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Old 15th September 2010, 17:10   #61
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Yes the lugs are a perfect fit. I think the connector should be available! But you need to try each one to find a perfect fit which is almost impossible unless you own an electronics shop or is very familiar with them.

I actually got two size of plugs(please see the pic). The sleeves where only available for the big plugs. The small plugs where a real press fit for the HU terminals. So went for them and insulated them with electrical insulator tape.
Hooray ! I managed to reproduce your DIY successfully. Thanks for the idea.

Even I bought terminals of 2 different sizes since I wasn't certain which one would be the correct fit, and in the end it was the smaller ones which were the right size . I also ended up having to throw away one USB extender cable. After cutting off one end I realized that it didn't have a shield, tried with just the 4 wires and it didn't work. So went and bought another one with shield. (Come to think of it, the reason why the first one didn't work could have been a reversal of the D+ / D- terminals. I had the same problem in the second cable also and had to interchange the White and Green wires).

I did a small improvement on the insulation tape part. Used heat-shrinkable sleeve as the insulation - heat it with a soldering iron and it shrinks to the exact shape of the terminal, so looks much cleaner.
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I got HU removed by service center itself. I asked them not to disconnect any wire and just to pull out the HU out of its locking mechanism! I think that is the safest method!

The HU can be removed using the double DIN removing tool(all car accessory shop has one). It is just a small latch that holds it in a socket.

Happy DIY!
Was too lazy to go to the workshop or a stereo shop, so cut up an old steel clothes-hanger and bent it to create 2 U shaped pieces to improvise as a removal tool. Worked fine, and now I have a 100 Rupee USB cable

Thanks once again, Sedate.
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Hooray ! I managed to reproduce your DIY successfully. Thanks for the idea.

Even I bought terminals of 2 different sizes since I wasn't certain which one would be the correct fit, and in the end it was the smaller ones which were the right size . I also ended up having to throw away one USB extender cable. After cutting off one end I realized that it didn't have a shield, tried with just the 4 wires and it didn't work. So went and bought another one with shield. (Come to think of it, the reason why the first one didn't work could have been a reversal of the D+ / D- terminals. I had the same problem in the second cable also and had to interchange the White and Green wires).

I did a small improvement on the insulation tape part. Used heat-shrinkable sleeve as the insulation - heat it with a soldering iron and it shrinks to the exact shape of the terminal, so looks much cleaner.

Was too lazy to go to the workshop or a stereo shop, so cut up an old steel clothes-hanger and bent it to create 2 U shaped pieces to improvise as a removal tool. Worked fine, and now I have a 100 Rupee USB cable

Thanks once again, Sedate.
Congrats!
The mental satisfaction out of a DIY is priceless!
and the mental satisfaction out of not spending Rs.1200 for such a simple cable is just equivalent to priceless!

Let the USB rock!
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Old 25th November 2010, 16:07   #63
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Arrow V Kool K-37 Review

Has been waiting for the sun to shower those infra red rays! Finally got some sunlight for one full day! And Sedate is writing review for the V Kool K-37 film on side and back of Car

The sun film work was done by V-Kool authorised person in Cochin(Marson) through Carnation!

I always thought VKOOL is expensive. So thought of settling for 3M. But the Carnation representative(not disclosing name for privacy) enlightened me. He pointed me to VKOOL and I took the vfm K-37 film.

And I have just one word for the entire work :- This is PERFECT!

And V KOOL - They really cool! Yes, they are the real sun control film!

Impressive cooling. When you place your hand against sun light and behind the film, the difference is really sensed. I love this! It is keeping the cabin cool and also looks cool!

More than the sun film, it is the cleanliness and the professional attitude of these people makes me go to them again! I have seen may photos of sun film installation, but have never seen and installation done in a "dust controlled" room! Yes it is a completely closed room, where installers even dont wear footwear. Almost all the VKOOL films where sticked on shops front glass so that picking the right shade is always easy.

If you are going in for a sunfilm, please go for VKOOL. They have vfm options like K-37!

This is Rs.5k well spend! I am one delighted cutomer!

Thank you VKOOL Cochin(Marson) and Thank you Carnation for getting it done for me!

Carnation review will follow after the second paint protective coating(3M) and fixing of some good fog lamps (and if possible an extra horn)!

Will be doing it next week or the week after next!
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Arrow Figo 1.2L 3000+ km review

Awesome!

Except for masked rattle from roof and from instrument console, the car is simply making me drive more and more!

Great ergonomics, not so bad mileage(13+ kmpl - AC always 3-4 gear mostly), good comfort!

Ford is yet to give me my warranty card/paper/certificate!
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Sedate ,
Nice review till now .I enjoyed reading it.One request-Can you write my english exam . About the USB -Why not you put it into the glove box?It will be safer for your I pods and pen drives from prying eyes.
Happy new year.
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Unique narrative style, Sedate. Really enjoyed reading that Figo review of yours. Quite humorous, I must say. And that USB thing is such a neat "jugaad", something at which we, Indians are really good at.
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Sedate ,
Nice review till now .I enjoyed reading it.One request-Can you write my english exam . About the USB -Why not you put it into the glove box?It will be safer for your I pods and pen drives from prying eyes.
Happy new year.
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Darn- I still dont know how I did my graduation!
The usb is actually inside the glove box!

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Unique narrative style, Sedate. Really enjoyed reading that Figo review of yours. Quite humorous, I must say. And that USB thing is such a neat "jugaad", something at which we, Indians are really good at.
Cant stand the price quoted by Ford for just 1 meter length copper cable and two sockets!

They can charge premium, but 20 times the cost of manufacturing is day light robbery by any standard!

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Joined the MudFlap broken Figo Club!

Replaced the mud flap. Scheduled the service for the replacements/extra parts that need to be added.

Driver came and picked up the car for service. Waiting for Service Advisors call

Issues are : -

A springy sound when turning the steering when stationary

As usual the squeaky sound from back right seat part - Gemi`s solution didn't solve it. Neither did first service.

Immense rattles from instrument console. Seems like wiring harness is hitting the plastic parts in dashboard.

And the usual replacement.

Kilometers done : 3947

Waiting to write a clean service experience!
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For the rear seat rattle, try this-

First clean and then apply some lubricant to the door beadings. I had the exact same problem with my Fiesta and this is how the service center fixed it. Do it on all doors and you would surely have a much more quiet car. Do post if it works. I am sure it would.

Although the rattle in no way sounds rubber-y, this is how to stop it.

I am pretty sure this would work.
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If you are going in for a sunfilm, please go for VKOOL. They have vfm options like K-37!

This is Rs.5k well spend! I am one delighted cutomer!
Can you post a pic of the car with sunfilm in the sun ? Just to see the V kool film
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Got the USB cable ready for Rs. 40/- (30 for cable, 10 for 5 small thimbles). Now tomorrow, I get the A.S.S to take out the HU. Wish I could do it myself and get it over with now. Only if I had a picture of the removal tool and the locking mechanism. Will try to get those pics here so anybody else going for the DIY has it easy.
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Got the USB cable ready for Rs. 40/- (30 for cable, 10 for 5 small thimbles). Now tomorrow, I get the A.S.S to take out the HU. Wish I could do it myself and get it over with now. Only if I had a picture of the removal tool and the locking mechanism. Will try to get those pics here so anybody else going for the DIY has it easy.
Hope u managed to get the pics! How is it functioning?
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Hope u managed to get the pics! How is it functioning?
Its working fine with 8Gb drives, the pics are in this post http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post2232137. I have not tested the limits with number of folders and songs that has been reported by others.
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I am looking forward to buy the Figo 1.2 titanium. For 4.15L . Reviews specially on the engine are needed.
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After a long break finally had a good service from a dealer in Kochi!
A completely satisfied service even if I felt a bit robbed.

Did a complete service and an under body 3M 5 year warranty coating.

Replaced the front mudflaps with the "sparco" Chinese rubber flaps. I had had my time of replacing 3 mud flaps.

Did the complete AC check, a gear bush replacement(500 rupee for simple rubber thingee?) and engine oil replacement.

Car runs smooth as always. Love the sound and the driving experience.
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