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Old 4th February 2012, 18:08   #256
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Fleecing... certainly no. Heck they are one of the cheapest vehicles to maintain. A normal oil change service of my Fort costs around 2800 Rs. Mind you the Fort drinks about 6.5 lts of oil.
I recently happened to TD most of the 10L bracket diesel sedans and all of them had oil change service cost north of 4000 Rs.
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So my only worry now remains the 5000 kms interval when I am required to visit the service centre. I will clarify this when I pay them a visit in the next week. If all goes well, I may put in my booking next week itself.
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So, in the quest of exploring my Fortuner more and to add Ipod and Aux functionality to my stock Fortuner stereo by adding a USA SPEC Adapter (PA15-TOY) like this one - USA SPEC: PA15-TOY (cost on ebay - eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices around 7K landing in India), I experimented with opening up my dashboard myself. And here's what I found, which I am adding for everyone's benefit in this new separate topic which I have started here on How to remove the stock stereo of the Toyota Fortuner - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...-fortuner.html

Hope that helps someone planning a DIY Stereo Upgrade or Ipod functionality for your stock Toyota Fortuner Stereo.

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Hi dkaile,

While in Mumbai, I stumbled upon this strange contraption on the rear number plates of a White Fortuner.
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Any clues as to what it can be?
Maybe Herr Guderian can throw some light too.
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Maybe Herr Guderian can throw some light too.
Hi dkaile/Monaro,
I thought at first it did exactly that...throw light - additional light - on the number plate But then had a closer closer look saw no visible sign of wiring etc. So thought it could be just an ornament - a bling thing !
My guess - though you are absolutely right about one thing - strange it is, by George !

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Hi dkaile,

While in Mumbai, I stumbled upon this strange contraption on the rear number plates of a White Fortuner.
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Maybe Herr Guderian can throw some light too.
Difficult to make out. Maybe a Reverse Camera contraption or just some plain old more chrome on the no. plate... lolz
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Difficult to make out. Maybe a Reverse Camera contraption or just some plain old more chrome on the no. plate... lolz

It is the reverse camera. I think a member from Kerala also has this installed on his Fortuner.
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Wouldn't the reverse camera be better mounted on the bumper for a better FoV (Field of Vision) and distance perception ?
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Wouldn't the reverse camera be better mounted on the bumper for a better FoV (Field of Vision) and distance perception ?
In the facelifted Fortuner too, it is mounted inside/below the rear chrome garnish. The magic of wide angle... lolz
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In the facelifted Fortuner too, it is mounted inside/below the rear chrome garnish. The magic of wide angle... lolz
Oh ? OK...I suppose height helps greatly too to improve the over all FoV perception in a 2D image. I was thinking of the bumper - as it is the southern most tip of the continent and nothing beyond it to bump ! In the high mounted RC would the bumper lip/tip be visible on the screen ?

Nevertheless - nice, coming to think of it - as here then the only thing to be drilled for the wires is the number plate and not the bumper or anything else and the wires can be routed up - into the existing number plate light unit and away it goes. Neat. Begining to appreciate the design of the strange contraption now. One learns.
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It is the reverse camera. I think a member from Kerala also has this installed on his Fortuner.
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Its indeed reverse camera. I have it installed in my Fort.
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Its indeed reverse camera. I have it installed in my Fort.
Hi Dilip,
Thanks for the info and snap. But your gizmo looks much better - or does it have a chrome cover on top of this ?
And was my assumption of the drilling and the routing of the wire correct in the earlier post ? I can make out from the snap, very faintly, a wire going up from the number plate - is that right ?
Shall be thankful if you could let me know the total cost involved in installing this.
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Hi Dilip,
Thanks for the info and snap. But your gizmo looks much better - or does it have a chrome cover on top of this ?
And was my assumption of the drilling and the routing of the wire correct in the earlier post ? I can make out from the snap, very faintly, a wire going up from the number plate - is that right ?
Shall be thankful if you could let me know the total cost involved in installing this.
Sir,Have noted your number,shall call you when I see the Tfort next week.
Th reverse cam sells for 3k on ebay global.I have installed it on my innova.
Quite an easy install,just have to connect it to the reverse lamp and the AV out to the screen.So when you engage reverse,the rear image is displayed on the dvd player.
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Th reverse cam sells for 3k on ebay global.I have installed it on my innova.
Quite an easy install,just have to connect it to the reverse lamp and the AV out to the screen.So when you engage reverse,the rear image is displayed on the dvd player.
This is actually a nice way of fitting it without drilling holes in the parent metal/bumper. How is the clarity? Can you post a few images of it during the day and at night please? Also, how long, after you engage the reverse gear, does the camera turn on? I ve seen a few cameras that have a delay of around 5 secs, doesn't sound much but is irritating when you need to wait with the reverse gear engaged.
Can you please post the e-bay link that has it for everybody's benefit here?
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