Thursday, October 22, 2015

Preve's AC Filter & Gear Knob

How to clean air cond filter...

How to take off the gear knob

Monday, June 22, 2015

Faulty Reverse Sensor

dSire was hit by a car two months back. Since then, she has lost her reverse sensing abilities. 

I took her to some service center who advised that I leave her for a few days for testing and I took her to some accessory shops who advised me to go back to the service center due to warranty issue as the sensor seems to be connected to the body control module (BCM). 

Sensor disconnected

I was a bit hesitant to spend my annual leave rotting away in an SC, so dW bought a third party reverse sensor for me off Lazada for RM48. 

How it should look like

So off I went to one of my trusted accessory shop, GA Auto aka HQ. dBoss accessed the rear bumper to reach for the sensors and lo and behold! the left sensor was not connected. 

We locked eyes for half a second before it becomes gayish. He quickly plugged in the sensor back in place whilst I make my way to the cabin to start up dSire. 

Daisy chained... 
The sound of the beep upon R was such a relief. It seems that the connection of the sensors were daisy chained. without left, there is no right. Without right, left still functions well. So...

Symptom : No beep upon engaging R. Does not detect obstacles.

Problem : Sensor lost connection.

Solution : Plug it back in and tie it up. Cable tie as per pic below works. Maybe some duct tape should have been used as well. 

Cable tie mod

There you go... problem solved. Now, if you can't solve your reverse sensor after checking this, PM me, I got a brand new reverse sensor unit for sale. 4 eyes and on-dash indicator too. Comes in a set.

Asus Memopad Charging Problem

A few weeks back my memopad suddenly couldn't charge up. I really didn't give a hoot about it as I still have an IPad Mini serving as my main fap assistance unit.

Somehow, as I was leaving for work today, my hand reached over and grabbed the memopad as well. Inspired I guess. Anyway, just to share....

Symptom : unable to charge, could not power up even with charger on, hard reset doesn't work on battery nor charger. 

Solution : open up the back over. I used a stapler, the part where you use to remove staples. I'd suggest you use something plastic though to avoid scratches. Just push it along the sides to separate the front and back covers until the whole back comes off.

Locate that 6 wired socket. The objective is to pull it out. I used a tiny screw driver to push down and destroy the locking pins (unintentional though), then slowly and not gently pushed from the center.

Once off, give it about a minute or so. Go take a smoke, or if you are lucky, some afternoon delight.

Push back the socket and reassemble the unit. 

Plug in the charger then wait a bit again. Two to three minutes, then try to turn it on. chances are, it'll boot up again. Well, at least mine did. 

There you go... a simple solution to what looks like a hopeless condition. Whats the logic behind this? Not sure. Super hard reset probably. Good luck!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wish You Enough

Edited from my email...

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, 'I love you and I wish you enough'.

The daughter replied, 'Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom'.

They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?'.

'Yes, I have,' I replied. 'Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?'.

'I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral,' she said.

'When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough'. May I ask what that means? '.

She began to smile. 'That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone'. She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more. 'When we said , 'I wish you enough ', we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them'. Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger .

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess .

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them but then an entire life to forget them.

To all my friends and loved ones, I WISH YOU ENOUGH

Preve Throttle Body Cleaning

So you have been driving your Preve for awhile now. Have you ever felt like there is insufficient fuel going into the engine?

This could solve the problem.

First take off your air filter. The housing as well. Then reach all the way to the back near the firewall.
That's your throttle body. Since this post is written about a month after, I can't remember much details.

You just have to figure it out on how to remove said part. Spanners in the sizes of 7, 8 and 10 if I'm not mistaken. Careful with your screws as you might end up with extras or short of one like me.

Leave me a buzz if you need further info. I'll try to rack my memory should there be a need for more info.