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Old 09-08-2011, 08:01 PM   #21
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im drawing from the ashtray light, i havnt found a switch to put in yet. but it will be set up so when you open the center the lights wont come on unless the parking/headlights are on. but when you close it the lights wont have power.
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im drawing from the ashtray light, i havnt found a switch to put in yet. but it will be set up so when you open the center the lights wont come on unless the parking/headlights are on. but when you close it the lights wont have power.
I sort of did something similar. Just wanted more light in general. It was hard to see the ignition to get the key in when really dark outside, even with the dash light on. I just soldered two LED strips into the same circuit - now the LEDs in the footwells come on when I open the door. Great addition. Was thinking about trying to integrate one into the hard top as well, as a map light.

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Old 09-13-2011, 09:06 PM   #23
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I would like to encourage everyone or anyone to put these mods in how-tos in the How-To section!
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:00 PM   #24
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DIY Dynamat!

This is one mod I have done to every car I have owned. I love what it does for the interior and the Miata is no exception; especially with a hard top.





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Old 12-07-2011, 09:05 AM   #25
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I guess this qualifies as DIY install?

My gauge hood has baked in the sun for 208,000 miles and has cracked in several places. The mounting holes were broken when I bought the car, so I glued a couple of washers on either side of the broken hole. The top of the hood had a crack that broke the whole hood in half when I tried to remove it. I got this cover, glued the hood back together and then glued the leather to the hood. There's no taking this off now.

I used 3M supertrim adhesive. You spray on a couple layers, let it dry for five minutes, then press the two surfaces together to bond them. I used about 30 metal binder clips as mini-clamps around the edges until the cover was in place, then removed one section of clips and glued down that edge. It was easier than I thought it would be, but definitely messy.









Installed it last night - too dark for photos, but totally pleased with the look. I also installed some matching door handle grips. Will take some photos in the car soon.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #26
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Looks Good, need to do something with mine soon.
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Got the hood installed. For the price - I like it! Otherwise I would have been looking for a new hood.





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DIY Dynamat!

This is one mod I have done to every car I have owned. I love what it does for the interior and the Miata is no exception; especially with a hard top.
I don't want to sound dumb but what will applying all that Dynamat do for the sound/ride?

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I don't want to sound dumb but what will applying all that Dynamat do for the sound/ride?

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reduce road noise, improve acoustic properties of the "room", add weight. Possibly extra insulation, but the stock stuff is sufficient as long as its intact.
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Cool, Thanks.

Since I keep the HT on most of the time, think this will make a difference I might notice?
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