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  1. Michael Flare

    Steering Wheel Installation - Spoon

    There are a couple of ways to make this work but I think the easiest way is to buy a used CLOCK SPRING (found only on airbag models) and install it. Unscrew that horn contact tab (remove) from your picture on the right. The wire that is attached to the end of that metal tab, connect it to the...
  2. Michael Flare

    Cleaning Red Recaros

    I used to use Woolite. The last couple of times I used Sonax Alcantara cleaner. I think it's the best cleaner on the market for our seats and it's specifically made for it unlike Woolite which is a generic cleaner. I use to microfiber towels and two buckets of water. Both towels get dunked into...
  3. Michael Flare

    Facelift EK9 Rear Lights

    USDM, EDM, and JDM are all different. USDM and JDM being ALMOST identical (because both top and bottom lights up at night) except the JDM ones do not have the square reflector on the bottom corner. I have both, I will show you pictures here. EDM is different too because almost all cars in Europe...
  4. Michael Flare

    Anyone know where to get prefacelift ek9 headlights??

    eBay is the best place to find parts and here is why. eBay is probably the biggest and most diverse market in the world. eBay sells all kinds of stuff from private sellers to business sellers. They sell both FAKE and REAL parts. Here are some tips to distinguish the two when you buy parts from...
  5. Michael Flare

    1996 Civic Ek2 Conversion

    These are not factory EK9 seats: 1. The seat bottom and back material is made out of a different fabric than the one you have. Yours just looks like the Recaro SR3 seats. Recaro seats don't fade like that. 2. Recaro SR3 has the words "Recaro" underneath the harness slots on headrest area. 3. SR3...
  6. Michael Flare

    lossing coolant

    Have you tried to bleed and burp the coolant system? Try to bleed it and squeeze both upper and lower radiator hoses repeatedly. Do this with the fan speed all the way up and the heat to the hottest setting. Keep doing it until the car temperature is at normal operating temperature.
  7. Michael Flare

    Steering Wheel Installation - Spoon

    The steering wheel nut is supposed to be torqued to 36 ft/lbs. I can help you get the horn button to work. I need to know more information. 1. Is your EK SRS or non-SRS model? 2. Which HUB ADAPTER do you have for this steering wheel? 3. Is your horn button 1 or 2 contact terminal behind it?
  8. Michael Flare

    Obd2 connection

    Are you USDM or EDM? Does it have a OBD port underneath the steering wheel? If it has an OBD port under there, then bluetooth tool will work.
  9. Michael Flare

    Obd2 connection

    1997 Civic is definitely OBD2A. I know that if your car is USDM, it will have an OBD port for you to plug a bluetooth OBD tool in for your tablet. OBD2A and OBD2B does not matter because they both have the exact same OBD port design for tool plugin.
  10. Michael Flare

    Door speakers

    You can buy aftermarket new tab replacements! I bought a box that came with assortments of so many different tab types for only $12. It was so worth it because you can use on different cars and panels too.
  11. Michael Flare

    Door speakers

    I just installed a beautifully sound POLK AUDIO speakers in the front of my car. I love it so much. You don't have to grind the door panel itself at all. The speakers are very large and just barely fits. It's such a high quality speaker too, you will not regret it; trust me! The model I have is...
  12. Michael Flare

    Door cards query

    I just did my door panels! I've done a total of 2 sets of hatchback doors before. One of the best methods of removing the old door card is using a cone shape grinding stone attachment on a dremel/rotary tool. You have to be very very careful that you grind just enough for it to detach. It's so...
  13. Michael Flare

    Need help regarding ek9 lip

    Did you ever find the lip? Yes, it is definitely not an OEM Honda lip at all. It's an aftermarket lip that is the facelift 99-00 CTR style but molded to fit the pre-facelift 96-98 EK front bumper. It is very very cheap and affordable. It's all over eBay.
  14. Michael Flare

    EK9 painted thin side moldings vs SiR unpainted side moldings

    I just bought a set of EDM EK hatchback thin side moldings (unpainted). I noticed that the moldings have a very wrinkly texture to it. My body shop just called me and warned me that this texture is not meant to be painted because the paint-able ones are supposed to be smooth. He said he will...
  15. Michael Flare

    Difference between 97-98 and 99-00 CTR badges.

    Hi! I was wondering what the exact difference is between the pre-facelift and facelift models. They both definitely have different part numbers.
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