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Old 07-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #10681
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We answer this about 31 times a day. It's your regulator. Never the motor.

Guess I'll have to do a thread on this too. lol
I knew it... I wanted to make sure before I bought it.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #10682
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4 Michelin pilot super sports and fixed 1 bent rim and 1 curb rashed rim. Next is rear camber arms and an alignment. Also if anyone can help me figure out if I need a window motor or a regulator (I think it's the regulator)... The window stops halfway up and it creeks real loud then I have to go down and up until it goes back up. And when I do this, the window gets stuck going down the same as it does when I put it up.
Stopping half way and creaking sounds like an obstruction. When my regulator went, it just stopped working. Id pull off the door trim and have a look first.



On topic, ordered 15mm spacers all around for my stock suspension . And no, i'm not gonna lower it.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #10683
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Is there a thread on AC troubleshooting?
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #10684
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I ordered a set of these:


and two sets of these:


I want to take my car back to a more oem look. I went to the dealership a while back and saw a totally untouched coupe like mine. it's amazing how nice these cars still look without any mods. At some point I'll buy the oem chrome shrouds for the outer projectors, but these will do for now.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:18 PM   #10685
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^ Good call. The headlights in your sig look
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #10686
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:16 PM   #10687
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Are you a security guard? lol why the ginormous flashlight? or is that ...the other type of "light"...
LOL! Fire fighter, every now and then i come up on an accident at night before we get called so its handy to have, have not found a better spot to put it in the car. Its a bad ass LED mag light haha
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #10688
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Is there a thread on AC troubleshooting?
Tell me whats wrong.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:28 PM   #10689
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:29 PM   #10690
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LOL! Fire fighter, every now and then i come up on an accident at night before we get called so its handy to have, have not found a better spot to put it in the car. Its a bad ass LED mag light haha
Consider trying a Sipik SK68 from dealextreme. thing is tiny, 1 AA battery, and its BRIGHT as hell. last about an hour, so keep a spare battery. built tough too, dropped mine many times, no failure yet.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:47 PM   #10691
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #10692
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I hit edit? D:

Would have sworn I hit edit. Sorry.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #10693
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today i took out my Disa valve cuz i had a rough idle and it seemed like a vacuum leak. found out the flap was broken off. took it out, (making sure the little pin came out with it), plugged the hole where i assumed the leak was and put it back in without the flap. seems to be running great like that. is it important to install a new valve as soon as possible? what would be the downside to letting it go like that for awhile?
Many thanks to jfoj and others who posted extremely helpful threads on topics like these.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:15 PM   #10694
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Decided that if I'm gonna do it, I'll do it right.

Soldered the LC-1 into the ECU. Yes, I soldered wires in my ECU (relays removed, batt. unplugged). When I finished my friend commented, "so you've been working for four hours... I see no difference." I replied with, "then that means I did a good job."



Triple heatshrink on EVERYTHING.

Also, there was a slight misunderstanding between my arm and the soldering iron.

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:17 PM   #10695
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Changed my smoked corners to clear today. It looks soooooo much cleaner. Even a few of my friends noticed something different and How nice it looked

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:21 PM   #10696
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Changed my smoked corners to clear today. It looks soooooo much cleaner. Even a few of my friends noticed something different and How nice it looked

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:44 PM   #10697
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Consider trying a Sipik SK68 from dealextreme. thing is tiny, 1 AA battery, and its BRIGHT as hell. last about an hour, so keep a spare battery. built tough too, dropped mine many times, no failure yet.
I have a sad collection of flashlights lol iv burned up quite a few at scenes, lost a very expensive surefire down an embankment at a tractor trailer accident, never found it haha
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:54 PM   #10698
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I have a sad collection of flashlights lol iv burned up quite a few at scenes, lost a very expensive surefire down an embankment at a tractor trailer accident, never found it haha
well, considering these are bright, cheap, and tough, get a few. you wont regret it. Got one in every glove box in all 4 cars. Best $9 ever. Just be forewarned, everyone's gonna want to mooch one off ya
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:23 AM   #10699
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It does not blow cold from any vents. It went out at a red light.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:06 AM   #10700
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It does not blow cold from any vents. It went out at a red light.
If it doesn't blow cold, under both idle and driving conditions, pressure is correct, three blue dots, 59F, clutch engages...

Take a look at the compressor. A set of gauges will tell if it's bad. That'd what was wrong with mine.. $40 used unit later and I'm chillin.
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