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Welcome to the We Buy Cars Bristol Car Guides page. Here we bring you various useful guides and reviews related to all aspects of motoring including DIY car repairs.

(Please note that whilst we have taken a lot of care to ensure these guides are as accurate and safe to use as possible, we accept no responsibility for any loss or damage that may result as a consequence of using them. If in doubt, please always consult a suitably qualified motor mechanic - Thank you)

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VIDEO: Ford Focus 98-04 Interior Fan Not Working - Resistor Change

If the heating and ventilation interior fan on your 1998 to 2004 Ford Focus does not work on speeds 1, 2, or 3, it is likely that your heater resistor is at fault. Replacing the heater resistor is a fairly easy DIY repair job. This video shows you how.

PDF: Ford Puma / Fiesta 96-02 - Blocked Washer Jet Filter Repair

If you can hear the pump working on the screen washer of your Ford Puma or Fiesta, but little or no water comes out of the washer jets, or the flow starts of well but then quickly dies down, then a blocked washer pump filter is likely to be the fault. This pdf guide shows how to fix this problem:

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VIDEO: Vauxhall Vectra C / Signum - Insp Service Light Reset

If your Vectra or Signum comes back from the garage after a service and the 'Insp' service light has not been reset, you can quite easily reset it yourself by following the procedure in this video:

VIDEO: Vauxhall Zafira B / Astra H - Insp Service Light Reset

If your Astra or Zafira comes back from the garage after a service and the 'Insp' service light has not been reset, you can quite easily reset it yourself by following the procedure in this video:

VIDEO: Vauxhall Zafira B / Astra H - Read Fault Codes Without Reader

If your Astra (H) or Zafira (B) has the engine management light on, you can read the fault codes without any diagnostic equipment by following the procedure in this video. This method is actually better than using most generic fault code readers as they will only give you a 4 digit code. This method gives a 6 digit code, the first 4 digits are the generic part, with extra information conveyed in the last 2 digits. This can result in more accurate fault diagnosis:

VIDEO: Renault Megane Mk2 - Cabin Air Filter Change

This video shows how to change the interior cabin air filter, also know as the pollen filter, on a Mk2 (2002-2009) Right Hand Drive Renault Megane. No glovebox removal necessary.

VIDEO: Renault Megane Mk2 - Interior Fan Not Working - Heater Resistor Change

This video shows how to acess and change the interior fan resistor on a Mk2 (2002-2009) Renault Megane. If your interior fan is not working on all speeds, this is most likely to be the culprit.

VIDEO: Renault Megane Mk2 - Service Message Reset

If you need to reset the 'Change Oil Soon' service message on a Renault Megane Mk2 (2002-2009) after a service, this video shows you how.

VIDEO: Renault Clio Mk3 with P0105 MAP Sensor Fault - Diagnosis and Repair

In this video we diagnose and repair a 2003 Renault Clio 1.2 with engine management and emissions lights on, and diagnostic trouble code P0105. We us a digital multi-meter to check the MAP and establish that it is working correctly. We then use an OBD2 scan-tool to check the MAP signal at the engine computer. What we see leads us to suspect a break in the signal wire from the MAP to the PCM (engine computer). We find the break in the wire and fix it. This results in full fix of the vehicle.

VIDEO: Renault Clio Mk3 - ECU Metal Cover Removal

In this video we show you how to remove the metal security bracket that fits onto the wiring conector to the ECU (Engine Computer Unit) on Mk3 1.2 Renault Clio

VIDEO: Renault Clio Mk3 - Engine Air Filter Change

In this video we show you how to change the engine air filter on a Mk3 1.2 Renault Clio

VIDEO: Renault Clio Mk3 - OBD-2 Connector Location

In this video we show you how to locate and access the OBD port on a Mk3 1.2 Renault Clio