Archive for the ‘Automotive’ Category

Roof Rail / Rack / Cross Bar and Accessories

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

2016-07-03 Updated

2010-06-25 Initial Post

This is an interesting area that I looked into last year when I got a bike rack for my 2009 Subaru Tribeca. The term “roof rack” basically refers to the basic rail and cross bar system on a vehicle’s roof. In most cases, you need the rails and cross bars in place before you can install accessories such as a bike or ski carrier (these are generally referred to as “bike rack” and “ski rack,” respectively). (more…)

2011 Acura TSX Door / Window Visor Installation

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

2014-08-23 Updated

2011-11-12 Initial post

I posted some pics which should help others who want to install the factory OEM 2011 Acura TSX window visors (part number 08R04-TL2-200). You can get the install instructions from here. Since the TSX didn't change much from 2009 - 2014 (final model year for TSX), the install should be the same for those model years. (more…)

Acura TSX Aftermarket Deck Lid / Lip Spoiler Self-Install

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

2012-12-26 Initial Post

Back in October 2012 I installed the spoiler and one weekend later I removed it. (more…)

2011 Acura TSX – Replacing Stock Light Bulbs with LED Bulbs

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

2011-11-13 Updated

2011-10-02 Initial Post

I just got a 2011 Acura TSX the other week and couldn't wait to replace some of the stock light bulbs with bright, white LEDs. I got the daytime running light kit (LED_SKU45_R2 - Xenon White 9005 HB3 LED Daytime Running Light Bulbs + DRL Decoder Kit For Acura TL TSX RDX MDX ZDX Honda Accord Civic Odyssey Pilot CR-Z) and interior + license plate kit (PKG_ACURA_SMD_16 - iJDMTOY 7 Lights Wide Angle Shine Deluxe SMD LED Interior/Complete Package for 2009 and up Acura TSX) from iJDM Toy. You can also check Amazon for similar kits or just a specific bulb.

I haven't seen any TSXes (of any model year) in my area that have the LED DRLs. I check out every TSX on the road, and it'd be pretty obvious if they had these. So I'm probably one of the first in this area.