Friday, July 14, 2017

DIY - Replacing Broken Rear Wheel Studs 2000 Infiniti I30

This is a DIY on how to replace broken rear wheel studs on a Infiniti I30 

Once you have the car on jack stands safely then you start by removing the rear brake caliper and the bracket then the rotor will slide off .

Once you have the rotor off then with a heavy hammer you can punch out the studs . If one or more broke you might as well replace them all on the one side while you are there .

With a impact or a torque wrench make some kind of buffer so that when you pull in the wheel stud that you have the back flush . If you need a flash light use it and make sure you see no cracks cause when you put the wheel on you want to make sure you have a true tightness . DO NOT USE ANTI SEIZE - You can see I used over sized nuts to fill in the space .  

Once you have them secure you might as well clean your brake hardware and grease them if you need rear brakes now is a good time to replace them take advantage of this situation while you have your car apart .

Then put everything back .

Check in a week to make sure lug buts are tighten .


DIY - Installing Double DIn After Market Stereo 2003 - 2008 Corolla

This is a DIY for a 03 - 08 Corolla on how to put a double din radio in your car .

Before I took the car apart I did the wiring and it is very simple - Color for Color instructions back of package .

I used a plastic panel remover tool and removed the plastic that is around the shifter . No need to disconnect the lighter plug you can set it aside .

You will see two screws that hold the A/C panel on the bottom - Be careful you do not drop them cause they can be hard to find - Keep a magnet handy - Then you need to pull out the middle knob and you will see a screw behind there - Once you removed all 3 screws then you can with your plastic panel remover tool pull the center piece out . That too you do not have to disconnect any plugs just put on the side you will have plenty of room . 

Now here be very very careful cause you have 4 screws and they are deep and you can drop these screws and loose them - If you have a magnet screw set use them again keep a magnet handy and when you unscrew these screws do not attempt to take them out with the tool just let them sit there and with a magnet you slide it in there and pull out each screw - I recommend you do these one at a time . When you put them back use fingers to at least stick the tip of the screw in and let rest there . Then you can remove and disconnect the stereo . 

Then you remove the vent panel off the radio by gently un clipping it 

Yes you will need a stereo installation kit because of the face of the stereo to make it look nice .

Plug the stereo in and please test before you put it all back together - Make sure you plug in the antenna . 

Then when you are done you can reverse the process and have fun listening to music .


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

DIY - Modification on Fixing a 2005 Toyota Corolla Dash Trim Bezel

This DIY is for a Corolla 2005 but it can be done on any car that the door to the Bezel breaks off .

I purchased some silicone , magnets and door hinges .

This is a simple modification . Apply silicone on the magnets and tape them and make sure they get at least a 24 hr cure .

No drilling needed .

Now when you finished you have a bezel door that closes and will not open until you open it because the magnets are holding the doors shut .


DIY - Modification Applying Vinyl Eyelids on a 2005 Toyota Corolla

This DIY was done to a 2005 Corolla but this can be done on any vehicle .

Make sure you clean your headlights and have a tape measure cause you want to make sure both sides are even .

When you apply the vinyl before cutting the edges get all of the air bubbles out .

Once every thing looks good trim off the extra . 

There you have it eyelids for your vehicle .

This modification is up to you on whether you want short eyelids or large .

Remember when you put eyelids on your car now your light will beam forward and not outward so if you feel like you lost lighting at night that is why .