Installing a Cup Holder

I have installed a dedicated cup holder for the Car Ultrasonic Diffuser to free up the much needed space in the central console.

To watch a video showing how I installed the cup holder, head directly to Installing a Cup Holder.

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Car Ultrasonic Diffuser

Portable ultrasonic diffusers can be used to fill a car’s cabin with a fine water mist and oil fragrance of your choice. The amount of mist dispensed can be varied depending on your preference. The unit is powered via a 5V USB port and features glowing LED lights.

To watch a video featuring an ultrasonic diffuser for cars, head directly to Car Ultrasonic Diffuser.

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Installing a Reverse Horn in an EcoSport

A reverse horn (or a back up horn) is a small signalling device used to alert pedestrians and passers by of a vehicle moving in reverse direction. Reverse horns produce beeps of a certain tone and length that follows international standards. It draws power directly from the vehicles reverse light harness. In this modification, I have described how I installed a Maruzen back up horn in an EcoSport.

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Dual-Color LED Fog Lights

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).

dual-color led fog light ecosport

To watch a video in how to install an LED fog light to an EcoSport, head directly to Dual-Color LED Fog Lights.

Related link: Installing LED Headlights

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Polaroid N302 Dashcam Road Test

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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.

Dash Camera

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.

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Installing a Dash Camera
Choosing a Dash Camera

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FESP Pertron Value Card

In 2017, Ford EcoSport Philippines (FESP) has entered into a partnership with Petron, entitling its club members of exclusive perks and privileges. FESP members can avail of an exclusive FESP Petron Value Card (with FESP logo), enabling the holder to earn extra points not available in ordinary Petron value cards. This card was issued to me last year when I became an official club member, but it was only recently that was able to get it.

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Comparing LEDs with Halogen Headlights

One of the simplest and most cost-effective upgrades to an EcoSport’s headlight would be the replacement of the stock bulb with an LED emitter (some refer to this as “LED bulb” but technically, it is not a “bulb”, but rather, an “emitter”). About a year ago, I’ve upgraded our headlights to an LED, and performed a comparison with the stock halogen bulb.

LED vs Stock Halogen Low Beam (2)
Stock halogen (left) versus LED emitter (right) in low beam

LED vs Stock Halogen (Hi-Beam)
Stock halogen (left) versus LED emitter (right) in high beam

Clearly, LED emitters illuminate the road far better than stock bulbs. Always install LEDs properly by directing the low beam to the ground, to avoid causing glare to oncoming vehicles.

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To watch a video on how I replaced the stock halogen bulbs with a pair of hi-performance LED emitters, head to Installing LED Headlights.

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Adjusting EcoSport’s Headlights
Installing Auxiliary Headlights
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Yellow H4 Headlight Bulb

Before I upgraded to a hi-performance headlight bulb, I also tried out this pair of EUROLITE Amber (Yellow) H4 bulbs I purchased at a local hardware store. This is essentially a low-cost halogen bulb coated with thin yellow filter. I have used this lamp during two recent 12-hour night-time trips to Bicol. These amber headlight bulbs are good enough for well-lit city streets, but a little too dim for poorly-lit zigzag roads, especially for our heavily-tinted EcoSport.

Yellow H4 Headlight Bulb

I only paid 300 pesos for the pair (in contrast to 2700 per pair of hi-performance bulbs), so I did not expect much from it.

To watch a test video showing a comparison between the stock headlight and this yellow bulb both in hi and low beams, head directly to Yellow Headlight Bulb (H4). To view the reviews of other EcoSport-related accessories, click here.

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Installing LED Headlights
Replacing Headlight Bulb

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Installing a Hi-Powered Horn

I have recently stumbled upon a surplus Maruko horn (low tone only) which I installed in our EcoSport. Horns are supposed to come in pairs but I was unable to find the high tone horn that pairs up with this one. Powerful horns such as the Maruko draw about 4 amperes, thus, the installation requires the use of a relay and a new wiring harness. In the video, I have explained not only how to mount the horn, but also how to wire it with the relay.

Maruko Horn (1)

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Testing the Osram Night Breaker Laser

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The best place to test the performance of the Osram Night Breaker Laser would be on a road with no street lamps, and with very light traffic. Using my dash camera, I captured a short video showing how the hi-performance halogen bulb illuminates the road, toggling in high and low beams. This video was captured from an EcoSport with a dark tint (such a 3M medium dark tint).

Osram Night Breaker Laser Low
Osram Night Breaker Laser (Low Beam)
Osram Night Breaker Laser Hi
Osram Night Breaker Laser (High Beam)

To watch the video of the hi-performance bulb’s road test, head directly to Osram Night Breaker Laser.

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Testing an XHP70 LED replacement headlight

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