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. P1110289.jpg 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.