Retro Gaming Weekend

To those of you who grew up with the Family Computer, you might want to visit the RetroGamersPH. It is one of the very few shops in the Philippines that specializes in retro gaming consoles. Parking is very limited so make sure to give them a heads up before dropping by.

I purchased a few game cartridges to complete my retro gaming console.

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Related link: Testing the Sony Walkman TPS-L2 (the first Sony Walkman)

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Removing EcoSport’s Head Unit

EcoSport’s dashboard may be upgraded with compatible head unit replacement kits, some of which offer full integration to the car’s computer system (via compatible ports) as well as viewing monitors with touch screen functionality.

To watch a video on how to remove EcoSport’s Head Unit, head directly to Removing EcoSport’s Head Unit.

Related links:
Removing EcoSport’s Instrument Cluster
SYNC’s Hands-free Call and Text

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Replacing Luggage Compartment’s Light Bulb

EcoSport’s luggage compartment’s light bulb may be replaced by prying out the luggage compartment’s light bulb assembly, and then replacing the bulb by pulling it out from its socket. The luggage compartment light uses a W5W light bulb, identical to the ones used in cabin dome and reading lights as well as the rear plate number lights, with LED replacements available.

To watch a video on how to replace the luggage compartment’s light bulb, head directly to Replacing Luggage Compartment’s Light Bulb.

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Removing EcoSport’s Third Brake Light

EcoSport’s third brake light may be removed by prying out two metal clips that secure it in place. To watch a video on how to remove the third brake light assembly, head directly to Removing EcoSport’s Brake Light Assembly.

Related link: Removing EcoSport’s Tail Light

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Check Engine Light

The dreaded check engine light appeared on our dashboard when we were climbing a steep hill in Tagaytay. We believe that the error was tripped by poor combustion since it appeared precisely at the moment when the car was struggling, with the RPM dropping below idling levels (below 900 RPM). We did not reset anything, we simply parked and leave the car for about 30 minutes. When we restarted it, the error has disappeared.

Check engine light simply indicates that something about the engine is beyond the normal expected readings as determined by the manufacturer.

The error appeared when our EcoSport was still at 31,000 km. The car now has covered more than 55,555 km, and the error has not reappeared.

Related link: EcoSport Warning Lights

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Yankee Candle’s Charming Scents

The following product review is NOT sponsored by Yankee Candles. There are NO sponsored reviews nor advertisements on this website, EcoSport DIY Series.

Yankee Candle also offers air fresheners for cars called Charming Scents. It is essentially a scented material placed on a stylish locket that you hang on the car’s rear view mirror. The scented material must be replaced every 2-3 months, with lots of variants to choose from. Additional charms may also be purchased to further accessorize your car.

We’ve been charmed by Yankee Candle air fresheners for more than a year now.

Having tried out other brands with different scents and employing different dispensing methods, as a matter of personal preference, we believe that these scented charms are one of the best car air fresheners available in the local market.

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EcoSport’s Remote Key uses CR2032

The remote key of an EcoSport (across all variants) uses the battery designated as CR2032: C refers to the battery chemistry (lithium type), R refers to the shape (round), 20 and 32 refer to the dimensions (20 mm in diameter, 3.2 mm in thickness).

A pair CR2032 typically cost 1 USD in a local hardware store, and should last for 3-5 years even with daily use.

Battery replacement requires disassembly of the remote key, and was covered in the video (for Trend and Ambiente remotes only) Opening the Boot Door with the Remote.

Related link: EcoSport’s Transponder Key

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Early Warning Device (EWD)

Early warning devices (EWDs) are signaling devices used to alert other motorists of a road emergency, and must be used whenever a vehicle is stopped on the road for any reason. EWDs are mandatory accessories for all motorized vehicles, as required by law.

EWDs are not included as standard accessory in an EcoSport.

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The Lighthouse at Subic

We’ve visited the Lighthouse in Subic, Zambales. We wanted to try out some water sports but it was a stormy weekend. We went visiting malls and duty-free shops instead, which sharpened our skill in converting dollar to peso ;) As we drive around Subic, we became more familiar with the first to stop, first to go traffic scheme.

The Lighthouse Marina Resort at Subic, Zambales

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