Installing More 12V Ports in an EcoSport

You can never have enough 12V ports, well, at least in our EcoSport. I have installed three additional 12V ports or sockets on the underside of the glove box, in the front passenger-side foot well. As with every other 12V ports in our EcoSport, this one is also wired such that it has a fuse protection, and turns off once the ignition switch is off—a useful feature to prevent battery discharge.

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To watch the video on how I installed additional 12V ports in our EcoSport, head directly to Installing More 12V Ports in an EcoSport.

Related links:
Installing Extra 12V Ports in an EcoSport (for the Rear Seats)
EcoSport’s Fuse Box
12V Port Splitter

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Repairing EcoSport’s Rear Door Actuator

This video demonstrates how to repair a damaged rear door lock actuator of an EcoSport,with a low-cost (250 pesos or 5 US dollars) generic actuator. In the video, I explained how to remove the stock actuator, mount the replacement generic actuator using cable ties, connect the wires for the power supply, and attach the lock-release cable to the arm of the actuator.

To watch the video on how to repair a faulty rear door actuator, head directly to Repairing EcoSport’s Rear Door Actuator.

Related link: Removing EcoSport’s Rear Door Panel

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Auto Power Off 12V Port

EcoSport’s 12V port remains on (powered) even when the engine is off. While this could be an advantage as there is no need to turn the engine on in order to charge a phone, some would prefer a 12V port that turns off automatically. In this video, I have modified the 12V port of my EcoSport (Trend MT) to disconnect power when the ignition key is in off position.

This modification requires the use of a DIY jumper.

To watch the video on how to modify the 12V port of an EcoSport so that it turns off automatically when the engine is off, head directly to Auto Power Off 12V Port.

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Emergency Power-Disconnect Button

I have integrated a centralized Emergency Power-Disconnect Button to my EcoSport’s gadgets and accessories. Placed near the handbrake for easy access, I can immediately (in an emergency) power-down all my equipment with the press of a button. The switching is done with the use of a powerful 40 A relay operated at 10 A.

I’ll be posting soon a diagram on how to connect the relay to the EcoSport’s fuse box.

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Opening the Boot Door with the Remote

EcoSport owners are quick to notice that the third button in its remote is left unused. A simple modification, however, will activate this unused button. This modification will enable the remote key to open the boot door.

The hack is pretty simple—just put an eraser on the hollow space under the button!
The whole process will only take a few minutes, and does not require any special equipment.

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To open the boot door using the remote key, press unlock first, then press the third button twice (like a double click). This modification is applicable to Trend and Ambiente variants only. There is a different modification for Titanium variants since they are supplied with a different remote (I have yet to make a tutorial for that).

To watch the video on how to modify the remote, head directly to Opening the Boot Door with the Remote.

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