rajivrattna

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    Rajiv
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    Aygo
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    2008
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  1. Since every one is adding their internal (and why not external too?) modifications, I might as well add mine. 1. Glove box cover, easy. 2. Sound insulation on the floor pan, door sides, wheel well, engine bay and engine cover, xtra plastic wheel arches cover over the rear wheels (good effect). The car is really quiet! It is a difficult procedure, takes time. 3. cold air intake engine. I don't know if it makes a difference, more like snake oil! 4. Sony stereo 1-din with blue tooth and sony speakers 2 of them on the front doors and Hertz speakers 2 of them on the dash. 5. reverse parking sensors with distance monitor in meters (not just few beeps) 6. Extra driving lights, in phase with high beam. 7. Rear door opening internal coupe light activation switch. 8. Baggage room light, Philips LED light with movement and night sensor. Easier than the glove box cover fitment and very useful too. Runs on battery. Lasts more than a year. 9. Extensive rust proofing in all hollow rooms (door, frame, door sill, frame etc) and under body coating. Just had MOT inspection yesterday, the rust proof coat still looks good after 8 years. That was a difficult procedure. 10. New brake discs and pads on the front wheels a few years ago. I do my own service once a year, oil and filter, air filter change, AC filter change, inspection etc. This is one hell of a cheap car to maintain and gives you the economy and driving pleasure that no other car matches.
  2. Hej Allan, Är det detta du är efter? Hälsn., Rajiv.
  3. rajivrattna

    DRLs

    Reading through your post about the guide line markings, I remembered that as I was mounting a Sony 2din stereo and a separate non oem reversing camera in my daughter's Hyundai accent, that there were two sets of guide lines, one from the camera itself (activated by joining together two wires attached to the rear end of the camera) and another set of guide lines from Sony stereo itself. Since I used the guidelines from the camera itself, I had to go into the Sony stereo menu and disable the guide lines from the stereo. Are you sure you do not have those two tiny wires dangling behind the camera that you can join together?
  4. As far as the reversing sensors are concerned, if I was doing it again, I would go for the backup/reversing camera instead of the four ultrasonic sensors. You get more information from the camera and only one hole is required for the camera in the bumper. But you have to drag the wires from the camera to inside the cupe (as for the ultrasonic sensors) and after connecting to reverse light wire, drag another set of wires to the front of the car under the carpet or door sill and attach to a small video screen mounted on the dash. Done. I did that to my daughter's car, Hyundai Accent, recently.
  5. Ha Ha! I missed that one. Sooner or later all bulbs are going to be from China (or Mexico). Philips makes and exports bulbs from Mexico. Correction is in order: Just stick to reputed manufacturers, no matter where they are made.
  6. Here is the link. I had posted a long thread on that with the photos.
  7. I hope you are talking about ultrasonic sensors (2, 3 or 4) and not radar strips. I have fitted 4 ultra sonic sensors in our Aygo almost 8 years ago and it was easy. You do not need to take out the bumper. You can slide your hand under and behind the plastic bumper and feel for the right spot to drill. Use masking tape to mark a horizontal line and marking four equally spaced points/cross on that tape, drill 4 holes over the tape for the4 sensors. Use a metal wire to pull the sensor wires after mounting. Then there is a hole with rubber bung in the spare tyre wheel well. You can pull the wires that way (making a hole in the bung) and connect the rest of the module wire etc to reverse light wire.
  8. If you open the engine oil filling cap (while the engine is shut off) you can see the timing chain just under it. It might give you an idea on how bad it is. But you only get to see section by section.
  9. Are you from Sweden Allan? Or is my computer playing havoc, translating your post in to Swedish without my asking? I have changed the rear number plate light to LED wedge and that has cured the frequent changes. The other solution is to buy a regular bulb from reputed company Philips, Narva, Osram or GE. Nothing else. No Chinese bulbs.
  10. I think we are underestimating our daughters here. My daughter was at the dealer recently getting her 4 year old Hyundai serviced and managed to charm the garage guy to replace her half dead battery for free. And the service cost (oil, filter, inspection etc) was just 36 US dollars. I almost fell off my chair when I heard that and this is a large Hyundai dealer that we are talking about!! Daughters are smarter! That is my slogan now.😁
  11. Sorry, I have not been able to go out and check the wires because of the storm and rain and the car is parked some distance from the house. But here is how to identify it. The H4 bulb has three pins/terminals, one on the top and one each on the sides. The top most one is for the low beam. See attached photos. Identify the wire going to the top most pin and connect your negative feed back wire from the DRL module (orange?) to it, in the same way as the guy called SY SJ271EW (read his review in Amazon on the Dectane DRL module). You must have a inline fuse in the red wire going to the battery positive terminal for short circuit protection. I would pull out the fuse and make all connections first as needed and then put back the fuse and test the light. Good luck.
  12. The pleasure is all mine, being able to share what little I have learnt during my numerous DRL projects before. The DRL module from Amazon is going to work fine and I have used a similar set up with Philips DRL in my older BMW with good result many years ago. In your case, I am a little concerned about the positive feed back wire from the headlight wiring harness that is to be connected to the module. I hope it has a positive current switching for the whole set up to work. I could have checked the colour of the wire in our Aygo from 2008 but my wife has taken the Aygo to work. May be this evening, I will check and let you know which wire in the head light cluster you should be tapping in to (perhaps you already know!). I like your approach, gather all possible information before you get to work. Here is a video of Hella DRL connected to BMW with negative feed back from headlight low beam wire.
  13. Here are the instructions from Ring. https://www.halfords.com/wcsstore/libraries/document/295907.pdf There are three ways of connecting these lamps as DRL. These methods work in Aygos delivered to Sweden since it has negative ground and positive wire switching for lights. I believe some Aygos delivered to other countries have negative side switching and that complicates the whole process and may need a different process. (1) Connecting the DRL to the Aygo's side light circuit so that it is always on, as soon as you start your car. It is on even when you switch on your headlight. This mode is illegal in some countries like Sweden. The DRL has to go off when headlight is on. How do we do that? By using a relay. (2) connecting the DRL to the side light again but via a relay that switches on and off the power to the DRL depending on the headlight being on or off as I mentioned above. It gets its power from side light wire but since the relay sits in the middle it acts as a gate. The relay is also connected to the headlight wire and knows when the headlights are on or off. (3) Connecting the DRL via the "amazon DRLmodule box" that you mentioned above. That box has two functions. It has a voltage sensor that senses the rise in voltage as soon as you start the car (due to the car generator kicking in). It then sends power to the DRL putting it on. The box is also connected to the headlight wire so that as soon as headlight is switched on it cuts off the power to the DRL (the second function). No need to connect to side lights here. The DRL box gets its power directly from the car battery. I would chose the second solution here since Aygo is a very simple car and it is the cheapest and a reliable solution. All you need now is a few metres of wire, connectors and a relay. So how do I connect the relay? Get a relay that has following terminals (Bosch, Hella etc makes them), 30, 85, 86, 87, 87a see below. Connect the positive wire from the side light to the position 30. Connect the positive from the headlight low beam wire to position 86. Connect the DRL positive wire to 87a. Connect the earth (any metal chassis in the car) to 85 on the relay. Connect the negative wire from the DRL lamps to another earth point (any metal chassis in the car).
  14. Yes. Why? Are you doing official research for a car company, or just curious and bored between Christmas and New Year?