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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Krustyone, Jun 21, 2013.

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    Does your illumination for the speedo and tacho also dim at the same time? The VF Commodores auto dim the interior dashboard illumination even when the headlights are off, but the headlight switch is in the auto on position. When it happens again, turn the headlight switch to off and see if the MyLink screen suddenly brightens back up again. If it does, then your car is fine. Its just what VF Commodores do.
     
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    Yer mine is the same, turn the auto headlights off and the interior lights dim when going under a bridge or something. Wish it had the same as my old SVZ where you could pick the sensitivity between early, normal and late..
     
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    So after having my car in for its 3K service I requested that holden change the engine oil and filter they put in helix HX AJ 10W-30. now once the car is hot it sounds like a truck..

    This is a really loud tap tap tap tap sound coming from the engine bay but only when the car is hot after been driven for a little bit.. The car is in March built SSV manual has anyone else had issues like this??
     
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    Wrong oil. Not sure if that is the real issue but 5W-30 is the Holden specification.
     
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    Yer I thought that so I called the dealer and asked about it, he fed me some **** about it being a holden specified oil and at that point I wasn't up for a argument... will call them back tomorrow and get the right oil back in because till then there has been no issues at all...
     
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    I Love my just bought 2013 SS VF with its new fancy dash, nice seats etc.... but no fricken Sat-Nav... WTF?! My fathers Mazda3 has bloody GPS

    Why did Holden not include something as basic as GPS on a $35k+ SS?! ..... And is there any update/ mod to fix this?

    Thanks!
     
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    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    Did you not see it had no GPS before buying it?
     
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    If you want integrated Sat Nav that bad, JHP sells them.

    I've had my car serviced at 2 different dealerships. One used Valvoline SynPower 5w-30 fully synthetic the other used semi synthetic VPS 10w-40 (not dexos1 approved and not correct weight). Myself and the service manager found out simultaneously from head mech that it had been going into HSV's also.
    I asked, not so nicely to replace it with specified oil. When I brough the car back I stood and watched them crack two bottles of Mobil1 to replace it.

    Morel of the story - if your fussy about oil, want the specified weight and dexos1 approval or just want to keep em honest, you should ask before hand what's going to be used.
     
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    No i didnt. When i buy a new model car that has big LCD screen you assume it has all the mod-cons... like Sat-Nav.

    Its a pretty poor show of Holden to be honest! I'll just use my phone like my mates in their 10yo cars do, lol

    JHP Sat-Nav = $1447 HA! not a chance
     
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    At the end of the day, you have the base model of the V8 Commodore range. If you take a look at the base model of the Mazda 3 range you will find that it too doesnt have GPS.
    The 2014 released Storm costs a few hundred more in purchase price new but includes GPS...
     
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    There's an even better way to look at it, for MrMagoo.

    Upper-spec models are essentially rip-offs, the cost to the manufacturer of the extras installed is considerably less than the extra they charge.
    So those of us who're fools & bought a Redline have partially-subsidised those who've bought an SS.
    MrMagoo, you've got an absolute bargain, even if you need to use a $300 aftermarket SatNav which will never be out of date & which can be easily replaced if it stops working (unlike an inbuilt one ...). :)
     
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    have you asked holden about upgrading your gear to the satnav one ? i believe this only costs 600 odd from build probably a bit more for you, but it's worth a look.
     
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    Well let's be honest. You saved over 10 grand by purchasing the car used. If more people bought new ones, maybe Holden would have the margin to put more standard features in them. So in a way, you're not helping the problem and I think it's in bad taste to have a go at Holden when you didn't buy it new from them anyway. No offence that's just how I see it.
     
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    I paid $40 for a sat nav off the internet and it works just as good as a holden one if you keep your eye on the ebay site your will find refurbished ex warranty ones out for sale great deal
     
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    Plus with a brand-name aftermarket SatNav you can download voices & install them when you're wife's not looking ... and watch as it takes her a few hour's worth of usage to realised that it now sounds like K.I.T.T. ... :D
     
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    Why don't you try cashies? I bet you can pick up one for a steal !! LOL TBH you are not missing out on much , the bloody thing hasn't been updated since I bought it in July 2013, so the maps are well out of date. Use your smart phone and google maps with voice guidance, get's update on a regular basis.. or just pick up an el-cheapo GPS from JB Hi-Fi or DSE.
     

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