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Old 8th November 2009, 09:52   #31
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just realized that even the top end variant doesn't come with the rear window wiper !
Shouldn't it have been a standard fitment for the segment / class ??
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Normally hatchback cars will have the rear wiper.
Not seen many sedans having rear wiper
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when i bought my sxi i was not given the code of music system. in fact i called up dealer once . he promised but agin it slipped out of my mind. it was about 1 year back. can any body guide how to obtain it now.
Did you check the glove box cover/underneath?
Did you check in your Audio manual-sometime they might have pasted it there-?
Finally, are you sure 2008 model also had this security coded music system?
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Default Minor Tips on A/c, Defogging

= For Cooling

-set 'Mode Control Lever' to 'Face' mode.
-'Air control Lever to be kept in 're-circulatory' mode. If the lever is in
'fresh Air' mode, there are chances that hot air outside will mix with the
cool air inside and reduce the cooling. Also by this mode bad smell
outside (smoke exhaust from other vehicle etc) also will enter in side.

-'Heater Control Lever' should be kept at lower (extreme left position).
Even with one notch towards right, hot air starts mixing with cool air,
and reduces the cooling effect. (small kids sitting in front seat may
tend to paly with these knobs, without you noticing?)

-Adjust the Fan switch to Low/Medium speed',when cabin cooling is
sufficient.

=For Quick Cooling, if the Vehicle has been parked under the sun:

-Switch the A/C on and roll down the windows for 2-3 minutes(allows
the hot air inside go out).

-Shift Fan Switch to 'High Speed'. Shift 'Air control Lever' to 'Fresh Air'
mode. Roll up the windows after 2-3 minutes.

-Shift 'Air control Lever' to 're-circulatory mode'

-Once the Cabin temperature stabilises, adjust the fan switch to
Lower speed, as per your convenience.

Important: The A/c system should be operated at least 5 minutes per week, even in cold weather, to maintain a good lubrication of the air conditioning compressor. This will keep the Airconditioner performance good all the time.(as recommended by FORD).

=Defogging

- push the A/c Switch ON. Set 'Function Lever' to 'defrost' mode.
- Shift 'Air Control Lever' to 'Fresh Air' mode.
- Adjust Temperature Lever to desired temperature position
- Shift 'fan switch' to desired speed.

Once you have totally de-fogged the windshield and have a clear view, the controls can be adjsted as per your convenience.

To Achieve good mileage:

-Keep the engine tuned.
-Keep the tyre pressure as prescribed in the owners manual.
-Avoid fast acceleration and sudden braking.
-The recommended fuel economic speed is around 60kmph in top gear
-Do gradual accelration from 1st to 4th gear. Once you touch above 40
kmph, shift to 5th gear. maintain a steady speed all the time.
-Try to drive in top gear as much as possible.
-Avoid frequent gear changes and braking.

Enjoy your Driving, Drive safe always.
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Thanks @nair. Great job on the compilation. It helped me a lot and sure will help a lot of newbies.
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My dealer has not supplied any audio manual.
I would like to withdraw the above statement & tender my apologies to the dealer. This morning I found the audio & quick customer guides in the glove compartment of my car.
However the mats definitely look like fakes. They are made of ordinary black rubber, do not carry any Ford logo & the ones meant for the rear passengers' feet, do not even fit properly. They curl up from the sides.
Thanks @nairrk for the picture. Yours certainly looks genuine Ford. Do the mud flaps also carry the Ford logo?
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But the diesel version I was referring to is a few months older to my car---perhaps it is a Dec 2006 model. Looks like the petrol versions got it later. I have not seen any flashing light above the odo so far.
Hi Vnabhi mine is 2006 1.6sxi Feb model and it is present in my car.
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This engine immobilizer light is starting to confuse us, its strange to see a few petrol cars having the light and a few of them not having it.

Vnabhi Sir, I will have this confirmed with Ford engineers and let you know.
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I would like to withdraw the above statement & tender my apologies to the dealer. This morning I found the audio & quick customer guides in the glove compartment of my car.
However the mats definitely look like fakes. They are made of ordinary black rubber, do not carry any Ford logo & the ones meant for the rear passengers' feet, do not even fit properly. They curl up from the sides.
Thanks @nairrk for the picture. Yours certainly looks genuine Ford. Do the mud flaps also carry the Ford logo?
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Not seen any Ford logo in the mud flaps (not to be seen in the area where one can see the part of the mud flaps).
However rubber mat put on the boot have the Ford logo.
Recently, I bought a set of rubber floor mat (to put on top of the original Ford floor mat's which may get wet during rain) which also have Ford Logo.
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I have already done 1000 Kms in 20 days and its a pleasure to drive the Fiesta. Great post Nairrk . I have a question regarding fuel. I have been using IOC premium petrol. I don't use any additives as suggested by Ford. Today I filled up Shell 91 octane fuel . I am getting a milage of approx 12 avg with around 360 Km highway and rest 620 Km in city always with AC on . Do the gurus suggest something different ?
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I have done only 900km so far (couple of long trips are due). Eventhough the manual says that ''Add 1 ml of IFTEX Sysrem G with every litre of of petrol'', from the begining I am using only 'Speed' Petrol either from HP or IOC pumps.The manual further says '' use minimum 91 octane unleaded petrol that meets the specification defied by EN228, or equivalent''. So Shell 91 octane fuel, you filled up seems within the Ford recommendations.Thanks
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Dont you think, this one is the original ford mats?
amazingly excellent thread nairrk. just awesome. All imp features of the Fiesta captured at one place. I was not aware of the 4 sec remote key feature. will def try it.

Reg mats, am bit surprised to see the ford logo on your floor mats. my car floor mats are bit different. pic attached. am not sure whether any logo is present on floor mats. will check and revert.

also, are your mats fixed to the floor? can you remove them?

my boot mat has a ford logo (though its kind of embedded in the mat and not as prominent as yours). pic attached.

am now getting suspicous abt everything in my car - though floor mats dont matter much i guess
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-The recommended fuel economic speed is around 60kmph in top gear
-Do gradual accelration from 1st to 4th gear. Once you touch above 40
kmph, shift to 5th gear. maintain a steady speed all the time.
-Try to drive in top gear as much as possible.
-Avoid frequent gear changes and braking.
Nice tips Nair, but driving sedately in a Fiesta is always going to be a problem.
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@Ashishgandhi, Not 100% sure, but when I was negotiating with dealer I got to know that there are 2 kind of floor-mats.

First one is they give as free and contains black rubber type floor-mat, mudflaps & boot-mat.

2nd they charge 2250/- (Also called as Essential Pack) and provides some fabric or some other material type floor-mats which also comes in beige colour + mudflaps + boot-mat.

Might be someone can comment / confirm on this more in details.
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Just the thread I was looking for. Thanks Nair for starting this and others with your inputs.

I had TDed 1.4 a couple of weeks back and then again last saturday and decided THIS IS IT. However, thought of being "rational" and TDed few more. The "rational" decision still the same .

A few queries for the Josh gurus :
1. I have put Sony HU with DVD (found on Indigo XL) with screens on both seat head rests. Can I port that unit onto Fiesta? Will Ford allow that and I fit Fiesta unit on my Indica Xeta?
2. I found tyre size a bit too small to the overall frame / size of the car. Though it is posted on this thread and several other threads on Josh machine, still here I go - Can I put larger wheels - 15 or may be 16 alloys if they fit into the car? Will it void the warrenty?

And last and very important Do I need diesel? I am going to buy the diesel only for that punch, for that feeling I got after 1700 rpm. Its just beyond expressions. I have been driving petrols for last 7-8 years (M800 twice, now Indica Xeta). My daily office commute is only 7.5 kms to-fro (yes, right, my office is only abt 3.5 kms from home); but I do take my car on highway trips to my home town or to nearby places - Mahabaleshwar, Kokan etc. so that comes to average yearly running 12k - 15k km. Do put in extra ~100k for that "feeling"?

So the decision I have to make is Do I need Diesel or Do I want Diesel?

PS : I would be TDing 1.6 SXi on 20th Nov weekend when I find time.

Friends / Gurus / BHPians - plz help.
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@ashishgandhi00

Yes, my floor mats/boot mat can be removed (otherwise how you will clean/wash it when required).
However your floor mat (the one under the rubber mat) seems definitely in very bad
quality. The rubber mat I got it from ford dealer also have the ford logo it is more lengthy than the one you got it there.
I paid Rs.2240/- for the original FCK (ford car kit -as the dealer calls) i.e Mud flaps,floor mats and boot-mat. This one I got in black colour and is of good quality.
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