Auto Electricians - kennybase
Hi all,

Just wondering whether any one could recommend a good auto electrician in the Hove / Brighton area? Need one for some Polish friends who have a Renault Scenic with dual fuel, a full tank of gas, but the sensor does not allow for the gas tank to be used. They have been told (in Poland) that it needs to have an update into the software and so I'm looking for someone who could do this for them.

TIA

Ben
Auto Electricians - The Whiteknight
I live Hove and have used LSUK www.lsuk.co.uk ( Formally lucas uk ) 01273 439911 Victoria road , portslade they specialise in auto electrical work. I have used them for a number of year's and they are honest and straight talking give them a try .

Cheers

Johan
Auto Electricians - Simon
If it needs "an update in the software" then I think you might be better looking for an lpg specialist rather than an auto electrician. If what your polish friends have been told about it being a software issue then I doubt your average auto electrician will have the necessary equipment to do anything about the dual fuel operating software.
Auto Electricians - kennybase
Thank you both for getting back to me. I tried that link but they don't touch LPG cars, but I have kept their number for my reference should I ever need them myself!

I have also now found a LPG specialist in Lewes who will look at it, but he has stated that there are a lot of Polish coming over with Polish LPG cars with problems that he can't sort out! Hopefully as this one is from factory fitted and not after market it will make things a little easier.

Auto Electricians - Simon
If it is factory fitted then surely taking it to a Renault dealership is going to be the easiest option. If Renault can't fix something that their factory fits then what other chance have you got?
Auto Electricians - kennybase
Think that would be a last resort for them - cost is also an issue. Yes they want it sorted, but not sure they're prepared to pay main dealer prices....and this is Renault we're talking about ;-)
Auto Electricians - Simon
Kennybase, I understand what you are saying about paying main dealer prices but it may work out easier and cheaper in the long run. As you said before and I quote:

"I have also now found a LPG specialist in Lewes who will look at it, but he has stated that there are a lot of Polish coming over with Polish LPG cars with problems that he can't sort out!"

This guy is willing to give it a go but from the way he has already set his stall out it doesn't give you any confidence in that he will be able to fix it at all. So after this guy has had a go and if he doesn't manage to sort it out you may end up at Renault anyway, probably after having to pay a bill to the LPG man for his time and effort. If it was me I think I would be inclined to go straight to the main dealer and if it is only a software update as your friends have been told then surely even Renault can't charge the earth for that little work.
Auto Electricians - Armitage Shanks {p}
"and if it is only a software update as your friends have been told then surely even Renault can't charge the earth for that little work."

Maybe Renault wouldn't charge much but if I have the software of my hearing aid retuned, by an audio chap that I didn't buy it from, it is £250 and takes 10 minutes! The free coffee doesn't get cool enough to drink!
Auto Electricians - kennybase
Thanks for all the replies. I've been speaking with my friends tonight and have think they're going to go for the main dealer option - as you say, if Renault can't fix it then there is something wrong there!!!

 

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