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by Rifleman
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Upgrade older xc40 software with Android Auto from Recharge version
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: Upgrade older xc40 software with Android Auto from Recharge version

I was an avid fan of Sony TVs for years until they switched from their own OS to Android TV. I will never buy Sony or any other Android based TV again, IMHO Android TV is so slow and the interface so user unfriendly with so many bugs and updates. It’s just a huge compromise, a jack of all trades but...
by Rifleman
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stop Start function and trickle charging
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: Stop Start function and trickle charging

Had an interesting discovery today. I have been using a CTEK MXS 5.0 trickle changer on the car since new but the battery has never seemed fully charged and the stop start rarely functioned , perhaps not surprising given the lack of use due to Covid. I needed a second trickle charger for my motorbi...
by Rifleman
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Volvo £250 Excess Return Voucher
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: Volvo £250 Excess Return Voucher

Yes. My previous insurer countered this by quoting £250 excess if you use their approved repairers, £500 excess if you don’t thus nullifying the Volvo voucher.
by Rifleman
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Stubborn streaks on windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Stubborn streaks on windscreen

I've been trying to get some stubborn marks off the windscreen since taking delivery in December. When the screen is dry you can't see anything, but as soon as it gets damp the streaks appear, and they're not subtle, stretching from the top where they're widest (the worst nearly 10cm wide), and thi...
by Rifleman
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Dash cam recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Dash cam recommendations

I recommend Viofo dashcam. Been using them for the last 5 yrs. The one in my XC40 has worked perfectly since I fitted it on day one of ownership (Oct 2018) with no issues whatsoever with the cars sensors. It’s fitted right at the top of the screen, about 35mm to the left of the sensor binnacle. From...
by Rifleman
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: USB transfer rate
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: USB transfer rate

I've just nstalled the V1333 update from a USB stick. I failed to note the start time but it took no more than 75 minutes, which seems very slow when I can copy a 1GB file to my PC in less than a minute. Nevertheless, this time is acceptable in normal driving and I suppose the reason for this letha...
by Rifleman
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Ordering an extra key fob
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Ordering an extra key fob

I’m thinking of purchasing an extra key for my XC40, one of the new motion sensing ones.
Has anyone already done this and if so, how much did it cost?

I have enquired at my local dealer but not had a reply yet, wondering if there is any regional variation in price...
by Rifleman
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: USB transfer rate
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: USB transfer rate

Come on Volvo, catch up. Feels like we have gone back to dial up internet😢 Mine just stays up-to-date by itself, I presume via the onboard SIM. I don't know why other people are getting bogged down with specific updates, file sizes, USB sticks and home WiFi. Yes, mine used to do that. Updated all b...
by Rifleman
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: USB transfer rate
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: USB transfer rate

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but if I connect the car to my house Wi-fi, why can’t it download maps directly to the car. And why can’t the car stay connected to the Wi-fi while downloading maps if it needs to? Come on Volvo, catch up. Feels like we have gone back to dial up internet😢 You can...
by Rifleman
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: USB transfer rate
Replies: 16
Views: 1035

Re: USB transfer rate

Hey I’m trying to do the map update 1326 (which now turns out to be 1333). Anyway, it got me thinking. I’ve downloaded the update onto a USB 3.0. The theoretical transfer speed is 600MBs. The transfer rate for a USB-C flash drive is 1500 MBs. So my question is this. Can you plug a USB-C flash drive...