Yearly Archives: 2012

Third Phase Audio Upgrade

Mileage: 86,774KM
Do It Yourself: Yes
Difficulty: Easy

Well, after my second phase audio upgrade; I’ve been thinking to enhance it and if possible to tide up  a few loose ends on my audio setup. I still need to find a suitable head unit to match up the interior and able to connect to existing OEM steering audio controller stalk…


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Dry Joint

Mileage: 84,575KM
Do It Yourself: Yes
Difficulty: Easy

Note: Not much DIY steps here coz I need it to be done quickly. It was race against the rainy weather.

It is about time my audio amplifier busted. It was due to dry joint developed throughout the years. Dry joint is a term to define any soldered contact point in any electrical PCB which no longer provides a good conductive point. Hence, in my case, the amp acted badly with sometime only one channel producing audio. Out of blue, the volume will skyrocket or pitfall.


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I’m Sorry…

Dear All,

Please accept my apology for not updating this website for almost 10 months since the last posting. Due to time constrain and commitment to job and family has made me swayed to the side and forgot to update the blog.

Anyway, all the DIY, information etc. that I wanted to share with you guys throughout the missing period is listed below. These articles will be categorized as “The 2012; 10 Months Compilation Articles“. Enjoy!



Cold Finger

Mileage: 80,509KM
Do It Yourself: Yes
Difficulty: Easy

In my last entry, I did mentioned that my temperature reading is bit off and giving me -10 degree on optimal engine operating temperature.

After some reading and info gathering, I managed to narrow down to two factors (mechanical) that will contribute to this error. Firstly, it may due to worn out needle which cost a lot to repair (if replacing the whole meter cluster) or a bit messy if I need to DIY to fix the needle back to original position. Secondly, it may be an issue with the thermostat which is easier to fix but may cost in between with the first two options. I chose the second option.


The thermostatThe thermostat

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