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Old 27th June 2016, 10:14   #31
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What is the function of the Mist on the wiper stalk?
I used "Mist" function first time in the drizzle last weekend. Sorry for the late response, blame it on late rains
This is single swipe on windshield. The other three modes intermittant - medium and high - are for rains. The Mist function when you just want to clear light drizzle or fog once from windshield.
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Heartiest Congrats on a good buy. I own a Apr2015 ZXI. As on date, the odometer reads 9002Km with all three free services done. My car drive is restricted to weekends and not much of a run in weekdays, as office is just 2km away. I changed the engine oil in the 1st & 3rd service.

Few points i noticed, which i wanted to exchange with you.
1. There is a certain grunt like sound from the engine, which wasn't there earlier. i do not rev the engine more than 3000 Rpm at any point of time. Noticeable especially when on brakes, and accelerates in 2nd gear. I got it checked from MASS, the guy says its normal air intake sound. It wasn't there before 2nd service.

2. The auto unlock of the door is another issue, which i think i will take a call later.

3. The Right A pillar. Many a times i have missed a pedestrian or a cyclist in the city traffic, i thank god for it. How are u managing? After lots of hits & misses, i have come a seating position which gives me considerably better view vis-a-vis the A pillar.

4. How do u find the main headlights? As for me, it isn't satisfactory. I intend to upgrade them in the next visit to service center, along with a underbody anti-rust coat.

Do give ur opinion on the above points.

OFF Topic: The ZXI connection apart, my sons name is Adwaith.
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Major Update coming up in a couple of days.

I have got the seat covers installed - artificial leather, stitched seats. Spent almost entire Saturday (10am to 5pm) at the workshop personally looking at what is being done on the car. Detailed photolog with review coming up.

Another big update - that is on installation of Dashcam. Photos and review in a couple of days. I have to download photos from camera and start writing.


@STraiTDriVE - enjoy the period of "hunt" I had visited almost all the showrooms in Pune and checked out almost all the models, From Safari VX to WagonR in last few months before getting home Ciaz. Happy Journey.

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Heartiest Congrats on a good buy. I own a Apr2015 ZXI....

1. There is a certain grunt like sound from the engine, which wasn't there earlier. i do not rev the engine more than 3000 Rpm at any point of time. Noticeable especially when on brakes, and accelerates in 2nd gear. I got it checked from MASS, the guy says its normal air intake sound. It wasn't there before 2nd service.
Thanks Sandeep. I have not noticed the sound yet, but let me check on next drive.



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2. The auto unlock of the door is another issue, which i think i will take a call later.
I have got it changed through OBD port setting during first service, and I am happy and so are passengers. Now all doors unlock on engine switch off.


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3. The Right A pillar. Many a times i have missed a pedestrian or a cyclist in the city traffic, i thank god for it. How are u managing? After lots of hits & misses, i have come a seating position which gives me considerably better view vis-a-vis the A pillar.
I have now got used to it - have adjusted my seat position and now I dont see many issues. I found Ciaz better actually during my TDs compared to Jazz / Ecosport and City. Yes, it is thick, and I either lean forward to avoid A-pillar blocking my view while turning or check for clear road before I make turn these days. It is a trial and error untill you find your best driving position.


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4. How do u find the main headlights? As for me, it isn't satisfactory. I intend to upgrade them in the next visit to service center, along with a underbody anti-rust coat.
I got the headlight bulbs changed to H7 (standard is H4 Philips) that gives better luminosity. That's the max I could do, as I did not want anyone touch any electricals.



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OFF Topic: The ZXI connection apart, my sons name is Adwaith.
That's nice to know. Wishing Adwaith a blessed life ahead

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I got the headlight bulbs changed to H7 (standard is H4 Philips) that gives better luminosity. That's the max I could do, as I did not want anyone touch any electricals.
Did u make any cut-outs for change, or u just changed the bulb? I was told that any such changes would nullify the warranty(Available till Mar2017)
H7, which brand have u gone for? I was just checking the net. Found a couple of them, Philips, Osram, Bosch etc. And also variants like White extreme vision, white vision headlight(12V/55W), Premium Halogen H7(12V/55W). So, which one did u go for?

I'm basically a bit ignorant in this subject. Kindly guide me. Comments from other are also welcome.
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I got them fixed from the dealer. it's Philips. I doubt if he cut any wiring or any cutouts. I was told it's a straight fit and doesn't void warranty.
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I got them fixed from the dealer. it's Philips. I doubt if he cut any wiring or any cutouts. I was told it's a straight fit and doesn't void warranty.
H4 is a three pin type bulb whereas an H7 is a two pin type. How did they manage to fit it without any modifications to the holder or the wiring? A few pictures would help.

Also, bulb types (different holders) do not increase or decrease the illumination.
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First of all, H4, H7 and H1 are bulb types, and have nothing to do with beam intensity. They are also not interchangeable without using a different holder and reflector.

Afaik, Ciaz comes with dual chamber headlamps as OE, with separate bulbs for low and high beams, H7 projector for low beam and H1 for high beam. Perhaps, you have changed to a higher output bulb like the Philips Xtremevision or Osram Nightbreaker, which is the only upgrade usually done at a dealer level. H4 is a dual filament bulb whereas H7 is a single filament one. You can't use H4 with a Ciaz.

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H4 is a three pin type bulb whereas an H7 is a two pin type. How did they manage to fit it without any modifications to the holder or the wiring? A few pictures would help.

Also, bulb types (different holders) do not increase or decrease the illumination.
Will have to check on this one. Not sure if they changed the holder too as Vivekgk points out in this post, as I was given the old bulbs back after the replacement.

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First of all, H4, H7 and H1 are bulb types, and have nothing to do with beam intensity. They are also not interchangeable without using a different holder and reflector.

Perhaps, you have changed to a higher output bulb like the Philips Xtremevision....
THIS is the case. I didn't pay much attention to it then. But in retrospect, I think that's what the dealer has done.
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Will have to check on this one. Not sure if they changed the holder too as Vivekgk points out in this post, as I was given the old bulbs back after the replacement.
Please do. Changing a holder in the OE wiring loom amounts to a clear warranty void.

You can tell them to give you a 10 year unconditional unlimited km warranty now.

That said, any rattles in the car so far?
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That said, any rattles in the car so far?
None yet. I have completed 5.4k KMs and it is as smooth and noise-free as on delivery day. I am loving every bit of driving.
There was a rattling sound last month from left side which got me worried. Constant noise except when stand-still. I checked left side door, hinges, glove box, under seat and found pen cover under the water bottle on left door. Nothing after that.
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