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Old 12-09-2011, 11:12 PM   #31
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Shove car wash sponges in the tunnels around the gas tank for noise reduction
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:08 PM   #32
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here is a mod i wanna do but havent done yet

i hate how the car buzzes while the keys are in and the door is open its soooo annoying when im trying to listen to the radio sitting in my car waiting for it to be time to work
Remove the steering column access panel and disconnect the little two-wire connector under the steering column. Easy peasy!

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and i hate how the car doesnt buzz when i leave the headlights on

maybe this weekend i will get the haynes out, look at the wiring diagram, and fix this dumb buzzer
Check out: http://www.miata.net/garage/buzzer.html look for Q) How do I convert this buzzer into a "light minder"?

I've done this mod and it's come in handy a few times.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:13 PM   #33
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ive had to roll start my car a few times becuse i left the parking lights on by accident, always feel like a retard when i do it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:06 AM   #34
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You can remove the buzzer or put tape over it to quite it down considerably. Its located in the gauge cluster in the odometer circuit. I can get Alex to post his quick how-to for it, if you guys like.
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Er, maybe in an NB, not certainly not in an NA. It's a separate unit disguised as a relay under the dash. Easiest way to find it is grab everything when it's going off, it'll change pitch when you touch it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:57 AM   #36
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Er, maybe in an NB, not certainly not in an NA. It's a separate unit disguised as a relay under the dash. Easiest way to find it is grab everything when it's going off, it'll change pitch when you touch it.
yea. probably, didn't think about that.
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yea. probably, didn't think about that.
i will grab a picture of the NA buzzer when i get home.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:27 PM   #38
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nvm i removed it from the car when i unpluged it. i think i tossed it in the trash
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:45 PM   #39
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Hmmm I dunno if this just newer NB specific or MSM specific. But mine does a light ding noise. It's so subtle I rarely actually hear it.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:27 PM   #40
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Upper door panel trim, center console bezel trim, pillar trim and header trim.

This car is my first attempt at any kind of DIY upholstery and it's been a great learning experience. Not sure what I would do without the forums and Youtube.

3M Supertrim adhesive - spray on two layers on each bonding surface, let it dry for a minimum of 4 minutes (max of 30) and press them together. As I rounded the corners, I trimmed some excess material away. I tried to bond all the way to the edge of the material on the back of the panel. I purposefully left the old trim on the panel to act as batting.



I also cut out part of the door panel to uncover the DB651 speakers I recently installed. Attached the grill directly to the speaker and used a silicone hose split lengthwise to act as trim. I think I might paint the grill black and I need a longer piece of hose, plus enough for the driver's side.

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