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Old 7th April 2009, 13:26   #181
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With the recent trip to Tiruvannamalai, I completed the 12K KMs

unfortunately I had to break open my car since we left the Key inside the boot and the car was locked

Finally it was opened with the help of a 2-wheeler mechanic. Opening the beading and using a rod to unlatch the lock helped to open the door.

With this operation, I started to hear rattling in the driver side door. I went to Vijay Motors today and got it fixed. The rattleing sound was due to the fact that one thin rod that connects the Door handle key lock (marked by white circle) was slipped from its position. Luckily nothing happened.

All well in 250 bucks. Happy motoring!!!!!!!

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Old 7th April 2009, 20:22   #182
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Congrats on doing 12K. On long trips I always have my wife carry the spare key with her in her purse for such eventualities.

But I am glad nothing serious happened and afterall al well that ends well.
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unfortunately I had to break open my car since we left the Key inside the boot and the car was locked

Finally it was opened with the help of a 2-wheeler mechanic. Opening the beading and using a rod to unlatch the lock helped to open the door.
Hi Mahesh,

You know what I keep a spare key in my wallet, these keys are specially designed to be kept in wallet and can be bought and duplicated from a reputed computerized key maker, these keys dont have the plastic area so therefore are not thick and feels like not more then 3 coins in the wallet.

Will cost you around 200-250rs.

Cheers.
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Hi Mahesh,

You know what I keep a spare key in my wallet, these keys are specially designed to be kept in wallet and can be bought and duplicated from a reputed computerized key maker, these keys dont have the plastic area so therefore are not thick and feels like not more then 3 coins in the wallet.

Will cost you around 200-250rs.

Cheers.
Thats an excellent idea. I will try to look out for one here. Thanks man.
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Congratulations on using the car they way it is meant to be. And oh yes, the spare key, a must if you're leaving the city.
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ok, got my first mod done in my Aveo.

Went to Sathya (EVO, in Cambridge Layout) and got my Head Lamp bulbs changed. Went for the 90/100w mico bosch bulb. With the cut-off kit costed me 900 bucks. And I definitely see a good improvement than the stock bulbs.

Hope it helps my night driving!!!
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Mr.M-ModAveo,

What is this sir! Just a headlight change! I was expecting something more!

But yes, if you have just migrated to 90/100, the change will be very very noticeable. Your night drives has just got brighter and you will find larger vehicle giving you some respect (with respect to dimming in request!).
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ok, got my first mod done in my Aveo.

Went to Sathya (EVO, in Cambridge Layout) and got my Head Lamp bulbs changed. Went for the 90/100w mico bosch bulb. With the cut-off kit costed me 900 bucks. And I definitely see a good improvement than the stock bulbs.

Hope it helps my night driving!!!
Does this affect the warranty of electricals in your car?
I wanted to do that for my U-VA and the GM guys told me it would void warranty in case of any electrical issue.
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Does this affect the warranty of electricals in your car?
I wanted to do that for my U-VA and the GM guys told me it would void warranty in case of any electrical issue.
No. It does not. Atleast that's what told by the Vijay Motors SA. I specifically went and checked with them. ofcourse, nothing in writing.
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ok, got my first mod done in my Aveo.

Went to Sathya (EVO, in Cambridge Layout) and got my Head Lamp bulbs changed. Went for the 90/100w mico bosch bulb. With the cut-off kit costed me 900 bucks. And I definitely see a good improvement than the stock bulbs.

Hope it helps my night driving!!!
Hope you have put in the right relays for this high wattage. Otherwise, the wire will burn out during long night drives dur to the heat. I would still recommend to go with 65W. Recently, my friend's h/l burned out on LH side during his return from a long trip due to overheating though he had put in the relays. However, it is your decision.
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Hope you have put in the right relays for this high wattage. Otherwise, the wire will burn out during long night drives dur to the heat. I would still recommend to go with 65W. Recently, my friend's h/l burned out on LH side during his return from a long trip due to overheating though he had put in the relays. However, it is your decision.
Thanks. Yes, I got relay cut off also from same people and installed.
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No. It does not. Atleast that's what told by the Vijay Motors SA. I specifically went and checked with them. ofcourse, nothing in writing.
But sometime back GM guys told me, it would void the warranty in case of any electrical issue. I am not remembering exactly who told me this, either Vijay or Sundaram? Over the phone only i had checked this at that time.
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But sometime back GM guys told me, it would void the warranty in case of any electrical issue. I am not remembering exactly who told me this, either Vijay or Sundaram? Over the phone only i had checked this at that time.
Now you scare me

Anyway, usually its like if you "cut" any wiring in the line, then it voids warranty. But if you are not disturbing the existing line and using then it should be ok. This is what my understanding too.

Hope it does not give any trouble to me.
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^^ the warranty would be void only if there is a cut to the original wiring. If ist is just a clip-on, warranty is still intact.

Enjoy the light, snake man.
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Now you scare me

Anyway, usually its like if you "cut" any wiring in the line, then it voids warranty. But if you are not disturbing the existing line and using then it should be ok. This is what my understanding too.

Hope it does not give any trouble to me.
Sorry for confusing you. Pardon my ignorance. I didn't go through much details.
Yeah, Aveo badly needs a bulb upgrade.

One help from you, Can you please go through this link,
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post1254997 (Chevrolet Aveo 1.4 buying experience and 1200km updates)

Let me know, Do I need to do any further check on rims / tyres.
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