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    Airbag warning light fault, K12 Micra

    Couldn't agree more Sparky2018. My post was meant to just be some kind advice that people should just be careful with touching electrical systems and especially airbag circuits. Seems this offended someone ! I shouldn't have bothered trying to help.
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    K12 P1171 - Please advise?! Thank you in advance!

    Great to hear you got it solved. I can't believe that someone blocked out the EML light. I thought that it's now an MoT failure if the EML light does not illuminate upon ignition and then extinguishes after you start the car unless you have a fault. Good to hear that the fault code was being...
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    K12 P1171 - Please advise?! Thank you in advance!

    With regard to your EML light. I have just found the info I need. It appears that different types of instrument clusters where fitted. Earlier models used bulbs in the back of the cluster whilst later models had an upgrade to the cluster that used small LEDs soldered to the PCB instead of...
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    K12 P1171 - Please advise?! Thank you in advance!

    That fault code usually indicates a vacuum leak usually in the intake or manifold. I would recheck all the hoses once again just to be sure. I'm not sure about he EML light and I'm not sure if there should be a bulb or if an LED is used instead. I will see if I can find some schematics for...
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    K12 Power steering

    Apparently the power steering light flashes intermittently when this occurs so it may be tricky to catch the fault code. I guess it is the power steering column/module that is failing. The other code you have noticed is most likely not related to the steering issue. I'd do what you said in...
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    Airbag warning light fault, K12 Micra

    That comment was regarding the Rover 75 procedure. It is well known procedure on those forums. You need to disconnect the battery before touching the connectors or the airbag ECU. It is also sensible to disconnect the battery when playing with anything electrical, especially when it is...
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    K12 Power steering

    Does the car display an engine management light when the issue occurs. Can you attach a code reader and have it connected whilst you drive the car to see what you can find? I would have thought that you would have other issues if the battery was not holding a charge or discharging too quickly...
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    Airbag warning light fault, K12 Micra

    Glad to hear you got it sorted out. I had this on my old Rover 75 and it's nearly always the connectors under the seats. Lots of cars share this connection design. The connectors under the seats either come apart or the metal connector pins degrade over time, as they are often made from...
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    160 SR newbie owner

    Cheers OV. That's all very helpful. The only thing that is stopping me buying it at the moment is the high miles on the car but I know these cars have chains and can do very high mileages. What's the mileage on yours when you purchase it?
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    160SR buying advice

    Hi Mika, That is all really helpful. So it looks like you get 50 mpg UK which is more than I expected. But I suppose the car is small with a larger engine so that sounds promising. Thanks, Chris
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    160 SR newbie owner

    Hi Old vinyl, I've just seen a lovely looking 160SR for £999. Out of interest how much did you pay for yours and are you finding it reliable so far? I'd be interested in what MPG you are getting from it as well. I'm trying to work out if its a good match for my needs. Thanks, Chris
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    160SR buying advice

    Hi all, After a few years after selling my 1.2 K12 I am now looking at going back to a K12 as I now have a much shorter commute to work. I've seen a couple of 160SR's. One is 2005 for £999 but has quite high miles (133K) but looks in great condition. Could anyone give me some advice on the...
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    Sidelight replacement.

    Exactly @John_D, I have a friend who took his car to Halfords for them to change the bulb. It took the Halfords guy almost 1.5 hours to change it as it struggled for ages to get the old bulb out or even work out where the bulb was located in the headlight !!!!!
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    Timing belt change recommendation

    Hi @Microdot , Our local independent garage charges about £180 (inc VAT, labour and parts) to change the timing belt. I'm not sure what they charge to change the water pump at the same time as mine is timing chain driven and not a belt so I've never had it done on my Micra but have had the...
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    Hmm, this car isn't actually too bad...

    Hi @Microdot, Welcome to the forum and welcome to the Micra world. My K12 has been a brilliant little car, again purchased cheap due to lack of funds and therefore required some minor problems to be fixed. All of my problems I have been able to fix with minimal effort and most issues on this...
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