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Old 26th April 2017, 18:28   #571
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Hi All,

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I still have stock tyres running 165/65 R14 (Steel & Alloy). Hence was wondering if the stock tyres can be upgraded to something better to improve the ground clearance, better if it would be a straight fit without any major changes.

Also Is it possible to upgrade the stock headlights to something better without any wiring changes or any uncessary load on the battery?
Hi! You can certainly upgrade both.

For tyres, upgrade to 175/65 R14 ones from the stock 165/65 R14 tyres. GC will increase by about 6.5 mm.

For headlamps, go for Osram Nightbreakers or Philips Extreme Visions. They are of the same wattage as the stock bulbs, but are brighter. The improvement varies depending on the reflector design. Do note that these tend to have a shorter life than regular bulbs.

Also, for better illumination, you can use your fog lamps while driving at night, in addition to the headlamps.

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A/c does not work well if the car is slightly hot - had a bad experience as I had a long drive through the day. Service centre keeps denying that there is any issue!!!
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A/c does not work well if the car is slightly hot - had a bad experience as I had a long drive through the day. Service centre keeps denying that there is any issue!!!
The Xcent has a weak AC inspite of rear AC vents. In summers the AC cannot chill the cabin. It will just manage to keep temperature at comfortable levels. I am afraid service centre might not be able to do much about this.
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The Xcent has a weak AC inspite of rear AC vents. In summers the AC cannot chill the cabin. It will just manage to keep temperature at comfortable levels. I am afraid service centre might not be able to do much about this.
Which model are you referring to petrol or diesel. I have a diesel Xcent and would say the AC is very good cools the cabin quickly and also keeps the temperature cool.

Even when parked in the hot Sun for a few hours the cabin cools down way faster than my Swift.
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I believe this may be a specific technical issue with Xcents (especially petrol ones) that are equipped with the automatic climate control system (ACC). In all the diesel Xcent taxis (without rear A/C vents) that I have travelled in, the A/C cooled the cabin very well, keeping me quite cool even at the rear in summer.

To those who're facing an issue with the Xcent's A/C, could you please share the type of A/C (manual or ACC) your car has, and the fuel it runs on?

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Hi, I have an Xcent Manual Petrol (Manual AC) and the AC does struggle to keep the cabin cool in direct sunlight. You just have cool air blowing from the vent but the rest of the cabin remains warmer. I believe its due to the smaller compressor used in the Xcent and Grand i10.
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Mine is an Xcent Automatic (Pertrol) model. Suffer the same problems. Get some air from the vent. Car remains warmer. The rear seat vent is space waste. Could have got rid of it. No use whatsoever.
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Had the same issue about the ac not cooling at all in my petrol xcent. Then sent the car to the service centre where it was diagnosed that the ac filter was choked . After cleaning the cooling has improved significantly . Since the service interval is 1 yr might be worthwhile getting the same cleaned atleast 6 monthly.
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Ours is a petrol Xcent with manual AC.
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Every 3-6 months I visit service center and get my AC filter cleaned (Bangalore / Petrol AT). After cleaning it performs well for a couple of months and then even the LO setting is just a helicopter making loud noise but not as much effective as I would have liked.
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I believe this may be a specific technical issue with Xcents (especially petrol ones) that are equipped with the automatic climate control system (ACC). In all the diesel Xcent taxis (without rear A/C vents) that I have travelled in, the A/C cooled the cabin very well, keeping me quite cool even at the rear in summer.

To those who're facing an issue with the Xcent's A/C, could you please share the type of A/C (manual or ACC) your car has, and the fuel it runs on?
Count my Xcent in on this.
Ours is a Petrol SX(O) variant. As mentioned in another reply, after doing the cleaning of A/C vents and filter, the A/C effect remains good for a month or so, and back to square one after that.
My family really complains about the power of the rear AC vents.
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Had a scary experience driving on ORR y'day. The steering wheel suddenly turned lifeless. Luckily, I was able to stop the vehicle in a corner and switch off the ignition.
On restarting, the behaviour was not observed again.

This problem has been mentioned earlier also. Is there any resolution ?
My 2 year service is due next week. So any inputs will help
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Every 3-6 months I visit service center and get my AC filter cleaned (Bangalore / Petrol AT). After cleaning it performs well for a couple of months and then even the LO setting is just a helicopter making loud noise but not as much effective as I would have liked.
Hi, is the AC filter cleaning a DIY job or we have to visit HSC?

Does the filter choke due to dust or pollen from all the trees?

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Hi, is the AC filter cleaning a DIY job or we have to visit HSC?

Does the filter choke due to dust or pollen from all the trees?

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I have not done a DIY as what the SA told is that you have to remove the panel (don't remember if it was behind dashboard or glove compartment) to access the AC filter. Since it is typically in warranty, I have never been charged for this service. If you aren't sure, you can also visit during one of their customer appreciation days and get these minor things serviced for free

I have seen the AC filter getting black (before cleaning) so I guess that is the dust from Bangalore roads. Once it's cleaned, the results are instantaneous (till about a month or two!)
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Hi, is the AC filter cleaning a DIY job or we have to visit HSC?

Does the filter choke due to dust or pollen from all the trees?

Nikhil
I came across this video on cleaning cabin air filter in Xcent and tried it during the weekend. Its fairly easy to do.


I can confirm a modest improvement in the AC cooling. I haven't tested it much as it has been rainy and overcast here for the last few days.
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