I had a minor issue with the centre rear seat of my MINI a few weeks ago. I pulled the catch so that I could drop down the middle section, and heard a pinging noise from behind the handle. Although the catch still worked fine, it seemed a bit looser than it used to be, and also there was a rattle coming from inside.

This is a repair I did a while ago, and it still seems to be working fine.
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Read on for more details.

The repair was successful in the end, read on for more information.

This is the first major bit of car DIY I’ve attempted since I bought the Lexus about 5 years ago. The illumination for both the driver’s and passenger’s temperature displays has failed, and it finally annoyed me enough to do something about it.

This is a tip which will no doubt have a very limited audience! If you are using Cocoon 2.1 on Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6, the flowscript debugger doesn’t work. This is because it isn’t compatible with the Apple look & feel. You need to change the system default look & feel to get it working.