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by computerwiz_222
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: audio video install help plese
Replies: 13
Views: 958

If you really wanted to get fancy, you could do a carputer. (my dream haha) Everyone seems to have the right idea with separate headrest DVD players. One thing that you might want to note is the ability to link them together. Some portable DVD players have video output and when you flick a little sw...
by computerwiz_222
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: Bass amp wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 1055

Hmm... sounds like your amplifier is staying on. Maybe check that your remote wire is in fact switching off with the key.

The hum is a probably a ground loop through the radio because it is off but the amp is still on.
by computerwiz_222
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: Bass amp wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 1055

Sounds like some internal capacitors in the subwoofer amplifier are keeping it on just long enough to get the "pop" when the head unit shuts down.

Try the test that nineball suggested, but it sounds like the problem is after you shut off the car, not before.
by computerwiz_222
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: head unit!
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Adding to what the previous poster said, the DEH-2100IB costs a little more but has iPod control. It's pretty much the same radio. Excellent deck if I do say so.
by computerwiz_222
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: Crazy windshield wipers
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

I blew a fuse once, and flipping the turning signal flashed the cluster and dome light. :tardbang: Strange things happen when you remove grounds.
by computerwiz_222
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: New Speakers ... Suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 2410

I recently bought a pioneer DEH-2100IB head unit, with the iPod dock connector. I really like this model. I use the built-in amplifier, so I wasn't too picky about it lacking front pre-outs. Maybe consider something higher up in this line with front pre-outs and blueooth... I can definitely say that...
by computerwiz_222
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: Bass amp wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 1055

Basically, just tap into any switched power source in the car if your head unit lacks the remote wire. You can use the switched wire from behind the radio. You say that you have an aftermarket radio which implies a wiring harness adapter. On these adapters, the red wire is switched. The amplifier is...
by computerwiz_222
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: Fun with Cluster Test Mode
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

haha, yeah that is definitely not good :rofl:
by computerwiz_222
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Picture Post
Topic: Fun with Cluster Test Mode
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

Fun with Cluster Test Mode

I was playing around the other day and decided that I need to take an awesome pic of my car doing >240km/h at 8000 rpm. A little photoshopping later (to remove all the warning indicators) and this is what I got. They turned out great and make excellent cell phone wallpapers. http://img.photobucket.c...
by computerwiz_222
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: trunk release, ha
Replies: 5
Views: 574

I have this kit. It has been kicking around in my garage for months now... I bought mine at Princess Auto. Can you take a closer pic of where you attached the steel cable? One of the reasons that I never really bothered to install mine was because I couldn't figure out how to make it unlatch. Thanks!!
by computerwiz_222
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Vendors / Group Buys
Topic: Get your Official 2GN.org Lanyard! SOLD OUT
Replies: 79
Views: 34582

Just ordered two - can't wait!
by computerwiz_222
Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: Pt Alternator
Replies: 43
Views: 5650

The real question would be, does the 136 amp require any more hp to turn @120 amp output, than the 136 amp @136 amp output. That answer, we will prolly never know. I can *try* to answer this question based on the law of conservation of energy. Drawing 120 amps vs 136 amps will need a negligible amo...
by computerwiz_222
Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Audio / Security / Electrical
Topic: Battery? Cap?
Replies: 59
Views: 3961

If you still haven't upgraded your alternator, maybe check the bridge rectifier? For a few bucks you could easy replace it and see if that helps. If your lights are dimming chances are that those diodes are running at or above capacity which isn't good for anyone. You could try putting a 100 amp bri...
by computerwiz_222
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: Wheels / Tires
Topic: Restoring Rims
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Haha - I figured this guy was dreaming... the tires are used as well.


If for some reason this guy decides to accept 100 for the rims and tires, am I wasting my time trying to restore them? (are they past the point of no repair/looking decent)
by computerwiz_222
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Parts/Product Reviews
Topic: No Name CAI
Replies: 21
Views: 2616

I am considering ordering this CAI and I have a couple questions. It seems a little too easy to gain 7 - 13 HP for ~50 bucks shipped.

Did you notice any change in fuel economy?

Are those figures in the auction inflated a little?

Thanks!
by computerwiz_222
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Parts/Product Reviews
Topic: Sylvania Silverstar Lightbulbs
Replies: 59
Views: 16063

I swapped out my bulbs for these, what an improvement. They are definitely nothing near HID or that crisp white light you get from them, but these bulbs definitely increased visibility for me when night driving.

I would recommend these to anyone as well.
by computerwiz_222
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Wheels / Tires
Topic: Restoring Rims
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Restoring Rims

Hello everyone, I am considering purchasing some stock Neon rims for my car. I am trying to do it as cheaply as I can. I found a set for sale but they have some oxidation and scratches. I have seen some nice guides on wet sanding and applying a new clear coat, and the results look great. I am going ...
by computerwiz_222
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Rare Parts
Replies: 400
Views: 35480

Does anyone have a pic of the compass/temp mirror installed?

I changed my mirror to the one with reading lamps, but now that I know there is one with compass and temperature... drool
by computerwiz_222
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Who has the highest miles?
Replies: 97
Views: 6542

damn, some of you guys have really low miles!!

'00 with ~331000 km or ~206000 miles

(I would give you exact numbers, but i swapped out the original black cluster with no tach to the white one with a tach)
by computerwiz_222
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Andrew from Hamilton, Ontario
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Andrew from Hamilton, Ontario

Hello Everyone, I am a long time lurker, first time poster. I am 18 years old, the first car I ever drove was a 1997 1st generation Dodge Neon and my current vehicle is a 2000 2nd generation Neon; both automatic. I absolutely adore my car and I have joined to ask a few questions and read about what ...

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