Interior/Audio/Security FAQ


xivera
12-20-2001, 06:08 AM
I added a bit more... :)

Car Audio

General
What makes speakers scratchy when music's loud? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t20516.html)
Brands to buy or not to buy? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t15880.html)
Lightweight audio components? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t16232.html)
Through the firewall we go??? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t23076.html)
Wiring the amp w/ a remote switch (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t30538.html)
A cap - is a cap- is a cap... (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t30367.html)
3 way speaker vs. component speaker system (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t29788.html)
The best RCAs? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t26545.html)

Radio/Head unit(s)
Headunit Install in 5th Gen Civic (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t16663.html)
96-98 Civic How-To: Bypass keyless entry in the factory radio (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t19085.html)
Power supply to XM reciever (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t30525.html)
Radio codes! (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t25694.html)

Speakers
Speaker wire polarity (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t22643.html)

Subwoofers
Sub box: Which and why? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t17246.html)
Different Sub Boxes (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t16161.html)
The end all & be all of sub box aiming (http://www.installer.com/tech/aiming.html)
Custom sub boxes (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t16729.html)
Fiberglass enclosure on the side of the trunk (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t17370.html)
And ANOTHER Fiberglass enclosure on the side of the trunk (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t17370.html)

CD Changers
Install an Alpine CD Changer (http://civic.vtec.net/modific/94ex.htm#Changer)

Kick panels
Custom kick panel how-to (http://www.audionutz.com/a7.htm)

Websites
REDIME.COM: What products sparq push!!! (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t28201.html)
Good car audio sites (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t15943.html)
12 Volt.com (http://www.the12volt.com) Great site! technical info for anthing related to 12 volt electronics
The Do-It-Yourself Mobile Electronics Installation Resource... The Install Dr. (http://www.installdr.com/)
Car Audio FAQ (http://pub51.ezboard.com/fcaraudioknowledgefrm7) from Car Audio Knowledge very informative!!



Interior

General
Steering wheel legality (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t14841.html)
Car Interior Odor (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t14205.html)
Anyone have any tips for hiding scratches on interior trim? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t61401.html)
Tint (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t59992.html)

Gauges
Gauge pods?? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t14110.html)
Question about white faced guages (NOT indiglo type) (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t14306.html)
Installing white-faced gauges (http://www.jdmfan.com/technical/cosmetic/whitegauges/)
Custom Gauge Faces (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t46964.html)
Installing an Acura Integra GSR/Type-R gauge cluster into your 6G Civic!!! (http://www.jdmfan.com/technical/cosmetic/integra_cluster/)
Making a VTEC indicator light (http://www.jdmfan.com/technical/cosmetic/vtec_indicator/)
6G Civic: Indiglo gauge(s) install (http://www.autotoys.com/New_Tech/DIY_2000/Indiglo_Kit_Civic/indiglo_kit_civic.htm)

Seats
DIY: Vinyl seats (http://teamgroundzero.net/doityourself.asp?id=409)
Do the gsr seats fit right into a Civic coupe? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t28344.html)
What bolts or parts to install a Sparco Torrino seat?? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t35596.html)

Shift Knobs & Ebrakes
Auto Shift knob w/ overdrive (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t15106.html)
Installing an Acura ITR shift boot (http://www.jdmfan.com/technical/cosmetic/itr_shiftboot/)
Parking Brake Lever (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t23393.html)
Aftermarket E-brakes install (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t26804.html)

Custom Upholstery
I: How-to paint your interior parts (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t13328.html)
II: Painting vents and console (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t23362.html)
Does anyone know any good custom interior sites (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t14016.html)
Recovering Armrests (http://www.jdmfan.com/technical/cosmetic/recover_armrests/)
Door panel carpet removal (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t20854.html)

Online leather sites:
www.classicsofttrim.com
www.spinneybeck.com
www.garrettleather.com
www.katzskins.com

Security
What about radar detectors? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t15701.html)
Install an Ignition Kill Switch (94 Civic EX) (http://civic.vtec.net/modific/94ex.htm#Kill Switch)
Making A Starter Kill (http://www.jdmfan.com/technical/audio-security/killswitch/)
Wires for Installation of an Alarm System (http://civic.vtec.net/modific/94ex.htm#Alarm)
Avital 6500-Dome Light and Door Pin connections (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t30728.html)
Avital 6500-'97 Civic Remote Start (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t28526.html)
What are hood locking pins? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t27956.html)
Review: Aladdin alarm system (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=40719)

Other
The Basics of the Bosch relay (http://www.jdmfan.com/technical/other/relay_basics/)
Wiring a 12v device to remotely turn on (http://www.jdmfan.com/technical/other/remote_turnon/)
OEM Accessory Installation Instructions (http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/instal/instal.htm) for Accord, Civic, CRV, Del Sol, Odyssey, Passport, Prelude
PS2 install (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t29863.html)
Installer Tech Pages (http://www.installer.com/tech/index.html)


PIX!!!
EK interior pix (motivational) (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t16267.html)
Colorful Interior Pics (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t16635.html)
Check out this wagon custom system (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t20023.html)
Check out this custom interior (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t20024.html)
CivicLx pix ver. 0.1 (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t28737.html)
CivicLx pix ver. 0.2 (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t29574.html)
Got LCD screens!? (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t29794.html) :D
ci5ic's start of sub-pod and hatch floor (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t61573.html)

Also, don't forget to use the search (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/search.php?) function.
more soon...

MD99SiR
03-19-2002, 10:52 AM
http://www.superstreetonline.com/editorial/article.jsp?viewtype=text&id=7894

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

Civic98
06-19-2002, 08:55 PM
thanx xivera .......good sites:D

avpart3
01-09-2004, 12:12 PM
Real good Thread Homey :bigthumb:

Haibane
11-17-2004, 12:37 AM
www.bcae1.com

No offense, but lots of misleading and incorrect information

GSteg
11-28-2004, 01:48 AM
omg..i remember xivera.


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

bumpinstang77
01-04-2005, 03:28 AM
ur a leaver then come backer "I'm gettin out of car audio" lol yea right.

GSteg
01-04-2005, 03:53 AM
lol. i did get out of audio, for a couple of months. :D

bumpinstang77
01-04-2005, 01:40 PM
Ittl never work....ull always have at least a little love for it.

CBFryman
02-12-2005, 09:32 AM
I think this Stickey is why out Noobs start here thread isnt being stickeyededed.... :(

-Brands to buy or not to buy?

bjboertje
03-29-2005, 01:16 PM
good thread

darsh39
10-19-2007, 10:28 AM
The speaker becomes scratchey when you tern bass at maximum...Well valueable information thanx...

Krazy Jeff
11-21-2007, 04:39 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!

slakkie
12-10-2007, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the useful links. Much appreciated.

604action
06-11-2009, 03:04 AM
Thanks for the help!

markrusell
07-06-2011, 02:44 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.

Jam88es99
11-03-2011, 12:23 AM
thanx xivera .......good sites:biggrin:
http://www.mboxmusic.info/1.jpg
http://www.mboxmusic.info/2.jpg

ashusood
11-19-2011, 04:35 AM
thanks for these links its really helpful to get information about the audio

shahbaz
05-13-2013, 08:39 AM
Thanks for the information!

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