Fifth Phase Audio Upgrade

Mileage: 142,886KM
Do It Yourself: Yes
Difficulty: Easy

Fifth phase audio upgrade. I ditched my Pioneer head unit and replaced it with Alpine set. Since the HU is gone, same goes to Connect2 audio stalk controller. The main reason I changed to Alpine is that some of the their OEM Remote Stalk controller is able  to display audio information on the OEM display aka MFD. Something that I missed when I did the HU shopping last time. Thanks to Tony for the lead, next TT on me (When?).

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Dipped Beam

Mileage: 92,244KM
Do It Yourself: Yes
Difficulty: Easy

I have done necessary adjustment for my headlights, direction & angle; but the end result still not satisfying enough. The headlight was better than before with correct throw out and distance… just a little bit dim compared with other car.

 

 
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Torn & Makeover

Mileage: 87,689KM
Do It Yourself: Yes
Difficulty: Easy

There are two DIY done in this article. Firstly, the rear wiper and the other is just a makeover of air conditioning control panel. The rear wiper was the second DIY of the same item. It is almost the same as the previous DIY but this time I’m using other brand as the subsitute.

 

 
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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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