Our Beach Wedding in Laiya

Our beach wedding in Acuatico Beach Resort in Laiya, Batangas, Philippines, on March 13, 2020.

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A full tank of gas

A few more of our readers sent token to cover the expenses for a full tank of gas. ECOSPORT DIY SERIES appreciates all the help sent by our readers. Maintaining a website is costly already, and one also needs to factor in the expenses required to carry out modification projects. I am reminded that there are people who care to share the costs of running this website, and thus, such a gesture is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!

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Crosswinds, Tagaytay

In May 2018, we’ve visited a coffee shop in Crosswinds, Tagaytay. The windmill shown in this photo is not an actual windmill (the blades do not rotate), but rather, a building designed to look like a real windmill. Make sure to drop by this popular landmark next time you are in Tagaytay.

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Crosswinds, Tagaytay, May 2018

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EcoSport’s Transponder Key

Most vehicles nowadays are equipped with an immobilizer, a feature that prevents a vehicle’s engine from starting without a valid security code. To disarm the immobilizer, a specialized chip called a transponder embedded in the vehicle’s key provides the valid code. If no transponder with a valid code is detected, a vehicle such as an EcoSport, will remain immobilized— that is, the engine will not start.

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As the name suggests, a transponder chip automatically transmits and responds to the vehicle’s request for a valid security code. The transponder is powered wirelessly through the induction coils near the ignition slot, and must be placed in close proximity to the ignition slot for the chip to power up and be detected (as in the case of Titanium smart keyless systems when the batteries in the remote are too weak).

To watch the video on how EcoSport transponder key works, head directly to EcoSport’s Transponder Key.

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Removing EcoSport’s Side Mirror

This is a two-part post. In the first part, I will highlight how easy it is to remove (or steal!) the side mirror of an EcoSport. If you know how, it can be done in as fast as 3 to 5 seconds!

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How can we protect our investment? Is there a way to prevent, or perhaps deter theft?

In the second part of the post, I will show you how to install an anti-theft side mirror cover. Anyway, I still think that the best way to protect yourself from side mirror theft is to park your vehicle in a safe and secure parking space.

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EcoSport’s Alarm System

EcoSport has a number of security features including a passive alarm system. A passive alarm system activates automatically, in contrast to an active alarm system that must be activated by the user. In the case of an EcoSport, its alarm activates as soon as the vehicle is locked—which can be done by either of the following actions: (1) the key is inserted on the key slot on the driver’s door and then turned counterclockwise, or by (2) pressing the lock key on the remote. The amber light on the center console should light up for 30 seconds, to indicate successful locking of the vehicle (and thus, automatic activation of the alarm).

To test the alarm, you must simulate a situation as if you were leaving the vehicle on a parking lot. First, close all entry points such as the hood and all the doors and windows. Sit inside the vehicle and lock it up by pressing the lock button on the remote (or if you do not have a remote, give the your key to someone and then lock the vehicle from outside).

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Wait for 30 seconds for the alarm to fully-activate. When ready, open a door. The alarm should sound off. To deactivate the alarm, simply press the unlock key, or alternatively, start the vehicle.

The alarm does not have the capability to detect people touching the car’s body, or attempts to open the doors (by pulling the handles). Alarm systems from third-party providers may be installed for added security (consult your dealer about it).

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