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Yesterday on the way back from B&Q,I noticed that my left indicator was flashing on the instrument panel when the indicator stick was in nuetral, and also when pulled down.But when pushed up toindicating right, there was nothing.
I tried switching the ignition off and even tried locking the car and restarting, but alas the problem was still there. Driving home with no indicators and racking my brain as to what was wrong and also that a week and a half old car should not have any problems,

I called my dealer, explained the problem and asked to speak to the salesman, who was unavailabe, but put through to a cenral number in Glasgowthat agreed there shouldn't be a fault and booked the car in for monday 20th, also offering a curtasy car, which I couldn't take due to the disabled adaption to mine, I tried the dealer againand gota hold of the salesman and after explaining the fault to him, was asked if the" indicator toggle switch"had been knocked by accident, I looked at my partner, who went to check the switch to be told it was in the indicate left position.

The sales guy said that had happened to him when he was bringing the car back from being valeted other wise he wouldn't have had a clue, still I felt like a right donkey, what an idiot (me).


Has anyone done something similar
 

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Yesterday on the way back from B&Q, I noticed that my left indicator was flashing on the instrument panel when the indicator stick was in nuetral, and also when pulled down.But when pushed up to indicating right, there was nothing. 
I tried switching the ignition off and even tried locking the car and restarting, but alas the problem was still there.   Driving home with no indicators and racking my brain as to what was wrong and also that a week and a half old car should not have any problems,
 
I called my dealer, explained the problem and asked to speak to the salesman, who was unavailabe, but put through to a cenral number in Glasgow that agreed there shouldn't be a fault and booked the car in for monday 20th, also offering a curtasy car, which I couldn't take due to the disabled adaption to mine, I tried the dealer again and got a hold of the salesman and after explaining the fault to him, was asked if the" indicator toggle switch"had been knocked by accident, I looked at my partner, who went to check the switch to be told it was in the indicate left position.
 
The sales guy said that had happened to him when he was bringing the car back from being valeted other wise he wouldn't have had a clue, still I felt like a right donkey, what an idiot (me). 

 
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Nope sorry but it's just you eeyore.
 

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Hi David you are not a stupid they should have informed you of this, and by the way were is that switch just in case I do the same lol
I was going to do a post on how satisfied were you with your dealership on ordering, information and on the day?
 

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Going back some years & a true story........

A friend of mine bought a brand new rover metro. He had a few problems mount up & the last straw was when he noticed that only ONE of the front speakers was working! Off he went back to the dealers, got hold of the salesman & proceeded to give him a proper verbal dressing down in front of the entire showroom. Once done, the salesman asked had he finished? "yes" he replied. The salesman then politely informedhim that the model he had chosen only had ONE speaker fitted!!
 

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â™ ChumBucketâ™  said:
Going back some years & a true story........

A friend of mine bought a brand new rover metro. He had a few problems mount up & the last straw was when he noticed that only ONE of the front speakers was working! Off he went back to the dealers, got hold of the salesman & proceeded to give him a proper verbal dressing down in front of the entire showroom. Once done, the salesman asked had he finished? "yes" he replied. The salesman then politely informed him that the model he had chosen only had ONE speaker fitted!!
A friend !!! Come on dont be embarrassed you can admit to owning a Rover Metro we won't hold it against you.
 

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The one that gets me is when drivers put the wrong fuel type in their cars at the filling station.

For the life of me I can't understand how anyone could get it so wrong. The nozzles are thicker/thinner, the nozzle handle is colour coordinated and there is definitely a different smell between petrol and diesel


Having said all that, there is only one occasion when this can occur without any blame and that is when the person is standing in full Police uniform filling a "panda car" and their police cap slips
 

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Dog handler admitted to that one so all I can say it takes a man lol
No seriously though over the years I feel dealerships have increased in poor skills in customer care no matter in purchasing brand new or used cars, it seems to me that the sale is the most important thing and once that is signed sealed, then the other part just falls to the wayside, such as information on delivery, when you collect the car the experience should be the best as when you buy your house/flat etc but it is not it lacks that certain panache.
what I can tell you about my delivery day for my Antara was it was short and sweet and that it was the business manager Emma of Evens Halshaw Falkirk the dealt with the whole thing as the salesman was not even there when we arrived to collect the car on the 9th May 2013 The car was not ready we had to wait an hour for things to be ready, the sales man new i had mobility problems but when the car was ready i was parked as far away as possible for me to walk to it with him, a two min explanation about controls and that was it after all I had paid him by that time. I could tell you more about that day but i won't, unusual for me lolEdited by: wilma08
 

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Hi Wilme
The disability adaption I have got is a push/pull hand control for the accelarator and foot brake, and an indicator pin (Toggle switch) for the indicators. These are mounted, on a colum, on the right side of the wheel.

Though I have'nt used it at all, as my left leg is the worst one and I can still use my right for the accelarator and brake, another reason that I have kept my beloved SAAB (Iargued like hell with the Astley Ainsley Centre and told the doctor where to put he assesment).

What is your disabled adaption for your Antara ?

David
 

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Ashley Ainsley Edinburgh ? Like you my left side is worst as I have lower mobility problems as I had a prolapsed disc about 19 /20 yrs ago when lifting an obese patient I was off work for about 6 months I did not need surgery a few years later I still was having problems with my back (due to work) restraining patients chasing after them etc making beds, but unfortunately I was injured in work by a patient, but I still continued for a couples years but thing just get worse i was off more than i was on, so I resigned, my diabetes has got worse so I have neuropathy in my feet and hands.
I tried to get DLA but was rejected although my GP gave me forms ( which is unusual ) to apply to my council for a blue badge which I got as I was told that I should have not been struggling for so long , I can only walk about 10 to 20 yard as I have constant pain
To cut a long story short I have no adaptions, as long as I do not drive gear shift I am ok most of the time as the auto helps me as I do not have to use my left foot into the clutch.
 
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