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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?
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.
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...
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 !!!!!
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...
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...
Hi @Microdot ,
You're welcome. Great to hear it helped you out. Glad it fixed your problem and thanks for the feedback. I couldn't believe how simple the fix was once I got the cluster out.
I've now found the time to put together another guide for my Nissan Micra K12.
A while after purchasing the car I realised that the interior light did not work when the switch was in the door activated position.
The light worked when switched to the manual on position. I thought at...
It's most likely at the steering rack or wheel end so as John D states could be a loose steering rack mounting or you could check the tie rod ends (especially the rubbers mounts as they wear/split and allows play in the joint).
I'd get the car up on axle stands and check all places...
Yes it could be the motor itself. Maybe the motor has come loose and when at high rotation it causes the whole motor assembly to vibrate.
Try and access it to make sure the motor assembly is secured in place.