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TK's Y49 Si

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:55 pm
by t.k
If you're interested, my brief introduction and history with this car can be seen here:http://crxcommunity.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=229506

The day finally came last Thursday and I picked up my 1990 CRX Si back from the friend I sold it to almost 7 years ago.

The car feels amazing, pulls strong and has already gotten a couple :-)b from people in traffic!

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Sorry for quick dark pictures, I snapped them at a friends house and the car is currently at my installers getting the alarm done.

Beyond the rear seat and taillights, I've purchased a good amount of parts that should be coming in the next weeks. It's mainly aesthetic stuff like amber corners+bumper lights, rear mudflaps(looking for fronts if anyone has any FS), windor visors, rear visor, dc2 arm rest etc.

As you can see the drivers door is the worst part of the body, i'm hoping it can be salvaged but if not the car came with another mint door, I'd just rather keep as many original panels as possible. I'll be meeting with body shops in the coming weeks to iron out the body work and paint situation. My plan is respraying the car in barbados yellow using the SiR paint scheme.

The next hurdle will be finding the hatch leak as I've already discovered it leaks when rained on for long periods. I've read all the leak posts I could find so I'll be attempting to tackle that next weekend. I'm not putting speakers or my rear seat in until that is fixed.

Other than that I just need to raise it up a little as it's a tad too low for me on these Austin streets. Oh, and install a headlight buzzer, I've already left them on at least 4 times :lol:

Re: TK's Y49 Si

PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:45 pm
by t.k
Alarm install on Sunday went great, got the tint installed this afternoon and my tint installer did a great job as always.

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I had pretty much given up on finding an SiR front end as I couldn't find a complete one at all, and figured I could spend the money better elsewhere at the moment. Well today I went with a friend of mine to his coworkers house, turns out his coworkers brother recently picked up a CRX, and guess what front end it has......yea.

So long story short his brother is on the fence about selling it to me, but really wants functional AC and some rear interior pieces as his CRX is his daily, both of which I have. The AC is going once I get the Kraftwerks SC and the rear interior pieces he wants are coming out when I install my rear seat anyways, so I don't care about losing either.

But I need your guys help because I'm honestly not sure what a full B series CRX AC set up and rear interior pieces go for. Can anybody give me any rough estimates for me to use during negotiations? The rear interior pieces that I would be trading are the center storage/lock box, the upper partition that latches and the rear cargo cover(all original, never had to be repaired).

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Re: TK's Y49 Si

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:13 pm
by t.k
So from browsing eBay it looks like the rear interior pieces go for about $200 a piece on average.

Lower Storage Box
http://www.ebay.com/itm/88-91-1988-1991 ... KB&vxp=mtr

Lower Cargo Cover
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-1991-Honda ... 2441277527

Rear Cargo Cover
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-1991-Honda ... eC&vxp=mtr

And although there isn't a complete set up for sale on eBay, I looked up most of the components and I feel the AC set up in the car is worth around $500.

Hopefully with all these parts, my USDM front end plus cash on top I can get that SiR front end.

I should also be meeting with my body/paint guy today to go over specifics.

Re: TK's Y49 Si

PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:01 am
by t.k
After getting annoyed with my sunroof not opening and closing when I wanted it to, also with how slow it was, I decided to go ahead and clean/grease the sunroof switch.

Followed the walkthrough from here: http://www.benoitcloutier.com/BAGNOLES/ ... Repair.pdf

It was all pretty simple, although you do gotta be careful not to break any clips on the switch during disassembly.

Everything taken apart
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Clean contacts on the left, dirty on the right. Big difference!
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After I put the switch back in the sunroof opened and closed with every press, but was still a little slow on the last 1/4 when opening and the last 1/4 while closing. I cleaned as much of the old grease off the rails and applied a generous amount of white lithium grease. After a couple open/close cycles this thing works better than ever!

I also fixed my hatch rattle with a couple wraps of electrical tape on the striker. Cheap and effective!

While I was messing around with the hatch I did a quick once around looking for any obvious signs of cracks, it only took me a couple seconds to find it...
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That's the drivers side, it wasn't as bad on the passenger, but still cracked. I pulled up about 1/8th of the drain rail trim on both sides, cleaned the area around the cracks as best I could and applied some seam sealer, i'll be taking it by the car wash today after work to see if that resolved my leaks for now. I plan on having the body shop professionally repair it when I go in for paint/body, but for now i'll be happy if the seam sealer works so I can install my rear seat and new rear speakers.

I should be receiving my DC2 arm rest in the mail today, also power window install is happening this weekend!

Lastly, I noticed that I need to replace the drivers side hatch seal/trim. I checked online and can't find a part number.

http://www.bkhondaparts.com/auto-parts/ ... lgate-scat

I've looked at numerous parts sites and googled everything I can think of but i'm beginning to think it's not something I can buy separately. Junkyards are my next destination, any help with this one would be greatly appreciated!

Re: TK's Y49 Si

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:36 pm
by t.k
Couple updates from this weekend.

My Integra arm rest and center console arrived. Arm rest even came with the rear fog switch! I'm not sure what I wanna wire it up to yet though, as i'm doing the 2 OEM dash switch's for the front and rear fog lights.
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So I planned on trimming the center console to match up to the CRX stock console, like this picture:
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So I cut the console, and trimmed it close to that picture, then I mounted it in to do some fine tuning and realized I has already cut too much. Turns out the person who did the one above, didn't use the factory bolt holes. Of course looking at it now I can see that's obvious. I want to use the factory bolt holes(as well as find the rear brackets), so I've already sourced another Integra console and i'll be trying this again once it arrives.

My biggest update this weekend was power windows!

The kit I purchased: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003X ... UTF8&psc=1

My installer charged me $100 to put them in and I cannot be happier with the results!

Video of them in action: https://www.flickr.com/photos/148842984 ... res/Z7X3jV

Sorry about the dirty car, I still haven't cleaned it since I bought it, been pretty busy. I also don't know how to embed Flickr videos(just moved over from PhotoBucket).

I'm extremely happy with how the windows turned out, in time i'll be upgrading to EDM door panels and LHD OEM switches, but this is awesome for now!

The next power mod is going to be power windows, I've got my eye on a set, and my installer says all he needs is both mirrors with the harness that comes out of them, and the switch with the plug, everything else he can figure out. I've found a set but it doesn't have the plug for the mirror switch. From just looking at it, it looks to be almost identical to the EF sedan power window switch, can anyone confirm?
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As soon as I can find a plug for that switch i'll be ordering them!

Also, both SiR front ends that I found locally never worked out. So i'll be staying with the USDM front, but I did order a set of the Glass ZC Single Bulb adjustable headlights with the switch, so those should be pretty cool. I also ordered the deck lid wing that I like, i'm not 100% sure which trim level it comes off of.
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I also ordered a nice looking set of Universal yellow fog lights in hopes to emulate the SiR styling, along with an "SiR" style front lip, pictured below.
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I think of all that together will complete the front end nicely, I may look into getting a ZC hood in the future. I've already received my side markers, just haven't installed them yet.

I also picked up a dual switch mount to replace the useless little cubby hole to the left of the steering wheel. I plan on mounting both my fog switches in there.
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Got an OEM rear fog switch, as well as an 88-89 rear defrost switch as I've been told them work exactly the same as fog switches. I'll be figuring all that out once the front fogs get here. My taillights came with the 90-91 rear fog switch that replaces the interior dimmer switch, but i'm trying to keep as many options in my CRX as possible, so that switch may be up for sell/trade soon.

Other than that I ordered all my audio set up for the CRX. Flip out touchscreen head unit, 4x 6.5" 4 ways, single 12 in shallow mount sub + box, amp, wiring kit and a backup camera. I can give specifics if anyone really cares.

That's it for the weekend guys. This week i'm hoping to get my interior all cleaned up and install my rear seat. I also wanna start ordering LED's as I want to swap out all of my exterior bulbs with LED's.

Oh yea! Almost forgot, when I went to transfer the title the other week I went ahead and applied for "Classic" plates, they can be put on any 25+ year old car, and I think it's cool to be able to put the "Classic" designation on my CRX.
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Re: TK's Y49 Si

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:32 am
by t.k
Installed my rear seat yesterday after work.

It took me about two and a half hours from start to finish.
I used this walk through and everything went in fine.
http://honda-tech.com/forums/honda-crx- ... n-1719845/

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And the finished product, sorry for the darkness, but I finished after the sun went down. Also look how bright that LED dome light is!
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Now i'm just waiting on my EDM rear cargo cover that fits with the seat. I decided against trimming my USDM one and ordered an EDM one from Poland. Too bad it wont be here until mid-late April.

Re: TK's Y49 Si

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:26 pm
by t.k
Got some more quick updates.

I installed my side markers yesterday, I think they came out nice. Gonna wire them up this weekend.

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I also received my DashMat yesterday so I threw that in. Some people say it's tacky, but I think it adds a little 90's charm to the interior :lol:

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I also received the universal fogs I ordered off eBay, but they turned out to be cheap chinese assembly's that definitely aren't worth the price paid. I'll be returning them and I bought the prelude fogs sloshed was selling, I think i'll be much happier with those.

That's it for today, I gotta go meet with my body/paint guy!

Re: TK's Y49 Si

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:26 pm
by t.k
Finally confirmed everything with my body/paint guy, I'll be dropping the car off on Monday and he says it should only tame him a week or so.

Today I deleted my rear wiper, I think it looks a lot better. Also the spoiler I ordered has the wiper hole shaved already so it'll be perfect. :-)b

I also bought a 3d printed tail light overlay on eBay so I threw that in. I like it, especially because it mounts within the light housing and it's just a decal on the exterior. I also threw some LED lights in the 3rd brake light. When I install my EDM tail lights I'm putting an OEM replica CR-X decal on the center bezel, so I think it'll match nicely.

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