One of the low beams conked off, exactly in two years, Pulsar 220 bulb. Seems it was xenon as well.
Bought the same again. Price is very reasonable, with output comparable with other premium bulbs. Got from Prime Motors.
Bajaj White H7 55W Bulb - DK201043 - ₹ 294.00
Had to remove headlight for install. I was fiddling with the bulb at the body shop and the retaining clip sprung away and lost. Tried sourcing one beforehand without success, and plan B was to do some kind of jugaad.
Surprise, and clip was stuck inside the light housing.
Put it back.
Plastic holder for the bulb.
Low vs high. Low is whiter and high is less yellow in real.
Next, sorting out the fog lamp issue. Headlight switch connector.
Mentioned in Figo thread about one of the two dealers selling parts OTC, but sadly they too stopped. Both of them provide parts if we check in the car and bill for labour. The dealer who used to sell parts is rumoured to switch to Toyota. The other dealer converted the showroom into a detailing studio. These dealers would get a reasonable cut from Ford yearly till the promised backup period. Luckily the third option, the Ford Genuine Parts shop is there for us, but they are clueless about model specific parts as they deal with other brands too and no dedicated staff for Ford. Less headache if we have the part number.
During a long run, hit a boulder in a road construction stretch, which was dusty and poorly lit during late night. Adding to trouble, slipped the wrench and broke the lug nut, making it impossible to change the tyre.
Inquired with a couple of tyre guys and garages nearby and all suggested welding and cutting, but no one was willing to do due to risk factor and one guy was ready if we could rent and bring a welding machine to spot, but only to his convenience. An acquaintance's travel agency was near and managed to park the car inside his compound and hired a cab home.
Car was left there for a few days, but the day came when they had to take the bus out for a trip, and we had to move the car. Called our FNG guy, Dileep. Car was around 35 km away from our home/his garage and he was willing to give a try. Some rust-off, hammering and chiselling and meddling with the lug nut, he managed to remove it in 10 minutes. Installed the spare wheel, filled it up and drove back home.
Running on spare wheel for the time being.
Damage while removing. Very minimal than what would have happened with other intrusive methods. .
Luckily, no bend in the wheel, but scratched the edge.