Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - cars - automotive http://www.instructables.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:59:07 PDT BLOX v1.01 Truck Bed Utility Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Truck-Bed-Utility-Rack/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:36:52 PDT
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR OIL http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-CHANGE-YOUR-OIL-2/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 12:17:18 PDT
Install Aftermarket Radio in 2002 Toyota Corolla http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-Aftermarket-Radio-in-2002-Toyota-Corolla/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 10:12:52 PDT
How to Powder Coat Aluminum Wheels - TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Powder-Coat-Aluminum-Wheels-TechShop/
How to Powder Coat Aluminum Wheels - TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/N7CZ/HTKXV841/FNZN7CZHTKXV841.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/N7CZ/HTKXV841/FNZN7CZHTKXV841.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/N7CZ/HTKXV841/FNZN7CZHTKXV841.SMALL.jpg kmagnuson I made it at the TechShop, well.. I powder coated it there. This is a "How-to" guide including step by step directions on How to Powder Coat Aluminum Wheels. Powder coating cannot be performed without having access to the proper equipment, but if you do it makes an excellent alternative to painting ...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 02:38:52 PDT
Easy Configurable Cargo Blocks for Your Car Trunk http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Configurable-Cargo-Blocks-for-Your-Car-Trunk/
Easy Configurable Cargo Blocks for Your Car Trunk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/BJYZ/HR3EEIEL/FWGBJYZHR3EEIEL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/BJYZ/HR3EEIEL/FWGBJYZHR3EEIEL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/BJYZ/HR3EEIEL/FWGBJYZHR3EEIEL.SMALL.jpg imjasonc The Problem: Most of us have car trunks filled with loose boxes. When we drive around, these boxes slide around, or worse, tilt over spilling out all of our precious worldly possessions. Some of us have trunk nets. However, these trunk nets are better for loose small items (not boxes or large carg...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:33:10 PST
How to Purchase, Paint, and Install a Plastic Bumper Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Purchase-Paint-and-Install-a-Plastic-Bumper/
How to Purchase, Paint, and Install a Plastic Bumper Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/12YU/HQOJ8WU4/FNF12YUHQOJ8WU4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/12YU/HQOJ8WU4/FNF12YUHQOJ8WU4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/12YU/HQOJ8WU4/FNF12YUHQOJ8WU4.SMALL.jpg appliedcolors In this instructable you will learn how to purchase, paint and install a replacement plastic bumper on your vehicle, for about half the cost you would pay an auto body repair shop. For this job you will need the following: 10 millimeter socket and ratchetAn auto body clip pullerPhillips screwderive...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:15:33 PST
DIY "Dazzle" pattern logo for vehicle. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dazzle-pattern-logo-for-vehicle/
DIY "Dazzle" pattern logo for vehicle. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/37EW/HK6XN415/F3C37EWHK6XN415.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/37EW/HK6XN415/F3C37EWHK6XN415.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/37EW/HK6XN415/F3C37EWHK6XN415.SMALL.jpg vazquezl31 This instructable will teach you the basic steps and overview to designing, constructing, and implementing your own vinyl logos to put on your vehicles, boat, or other mode of transportation.  Get inspired! For this particular project, I sourced the internet for "Dazzle" camo themed patterns that...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:03:53 PDT
Jeep Wrangler Foot Pegs http://www.instructables.com/id/Jeep-Wrangler-Foot-Pegs/
Jeep Wrangler Foot Pegs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/HPRU/HJKBK57M/FS9HPRUHJKBK57M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/HPRU/HJKBK57M/FS9HPRUHJKBK57M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/HPRU/HJKBK57M/FS9HPRUHJKBK57M.SMALL.jpg geckits If you're a Jeeper, you know the feeling. When the top's down, the doors are off, your hand's on the gear shift, everything is right in the world. But for some of us, it isn't enough; you want to feel closer to the wind all around you. To satisfy this need, I decided to throw together some footpegs,...
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 23:15:00 PDT
How to Make Your Own Car Stereo-UPDATED WITH A VIDEO http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Your-Own-Car-Stereo/
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 00:31:09 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
DIY Cargo Screen http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cargo-Screen/
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 08:27:15 PDT
Back Swass Preventer http://www.instructables.com/id/Back-Swass-Preventer/
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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:18:30 PDT
Refinishing Wheels - Polishing Bolts and Nuts (Part 1 of 3) http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinishing-Wheels-Polishing-Bolts-and-Nuts-Par/
Refinishing Wheels - Polishing Bolts and Nuts (Part 1 of 3) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/6EBX/HCV923FX/FV56EBXHCV923FX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/6EBX/HCV923FX/FV56EBXHCV923FX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/6EBX/HCV923FX/FV56EBXHCV923FX.SMALL.jpg pharcydeabc This instructable goes through the steps that I took to refinish a set of old 3-piece wheels that I had laying around.  The wheels are old Racing Hart Type-C wheels from the early 90's, so they're about 20 years old at this point and were pretty beat up.  I used the facilities and equipment at Techs...
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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:37:55 PST
How to remove your car's door arm rest. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-your-cars-door-arm-rest/
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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:34:11 PST
Buick Instrument Panel Cluster Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Buick-Instrument-Panel-Cluster-Repair/
Buick Instrument Panel Cluster Repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/1SYC/H9T4SDAL/FOL1SYCH9T4SDAL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/1SYC/H9T4SDAL/FOL1SYCH9T4SDAL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/1SYC/H9T4SDAL/FOL1SYCH9T4SDAL.SMALL.jpg Kurt E. Clothier One day I was driving our 2001 Buick Century Custom, and I noticed that the odometer wasn't lit up. At first I thought that a bulb was out, but this instrument panel cluster (IPC) is completely digital, so there are no bulbs in those locations. The odometer/tripometer is all LED segment displays. It...
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Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:43:15 PST
Mounting a Nexus 7 into your car using the ORIGINAL BOX http://www.instructables.com/id/Mounting-a-Nexus-7-into-your-car-using-the-ORIGINA/
Mounting a Nexus 7 into your car using the ORIGINAL BOX - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/I1PL/H9T44NCD/FQLI1PLH9T44NCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/I1PL/H9T44NCD/FQLI1PLH9T44NCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/I1PL/H9T44NCD/FQLI1PLH9T44NCD.SMALL.jpg tobiasmaximus OK... so I own a 2005 Scion xB, which I seriously love. Fun car, cool style (in my opinion), and I think it's a dream car when wanting to do some automotive customs. A must have for automotive mods nowadays is definitely having a touchscreen entertainment center, and as far as technology goes, the s...
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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 22:58:40 PST
How to remove window tint for under $30 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-window-tint-for-under-30/
How to remove window tint for under $30 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/EVGN/H9K2FZ7J/FFMEVGNH9K2FZ7J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/EVGN/H9K2FZ7J/FFMEVGNH9K2FZ7J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/EVGN/H9K2FZ7J/FFMEVGNH9K2FZ7J.SMALL.jpg GrimWarhawk In this instructable, I'll cover how to remove window tinting from your car windows.  It takes about 5 minutes for side windows and 15 for a rear window. Let's get started! Gather Your Supplies You're going to need some stuff. 1 - Razor Blade ($1 for a 5 pack) 1 - Upholstery Steamer ($29 at the...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:15:06 PST
Plasti Dip on the Grille http://www.instructables.com/id/Plasti-Dip-on-the-Grille/
Plasti Dip on the Grille - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/XS98/H6735CMZ/F2QXS98H6735CMZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/XS98/H6735CMZ/F2QXS98H6735CMZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/XS98/H6735CMZ/F2QXS98H6735CMZ.SMALL.jpg eed1018 This is my first Instructable, so bear with me. I recently found out of a wonderful material, called Plasti Dip.  Its available most places, but i picked mine up at a Lowe's close to my hometown. I think this stuff is cool and I'll definitely be doing some more stuff with it later on, so stay tuned...
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 14:39:10 PDT
How to Recharge Your Car's Air Conditioner http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Recharge-Your-Cars-Air-Conditioner/
How to Recharge Your Car's Air Conditioner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/BTBT/H4AGIFBQ/F6UBTBTH4AGIFBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/BTBT/H4AGIFBQ/F6UBTBTH4AGIFBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/BTBT/H4AGIFBQ/F6UBTBTH4AGIFBQ.SMALL.jpg cwmaurer Introduction: Is the air coming from the vents in your car just not as cold as it used to be? You've likely run low on refrigerant in your A/C system. Over time, tiny amounts of refrigerant leak from the lines, degrading A/C performance. The solution is simple - put more back in. Recharging your ai...
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 20:02:48 PDT
Ashtray iPhone/iPod Dock http://www.instructables.com/id/Ashtray-iPhoneiPod-Dock/
Ashtray iPhone/iPod Dock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/L2NI/H461XB3P/FAWL2NIH461XB3P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/L2NI/H461XB3P/FAWL2NIH461XB3P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/L2NI/H461XB3P/FAWL2NIH461XB3P.SMALL.jpg hells-oui Convenient iPhone/ipod connection built into your ashtray! Skill Beginner - intermediate Tools required. Screwdriver Drill Xacto blade Items: 1x Car stereo with USB connection. 1x USB - ipod cable. Liquid nails/strong adhesive. Scrap sheet plastic. Old iPod dock connector Cut plastic base U...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 17:52:53 PDT
DIY Suede Shift boot cover. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Suede-Shift-boot-cover/
DIY Suede Shift boot cover. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/AP46/H401W10V/F2QAP46H401W10V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/AP46/H401W10V/F2QAP46H401W10V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/AP46/H401W10V/F2QAP46H401W10V.SMALL.jpg hells-oui Designing, patterning, and sewing a shift boot/knob cover. Tools required. Needle Thread Sewing Machine (optional) Shears Materials required. Leather, Suede, Alcantara, Fabric, Microfibre. Cut and layout patterns Have all your materials prepped and ready to sew. Patterns may vary depending o...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 22:46:22 PDT
Reupholstering a steering wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Reupholstering-a-steering-wheel/
Reupholstering a steering wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/1596/H3Z3CKNL/FQO1596H3Z3CKNL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/1596/H3Z3CKNL/FQO1596H3Z3CKNL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/1596/H3Z3CKNL/FQO1596H3Z3CKNL.SMALL.jpg hells-oui A step by step on how to restore an old steering wheel. Items required. 1 x Old steering wheel 1 x long strip of cardboard/card stock 1 x long strip of leather/suede/alcantara Tools required Sewing Machine Needle/Thread Patience Inspection Steering wheel seen better days? You can reupholste...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 22:39:40 PDT
How to wrap your interior trim with 3M carbon fiber vinyl http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-wrap-your-interior-trim-with-3M-carbon-fibe/
How to wrap your interior trim with 3M carbon fiber vinyl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/LPA6/H3WSA49B/FH2LPA6H3WSA49B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/LPA6/H3WSA49B/FH2LPA6H3WSA49B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/LPA6/H3WSA49B/FH2LPA6H3WSA49B.SMALL.jpg kroymander These are instructions for how to wrap your automotive interior with carbon fiber vinyl.  I have done this on a number of cars, and the technique can be applied to just about anything, some people even wrap their hood or trunk lid with this stuff. Materials/Tools needed: -3M Di-Noc CA-421 carbon fi...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:35:05 PDT
Rotating Car Mount for iPhone out of Recycled Electronics and Garage Junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotating-Car-Mount-for-iPhone-out-of-Recycled-Elec/
Rotating Car Mount for iPhone out of Recycled Electronics and Garage Junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/GH0M/H0AR6VXO/FMZGH0MH0AR6VXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/GH0M/H0AR6VXO/FMZGH0MH0AR6VXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/GH0M/H0AR6VXO/FMZGH0MH0AR6VXO.SMALL.jpg bigern00 While preparing for a long road trip, I decided to to make a couple of mods to my pickup for system monitoring and convenience.  After adding a USB port in my dash for iPhone charging, i added an OBDII wifi dongle and downloaded an engine monitoring app (Rev2).  Next, I got to work on the mount. I ...
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Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:10:10 PDT
LED "Neon" Glow Lights for Automotives http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Running-Lights-for-Automotives/
LED "Neon" Glow Lights for Automotives - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/EOWM/GWKKN2L7/FF4EOWMGWKKN2L7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/EOWM/GWKKN2L7/FF4EOWMGWKKN2L7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF4/EOWM/GWKKN2L7/FF4EOWMGWKKN2L7.SMALL.jpg sentryGun53 Overview This project simulates custom "neon" lighting for the bottom of your car. It will give a bright yet subtle glow, in any color you want - without the need for expensive installation or fragile glass tubes. Why? Does your car not look badass enough? Maybe you drive a Subaru, or a Toyota, or ...
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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 20:03:35 PST
How to install "Automotive Hood Pins" to a factory steel hood http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-Automotive-Hood-Pins-to-a-factory/
How to install "Automotive Hood Pins" to a factory steel hood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/W20V/GTE4K1OL/F5EW20VGTE4K1OL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/W20V/GTE4K1OL/F5EW20VGTE4K1OL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/W20V/GTE4K1OL/F5EW20VGTE4K1OL.SMALL.jpg LifeWarrior The other day my wife was going down the highway and the hood latch to my old Dodge Ram broke while she was driving my truck the hood flew back and smashed the windshield bending up the hood hinges and tearing to latch free. Luckily she was able to pull over to the side quickly, however it scared he...
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Thu, 6 Oct 2011 03:20:51 PDT
Changing a 2005 Honda Civic Taillight Lens (aka: removing your bumper) http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-a-2005-Honda-Civic-Taillight-Lens-aka-r/
Changing a 2005 Honda Civic Taillight Lens (aka: removing your bumper) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/R0OH/GQB4XFC9/FHHR0OHGQB4XFC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/R0OH/GQB4XFC9/FHHR0OHGQB4XFC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/R0OH/GQB4XFC9/FHHR0OHGQB4XFC9.SMALL.jpg jellysix I recently had to change out one of the taillights in my 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, and was surprised that it was more complex an operation than expected, requiring the partial removal of the bumper.  It wasn't really difficult, but documentation was sparse, so I thought I'd share the experience here ...
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Thu, 21 Jul 2011 14:52:06 PDT
How to Spray Paint your jeep and make an assault vehicle http://www.instructables.com/id/Ho-to-Spray-Paint-your-jeep-and-make-an-assault-ve/
How to Spray Paint your jeep and make an assault vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/RG1T/GPBDFUZ5/FTORG1TGPBDFUZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/RG1T/GPBDFUZ5/FTORG1TGPBDFUZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/RG1T/GPBDFUZ5/FTORG1TGPBDFUZ5.SMALL.jpg sam24th Ok since my jeep is a major beater and I take it offroading, what better way to paint a fading beaten up jeep than with spraypaint? I chose to paint it up like an Army assault vehicle and add some zombie stickers. So to start you need a vehicle you plan to paint. (I advise it to be something that y...
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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:18:01 PDT
How to Rotate Your Car's Tires http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Rotate-Your-Cars-Tires/
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Mon, 18 Oct 2010 18:16:38 PDT
Killswitch: Car security on the cheap. http://www.instructables.com/id/Killswitch-Car-security-on-the-cheap/
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Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:46:24 PDT
Vehicle Immobilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Vehicle-Immobilizer/
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By: Designer_Dan

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Wed, 3 Feb 2010 13:34:11 PST
$6 LED Interior Light Conversion 12V DC Car/Boat/RV http://www.instructables.com/id/6-LED-Interior-Light-Conversion-12V-DC-CarBoatR/
$6 LED Interior Light Conversion 12V DC Car/Boat/RV - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/NM2P/G29ZG7WG/FGFNM2PG29ZG7WG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/NM2P/G29ZG7WG/FGFNM2PG29ZG7WG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/NM2P/G29ZG7WG/FGFNM2PG29ZG7WG.SMALL.jpg cheapchuck This instructable might give you some ideas of how you can use inexpensive, off the shelf, LED lights to convert your car, boat or RV, interior lighting system.  For about $5 US, you can buy a ready to use 12V LED light.  I started with an amber side marker light, which included three bright amber L...
By: cheapchuck

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Wed, 25 Nov 2009 20:40:50 PST
Installing a Secondary Fuel Filter (diesel) http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Secondary-Fuel-Filter-diesel/
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By: skree

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Wed, 27 Aug 2008 11:18:15 PDT
Car stereo stock radio fake-out http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-stereo-stock-radio-fake-out/
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By: scottredd

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Sat, 5 Jul 2008 22:21:04 PDT
How to remove Broken Glow Plugs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-Broken-Glow-Plugs/
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By: mcreynol

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Tue, 29 Apr 2008 11:08:25 PDT
DIY LATCH system retrofit http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LATCH-system-retrofit/
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By: torklugnutz

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Sat, 12 Apr 2008 00:59:09 PDT
How to Repair Automotive A/C http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-Automotive-AC/
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Fri, 7 Mar 2008 07:18:46 PST
Changing Sway Bar Bushings http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-Sway-Bar-Bushings/
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By: cashew76

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Thu, 20 Dec 2007 21:01:27 PST
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 ...
By: noahw

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Wed, 26 Sep 2007 16:27:34 PDT
Plastic Bumper Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bumper-Repair/
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Wed, 27 Jun 2007 12:33:27 PDT
Improve Your Headlights! http://www.instructables.com/id/Improve-Your-Headlights!/
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By: intoon

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Sun, 10 Dec 2006 13:23:44 PST
NonTraditional Speedometer for Used / Homebuilt Car http://www.instructables.com/id/NonTraditional-Speedometer-for-Used--Homebuilt-Ca/
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By: MySoulWanders

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Tue, 14 Nov 2006 10:34:14 PST
Magnetic Oil Drain Bolt. (Transaxle or crankcase) http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Oil-Drain--Bolt.-Transaxle-or-crankcase/
Magnetic Oil Drain Bolt. (Transaxle or crankcase) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/R60B/YWSES9J5MLI/FOGR60BYWSES9J5MLI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/R60B/YWSES9J5MLI/FOGR60BYWSES9J5MLI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/R60B/YWSES9J5MLI/FOGR60BYWSES9J5MLI.SMALL.jpg germanpickle We all love our cars. they say that the cost of maintaining a car is higher than the cost of living. With the current cost of oil, I can see why. Rubber hoses, plastics, lubricants all come from petroleum. I'm going to to show you a simple way to help increase your engine and manual transmissi...
By: germanpickle

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Wed, 27 Sep 2006 15:21:07 PDT
Brake job http://www.instructables.com/id/Brake-job/
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By: geo

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Tue, 22 Aug 2006 19:13:56 PDT
Blue LED Car Radio Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-LED-Car-Radio-Mod/
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Tue, 21 Mar 2006 12:48:46 PST
repair/replace exhaust flange on catalytic converter (91 ford truck) http://www.instructables.com/id/repairreplace-exhaust-flange-on-catalytic-convert/
repair/replace exhaust flange on catalytic converter (91 ford truck) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/RAVQ/7IOEP2818DZ/FRARAVQ7IOEP2818DZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/RAVQ/7IOEP2818DZ/FRARAVQ7IOEP2818DZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/RAVQ/7IOEP2818DZ/FRARAVQ7IOEP2818DZ.SMALL.jpg pmetro replace a rusty exhaust flange connector on a catalytic converter where it connects to the exhaust manifold. This will save replacing the entire catalytic converter as in this application the end of the pipe is flaired and/or in some applications the flange is spot welded to the end of the pipe. ...
By: pmetro

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Sun, 19 Mar 2006 18:04:23 PST