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Old 31st December 2022, 18:29   #1261
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Re: My first car: 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Alpha MT Review

Front Brakes cleaned: There was a minor squeal from the brakes and found a small debris stuck between pad and disc, took this opportunity to clean the brakes as I was not entirely satisfied with the way it was done during last service. Didn't feel the need of lubricating the sliding pins as it felt quite smooth and the Toyota grease seem to be doing it's job well. Largely it was a cleaning exercise. Some pics:

Found the bleeder cap missing on RHS side, was replaced

My first car: 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Alpha MT Review-20221231_114122.jpg

Pads had decent life at 34k Odo:

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The clips were comprehensively cleaned:

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Old 2nd January 2023, 10:20   #1262
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Hi Sashi;

A big hearty thanks for your thread, it is the Bible for XL6 owners. I have religiously followed the thread for HU updates and information, your trips, Suspension and tire upgrade, sound damping,
I own XL6 Alpha Manual (Aug 2019) and have loved the vehicle for its space, performance, and comfortable highway riders for passengers. My ODO is around 30,000 kms and am planning for few upgrades including:
1. Upgrading Tires size from 15" to 16" and graduate from 185 to195 or 205. My preference Continental. IMPO, looks like HIPPO in sideview (I also nick named it hippo for that matter).
2. Installing independent Rear entertainment unit (13 inch+ size).
3. Graduating the cabin lights to LED.
4. Installing the Tail Bar Matrix Light (Have checked some videos in YOUTUBE) and makes door rear panel more appealing.
5.Cabin Noise dampening.

While love to keep the HIPPO in as much stock state as possible, however feel aforesaid changes are mandatory for refreshed interiors as well as exterior.....
Also, can you share the link to the latest Head Unit program code as am still on MD-0820. I am more of a DIY guy and love doing self updates.
Also attaching PDI Pics of HIPPO. I opted for Brave Khaki color as saw it very unique.
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Old 2nd January 2023, 13:44   #1263
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Also, can you share the link to the latest Head Unit program code as am still on MD-0820. I am more of a DIY guy and love doing self updates.

Unfortunately for our headunit, the only way of upgrade is reaching out to Dealership for help.

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Old 6th January 2023, 14:28   #1264
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PMS 30 Done: Got the 30k service done, albeit at 31.5k km due to the Jaisalmer trip. Nothing special, just the usual stuff of Engine Oil change, Air and Cabin filters cleaning, brakes cleaning and wheel rotation. Excellent experience at M/s Hilltop Motors, specially due to SA Mr. Nazir.
An update on 30k PMS: BHPian Sumitsinha0280 got his June 2020 Ciaz's 30k service last week, and the system promptly showed ISG belt change for his car. This was a shock to me since in my owner's manual, it's recommended to change at 80k interval, and also during the 30k service, it wasn't changed.

I spoke to WM and he said they have been changing ISG belt at 30k for all the cars, and requested me to get it changed whenever possible.

Decided to dig deeper, and here is what I found: Maruti earlier recommended change at 80k, but they had revised it to 30k later.

XL6 2020 with K15B owner's manual:

My first car: 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Alpha MT Review-screenshot-20230106-131433.jpg

XL6 with K15B's old service manual:

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XL6's with K15B's revised service manual:

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Vitara Brezza with K15B owner's manual states it clearly:

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S Cross Petrol with K15B:

My first car: 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Alpha MT Review-screenshot-20230106-140727.jpg

It's clear they have revised/edited the interval for ISG equipped K15B models. For older diesels and newer K15C models, it's always been 30K.

Got the belt changed and it came out as good as new, plan to clean it and keep it under the boot for emergencies.

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New belt's PN and price:

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Old belt was as good as new:

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Owners who have skipped this, please get it inspected/replaced.

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PS: Current Odo=33,742 km
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Old 7th January 2023, 00:21   #1265
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An update on 30k PMS: BHPian Sumitsinha0280 got his June 2020 Ciaz's 30k service last week, and the system promptly showed ISG belt change for his car. This was a shock to me since in my owner's manual, it's recommended to change at 80k interval, and also during the 30k service, it wasn't changed.
My Ertiga Petrol ZXi AT 2019 has run around 20k but I had to change the belt. Most likely this was due to excessive tilting of engine block during D-N-R movement caused by damaged engine mount. I got the parts replaced under warranty. I think there was a recall also for this part.
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Old 9th January 2023, 22:30   #1266
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Leather Wrap steering wheel for my brother's XL6 Zeta: The OE steering wheel of XL6 Alpha costs 9.5k, and my brother wasn't ready for such an expense.

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However we soon found out that steering wheel of 2022 Brezza costs a mere 2400 rupees for the leather wrapped version. I don't know how Maruti is managing it, but we decided to order it on Boodmo since we weren't sure if it would fit.

Link to Product: Link

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Thankfully installation was simple standard affair, and my brother is loving the new upgrade. For someone looking for leather wrap on their simple wheels, this is an excellent option. Heck, most high end shops charge more than this amount for a simple wrap!

Old steering, apologies for night time pics:

My first car: 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Alpha MT Review-20230106_185707.jpg

New Wheel:

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Removing the airbag module:

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Installed:

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Old vs New:

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Old 11th January 2023, 10:07   #1267
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[b]most high end shops charge more than this amount for a simple wrap!
Not only do the shops charge more, but I also have never seen the shops in India be able to perform a clean fit and finish like the stock steering wheels from the car manufacturer. Kudos to you
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Old 11th January 2023, 12:26   #1268
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Re: My first car: 2020 Maruti Suzuki XL6 Alpha MT Review

I had my Breeza ZDI done at a local shop for about 1000 buck, recently. If only i have would have seen your post I might well have tried this as factory finish is not something that local shops can match anyway. icing on the cake is that I have liking for flat bottom steering wheels, which was missing 2019 model and has only been started from new petrol models.

one doubt I have though is, if this would be compatible with 2019 model? as the zdi i have doesnt has curise control and other features, but only steering mouted audio.
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I had my Breeza ZDI done at a local shop for about 1000 buck, recently. If only i have would have seen your post I might well have tried this as factory finish is not something that local shops can match anyway. icing on the cake is that I have liking for flat bottom steering wheels, which was missing 2019 model and has only been started from new petrol models.

one doubt I have though is, if this would be compatible with 2019 model? as the zdi i have doesnt has curise control and other features, but only steering mouted audio.
To complete this mod on your 2019 Brezza you'd need to buy new airbag , clockspring with 12 pins + this flat bottom leather steering wheel. which is not worth IMHO. If your car had a similar steering wheel like the new Swift and you just wanted leather edition , this would be a cost effective approach since its not needed to buy new airbag and also the buttons can be swapped if you don't want to change the clockspring.

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Old 11th January 2023, 21:18   #1270
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Brilliant find! You can even sell the OE Steering and make a tidy profit on side. I can't fathom how a wheel with complete assembly is costing only 2400 rs with all those buttons and everything.
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Old 17th January 2023, 09:33   #1271
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Hi Shashi, what you found (steering wheel upgrade) is nothing short of brilliant. When I picked up my Zeta variant the only thing I missed from the Alpha was the beautiful steering wheel with leather and the matt aluminium finish at the bottom (rest I could live with).

I did contemplate changing it but the cost was very discouraging. Now that you’ve found a solution for 2.4K it’s extremely tempting to go ahead and buy it.

I’m a bit concerned about the fitting? Is it DIY? Can you explain the exact method, screws etc.
I’m also a bit worried about the airbag unit, that’s something I would be worried about disturbing. What about warranty? Do you think there could be issues?

Another related question: after the replacement of the steering does this now support the Grand Vitara wiper stick with variable speed adjustment? I remember you had mentioned that this will not fit the Zeta variant.

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I own a Ciaz diesel (currently at 1,35,000 kms). My service center forgot to change the belt at 30k and at around 40k kms, it broke of and fell off somewhere on the way at night. Firstly the power steering stopped working and the battery stopped charging but thankfully the car reached home, probably because it is a diesel. Once the ignition was switched off, I could not start the car. The next morning the service center executive came with a charged battery and took the car to service center and changed the belt. He charged me for the belt and the emergency service. Later on I realized that it was their fault, but since I had already made the payment, I did not protest. If I had known at the time of repair that it was their fault, I would have gotten it done for free. Maruti is very responsive if you protest (if have the time to follow up) and they do make you feel like they care and I have felt they actually do care about their customers and products. Additionally the service/parts costs are usually so nominal that it seems easier to just pay than to protest.

I think belt issue damaged the hybrid system. The hybrid ecm was replaced around 65k kms (approx. Rs 13000) and hybrid alternator had to be replaced around 80k kms (approx Rs. 45000).

To check the damage in the belt, wrap it around your finger in the opposite direction with the grooves on the outside and you will see the cracks.

Another two Important thing to change that are not in the service manual.

1) The radiator fan assembly (dual fans) should be changed every 60k kms. Only one of the fan will fail and it is very difficult to diagnose this failure as one fan manages quite well, but it will create issues driving on slopes and other engine stress situations. (fan assembly approx Rs. 5500). Mine has already failed twice and damaged my engine due to overheating. Two service centers could not catch the fault, then my FNG caught it. It takes a long time to diagnose the issue as one has to wait for the engine to heat up.

2) The gear cable connection to the gearbox should also be replaced around 100k mark, mine failed around 120k kms. (approx Rs. 250)

Despite my poor experience a few times, I love Maruti for providing niggles free cars and good customer care.
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However we soon found out that steering wheel of 2022 Brezza costs a mere 2400 rupees for the leather wrapped version. I don't know how Maruti is managing it, but we decided to order it on Boodmo since we weren't sure if it would fit.
Wow - thats a steal deal! A worthy update for sure. the leather wrapped steering takes driving experience up a few notches instantly.

If the history of such steal finds of spare parts is anything to go by - I won't be surprised if the Brezza wrapped wheel price gets reset in near future. Similar thing happend recently with the Honda OE auto-dim IRVM .

Come on guys - grab these up while the sale lasts!
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Leather Wrap steering wheel for my brother's XL6 Zeta: ]

. For someone looking for leather wrap on their simple wheels, this is an excellent option.
Any idea if this works on The New Baleno (Zeta) ?
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Picked up the Brezza steering (suggested by Shashi) last evening from a nearby MGP store (The BTM Layout store in Bangalore had almost 9 units available, so go grab it if youíre looking for one in this city).

Headed straight to Mandovi Service at Wilson Garden and in 10mins the new steering was in place.

Iím not much of a DIY guy and didnít want this to be done anywhere else other than Maruthi ASS.
They used the right tools, ensured that steering positioning is correct and also made sure that they donít disturb the steering wheel sensor position, which could potentially mess up the ESP working. I was also a bit worried about the Airbag unit being moved from one steering to the other. All went well as planned.
And all this free of cost😀

Iím super happy to grab this new steering wheel, something I have always wanted since the day I realised that the Zeta variant doesnít come with this set up.
Adding a pic as well😊
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