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Old 24th January 2010, 18:18   #106
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I found two black nylon belts (with buckles) in the glove box. Does anyone know what these are for?
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The seats covers are clearly a clean job. Looks pretty.

I have gSports and the guys refuse to do for the door pads.
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I notice that the parking sensor display on the rear view mirror also shows 'provision' for input from the front. Is it possible to insert sensors in the front as well? I ask because my drive way is just enough for the Scorpio (with side mirrors open) and I've already scratched the front left bumper once. In addition to this, the street is also narrow

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Hi Tried,

I guess you can fit two sensors in the front too provided the wiring is in place to the mirror. Also, everytime you would come close to something in the front your mirror will shout-so might need a cut off switch outside your lane.
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Hi Tried,

I guess you can fit two sensors in the front too provided the wiring is in place to the mirror. Also, everytime you would come close to something in the front your mirror will shout-so might need a cut off switch outside your lane.
Surya,

Hmmm.. I see what you mean. Just like the start stop function has a turn off button, we should be able to turn off the functioning of the front sensors. Otherwise, in bumper to bumper traffic, the front sensors would drive me crazy!

But what I really want to know is if anyone has installed in and if the wiring is present.

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I found two black nylon belts (with buckles) in the glove box. Does anyone know what these are for?
I think you have the 8 seater right? If so, I think these belts and buckles are for folding the last row of seats up right (provided your middle bench is not reclined for comfort) and holding them in place.

Just a wild guess. Else, you could use them to keep your pants in place.
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Surya,

Otherwise, in bumper to bumper traffic, the front sensors would drive me crazy!

But what I really want to know is if anyone has installed in and if the wiring is present.
hey, a small query. how do the front sensors in merc & BMWs work then? i dont think they provide a seperate switch for the front sensors.
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I think you have the 8 seater right? If so, I think these belts and buckles are for folding the last row of seats up right (provided your middle bench is not reclined for comfort) and holding them in place.

Just a wild guess. Else, you could use them to keep your pants in place.
What a relief! It makes so much sense ---to hold down my rides seat or hold up mine!

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hey, a small query. how do the front sensors in merc & BMWs work then? i dont think they provide a seperate switch for the front sensors.
Are you sure about this? I found this using google - http://www.parkingdynamics.co.uk/Veh...g-Dynamics-PD1 - they talk about a hidden switch under the dashboard.

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Are you sure about this? I found this using google - BMW Parking Sensor | No Holes | Front & Rear Reverse Parking Sensors - they talk about a hidden switch under the dashboard.
No, i am not sure. actually, i have never used front parking sensors.
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TET, those are some superb seat covers, and done very professionally.
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TET, those are some superb seat covers, and done very professionally.
Thanks! I was pretty impressed with the work myself. I spent the whole day there and now regret any apprehensions I had. However, the place where they stitch and fit the covers is like 20 kms away from home. Thus I just carried my laptop with me and got busy on the net while they were busy getting their stuff done.

I'm not sure if I've mentioned it earlier, as part of the deal, they agree to clean and polish the seats for the first 2 years - once every 3 months. Ovian (same quality - fewer designs) didn't offer me any such deal. They were also 25% more expensive.

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hey triedeverything (PM me you name mate!), those are superb seat covers. somehow i just missed those pics, sorry for that. the fitting, colour & design is awesome. and the freebies that you got- neck pillows & free cleaning 8 times, also at a much lesser price is icing on the cake.

now i need your feedback on this. i have always wanted leather seat covers for my scorp but somehow the mumbai heat & humidity warns me against it. so my queries are-

1) are these seat covers ideal for our climate? how do you feel after the car is parked in the sun for a long time?
2) is 15.5 k including labour? is it art leather or genuine leather? which one is better?

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hey triedeverything (PM me you name mate!), those are superb seat covers. somehow i just missed those pics, sorry for that. the fitting, colour & design is awesome. and the freebies that you got- neck pillows & free cleaning 8 times, also at a much lesser price is icing on the cake.

now i need your feedback on this. i have always wanted leather seat covers for my scorp but somehow the mumbai heat & humidity warns me against it. so my queries are-

1) are these seat covers ideal for our climate? how do you feel after the car is parked in the sun for a long time?
2) is 15.5 k including labour? is it art leather or genuine leather? which one is better?
The name is Nibu.
Here are my answers to the questions that you have raised. If you need more information, I suggest you speak to the vendor whose contact information I can PM you.
It is not genuine leather. It is something called PU leather - similar to art leather but of better quality. I haven't really left my car in the hot sun to notice the oven effect. However, the reason that should not be a concern is the awesome air conditioning offered in large vehicles like the Scorpio. In fact, I used to call the A/C button on the Indica as the NOS button! Only this one you need to turn off to feel the surge in power!!

I'm not sure how this material behaves in coastal areas, but the vendor has guaranteed no issues for at least 5 years in Bangalore where the climate is not that humid or too hot. Genuine leather is more durable and also needs greater care. Also, you can choose designs with a lot of folds in them as the thickness is much lesser than art leather and thus easier to stitch. And this guy has a plethora of designs to select from. The colors available are more or less uniform across vendors. Genuine leather is also known to 'breathe' - thus seems a little cooler. One fantastic thing that these guys offer is a mix of genuine leather and PU. Thus all 'contact areas' are genuine leather and the remaining is the other stuff. So the areas of the seat that come in contact with your rear end and back is all genuine leather. This is available at about 35% premium.
The cost is all inclusive - stitching and fixing. They actually remove the old fabric covers, remove the stitches, take measurements, then stitch it all back for you - even your fabric seats. The only advise I would give to a Scorp owner with an 8 seater is to go easy on the foam for the last row. This would make it easier to fold!

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thanks nibu. well, mine is a 7 seater, so wont have folding issues atleast.
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Default Huper Optik Klar 70 install

I did a little research on the sun film used for the windshield and decided on installing Huper Optik Klar 70. This was after a demo at their shop in Banashankari. Mr Rao and his boys were thorough in their understanding of the product and were able to clarify all doubts I had. I even got a discount! The final price - Rs 8000. This is thicker than Vkool and 3M and does not contain any metal. Thus does not interfere with GPS or mobile signals. They are over a year old in Bangalore and so far they claim to have no warranty claims.

Here are some pictures
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Cleaned and prepared for the film
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Final touches
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Approved by bond!
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