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Old 9th June 2015, 09:47   #676
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The navigation software is Okish, but the rest is worse. It does hang once in while. The MP3 player has a mind of its own, be happy it at least plays.
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I have seen many pics of the Pioneer Touchscreen HUs installed on the GV. I would however admit that the MMI unit looks perfect though on the GV Console. Since you want to add Comps etc dont you think a Pioneer, Alpine, JBL, Sony etc would make sense rather than the MMI unit. And i think even these units can be teamed up with the Steering Controls easily.
http://pioneer-india.in/product-cate...nt/head-units/
I have been eyeing these for some time now. Just waiting to get a GV first
Thanks for the inputs. Will look at the established brands also.

@Desmosedici - best of luck in your search. If you get a good piece just grab it. A bit of premium paid would be definitely worth it as the Grand Vitara is an excellent vehicle.
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One of the quirks in Grand Vitara is the driver's side floor mat. It has the tendency to bunch up under the brake pedal, and pretty much disable the brakes. After 2-3 close calls, I had removed the floor mat. But I found a fix, I got a metal worker to attach a aluminium sheet to the bottom of the floor mat. Now the floor mat can't bend.

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One of the quirks in Grand Vitara is the driver's side floor mat. It has the tendency to bunch up under the brake pedal, and pretty much disable the brakes. After 2-3 close calls, I had removed the floor mat. But I found a fix, I got a metal worker to attach a aluminium sheet to the bottom of the floor mat. Now the floor mat can't bend.

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Before trying aluminium did you try velcro? My foot mats used to slide around and all I did was buy velcro tape and stick on with fevi bond. In months the mat didn't even move.

Your aluminium may work but velcro is the simplest
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It was messing with brakes, so I didn't want to take any risks.
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It was messing with brakes, so I didn't want to take any risks.
I didn't see any clips to secure the mats so the velcro is lesser risk than the aluminium plate. The velcro ensures the mat doesn't budge.
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I find that there is a subwoofer unit under the front passenger seat. But the service manual does not show any separate wiring for the same. Are you able to separately control the subwoofer volume? Did you change any speakers?
That must be an aftermarket installation by one of the previous owners - should be a shallow sub. Could you post pics of the unit please?

Does your car have a OE Head Unit or a touchscreen aftermarket one?
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That must be an aftermarket installation by one of the previous owners - should be a shallow sub. Could you post pics of the unit please?

Does your car have a OE Head Unit or a touchscreen aftermarket one?
My car has the OE head unit. Subsequent to my post I found the circuit diagram in the service manual.

The colours of the wires seem to match with the circuit diagram. So I presume it is OE fitment. The plastic housing had the words "Active Sub Woofer" embossed.

The next two photos are views from the front & from the rear. Pls. pardon the quality as I had to hold a torch in one hand and do single handed clicking.

BTW - does anybody have any Indian source for the window rain deflectors?
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Looks like OE Sub. Located under the front seat.
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I was told by the SA that the sub is in front, on top of the dashboard. It's the hump above the Center air vents. Unless different models have different locations.
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Guys, wanted to share my joy. Have been on the look out of 2.4 Liter MT Vitara for few months. Last week acquired a 2011 model in pristine condition 1500 kms away from my place. Sudev was quite instrumental in helping me assess the car. I am based out of Mumbai and would love to catch up with folks around and learn more about the car. Any pointers for the service centre in Mumbai?
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I was told by the SA that the sub is in front, on top of the dashboard. It's the hump above the Center air vents. Unless different models have different locations.
No... the sub is under the front passenger seat, always was.

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Guys, wanted to share my joy. Have been on the look out of 2.4 Liter MT Vitara for few months. Last week acquired a 2011 model in pristine condition 1500 kms away from my place. Sudev was quite instrumental in helping me assess the car. I am based out of Mumbai and would love to catch up with folks around and learn more about the car. Any pointers for the service centre in Mumbai?
Congrats, any chance it was the golden color Vitara with only 28000kms on it? Resale of 2.4L is so rare, if you don't mind how much did you pay for it? PM if you don't want it in public. I gotta know...

You can take it to any good Maruti workshop, and you can use SX4 petrol car consumables. Don't fall for any suspicious sounding expensive parts. It is cheaper than maintaining a Swift diesel car.
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No... the sub is under the front passenger seat, always was.



Congrats, any chance it was the golden color Vitara with only 28000kms on it? Resale of 2.4L is so rare, if you don't mind how much did you pay for it? PM if you don't want it in public. I gotta know...

You can take it to any good Maruti workshop, and you can use SX4 petrol car consumables. Don't fall for any suspicious sounding expensive parts. It is cheaper than maintaining a Swift diesel car.
Yes, you got it right. will PM you for the price. I got it serviced at motorcraft-Noida before driving to Mumbai but due to paucity of time, could not change the transmission oil and Brake oil. Service guy was of the opinion that do not change it before embarking on a long trip.

2.4 Lt has sub woofer in the dash on top of AC vents.

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The transmission oil is not due until 40000kms, so don't worry about it.

So 2.4L has the Sub in the dash, that is interesting. It also has 6-CD changer, right?

How was your drive experience from Delhi to Mumbai? BTW, your location says Delhi, that is a bit confusing.
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The transmission oil is not due until 40000kms, so don't worry about it.

So 2.4L has the Sub in the dash, that is interesting. It also has 6-CD changer, right?

How was your drive experience from Delhi to Mumbai? BTW, your location says Delhi, that is a bit confusing.
Manual says 40,000 Km or 4 years so was planning to change. It does have a 6 CD changer. Drive was pretty interesting as I was also exploring the car, acceleration at higher speed is really good, you have to keep a watch on speedometer else you will be easily doing insane speed. I felt that post 40-50kmph, car gains momentum really quickly without any indication so it is important to keep an eye on the speed. I did Delhi-Mumbai in 22 hours, we were 2 drivers. End of the journey, there was no fatigue and this was after i had only 5-6 hours of sleep cumulatively in last 2 days preceding the trip.
I have been in Mumbai for more than 5 years now, never changed the location on the forum.
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Guys, wanted to share my joy. Have been on the look out of 2.4 Liter MT Vitara for few months. Last week acquired a 2011 model in pristine condition 1500 kms away from my place. Sudev was quite instrumental in helping me assess the car. I am based out of Mumbai and would love to catch up with folks around and learn more about the car. Any pointers for the service centre in Mumbai?
Congrats Man. Where are you based in Mumbai. I would like to see your GV. Are you going to change the number to MH or going to leave it as is. Thats one of the reasons i am hunting for a MH vehicle.Reduces unwanted stress on the wallet.

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