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Old 11th October 2009, 23:21   #1786
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i loved the new instrument console. what are the two small square screens besides the TPMS?
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rj; nice pix. Dont you have more? I saw some with maggie too. Please do post that too.
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i loved the new instrument console. what are the two small square screens besides the TPMS?
The console (digital area) is totally not viewable during the day time. The clock becomes useless. The Audio system (OE supplied) has a clock, which too is not usable when switched off.
The digitals should have a florescent background which is missing. Any solution to this?
I am trying to find a clock to fit it in the dashboard center, which is not available anywhere.
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Old 12th October 2009, 10:08   #1789
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The console (digital area) is totally not viewable during the day time. The clock becomes useless. The Audio system (OE supplied) has a clock, which too is not usable when switched off.
The digitals should have a florescent background which is missing. Any solution to this?
I am trying to find a clock to fit it in the dashboard center, which is not available anywhere.
i think you can try a DIY- as in change the back lighting of the instrument console. there are many such DIY threads in T-BHP.
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i think you can try a DIY- as in change the back lighting of the instrument console. there are many such DIY threads in T-BHP.
Hey his vehicle is still in warranty , I would suggest don't touch that aspect if that requires splicing or soldering anything.

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The console (digital area) is totally not viewable during the day time. The clock becomes useless. The Audio system (OE supplied) has a clock, which too is not usable when switched off.
The digitals should have a florescent background which is missing. Any solution to this?
I am trying to find a clock to fit it in the dashboard center, which is not available anywhere.
Try applying window tints , 35% visibility for windows and 50% for the rear windshield ( This is considered light in BLR and visually from outside there is not much diff from legal limit of 50 windows , 70 rear) else go for 25% allaround if youhave no plans to take the Scorp to Delhi and Punjab.

EDIT : Just noticed you already have quite dark tints so will take back my suggestion.

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Hey his vehicle is still in warranty , I would suggest don't touch that aspect if that requires splicing or soldering anything.



Try applying window tints , 35% visibility for windows and 50% for the rear windshield ( This is considered light in BLR and visually from outside there is not much diff from legal limit of 50 windows , 70 rear) else go for 25% allaround if youhave no plans to take the Scorp to Delhi and Punjab.

EDIT : Just noticed you already have quite dark tints so will take back my suggestion.
During the first service, I will check if anything is possibly I can do(it my self) without tampering the warranty.

Yes, the tints are too dark, and I am planning to change to lighter shade, a mistake of Rs.3500/- :-(
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i loved the new instrument console. what are the two small square screens besides the TPMS?
The left square is for alert condition' it displays 'Pressure/Leakage/Temp' depending on problem. The right square is Units - indicates 'PSI/TEMP 0C, more of filler to achieve symmetry in design.
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great pics AC. i can only dream of driving to such places!
Raj when you have a scorpio why Dream when you can actually Drive. leave your work aside take a 15 day trip for yourself and trust me you will not regret it.


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Superb pics, ac 427!
Did you have to slip clutch anywhere on your travels? Like during starting from standstill on a steep gradient?
nopes there were not slip clutch issues, only problem i found was while steep gradients, the response of the engine was a bit sluggish, as in even after revving the engine hard, the rpm used to get up pretty slowly.

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ac,

wow, splendind pics. You are awesome with your camera & car too.

Happy Motoring!!

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thanks bro, but trust me the drive was very very difficult but worth all the efforts.


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ac...those are some nice snaps and the locations are to die for. You are one lucky guy. Please share the travel log with us too.

nvldvr...welcome to the club. Thats a great looking ride. Plan any mods?
nip my travelogue is written find below the link:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...tabo-back.html

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Raj when you have a scorpio why Dream when you can actually Drive. leave your work aside take a 15 day trip for yourself and trust me you will not regret it.
i feel the main factor that makes your trip either enjoyable or boring is your passenger! i feel good company is a must.
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Raj when you have a scorpio why Dream when you can actually Drive. leave your work aside take a 15 day trip for yourself and trust me you will not regret it.
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Well said, ac!
What's with Raj that he keeps denying himself a good long trip into the mountains?!
A well heeled gent, no major issues with obtaining 'leave' from work, and yet he keeps on 'dreaming' about going to these places!
OK, Raj, about time you simply did it!
Good company is much overrated. When you are one with the road and the terrain, company has limited appeal!
I hope you are not confusing romance/courtship with travel!

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Well said, ac!
What's with Raj that he keeps denying himself a good long trip into the mountains?!
A well heeled gent, no major issues with obtaining 'leave' from work, and yet he keeps on 'dreaming' about going to these places!
OK, Raj, about time you simply did it!
Good company is much overrated. When you are one with the road and the terrain, company has limited appeal!
I hope you are not confusing romance/courtship with travel!

not at all anup sir!

its just that my long drives are more to places in south india & have never got a chance to visit places above mumbai in the map!

anyways, since you & AC have said this, i think its high time i make a sincere effort from my side.

got to donate some good pics to this thread.
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anyways, since you & AC have said this, i think its high time i make a sincere effort from my side.
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Right then! See you in Delhi in a few weeks! Then we'll really send you places!
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not at all anup sir!

its just that my long drives are more to places in south india & have never got a chance to visit places above mumbai in the map!

anyways, since you & AC have said this, i think its high time i make a sincere effort from my side.

got to donate some good pics to this thread.
raj trust me nako is the village you have to see once in your life, imagine this a village 13000 feet above, the village built around a lake, the water for which comes from a underwater spring, and then all of this covered with snow capped mountains....
earlier i used to think work is my life, now i know my life is my life and its worth living, and worth living well. so i have committed 15 days to myself, no office, no gfs, no stress, no hangups, jsut me, the road and the scorpio

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i feel the main factor that makes your trip either enjoyable or boring is your passenger! i feel good company is a must.
raj i went with just 1 friend, and we did very less talking during the trip, it was a totally diff experience. Go ahead my friend. do this trip.

will wait for your travelogue now

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i think raj is busy packing his bags
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Hmmm...looks like I have to start packing my bags as well.
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