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Weekend Toy / Show Car

Post by uberNoobZA » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:17 pm

Just got this today from Gayno. Original profile page for the car is here

This is completely different to my track Prelude, and such a pleasure to drive. Got a few cosmetic items to get sorted, but other than that, she's going to stay as she is, so this profile probably won;t get updated much :lol:

So got her back to 'the barn' and took her first pictures (as my car)

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As she came without a stereo (or speakers), the first order of business was to fit speakers and a stereo
Luckily there were already some MDF spacers in place to fit speakers onto
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And speakers fitted
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Then to make space for the new head unit (well, the Android based one from my track Prelude)
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This is where it went pear shaped, ad I test connected the head unit, and no sound came from the speakers, or the sub in the boot (sub was fixed by flicking isolator switch in engine bay DOH)

Not thinking to check the most obvious / simplest thing (speaker connections themselves), I took apart the spider web of cables in the dash, checked each and every connection and reconnected them and then ensure they were wrapped each individually with insulation tape
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And also tidied up the connections on this end of the loom
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While there, I also reconnected the cigarette lighter to the wires that had been redirected by the previous owner for USB charging ports (cool idea Gayno !!)
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USB charging ports with an on/off switch
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Anyway, back to the non functioning speakers.... I used a signal tester to trace the signal all the way from the head unit, and found that there was signal coming out of these connectors here
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But when I connected the matching plugs to wires with speaker connectors on the end, nothing... what are the odds of having dodgy plugs on BOTH sides of the car.... Anyways, I got rid of those plugs and connected the wires directly to the speakers, and they worked.

This is the head unit I am using. It also has a Wifi antenna and GPS receiver I need to mount and connect, but I ran out of time, as I'd wasted so much of it getting the speakers to work. These will be fitted in due course
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I then swapped all the wheels with those from the track Prelude
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And a cheeky front shot when I got home (love those headlights)
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Post by Gayno » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:52 pm

Wow, you really haven't hung around!

Hope you enjoy as much as I have, please take care of her!
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Post by Sailor » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:16 am

Good work.
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Re: Weekend Toy / Show Car

Post by uberNoobZA » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:14 am

Gayno wrote:please take care of her!
Will do :D

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Re: Weekend Toy / Show Car

Post by uberNoobZA » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:35 pm

Continued with head unit install today, installing WiFi Antenna, DAB Antenna and GPS receiver
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Put the microphone behind steering wheel for now
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Haven't done the dashcams / reversing camera yet, as I was running out of time, and it looked like it might rain, but I connected everything that goes from dashcams / reversing camera into the head unit, including this control button for dashcams
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The head unit uses the WiFi Hotspot created by this little EE dongle
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So Waze works nicely
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I also took the opportunity to swap steering wheels, as the one on the car had some marks on it
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Re: Weekend Toy / Show Car

Post by Scott560 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:28 am

All good work! Loving the wheels that it came with also.

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Re: Weekend Toy / Show Car

Post by uberNoobZA » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:43 am

Scott560 wrote:All good work! Loving the wheels that it came with also.

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Thanks. The buddy club wheels it came with will be going on ththe track Prelude.

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Post by Vtecmec » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:30 am

So much work already. 8-)


It's like the previous owner just didn't care really.......

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Post by Drax » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:43 am

Vtecmec wrote:So much work already. 8-)


It's like the previous owner just didn't care really.......
:lol: :lol:

Good little mods so far 8-)
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Re: Weekend Toy / Show Car

Post by uberNoobZA » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:18 am

Forgot to mention, I also replaced the gear knob with the OEM one, and fitted the 'plug' the gear knob clips into on the aftermarket gaiter that came with the car (I like the red stitching). A previous owner sawed off the top part of the gear lever though, so you can't really screw the gear knob on properly. It sits tight enough though, especially with the gear knob clipped onto place.

If anyone could suggest a 'sportier' steering wheel I could use that has the airbag AND that would fir the 4G cruise controls (so basically from another Honda ?), please let me know.

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