Instructables: exploring - workshop - cars - auto - car http://www.instructables.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:23:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 Chevy Blazer Switch Console http://www.instructables.com/id/Chevy-Blazer-Switch-Console/
Chevy Blazer Switch Console - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/YX8S/HVXBY21H/FYTYX8SHVXBY21H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/YX8S/HVXBY21H/FYTYX8SHVXBY21H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/YX8S/HVXBY21H/FYTYX8SHVXBY21H.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I just replaced my 1986 S10 with a 1998 S10. I always add Driving and fog lights as well as a nice stereo to my cars. I live in a pretty rural area and often end up driving through farmland at night. Good long range lights are a must as well as wide beam lights to cover the side of the road. My Blaz...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2014 14:03:34 PDT
Car Polishing (Mother's Polishing Tool Made Cheap) http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Polishing-Mothers-Polishing-Tool-Made-Cheap/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 18:36:37 PDT
Squential Mustang Cougar Flasher http://www.instructables.com/id/Squential-Mustang-Cougar-Flasher/
Squential Mustang Cougar Flasher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/PRM8/HT7PAW6N/FLXPRM8HT7PAW6N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/PRM8/HT7PAW6N/FLXPRM8HT7PAW6N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/PRM8/HT7PAW6N/FLXPRM8HT7PAW6N.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I loved the look of these sequential flashers on the early fords. My friend Marty had a Cougar with them and I really wanted them for my car. I took a look in the trunk to see what I needed to get. Since they were mechanical it made them easy to find. I then went off to the junk yard to get one of...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:54:10 PDT
Auto Seat Covers out of 3 Men's T-shirts http://www.instructables.com/id/Auto-Seat-Covers-out-of-3-Mens-T-shirts/
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 19:26:31 PDT
simple in-line fuse for your car... or any 12 volt system. http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-in-line-fuse-for-your-car-or-any-12-volt/
simple in-line fuse for your car... or any 12 volt system. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/K657/HGU2E9QJ/FTTK657HGU2E9QJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/K657/HGU2E9QJ/FTTK657HGU2E9QJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/K657/HGU2E9QJ/FTTK657HGU2E9QJ.SMALL.jpg zomfibame I had not intended on making an instructable when I started doing this but since I'd documented a few things I figured why not share the info.      I recently bought a 14 year old SUV. A Mitsubishi Montero. Most of the electrical on this old thing had been damaged and or hacked into long before I go...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 00:39:06 PDT
Installation of an aftermarket stereo in a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan http://www.instructables.com/id/Installation-of-an-aftermarket-stereo-in-a-2001-Do/
Installation of an aftermarket stereo in a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/LXR9/HDHW4PI6/FZNLXR9HDHW4PI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/LXR9/HDHW4PI6/FZNLXR9HDHW4PI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/LXR9/HDHW4PI6/FZNLXR9HDHW4PI6.SMALL.jpg blkhawk Our vehicle for so many years needed a newer stereo where we could play CDs. I found a good deal on a Sumas® car stereo capable of playing CDs, AM and FM radio and an USB connection to play MP3s music. The stereo came with two connectors with wires that needed to be spliced with a second pair of con...
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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:57:50 PST
How To Replace a U-Joint http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Replace-a-U-Joint/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/DWVU/HANAYLKG/FMUDWVUHANAYLKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/DWVU/HANAYLKG/FMUDWVUHANAYLKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/DWVU/HANAYLKG/FMUDWVUHANAYLKG.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios U-Joints are something anyone can do themselves to save a bunch of money.  Most of the time it is an easy, straight forward and inexpensive process.  In this instructable video I take you through replacing the u-joints on the front driveline of a 4X4 Ford pickup.  You will need some stuff to do this...
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:11:00 PST
How to remove window tint for under $30 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-window-tint-for-under-30/
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:15:06 PST
Garage Laser Parking System http://www.instructables.com/id/Garage-Laser-Parking-System/
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Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:50:17 PDT
Replace the Sideview Mirror on a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-the-Sideview-Mirror-on-a-2010-Hyundai-Sant/
Replace the Sideview Mirror on a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/VBM8/H63P4445/FUVVBM8H63P4445.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/VBM8/H63P4445/FUVVBM8H63P4445.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/VBM8/H63P4445/FUVVBM8H63P4445.SMALL.jpg ProfMuggs Parking in Manhattan is hazardous for your car. Unfortunately, the parking garages aren't much safer. We came to get our Santa Fe and mysteriously the mirror was broken, but the valet didn't know anything about it. Parking was free that night, but I didn't have much luck getting money for a replacem...
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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:13:29 PDT
Car Headliner Recovering http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Headliner-Recovering/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/MDFT/GYE877LH/FJDMDFTGYE877LH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/MDFT/GYE877LH/FJDMDFTGYE877LH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/MDFT/GYE877LH/FJDMDFTGYE877LH.SMALL.jpg Trimman0806 Basic car headliner repair.
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Thu, 9 Feb 2012 05:21:04 PST
#2: How to Apply Touch Up Paint (to Almost Like New!) http://www.instructables.com/id/2-How-to-Apply-Touch-Up-Paint-to-Almost-Like-Ne/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/88AU/GUDUND0P/FD788AUGUDUND0P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/88AU/GUDUND0P/FD788AUGUDUND0P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/88AU/GUDUND0P/FD788AUGUDUND0P.SMALL.jpg RichsMethods This video includes tips and how to methods on getting rid of unsightly scratches in your automobile, but without the expensive auto-body bill. This is a follow up video to my original video, "How to Apply Touch up Paint". Thanks to viewer feedback and comments, I was able to make my car look almos...
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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 13:49:25 PDT
Car rims paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-rims-paint/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/YR44/GS3BD7YU/FEGYR44GS3BD7YU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/YR44/GS3BD7YU/FEGYR44GS3BD7YU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/YR44/GS3BD7YU/FEGYR44GS3BD7YU.SMALL.jpg biomech75
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Fri, 9 Sep 2011 07:19:26 PDT
Rebuild Your Car's EL (electroluminescent) Lights! http://www.instructables.com/id/Rebuild-Your-Cars-EL-electroluminescent-Lights/
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Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:27:25 PDT
Air Filter from a Cat Food Can http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Filter-from-a-Cat-Food-Can/
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Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:24:21 PST
Pop-Bottle-Cap Antenna Protector http://www.instructables.com/id/Pop-Bottle-Cap-Antenna-Protector/
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Tue, 16 Nov 2010 19:09:32 PST
Performing Basic Car Maintenance Checks http://www.instructables.com/id/Performing-Basic-Car-Maintenance-Checks/
Performing Basic Car Maintenance Checks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/COJB/GB4CYG3X/F45COJBGB4CYG3X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/COJB/GB4CYG3X/F45COJBGB4CYG3X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F45/COJB/GB4CYG3X/F45COJBGB4CYG3X.SMALL.jpg lesthaeghet Regularly performing basic maintenance checks on your automobile is one of the simplest things you can do to extend the life of your car, and could potentially save yourself from costly repairs down the road.  These simple steps can be completed by anyone and require very little time. Photographs i...
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Fri, 2 Jul 2010 17:32:13 PDT
replacing faulty heater core in Volvo 850 car http://www.instructables.com/id/replacing-faulty-heater-core-in-Volvo-850-car/
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Wed, 3 Feb 2010 04:17:33 PST
Changing a Flat Tire http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-a-Flat-Tire/
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Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:36:12 PDT
Black-out taillights - $15 http://www.instructables.com/id/Black-out-taillights-15/
Black-out taillights - $15 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/0IJR/FZ382UGA/FET0IJRFZ382UGA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/0IJR/FZ382UGA/FET0IJRFZ382UGA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/0IJR/FZ382UGA/FET0IJRFZ382UGA.SMALL.jpg alex_0227 I've heard of some people paying as much as $200 for someone to blackout their taillights, which is rediculous. I did both of mine for around $10 in less than 2 hours. First of all, you need to realize that your lights will be darker (duh), and the light won't be as bright, especially at night. By ...
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Wed, 2 Sep 2009 10:03:42 PDT
Make an Auto Radiator Pressure Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Auto-Radiator-Pressure-Tester/
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Mon, 25 May 2009 13:03:04 PDT
Portable Air Conditioning http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Air-Conditioning/
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Thu, 7 Aug 2008 19:43:29 PDT
Installing a trailer hitch on a small car http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-trailer-hitch-on-a-small-car/
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Thu, 29 May 2008 19:23:07 PDT
How to prevent rust on your car http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-prevent-rust-on-your-car/
How to prevent rust on your car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/ILGQ/FG704VZ4/FRQILGQFG704VZ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/ILGQ/FG704VZ4/FRQILGQFG704VZ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/ILGQ/FG704VZ4/FRQILGQFG704VZ4.SMALL.jpg fanscape Keeping your car rust-free prevents serious damage and maintains the look and value of your car. If you choose to try us, Jig-a-loo, as part of your car maintenance routine, you can find out where to pick up a can here: http://www.jigaloo.com/us/e_store_locator.php. Here are 6 detailed steps and a ...
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Wed, 14 May 2008 09:16:57 PDT
Paint Your Car With Rustoleum http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Your-Car-With-Rustoleum/
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Tue, 6 Nov 2007 09:50:49 PST
How to change a tire on a 1993 Ford F150 truck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-a-tire-on-a-1993-Ford-F150-truck/
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 17:05:02 PDT
How to Read Codes From Your Check Engine Light (For older cars) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Read-Codes-From-Your-Check-Engine-Light-Fo/
How to Read Codes From Your Check Engine Light (For older cars) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/JGB2/F6S8S09S/FK2JGB2F6S8S09S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/JGB2/F6S8S09S/FK2JGB2F6S8S09S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/JGB2/F6S8S09S/FK2JGB2F6S8S09S.SMALL.jpg noahw You can pay a mechanic a bunch of money to read your car's error codes when your check engine light comes on, or you can grab a paper clip and read the codes yourself.After 1996 all cars were made to hook up to an external error code reader. Before 1996 however, cars reported their errors from the ...
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Wed, 26 Sep 2007 16:27:34 PDT
Replacing a broken auto antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-a-broken-auto-antenna/
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Sat, 1 Sep 2007 14:46:59 PDT
Replacing a Mazda 6 plastic thing that goes around the door handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-a-Mazda-6-plastic-thing-that-goes-around/
Replacing a Mazda 6 plastic thing that goes around the door handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/ZLI9/LELEYPNJ8HZ/FZGZLI9LELEYPNJ8HZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/ZLI9/LELEYPNJ8HZ/FZGZLI9LELEYPNJ8HZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/ZLI9/LELEYPNJ8HZ/FZGZLI9LELEYPNJ8HZ.SMALL.jpg jeffreyf At one point I replaced a passenger side mirror, which broke due to some water/ice build up. To do so, one has to remove the door. "Sure!" I thought. "I'll figure out how to do that." I assumed the door slipped over the plastic thing that goes around the door handle. I was wrong, but I had to brea...
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Thu, 1 Mar 2007 15:37:16 PST
Replacing a Mazda 6 tail light (on car body) http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-a-Mazda-6-tail-light-on-car-body/
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Thu, 1 Mar 2007 15:05:34 PST
How to Fix Rust Spots On a Car http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-Rust-Spots-On-a-Car/
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By: intoon

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Sat, 9 Sep 2006 14:06:36 PDT
Replacing your car's Valve Cover Gasket http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-your-car-s-Valve-Cover-Gasket/
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By: trebuchet03

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Fri, 14 Jul 2006 00:31:03 PDT
Changing your car's timing belt and water pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-your-car-s-timing-belt-and-water-pump/
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By: trebuchet03

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Tue, 11 Jul 2006 00:34:28 PDT