Episode #112 - 8th Gen Civic Sedan - Si Grille Upgrade
This mod has been out there for a while now but we keep getting requests
for an install podcast. So, Kel and I took the time to experiment and here
is the result. Remove the lame chrome grille from the non-Si sedans and
replace it with the painted Si version. Then, based on personal preference
there are a couple of options on what to do with the emblem tab that comes
on the new grille base. We opted to chop it off for the video. More at
www.collegehillshonda.com and www.diyhonda.com.
Honda CRV Foglights Installation (Honda Answers #61)
Honda Answers Question 61: How do I install foglights on my 2007-2009 CRV?
(Part # 08V31-SWA-100)
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Plastidip Taillight Tint Stencil Diy
Here are the answers to most of your questions....
1. Will it come off?
No it's not permanent but YES it is resilient. I had it on my lights for
months with out it getting scratched or peeling.
2. Is this regular or smoke Plastidip
It is regular. I do say this in the video, however I should have put it in
the description. Sorry for the confusion.
3. Is that Forza Music? What kind of car is that?
Yes it is! :) Makes for great ambient music. Also, it's a BMW 335xi. It's
my winter car. (thus the whole "it's cold right now" in the video)
4. Yes it IS illegal.
At least where I live. HOWEVER, no I didn't get pulled over once for it. I
got pulled over for speeding and the cop didn't even mention it. I really
think it just depends on the cop that is behind you and how he feels about
5. isn't it too dark? Aren't you worried about people not being able to see
your lights when you brake? etc.
No, in the video they might look KIND OF dim, but in person the light
output was barely changed. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean that it wont be on
your car. It depends on what kind of bulbs you have, HOW MANY COATS YOU
DID, and just in general how nice your lights are. Either way, it was not
an issue with me and not once did I get the impression that someone
couldn't see them. Plastidip IS very transparent if you do a few light
coats... you literally JUST watched proof that it is... lol
6. Why didn't you use film? or why didn't you use "night shade"?
First off, I didn't use night shade because until I read these comments I
hadn't ever heard of it.
Second, I didn't use film because the other sets of film that i've used
either didn't fit right, were a pain to take off, peeled up on the edges,
and were much more expensive than this DIY.
7. Why did you use masking tape instead of electrical tape, duct tape etc.
Because masking tape leaves ZERO residue. Duct tape and electrical tape can
both leave lots of residue. As I stated in the Video though, you can always
use flexible nylon/ straight line tape I believe for round edges.
8. Why didn't you just mask everything BUT the clear part then blah blah
really?... mask the part that I WANTED to paint?....
A. that would have taken forever
B. it would have used WAY more paint.
C. I would NEVER mask everything then use a razor on my tail lights....
thats just silly.
9. What was the point of the "press and seal"
The point of that was to show you another way that I had seen it done. I
then went on to say how I do not reccomend it cause you would get garbage
10. How many coats did you do?
If you watch the video I technically did 1 coat. it was a thick coat but I
did that because I knew I wasn't going to be laying it on to the point that
it was not transparent. you will have to be the judge on how many
coats/passes you do. Good news is, if you put on too much, or too little,
no worries! It's plastidip and it'll come right off! Than do it again!
11. Could you do this on your headlights?
I guess you could... although I could see that being a much easier way to
get pulled over. But really, it's worth a try. Worst case is you tell the
cop that pulls you over that you didn't realize it was illegal and ask him
if he'll give you the opportunity to peel it off on the spot.
12. Do you feel the edges with your hands?
You can if you rub your hand over it, but it's very faint. And no it did
not make it peel.
Really at the end of the day, Like I said in the video. Its not everyones
style. It's non permanent, it's SUPER cheap, and most of all THIS MAINLY
WAS A TEST AND A GUIDE ON HOW TO STENCIL YOUR TAIL LIGHTS not REALLY how to
plastidip your lights. So use whatever product you want. I just used
regular dip cause I had some lying around from doing window trim.
And like most mods to your car, you're doing this at your own discretion,
so be safe and use common sense. if you "black out" your lights, you may be
running the risk of accident. So only go to the point that they are still
Thanks for all the thumbs up, and all the kind comments. Hopefully this
answered most of your questions.
How to Install Footwell Lighting that Fades with Dome Light in a 2006-current Honda Civic
Cost: Around $20-30 Difficulty: Intermediate Required Skills:
partial disassembly of a car's interior, and use of a soldering iron
Looking for the giant clock video?
UPDATE: According to various comments, this will work for the current
Honda Civic (or at least 2012 models) and will also work for the sedan.
Make sure you test the wires first, though, in case something is different.
If you're going to try it on these models, make sure you find out how to
remove the paneling--the process may have changed. Again, this video was
made specifically for the North American 8th generation Civic Coupe, which
covers model years 2006-2011. You will likely have to alter the procedure
in some way for all other models.
This is my first how-to video, so please bear that in mind when you watch
I've been wanting to install footwell lighting in my car (a 2009 Civic
Coupe) for a little while, and instead of just doing it, I decided that I
should record my progress and make a video of it for YouTube. Well, here
This modification wasn't nearly as difficult as it was time consuming. I
mention in the video that it takes 1-2 hours to complete, however this is
if you have access to all your materials at one time. I spread this out
over a few days and ended up spending much more time then I thought it
would take, just because of my start-and-stop schedule.
Basically, what makes these footwell lights unique is that they are tapped
from the dome light's power, so they will dim in and out with it. It took
me a very long time to find the information on the series of tubes that is
the Internet that showed where the dome light's wires were. I have to
thank the people at 8thcivic.com for contributing to a forum that
eventually gave me all the info I needed.
Some users have reported compatibility issues with the wire
taps/scotchlocks and the light strips. Ii is my recommendation to solder
wires directly to the strips, either using the solder pads or the wires
that may have come with your strips. However, for those who are
apprehensive of using a soldering iron (after all it can be dangerous), be
advised that you may have to use two sets of wire taps--one to make new
wires from the OEM wires, and another to tap your lights to these new
wires. Again, I always recommend soldering since it provides a better
connection, both electrically and mechanically. But if you want to avoid
soldering, just remember that you may need to find away around various
TO ADD A SEPARATE SET OF LIGHTS that stays on whenever the ignition is on,
use a fuse tap (which can be found at most auto parts stores) of the
correct size. If I remember correctly, this is for the ATM fuses. The
fuse tap does not need to be low-profile like the fuses are in the car.
Tap the radio fuse, or any other fuse that does not receive power when the
key is removed. Technically, the lights will be on when the key is in the
ACC or ON positions. The radio fuse was the only fuse that I found worked.
Use the smallest size fuse that came with the fuse tap for your new
lights. Then, wire the positive for these lights to the fuse tap and
ground them to something metal under the dashboard. I highlighted what I
used to make a ground at 12:38--I simply used a zip-tie and some bare wire,
looping the wire around the ring and securing it with the zip-tie.
DISCLAIMER: I will not be responsible for any damage that you cause to
your vehicle as a result of performing this modification, nor will I be
responsible for any voiding of warranties that may result from this
modification, and nor will I be responsible for any local laws that may be
broken by the use of footwell lighting. Since this footwell lighting only
operates when a door is opened (the dome light switch does not make the
footwell lights come on) or the car is being unlocked from the outside, I
doubt it would break any laws. However, if there are laws prohibiting
footwell lighting in your area, any fines or other consequences of breaking
the laws shall not be my responsibility.
YOU CAN NOW GET A 5 METER STRIP OF THESE LIGHTS FOR ABOUT $15 ON AMAZON!
Just search for LED Strip lights or Tape lights. You can also find them in
waterproof versions. If you want to do more projects with these lights,
look for them on Amazon. If you would like to add LED underglow, which I
explain how to do in another video, I would order a waterproof 5 meter
reel, and use a small portion for the footwell lights.
Besides the actual LEDs, most of the other materials required can be found
around the house. Remember to always remove the fuse to the circuit you'll
be working on, and be sure to check that the fuse you removed does indeed
protect your desired circuit.
Thanks for watching!
Trunk light video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_HXqIdIuMo
Honda Civic Type-R Review - Top Gear - BBC
Jeremy takes the new Honda Civic Type-R out onto the test track. The old
car had been an instant hit, thanks to its razor-sharp handling,
super-eager engine and big dollops of practicality. But what's the verdict
on the new incarnation?
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Bisimoto 700whp D16Z 1990 Honda Civic Turbo Wagovan
Our impromptu, yet detailed look at Bisimoto's 700 wheel horsepower 1990 Honda Civic
turbo Wagovan, which is powered by a
D16Z engine and a huge turbonetics
BTX6565 ball bearing turbo. Shot on the
fly at a car meet using our Canon handheld camera; completely unedited
(except for the addition of our web address).
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