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Old 6th March 2019, 18:10   #241
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Accessory Update:- Dashcam

Dashcam was always on my list since I had used one in the Ecosport. I wasn't sure on the brands and some good ones were a bit expensive here. I narrowed down my search to Aukey DR02 after going through BHPian gk1234's thread and decided on it. Ordered it on amazon.com (It was around $69) and my cousin carried it over for me.

My wife had bought a GoPro last month but that was never intended to be used as a dashcam although the video quality tempts me (Have shared a sample clip in my previous post). Maybe I should mount it when I drive through some picturesque locations .

Anyways, the box had the following contents which includes:
- Dashcam
- Cable (long enough to run through the A pillar to the charging socket)
- Charging Adapter (loved that it's got two slots)
- 2 brackets
- 2 extra 3M tapes
- 6 brackets to slot the wires
- Warranty card (2 years)
- Manual

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View of the dashcam from outside and inside

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Here are some sample clips:

Shot at 720p (Approx 180mb for a 3 minute clip)



Shot at 1080p (Approx 300mb for a 3 minute clip)

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@Naveen: From your sample clips, I see that it records the audio as well. Is there an option to turn of audio recording?
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@Naveen: From your sample clips, I see that it records the audio as well. Is there an option to turn of audio recording?
Yes, you have the option to turn off audio.
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A Quick Getaway!

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With the temperature scale hitting a record high with unbearable heat and humidity, we didn't need any excuse for a quick getaway. We decided on the following:

1) Preferably near
2) Hill station
3) Somewhere new

The above combination was near impossible since Ooty, Kodai and Munnar were off the list. Since we had planned this on a weekday and before the summer vacation, we knew getting a resort wouldn't be hard.

So finally we decided on this (Wife wasn't particularly happy when she saw this):

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Since we had few days/nights to spend, we chose two resorts:
1) Club Mahindra
2) Great Trails - GRT Hotels

We were surprised to see the resorts almost full but the town was totally empty. Both resorts were pretty good with good food and rooms. The climate was pleasant and night was chilly (something that we missed in Cochin). Overall, it was a good place if you want to relax and not explore. We did drive to some local tourist spots (view point) but the resort gave an even better view. The school (which made this town famous) was closed to tourists as examinations were on but we did drive around the vast property.

Road conditions
1) Roads in Kerala were pretty good but got crowded while coming back.
2) Kuthiran was very slow due to heavy vehicles and thanks to a movie shooting that was happening inside the Kuthiran tunnel.
3) Fastag lane was closed at Paliyekkara toll while coming back which added more time to the travel. Every other Fastag lanes were a bliss.
4) L&T - Joke (don't want to comment further since we have more rants happening in the other thread).
5) Salem town was super crowded thanks to road construction.
6) Ghat section was empty and in good condition.

Now for some pictures

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If you still haven't guessed the place, it's Yercaud .

Odo - 45xxx kms
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4th anniversary update:

Yet another year passed few weeks back and it was time for some goodies for the car. I wanted few things done for the car but was satisfied with the stock features provided. I have a sub woofer lying with me for few years but holding that for now.

The only thing that came to my mind was detailing since the car was all stock with no treatment done before. The paint was feeling a bit rough and yellowish and I knew this would be the best time for it. Next question that came to my mind was whether to do the basic detailing or ceramic coating.After going through the thread here and talking to couple of guys, I decided to get it done. My regular wash outlet had started ceramic coating and discussed with them on the best available treatment for the car.

The car was pretty dirty when I left it for the treatment.

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And this was how they returned it.

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Full details and pictures of the ceramic coating can be seen here:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/other...ve-cochin.html (Professional Detailing | Ceramic Coating | Car Care - DBS Automotive, Cochin)

Next upgrade was quite an obvious one - Tyre. Yes, it was pending for a long time and the tyre had reached it's maximum. I had looked at various options as recommended by many. I had initially selected Michelin but then almost bought Yokohama. I then decided to get the stock tyre (Bridgestone) since it served me well and took me through the worst possible roads.

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Couple of drives coming up this year which I shall update here.

Odo stands at 495xx kms

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How was the pricing on the Bridgestone's? Replaced 4 or 5?
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How was the pricing on the Bridgestone's? Replaced 4 or 5?
3. Came around 11.2k per tyre. I already had a new tyre that I changed few months back. So got only 3.
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My wife had bought a GoPro last month but that was never intended to be used as a dashcam although the video quality tempts me (Have shared a sample clip in my previous post). Maybe I should mount it when I drive through some picturesque locations .
Which GoPro do you have?? Whats the advantages of GoPro over dash cam? I have transcend 220 & 550 dash cam doing their duties perfectly. Mounting it outside at our preferred location would capture things in a different perspective (hoping it would hold irrespective of speed the car does) thats tempting me to go for one.
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Which GoPro do you have?? Whats the advantages of GoPro over dash cam? I have transcend 220 & 550 dash cam doing their duties perfectly. Mounting it outside at our preferred location would capture things in a different perspective (hoping it would hold irrespective of speed the car does) thats tempting me to go for one.
I have the Hero+ LCD. The only advantage I see is the clarity and I didn't buy this as a substitute for a dash cam. Wife got it when she went abroad as the price was pretty good.

The original mount should stick well on the car's surface since that's what GoPro is meant to do. So didn't take a chance on the mount and got the original accessory. IIRC, the mount was somewhere around 3k-3.5k. If you are planning to do something adventurous, get the original mount. It's worth it.
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Hi Naveen,
I need to replace the battery of both the keys. The authorized service center quoted 900 rs.
Do you think we can do on our own?. Also, how do we ensure the battery is original? ( If we buy it elsewhere)

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Changing Key Fob Battery

The warning had started showing on the MID for few months now (occasionally). Decided to change it yesterday.

There are few videos on Youtube showing how it's done.

1) Press and remove the manual key from the key fob.
2) Insert a screwdriver in the slot as shown in the below picture and twist it. The entire key fob will open up.

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3) Once you open it, you will find these inside the key.

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4) The battery will be below the circuit and you can remove the battery using the screwdriver.
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Hi Naveen,
I need to replace the battery of both the keys. The authorized service center quoted 900 rs.
Do you think we can do on our own?. Also, how do we ensure the battery is original? ( If we buy it elsewhere)
Yes you can buy it online from Amazon and replace the battery. I see from Naveen's post that it's a coin cell battery and the model number of the same should me mentioned in your owners manual. Once you know this model number you can order online or even visit a watch repair shop who will have these in stock.

Panasonic, Maxell are popular brands along with many others. This battery should cost you less than 60 bucks.
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Hi Naveen,
I need to replace the battery of both the keys. The authorized service center quoted 900 rs.
Do you think we can do on our own?. Also, how do we ensure the battery is original? ( If we buy it elsewhere)
Like Parag pointed out, this is a complete DIY. 900 is daylight robbery. I went with Maxell and the model number is CR2032. Will take less than 5 mins.
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