I was very busy @office so could not post much and could not take the car for service for a long time, and the 20k mark was reaching so i took HIM to garage yesterday. Details
20,000 KM service
KMs : 19845
Bill details (major items only)
Coolant : 206
Brake fluid : 136
MGO (0w20) : 1124
MGGO (17w90) : 791
Labour paid service 20k : 850
Coil spring pad change : 400
Total bill amount : 5260/- Mods done
LED Boot light
APE auto number plate light enclosure : 70
LED festoon light : 150 (ebay)
i was planning to get a boot light for quite some time. while visiting a friend he showed an APE autorickshaw number plate light. at the moment i decided to use it.
even though i bought it quite some time ago, i was able to take it to MASS only yesterday. at first they were reluctant but later agreed to try. they connected it to the door opening system and the boot light gets lighted up when the boot is opened. Stock bulb light Stock bulb changed to LED
Cover is placed
Changing tail lamp to LED
I was planning to change the tail lamps to LED for quite some time, i bought the BAY15D type LED bulbs,
but at first they were not working. i tried many methods. at last i opened them. to my surprise i found that the LED unit was single, unlike the normals bulbs which have two filaments (one lower power and other high power). In these units they have attached a resistor to a terminal to reduce power (so that it acts as tail lamp). i just used paintbrush to draw a crude diagram, sorry i could take a photo at that time.
the negative is common. so when the tail lamp is switched on the power will be coming through the resistor so low light.
LED Exterior view
- need two bulbs to complete the circuit, at first i checked with only one LED and the other was normal, it wasn't working
- my vehicle has a beep sound when parking lights are on and the key is removed, this will come on when we apply the brake with ignition turned off.
- the High Mount Stop lamp (on top of the hatch) will light up when the parking lamps are switched on. (normally they operate when brakes are applied)
- Low brightness when compared to stock bulbs
High Mount Stop Lamp
) Tail Lamp
Brake light Mud in rear body
next i would like to point out an area where heavy mud is accumulated in wagon-r.
Please check out the portion marked in red. the mud will get accumulated there and we won't know, there was a thick coat when i removed the tail lamp enclosure. i was able to wash it off. but it is not possible for us to open the tail lamp to was that off every time.
so please give any suggestions which can be done like preemptive maintenance which will reduce the chance of rusting.