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Old 25th January 2016, 16:08   #481
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Sorry for the delay as i have been travelling, i shall have the old part and should be able to upload pics in a day or two, or if you would like to have them watsapped then please pm me your number.
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Old 22nd July 2016, 00:42   #482
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Hi,

I am facing a problem with the lever controlling the turning indicator lights/dimmer/headlights. It is a 1999 Zen. While using the dimmer recently, I felt the spring action inside weaken.

Now, when I use the indicators (up and down action), then the dimmer gets stuck at high beam. If i try to switch on the headlights (knob rotation action), then also the dimmer comes into play.

Should I change the full lever control set? Planning to go to the M.A.S.S, hence want to understand this before hand, lest am taken for a ride.
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Old 22nd July 2016, 08:06   #483
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Should I change the full lever control set? Planning to go to the M.A.S.S, hence want to understand this before hand, lest am taken for a ride.
Hi, you should definitely go for whole column change, it doesn't cost much anyway(couple of thousand at best). These things are anyway not repairable and could be a fire hazard also(happened with our M800).
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Old 29th August 2016, 12:19   #484
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I would like to know if 2 tone horns (2 separate or single unit) can be fitted to the existing OEM horn connections WITHOUT the use of a relay in the old (type 1) Zen. Also, any recommendations if any (as per better sound)?
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Old 29th August 2016, 12:23   #485
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I would like to know if 2 tone horns (2 separate or single unit) can be fitted to the existing OEM horn connections WITHOUT the use of a relay in the old (type 1) Zen. Also, any recommendations if any (as per better sound)?
You cannot fit Dual tone horns without relay. All our zen's comes with single unit horn. You can go for Hella twin tone (Trumpet) aka Skoda horn.
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You cannot fit Dual tone horns without relay. All our zen's comes with single unit horn. You can go for Hella twin tone (Trumpet) aka Skoda horn.
Thanks. I tried both options with hella disc type double horns and the sound output was much more crisp with a relay. Hence got the same installed; both horns behind g the grill (OEM position) rather than drilling and dragging wires around. Even a short beep gets the job done now 📢📢
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Old 27th February 2017, 11:00   #487
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I am looking at an MPFI Zen ('03)
He has asked for 70K INR. I am quoting 50K INR (citing last service done in Feb 2016, else OBV from tbhp cites the value at 56K INR).

Here are the engine bay pic.

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I consulted a Maruti Chief mechanic (with the same pics) and he told me it's most probably the oil seals / o-rings.
This leak, he claimed, should not be a major one & is an easy fix.

Would some of you Zen-gurus take a look & let me know, what you think?

The car is second owner car, bought from Maruti True value (in 2009) & maintained at Maruti service throughout since then.
The interiors are fairly clean & almost scratch-less - which makes me believe, it has been fairly cared for.
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Please advise, other things to check - in a 14 year old Zen!

Ace.

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I am looking at an MPFI Zen ('03)
He has asked for 70K INR. I am quoting 50K INR (citing last service done in Feb 2016, else OBV from tbhp cites the value at 56K INR).

Here are the engine bay pic.

Please advise, other things to check - in a 14 year old Zen!
While I am no expert, and I do request other BHPians to pitch in with their advice, the engine bay leaks show a damaged distributor o'ring which is a cheap fix.

Interiors look fresh, so that's a positive thing to start with. For a 14 year old car, I'd have a close look at the following things
-Engine condition with respect to sludge and carbon deposits.
-any trace of oil on spark plug??
-A compression test at MASS would reveal a lot of things.
-Alternator charging values
-Coolant condition(traces of oil/rust)??
-Condition of gearoil and brake oil.
-Any abnormal bearing/water pump pulley noise etc??
-When was the timing belt last changed??
-Check struts and rear suspension for leaks Do a bounce test too.
-Check driveshafts and steering rake for any visible cut in the boot.
-Check sump for any visible leaks/ dents. Any leak near the engine bay area should be in your knowledge
- Check wiper condition
-Check AC condition(R12 or R134 based??)
-Check body and underbody for rust. Common rusting points include front crossmember, mid crossmember, rear crossmember, cowl(very important), floorboard etc
-Check for any water leak because of deteriorated seals.

Do keep us updated.

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I am looking at an MPFI Zen ('03)
He has asked for 70K INR. I am quoting 50K INR (citing last service done in Feb 2016, else OBV from tbhp cites the value at 56K INR).

Ace.
I had a 2005 Zen(CNG+sunroof+music system) which i sold to a dealer for 55K.
I was getting offers from 35K to 55K. The dealer is still trying to sell the car for 80K for the last 8 months.
You may want to bargain hard.


The car looks relatively clean and well maintained.
the oil seal/o ring fix shouldn't cost more than 1K(MASS charged me 2500).
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I had a 2005 Zen(CNG+sunroof+music system) which i sold to a dealer for 55K.
I was getting offers from 35K to 55K. The dealer is still trying to sell the car for 80K for the last 8 months.
You may want to bargain hard.


The car looks relatively clean and well maintained.
the oil seal/o ring fix shouldn't cost more than 1K(MASS charged me 2500).
Thank you for your inputs!
Good to know, the seal shouldn't cost much (at FNG).

2005 Zen - Not going for 80K is bit strange - I would have bought it from you for 60-65K!
What variant is your Zen?
Regardless, a good CNG & sunroof - should have earned better money.

Another point against your Zen, could be Mumbai (humid conditions cause rusting way faster).

Like you mentioned, the interiors & overall shape is fine.
(surface scratches here and there.)

I will stick to my 50-55K INR offer, for now, for the said Zen.

Thanks,

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Thank you for your inputs!
Good to know, the seal shouldn't cost much (at FNG).

2005 Zen - Not going for 80K is bit strange - I would have bought it from you for 60-65K!
What variant is your Zen?
Regardless, a good CNG & sunroof - should have earned better money.

Another point against your Zen, could be Mumbai (humid conditions cause rusting way faster).

Like you mentioned, the interiors & overall shape is fine.
(surface scratches here and there.)

I will stick to my 50-55K INR offer, for now, for the said Zen.

Thanks,
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it was lxi, CNG. I wanted to sell the car quickly, i sold it in 2 days.
if i had waited i could have got 10-15k more.
My car was in a good shape, it wasn't rusted at all.
I could get 55K cos of CNG n sunroof, without that it was going for 35k.

The dealer was trying to sell it for 1.1 lakh the very next day after he bought from me
But now he is quoting 80K after so many months.
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Friends, I own a Zen LX 2001 MPFI, with an odo reading of 73K. I am looking for a good mechanic / workshop near Koyambedu, Chennai. Can anyone suggest a good one? Thanks in advance.

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Hi All,

My Zen's Air Mass flow sensor seemed to have failed. Any idea how much this would cost? Maruti GP is not listing it in their website.

Thanks in advance.
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My Zen's Air Mass flow sensor seemed to have failed. Any idea how much this would cost? Maruti GP is not listing it in their website.

Thanks in advance.
Request you to post a query in the thread below. I'll reply by 9 PM

MGP Thread (Maruti Genuine Parts (MGP) Catalog: Post your queries here (model list on Pg 1))
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My Zen's Air Mass flow sensor seemed to have failed. Any idea how much this would cost? Maruti GP is not listing it in their website.

Thanks in advance.
What do you mean by "seemed to have"? It either works or it doesn't. Swap with a working car and see if it is actually at fault. Check the contacts and the wiring. Only then get a new one if needed. Sensors rarely fail, and when they do they are expensive to replace. Try sourcing a used part from a scrapped car.
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