Interior/Audio/Security FAQ

12-20-2001, 05:08 AM
I added a bit more... :)

Car Audio

What makes speakers scratchy when music's loud? (
Brands to buy or not to buy? (
Lightweight audio components? (
Through the firewall we go??? (
Wiring the amp w/ a remote switch (
A cap - is a cap- is a cap... (
3 way speaker vs. component speaker system (
The best RCAs? (

Radio/Head unit(s)
Headunit Install in 5th Gen Civic (
96-98 Civic How-To: Bypass keyless entry in the factory radio (
Power supply to XM reciever (
Radio codes! (

Speaker wire polarity (

Sub box: Which and why? (
Different Sub Boxes (
The end all & be all of sub box aiming (
Custom sub boxes (
Fiberglass enclosure on the side of the trunk (
And ANOTHER Fiberglass enclosure on the side of the trunk (

CD Changers
Install an Alpine CD Changer (

Kick panels
Custom kick panel how-to (

REDIME.COM: What products sparq push!!! (
Good car audio sites (
12 ( Great site! technical info for anthing related to 12 volt electronics
The Do-It-Yourself Mobile Electronics Installation Resource... The Install Dr. (
Car Audio FAQ ( from Car Audio Knowledge very informative!!


Steering wheel legality (
Car Interior Odor (
Anyone have any tips for hiding scratches on interior trim? (
Tint (

Gauge pods?? (
Question about white faced guages (NOT indiglo type) (
Installing white-faced gauges (
Custom Gauge Faces (
Installing an Acura Integra GSR/Type-R gauge cluster into your 6G Civic!!! (
Making a VTEC indicator light (
6G Civic: Indiglo gauge(s) install (

DIY: Vinyl seats (
Do the gsr seats fit right into a Civic coupe? (
What bolts or parts to install a Sparco Torrino seat?? (

Shift Knobs & Ebrakes
Auto Shift knob w/ overdrive (
Installing an Acura ITR shift boot (
Parking Brake Lever (
Aftermarket E-brakes install (

Custom Upholstery
I: How-to paint your interior parts (
II: Painting vents and console (
Does anyone know any good custom interior sites (
Recovering Armrests (
Door panel carpet removal (

Online leather sites:

What about radar detectors? (
Install an Ignition Kill Switch (94 Civic EX) ( Switch)
Making A Starter Kill (
Wires for Installation of an Alarm System (
Avital 6500-Dome Light and Door Pin connections (
Avital 6500-'97 Civic Remote Start (
What are hood locking pins? (
Review: Aladdin alarm system (

The Basics of the Bosch relay (
Wiring a 12v device to remotely turn on (
OEM Accessory Installation Instructions ( for Accord, Civic, CRV, Del Sol, Odyssey, Passport, Prelude
PS2 install (
Installer Tech Pages (

EK interior pix (motivational) (
Colorful Interior Pics (
Check out this wagon custom system (
Check out this custom interior (
CivicLx pix ver. 0.1 (
CivicLx pix ver. 0.2 (
Got LCD screens!? ( :D
ci5ic's start of sub-pod and hatch floor (

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03-19-2002, 09:52 AM

Super Stret did a good job on the install and explaining it. Some things they don't mention is that the bolts and nuts don't come with the seat. You will hav eto swing by Lowe's or another hardware shop and pick some up. You will need 12 8mm bolts with a thread pitch of 1.25, and 8 nuts to fit on these. I got 4 bolts like that with a screw head to make it easier to bolt to the seat itself and the rest just regular bolts. The hardest part of the install is taking off the stock seatbelt. It's a large socket used, 1/2 and you have to really try on it without stripping the head. Once that is off everything else is a breeze. The seatbelt warning light harness under the seat must be unpluged before you can take the stock seat out of the car and make sure to plug it in when you get the Sparco seat in. Oh, lastly if you have a grinder you might want to grind off the tab on the bottom of the seatbelt harness that will be a pain on the install, if you are using stock seatbelts. Hope this helps, peace

06-19-2002, 07:55 PM
thanx xivera .......good sites:D

01-09-2004, 11:12 AM
Real good Thread Homey :bigthumb:

11-16-2004, 11:37 PM

No offense, but lots of misleading and incorrect information

11-28-2004, 12:48 AM
omg..i remember xivera.

too bad none of the OG hangs out here anymore :(

01-04-2005, 02:28 AM
ur a leaver then come backer "I'm gettin out of car audio" lol yea right.

01-04-2005, 02:53 AM
lol. i did get out of audio, for a couple of months. :D

01-04-2005, 12:40 PM
Ittl never work....ull always have at least a little love for it.

02-12-2005, 08:32 AM
I think this Stickey is why out Noobs start here thread isnt being stickeyededed.... :(

-Brands to buy or not to buy?

03-29-2005, 12:16 PM
good thread

10-19-2007, 09:28 AM
The speaker becomes scratchey when you tern bass at maximum...Well valueable information thanx...

Krazy Jeff
11-21-2007, 03:39 AM
I know this list was created a few years ago. But just wanted to point out that the links that still work were priceless. Especially the "sub box aiming".

I hope I can still track down those other tutorials that seem not to exist.

But thanks again for this list!

12-10-2007, 04:01 PM
Thanks for the useful links. Much appreciated.

06-11-2009, 02:04 AM
Thanks for the help!

07-06-2011, 01:44 PM
It's a large socket utilized, 1/2 and you have to actually trial on it without exposing the head. Once that is off everything additional is a breeze. The seat belt alert lightweight harness under the chair should be unplugged before you can take the supply chair out of the vehicle and confirm to close it in when you get the Sparco chair in.

11-02-2011, 11:23 PM
thanx xivera .......good sites:biggrin:

11-19-2011, 03:35 AM
thanks for these links its really helpful to get information about the audio

05-13-2013, 07:39 AM
Thanks for the information!

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