Cord Clips

Cord clips (or cable clips) are used in securing cables for temporary installations (such as organizing power cables for phones, dash cameras, and other gadgets). Not only that they are good organizers and help remove clutter, they are also used as mounting solutions for light objects. Cord clips are made from thin sheets of metal that attach to smooth surfaces using mounting tape. I have recently used some cord clips to manage the cable of my lantern.

 

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12V Port Splitter

With a limited number of 12V DC port in an EcoSport (only 1 port in Trend and Ambiente, and 2 ports in a Titanium), a splitter presents a neat solution if you need to use more gadgets simultaneously. Just remember that the port can only handle a limited amount of current (15A), thus, never use a splitter when using hi-powered devices. Shown below is the splitter I use in my EcoSport.

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Weekend Tagaytay Trip

Just an hour away from our place of residence in Cavite, Tagaytay has become one of our favorite weekend destinations. Despite the thick fog, we enjoyed the view of the Taal Volcano from the Taal Vista Hotel.

View of the Taal Volcano from the Taal Vista Hotel view deck (August 2018)

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12V Lantern Display

It is Christmas season once again. In 2017, I purchased a mini-lantern for my EcoSport, and this year, 2018, I am using it again. It is a small lantern (or parol) which can be placed inside a vehicle, powered through the 12V socket.

Here’s how I installed the lantern on my EcoSport. Leave me a note if you happen to see me on the road!

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Installing a Dash Camera (Part 1: Fuse Tap)

This tutorial video shows how to connect wires on to an EcoSport’s fuse box, such that the dash camera turns on only when the engine is running, i.e., the dash camera turns off as the engine is switched off. If done improperly, this could likely void your warranty, so be very careful in following this modification.

This modification requires basic knowledge of electronics and must be carried out only by those familiar with it. Please do it at your own risk.

Full-length video tutorials are exclusive to website subscribers. To watch the full video, head directly to Installing a Dash Camera (Part I: Fuse Tap).

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Vulcanizing a Punctured Tire

As a vehicle owner, having a flat tire is inevitable. It is usually a result of the tire getting punctured by sharp objects. This video tutorial explains how a tire puncture is fixed in a vulcanizing shop. The two methods of patching (cold and hot patch) and the two ways of removing the tire from the rim (using simple tools and using a machine) are also shown.

Full-length video tutorials are exclusive to website subscribers. To watch the full video, head directly to Vulcanizing a Punctured Tire.

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Rear Door Seal Water Leak

Rain water may get inside an EcoSport (or any vehicle for that matter) if there is a leak in the rubber seals. I have experienced this first-hand when I discovered water in the tools compartment, after a heavy rain, on a 3-month old EcoSport.

To fix this problem, you need to clean the rubber seal and apply new sealant, such as grease. This video demonstrates how to remove, clean, and apply grease to the rear door rubber seal to prevent water from getting in.

Full-length video tutorials are exclusive to website subscribers. To watch the full video, head directly to Rear Door Seal Water Leak.

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