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Old 12th November 2014, 11:02   #286
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Hyundai service personnel aren't very knowledgeable. I dropped my Eon for service at Advaith and asked for AC filter, they argued till the cows came home that such part doesn't exist. I had to get the manual and educate them.
The AC filter bit might not be lack of knowledge, it might be laziness. Getting to the filter and cleaning/replacing it requires a variety of contortions, and I've found them reluctant to do this.

I once had a service advisor even tell me not to fit the AC filter, since it will clog up with dust, and cause reduced AC effectiveness. I almost wonder whether he wanted to set me up for an evaporator replacement (either by rusting/leakage) caused by this!
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I ve been a diehard core hyundai diesel fan since i started using verna vgt diesel since 2007.

Excellent refinement, little diesel clutter, premium feel is what makes hyundai way ahead of the competition.

Today i had a test driive of i20 was informed that the company has plans to launch a eco sports competitor on i20 platform.

this will rock. trust my words.

a perfect vehicle for the typical indian road condition.

hyundai way to go
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The AC filter bit might not be lack of knowledge, it might be laziness. Getting to the filter and cleaning/replacing it requires a variety of contortions, and I've found them reluctant to do this.

I once had a service advisor even tell me not to fit the AC filter, since it will clog up with dust, and cause reduced AC effectiveness. I almost wonder whether he wanted to set me up for an evaporator replacement (either by rusting/leakage) caused by this!
I have had the ac filter removed in my 2006 Elantra and this is very common practice.
The reluctance you mentions stems not just from laziness but the fact that:
  • removal of the glove-box and one portion of the dashboard makes it prone to rattles
    our road conditions make this prone to getting clogged up often
Some may not agree with this, some will concur. This is akin to removing the small filters that all our bathroom taps have. Some keep these to trap the occasional sand particles and other debris, others remove this to trap these in the bucket instead.

Keeping the a/c mostly in circulation mode, with occasional fresh-air mode works for me.
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Noticed that all of a sudden my car charger is not working :( Tried it on another car, works perfectly well, is there anything I can do? Too lazy to go all the way to the service center. The fuses look in order.

I20 elite Sportz petrol.

Another question I had was, in the review I see many options on the MID, even the options to configure it, somehow dont see them in my car, have not yet completely gone through the owners manual.

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Another question I had was, in the review I see many options on the MID, even the options to configure it, somehow dont see them in my car, have not yet completely gone through the owners manual.

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That's advanced supervision cluster which is available only in Asta. Did you notice that the steering controls are also different in Sportz?

I too have a Sportz petrol.

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After Long time, I got opportunity to book my first car Hyundai Elite i20 Asta Diesel, took the decision over my favorite VW Polo due to Hyundai's better after sales & service. I have booked Red Passion, but now thinking of changing it to Polar White as it is looking classy than Red. I opted for 2015 model, and the delivery date promised was 3rd week of Jan due to high number of bookings for Red. I have to check what would be the delivery date if I change it to white. The dealer is Kun Hyundai , Kharitabad (Hyderabad).

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Hi,

Noticed that all of a sudden my car charger is not working :( Tried it on another car, works perfectly well, is there anything I can do? Too lazy to go all the way to the service center. The fuses look in order.

I20 elite Sportz petrol.

Another question I had was, in the review I see many options on the MID, even the options to configure it, somehow dont see them in my car, have not yet completely gone through the owners manual.

Regards
Shailesh
Hi,

Went to the Advaith ORR Service, they immediately checked and replaced a fuse, apparently I was checking the wrong fuse.

Anyone done an upgrade yet on the headlights? The throw seems less to me !

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Just wondering if any of the owners of the i20 on this forum has installed a new horn. Is there a clamp where we can install a horn without removing the original horn?

Before I got my elite i20 had gone for a Volkswagen Polo demo and there was an interesting feature that was demonstrated. When you unlock the car and hold down the unlock button on the remote the windows would all roll down automatically. (This basically was in the case your car was parked in the hot sun). The elite i20 does not come with this feature but can someone throw some light on this topic please. Can this be included as part of some aftermarket mod. Just curious
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Just wondering if any of the owners of the i20 on this forum has installed a new horn. Is there a clamp where we can install a horn without removing the original horn?
I'm also looking to change the horns. Still undecided whether go for dual setting of stock and Hella Supertones or just go with the supertones. Do update whenever you change it. The cabbies and trucks just do not bother to give side on highways.
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Just wondering if any of the owners of the i20 on this forum has installed a new horn. Is there a clamp where we can install a horn without removing the original horn?

Before I got my elite i20 had gone for a Volkswagen Polo demo and there was an interesting feature that was demonstrated. When you unlock the car and hold down the unlock button on the remote the windows would all roll down automatically. (This basically was in the case your car was parked in the hot sun). The elite i20 does not come with this feature but can someone throw some light on this topic please. Can this be included as part of some aftermarket mod. Just curious
I had replaced the horns before I drove out of the showroom. Mine is an Asta variant and hence had dual horns from the factory. So there were couple of clamps for the new set. Also the default horns have connectors soldered on, hence you will have to splice wires to fit new ones.

Replacing the horns is a task in itself. You have to remove a few of the screws holding the front bumper to reach the clamps.
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I had replaced the horns before I drove out of the showroom. Mine is an Asta variant and hence had dual horns from the factory. So there were couple of clamps for the new set. Also the default horns have connectors soldered on, hence you will have to splice wires to fit new ones.

Replacing the horns is a task in itself. You have to remove a few of the screws holding the front bumper to reach the clamps.
Which horn did you go for? Any warranty issues with replacing the horns? Did you consider the dual setup?

Thanks for your help.
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Which horn did you go for? Any warranty issues with replacing the horns? Did you consider the dual setup?

Thanks for your help.
I went for Roots dual horn which I had bought from Toyota SC. Have them on our Liva as well which made the decision easy w.r.t the tone. These are the dual horns that comes factory fitted on Innova - 1 high and the other low pitch. Cost was close to 700 INR and got it fitted from the dealer itself before driving out from the showroom.

The sales team was pitching for Bosch horns (a la-Skoda, they said), which I bought anyways since I had committed to the same while doing the PDI. There should not be any warranty issues, since the wires were not cut but only spliced. Had it been the Bosch horns, would have had to splice as well.
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Hi Guys

As pointed out in the review, the MID doesn't have the average fuel efficiency display? Does anyone know / have tried any tweak to have it added; since it's a software controlled one, is there a possibility that it can be done (without voiding the warranty). if this is possible, I guess the same could be applicable for the auto locking as well?

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I am wondering if it would be possible, and what it would take, to get the stiffer (and noiseless) suspension of the i20 elite onto its older sibling the 2012 i20?
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As pointed out in the review, the MID doesn't have the average fuel efficiency display? Does anyone know / have tried any tweak to have it added; since it's a software controlled one, is there a possibility that it can be done (without voiding the warranty). if this is possible, I guess the same could be applicable for the auto locking as well?
I requested HASS for the same during 1st service, they tried to activate it using G-Scan but they weren't able to activate auto locking.
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