DIY JDM sidemarkers complete installation guide with pics - Club RSX Message Board
Go Back   Club RSX Message Board > GENERAL > The DIY Garage
Use the same user name on Club RSX, Club EP3, and Club ILX!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-21-2005, 08:57 PM   #1
Gatekeeper
Master Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 1,051
iTrader: (5)
Gatekeeper is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
DIY JDM sidemarkers complete installation guide with pics

First off, I would like to thank KevinG for helping out with this install. The time that it took us for this install was roughly around 5 hours, simply because we took our time and did everything the right way.
The tools/supplies that you will need are:
-Flathead screwdriver
-Phillips screwdriver
-Masking tape
-xacto knife/razor
-String
-Sidemarker template
-Dremel with numerous cutting wheels and grinding attachment
-Touch up primer
-Touch up paint
-12' of wire
-wire taps (8)
-wire cutters
-wire strippers
-tie straps (6)

First step is to jack up the car and remove the wheel. Next take off the Phillips head screws and plastic clips holding the fender liner in place.


Next step is to apply masking tape in the area you will be cutting the hole and then pull a string on the curved part of the body from the door across to the front fender. Then put the correct side template over the sting and attach with tape.



After everything is lined up with the body line and fender line, trace the opening with a pencil and it should look like this:
__________________
2003 Acura RSX Type S

F.S. rear back seat, leather, in black
Gatekeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-21-2005, 08:58 PM   #2
Gatekeeper
Master Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 1,051
iTrader: (5)
Gatekeeper is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
Now that everything is marked, the scary part is coming up, cutting into your fender. You will need the dremel and cutting wheels for this. No drill is required, just start out by cutting a square hole and then making numerous relief cuts to get the desired lengths for the notches and curves.



Now that everything is cut out, test fit the sidemarker to make sure the opening is correct and then start applying the primer (2 coats) and then touch up paint (2 coats)


It should look like this when done
__________________
2003 Acura RSX Type S

F.S. rear back seat, leather, in black
Gatekeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2005, 09:03 PM   #3
Gatekeeper
Master Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 1,051
iTrader: (5)
Gatekeeper is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
Now that the holes are cut out and ready for the sidemarkers, its time to start with the wiring. Cut off the connector that comes on the sidemarker wiring and attach a 3' piece of wire to each wire using wire taps. Once this is done you can start running the wires in the car body. You will see another hole up in the body and this is where you start running the wires, then find the hole in the pic and pull the wires down through there.


Once you put the grommet into the body, it should look like this.


Now use the tie straps the attach the wires to the hood release cable or another wire and route the wires into the engine and tap them into the turn signal wiring


Test out that the blinkers work with the sidemarker lights before you put everything back together on the car.
__________________
2003 Acura RSX Type S

F.S. rear back seat, leather, in black
Gatekeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2005, 09:05 PM   #4
AkumaMax
Team-Integra.net
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Forest Park, IL
Posts: 984
iTrader: (0)
AkumaMax is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
Nice writeup!
__________________
Mess With The Max, Get Scrapped Like The Rest!
www.Team-Integra.net (All Integra All The Time)

http://img38.exs.cx/img38/5763/akumamaxavatar0ji.jpg
AkumaMax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2005, 09:09 PM   #5
STLuNaTiC_v34
Master Member
 
STLuNaTiC_v34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: MD
Posts: 5,537
iTrader: (19)
STLuNaTiC_v34 is on a distinguished road
Awesome! +rep
__________________
ABP Crew Member #34
2004 ABP Acura RSX Type-S
2004 Black SMT MR2 Spyder
http://stlunatic.myminicity.com/
STLuNaTiC_v34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2005, 09:10 PM   #6
1TZ JENN
Truth doesnt make a noise
 
1TZ JENN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 3,029
iTrader: (0)
1TZ JENN is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
awwww. i know your happy
__________________


Do you honestly believe that I donít have a plan B? And if that fails a plan C and a plan D. You know how the alphabet works donít you?
1TZ JENN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2005, 09:18 PM   #7
KevinG
O.G. '02 RSX-S
 
KevinG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Circuit de la Sarth
Posts: 5,637
iTrader: (5)
KevinG is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
One more pic.

Car all put together with finished product
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	install17.jpg
Views:	34599
Size:	148.6 KB
ID:	192438  
__________________
motorcycle crew # Infinity

2002 Acura RSX-S
1969 Corvette Stingray
KevinG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 01:37 AM   #8
travanx
Master Member
 
travanx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: SocalRSX
Posts: 3,813
iTrader: (12)
travanx is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
which wheels did you use to cut out the fender? i want to do this mod on tuesday. nice writeup btw.
__________________
'95 Porsche Carrera 911
Recaro Speed Seat, Wedge Engineering Bracket
18" Work Brombacher in Dark Gold/Polished Lip
KW V3 Coilovers
Stage1 Exhaust Mod with Pretty Tips
travanx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 01:51 AM   #9
asainjnco
.wow.
 
asainjnco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 726
iTrader: (1)
asainjnco is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
Good job, wouldn't do that myself. I would be too scared! lol +rep
__________________
[center]
--05 Black CBR600RR--
asainjnco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 02:07 AM   #10
StcPremium
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 22
iTrader: (0)
StcPremium is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
holy shit im scared to do that myself too man if i could rep you i would for having enough balls to cut into your fenders
StcPremium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 11:12 AM   #11
KevinG
O.G. '02 RSX-S
 
KevinG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Circuit de la Sarth
Posts: 5,637
iTrader: (5)
KevinG is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
Quote:
Originally Posted by travanx
which wheels did you use to cut out the fender? i want to do this mod on tuesday. nice writeup btw.
The fiberglass cutting wheels that come in the tube of ~50. You will go through about 10 since they wear down pretty quick.
__________________
motorcycle crew # Infinity

2002 Acura RSX-S
1969 Corvette Stingray
KevinG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 11:41 AM   #12
bluej511
Name's Vic
 
bluej511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Nice,France
Posts: 14,525
iTrader: (6)
bluej511 is a hardcore rep whore
bluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whorebluej511 is a hardcore rep whore
kevin where the hell is there a pic of u helping out lol nice DIY
__________________
Armenian crsx crew member #6
02' RSX-S 179k mi, 14.5 @97. Sold after 12years.
13' Trek Madone 5.2. 2012 Swift Sport

bluej511 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 01:14 PM   #13
dbradfordii
Respectable buyer.
 
dbradfordii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Clinton MD
Posts: 1,169
iTrader: (3)
dbradfordii is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
Hey when is the next time yall meeting up?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCconcepts
quoted for truth
Quote:
Originally Posted by It's Turtle
should i put down my mouse first or my dick?
Quote:
Sell me a cwest n-2 front bumper for a good price somebody.
dbradfordii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 01:16 PM   #14
dbradfordii
Respectable buyer.
 
dbradfordii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Clinton MD
Posts: 1,169
iTrader: (3)
dbradfordii is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
oh yeah who is going to Nopi nationals in atlanta ga? Me and my team are going next month and we are gonna roll with the super street tour. it would be tight to have some more rsx from this area to roll wit us.
hit me up
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCconcepts
quoted for truth
Quote:
Originally Posted by It's Turtle
should i put down my mouse first or my dick?
Quote:
Sell me a cwest n-2 front bumper for a good price somebody.
dbradfordii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 03:10 PM   #15
CharmaneStar
Hello
 
CharmaneStar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: CA
Posts: 1,595
iTrader: (0)
CharmaneStar is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
FIrst off, NICE write up. This is quality information and pictures. Question(s) though:

1)When u turn the first click on lights, does it light up side marks + wedge bulbs?
2)WHen u turn on headlights, do the sidemarkers stay lit? Or does it only light up when u hit your turn signals?


Tera P
CharmaneStar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 03:26 PM   #16
Gary Waller
Now rollin' 6MT GDurtay5
 
Gary Waller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Dallas TX, Vancouver WA
Posts: 33,918
iTrader: (13)
Gary Waller is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
not bad.

i have them on mine too
__________________
Back to a G. lol

Sunglasses F/S:
http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=605794
iPod Shuffle F/S:
http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=606746
Gary Waller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 03:26 PM   #17
soccerman002
Fix it 'til it's broken
 
soccerman002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 12,041
iTrader: (7)
soccerman002 is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinG
The fiberglass cutting wheels that come in the tube of ~50. You will go through about 10 since they wear down pretty quick.
Get the heavier duty ones, sold in packs of 6 I believe. They last A LOT longer than the lower-grade wheels.
__________________
SOLD: 2002 ABP Acura RSX Type-S - 244.5whp, 180wtq

NEW PROJECT: 1999 Mustang SVT Cobra - 4.6L DOHC V8 - 320hp, 317tq

DAILY: 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Big Horn - 4.7L Magnum V8 w/Flex Fuel - 310hp, 330tq
soccerman002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2005, 03:33 PM   #18
KevinG
O.G. '02 RSX-S
 
KevinG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Circuit de la Sarth
Posts: 5,637
iTrader: (5)
KevinG is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
Quote:
Originally Posted by the RealTera P
FIrst off, NICE write up. This is quality information and pictures. Question(s) though:

1)When u turn the first click on lights, does it light up side marks + wedge bulbs?
2)WHen u turn on headlights, do the sidemarkers stay lit? Or does it only light up when u hit your turn signals?


Tera P
1.) Yes, when you first click on the turn signals, they come on with each blink thats in the headlight.

2.) No, the sidemarkers do not stay on. I did not get around to testing the wiring, but my guess is if you want that, you would put the negative wire to the parking lights and positive to the turn signals? I connected them to the turn signal wiring only.
__________________
motorcycle crew # Infinity

2002 Acura RSX-S
1969 Corvette Stingray
KevinG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2005, 07:06 AM   #19
dlim4381
임다니엘
 
dlim4381's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posts: 1,674
iTrader: (0)
dlim4381 is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
Nice write up.
__________________
2003 Satin Silver RSX-Type S
AEM V2 Intake | DC sports 4-1 Stainless Steel Header | Greddy Evo2 Catback Exhaust | Revo Short Shifter | Type-R JDM Shift Knob | StopTech Slotted Rotors | Type-R Spoiler | Rear JDM Sway Bar | Hondata IMG | Neuspeed X-Brace | Neuspeed Front & Rear Strut Bars | Mugen SS | 225/45WR-17 on Tenzo RS-5 17x7" Gun Metal Rims | Clear Bra & Tint | Pioneer AVIC-N4 w/CDX| MTX Audio Thunder & Eclipse Amps | 2 JL 10' Subs |
dlim4381 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2005, 11:21 AM   #20
captainobvious
Headwinds...giggity....
 
captainobvious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Elon, NC
Posts: 1,939
iTrader: (2)
captainobvious is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
nice writeup, looks good!
__________________
2003 SSM Acura RSX Type-S
Nikon D300 Shooter
captainobvious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2005, 04:20 PM   #21
gdubb05
blackrsx-s
 
gdubb05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Greensboro/ATL
Posts: 302
iTrader: (0)
gdubb05 is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
you make it look so easy, +rep
__________________
Engine: injen cai, hondata img, Esmm
Suspension/Brakes: Megan coilovers, Ingall camber kit F/R, EBC Green stuff pads
Interior: Sparco shift knob and pedals
Exterior: DIY redouts, debadged rear, headlights, and calipers
Coming soon: tint and jdm window visors
gdubb05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2005, 04:25 PM   #22
arizonarsx
cha cha cha
 
arizonarsx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Phx
Posts: 42,720
iTrader: (7)
arizonarsx is cool, not as cool as some thougharizonarsx is cool, not as cool as some thougharizonarsx is cool, not as cool as some thougharizonarsx is cool, not as cool as some thougharizonarsx is cool, not as cool as some thougharizonarsx is cool, not as cool as some thougharizonarsx is cool, not as cool as some thougharizonarsx is cool, not as cool as some thougharizonarsx is cool, not as cool as some thougharizonarsx is cool, not as cool as some thougharizonarsx is cool, not as cool as some thougharizonarsx is cool, not as cool as some though
yeah cutting into the car is the scariest part,... thats where u gotta take your time
__________________
Quote of the month:
Quote:
Originally Posted by rest View Post
I've always wanted to go to NOLA, but it's expensive. So I just flooded my bathroom and emptied the trash all over the floor, then invited some homeless people to come in and yell profanities at me.
arizonarsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2005, 04:59 PM   #23
metronDC5
Hide & Seek
 
metronDC5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Northern Cali
Posts: 7,117
iTrader: (11)
metronDC5 is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
+ rep for success
metronDC5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2005, 06:56 PM   #24
n7plus1
Four Rings
 
n7plus1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: York, PA / CocoaBeach, FL
Posts: 5,094
iTrader: (25)
n7plus1 is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
reps sent, great job!
__________________
2003 A4 1.8TQM
TRUTH IN ENGINEERING

Quote:
[08:24] n7plus1: man, i think i may need some tighter pants for tonight
[08:24] smcdowell1977: HAHA
n7plus1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2005, 08:00 PM   #25
i2ejuv3nator
Nikon D70s
 
i2ejuv3nator's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Long Beach
Posts: 801
iTrader: (0)
i2ejuv3nator is an unknown quantity on c-rsx
Niiice write up man! Major guts cutting into that fender of yours.
__________________
2006 Aspen White STi

Nikon D70s | Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D | Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G | Nikon SB-800 AF Speedlight
i2ejuv3nator is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
complete, diy, guide, installation, jdm, pics, sidemarkers

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 AM.


Privacy Policy  |  Disclaimer Notice
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2012, Club RSX, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.
This website is owned and operated by Club RSX, Inc.
Club RSX, Club EP3, and Club ILX are not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc.