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Brak's 98 EX

Discussion in '6th Gen Honda Civic Builds / Show Offs' started by Brak, Mar 5, 2017.



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  1. Brak

    Brak Respected

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    Final piece of the exhaust has been installed
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    Also, new stereo arrived.
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    Deck was the cheapest i could find, with the features i needed, and included the speakers as a package deal.
    not my first choice, but will be good enough...

    My biggest pet peeve is bad wiring, so it was time to bust out the soldering iron & heat shrink.

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    Final product
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  2. Brak

    Brak Respected

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    Well it's a crappy day, all rainy and cold, and not much i can do outside, so i guess perfect time to address the wiring in the car.

    As you can see, a PO did a number on the wires, and the theives probably didn't help...
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    Step one, cut everything to a uniform length,
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    Working wire by wire, solder them back together, hopefully remembering to include the heatshrink beforehand :|
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    And Voila! good as new
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  3. ctag

    ctag fill it with wires! Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Nice soldering work :thumbs up
     
  4. Brak

    Brak Respected

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    Thanks :thumbs up

    Well, now i'm at a stand still...
    I had planned on, installing the missing O2 sensor, going to the yard to look for parts, and pulling the front clip off this other car i found, but the rain is relentless.
    it's only noon, but i feel like my entire day has been wasted
    Stupid weather:cussing:
     
  5. Brak

    Brak Respected

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    ok, well i have no power on +12v constant (yellow), and my rear defrost button has not been working since i recovered the vehicle.
    I assume the two are linked, but i can't for the life of me figure out which fuse goes to what.

    I mean seriously, this must be the worst fuse box i have ever dealt with.
    I'm completely soaked from the waist down, since the rain won't stop, and you can't get to the fuses without crawling around on the ground.
    and i've looked at ever diagram i can find, but nothing makes sense, every one seems to contradict the others.

    by random pulling, i did find a blown 15a fuse (#28 i think?), but who knows what that was for. it didn't seem to resolve anything i was aware of.

    GRRRR
     
  6. Brak

    Brak Respected

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    Apparently there was a fuse under the hood i wasn't aware of :cussing:

    well, either way. radio works....
    hopefully it will stop raining by tomorrow, so i can do speakers.

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