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Old 21st June 2011, 16:35   #1876
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Old 26th June 2011, 16:22   #1877
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Beat LT owners, please clarify this:

Does the LT version have separate wind screen washer motor and reservoir for rear? Being with a base model, its a pain to drive during rains. If this can support one more nozzle, it would be easier to keep the rear windscreen much more clean.

I have asked the service manager for adding a rear wiper and washer but the reply was not at all encouraging: I have to replace the left stock switch along with the motor and wiper arm. So far they haven't done any so they can't assure about the water seepage once they make the hole for it. Wiper motor will cost 2300/- and wiper arm will be another 500/- approx. So without changing the stock switch and opting for a separate after market switch the total damage will be max pf 3K. This was the real inspiration behind the thought. But I can't think of any water seepage in the boot as my AMP is there.
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Does the LT version have separate wind screen washer motor and reservoir for rear? Being with a base model, its a pain to drive during rains. If this can support one more nozzle, it would be easier to keep the rear windscreen much more clean.
Beat LT doesn't have a rear wash facility. Just wiper is available.

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Beat LT doesn't have a rear wash facility. Just wiper is available.
Don't know about earlier versions but mine has a rear washer placed under the rear spoiler.
Mine is a LT 2011 model.
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mine has a rear washer placed under the rear spoiler.
Mine is a LT 2011 model.
How do we operate the washer?
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Beat LT doesn't have a rear wash facility. Just wiper is available.

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Thanks Vinu, but how does it work on grime without a washer? Will it make scratches on glass?

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Don't know about earlier versions but mine has a rear washer placed under the rear spoiler.
Mine is a LT 2011 model.
Thanks dude, can you check whether its got a separate reservoir and pump? It can be found in the user manual for filling the reservoir.
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Thanks Vinu, but how does it work on grime without a washer? Will it make scratches on glass?
Here in Delhi I had never used rear wiper except in rain. So no clue about rear washer. I will check and revert back to you. If a rear washer included, it will be a discovery after 13 months of ownership

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Beat LT 'does' have wiper and washer. You push the stock one step forward for the wipe when it is raining or so and one more step forward (to the second slot forward basically), for wipe and wash.

Congrats Myavu, your car has another feature. Same thing happened to me with my Accent. I didnt know it had the ability on the stock to adjust the speed of the intermittent wiper. Almost after a period of close to 2 years, I happened to chance upon it
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Old 27th June 2011, 15:19   #1884
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Here in Delhi I had never used rear wiper except in rain. So no clue about rear washer. I will check and revert back to you. If a rear washer included, it will be a discovery after 13 months of ownership

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Now what? You owe a thanks to DC as well as to me as am the initiator for this
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I will PM you myavu for the treat. ;-)

The rear washer shares the same reservoir as the one for the front washer. If you look just below the spoiler of the LT, there is a small opening which houses the nozzle.

(Dear mods. Sorry for a double post on the same day. Please merge the 2nd half of my post with my earlier one.)
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Guys, I have spotted Silver colored Beats now. Just wanted to inform you of the developments. They have have discontinued with any previous color. The silver colored Beat look superb to say the least
They are discontinuing the Morocco blue. The company says there is not demand for the color. They brought in Sandrift grey to replace it.
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They are discontinuing the Morocco blue. The company says there is not demand for the color. They brought in Sandrift grey to replace it.
Moroco Blue has reported some issues like discolouring and developing marks on creases.

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I guess this could be one of the reason behind this.
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Guys, anybody faced with this kind of problem. I was out of station for around 30 days, during which my car was not started. Yesterday, I returned and due to some prior engagement I could not check the car. Today evening, when I went with my son to get a spin on my car, my car is totally off (by off, I mean no electrical connections). Nothing including my central locking is not working. Can anybody help me out? Please, it's urgent (what to do?).
I know this is a little late but this happened to my brand new Beat. Drove it couple of times but it was mostly in the garage. Tried turning it on after 3 days and it was completely dead. Called the service guy and he came all the way from the Kalyan nagar service center. Jump started it using his service car. Didnt charge me anything though. He said I might have left a light on or something.
Strange.
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I will PM you myavu for the treat. ;-)

The rear washer shares the same reservoir as the one for the front washer. If you look just below the spoiler of the LT, there is a small opening which houses the nozzle.

(Dear mods. Sorry for a double post on the same day. Please merge the 2nd half of my post with my earlier one.)

Hi,

How long you have been owning the BEAT? if it's more than a year can you or some other BHPians post a long term review?
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Hi,

How long you have been owning the BEAT? if it's more than a year can you or some other BHPians post a long term review?

I have been using Beat for almost a year now, just wanted to ask if you are looking for any specific things or questions? What are you looking forward in the long term review?
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