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Old 5th November 2013, 12:46   #46
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Hi,

Very impressed with the DIY. Hats off to you people for daring to explore the various hidden features of our very beloved Beat.

Inspired by you and this thread, I managed to open the meter console of my Chevy Beat (Tcdi: LT Version: Jan 2012). I did solder the tact switch as mentioned in this thread but nothing has happened. No distance to empty signal, no avg speed or Outside temp signal as well.

I dont know what to do next. I tried every possibility to it and even tried different tact switches but it all went in vain.

Any help will be much appreciated.
Thanks guys.

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Shubham
Oh.. It is unfortunate that the feature didn't work for you.

Is there a chance that diesel variant does not have this feature?
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GM removed the feature from latest versions?

All of us did with me were having petrol versions.

Whoever is doing this, please get it checked by removing the button without opening the console and using a wire.
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Old 5th November 2013, 13:36   #47
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This is a great discovery!! I used to wonder about the DTE sign and the avg km/hr on my DIY.
But I feel we, the diesel Beat owners are unlucky. The petrol Beat shares its engine and tune and all that stuff with the American version. But the diesel was specially made for India (I guess), so thats why only the petrol owners will be able to unlock their DIYs. GM could have atleast enabled the feature for the petrol version, maybe they will with their next upgrade.
On a completely OT stuff, I really like the speedo console of the Chevy Sonic (Google it). Sonic, by every measure looks like the elder sibling of the Beat, wish GM could bring it here and pitch it against i20/Swift, but they brought the idiotic Sail-UVA instead.
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Is there a chance that diesel variant does not have this feature?
Or
GM removed the feature from latest versions?

All of us did with me were having petrol versions.
Now that is a difficult situation

Did any Beat Petrol users tried DIY in their car which they bought post Beat Diesel launch?

Did GM altogether removed the hardware from Beat Diesel to save some bucks?


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Old 7th November 2013, 02:50   #49
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Talking Re: Chevrolet Beat DIY - Unlocking Features in the Speedo console

My Beaty too got minor facelift

It was quite easy than expected.

Thanks a ton to @salbin, @Soumyajit9, @ramkris and of course the Russian guy

Also special thanks to my better-half who gave me a company and helped me with torch/lighting, tools, suggestions, etc.

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Amazing work guys! I'm dumbfounded.

Btw Does anyone have any idea on, where to get the schematic circuit diagrams for the beats Instrument cluster?
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Old 7th November 2013, 14:42   #51
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I am from Pune and would be more than willing to try this mod on my Beat LT, though I am not good with the nuts and bolts stuff.

Do you know anyone in Mumbai who does such mod job?

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Superbly documented thread. One of the most useful DIYs for Beat LT owners. Not useful for me because mine is a PS model; but very useful for LT owners. A lot of discussion in Beat thread was technical, and this thread just tops it.

PS: read that it can be done on PS too! Anyone in Pune adventurous enough to do this mod? I will join you.
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Beat owners in Bangalore, there are a few guys who are attempting this mod in their Beats, and have a few spare switches. Please PM me for details if anyone wants a switch.
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Old 18th November 2013, 14:15   #53
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Thanks to Sablin (For discovery and sending across the switch), me and yogesh completed the process in Navi Mumbai and both our Beat's have this feature activated

The DTE after filling the fuel full tank was 658 Kms!!!
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Great find!

I am willing to do this mod on my brother's Beat LS, but sadly the switches mentioned in the link in OP are sold out. I'm unable to find these switches elsewhere on Ebay.

Can these be ordered from elsewhere? Or a BHP'ian left with some spare switches?
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Thanks to Sablin (For discovery and sending across the switch), me and yogesh completed the process in Navi Mumbai and both our Beat's have this feature activated
The DTE after filling the fuel full tank was 658 Kms!!!
Good to know that you have done it.
658kms is amazing figure!
The max I got is 596kms that too only once.

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Great find!
I am willing to do this mod on my brother's Beat LS, but sadly the switches mentioned in the link in OP are sold out. I'm unable to find these switches elsewhere on Ebay.
Can these be ordered from elsewhere? Or a BHP'ian left with some spare switches?
You can get the switches from in.rsdelivers.com
http://in.rsdelivers.com/product/alp...e/7582041.aspx
or
http://in.rsdelivers.com/product/alp...e/7582045.aspx
Both will do the job, but the second one will have better tactile feedback.
MOQ is 10nos.
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Great find!

I am willing to do this mod on my brother's Beat LS, but sadly the switches mentioned in the link in OP are sold out. I'm unable to find these switches elsewhere on Ebay.

Can these be ordered from elsewhere? Or a BHP'ian left with some spare switches?
Pls send me a message i have few left with me!
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Thanks Yogi. You got my message.

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Pls send me a message i have few left with me!
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658kms is amazing figure!
The max I got is 596kms that too only once.
I got 778 kms after filling till auto-cut.
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I got 778 kms after filling till auto-cut.
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OMG! 778!
You should have been driving in a highway with extremely good FE (22~25kmpl) just few minutes before fueling.
This may be the reason behind GM masking the feature.

This kind of huge difference in figures from vehicle to vehicle will only make their service guys run mad, if it was given by GM.
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OMG! 778!
You should have been driving in a highway with extremely good FE (22~25kmpl) just few minutes before fueling.
This may be the reason behind GM masking the feature.
This kind of huge difference in figures from vehicle to vehicle will only make their service guys run mad, if it was given by GM.
The details of total journey is as follows:
Photo-1: City~79 kms, Highway~197 kms (Clicked after ~13 kms City driving)
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Photo-2: City~107 kms, Highway~263 kms (Clicked after ~13 kms City driving)
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Photo-3: City~178 kms, Highway~395 kms (Clicked after ~13 kms City driving)
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Photo-4: City~212 kms, Highway~395 kms (Clicked after ~34 kms City driving)
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Photo-5: City~217 kms, Highway~395 kms (Clicked after ~39 kms City driving, just afetr refuelling till auto-cut)
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For Total ~ 613 kms (City~217kms & Highway~396 kms) 29.3 l petrol was consumed; FE~21 kmpl

Very true; huge difference in figures from vehicle to vehicle would have certainly made Chevrolet service guys run mad. Therefore Chevrolet likely have masked the feature.
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