In an attempt to better capture and document our road adventures, I have installed a driver’s view camera, mounted in the head rest of our EcoSport. The camera mount is designed to capture photos and videos from the perspective of the driver, without blocking the driver’s view. To view a sample video in which this mount was used, click here.
To watch the video on how I installed this driver’s view camera mount, head directly to Driver’s View Camera.
EcoSport’s stock halogen fog light bulbs may be upgraded to dual-color LEDs. These LEDs feature white and yellow colors that may come handy in various weather conditions. Switching between white and yellow is as simple as pressing the on-off switch (depending on your preference, tri-color LEDs are also available in the market).
A Head Up Display (HUD) is any transparent-display device that eliminates the need to look away in order to access information. It is usually placed horizontally on the dashboard so that its reflection can be seen clearly by the user, without having to look down on the instrument cluster, thus, keeping the ‘head up’. You may also install an HUD device on any compatible vehicle (e.g., with an OBDII port) such as an EcoSport
We have finally received the registration plate of our EcoSport. LTO-issued plates come with a pair of stickers, one of which has an embedded RFID tag. The stickers must be installed on the windshield, behind the rear view mirror (installing one sticker on top of the other). In this video, I have shown how I installed the sticker set (one transparent and one with the RFID tag) in an EcoSport.
A pitch-black highway illuminated with just the headlights and fog lights presents an opportunity to test the night-vision feature of the Polaroid N302. Please note also that the video was taken through a dark tint.
To watch the video demonstrating the enhanced low-light capability of a Polaroid N302 dash camera (night vision), head directly to Polaroid N302 Dashcam Road Test.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while now, you would know that I am also a licensed amateur radio enthusiast (Class B: 4I1AWN). A number of modifications done in this EcoSport are geared towards improving my mobile radio setup. In this video, I have shown how I placed a press-to-talk button in the shifter knob for a hands-free operation of the radio.
The modification involves drilling a hole in the shifter knob and then placing a switch (with light). The shifter rod was also shortened to make room for the switch. Spiral telephone wire cables were used to allow movement of the shifter rod with minimal stress to the cables. Installed in 2016, this shifter knob button has worked flawlessly ever since.
To watch a video on how I installed a shifter knob button in our EcoSport, head directly to Shifter Knob Button.