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Old 26th November 2010, 10:46   #286
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+1 to that. I still have hope that GM can do something regarding this. After all its just a fiber part no, not much costly thing to procure. So GM may help you getting the damaged part only.
Yes, or else I will have to get this from the UK or Korea.


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Do you have some kind of plastic wrap still attached to the display? It looks like plastic wrap is still attached. Why don't you peel it off and see how it looks?

That liquid causing a crack in the panel is highly unlikely. Looks to me like the plastic wrap got detached from the panel.
Sankar I had already peeled off the plastic wrap/skin long ago, this is indeed the crack on the display panel. Sadly I do not have a good camera at hand so please make do with the mobile quality picture.
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Very sad to hear about your troubles that are following you.

Like others said, are you sure its because of the perfume? This was once leaked all over my HU display panel and I'd to clean it outside as well as from inside too. Display panel looks like in its original condition, only the black portions inside are still looks oily. I didn't use any iso propyl alcohol or anything like that as it can make reactions with the plastic, and my HU is still holding the perfume smell.
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Very sad to hear about your troubles that are following you.

Like others said, are you sure its because of the perfume? This was once leaked all over my HU display panel and I'd to clean it outside as well as from inside too. Display panel looks like in its original condition, only the black portions inside are still looks oily. I didn't use any iso propyl alcohol or anything like that as it can make reactions with the plastic, and my HU is still holding the perfume smell.
I am very sure this is the lethal combination of perfume and high interior temperature (car parked in direct sunlight) that done the damage. A neat 8 hrs of heat played its poison on the display. If you are confident that this is not the case, then you can perform the same experiment and let us know the results

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Old 5th December 2010, 19:17   #289
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Skids unleashed and he's not afraid of anyone
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Skids unleashed and he's not afraid of anyone
Wow..that looks like a monster.. Did you mention somewhere of where you bought that and the cost? i am sorry if i have missed this before
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Wow..that looks like a monster.. Did you mention somewhere of where you bought that and the cost? i am sorry if i have missed this before
Thanks infy, my pal sent this from Bangalore, he got it from Landmark, its a funskool product, 400 bucks, and its made of tough grade plastic so it wont break easily
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Thanks infy, my pal sent this from Bangalore, he got it from Landmark, its a funskool product, 400 bucks, and its made of tough grade plastic so it wont break easily
Me too got this Skids.
Even though it is meant for kids, it will take some time for adults also to transform.
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Old 11th December 2010, 07:07   #293
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Me too got this Skids.
Even though it is meant for kids, it will take some time for adults also to transform.
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Old 11th December 2010, 20:56   #294
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The camera and screen have arrived today from China, just unpacked the package and sharing the pictures of the contents with you guys.
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It would be helpful for us lesser mortals, if you identify each and every parts.

Also, Pls do post the details of installation.
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Good to see the camera/

1. With reference to skids, it level 4 on the conversion scale, so it is quite a bit difficult initially even for adults to fix. Midly reminds me of the hours I spend assembling craft models. Oh by the way, they have intorduced another variation of beat called Skids Tuner. Looks neat and a little more aggresive

2. As for the contents Joy, it contains two suction mounts, camera, LCD display, Battery, and power and USB cables.
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Hey guys I got the camera and screen hooked up yesterday, went out this evening and managed to click a few night shots, the one with 8 dots is the pic taken of the cam from outside the car, basically its the 8 IR leds glowing in low light conditions.

The camera is awesome, it streams video signal wirelessly to the screen with a range of upto at 20ft max, it records the video on SD card supporting max capacity 32GB, in case I do not want to record, I can simply set the camera to plainly stream the video to the screen with the touch of a button.

The camera records videos of 2 min duration each and any/all videos can be played on the screen. Once the memory card gets full, the older videos get overwritten. Videos can be played in speeds of 1X, 2X, 4X and 8X. The screen also displays the battery power of the cam and the cam battery can be charged by hooking up the provided charger. The cam also records audio but the screen does not have speaker(s). There is also a USB-out on the cam to be hooked up to a PC to transfer files etc from the MMC. Even if the screen is switched off, the camera can record videos.

The 8 IR leds switch on-off automatically and activate immediately when the cam senses low light condition. Sorry guys I do not have a digicam so for now as usual got to make do with the current pics. I will take pics of the setup at daytime tomorrow and post them up.
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And here are the daytime pics just as mentioned earlier
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After months of getting 13kmpl in the city, I tried a 50% highway + 50% city trip and I got a mileage of 16 kmpl with 50% AC usage. My car has not undergone any ECU remap and its running on stock tyres with a pressure of 32psi maintained weekly. Fuel is always ordinary with no additives.
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After months of getting 13kmpl in the city, I tried a 50% highway + 50% city trip and I got a mileage of 16 kmpl with 50% AC usage. My car has not undergone any ECU remap and its running on stock tyres with a pressure of 32psi maintained weekly. Fuel is always ordinary with no additives.
Please tell whether 13 kmpl in city is with AC or without AC?, 16 kmpl in mixed driving condition with 50 % AC usage is a very good FE. It means you got approximately 19 kmpl on highways. As FE depends on various factors, please tell about your driving style, the usage of gears, gears in which most of the driving is done, traffic conditions (B2B/Crawling City/Normal City/Highway and % of driving in each of these), rpm band in which the car is driven, usage of AC, road conditions and pay load.
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