom failure….. (25/03/2018)
No 33TPMS, ABS ring problems…..(03/04/2018)
No 34How to change a fuel filter…..(21/05/2018)
No 35How to remove the pre F/L front grill…..(28/06/2018)
No 36Service items and intervals…..(02/07/2018)
No 37Option Code Decoder…..(29/07/2018)
No 38Disk and Brake Caliper Sizes (19/06/2016)
No 39Shock absorber replacement…..(02/09/2018)
No 40DIY Motability scooter ramp…. (26/10/2018)
No 411.2 TSI Timing chain problems…. (30/10/2018)
No 42What's in the yeti toolkit (26/11/2018)
No 43Sunroof leak, possible repair (30/11/2018)
No 44...Kessy key battery "fault" and solution (06/01/2019)
No 45...Replacing Air Filter on 1.2TSi (09/01/2019)
No 46...Repairing damaged plastics (11/01/2019)
No 47...A list of Petrol and diesel engine codes (11/01/2019)
No 48...Heating/ventilation fan removal and repair. (24/01/2019)
No 49...VCDS safety net if you make a mistake. (13/02/2019)
No 50...Skoda service intervals (30/03/2019)
No 51...A diagram of the dashboard fuse positions (includes PDF). (23/04/2019)
No 52...Headlight fixings failure (03/05/2019)
No 53...An illustration of the airbag positions. (09/05/2019)
No 53... Towing details, weights, brakes, NTTA guidelines. (18/05/2019)
No 54...Battery resting voltage chart. (03/06/2019)
No 55...Replacing Wing Mirror Glass.(04/06/2019)
No 56...Replacing front mat retainer. (24/06/2019)
No 57...How to edit your garage. (30/06/2019)
No 58...How to replace the air con clutch and bearing. (30/06/2019)


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No 00...Copy and paste settings for updates. (04/05/2019)
 

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Post No 58 How to replace the aircon clutch and bearing

Davidi was quoted from £900 to £1200 for a replacement unit when his aircon bearing and clutch became noisy. Instead he bought the parts for £65 and did it himself. Aircon repair
 
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