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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-27-06, 01:49 AM
 
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Installing Blitzsafe on TSX

I installed a Blitzsafe V2X in my '05 TSX. This device allows me to play any audio device with audio output thru the TSX stereo system. I have an old Archos MP3 player, I don't have an iPod ...but hey, it works.

The installation took me 30 minutes because I never took apart my TSX before. I read somewhere that someone did it in 3 minutes. I guess that is possible if he was experienced in taking apart his TSX.

The trick to installing the Blitzsafe V2X is to remove the storage bin below the stereo. BTW, I don't have navi. This storage bin can be removed by opening the door on both top and bottom storage bin, and then grab on to the top storage bin's interior (not the door), then pull it out gently. The top storage bin is held in by a couple of clips, so you will need to use some muscle but not too much.

Once removed, reach in to grab the 14-pin connector under the stereo and unplug it. Plug the Blitzsafe 14-pin female connector into the stereo. Plug the original 14-pin connector into the 14-pin male connector of Blitzsafe.

You can now play any audio device thru your TSX stereo system. Press the CD/XM button, keep pressing until the display shows "T- D-" or something like that, then start your audio device.

As for how to put everything back together, there is plenty of room behind the top storage bin to keep the Blitzsafe inside. The Blitzsafe comes with 2 female RCA connectors. I plugged a Y-cable into them and converted the RCA connectors into a 3.5mm stereo headphone connector. I found an opening near the floormat on the driver's side that leads to the compartment where all these cables run, and I ran the 3.5mm connector out of this opening. This allows me to put all the storage bins back so my car looks the way it used to. For now, I will hide the 3.5mm connector and cable under the driver side floormat when not in use.

Unfortunately, Blitzsafe did not provide any instruction on how to open up your TSX. I hope this helps.
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hey whats up i want to kno if eibach springs ride smooth?
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hey whats up i want to kno if eibach springs ride smooth?
I have the Eibach prokit and I would say that the ride quality is a nice balance between a firm, sporty ride and a smooth comfortable ride. I highly recommend it - both for the visual and performance reasons - you'll love it.

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Here is one for you:
I used it on my 89 Legend Coupe,but will work on other Acuras/Hondas as well.

EZ way to remove the half-shaft axle nuts (by yourself!)

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I tried this today and was able to remove the half-shaft axle nuts real nice and easy like, and I did it myself with no help.

1. Lift car and use jackstands to support vehicle (Safety first!!)
2. Remove the front wheels- place the removed wheels under the edge of car as an extra means of safety support, just in case.
3. Remove the front brake calipers and rotors. Use some wire or tie down to support and keep the weight of the caliper off the brake hose when removed. Bend up the staked safety stay top portion of the nut to allow rotation of nut. Use a short 4 to 5 inch heavy duty welded link chain, run a bolt through one end of the chain and through one of the brake caliper mounting holes ( use large washers so as to keep bolt from pulling through the hole in chain) screw on nut to bolt. Take the other end of chain and place it over a wheel lug stud and run a lug nut down through the middle on it. (this will keep the hub from rotating when you go to loosen the axle -nut)
4.Take a 20inch breaker bar (preferably 3/4") and a 36 mm (1 and 7/16") socket ( I got mine at Northern Tools).
Place the socket on the axle nut and have the breaker bar handle at the lowest point, i.e. 4 or 5 o'clock position, and place the end of bar on the lifting portion of a 2 to 3 ton heavy hydraulic floor jack so to lessen any movement( the weight of the jack will keep things steady and not allow any sudden slips)
5. Put pressure on the socket over the axle nut so socket will not slip off with either your hand and a shop towel or a 2 ft 2x4 board.
6. Now with your other arm, start pumping the jack handle so as to raise the lifting part of jack and it will raise and move the end of breaker bar and socket assembly counter clockwise to loosen the axle nut.
Remember, righty-tighty, lefty-loosy.
7. Piece of cake-- comes off real easy like.

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Cool, Thanks!

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