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Old 13th January 2009, 09:45   #31
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Great work guys. I just love it when a DIY can be done which so resoundingly answers the pricing policies of car makers in India.
Keep going.
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Phew !! Fantastic effort guys !
One of the best DIY jobs ever done on forum.

PS: Are there any holes behind the number plates in Ikon? or is it just normal flat sheet metal?
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Old 13th January 2009, 11:43   #33
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Cool work Benny and Condor. Seems like your DIYs are a hit everytime. Next time i would be privileged to give my car as test vehicle.
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Old 13th January 2009, 12:32   #34
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Billiant stuff that Benny and condor.

Real neat DIY and great pictorial guide as well.
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Old 13th January 2009, 13:56   #35
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Samarth, didnt i tell you the wait would be worth it? Try it out. Else we can meet sometime and implement it. Pretty simple now, as all the R&D has been done by Condor.
Worth every minute of the wait man. Awesome stuff. Once you have it done in your car lets meet at the same place we met the last time. Would love to see it in action.
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Benny,

That is an awesome DIY.. Kudos my man
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Old 13th January 2009, 14:33   #37
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Is it possible to try out the lever from fiesta , if it is cheaper .
I certainly do not think the Fiesta mechanism would come cheaper. I may be wrong, though.

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pardon my ignorance . Is it possible to remove the fuel lid opener lever also and replace it with the combination one (fuel + boot lever) from indigo
On the Ikon, the fuel cap is a seperate mechanism which is coupled to the central locking system of the car. It can be opened only when the door locks are open. The boot release is seperate from this arrangement.

I remember Parwath mention that the lever we source should be a single lever type. So, should source one from possibly the Wagon R or the Sumo.

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good work there,you make it sound real simple and i really know that the boot release as a very important feature!!
It certainly is, cost is what kept away people.

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Wonderful, Benny and Condor.
You could probably open a DIY workshops at Your garage
Not a bad idea, actually.

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Great work guys. I just love it when a DIY can be done which so resoundingly answers the pricing policies of car makers in India.
Keep going.
That was the main intention.

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Phew !! Fantastic effort guys !
One of the best DIY jobs ever done on forum.

PS: Are there any holes behind the number plates in Ikon? or is it just normal flat sheet metal?
Prajesh, i dont remember since i havent removed the number plate, but i believe there arent any holes. Why?

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Cool work Benny and Condor. Seems like your DIYs are a hit everytime. Next time i would be privileged to give my car as test vehicle.
Between, what happened to your LED experiment?!

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Billiant stuff that Benny and condor.

Real neat DIY and great pictorial guide as well.
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Benny,

That is an awesome DIY.. Kudos my man
The honours to Condor, who seems to be media-shy, as of now.

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Worth every minute of the wait man. Awesome stuff. Once you have it done in your car lets meet at the same place we met the last time. Would love to see it in action.
Sure, let me know when you want to meet. Will have to get the car accordingly.
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Nice work ben & parwath. So whats the new partnership upto apart from DIYing remote release ?

Did you take a peek at the SX4's ?
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Old 13th January 2009, 15:11   #39
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Between, what happened to your LED experiment?!
Dont ask!! I tried out the second DIY (with the 6 LEDs and one resistor). All seemed to be go well until after sometime, there was smoke all over. The whole circuit burnt off. I still have not managed to find out what went wrong! May be my foundation was not correct.

As of now, dropped that plan and now back to my old setup.

BTW this is a brilliant DIY. I dont need to do this as i already have a Boot Release Setup in my ZXI. (lucky me!!) - No offence to you mate, just that looking at my previous experience on DIY, i might just goof it up

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John, we didnt check out the SX4, but what kind of a setup does it have?

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Dont ask!! I tried out the second DIY (with the 6 LEDs and one resistor). All seemed to be go well until after sometime, there was smoke all over. The whole circuit burnt off. I still have not managed to find out what went wrong! May be my foundation was not correct.
Looks like you confused the series and parallel arrangments.
Its supposed to be 6 LEDs, with two parallel arms, each having 3 LEDs with a resistor in series on each arm.

This is off-topic here, so we can take it up on the other thread.
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Benbsb29 - great show - good ingenuity

I have always felt even the conventional location of boot release is quite inconvenient to reach and one mixes up with the fuel lid release

it would be good if you can extend this cable all the way to the front and bring it out via the dash board to the right bottom of steering ( where normally the mirror/head lamp adjust controls lay )

then you can place a nice vintage Amby headlight switch ( the pulling type ) or maybe a toggle switch which would give you that good feeling everytime you open the boot !
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@ Benny
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6.5k kept you away from the Ikon, Hari? I am sure you can afford that much!
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Cool Job Benny/Parwath,
The lack of remote boot release was one of the reasons among others that made me decide against Ikon, but now you have provided a neat and cost effective solution I'm sure all Ikon owners here will be doing it soon.
Congrats on a job well done again.
BTW what's next??
I hope that explains what I meant.
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Yesterday at the reliance outlet I bought some plastic clips for guiding the running wires.
There is a small sticker behind them and a wedge to keep the wires in place.
Cost was about Rs 30 for a pack containing 24.
Offer buy one get one free.

Each clip is about 1*1 cm in size.
Some thing like this one.


Let me know if you want.
I can pick it up and courier it over if you don't find them there.

Great Job.
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Old 13th January 2009, 18:46   #44
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Here is a pic of the loop which was created to take care of the excess length of the cable. Didnt have the pic with me earlier to post it.

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great work there benny and condor. It suddenly struck me that old jeeps used to have those "pull to stop the engine" mechanisms with lever or knob on dash. Probably you could it install something like that till you find a fitting lever. I guess it would be a very cheap solution temporarily.
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