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That is quite surprising. If it is blatantly obvious that the vehicle behind wasn't paying attention and crashed into a stationary vehilcle, that would normally be driving without due care in a heartbeat.I would suggest you recommend to your colleague that they ask the Police why the driver is not being prosecuted. The reason being that if another driver is prosecuted, it makes the insurance claim (and private claim for loss of earnings/excess etc.) much much easier. The moment you mention to the insurers that the other driver was prosecuted, they stop acting like dicks and actually do the job they are paid to do.

He may get prosecuted yet if our driver is urged to by the insurers dealing with an injury claim.

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After a week of living with two vastly different car DAB radio adaptors fitted to two vastly different cars, I'm of the opinion that such devices are well worth it if you live in an area with decent DAB reception (I do) and want to eschew the BLOODY AWFUL stations on FM.

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Had a rage at technology today. Fitting a towbar, and dedicated fancy 13 pin electrics to a 3 series today, an F30 twin turbo diesel thing. After fitting the bar and drilling and chopping all the daft bits of plastic behind the bumper, I start to fit the electrics. Tap into the brake light wire, and ignition live, mount the little ECU, remove all the trim needed to run wire along the drivers side, over the collumn,along the back of the glovebox and fit CAN-BUS wires into the body control module on the passenngers A post. Wire in the fridge and permanent 12v in, fit all the fuses ,fit all the bumper and gubbins so I can refit the tail lights to test the electrics on the trailer board I had plugged in. Tail lights, check. Stop lights,check.Fog light,and fog light cut off, check. Indicators,check.  Reverse lights.....

 

Being an auto it wont go into reverse with the engine not running. Sitting in the car with engine running,I put it in to reverse but no lights on the board. Needed to check the reverse lights on the car but no one else around. Couldn't see any more light in the workshop with the car in reverse, so no help there. Opened the bootlid, where the lights are mounted, started the car back up and went to open the door to try and stand up with my foot on the brake to try and see the lights... can won't go into reverse with the door open... it goes back to park.. Had a thought to start the car, jam the brake pedal down, firmly apply the handbrake and climb out of the window and check that way, but had a mental picture of me being crushed against the wall... Eventually found a mirror, which I duck taped on to the wall... lights were working- it was a dodgy bulb my board.... It used to be so easy..

 

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This, on the other hand, was a pleasure to do.easy hour and a half, including bumper off,  electrics,everything. Never thought I'd say that about a Land Rover product..

 

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After a week of living with two vastly different car DAB radio adaptors fitted to two vastly different cars, I'm of the opinion that such devices are well worth it if you live in an area with decent DAB reception (I do) and want to eschew the BLOODY AWFUL stations on FM.

Or do what I do Shep and drive in silence. Am I the only person on here who does that? Being in a car on my own is bliss, especially on a long journey. Can't remember the last time I put the radio on, it's all just noise to me.

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Or do what I do Shep and drive in silence. Am I the only person on here who does that? Being in a car on my own is bliss, especially on a long journey. Can't remember the last time I put the radio on, it's all just noise to me.

 

But I need to drown out those worrying creaks and groans.

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The last car I drove for any length of time without music on was a shagged out 1975 Series 3 Land Rover. It didn't have a radio, and the gearbox whine was louder than the engine. :D

 

 

However, I don't listen to the radio either. I have a radio with a USB port and use a thumb drive full of my own music collection instead.

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 Had a thought to start the car, jam the brake pedal down, firmly apply the handbrake and climb out of the window and check that way, but had a mental picture of me being crushed against the wall... 

 

 

 

Yeah Doc, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

When are you taking the cast off?

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I gave up a while back trying to find the original 100hp alloys as they are ridiculously priced, last set I seen on ebay some chancer wanted £100 a wheel. These were 60 quid for the set all with decent tyres. Hopefully be able to keep them on

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Or do what I do Shep and drive in silence. Am I the only person on here who does that? Being in a car on my own is bliss, especially on a long journey. Can't remember the last time I put the radio on, it's all just noise to me.

 

I do like to have periods silence for contemplation and meditation, but not when I'm driving; I find that listening to music while on the move alleviates boredom on long journeys and lifts my mood on any journey :)

 

The last time I drove without sounds for any length of time was when I did my HGV test, but that was a mandatory thing.

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Took it out a wee drive, the tyres are rubbing in the arches when turning corners, bastid. Having researched online, which I really should have done in the first place, the panda has 45 profile as standard, these babies are 55. There was a big FO nail in one of the smaller ones which was needing replaced anyway, looks like I'll be buying another 3. JOYFUL GLEE

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