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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

DIY: Custom Trunk Release

Update: As suggested by Anon 18 Jan 2013 07:10, wire for S1 push switch should be connect to relay pin no.85 (together with alarm's trunk release negative output), and another one to ground (car's chasis). Thanks a lot to Anon 0710.

Hi, now I want to share what I have done to my Perodua Kancil, "Remote Trunk Release", unbelievable? believe it. Non of Perodua car, even Proton only Waja CPS, Inspira and Preve equipped with remote trunk release. My Kancil now no need to use car key or pull the cable to unlock the trunk anymore, just press button on my car alarm remote. One day I park next to the Toyota Vios, and eventually we walk together to the car park after shopping. As usual, he need to use key to open the trunk, but my RM7000 Perodua Kancil just use remote to unlock the trunk, he keep on staring at my Perodua Kancil. Maybe he wonder how can his RM70,000 Vios doesn't have that awesome function haha..

 Most of the stock car alarm doesn't have this function (trunk release), except you drive luxury car. If you change your stock car alarm to aftermarket car alarm, you better go and get back the manual, see weather there is a function of trunk release. If yes, why don't you use it, because you already paid for it. Ok, what you need is a set of auto power lock actuator set (see picture below), 40amp relay, wires, push button, wire tape, your own personal skills and creativity. Standby with drill just in case you need to bore a hole to mount the actuator if the universal mounting (come with actuator set) cannot be use.
Power lock actuator (door lock motor)
Below: 40amp Relay

The first thing , you must prepare the relay with wires. No.86 & 87 of the relay connect to constant 12volt (to battery), advisable to add a 10amp fuse on it, when the wiring done and sealed with wire tape, then now you can connect it to the positive terminal. No.85 connect to the trunk release output of the alarm main box controller. refer to your car alarm user's manual. No. 30, will be connected to the green wire of the actuator. Make sure the wire long enough to reach the trunk.

Before you start mounting the actuator, test the wiring first. If the actuator responding downward when you press the trunk release button on your remote, proceed to the mounting process of the actuator. If  it upward, swap the wire. Remember, one of the actuator wire must be grounded to vehicle body. Now you have to use your own skills on how to mount the actuator so that the actuator can pull the plunger to unlock the trunk. I think it is more easier if the actuator mounted on the trunk door. Another tips, my friend's car Proton Wira use a bicycle brake cable end and hooked it together with the current trunk release cable.

If you want a push button on the dashboard to open the trunk instead of using remote and manual trunk release, you can do it also by connecting wire from 87a to push button and another one wire connect to the no.86 or 87. Make sure to remove the fuse first (or disconnect battery positive terminal if not using fuse) because this is constant positive wire, to avoid short circuit.

Now, means that you have three options to unlock the trunk; 1- using manuals (stock), 2 - Push button, and 3 - car alarm remote. AWESOME!!!!!!

Just Do it..D.I.Y. is Fun..

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

All-New Ford Ranger Wildtrak

ALL-NEW FORD RANGER WILDTRAK 4X4

At the end of Jun this year, Ford Malaysia has launch all-new Ford  Ranger Wildtrak that equipped with Duratorg TDCi 3.2L Variable Geometry (VG) Turbo-charger engine with 6 speed automatic transmission. This powerful diesel engine delivers 200PS power and 470Nm into its 6 speed automatic transmission. It offers exceptional fuel consumption as low as 8.91L/100km, the best of the best in its class.

Feature Highlights
  • Inline 5-cylinder Diesel engine
  • 6-speed Automatic with Sportsmode
  • Electronic Shift-on-the-fly
  • Locking Rear Differential
  • Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT)
  • Dual Front and Side Curtain Airbags
  • Electrochromatic Rear View Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Auto Headlamps
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
  • Trailer Sway Assist (TSA)
  • Roll Over Mitigation(ROM)
  • Adaptive Load Control (ALC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Electric Stability Program (ESP)
  • Brake assist
  • Volumetric burglar alarm with immobilizer
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Cruise control
  • 4.2" Multi-function display
  • USB, iPod, Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Driver Seat 8-way Power Adjust with Lumbar and Map Pocket
  • 18" Alloy Wheels with Full Size Spare Tyre
  • Color variant: Chili Orange & Cool White 
Retail price On-The-Road with Insurance (Wildtrak)
West Malaysia: RM116'888.00
East Malaysia: RM120'888.00


ALL-NEW FORD RANGER 2.2L XLT 4X4

During the launch also, there was another All-New Ford Ranger 2.2L XLT 4X4 Diesel engine that delivers 150PS power and 375Nm torque. It offers exceptional fuel consumption from as low as 8.1L/100km and only 203g/km of CO2 emissions. Available in 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. For more information, click HERE.



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