My Red Highway King: XUV500 W8 Initial Ownership Review


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Seems it can be simply pried off looking at the images in Boodmo. A closer inspection after removal might help decide mend or replace. Had similar issue with Polo's vents and simply mended them [:D]
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You are totally correct! I tried to do just that,and was successful in removing the vent.Since it's already dark now ,I will wait till tomorrow and will work upon it first thing in the morning and then give the feedback . Thanks for the tip!!
There is a sale for Mahindra parts on boodmo ..you can check on their app
What a perfect time for the discounts! If I need to replace the vent then this discount thing will come handy.Thanks for pointing this out.
 
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Looks like the vent can be repaired. Over all the condition of the vent is alright. It's only the wheel shaped part which is malfunctioning. I have dismantled the wheel shaped part which is broken. I suspect this may function again if I am successful in sticking it with glue.
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Repairing broken air vent of my XUV 500 W8 in my home

Special thanks to deville_56 and Driveright for giving me valuable inputs!
It was really tricky.
Step 1) Pry out the vent with a screwdriver taking care to not damage the plastic trim around it.
Step 2) I disassembled the whole vent into small parts
Step 3) and then reattached the wheel to the broken base,using adhesive and wire attachments.
Step 4) put it all back in reverse order.



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This is the broken wheel shaped controller
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little bit of vaseline at the broken base to get it moving
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Base ie reattached
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Once again thanks for members support all through! This forum rocks!
 
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Now I am getting the same air vent from the retailer at 25% discount on the market price. Surprisingly child parts of the vent are also available. This could have been very useful earlier when I was working on it. But now I will go along with the jugaadu work already done. If this doesn't work out for long, I will give the new one a try.
 
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Did you notice the figure is in percentage? Its 1.3%
Maybe it has something to do with % of dipping of headlight,or % of loss of intensity in low beam.Just guessing.
 
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Now I am getting the same air vent from the retailer at 25% discount on the market price. Surprisingly child parts of the vent are also available. This could have been very useful earlier when I was working on it. But now I will go along with the jugaadu work already done. If this doesn't work out for long, I will give the new one a try.
Thanks for the Nostalgia. I enjoyed reading it the way you guys read my Safari DIYs. I dearly miss those days. Elephant has been sitting around since about 3 months give or take. Just an Occasional crank. Thanks again for the brain food.
Today morning noticed this marking on both the head lights. I wonder what it means. Anyone has any idea?
This seems to be some kind of Calibration mark. Maybe the Dip or angle of Headlight is aimed 1.3% Downwards.
 
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