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Old 29th January 2013, 17:05   #7621
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Another annoying niggle is the brake caliper noise from the front left. Greasing works well but the annoying rattle starts again after couple of hundred kms.Any permanent solution to this?
Hi BHK,
Mine is a Aug 2010 model & had the same issue with brake clipers but then Ford addressed it & they officially replaced both the calipers.

There was an issue in the older mechanism of the calipers & they changed that mechanism later & later Figos came with sorted brake calipers.

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Hi!

Did a small mod to the Figo's empty rear tail lamp slot. Filled it up with a pair of bulb.

It is pretty easy. You need to open the tail lamp cluster and find holder & bulb of similar configuration/design.

Hook it up with the current wiring & voila, you have two pairs of parking/brake-lamps.

I initially wanted to hook it up with the rear-fog lamp switch. The electrician (local) wasn't very sure & I knew Ford ASC would site multiple reason not to do this simple mod. Hence had to do it at the available sources.

Here is the end result
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..Did a small mod to the Figo's empty rear tail lamp slot. Filled it up with a pair of bulb....Here is the end result
You could have sourced a pair of strobes! Would have added extra bling to your car!
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I initially wanted to hook it up with the rear-fog lamp switch. The electrician (local) wasn't very sure & I knew Ford ASC would site multiple reason not to do this simple mod. Hence had to do it at the available sources.

Here is the end result
Looks very good. I am tempted to try this out this weekend. So all I need to do is take it to the local accessories shop and have that guy fix 2 bulbs of similar wattage and size, right?

Connecting to the rear fog lamp switch seems to be a good idea, but I guess one needs to know if there is indeed a wire that runs from the switch to the rear lamp assembly. Is this the part your electrician did not know?
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You could have sourced a pair of strobes! Would have added extra bling to your car!
Extra bling? That would be like B-L-I-N-G!!!!! And my Car is stock. Thanks anyways

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Looks very good. I am tempted to try this out this weekend. So all I need to do is take it to the local accessories shop and have that guy fix 2 bulbs of similar wattage and size, right?

Connecting to the rear fog lamp switch seems to be a good idea, but I guess one needs to know if there is indeed a wire that runs from the switch to the rear lamp assembly. Is this the part your electrician did not know?
Bulb would be easy to source. For the holder, you might have to scour a bit. But nothing much extra ordinary.

Yes, you need to hook it up to the rear fog-lamp switch, if you want it connected from there. And that is the part my electrician wasn't sure about. Hence, we opted out.
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Bulb would be easy to source. For the holder, you might have to scour a bit. But nothing much extra ordinary.

Thanks. But now I am a bit wary since you've mentioned a holder also. So are you saying that the slot is empty without even a holder in the stock car? In that case, which wire should be attached to the holder? Does one have to cut or splice the wire that is currently attached to the parking light?
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Thanks. But now I am a bit wary since you've mentioned a holder also. So are you saying that the slot is empty without even a holder in the stock car? In that case, which wire should be attached to the holder? Does one have to cut or splice the wire that is currently attached to the parking light?
Yes, you have to source a holder which shall fit the empty slot in the tail lamp cluster. It isn't much radical IMO & would be easy to source.

And how would you make the additional bulb work without slicing/cutting & adding the wire? But then this is comparatively safe. I myself have kept my car stock. No upgrades to any part save for alloys. This didn't involve much, hence...else I would be looking at hooking it up with the rear fog-lamp.

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My new Figo has barely crossed 500km on the odometer and has started squeaking on undulating roads. These squeaking sounds seem to come from left side below the dashboard. Any idea what could be causing it?
Dont be bothered too much, few of these squeaking areas on the front left and rear right are chronic issues to Figo. You will very soon not hear them as you will get used to some of these.
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This might come across as a shocker . But it happened a few days back to my figo . I was driving smoothly and all of a sudden i heard a metal screeching sound from the car . I immediately stopped the car and inspected . This is what i saw . then the cra had to be put in a recovery van.( Which came in 45 minutes flat ) . The A.S.S Chennai Ford weren't very helpful and they answered in monosyllables for all my questions . The car having pretty low ground clearance has been hit in the underbelly quite a number of times softly . During my previous service ( ODO :40k . Current ODO : 41k) i clearly asked them to check the underbelly and they said its all fine and that they had rectified the sqeaky noise from the rear . Ford is no more a trustable car for long drives for me . Incidentally this happened the next day i returned from a 100KM drive .
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Dont be bothered too much, few of these squeaking areas on the front left and rear right are chronic issues to Figo. You will very soon not hear them as you will get used to some of these.
Haha ! So true . now that my figo has done about 42k . there are noises coming from three corners
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Ford ASC would site multiple reason not to do this simple mod. Hence had to do it at the available sources.
This looks neat. Any idea why ford would advise against it? would it result in some wiring/electrical issue? I have been contemplating on this mod from quite some time however due to warranty issues never ventured into the mod.
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@icyspikey, that looks like your fuel tank broke its brackets. Not a major thing, scary yes, but not major.

Do keep us posted on how things turn out.
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This looks neat. Any idea why ford would advise against it? would it result in some wiring/electrical issue? I have been contemplating on this mod from quite some time however due to warranty issues never ventured into the mod.
Though I have availed 3rd year extended warranty, I decided to do this mod.

I am really not sure if Ford would approve or disapprove of this. Though anything which is not stock, might be disapproved, depends on how the ASC & SM look at it.

Chances are, there won't be any wiring/electrical issue, else the electrician wouldn't have done that job and it isn't a complex job IMO.
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@icyspikey, that looks like your fuel tank broke its brackets. Not a major thing, scary yes, but not major.

Do keep us posted on how things turn out.
Rs.2000 Charged for new brackets . Yeah not major but very scary . The fuel started leaking and the car lost around half tank on the way to my A.S.S.
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This is indeed scary & irrespective of how minor or major this problem is, it is a serious concern since such things have not been known to fail in cars, especially not in a car that's a maximum of 2 years of age.

The Maruti Zen was another car that had terribly low clearance but then it never managed to break anything.

I am seriously starting to doubt the quality control that Ford has in place for the Figo. They say that quality comes at a price & so, are we wrong in putting our faith in Ford?

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This might come across as a shocker . But it happened a few days back to my figo . I was driving smoothly and all of a sudden i heard a metal screeching sound from the car . I immediately stopped the car and inspected . This is what i saw . then the cra had to be put in a recovery van.( Which came in 45 minutes flat ) . The A.S.S Chennai Ford weren't very helpful and they answered in monosyllables for all my questions . The car having pretty low ground clearance has been hit in the underbelly quite a number of times softly . During my previous service ( ODO :40k . Current ODO : 41k) i clearly asked them to check the underbelly and they said its all fine and that they had rectified the sqeaky noise from the rear . Ford is no more a trustable car for long drives for me . Incidentally this happened the next day i returned from a 100KM drive .
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