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FIRE EXTINGUISHER INSTALLATION

May 30th, 2010

After coming across these pics on one of the forums I decided it would be a good idea to get a fire extinguisher installed in my Pajero LWB (CK 2000 – 3.2 DID).

There are a number of posts on the 4×4 forums showing some nifty installations, most of the better ones seem to have them installed either on the side or immediately in front of the drivers seat. Whilst this makes obvious sense as it is close at hand, in the Pajero I couldn’t find a nice spot near the seat that wasn’t in the way.


So this is what I came up with –  installing in just inside the rear window.  I simply removed the rear plastic trim and using some large self tappers and some spacers to keep the plastic trim from being squashed, fixed the bracket to the car.  Here is the finished product:

Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher - Pajero

HOW TO UNLOCK THE BOOT OF A RENAULT SCENIC

August 20th, 2009

After almost four years of ownership I have finally cracked how best to open the boot of my wife’s 2004 Scenic. On the whole it is a nice car but it has its fair share of oddities (French?) – by far the most annoying is getting the boot open. There is a dedicated button on the remote to open the boot but you need to do a combination of presses to get the boot open. Before I discovered the trick, which was by pure accident (no it is not in the manual as far as I can see), it used to be press door open 3 times – then boot open button twice. Now this only worked some of the time, so it had be repeated from scatch if it didn’t.

The solution – press the boot open button on the remote at the same time pressing the boot button on the car – works every time! You can even open the boot without unlocking the car doors.

Now this post might seem ridiculous but I have been battling with this for almost 4 years! #%#$%#%*@#