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Old 17th November 2008, 13:31   #106
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Is this "remote lock" Fiat approved? If it is, they should be held responsible for this fiasco.
Hi Dueller,
My Fiat dealer say there are no Fiat approved remote locks unfortunately....

But i am really interested to get the light on when any door of the car is opened - that with remote lock would mean additional security
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Old 17th November 2008, 13:58   #107
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Hi Dueller,
My Fiat dealer say there are no Fiat approved remote locks unfortunately....

But i am really interested to get the light on when any door of the car is opened - that with remote lock would mean additional security
It's really strange that there are no FIAT-approved remote locks for the Palio. I remember the older Palios used to come with company-fitted remote locks. AFAIK, the remote locks and dimming lights should be able to work in tandem, without having to wait for the lights to go off. Several other cars, like the Swift, also have the dimming light feature. How are those guys living with an after-market remote lock?

For your car to have all the four doors + hatch switch ON the cabin light, you will have to do the following:
  • Install the switches (rubber blobs with a switch inside) on the rear doors + hatch. Don't think they exist, else the light would have come ON for the these doors too.
  • Hook these switches to the dimmer circuit.
However, the problem of waiting for the lights to go off before locking will persist unless there is a way of isolating the light switches on the door and your remote lock. Besides, I think this would require considerable wiring and could void your warranty.

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Will need someone who really knows how to work a Palio and these are a rare breed. So do you know someone?
I had Minda Huf Remote locked installed by Concorde. No need to wait for the cabin light to dim. Dealer told me that its the approved by FIAT.
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"Most suppliers of the Palio Stile are said to be the same. Indo Japan Lighting is said to be the supplier of the projector style headlamps. Denso is claimed to be the supplier of the radiator. Magneti Marelli is the supplier of the ECU. TVS Girling is the supplier of the braking system. Delphi is said to supply the wiring harness and battery cables. While Asahi India is the supplier of glass, Pilkington (Brazil) supplies the rear windshield. NTF is claimed to be the supplier of the rear parcel shelf. Tata Johnson is said to b ethe supplier of the front seats. Minda Huf is claimed to be the supplier of the ignition lock. "

Source:Automotive Products Finder - CoverStories

That explains why lightpower has no problem with his remote lock. AadiAtPlay, you could probably ask the dealer to replace your existing remote lock with Minda Huf quoting the problems you're facing. Most likely, you might have to only pay the price difference, if any.

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My car has now done about 2.6k kms. In the last 500kms, the engine has opened up and the car drives like a charm. To get the engine used to what it might face in the future, I even touched 140 a couple of times.

The torque addict that I've become, I decided to Pete my MJD. After going through various threads here, and getting fully convinced, I called one Mr. Lalit, who's the dealer for Pete's in Mumbai. He said he's no longer sells Pete's box. The next closest option was Bhoomi Motors, Pune, who's number I got from petes.in. On calling, he told me that the Pete's box used on the Swift cannot be used on the Palio MJD. I further tried to convince myself by telling him that both have the same engines. He said due to differences in the ECU, Swift's box cannot be used on the MJD.

And with that, my dreams of my Pete'ed Palio went out of the window!

Is it true the Swift's box cannot be used on the Palio? Sorry, I'm still trying to digest that piece! I've read somewhere else in this forum that it can work. If, indeed, the Swift's box won't work with the MJD, I hope Peter's working up something for the MJD!

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Thanks Dueller, Lightpower.

i will take it up with concorde, they are the ones who told me there are none. Maybe he was feeling sleepy. Thanks guys!
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And with that, my dreams of my Pete'ed Palio went out of the window!
Looks like there is hope! PMed Peter and he said there is a box available for the MJD! All MJD owners rejoice! cheers:

For prospective MJD's box buyers, here's the confirmation and dealer (Mumbai) information from Peter:

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Sorry about the misinformation you got. We just added that car too to our list so we have the box for your car too. Why dont you call +91 9821421948 - Jignesh. he will be able to help you with the order.

So we have the unit and it costs Rs 28000/-

Alternatively we can supply the box directly to you,

Rgds,

Peter

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For 28K that is equal to 1 set of 'official' alloys or top grade sunfilm on every transparent section of the car or atleast some Stanley Boutique work.

So what are the benefits you get with Pete? and how much?
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For 28K that is equal to 1 set of 'official' alloys or top grade sunfilm on every transparent section of the car or atleast some Stanley Boutique work.

So what are the benefits you get with Pete? and how much?
Pete's box for Diesel cars is the automobile equivalent of Viagra! Quote credit: Aspi Bhathena. Read: Max Power Pets Punch | Car Articles - CarWale.com

In short, a Pete'd Palio will produce ~90 BHP instead of the stock 75, and ~210Nm of torque instead of the stock 184. It will turn an-already-mad engine into a monster waiting to prowl. People have reported better in-gear accelaration and FE too. Here's a thread about a Pete'd Swift:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/access...ter-added.html

There was some debate about the safety of using Pete's box on VGTs, but Palio will have no such problems.

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But wont the warranty be void with this Pete 'ing
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But wont the warranty be void with this Pete 'ing
Warranty would be void if the thing had to be fixed permanently under the bonnet. Since it is PnP, most Pete users plug it out when giving the car for service.

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Pete's box for Diesel cars is the automobile equivalent of Viagra! Quote credit: Aspi Bhathena. Read: Max Power Pets Punch | Car Articles - CarWale.com

In short, a Pete'd Palio will produce ~90 BHP instead of the stock 75, and ~210Nm of torque instead of the stock 184. It will turn an-already-mad engine into a monster waiting to prowl. People have reported better in-gear accelaration and FE too. Here's a thread about a Pete'd Swift:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/access...ter-added.html

There was some debate about the safety of using Pete's box on VGTs, but Palio will have no such problems.

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Everything's fine but I cant fathom the better fuel efficiency argument. The piggyback ECU fools the car's ECU into thinking that more fuel is needed and hence the engine develops more power. How does that translate into better economy?
I always thought performance and fuel efficiency were mutually exclusive esepcially for an engine as well tuned as the 1.3 JTD.
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Everything's fine but I cant fathom the better fuel efficiency argument...
The increase in power also mean that you shift gears a lot less that you usually do which translates to better fuel efficiency.
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The increase in power also mean that you shift gears a lot less that you usually do which translates to better fuel efficiency.
But that will be offset by more fuel you are spending. I cant see why that will increase mileage.
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Dueller , can you suggest me some good sunfilm installer in navi mumbai or some authorized dealer . Would prefer a dealer who has an enclosed segment for carrying out the job.
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