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Old 19th September 2007, 07:54   #241
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We do have this feature in Swift also, but some times irritating too, especially if you wanted to park the car with the parking lights on.

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tell me one thing.. lights goes off when i take the keys off my car [santro]. i thought this a good feature. this saves your battery life as well by putting the lights off when the car is off.

is that in maruti the lights are on with keys off.... i guess thats not so good any ways
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1. Even I had the same problem when closing the hood. You have to leave the hood from a distance so that it locks properly. Dont try to close it by giving pressure, some times it may create a dent if we apply too much pressure. Tell this in the first service and they will adjust. Now the hood closes properly even if you leave it from a short distance.
Thanks Gopi. I dropped it from halfway and it properly locked itself this time! This has solved my locking problem too, now it is a single beep as always.

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2. Though SX4 ground clearance is good, the front bumper is too low compared to the rear and side so there are chances to hit. I think you have to change the front bumper.
I checked with the dealer. He says the bumper (black in color) costs Rs. 2560 and another 2000 odd rupees for recoloring it to red, puttogether the cost would come to Rs. 5400!! This is taken care by the insurance, but I want to know is it advisable to go for insurance now (I just took the vehicle 2 weeks back)?? Will it affect the premium? Thanks.
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hay guys

tell me one thing.. lights goes off when i take the keys off my car [santro]. i thought this a good feature. this saves your battery life as well by putting the lights off when the car is off.

is that in maruti the lights are on with keys off.... i guess thats not so good any ways
Very True @kick throttle. I initially found this funny that My Alto did not do so. Now, its actually Shocking that my SX4 does not do this as well!

I recollect that my Volkswagen Jetta used to turn off headlights and switch to parking lights even if i applied hand brakes.

Ford / GM owners, what about your cars?



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Guys, I took Sx4 delivery 2 weeks back (a supreme red, Zxi w/o leather). So far, I am enjoying the excellent ride Sx4 provides.
Welcome SX4 club kannan!

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hay guys

tell me one thing.. lights goes off when i take the keys off my car [santro]. i thought this a good feature. this saves your battery life as well by putting the lights off when the car is off.

is that in maruti the lights are on with keys off.... i guess thats not so good any ways
There are 3 positions for light, On, Off and door. If you keep in door position, it is on when doors are opened and is off when closed (or after timeout) automatically. I guess you all are talking about this, not headlights. I guess most cars have this feature irrespective of segment.

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I checked with the dealer. He says the bumper (black in color) costs Rs. 2560 and another 2000 odd rupees for recoloring it to red, puttogether the cost would come to Rs. 5400!! This is taken care by the insurance, but I want to know is it advisable to go for insurance now (I just took the vehicle 2 weeks back)?? Will it affect the premium? Thanks.
I claimed insurance for damages in a month, I can't help it. But generally I heard that no-claim bonus is not huge and premium won't go up much if you claim. May be you should ask in insurance forum.
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well u should calculate it how much ncb is there, if kannanmr has transfered this ncb from old car he might be saving more next year then claiming it for 5400.
i transfered my ncb from old car to my nhc i saved 11000 as ncb and i got 4500 refund from insurance as i sold my old car and on pro-rata basis for the balance period i.e from sept to febuary08
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There are 3 positions for light, On, Off and door. If you keep in door position, it is on when doors are opened and is off when closed (or after timeout) automatically. I guess you all are talking about this, not headlights. I guess most cars have this feature irrespective of segment.
@Sathya, I guess the talk was about the beeps we hear on leaving the head lights on and remove the key ring? Then it went on to why does the headlight even stay on when the key is removed when cars like Santro switch them off automatically when the keys are removed.
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@Sathya, I guess the talk was about the beeps we hear on leaving the head lights on and remove the key ring? Then it went on to why does the headlight even stay on when the key is removed when cars like Santro switch them off automatically when the keys are removed.
Yeah..I was talking about the headlights...

It will be useful in case you want to keep the lights on when you have turned off the engine..
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Also, sometimes, when I press the lock button in the keyless entry thing, I hear 3 short beeps rather than 1 beep. The car gets locked though. What does these 3 short beeps mean? When I unlock it sounds only 2 beeps.
TIA guys!
When you press lock button on remote, if all the doors are shut closed properly it will beep once. If someone is still getting out of the car, then the door is open, and when you press lock on the remote, it will beep thrice and when the door is shut properly the car is locked.

So when it beeps thrice you neeed to check if all the doors are closed properly. Once you close the door all doors are locked and you will not hear beeps further.
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We do have this feature in Swift also, but some times irritating too, especially if you wanted to park the car with the parking lights on.
You mean, put on the parking lights and leave the car parked and locked? What is the reason to put on the parking lights and leave the car? I will never do that!
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You mean, put on the parking lights and leave the car parked and locked? What is the reason to put on the parking lights and leave the car? I will never do that!
I used to park the car with parking lights on and locked, when I used to purchase and return in short duration. The light is useful when there is minimal road light so that other vehicles coming behind can see the car.
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Some of the Spare parts cost for SX4 is less compared to Swift.
Fuel Filter, Brake shoe, Brake Pad are cheaper.
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You mean, put on the parking lights and leave the car parked and locked? What is the reason to put on the parking lights and leave the car? I will never do that!
Only when you need to park the car one-road sides on nights were streetlights are not present.(not the overnight parking) At least most of us in Kerala need and used to do it.
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Thanks Sathya.

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When you press lock button on remote, if all the doors are shut closed properly it will beep once. If someone is still getting out of the car, then the door is open, and when you press lock on the remote, it will beep thrice and when the door is shut properly the car is locked.

So when it beeps thrice you neeed to check if all the doors are closed properly. Once you close the door all doors are locked and you will not hear beeps further.
Ya, thats the first thing I checked, but all doors were closed properly. Anyway, now everything is back to normal, I dont know what got fixed or what I started doing right!
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Welcome SX4 club kannan!

There are 3 positions for light, On, Off and door. If you keep in door position, it is on when doors are opened and is off when closed (or after timeout) automatically. I guess you all are talking about this, not headlights. I guess most cars have this feature irrespective of
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i am so sorry my friend sathya, but i guess we were talking about the headlights and not the cabin light. well all cars have the "ON,DOORS,OFF" modes on the cabin lights. and as its directly connected to the batter, the keys "in or out" makes no diffrence at all ....

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Hey Gopi,
That was a useful post. Thanks
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Some of the Spare parts cost for SX4 is less compared to Swift.
Fuel Filter, Brake shoe, Brake Pad are cheaper.
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