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      My new MM 550 XDB - need advice to make it better

      Hi Guys,

      I bought a MM 550 XDB 99 model recently. It's is in good condition - 5 speed, 4*4 gear, repainted, power steering (installed inside the bonnet) 4 steel rims with 30" big horn MT tires, Snorkel (non working, fancy only).

      There are few replacements needed though and some modifications.

      1. The wiper was stuck and had to replace a minor part which is done but the mech told to replace the motor or the armature. Where can I find one? Cost? and what brand is good?

      2. The gear lever has lot of play, i felt like using a bus gear lever . I know I am used to cars and need some practice but still the lever is too loose. Need a solution for this. (can I get a shifter assembly?? )
      3. Can a hand brake be installed? I live in the mountains (kind of ;-)) so it's safer to park in steep and down hill ?

      4. The back door lock is very hard, door doesnt shut easily (Latch type lock). Is there a better lock available? The rear is completely closed like a gypsy for safety reasons so want a better lock too..


      Thanks in advance.

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      Congrats on the purchase nightfox11. Where are you located?
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      Sorry for the late reply!!

      Quote Originally Posted by nightfox11 View Post
      told to replace the motor or the armature.
      5x0 wiper motors are available brand new for around 1k (JC Road) or 250-300 for used ones (Shivajinagar).


      Quote Originally Posted by nightfox11 View Post
      the lever is too loose
      You can change the bush for the gear lever if it's direct shift or the linkage will need to be tightened up. Either ways, can be fixed.


      Quote Originally Posted by nightfox11 View Post
      Can a hand brake be installed?
      You can change the rear brake assembly (carrier plates etc) to one of the newer ones & install hand brake. Will need a good mechanic & tinker to get it done for you.


      Quote Originally Posted by nightfox11 View Post
      Is there a better lock available?
      Depends on what side the door latches on. If its on the left (passenger side), you can get the 550 NGCS/Thar type lock. If it closes on the right (driver side), you may want to opt for a newer tailgate from the 550/550 NGCS.
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