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Old 25th August 2011, 18:09   #106
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How can we adjust the headlight beams in ikon? My car went for the service and A.S.S guys screwed the headlight adjustment for right headlight. Now the headlight beam is pointing downwards.

I do not want to travel 10 KMs for just the adjustment and would like to adjust it myself.
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How can we adjust the headlight beams in ikon?
Yes, the IKON's HL Focus can be adjusted up-down and left-right. There are two holes through which you can access the adjustment screws. As shown in the figure.

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The Adjustment Screw. Use an appropriate tool.

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Yes, the IKON's HL Focus can be adjusted up-down and left-right. There are two holes through which you can access the adjustment screws.
Many Thanks dhanushs for the pics. Let me give it a try on weekend and see , if I am able to adjust the beam up to my liking.
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Dhanushs,

As per your PM, I've added an index of all the DIYs on this thread to the opening post. Hope that helps! Thanks.
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Is this open to all?
If so, here is my weekend work.

DIY : Front Brake pad replacement on ford fiesta(not New fiesta) , or how to save 400 bucks on labor.

What you need:
car toolkit(wheel removal bits).
Allen keys(number 7 or 11).
New brake pads
A flat head screwdriver.

Step 1:
Jack up the car, and remove front wheel.

Step 2:
A List of DIY's for your car: A Pictorial Guide-caliper-clip.jpg
Source:http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ew-pg10-6.html (frankmehta gets a CARGASM: Ford Fiesta S Diamond White EDIT - REVIEW on pg10)

Insert Screwdriver at marked spots, and twist.
The clip will pop right off.

Step 3:
A List of DIY's for your car: A Pictorial Guide-allen-key.jpg

The arrow points to a hole, where you put in the allen key.
My keys are really old, and i couldnt read if it used to be 7, or an 11.
presumably, you will have the whole set.
Perpendicularly down wards from this hole, is another one for another allen bolt, remove in same way.

The whole caliper assembly will come off the disc now.
Do not struggle.
If it doesnt, try gentle rocking.
There will be some drippage of brake oil, so would suggest gloves, and a cleaning cloth handy.

Once it come off, its a matter of dropping out the old pads, and inserting the new.

Which will look like:
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The ones with clips go on the inside of the caliper, the ones without go outside.

Repeat earlier procedure in reverse.

For the clips, there will be a slight struggle, and is to be expected.
But go easy with all parts other than the pads, as replacements will entail a longish journey with the car to ASC.

Remember, if anything seems to taking more muscle than usual, there is something wrong that youre doing, or have forgotten.


Cheerios!!!

PS: After market pads will cost you onwards of 750 bucks a set.
OE would be around 1300 bucks a pop.
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There will be some drippage of brake oil, so would suggest gloves, and a cleaning cloth handy.
I dont think break fluid will drip while changing pads HowStuffWorks "Removing Old Brake Pads"
Moreover one has to get the piston to the "full open position" as the new pads will be thicker than the old ones. and you need a C clamp for this . a guide here How To Change Your Brake Pads - Edmunds.com
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I dont think break fluid will drip while changing pads HowStuffWorks "Removing Old Brake Pads"
Moreover one has to get the piston to the "full open position" as the new pads will be thicker than the old ones. and you need a C clamp for this . a guide here How To Change Your Brake Pads - Edmunds.com
ahh,there was a slight bleed from the hydraulic lines, when disconnected, which i forgot about.
Didnt need a C-clamp, the "full-open" happened.
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Hi Dhanush,
Have you ever explored the possibility of having an additional roof lamp for the rear seaters in a Ford Ikon. The roof trim has a small rectangular depression near the high mounted brake lamp. As well the sheet metal inside is formed in a manner that it can accomodate a lamp similar to the front roof lamp. Just wanted to ask you if you ever happened to notice this.
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Have you ever explored the possibility of having an additional roof lamp for the rear seaters in a Ford Ikon. The roof trim has a small rectangular depression near the high mounted brake lamp. As well the sheet metal inside is formed in a manner that it can accomodate a lamp similar to the front roof lamp. Just wanted to ask you if you ever happened to notice this.
ilangop,

Once more, thanks for the idea mate. I have a rear reading light in my car, and hence haven't really felt the need for rear lights. But now, the lamp is broken (from the workshop). I was planning on fixing it, but now I guess, I'll try the rear roof lamp set up.



Will update here for sure!

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Have you ever explored the possibility of having an additional roof lamp for the rear seaters in a Ford Ikon.
hi Ilango, pls check this:

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Is this open to all?
PS: After market pads will cost you onwards of 750 bucks a set.
OE would be around 1300 bucks a pop.
Cool post, quick query which brand of after market pads are these?
I have to change it for my fiesta, the prices seem to be same at the ASC and market approx Rs 1500.

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Cool post, quick query which brand of after market pads are these?
I have to change it for my fiesta, the prices seem to be same at the ASC and market approx Rs 1500.

Thanks.
Hey cyber, these were supergrip, indian made.
compared to OE, they throw out much less dust.
But one thing though.
I had them checked the other day, and they seem to have left about half their life left now.
But then, Ford OE last me about 1/3rd more since i brake hard most of the time.
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Hey cyber, these were supergrip, indian made.
compared to OE, they throw out much less dust.
But one thing though.
I had them checked the other day, and they seem to have left about half their life left now.
But then, Ford OE last me about 1/3rd more since i brake hard most of the time.

mayankk, Dhanushs

Looking fwd to the side panels opening etc - in my Fiesta, the side panels rattle on rough patches - Only in mine? Rattling has some relation to power windows I guess

Now I want to try opening it and checking this myself. Any help will be appreciated!

Thanks in advance
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DIY: How to clean/replace Air Filter

Car: Ford Ikon Flair

Step 1: Remove Screws. As shown in the figure, remove the four screws that hold the filter box in place. As the location of the screws are a bit tricky, a magnetic screw driver might have a slight edge.
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Could you tell me which screw driver/tool you used? I tried to unscrew these in my ikon today, but couldn't with the regular or star screw drivers. An allen key I have fits, but it is too short/small to reach all the screws.
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Could you tell me which screw driver/tool you used? I tried to unscrew these in my ikon today, but couldn't with the regular or star screw drivers. An allen key I have fits, but it is too short/small to reach all the screws.
Hey Jaguar,

I used the normal flat screw driver. Well, it worked in my case, as the air filter element is removed on every service, which happens in about ~4 months.

I'm sure with the right tool, it should be easy enough.

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