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Old 20th February 2022, 03:25   #31
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We started from Khalsa around 8:00PM as the owner of the restaurant told me that the checkpost gets closed early, and if you donít reach before that, you might have to come back.

I put the car in SPORTS mode but the joy was only for a few more kms. Soon after the Dhikala zone entry gate, there were patches without concrete as JCBs were standing next to the patches (must be construction work going on I thought), I drove through water crossings (hey, did I took the road to Ladakh by mistake) and the narrow roads after every turn and the mountains pelting stones.

It was PITCH DARK, and I was just praying to god that my car should not encounter any belly scrapping due to the lower ground clearance, or else, we might have to spend the night inside the car, as we were not on the safest part of the nature. I was worried as it was only me and my wife travelling with no other car for company.

The car shined through the way. It took care of us, wading the water effortlessly (in Manual mode), drove above the boulder rocks without scrapping and we made it to the Sterling Resort, Merchula (Naam hi itna KHATARNAK hai &#128514. On the way we spotted a lot of deers but could not take any pic as I didnít have a Dash Cam installed (which is the next mod coming up soon).

The Brave Boy resting after reaching the destination:
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Yours truly at NOT his best 😂:

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The place was good, but nothing great which was worth the terrible night drive. Even the food was okay.

Some of the pics from our stay at Sterling, Corbett:


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Even the monkeys were LAZY
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I checked the car every morning as it was quite cold. Cold start for 5 minutes every morning:
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Bon Fire with Live Music:

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We left the place early in the morning and I felt comfortable.

(To be continued)
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Few more pics from our way back home (Delhi) via Nainital (a night halt).

On way to Nainital
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Stayed at Vikram Vintage
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Break at Brar Plaza (somewhere before Gajraula)
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Sorry about not being able to update the thread.

Actually, some kid wiped off all the images from my phone. I would try to click some fresh images and explain the process of my dashcam install in upcoming updates. However, there are no more backups of the images of the trip.

Nevertheless, wanted to share a quick update. Just received the bottle of CarPro Ech2o. Would share the user review of same in a couple of days.

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UPDATE: RETROFITTING PASSAT STYLE DOME LIGHT!

Hello everyone,
Hope you all read this in best of health.
Wanted to update the thread as I retrofitted the Passat Style Dome Light in my car. There have been a lot many threads with the same installation, however the only difference in my installation is, that I did not splice/tap the headlight switch wire and instead powered the light using a Fuse tap on slot number 7 of the fuse box.

Materials required:

• Passat style dome light with wiring connectors.
• Torx T20 screwdriver.
• Electric tape/Felt tape.
• Wire splicer and crimping tool.
• Mini ATM APM style fuse tap.
• Extra fuse (I used 10 AMP fuse, going to buy a 7.5 AMP fuse when I visit the ASC this weekend.
• Soldering iron (if soldering the new wiring setup, which I did).
• Heat-shrink sleeves to cover the connections.
• LOTS OF PATIENCE!

The Passat Style Dome Light:
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Wiring Connectors that came with the light. The 3 pin connector goes to the stock wiring harness connector and the 6 pin one goes to the new light:
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MINI ATM APM type fuse tap:
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Sharing the steps of the installation and connections as following:

OPENING THE STOCK DOME LIGHT: Pry open the dome light’s lens by flexing the roof liner. Once open, there are 2 screws (Torx T20 type). Unscrew both and keep at a safe place(I lost one of the 2). Then use a flat head screwdriver to push the tabs at both the sides of the dome light. The light can easily be removed now.

PREPARING THE NEW WIRING: I used the diagram provided in LizardKing’s thread to prepare the wiring harness. I made sure to solder all the joints and cover the same with heat-shrink sleeves.
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ROUTING THE NEW WIRING: Only the wire connected to Pin number 1 of the 6 Pin connector needs to be routed. I used a 1 mm wire to connect to this terminal via soldering. Routed the same wire via the cavity of dome light on the roof liner. You also need to remove the driver’s side A pillar trim to route the wire in order to do a clean setup. You may use a metal wire and tie the end of the wire to it and it can easily be routed till the A pillar cavity.
From there you need to pull the wire till the right corner of the dashboard, open the trim from the side of the dashboard and route the wire through it. Now the only difficult step is to push the wire through the small gap using your fingers. Trust me this was the HARDEST step for me due to my big hands. Once done, join the wire to a fuse tap (MINI ATM APM type) with the help of a wire crimping tool. I did not have one, so had to use a plier. My hands are still aching due to the same. Once done, 90% of the job is done.
CONNECTION TO THE FUSE BOX: Remove the fuse from slot no 7 (7.5AMP in my car, however it could be 5 AMP in some cars). Insert this fuse in one of the slots of the fuse tap. On the other slot, you need to add another fuse, preferably same AMP used in your car. Once done, connect the fuse tap to the fuse box and VOILA! The beautiful red ambient light is on.

PUTTING BACK THE TRIMS: Put back the A Pillar trim back, and install the new light in the place. Also worth mentioning: the new light does not use any screws for installing it to the headliner, rather it uses the clips at one of the end. It is a snug fit and no rattling felt during a small test drive.

I will let the images do the talking:

Stock Light removed
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Wiring harness prepared:
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6 Pin connector installed in the new light for testing if it works:
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Routing the wire for ambient light & backlight of the switches on the new light. Without this only the halogens can be turned on, the red back lighting can not:
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A Pillar Trim removed and wire routed. The black wire seen in the image is for the dashcam I had installed earlier:
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The trim cover opened from the side of the dashboard and wire routed through it:
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Wire routed till the fuse box. Remember, this is the most difficult and time consuming process:
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Wire connected to the fuse tap:
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The fuse tap needs to be connected to slot number 7 of the fuse box. Use the existing fuse provided along with an extra fuse of the same amp:
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LET THERE BE LIGHT!
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Ambient light falling on the DSG knob:
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I would like to thank Viraat, Prerak Kataria and Shankhneel Burman for their valuable tips for the installation. Thanks Gannu & LizardKing for inspiring me to execute some mods on my car. Thank you all for reading till the very end of the update. Will try to click some more pics during night & post.

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UPDATE: RETROFITTING PASSAT STYLE DOME LIGHT!

Hello everyone,
Hope you all read this in best of health.
Wanted to update the thread as I retrofitted the Passat Style Dome Light in my car. There have been a lot many threads with the same installation, however the only difference in my installation is, that I did not splice/tap the headlight switch wire and instead powered the light using a Fuse tap on slot number 7 of the fuse box.

Materials required:

ē Passat style dome light with wiring connectors.
Awesome work, from where did you source this light? I too want this for my Polo and I assume your method would work for Polo as well
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Awesome work, from where did you source this light? I too want this for my Polo and I assume your method would work for Polo as well
Thank you Sahil. I bought it from GERMANCRATS.

Yes the same procedure would work for Polo.
Though you would need a Grey light if Iím not wrong.

DM me if you need the light. I will share the contact details of the person.
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VW Ameo 1.5L TDI DSG | Ownership Review-688d289c0ae44767ae24f733201a7792.jpegA couple of night shots showing the beautiful ambient light, projected by the dome light.
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