Instructables: exploring - workshop - cars - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:07:15 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Build a Utility Trailer from a Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Utility-Trailer-from-a-Kit/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:41:03 PDT
Hiding Your FasTrak, EZ-Pass, or Other Toll Tag in Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Hiding-Your-FasTrak%2c-EZ-Pass%2c-or-Other-Toll-Tag-in/
Hiding Your FasTrak, EZ-Pass, or Other Toll Tag in Your Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/IR3Z/F35J1K8T/FPNIR3ZF35J1K8T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/IR3Z/F35J1K8T/FPNIR3ZF35J1K8T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/IR3Z/F35J1K8T/FPNIR3ZF35J1K8T.SMALL.jpg The DNR Originally written by me for BayAreaPrelude.com This instructable covers how toll tags work and how to embed or hide your FasTrak, or EZ-Pass, or any other electronic toll collection device in your dash so that you do not have an annoying tag in your window.I will describe the principles that will a...
By: The DNR

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Thu, 21 Jun 2007 17:57:33 PDT
How To Remove A Car Scratch? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Remove-A-Car-Scratch/
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 00:58:35 PST
Erratic Instrument Panel on GM Cars http://www.instructables.com/id/Erratic-Instrument-Panel-on-GM-Cars/
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Sat, 1 Oct 2011 20:50:10 PDT
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs on 06-11 Civic Si http://www.instructables.com/id/NGK-Iridium-Spark-Plugs-on-06-11-Civic-Si/
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs on 06-11 Civic Si - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/EI4P/GPAS208Q/F6JEI4PGPAS208Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/EI4P/GPAS208Q/F6JEI4PGPAS208Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/EI4P/GPAS208Q/F6JEI4PGPAS208Q.SMALL.jpg jacampos This instructable is to show you to change the stock spark plugs on a 06 - 11 Civic Si I wanted to post this instructions, since when I wanted to make this change there was no manual, no details no information at all.  I searched the intent, forums, blogs, etc and there was no guidance whatsoever on...
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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 22:46:07 PDT
How to perform an Oil Change on a Ford F-150 Ecoboost http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-perform-an-Oil-Change-on-a-Ford-F-150-Ecobo/
How to perform an Oil Change on a Ford F-150 Ecoboost - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/NKPR/HJKC1ICB/FZ4NKPRHJKC1ICB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/NKPR/HJKC1ICB/FZ4NKPRHJKC1ICB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/NKPR/HJKC1ICB/FZ4NKPRHJKC1ICB.SMALL.jpg zackro973 Taking your truck back to the dealer for an oil change can be expensive. So why not do it yourself? Also performing the job gives you the assurance the job was done right! Tools & Materials Needed: 15mm wrench Oil Filter Wrench Oil Drain Pan 6qt. 5-30w synthetic oil New oil filter roll of paper t...
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:29:15 PDT
Exhaust Flame Thrower Kit For Car or Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Exhaust-Flame-Thrower-Kit-For-Car-or-Bike/
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Wed, 25 Dec 2013 23:14:47 PST
How to Replace Toyota Corolla (1998-2002) Gauge Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-Toyota-Corolla-1998-2002-Gauge-Li/
How to Replace Toyota Corolla (1998-2002) Gauge Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/2CQR/HCV91I8K/FWJ2CQRHCV91I8K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/2CQR/HCV91I8K/FWJ2CQRHCV91I8K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/2CQR/HCV91I8K/FWJ2CQRHCV91I8K.SMALL.jpg jasoncj Tutorial on how to replace or change the color of the gauge lights in your car. Note: These instructions are specific to a 1998-2002 Toyota Corolla.  However, the same basic principle applies to most car models.  Equipment: Phillips screwdriver Replacement bulb kit (color of your choice) Remove ...
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Fri, 8 Feb 2013 10:48:17 PST
How to install aftermarket LED tail lights for your car, truck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-aftermarket-LED-tail-lights-for-you/
How to install aftermarket LED tail lights for your car, truck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/NW7W/H19RV9SG/FJWNW7WH19RV9SG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/NW7W/H19RV9SG/FJWNW7WH19RV9SG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/NW7W/H19RV9SG/FJWNW7WH19RV9SG.SMALL.jpg ilovejdmtoy Installing LED Tail Lights is an excellent way to improve the appearance of your car exterior. Not only this, in addition, the LED tail lights will provide your a clean, custom look. Last but not least, the LED lights tend to last much longer when comparing with the traditional tungsten filament bul...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:19:54 PDT
Auto sound deadening - part II - more matting and using expanding foam http://www.instructables.com/id/Auto-sound-deadening-part-II-more-matting-and-/
Auto sound deadening - part II - more matting and using expanding foam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/0LQD/FZNHP3C0/FZ40LQDFZNHP3C0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/0LQD/FZNHP3C0/FZ40LQDFZNHP3C0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/0LQD/FZNHP3C0/FZ40LQDFZNHP3C0.SMALL.jpg kerns In http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-internal-auto-trim/ I showed initial steps I took to add some sound deadening to a diesel Ford Excursion. It's a loud car; the 7.3l diesel engine exhaust could definitely use some muffling. In this -part II- I'll show how I laid self-adhesive aluminum/buty...
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Mon, 5 Oct 2009 22:30:21 PDT
BMW X3 X5 X6 Gear Box Transfer Case Servo Actuator Motor Repair Gear Installation Instructions Guide. http://www.instructables.com/id/BMW-X3-X5-X6-Gear-Box-Transfer-Case-Servo-Actuator/
BMW X3 X5 X6 Gear Box Transfer Case Servo Actuator Motor Repair Gear Installation Instructions Guide. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/EXIX/I1A5S4QS/FEEEXIXI1A5S4QS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/EXIX/I1A5S4QS/FEEEXIXI1A5S4QS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/EXIX/I1A5S4QS/FEEEXIXI1A5S4QS.SMALL.jpg x8rltd Symptoms:Brake, ABS, and 4X4 lights all lit. Clicking / juddering sound from transfer case “4X4 inactive” message. The Cause:Attached to the transfer case is an actuator motor, within in this there is a poor quality Nylon plastic gear, this is turned by a metal worm gear. Over time the Nylon wears d...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:49:29 PDT
1995 Honda Civic Gauge Cluster Take-Apart & Cleaning http://www.instructables.com/id/1995-Honda-Civic-Gauge-Cluster-Take-Apart-amp-Cl/
1995 Honda Civic Gauge Cluster Take-Apart & Cleaning - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/A74T/FSPRH2FL/FEEA74TFSPRH2FL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/A74T/FSPRH2FL/FEEA74TFSPRH2FL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/A74T/FSPRH2FL/FEEA74TFSPRH2FL.SMALL.jpg gkitf16 This Instructable shows how to disassemble the dash bezel and gauge cluster, remove it from the instrument panel, clean and polish the bezel surround, and identify the gauge illumination and instrument indicator lamps of the gauge cluster. The view of the dash, bezel and gauges before we begin ...
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Tue, 24 Mar 2009 21:36:51 PDT
How to Replace Disc Brake Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-replace-disc-brake-pads/
How to Replace Disc Brake Pads - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/S1OW/I1NUI7KO/F4GS1OWI1NUI7KO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/S1OW/I1NUI7KO/F4GS1OWI1NUI7KO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/S1OW/I1NUI7KO/F4GS1OWI1NUI7KO.SMALL.jpg dellinger Brake pads are a normal wear item on your vehicle. That means they are designed to wear down and be replaced. If you have disc brakes on your vehicle, this is a very manageable task and only requires a few tools.I've included an image from howstuffworks.com to illustrate how disc brakes work. Essent...
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:32:02 PDT
Tire Pressure Sensor Bypass http://www.instructables.com/id/Tire-Pressure-Sensor-Bypass/
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Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:54:14 PDT
Oil Catch Can - DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Oil-Catch-Can-DIY/
Oil Catch Can - DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/OHCE/I6YXSQXS/FSWOHCEI6YXSQXS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/OHCE/I6YXSQXS/FSWOHCEI6YXSQXS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/OHCE/I6YXSQXS/FSWOHCEI6YXSQXS.SMALL.jpg pnavarro1 Hi!This is my second Instructable.Not only am I an audio enthusiast, but also a car enthusiast. This Instructable will cover the steps to create an Oil Catch Can (Oil Tank Reservoir).Oil Catch Cans are devices that are installed in cars in order to avoid zoot, water and oil to recirculate to the eng...
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 11:21:33 PDT
Add Horsepower and Save Gas With a Performance Filter System http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Horsepower-and-Save-Gas-With-a-Ram-Air-System/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2009 22:30:44 PDT
Fix Psychotic Grand Am Signal Clicking http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Psychotic-Grand-Am-Signal-Clicking/
Fix Psychotic Grand Am Signal Clicking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/AJ6V/HI3U0RGC/F9KAJ6VHI3U0RGC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/AJ6V/HI3U0RGC/F9KAJ6VHI3U0RGC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/AJ6V/HI3U0RGC/F9KAJ6VHI3U0RGC.SMALL.jpg Squash I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am.  About 5 years ago while driving down the road, the clicking noise, associated with the signal light and hazards, went psychotic.  I panicked because I thought the lights were also activated.  Nope, just the awful noise and about 2x faster than normal.  My nerves didn...
By: Squash

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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 23:11:06 PDT
How to install Halo Projector Headlights http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-Halo-Projector-Headlights/
How to install Halo Projector Headlights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/549H/GZISQR1N/F89549HGZISQR1N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/549H/GZISQR1N/F89549HGZISQR1N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/549H/GZISQR1N/F89549HGZISQR1N.SMALL.jpg ilovejdmtoy Installing halo projector headlights is fairly simple, but can take a few hours. This is just a general guide for headlights and might vary from your particular set. For all of our headlights, we always recommend professional installation. Just a few general tips - 1. Wear protective gloves and go...
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 11:13:29 PST
Repairing Citroen C5 08+ Electric Window. http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-Citroen-C5-08-Electric-Window/
Repairing Citroen C5 08+ Electric Window. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/THHF/HOVUBQUS/FYTTHHFHOVUBQUS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/THHF/HOVUBQUS/FYTTHHFHOVUBQUS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/THHF/HOVUBQUS/FYTTHHFHOVUBQUS.SMALL.jpg djsainty This is my first instructable, and is done from memory, so if I've missed a step out or you need more information, let me know.You're probably looking at this because like me something snapped and now your electric windows no longer operate, and you want to have a go at fixing it because the dealer ...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 13:23:53 PST
How to install Splash Guard / Mud Guard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-Splash-Guard-Mud-Guard/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2008 03:09:11 PST
Ramps for a Low Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Ramps-for-a-Low-Car/
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Tue, 23 Mar 2010 03:39:26 PDT
03 04 Dodge Ram 1500 Dakota Front Axle Stubs Fix http://www.instructables.com/id/03-04-Dodge-Ram-1500-Dakota-Front-Axle-Stubs-Fix/
03 04 Dodge Ram 1500 Dakota Front Axle Stubs Fix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/BK4R/GYGESG9P/F4UBK4RGYGESG9P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/BK4R/GYGESG9P/F4UBK4RGYGESG9P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/BK4R/GYGESG9P/F4UBK4RGYGESG9P.SMALL.jpg krhagerich I have an 03 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 that I thought I would share a short cheap fix for. I did not take any pics of the project but I did find some that I will use for reference floating around on the net. After rebuilding my engine...took some time due to the crazy cost of rebuilding a 5.9 magnum my fro...
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Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:18:56 PST
Gain 20-80% mpg efficiency! Save $ on gas. See how to get 41.8mpg! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-BOOST-MPGFuel-economy-in-ANY-vehicle-writ/
Gain 20-80% mpg efficiency! Save $ on gas. See how to get 41.8mpg! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/KU19/HDRS5Z0S/FNAKU19HDRS5Z0S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/KU19/HDRS5Z0S/FNAKU19HDRS5Z0S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/KU19/HDRS5Z0S/FNAKU19HDRS5Z0S.SMALL.jpg TheGeniusCreates   Hello fellow Instructables! This write-up involves many simple fixes that can help you improve your fuel economy. I was able to get 41.8mpg in my little purple "Eggplant" car! The video shows you the results of my 150+ hours of teaching myself how to turn a cheap car into a Prius! These partic...
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Sat, 2 Mar 2013 19:03:09 PST
How To Clean An Intercooler http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Clean-An-Intercooler/
How To Clean An Intercooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/RX6A/GXYIDKNT/FL4RX6AGXYIDKNT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/RX6A/GXYIDKNT/FL4RX6AGXYIDKNT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/RX6A/GXYIDKNT/FL4RX6AGXYIDKNT.SMALL.jpg bwrussell Looking inside the intercooler of my '06 MINI Cooper S when I had it off recently, to replace the supercharger, I noticed that the inside was coated in a thin film of oil. This decreases the efficiency of the intercooler by fouling up the heat transfer between the intercooler fins and the air flowin...
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Sat, 28 Jan 2012 11:38:11 PST
Replace the window regulator in a Jeep Cherokee http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-the-window-regulator-in-a-Jeep-Cherokee/
Replace the window regulator in a Jeep Cherokee - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/3WM6/GV1HFFX0/F7B3WM6GV1HFFX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/3WM6/GV1HFFX0/F7B3WM6GV1HFFX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/3WM6/GV1HFFX0/F7B3WM6GV1HFFX0.SMALL.jpg josh Last week the window on my Jeep started making a horrible noise! A violent grinding sound that would make the most callous of people cringe! Here's how to fix it! start removing the door panel Undo all the screws Pop the panel free be careful! don't pry too hard, you don't want to break the li...
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Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:35:31 PST
Fixing Major Dents http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-Major-Dents/
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Wed, 23 May 2007 16:21:35 PDT
Put your R/C car under computer control http://www.instructables.com/id/Put-your-RC-car-under-computer-control/
Put your R/C car under computer control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/9QI0/C5GEP27YH0Z/F479QI0C5GEP27YH0Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/9QI0/C5GEP27YH0Z/F479QI0C5GEP27YH0Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/9QI0/C5GEP27YH0Z/F479QI0C5GEP27YH0Z.SMALL.jpg prank A step by step instructable on how to take any R/C car and control it with your computer overview my friend leslie got me a radio controlled rat, so I decided to make a computer interface for it (because I'm a huge dork)This instructable shows how to hack up an R/C car and connect it to your com...
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Thu, 11 May 2006 18:24:45 PDT
How to Convert High Beam DRL to LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Convert-High-Beam-DRL-to-LED-Lights/
How to Convert High Beam DRL to LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/XRHH/I6HSK88R/FK7XRHHI6HSK88R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/XRHH/I6HSK88R/FK7XRHHI6HSK88R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/XRHH/I6HSK88R/FK7XRHHI6HSK88R.SMALL.jpg ilovejdmtoy A lot of automakers such as Acura/Honda, Lexus/Toyota/Scion, Dodge/Chrysler, Mazda, and Subaru choose to use the high beam function as daytime running lights, meaning that the same high beam bulb lights up dimly during the day as it only receives about a 6-9V input. This configuration causes the day...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:58:39 PST
convert a lawn mower engine to steam or air http://www.instructables.com/id/convert-a-lawn-mower-engine-to-steam-or-air/
convert a lawn mower engine to steam or air - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/ISGA/GV5S5JYX/FAZISGAGV5S5JYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/ISGA/GV5S5JYX/FAZISGAGV5S5JYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/ISGA/GV5S5JYX/FAZISGAGV5S5JYX.SMALL.jpg Slicerr2 This is an instructable on how to change the camshaft timing so that you can run a push mower engine on steam/compressed air you can usually pick up these engines really cheap or free I am entering this instructable in the hack it! challenge  and the mad science fair so so would love the vote's if ...
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Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:45:49 PST
Car body leak repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-body-leak-repair/
Car body leak repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/349S/FB10TNPO/FR8349SFB10TNPO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/349S/FB10TNPO/FR8349SFB10TNPO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/349S/FB10TNPO/FR8349SFB10TNPO.SMALL.jpg legazier December might not be the best time of the year to discover that there is water inside your car, especially when you live upstate New York... and your car is staying on an open air parking lot! I waited for a snowless day, with temperature above freezing to venture taking a look at the problem. Wat...
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Tue, 8 Jan 2008 11:02:24 PST
Install Jeep Wrangler LED Headlights http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-Jeep-Wrangler-LED-Headlights/
Install Jeep Wrangler LED Headlights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/95KW/IAQMD1RJ/FA095KWIAQMD1RJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/95KW/IAQMD1RJ/FA095KWIAQMD1RJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/95KW/IAQMD1RJ/FA095KWIAQMD1RJ.SMALL.jpg ilovejdmtoy LED headlights are the future and owners of the Jeep Wrangler are lucky enough to have a set of direct fit LED headlights for their Wrangler! There are two different sets of LED headlights for you to choose from, with a pair of standard LED headlights or a pair of switchback LED headlights. They are...
By: ilovejdmtoy

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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 10:45:56 PDT
Painting ABS Plastic http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-ABS-Plastic/
Painting ABS Plastic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/QTHF/HRPNC8UB/FGEQTHFHRPNC8UB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/QTHF/HRPNC8UB/FGEQTHFHRPNC8UB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/QTHF/HRPNC8UB/FGEQTHFHRPNC8UB.SMALL.jpg jamesh10000 I made it at TechShop! www.techshop.ws.ABS is only available in a couple of colors. This is how you can paint it to whatever color you want. Prep Many sources suggest scuffing the smooth side with steel wool or sandpaper, you may want to do that but I had good results without it. I did wash the p...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:30:36 PST
Make a custom-fitted sunshade http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-custom-fitted-sunshade/
Make a custom-fitted sunshade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/DPEQ/FIKMXVNG/FCPDPEQFIKMXVNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/DPEQ/FIKMXVNG/FCPDPEQFIKMXVNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/DPEQ/FIKMXVNG/FCPDPEQFIKMXVNG.SMALL.jpg m32825 Tired of wrestling with your sunshade? Modify one to fit your car. As a bonus, the better it fits, the more heat it keeps out of your car! Initial fit check Lay your sunshade out flat across the outside of your windshield to get an idea of what you have to work with. If you're picking up a new...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2008 19:59:16 PDT
Change an Ignition Switch without Removing the Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-an-Ignition-Switch-without-Removing-the-Das/
Change an Ignition Switch without Removing the Dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/RKAW/GTGD4CZD/F0ORKAWGTGD4CZD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/RKAW/GTGD4CZD/F0ORKAWGTGD4CZD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/RKAW/GTGD4CZD/F0ORKAWGTGD4CZD.SMALL.jpg Phil B This Instructable will show how I replaced the ignition switch in my car without removing the dashboard. In a recent Instructable I discussed problems with the instrument cluster on my 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. In that previous Instructable I had believed my ignition switch tested good and I soldered ...
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Fri, 7 Oct 2011 04:07:16 PDT
Reattaching rear vew mirror to the windshield http://www.instructables.com/id/Reattaching-rear-vew-mirror-to-the-windshield/
Reattaching rear vew mirror to the windshield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/BF9O/H4AFS4XY/F7SBF9OH4AFS4XY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/BF9O/H4AFS4XY/F7SBF9OH4AFS4XY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/BF9O/H4AFS4XY/F7SBF9OH4AFS4XY.SMALL.jpg Doctor Jazz As it always happens with old cars, some really unusual things start to brake. It's almost like all of the parts of the car are asking for retirement, while I'm forcing them to serve year after year. This time it's the rear view mirror, which came off very unexpectedly in the middle of our drive to ...
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Fri, 6 Jul 2012 23:52:32 PDT
Headlight LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Headlight-LED/
Headlight LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/FL64/IEOP1NQA/F15FL64IEOP1NQA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/FL64/IEOP1NQA/F15FL64IEOP1NQA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/FL64/IEOP1NQA/F15FL64IEOP1NQA.SMALL.jpg savan28 LED Headlight Hi guys,This is my first instructable. Sorry for any mistakes that may be done by me.In this instructable, I am going to show how to install LED strip in your headlight.It is quite simple and requires some electronic skills.The project is quite inexpensive and the materials used can be...
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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 06:46:43 PDT
How to fix cloudy headlights http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-Cloudy-Headlights/
How to fix cloudy headlights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/9M89/IK4AGLC4/F4C9M89IK4AGLC4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/9M89/IK4AGLC4/F4C9M89IK4AGLC4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/9M89/IK4AGLC4/F4C9M89IK4AGLC4.SMALL.jpg 32Tudor This instructable will walk you through refinishing your plastic headlight covers without learning how to buff plastics. Here we will use only sand paper and clear paint and achieve a renewed look to the plastic lenses on your car.You will need:1. a can of gloss clear paint2. 400 grit sandpaper3. 12...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 17:32:24 PST
How to Replace The Brakes (Rotors/Pads) On A GMC Envoy With/For Your Dad http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-The-Brakes-RotorsPads-On-A-GMC-E/
How to Replace The Brakes (Rotors/Pads) On A GMC Envoy With/For Your Dad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/W5G4/H2WEX0W4/FKLW5G4H2WEX0W4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/W5G4/H2WEX0W4/FKLW5G4H2WEX0W4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/W5G4/H2WEX0W4/FKLW5G4H2WEX0W4.SMALL.jpg Zaphod Beetlebrox This past week my Dad and I replaced both rear brakes on our Envoy, This was part of my Fathers day gift. Replacing the old worn out brakes (really noisy too) was pretty simple if you have the tools (all hand tools) and the know how (the vehicles owner maintenance book. This project took (me anyways...
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Fri, 8 Jun 2012 19:10:10 PDT
Easy Way to Customize Floor Mats for Your Car or Truck http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Way-to-Customize-Floor-Mats-for-Your-Car-or-T/
Easy Way to Customize Floor Mats for Your Car or Truck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/6ZS5/HA4MKBD4/FDC6ZS5HA4MKBD4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/6ZS5/HA4MKBD4/FDC6ZS5HA4MKBD4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/6ZS5/HA4MKBD4/FDC6ZS5HA4MKBD4.SMALL.jpg T Hamilton Are the floor mats in your vehicle old, weathered and worn out but too expensive to replace? Do the mats buckle and slide around under your feet when you’re driving because they don’t fit properly? Maybe you just don’t like the floor mats that came with your car or truck. Or maybe you want to make a...
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Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:26:08 PST
How to check and change a Mass Air Flow Sensor for a 1999 Subaru Forester http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-check-and-change-a-Mass-Air-Flow-Sensor-for/
How to check and change a Mass Air Flow Sensor for a 1999 Subaru Forester - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/3GLP/H74326RM/F8R3GLPH74326RM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/3GLP/H74326RM/F8R3GLPH74326RM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/3GLP/H74326RM/F8R3GLPH74326RM.SMALL.jpg matthewjosef This tutorial walks you through how I checked and changed my Mass Air Flow sensor using the tools available at TechShop San Francisco.  People usually say "I made it at TechShop!"  But I guess this really is more of a "I fixed it at TechShop!" Tools you will need: Security Torx Screwdriver set Flat...
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Mon, 1 Oct 2012 16:02:09 PDT
Leather car steering wheel and shift boot/knob http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-car-steering-wheel-and-shift-bootknob/
Leather car steering wheel and shift boot/knob - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/OXUW/FVW22WNZ/F8FOXUWFVW22WNZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/OXUW/FVW22WNZ/F8FOXUWFVW22WNZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/OXUW/FVW22WNZ/F8FOXUWFVW22WNZ.SMALL.jpg COHN Given that I drove the same car for over 10 years, certain parts are getting a little worn around the edges. For instance, my shift boot is a piece of vinyl. It's been coming apart at the seams and started to get annoyingly stiff up around the neck. I've started to look for replacement leather sh...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2009 02:30:59 PDT
How to Install LED Daytime Running Lights on Ford Fusion http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-LED-Daytime-Running-Lights-on-Ford-/
How to Install LED Daytime Running Lights on Ford Fusion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/H8BP/HX1WJF1E/FSRH8BPHX1WJF1E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/H8BP/HX1WJF1E/FSRH8BPHX1WJF1E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/H8BP/HX1WJF1E/FSRH8BPHX1WJF1E.SMALL.jpg ilovejdmtoy This set of xenon white 16-LED high power LED daytime running lights for the newer 2013-up Ford Fusion (aka Ford Mondeo) that gives your car a whole new look by replacing the original fog lamp bezel or the lower bumper grille cover. It's great for both models of the Ford Fusion with or without the O...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:02:48 PDT
How to wire a Cooling Fan to your car (DIY Electric) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-wire-a-Cooling-Fan-to-your-car-DIY-Electric/
How to wire a Cooling Fan to your car (DIY Electric) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/8VE2/I7SVX0ED/FQ08VE2I7SVX0ED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/8VE2/I7SVX0ED/FQ08VE2I7SVX0ED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/8VE2/I7SVX0ED/FQ08VE2I7SVX0ED.SMALL.jpg Skylark64 First off you're gonna need a car. So today we are working on my old 1964 Buick Skylark. Since my engine is not stock (1971 Riviera 455 cubic inch big block the cooling fan previously that was installed is just not enough to cool it down. So we have bought a Ford Taurus 2-speed fan, this fan had rum...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:57:43 PDT
How to restore headlights on a budget! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-restore-headlights-on-a-budget/
How to restore headlights on a budget! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/JR3Y/H3WSA4MJ/F6WJR3YH3WSA4MJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/JR3Y/H3WSA4MJ/F6WJR3YH3WSA4MJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/JR3Y/H3WSA4MJ/F6WJR3YH3WSA4MJ.SMALL.jpg kroymander There are instructions for restoring your faded/yellowed headlights on a budget.  All you need is some 1500 and 2500 sandpaper and clear spray paint.  I found the sandpaper and some automotive clearcoat lying around at the TechShop in Menlo Park so I thought I'd give it a try and it turned out prett...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:10:07 PDT
How to change drum brakes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-drum-brakes/
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Thu, 8 May 2008 16:00:12 PDT
swirl flap repair and EGR blanking on astra H 1.9 CDTI http://www.instructables.com/id/swirl-flap-repair-and-EGR-blanking-on-astra-H-19-/
swirl flap repair and EGR blanking on astra H 1.9 CDTI - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/0Q35/HH9SOARX/FZX0Q35HH9SOARX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/0Q35/HH9SOARX/FZX0Q35HH9SOARX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/0Q35/HH9SOARX/FZX0Q35HH9SOARX.SMALL.jpg hmv4u I think the first thing to state is this is not claimed to be a permanent repair-no one currently doing this mod knows how long it will last so it has to be viewed as a temp repair,that aside there are people who reckon it has lasted quite  few thousand miles so far-my own view is that im intending ...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:18:29 PDT
Remove Branding From Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-Branding-From-Your-Car/
Remove Branding From Your Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/EF5A/IJVRZIC4/F8TEF5AIJVRZIC4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/EF5A/IJVRZIC4/F8TEF5AIJVRZIC4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/EF5A/IJVRZIC4/F8TEF5AIJVRZIC4.SMALL.jpg J to the T I don't want this on my car!!!Also, Please vote for me for the "Before and After" contest! Thanks!!! This Isn't NASCAR In the automobile business companies mistakenly believe they can put their logos on anything we buy and we will proudly wear these billboards for free. They are wrong. Logos, ...
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:21:58 PST
Easy Brake Pad Change By Yourself. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Brake-Pad-Change-By-Yourself/
Easy Brake Pad Change By Yourself. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/TMDD/HO7XFJWA/F7STMDDHO7XFJWA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/TMDD/HO7XFJWA/F7STMDDHO7XFJWA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/TMDD/HO7XFJWA/F7STMDDHO7XFJWA.SMALL.jpg ojsefg Anyone can do this. Changing the front set of brake pads on my car took less than two hours and cost just about 30$ We've all heard the telltale sound of metal screeching and grinding on metal when coming to a stop, and dreading the cost of having a mechanic or the dreaded dealer hand you an astrono...
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:48:07 PST
Building a carputer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-carputer/
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 16:15:03 PDT
Install Component http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Broken-Fuel-Door-Cable-on-Honda-Civic-82170/
Install Component - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/UGFU/FXXPKNRP/F2OUGFUFXXPKNRP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/UGFU/FXXPKNRP/F2OUGFUFXXPKNRP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/UGFU/FXXPKNRP/F2OUGFUFXXPKNRP.SMALL.jpg a.gasior If you own a Honda Civic (or Accord) circa 2005 ('01-'05) you may eventually run into a problem with your fuel door not opening when you push the lever. This is a common issue and at least one person is trying to monopolize on it. http://fueldoorfix.com The problem is caused by wear and tare (rust /...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2009 22:03:35 PDT