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  1. General maintenance DIY Radar - Front Assist Alignment

    “Front Assist not available” came up after I changed from 18” to 17” wheels and added a full sized spare but around the same time I hit a pheasant at about 15 mph with no damage seen. Adding a full sized spare which on an estate is way behind the rear axle will misalign the radar sensor; the car...
  2. Woody_72

    Brake system A guide to replacing the rear pads and discs (272 mm) on a Mk. 3 Leon with independent rear suspensi

    A guide to replacing the rear pads and discs (272 mm) on a Mk. 3 Leon with independent rear suspension: The only difficult bit about this job is removing the caliper carrier bolts. The factory tightening spec is 66 ft/lbs plus 90 degrees which is very tight indeed. If the fasteners are rusty...
  3. VRSLOZ

    Lighting Changing Sidelights Bulbs **GUIDE**

    Right I know when I did this Char asked for a guide so I thought it was about time I got my bum in gear and got it done! Tools/Parts needed : Sidelight bulbs x4 (I have a sport model that needs 4) Hands Tissue or toilet paper Cup of tea ;-) Car used : 10 Plate Ibiza 1.4 SC Sport Time...
  4. 5509433

    Engine bay Fan Washer Jets - "How To" Guide

    Very easy mod to do. Almost needs no instruction. Difficulty - 1/5 Tools - Small blade screw driver Washer Jet...
  5. nightflight

    Bumpers Guide - Removing Rear Bumper

    This isn't that difficult, time consuming, took me maybe 3 hours to remove and replace as an amateur (tbh, took slightly longer but that's because I had extra time figuring it out) This is on a 5dr but I don't see the being much/any difference between the versions, perhaps the 3dr might have 1...
  6. Jimbobcook

    General maintenance Replacing the tailgate latch

    So a few days ago my boot latch started making some rather funky noises and then suddenly wouldn't lock the boot. The noise sounded exactly like this (not my video) So I ordered a new part from eBay with the part number 1P0827505A9B9 but always best to use the number from your old latch to make...
  7. Legojon

    Servicing Jacking the front & oil+filter change guide

    Getting started: It's your cars birthday. And what do cars love more than cake? That's right oil! So first let's assemble the tools you'll need. As well as a jack, axle stands and wheel chocks (or house bricks) you'll need: Something to catch the oil! Newspaper to avoid messing up your...
  8. Legojon

    Dashcams Dash cam fitting guide

    I realise this isn't the most difficult thing in the world to do. But with fitting charges from £30-£120 I decided to save some cash and give this a go myself. I chose the Nextbase 512GW for several reasons: I wanted the option to record speed It had to be removable so it didn't get stolen on...
  9. AndrewJB

    GPS and satnav Guide to updating RNS310 Firmware

    After doing this to mine i have decided to write a simple guide for it, Please note I am not to be help responsible if you break your RNS310. This guide updates the firmware on the device it will not update the maps! This guide is only for the RNS310, Not the RNS315,RNS510,RNS810 or any of the...
  10. DEAN0

    Coding and programming VCDS - How To Guides - MK3 Leon - Facelift - Virtual Cockpit

    Just thought I would post up the VCDS mods that I know work on the Facelift Leon with Virtual Cockpit. For reference - These were all proven on a Leon Cupra 300 sc - MY18 - Virtual Cockpit For reference - I use a genuine Rosstech Hex-CAN cable with the latest VCDS software. Display Drive...
  11. Lozzy15

    General maintenance Cupra 280 2014 Main Control Panel Removal

    The purpose of this manual is to show you how you can remove the central console and then remove the switches out of the unit to enable work to be carried out. I will update over time to show how i fitted a stop start memory module (I need to run a 12v power feed to the back so on hold for a...
  12. Lozzy15

    Bumpers Cupra/Leon 280 (2014) rear bumper removal

    I was in the process of fitting a new rear diffuser to the car and it became obvious that i would have to remove the bumper to do this. I took a few photos and the rest is wordy but hopefully it will help you if you have to take off yours. HEADS UP - to remove the rear bumper you have to...
  13. Lozzy15

    Brake system Fitting Audi RS3 Brake ducts to Cupra 280

    Purpose of the Brake ducts is to direct airflow from the front of the car onto the Brake Disks so that if you are doing a lot of braking or track work it helps to keep the brakes at a better temp. I have just been told some of the smaller brake systems may have issues with fowling on the...
  14. Lozzy15

    Braces and struts Fitting strut brace to MK3 Leon - without removing scuttle tray

    Hi Guys & Gals, Today I fitted a strut brace to my Leon. It was real easy to do and took around 15 - 20 minutes. You don't need major mechanical skills to do this, just some tools. The tools I used were: 13mm sockets, 3/8 ratchet, 1/4 inch ratchet, a 1/4 inch driver and a 13mm spanner. Torque...
  15. Lozzy15

    Engine bay Oil Catch Can Fitting Guide - 1.4Tsi MK3 Leon

    Hi guys and gals, Just a quick guide today - how to fit a oil catch can for your engine. This is very simple and virtually anyone can do this with minimal tools. If you're wondering whether to bother fitting a catch can, google will explain much better than me, but essentially it helps capture...
  16. Lozzy15

    Bushes Polybush Dogbone Mount Insert Guide - MK3 Leon

    Hi guys and gals, Just another quick guide for anyone who's been thinking of fitting a polyurethane bush insert to the lower engine mount, also known as the dogbone mount. This mod is quick and easy to do, with minimal tools and skill needed. In total it took me around 15 minutes. What you will...
  17. Lozzy15

    Bumpers Front Bumper Removal - MK3 Leon

    Hi guys & gals, Here is a how-to to remove your front bumper. This is an easy task and will take around 20 minutes to remove, usually a little less to refit. The tools you will need are: T40 & T25 Torx bits Flat bladed screwdriver To begin with, pop the bonnet. Above the central grill there is...
  18. Lozzy15

    Coding and programming Retrofit Front Parking Sensors & Park Pilot - MK3 Leon

    Hi guys & gals, Got a big one for you today. This guide will show you how you can retrofit fit front parking sensors and enable the Park Pilot function on your Leon. This will be a lengthy guide so be sure to give it a full read first to ensure you can complete the job. This requires some...
  19. Lozzy15

    Servicing Service guide - How to change the oil & filter - 1.4 MK3 Leon

    Hi guys & gals, A nice simple guide today on how to change your oil & filter at service time. I'll also show how to change the pollen filter. I won't be talking about the air filter as I have a custom one on my car so there's nothing for me to change/clean just yet. Another point to note is...
  20. Lozzy15

    Lighting Extra boot light - How to install an LED strip in your boot

    Hi guys & gals, With the winter months up ahead and the nights starting to draw in, I recently fitted an LED strip to properly light up the boot in the dark. As I work at odd times, I often find myself in the boot at dark hours! This is a simple mod to do and requires a small amount of...
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