Instructables: exploring - workshop - cars - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:22:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 Caprice Classic (1996) digital speedometer fix http://www.instructables.com/id/Caprice-Classic-1996-digital-speedometer-fix/
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Tue, 15 May 2012 04:11:17 PDT
Custom FG Falcon Mk1 Upper Grill Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-FG-Falcon-Mk1-Upper-Grill-Mod/
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Mon, 9 Nov 2015 04:25:48 PST
Fitting a leisure battery to a Mazda Bongo http://www.instructables.com/id/Fitting-a-leisure-battery-to-a-Mazda-Bongo/
Fitting a leisure battery to a Mazda Bongo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/KAYV/F0FI39RI/FLJKAYVF0FI39RI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/KAYV/F0FI39RI/FLJKAYVF0FI39RI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/KAYV/F0FI39RI/FLJKAYVF0FI39RI.SMALL.jpg corblimey If you want to use your Bongo as a camper van then it's a good idea to fit a second battery to run your interior lights, radio and camping junk from. Using a simple split charging system you can insure that you don't run you main starter battery down whilst being able to charge your leisure battery...
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Fri, 13 Apr 2007 07:31:18 PDT
Simple tip to improve a car's air conditioning performance. http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-tip-to-improve-a-car-air-conditioning-perfo/
Simple tip to improve a car's air conditioning performance. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/BAV4/IAP6XV9Y/FUYBAV4IAP6XV9Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/BAV4/IAP6XV9Y/FUYBAV4IAP6XV9Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/BAV4/IAP6XV9Y/FUYBAV4IAP6XV9Y.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Ever notice on all cars there is a temperature setting? What this does is control the on time for the AC compressor and also the flow of hot engine coolant into the heater core located in the dash. An interesting fact of thermal flow is that even with the temperature set at the lowest and the flow v...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 07:21:07 PDT
How To Rice: Stickerbomb! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Rice-Stickerbomb/
How To Rice: Stickerbomb! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/5IL9/ID7UXT3O/FDL5IL9ID7UXT3O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/5IL9/ID7UXT3O/FDL5IL9ID7UXT3O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/5IL9/ID7UXT3O/FDL5IL9ID7UXT3O.SMALL.jpg 390v8 What is stickerbombing? Well stickerbombing is slapping a ton of stickers to cover a grungy old surface. While it seems quite straight forward it is important to carefully plan out your sticky attack. This technique can be used on car parts, laptop covers, binders, any flat or slightly curved surfac...
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:28:47 PDT
How to Replace the Rear Transfer Case Tailshaft Seal on a Full-Size Chevy Blazer, Chevy Truck, GMC Jimmy or GMC Truck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-the-Rear-Transfer-Case-Tailshaft-Se/
How to Replace the Rear Transfer Case Tailshaft Seal on a Full-Size Chevy Blazer, Chevy Truck, GMC Jimmy or GMC Truck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/7CQM/HLPSB8I3/FR27CQMHLPSB8I3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/7CQM/HLPSB8I3/FR27CQMHLPSB8I3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/7CQM/HLPSB8I3/FR27CQMHLPSB8I3.SMALL.jpg 1ATony 1A Auto shows you how to repair, fix, change or replace a rear transmission transfer case seal. This video is applicable to full-size Chevy Blazer, Chevy Truck, GMC Jimmy Or GMC Truck models. The actual vehicle shown is a 1986 GMC Jimmy. You will first learn how to remove your existing transfer case...
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:15:01 PDT
How to push start a car http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-push-start-a-car-2/
How to push start a car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/BG2U/FJIVQWIA/F8BBG2UFJIVQWIA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/BG2U/FJIVQWIA/F8BBG2UFJIVQWIA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/BG2U/FJIVQWIA/F8BBG2UFJIVQWIA.SMALL.jpg bigboy_of_manila If your car wont start because of your drained battery, don't worry because all you need is two or more pair of hands.... lol! This instructable applies only to manual transmission vehicles. Placing Gear Put your gear on second shift (2nd gear), your left foot full step on the clutch, right foot...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2008 23:34:00 PDT
Truck, on board air compresor & tank, http://www.instructables.com/id/Truck-on-board-air-compresor-tank/
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Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:57:22 PDT
Lexus RX300 Aux In http://www.instructables.com/id/Lexus-RX300-Aux-In/
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Sat, 5 Nov 2011 14:38:50 PDT
Building a Ledge Vardo http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Ledge-Vardo/
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:49:55 PDT
How to jump start a car http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-jump-start-a-car/
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Sat, 16 Jun 2007 07:19:54 PDT
Volkswagen Bus Camper Curtains http://www.instructables.com/id/Volkswagen-Bus-Camper-Curtains/
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Wed, 25 Jun 2008 09:54:09 PDT
DIY J1772 EVSE http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-J1772-EVSE/
DIY J1772 EVSE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/R1V7/GSK4CAZA/FGSR1V7GSK4CAZA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/R1V7/GSK4CAZA/FGSR1V7GSK4CAZA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/R1V7/GSK4CAZA/FGSR1V7GSK4CAZA.SMALL.gif BlackAngel999 To begin with this is not for the feint of heart as you will be working with 220V at possibly as much as 80A. That being said, I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOU ELECTROCUTING YOURSELF. If you don't have experience with High Voltage/High Current I'd advise you not to even attempt this. (Dire warning, ...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 09:11:25 PST
How to Parallel Park a Car: Steps via Individual Pictures AND Videos http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Parallel-Park-a-Car-Steps-via-Individual-Pi/
How to Parallel Park a Car: Steps via Individual Pictures AND Videos - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/4DZ4/HO7XFF3R/F8K4DZ4HO7XFF3R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/4DZ4/HO7XFF3R/F8K4DZ4HO7XFF3R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/4DZ4/HO7XFF3R/F8K4DZ4HO7XFF3R.SMALL.jpg jmolna1 **Note** There are SEVERAL Steps (so please don't forget to hit Next at the bottom). Videos are able to be seen at the end ! It is usually best to teach a new driver how to parallel park using 2 orange caution cones that represent the ends of 2 separate parked cars. You then park in between the con...
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 17:44:59 PST
How to Plasti Dip Car Rims http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Plasti-Dip-Car-Rims/
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Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:18:19 PDT
VT, VY, VZ Commodore tow bar http://www.instructables.com/id/VT-VY-VZ-Commodore-tow-bar/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 03:36:31 PDT
Tire Plug: Gorilla Glue Edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Tire-Plug-Gorilla-Glue-Edition/
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Sat, 9 Oct 2010 20:46:30 PDT
How to repair holes in your dashboard with sugru + other car hacks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-holes-in-your-dashboard-with-sugru-/
How to repair holes in your dashboard with sugru + other car hacks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/UUSD/GSLJR3DC/FHJUUSDGSLJR3DC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/UUSD/GSLJR3DC/FHJUUSDGSLJR3DC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/UUSD/GSLJR3DC/FHJUUSDGSLJR3DC.SMALL.jpg projectsugru This is a friends 1987 2.5L Porsche 944 Turbo. A beautiful car, however, the previous owner had mounted a mobile phone holder to the dash and when he removed it, left a series of very nasty holes in the leather trim. Always up for a challenge, I offered to repair the holes using sugru. You will ne...
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Wed, 12 Oct 2011 03:33:29 PDT
Easy truck mods http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-F150-truck-modification/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 01:10:51 PDT
How to Repair Broken Ford Door Latch and Cables on Ford F-Series Truck, E-Series Van, Ranger, Excursion, Expedition and Navigator http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-Broken-Ford-Door-Latch-and-Cables-on/
How to Repair Broken Ford Door Latch and Cables on Ford F-Series Truck, E-Series Van, Ranger, Excursion, Expedition and Navigator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/4DA3/IDTAOM7Y/FMR4DA3IDTAOM7Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/4DA3/IDTAOM7Y/FMR4DA3IDTAOM7Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/4DA3/IDTAOM7Y/FMR4DA3IDTAOM7Y.SMALL.jpg MikeD56 Hello,I've been a mechanic for many years and I've had hundreds of customers come into my shop complaining about broken Ford door cables and latches. What happens is the door cables in Ford Trucks (F-150, F-250, F-350, Ranger) and Ford Vans (F-150, F-250, F-350) have plastic ends that keep the cable...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:41:02 PDT
Coil and Spark plug replacement 2001 Volvo S40 http://www.instructables.com/id/Coil-and-Spark-plug-replacement-2001-Volvo-S40/
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:50:06 PDT
How to Install LED Under Side Mirror Puddle Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-LED-Under-Side-Mirror-Puddle-Lights/
How to Install LED Under Side Mirror Puddle Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/44XI/I101A3TS/F0V44XII101A3TS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/44XI/I101A3TS/F0V44XII101A3TS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/44XI/I101A3TS/F0V44XII101A3TS.SMALL.jpg ilovejdmtoy A neat little upgrade that drivers don't always have in mind is a new side mirror puddle light. These lights illuminate the ground underneath your car with a nice glow so investing in a set of LED Side Mirror Puddle Lights is a great, hassle-free idea. Installation does not involve anything complica...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:14:42 PDT
How to replace ac compressor in Jetta 2007 2.5L http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-replace-ac-compressor-in-Jetta-2007-25L/
How to replace ac compressor in Jetta 2007 2.5L - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/7HWV/H4AG4VZR/F3F7HWVH4AG4VZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/7HWV/H4AG4VZR/F3F7HWVH4AG4VZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/7HWV/H4AG4VZR/F3F7HWVH4AG4VZR.SMALL.jpg flameheadrod This guide will help in replacing 3 things: the compressor, expansion valve, and ac receiver drier for your 2007 VW Jetta. I am by no means a mechanic at all but this task isn't too hard.The only hard part about this was replacing the expansion valve because it is behind the motor and it is really c...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:05:19 PST
How to Gap a Spark Plug http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Gap-a-Spark-Plug/
How to Gap a Spark Plug - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/KZSC/H3Z3KJ4L/FWMKZSCH3Z3KJ4L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/KZSC/H3Z3KJ4L/FWMKZSCH3Z3KJ4L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/KZSC/H3Z3KJ4L/FWMKZSCH3Z3KJ4L.SMALL.jpg scott.bridgman.ts In this instructable you will learn how to properly set the gap on a Spark Plug for your vehicles Ignition System.  You will need: 1) Spark Plugs 2) Spark Plug Gap Measuring tool 3) Spark Plug Adjustment tool Measure the Gap The first step is to figure out the size of the gap that your vehicle ...
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Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:46:59 PDT
Reset service maintenance message in Volvo V50, S40, C30, C70 http://www.instructables.com/id/Reset-service-maintenance-message-in-Volvo-V50-S40/
Reset service maintenance message in Volvo V50, S40, C30, C70 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/71LH/I63EVZXS/FUF71LHI63EVZXS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/71LH/I63EVZXS/FUF71LHI63EVZXS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/71LH/I63EVZXS/FUF71LHI63EVZXS.SMALL.jpg mr-fix Reset Volvo service reminder indicator or maintenance messages after changing oil, filters and inspecting brakes and suspension.This procedure will reset messages:TIME FOR REGULAR SERVICEENTRETEIN REGULIER NESECCSISTEMA MOTORE PROSS.TAGLIANDOSTANDARDWARTUNG DURCH FUHRENTAGLIANDO SCADENZATIJD VOOR RE...
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:52:48 PST
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...
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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/
Erratic Instrument Panel on GM Cars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/4J6N/GSUSOMH5/F8W4J6NGSUSOMH5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/4J6N/GSUSOMH5/F8W4J6NGSUSOMH5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/4J6N/GSUSOMH5/F8W4J6NGSUSOMH5.SMALL.jpg Phil B This is my 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. In early September 2010 the instrument cluster (speedometer, tachometer, temperature gauge, fuel gauge, and various warning lights) stopped lighting up and registering data immediately when I start the engine. When that happened the radio and turn signals worked; bu...
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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/
Exhaust Flame Thrower Kit For Car or Bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/Y5H0/HPN4LC9O/FGCY5H0HPN4LC9O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/Y5H0/HPN4LC9O/FGCY5H0HPN4LC9O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/Y5H0/HPN4LC9O/FGCY5H0HPN4LC9O.SMALL.jpg slwthr I Just wanted to make a flame through my car exhaust...These happens in modified rides like Mitsubishi evo Subaru and any car with Antilag system. But unfortunately we cannot do with this with our standard car.If we do some modification like antilag system we have to spend expensive money. So I Mad...
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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/
Tire Pressure Sensor Bypass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/SQIE/IF4N7JV1/F5ESQIEIF4N7JV1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/SQIE/IF4N7JV1/F5ESQIEIF4N7JV1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/SQIE/IF4N7JV1/F5ESQIEIF4N7JV1.SMALL.jpg Lostfisher1 Most new cars have those pesky tire pressure sensor monitors built into the tire. They can be a real pain with the dash lights constantly coming on letting you know that you tire pressure is low. This bypass is helpful for anyone with a bad spring in the sensor itself or with someone who changes the...
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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/
Add Horsepower and Save Gas With a Performance Filter System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/SJUL/FRU1U92P/FR1SJULFRU1U92P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/SJUL/FRU1U92P/FR1SJULFRU1U92P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/SJUL/FRU1U92P/FR1SJULFRU1U92P.SMALL.jpg Scout trooper48 I'm going to tell you how to add horsepower and save gas with a Performance Filter System.You never need to replace the air filter again!This works with Fords, Lincolns, Mercurys, BMWs, Chevrolets, and most others.Now the average added HP is 7-12 HP, but you may gain more or less depending on your c...
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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/
Ramps for a Low Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/7EV0/G6MPN1PP/FQL7EV0G6MPN1PP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/7EV0/G6MPN1PP/FQL7EV0G6MPN1PP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/7EV0/G6MPN1PP/FQL7EV0G6MPN1PP.SMALL.jpg Phil B My car is too low for steel auto ramps.  The cowling under the bumper touches the ramps before the wheels do.  I made my own ramps from 2 x 8 lumber. Determine the dimensions I needed to know the angle of the ramps' incline and the length of the incline.  I used a block and a piece of 1 x 6 lumbe...
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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