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Old 26th August 2015, 21:59   #7576
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Thanks for the pics vaspro

Also you have mentioned it is just 2 sensors, where has it been placed in the front bumper? Can you also post a pic of the sensors from outside?
I didn't post the pic as it came out too dark. Will try to take a better pic tomorrow. For now here you go:
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Also refer to pic 5 in my earlier post which shows the schematic diagram, real install will be exactly similar. Sensor is placed right below the fog lamp and gives 30 degree coverage I guess (refer to pic 4 of earlier post)
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Awesome! Thanks for posting the pictures.



The thing seems to be near perfect with only eyesore - the audio buzzer switch is drilled into the plastic panel? Are there any different models that wouldn't need this drilling?



And if you don't mind, price please

pardon my ignorance abirnale but im really not understanding use of a forward sensor, rear makes sense but why/when would you need the fwd one.
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Vinit, parking in a tight spot with nose facing the spot is difficult. Also taking car out in apartment parking where the pillars are super close to turning points would be a difficulty too. And then in b2b traffic, a biker when tries to squeeze between your car and next, you get an idea of how close call that is and either push him or pull out.

These are few examples why the proximity sensors in front may be of help too.
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Did you get your car repaired? If yes can you share some details around it.
Ohh, that's sad but thankfully it's a minor scratch and IMO it should be rectified through a minor touch up work. The Mahindra body shop should able to rectify that. In case their quotation is high or quote for replacement, then check with a local body shop.

I still not repaired my car and planning to visit a local workshop this Saturday. Will keep you posted once I get it done.
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Ohh, that's sad but thankfully it's a minor scratch and IMO it should be rectified through a minor touch up work. The Mahindra body shop should able to rectify that. In case their quotation is high or quote for replacement, then check with a local body shop.

I still not repaired my car and planning to visit a local workshop this Saturday. Will keep you posted once I get it done.
Left my car for service today and when I enquired on the estimate for the repair, it would come around 5K is what the SA said.

The work and approx cost involved would be:
1. Bumper rework with painting(half bumper) - 3K
2. Fog lamp replacement (if I opt for) - 1.5K
3. Side black strip replacement - 100 Rs

So overall would be around 5K I think is reasonable.

But still I will check with a local body shop(Thanks abirnale & Ravi sir for the contacts at Sai colorium) and then take a decision. And I might only get the black cladding strip from Mahindra for 100rs, fog lamp I might not change since it is only the scratches which can hold on for now.

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Vinit, parking in a tight spot with nose facing the spot is difficult. Also taking car out in apartment parking where the pillars are super close to turning points would be a difficulty too. And then in b2b traffic, a biker when tries to squeeze between your car and next, you get an idea of how close call that is and either push him or pull out.

These are few examples why the proximity sensors in front may be of help too.
Ok found it avinash the one deleted was the dashcam one. My bad! Thanks for the info. What I would like to know is how would you ' Push him or Pull out'. what exactly did u mean by that
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What I would like to know is how would you ' Push him or Pull out'. what exactly did u mean by that
Being biker myself, I know inherently if one can easily make through the gap. So if i find its going to be tight, I push-in so much that biker does not get in between my car and one ahead. Some times with a little space behind if you pull out the car (reverse) you can let the biker get out through the gap but of course keep watching with keen eye
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My car had it's first minor injury today while taking it out from my parking, it was all my mistake I judged the space wrong, while I was concentrating more on the rear could not notice a small wall and the front left side brushed the wall, here is what happened to my car

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Need help on getting this rectified,

1. Should I approach showroom or a local body shop for the same?
2. The plastic cladding has some deep scratches, how do I get it repaired?
3. Scratches on fog lamp housing, can it be removed? or should I change the fog lamp housing? If yes, how much would it cost?



Did you get your car repaired? If yes can you share some details around it.
I had a similar accident soon after I purchased mine. I did the paint job using the kit from com-paint.com. color that you get there is a perfect match and the output was pretty decent. Kit costed 750rs.
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For now here you go:
Where did you buy these front sensors? I checked with Anant cars today and they said it is not in stock and the accessories guy was not sure on the audi buzzer available for the same. Which showroom has these in stock?
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Being biker myself, I know inherently if one can easily make through the gap. So if i find its going to be tight, I push-in so much that biker does not get in between my car and one ahead. Some times with a little space behind if you pull out the car (reverse) you can let the biker get out through the gap but of course keep watching with keen eye

ok that makes sense at such times the front sensor will be extremely helpful. Is it always on or in particular gears including the neutral gear too.
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Firstly, if your Average speed was that high, then you were driving much faster and hence can expect the mileage to fall. Secondly this is a fairly big and heavy vehicle with a big engine, what figures were you expecting (just for comparison in case they are unrealistic)?

As for acceleration, it should accelerate beyond that speed fairly well so you should check with the Service Centre. However, it is NOT recommended on public roads and highways as it is illegal and also extremely dangerous to you as well as others using these roads.
I think there is overspeed buzzer at 150 kmph. Not a recommended speed at all even if XUV does it fairly squarely.
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I had a similar accident soon after I purchased mine. I did the paint job using the kit from com-paint.com. color that you get there is a perfect match and the output was pretty decent. Kit costed 750rs.
You need to be careful with com-paint on how much you spray. It doesn't match for all colors. I tried it on my Ford Ikon Paprika Red and I can clearly see the color difference.

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Where did you buy these front sensors? I checked with Anant cars today and they said it is not in stock and the accessories guy was not sure on the audi buzzer available for the same. Which showroom has these in stock?
I got them from Sireesh Auto. Fitted them during the PDI. Accessories guy there is quite helpful, Buzzer is part of the kit. Looks like Anant cars never installed one or not interested. Installer guy told me that buzzer volume could be reduced in the system if I find it too loud. However I keep it switched off all the time as visual cues are sufficient in my case.

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My car had it's first minor injury today while taking it out from my parking, it was all my mistake I judged the space wrong, while I was concentrating more on the rear could not notice a small wall and the front left side brushed the wall, here is what happened to my car
Did you get your car repaired? If yes can you share some details around it.
Ohh too bad. This really sucks. I think its a good idea to check outside as well. I have a good trusted neighborhood garage who does body work as well. Let me know if you are still interested, i can give you details.
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I got them from Sireesh Auto. Fitted them during the PDI. Accessories guy there is quite helpful, Buzzer is part of the kit. Looks like Anant cars never installed one or not interested. Installer guy told me that buzzer volume could be reduced in the system if I find it too loud. However I keep it switched off all the time as visual cues are sufficient in my case.
Thanks Vaspro, till date I am waiting for an update from the accessory guy and no signs of him. Will check with Sireesh auto if I get a chance to travel to that part of the city sometime.

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Ohh too bad. This really sucks. I think its a good idea to check outside as well. I have a good trusted neighborhood garage who does body work as well. Let me know if you are still interested, i can give you details.
Thanks for the help buddy I have got this repaired at half of the cost from at Sai Colorium, Bangalore and from what showroom guys mentioned and my car looks all new. I have posted an update in my ownership thread.

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The FE in MID has max limit of 18 kmpl. On highways the display stays at 18 for more than 50% of the time. Can I infer that my XUV gives more than 18 kmpl or Mahindra thinks that it cannot give more than 18 kmpl.
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