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Old 3rd October 2018, 12:24   #271
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Do you believe this to be a genuine OSRAM kit?
The Osram kit that I used wasn't listed on the Osram website so not sure if it was original or not. Even I had the same doubt but a couple of them are using the same kit and it is working reliably for them.

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Also any thoughts on fitting an aftermarket projector in the Fog lamp assembly?
No buddy. Leaving it as it is.
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Retrofit Aftermarket HID Projector

I've been searching a way to improve my Creta's headlight output since day 1. Tried XenonDepot HB3 LEDs and didn't help, then upgraded to OSRAM Night Breaker which gave a very slight improvement. Ever since I've been trying to find a DIY that retrofitted HID Projector in Creta, but I haven't found any so far. Finally after many days of research and browsing, I'm almost prepared to retrofit HID projector.

The main reason I'm not going with plug and play kit or XenonPlanet is because of the unknown ballast they are using. I would prefer to use Morimoto and kick of this DIY as a benchmark for others if this experiment comes out successfully (going to try with one headlamp first).

I've collated the required items below for a neat install which would most likely not require any splicing or tapping of OE wires. Estimated cost is around 27,300 but I think this is going to be an upgrade worth the effort & time. I verified compatibility of all these components to the best of my knowledge. If you guys find any incompatibility, lets discuss and find a way to fix it. Hope this information will help others to start with this DIY too
  • IPHCAR 3.0" Bi Xenon Projector Lens Rs. 7,000 - As many of you might know already, Xenonplanet is selling the lens under the name of 'XP Mini D2S V4'. I looked at both the listings very closely and verified indeed they are the same. I went with D2S version of the lens since there are OEM D2S bulbs on the market whereas the only reliable source for D2H is Morimoto. D2S and D2H are virtually the same except for the connection is D2H is pulled out so makes more room at the back side.
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  • TAOCHIS IX25 Frame Adapter for Q5 Lens Rs.1,800 - When retrofitting aftermarket lens onto stock housing, this bracket is needed to properly secure the lens. The seller claims it can fit Q5 lens which is same as the one I have chosen. Again verified the measurements against the bracket and the lens which is available in Aliexpress listing.
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  • Morimoto D2S Elite 55W Ballast with 9005 Relay Harness Rs.10,500 - I wanted to go with Morimoto ballasts because of its quality and acclaimed reviews. I won't be going with their XB D2S bulbs however but I'm planning to use OSRAM D2S. I hope relay without CANBUS decoder should be OK (citation required), a year ago when I fitted a XenonDepot HB3 LED 25W, the car did not complain about less current draw.
(LED sucked by the way, probably due to the stock lens. I still have the 9005/HB3 XenonDepot LED kit in near mint condition, interested folks can contact me. I also bought a pair of H8 XenonDepot LED fog lamps which does not fit the H27 fog lamps of Creta)
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  • OSRAM D2S Rs. 8,000, haven't decided on the variant yet. OSRAM manufactures only 35W bulbs so coupling it with 55W will overdrive the bulb and reduce the kelvin. Should do further research before finalizing. I prefer natural day light color between 4500-5800K than bluish white.
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Have to order these parts and wait for them to arrive. This DIY will require atleast a week of my time. Will keep you guys posted, once done will post the updates in an appropriate thread. I need your inputs for now.

Gas Struts for Hood

On a side note, I recently purchased gas struts for the front hood from Aliexpress. Costed me Rs. 2,900 which is cheaper than the one found on ebay and this will also be very useful during the retrofit DIY.
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Seller sent me this image after I asked for install instructions. Will post the final status after I receive and fit the component.
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Apologies for the on this thread. Both interc00led and me have completed the felt-lining DIY of the glove box in his Fiesta.

Since the materials used were the same and the process too, not going to repeat it. Posting the images directly.


Glove box removed from the mount
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Ready to get felt-lined. What a complicated and crazy design from Ford. So many cuts, creases, bends etc
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All pieces trimmed and ready to get glued
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Clipped and left for drying in the sun
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Done and ready to get re-fit into the car
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Here's how it looks in the car. All that rattle and clatter is the thing of the past.
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MODIFICATION 31: Glove Box Felt Lining
In continuation of the glove box felt-lining exercise, the second step was to felt-line the two cup holders behind the gear lever that I use the most for all loose change, keys etc. The compartment ahead of the gear lever gets a rubber pad from the factory so no issue there but the rest cubby holes in the car are bare plastic that needs to be addressed.

Rather than making two separate circles, made it a single piece. Didn't use glue, just cut it to the right size so it doesn't move around.

Before felt-lining
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After felt-lining
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Shall be addressing other parts (read cubby holes) too when I get time to work. Shall update as and when it is done.

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The Creta completes a year on 18th October 2018


Here is the list of main events with the Creta since Day 1:

18.10.2017 ---- Creta comes home;

24.10.2017 ---- 1000 kms up in 10 days;

25.10.2017 ---- 1st Free Service done (₹0);

20.01.2018 ---- 10,000 kms up in 95 days

20.01.2018 ---- 2nd Free Service done (₹2,764);

20.03.2018 ---- Subscribed to MRF STAMP @ ₹2,375;

25.04.2018 ---- 20,000 kms up in 189 days;

25.04.2018 ---- 3rd Free Service done (₹ 4,662);

06.05.2018 ---- Swapped the Rotors and Pads to Brembo's;

17.05.2018 ---- EGR Deleted;

18.05.2018 ---- Remapped by GT Tunerz (Quantum Tuning UK);

06.07.2018 ---- 30,000 kms up in 262 days;

06.07.2018 ---- 4th Service done (₹ 4,055);

14.07.2018 ---- Tried Osram 35W Xenarc HID conversion kits but failed;

02.08.2018 ---- Got FASTag for the Creta (ICICI Bank);

14.09.2018 ---- 40,000 kms up in 332 days;

14.09.2018 ---- 5th Service done (₹ 5,946);

18.10.2018 ---- Happy 1st Birthday to the Creta.



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Here's the list of upgrades done on the car so far from Day 1:
  • Auto-dimming IRVM
  • Noodle Mats (Local ones)
  • Gas Struts for Hood
  • Headlight bulb swap from Sylvania to Philips Xtreme Vision
  • ORVM Auto Folding relay
  • LED Rear Reflector ('Lambo style')
  • Conversion of the Central cabin lamp and the two Reading lamps to LED
  • Conversion of the Boot lamp to LED
  • Conversion of the High Mount Stop Light to LED
  • Conversion of the Tail & Stop light to LED
  • Conversion of the Registration plate light to LED
  • Conversion of the Reverse to LED
  • Speedex Font Style number plate
  • SensAiry TPMS
  • Brembo Rotor and Pads change
  • Engine Hood Insulation
  • Quantum Tuning UK Remap done
  • Rear Spoiler
  • LED Fog light + DRL
  • LED Footwell Lighting
  • Anti-glare ORVM
  • Puddle Lamps
  • Sport type Pedals
  • LED strip added to the Boot
  • Carbon Fibre vinyl wrap for the chrome strip above the number plate
  • Glove box felt-lining


Few images of the car
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Hyundai Creta 1.6L CRDi SX(O) - An Ownership Log - Update: 1,00,000 km up!-img_20180830_182319.jpg

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Summary since Day 1 (taken from Fuelio App)
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Costs incurred so far (Fuel + Servicing)
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FE Chart
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Fuel Price + Fill-up Cost + Cost per kilometer Chart
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Hyundai Creta 1.6L CRDi SX(O) - An Ownership Log - Update: 1,00,000 km up!-screenshot_20181015022315.jpg

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----> Renewed the insurance from BharthiAXA @ 35K at an IDV of 12.42 lakhs. Got 0-dep, 24x7 Roadside Assistance and Consumables included. Shall get the PUC done.

----> Awaiting friends to return from the US of A as I have ordered many things for the Creta. Shall update as and when I get them in hand here.


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The car is running reliably with no major issues except for one that happened two days ago.

After I reached work at 7 am and a gap of 9 hours, when I return to the car to leave for home, I was shocked to see "Key not Detected!" warning on the instrumentation console. Took it lightly thinking the key FOB battery would be dead so placed the FOB near the START/STOP button and pressed it and all I see is the instrumentation console flicker and no cranking. Gave a gap of 5 minutes and retried but the same issue. Frantically called BHPian interc00led and explain the issue. He asks me to jump/push start the car and see if it starts. Did a push start the car myself as the place the car was parked was on a mild incline so it was easy to get the car rolling, 1st gear and released the clutch, it fires-up! Since it was late already, I go home and inform my SA about the incident.

Next day, went to the ASC and they checked using the multimeter and find the voltage to be near 13V but the cracking voltage was near 10.3V. SA then spoke to the Service manager and they give me a letter printed on their letter-head addressing to the Exide Engineer to look into the issue and to push for a replacement (FOC). The Exide engineer takes the battery and gives me a service battery so they can do their tests over it before I am handed the new replacement battery. Initially, they were saying the battery is in good health but it was observed the cranking voltage to drop to 9.1V plus it was also found that 1 cell was defective.

I'll be getting the battery replacement on Saturday where I'll be taking the new Exide to the battery dealer and will exchange it for an Amaron instead.


Exide Maintenance Free Battery
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Specs (60Ah)
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Tester says Good Battery
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Letter from Hyundai ASC to Exide Industries
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Current Odometer as of now
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Sneak peek of what's coming up:


Shall update when completed.
Hi Anurag any update on the audio upgrade you had planned for. Been quite a while heard from you on this.

Is it done? Or did you hit some roadblock do let us know.
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Is it done? Or did you hit some roadblock do let us know.
Not done yet. Waiting for stuff to arrive from US. Only after that I'll be able to get the upgrade done. Hope it escapes customs.
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, but I think this list is not correct. Injectors are not that cheap. Each injector is way more costly than all four mentioned in the list. Horn is not so cheap either. ABS is mentioned as Anti Lock System.

Engine for ₹95K. Is it even possible?
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but I think this list is not correct.


Shared what all I got with the car when asked for prices covering parts but later realised the prices aren't correct at all. Thanks for highlighting it. Shall get it removed. Apologies for the misleading image attached.
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I think this list is not correct.
Thanks for pointing this out. I saw a couple of other funny discrepancies too. Gearbox @ 30k. I recently bought a new gearbox for my 1992 M800, and it's price was Rs. 33k, for a simple 4 speeder.

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Engine for ₹95K. Is it even possible?
Definitely not for the entire engine assembly. Maybe you'll get only the block. That too is highly doubtful. I asked my friend and DBHPian Leoshashi, a simple half engine for DDIS 1.3 costs close to 90k.

This looks like some random figures printed on the sheet to scare and convince prospective owners to get warranty extended, but is far from truth.
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Retrofit Aftermarket HID Projector

I've been searching a way to improve my Creta's headlight output since day 1.
Guess you are not alone. Am on the hunt too. The recent drive reinstated the need for better headlight

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I would prefer to use Morimoto and kick of this DIY as a benchmark for others if this experiment comes out successfully (going to try with one headlamp first).

Anything to get better lighting. Wish you good luck with this attempt
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OSRAM D2S Rs. 8,000, haven't decided on the variant yet. OSRAM manufactures only 35W bulbs so coupling it with 55W will overdrive the bulb and reduce the kelvin. Should do further research before finalizing. I prefer natural day light color between 4500-5800K than bluish white.
The bulb rated 35w will not draw the current needed for 55w. Hence there should be no concern about overdriving the bulb

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Have to order these parts and wait for them to arrive. This DIY will require atleast a week of my time. Will keep you guys posted, once done will post the updates in an appropriate thread. I need your inputs for now.
Read through the plan in detail and I don't see any issue. Am also trying to find out if I can get a HB3 9005 HID bulb to see if that improves the throw and intensity

I also see that you have indicated that LED setup was a failure - So wanted to find out what the issue was - Was the intensity poor or was the throw poor ?

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So far have driven 60 kms after the HID fix, I can say it is 25-35% better than the halogens and I have kept the height at 'Level 2' with the HID's as compared to 'Level 1' to avoid any glare on the oncoming road users.
After reading this am keen to upgrade to the HID kit. Will probably get it done before XMAS long drives.

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The other thing that I can confirm is, flashing works after the HID has been in OFF for a longer time (this was one worry as HID's need time to startup compared to halogens so the flashing feature in the day time would be lost but that's not the case here. Thank God!).
Good to hear that the flash option works fine as this was one of the concerns raised by others too.

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Shall update the thread regularly as I clock miles at night with this setup.
Pls. do as that will help people like me to decide either for it or against it

One question that I missed is - The secondary cap (with 4 holes) - Did that come with the HID or you procured it ?

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Pls. do as that will help people like me to decide either for it or against it
I guess you missed reading about the failure of the HID kit. I've reverted to stock. Check the link given for the update that I had posted.

HID conversion kit failure

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One question that I missed is - The secondary cap (with 4 holes) - Did that come with the HID or you procured it?
Are you referring to the black rubber grommet? If yes, it came in the kit.
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Guess you are not alone. Am on the hunt too. The recent drive reinstated the need for better headlight

Expect an update on my hunt soon! 😉
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Expect an update on my hunt soon!
I'll wait for an update on the search. If doable, I'll get them for my Creta too.

Thanks in advance.
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Anurag, I would suggest you convert the fog lamps to OEM with 4300k LED until you sort out the headlamp upgrade. I presume, the bulb for fogs is H27/880/881 in which case it's difficult to source 4300k bulbs. If it's H11 or H8, there are plenty of high quality 4300k bulbs on AliExpress that will boost the lighting by a considerable amount. I have upgraded the fogs to LED in both our cars and its made highway drives less stressful
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