MG6 Cruise Control

7 years 5 months ago #1399 by davidj
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Kentishman9 wrote: I haven't heard from the dealer since but bizarrely all the problems I was experiencing seem to have gone!!


Funny enough it is the same with mine! I am awaiting to hear about new parts to fix the steering wheel binnacle cruise switches. Yet when I collected it from the dealers they appear to have carried out a complete repair. Additionally I was told the steering wheel alignment had been refused by MG on the grounds it was within tollerance yet the steering wheel is now straight!

I am guessing that this is due to the dealer having to seek approval from MG for all warranty work, and it apparently taking a few days to recieve approval, they just got on with the work but only reported back MGs official line.

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7 years 6 days ago #4001 by KevandAnna
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It seems ages ago we first experienced our first cruise control problem.......in fact it was on the day we took delivery and were driving home from Longbridge last September!

Well today (June 27th) we returned once more to Longbridge for what we believe is the fix!
To quote MG, The replacement item is the steering wheel ribbon, which basically includes all of your steering wheel controls. This means that the front of the steering wheel (airbag compartment) will have to come off and the aforementioned replacement part shall be fitted that way.

We have been a bit quiet of late just waiting and hoping the above will provide the solution and fingers still cossed, we completed the journey home of about 145 miles without a failure! Although we did make a stop which meant we did a engine start and therefore a computer system re-boot.

So hopefully all will be well now, so if any others of you still have an occaisional cruise control fault, it seems you need a new steering wheel ribbon.

Will keep fingers crossed for a few more days just in case, but it does make driving it more rewarding in the belief that the car is now fault free!!

Kev
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7 years 6 days ago #4003 by A. Muse
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Glad to hear that (fingers crossed ) the problem has been solved. :) Enjoy ;)

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7 years 5 days ago #4012 by Poggle12
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Lets hope that MG roll out this information to all of their dealers. I've not had the cruise control problems many of you seem to have had but if it is a fault acknowledged by MG than surely it should warrant a recall to make the modification or at least one done when the car is in for service and still covered by the warranty.

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7 years 5 days ago #4013 by IainS
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I had slight problems with the cruise control when I first got the car (When it was just over a year old).
I could see that some earth points under the bonnet near the battery had previously been cleaned and treated with copper ease.
From then on any time I found an untreated earth point I have made a point of cleaning it and reassembling it with copper ease.
When I removed the battery to get access for updating the headlamp bulbs (55W + 100% Ring) I found an untreated earth point under the battery. Since I treated that earth point I have had no cruise control problems.
When I was wiring the tow bar electrics I found four untreated earth points for the rear lights under the side carpeting in the boot so on principle I also treated them.

Iain

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7 years 3 days ago #4031 by Poggle12
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Ok scrub my last entry, cc error message came up on Friday evening as I was going down a long hill on the M20 just outside Maidstone. It came on every time I tried to switch it on for the rest of the journey to the coast. Like everyone else's it worked fine after restarting the engine.
Is the earth point under the battery and if it is (this is going to sound stupid) what is the best way of removing the battery?
Mine has a nylon strap over the top to hold it in place with no obvious way of releasing it.
Something of an aside, what can I use to clean the thick rubber like trim over the top of the doors, the trip incorporates the door seal between all doors and roof. I've noticed it is mostly matted and worried it might craze.

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7 years 3 days ago #4032 by Poggle12
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Trip = trim... Oh the joys of predictive text .

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7 years 3 days ago #4037 by IainS
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Poggle 12
It was a while ago when I first removed the battery was to get access to change the headlamp bulbs. The strap has a buckle on it but it is hidden out of the road. I think I got access to the strap by removing the holding bracket for it. I had a bit of a problem with the bolts - They were well bonded in with ferric oxide - in a just over one year old. The second time I removed the battery (to replace it) I had no problem as I had rotated the strap to make the buckle accessible and, of course, all the bolts are now well greased.

Iain
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7 years 3 days ago #4039 by Poggle12
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Thanks for that Iain, I'm not bothered by carrying out simple mechanics but it makes it easier if someone has done it before so I know of any short cuts.

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7 years 2 days ago #4042 by davidj
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I have tried numerous trim cleaners on the door rubbers, Autoglym super resin polish seems to be the most effective product I have found so far.

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7 years 2 days ago #4048 by Poggle12
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Thanks David I will drop into halfords and get some.

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3 weeks 2 days ago #26911 by MGUpdate
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I had trouble with my CC today and I think it was similar in that I had put it in standby and when I tried to use it again, it flashed at me and did not work.  Do we have any idea where the earth might be, please, as the nearest MG place is a way away and I will never find it on my own.  Thanks

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