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    Icon10 New 208 GTi owner in Melbourne

    Hello Aussiefrogs,

    First time peugeot owner. Nice forum you have running here.
    Just picked up my Calado blue 208 GTi last week, I've had lots of fun in just a few days.

    Can any other owners tell me if it's possible to run fog lights without headlights? Seems a bit silly to have headlights on in the thick fog I sometimes drive through.

    Any other Melbourne 208 GTi owners on the forum?

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    Congrats and welcome!

    Driving lights I'm assuming to be the same as most others...which is one click (twist) forward on the middle of the indicator stalk. Outside should swivel between auto lights and manual, yeah?

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    Congrats on your purchase Thriller. You won't be dissappointed owning
    a Pug 208 GTi.
    No,you can't have the foglights on without headlights. All lights operated
    as PugLife stated.
    Two twists and you get the rear foglights,great for tailgaters!!
    The 208 looks great in blue.
    I've racked up 3500kms in a month.

    Cheers
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    Thanks both of you, seems like the day led lights must be on at all times with fogs, at least they don't throw very far.

    Wow pug life when are you driving down to Melbourne then lol? Hoping to find a local gti owner, saw one the other morning in grey so I know they exist in Vic. I've got a big smile when I driver now, and no sore back from long drives either which is a big change from the Honda jazz previously

    What are you using to protect the large amounts of leather if you are at all?

    Cheers
    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thriller View Post

    Wow pug life when are you driving down to Melbourne then lol?
    Ah I don't own one (yet) But most indicator stalks are the same in late model Peugeots.

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    What are you using to protect the large amounts of leather if you are at all?

    I haven't done the leather yet in mine,still like the last remnants of a new
    car smell. But when I do,I will use R.M Williams Leather Conditioner.
    Used it on my 207 GTi and still use it on my Docs.
    You can even buy a leather polish,but I haven't bothered.
    See your name is Andrew also. A prerequisite to own a 208 GTi?


    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndS16 View Post
    See your name is Andrew also. A prerequisite to own a 208 GTi?

    Cheers
    Andrew
    You must be a good bloke then LOL.

    I've got myself the Autoglym leather cleaner, and care balm. I just wish the rain would let off so I can get the GTi a proper wash inside and out. did you end up buying the provided proection package? I only got the tint done.

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    I might give the Autoglym stuff a go myself.
    I only got the paint protection on mine,may be a waste of money,
    but have a couple friends who got paint protection on their cars
    a few years ago,and their cars still look good. So that sold me,
    and the girl selling was a bit of a stunner!!

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndS16 View Post
    What are you using to protect the large amounts of leather if you are at all?

    I haven't done the leather yet in mine,still like the last remnants of a new
    car smell. But when I do,I will use R.M Williams Leather Conditioner.
    Used it on my 207 GTi and still use it on my Docs.
    You can even buy a leather polish,but I haven't bothered.

    Cheers
    Andrew
    This informative page might be of interest to those who use or promote saddlery or other non-automotive leather care products. Worth reading imho.

    CORRECT CAR LEATHER CARE, SHOW SOME LOVE! | BOWDEN'S OWN

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndS16 View Post
    What are you using to protect the large amounts of leather if you are at all?
    Everyone has their favourites, I use Wolfgang Leather Conditioner.
    Two other products you should definitely get: Einszett Vinyl and Rubber for the interior surfaces, the top of the dash in particular, and Einszett Gummi Pflege for the seals and other rubbers (this product can perform miracles).

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    Congratulations on the purchase, Thriller.

    I think you have chosen the best colour

    While I'm fully expecting your next question to be "can I fiddle with the computer so that the DRLs can be on at night", let's get a few things sorted. None of this is a criticism, just the way modern Peugeot lights work.

    1. Fog lights will only come on with side lights (parkers) or headlights.
    2. DRLs will only be on when all other lights are off.
    3. Fog light on the inside corner lights up when you turn the wheel (I think this is so on the 208 GTi).
    4. DRLs will only light the front of your car. When it's a bit dark or foggy and you think people can see you with DRLs on, it only lights up the front of your car. No one can see any lights from the back.
    5. Driving around with your fogs on when it's not foggy makes for an endless and fruitless debate amongst people on this forum (and others)
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by nota View Post
    This informative page might be of interest to those who use or promote saddlery or other non-automotive leather care products. Worth reading imho.

    CORRECT CAR LEATHER CARE, SHOW SOME LOVE! | BOWDEN'S OWN
    Thanx for that link Nota. Glad I read this.
    Don't think I'll go near the 208 with the saddle stuff. Keep it for my boots.
    There is no way near the amount of leather in the 207 compared to the 208.
    Thanx for your tip also Thudd with the Wolfgang Leather Conditioner.

    Cheers
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    The 206 GTi180 had leather everywhere, including the instrument binnacle - similar to the 208.

    I only ever wiped it over with a chamois and the leather looked great. It spent a lot of time at work parked in the sun. I assume the athermic windscreen and tinting, along with keeping it clean with the chamois, kept it looking ok.
    Regards,

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    Whoa this thread took off. Cheers all for the info.

    Quote Originally Posted by nota View Post
    This informative page might be of interest to those who use or promote saddlery or other non-automotive leather care products. Worth reading imho.

    CORRECT CAR LEATHER CARE, SHOW SOME LOVE! | BOWDEN'S OWN
    Cheers Nota I read through that and it seems like Autoglym follow a similar philosophy in their products. yesterday it didn't rain so I cleaned the leather in the morning with Autoglym Leather Cleaner and then sealed the leather later in the day with Autoglym Leather Care Balm. Although it is difficult to detail the leather as there are so many other materials that make up the seats and I tried my best to avoid applying product to them. 24 hours later i can see spots I missed so a little touching up is required.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thudd View Post
    Everyone has their favourites, I use Wolfgang Leather Conditioner.
    Two other products you should definitely get: Einszett Vinyl and Rubber for the interior surfaces, the top of the dash in particular, and Einszett Gummi Pflege for the seals and other rubbers (this product can perform miracles).
    These look really good Thudd thanks, is there a stockist in Aus? It seems like a cheap buy from eBay if not. Especially after cleaning the leather panels in the seats I really need to clean all other interior materials that got leather care smeared onto them.

    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    Congratulations on the purchase, Thriller.

    I think you have chosen the best colour
    Thanks for that SLC206,

    I finally found out what I was doing wrong, I had AUTO lights selected and tried to put fogs on also, serves me right for only trying to figure it out at night. Yes I only use them when there is fog. LOL But I can get the fogs on without headlights by just selecting DRL. Crisis averted.

    Next on my list of things to do is maybe get some HID lighting installed. I got some whiter lights from Autobahn but they still look so yellow up against the DRL. Anybody tried them out?


    tl;dr - This car is so much fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thriller View Post
    But I can get the fogs on without headlights by just selecting DRL. Crisis averted.
    No worries - apparently the DRLs also function as side lights/parkers on the 208.
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thriller View Post
    is there a stockist in Aus?
    I use waxit.com.au and www.zas.com.au, but there are others.

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    G'day Thriller,

    Haven't logged in for a while and just saw your thread and pic. Looks great, and I bet you're still loving the GTi. I've had mine since August but only done 6,000 km yet. Mainly commuting but trying to find an excuse for a longer run. I went for the Red, which I love more every time I look at it. Haven't seen a blue one in Brissie, but looks great in the pic.
    Have fun !
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLC206 View Post
    ... let's get a few things sorted. None of this is a criticism, just the way modern Peugeot lights work.

    1. Fog lights will only come on with side lights (parkers) or headlights.
    2. DRLs will only be on when all other lights are off.
    3. Fog light on the inside corner lights up when you turn the wheel (I think this is so on the 208 GTi).
    4. DRLs will only light the front of your car. When it's a bit dark or foggy and you think people can see you with DRLs on, it only lights up the front of your car. No one can see any lights from the back.
    5. Driving around with your fogs on when it's not foggy makes for an endless and fruitless debate amongst people on this forum (and others)
    You missed point 6, SLC: Driving around with your rear foggy on when you're not driving through smoke or mountain-top clouds, or when it's not absolutely bucketing down in Ayrton-Senna volumes marks you as an irredeemable knob who'd be better off in a Hyundai Excel ... not that there's anything wrong with that ...
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    Yes there is.....it's an excel
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr bern View Post
    marks you as an irredeemable knob who'd be better off in a Hyundai Excel ... not that there's anything wrong with that ...


    G'day,
    yes there is, see previous post.
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    ... unless, that is, you're an irredeemable snob ...

    Andrew, I have the rego nos of at least three other Vic 208GTi's, though one of them is possibly in Regans' showroom ...
    MY15 208GTi

    previously:
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    MY99 206GTi
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    MY02 Clio 1.4L auto

    1ére grenouille:
    MY5? Simca Aronde 90A



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