Category Archives: #Driving

How to reset Service Warning for the Nissan Almera Tino.

TinoThis is a bit of a left-field oddball post when compared to the rest of this blog, but one which needs to be out there…

I found the instructions listed somewhere on the interwebs a while ago, but only just got around to trying ’em… and they actually worked 🙂 So, if you have a Nissan Almera Tino, and are annoyed by the full screen and persistent service warning, then enjoy! (Of course, you should always service your car, but not because a screen bullies you into it!)

  • Switch ignition ON, don’t start the engine.
  • Switch radio ON.
  • Start engine.
  • Switch radio OFF.
  • Press and hold INFO button.
  • Whilst pressing and holding the INFO button, turn volume control knob at least 30 clicks to the right, until self dianostic menu is displayed.
  • Release the info button.
  • Using the Joystick, select Confirmation/Adjustment.
  • Select Service, press ENTER.
  • Select Reset, press ENTER.
  • Press BACK button repeatedly until the main menu is displayed.
  • Switch ignition OFF.
  • Never be bothered by this annoyance again!

A run in with SGD Security on the road…

This is a good one, perhaps what is a minor win for the average motorist…

Driving home from work last night and had a near miss with an SGD Security van who undertook me on a dual carriage way and forced his way into a space only 6 inches larger than his van, between me and the car in front – complete wanker of a driver and a dangerous move to say the least!…

So when I’d returned home for the evening, I called SGD security and made a complaint. SGD security called back a short while later and said that the driver of the tracked vehicle was one they’d had trouble with, and he was driving back to the depot, after his last shift, so must have been angry.

Now, I’d like to believe this, I really would… But I have to say there is an element of doubt in my mind that the story is a little made up, I could be, and hope to be wrong, but aren’t 100% sure… Make of it what you will, but at least the company were good enough to answer the phone and be polite, which is all you can ask for really. No matter what the story, I think the driver will be carpeted by his manager for giving the company a bad rep!

Fight back, if a commercial driver bullies you on the road, make a point of contacting the company and complaining, it can only make the roads a safer place in the long run 🙂