Tag Archives: Interior & Trim

OBD-II Connector Location

Every car sold in the US since 1996 is required to be equipped with an OBD-II connector so all scan tools, and in some cases state inspection computers, can connect to them and read data. There are general requirements for … Continue reading

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Dashboard Removal

Last week was the second time I’ve had the fun job of removing a dashboard to replace part of the HVAC system, this time on a Honda Fit.

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New Car Accessories

It used to be that when you were buying a new car there was a big list of factory options to choose from. Nowadays it seems like your choices are restricted to a trim level and then two or three … Continue reading

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HVAC System Replacement

It was bound to happen sooner or later. One of the least favorite jobs of a mechanic is anything involving the heater core or evaporator. It was my turn.

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My Car: Outlets and USB Ports

I like working on my car. Sometimes it’s necessary repairs, other times it’s modifications or upgrades just because I want to.

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How-To: 1997 Honda Civic Sun Visor Replacement

When I bought my car, the sun visors weren’t in good shape. The driver’s one had lots of holes in the fabric, and the vanity mirror cover wouldn’t stay closed, so I had to tie it up with some rope.

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Dashboard Removal

Car interior work is never fun, because you always risk breaking an expensive trim piece or getting them dirty, or parts not going back together right. Probably one of the least favorite jobs of any mechanic is anything that requires … Continue reading

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