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Old 03-07-2015, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1995 Civic VX Build

I bought this car in July 2014 for $1800, it had been well maintained, other than the body. It had 218k miles on it.

What I have done to the car:
New Dash Bezel
Paint and Body work
Paint is BMW Dark Graphite Metallic Single Stage Enamal $80 at Finishmaster
Clarion Bluetooth Stereo

Current Mods:
Warm Air Intake
MP Guino (not installed, having a hard time finding a box for it)
Sumitomo LRR tires
Shaved front license plate mount
Shaved emblems
Magnaflow Exhaust (ANYBODY WANT TO TRADE FOR A STOCK VX EXHAUST???)
Aftermarket Headlights
Aftermarket Taillights (not pictured)

I'll update this thread as I do more mods.

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Notice part of the dash bezel is missing on the right hand side, I did not know I needed to disassemble the ENTIRE interior to change this, but it was fun!

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The paint turned out a lot darker than I thought it would. It looks black from more than 10 feet away, I wanted dark gray, so I may repaint it this summer.

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Old 03-07-2015, 03:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Look at the 92 Ford crown Vic "Dark Titanium". It is a medium dark grey. It may be a metallic. That's a nice looking Honda!
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I installed the MPGUINO today! Here is how I did it:

HOW TO INSTALL AN MPGUINO INTO A HONDA CIVIC 1992 1993 1994 1995

There are four terminations you need to make for your MPGuino:

Injector
VSS
12v (constant)
Ground

1. For the INJECTOR AND VSS: Uncover the ECU which is under the carpet by the passenger door under the dash. To do that loosen the the plastic trim on the bottom of the door and you will be able to pull the carpet back easily.

2. There is 1 nut and 3 bolts that hold the ECU in. Use a 10mm socket and remove all of them. Carefully flip the ECU upside down so the connections are facing you. There are 3 connections, left to right A, B, and D (I know, goofy)



3. INJECTOR: Connector A Pin 1 is the INJECTOR labeled INJ or your MPGuino. I used disconnect terminals so ensure a proper connection. With the right tools these are easy to install. The red I used for the smaller gauge wire coming from the ECU, and the blue I crimped in the wire going to my MPGuino along with the other cut end of the Injector wire



4. VSS: Connector B (the middle connector) Pin 10 is your VSS, same instructions as step 3







5. I ran the wires under the dash up to my steering column.

FOR THE 12V (CONSTANT)

6. 12V(constant): Move over to the drivers side and locate the fuse panel. Honda has done a marvelous thing and given us EXTRA "outlets" for our accesories. Below is a screen shot of a diagram I found for how these outlets are wired. The two on the left are constant 12v. The second one in is inline with fuse 17, that is what I used. You can use a female disconnect terminal for this connection. I put a 5 amp fuse in 17.





7. GROUND: There are several bolts for frame members under the steering column. If you got this far, I don't think I need to show you those. Take off a nut or bolt and put a ring terminal on it and bolt it back up.

8. I ran my wires under the dash up to the steering column. I drilled a hole in the top steering column cover and attached my MPGUINO enclosure, with two small/short self-tapping screws.

9. Here is the finished product. This was my first install of an MPGUINO, and I'm VERY happy with it. Please pass this along to your friends. I am also editing a video of the same install for Youtube, that I will post soon.

Enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions! FYI, I used the wiki-settings for my VX when I set up the MPGUINO.

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Great build! Great DIY post for the Guino also. Man, wish this post was around about 6 months ago when I was installing mine! I especially found the fuse box diagram helpful in your post.

I'll be following along. Keep it up!
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Great build! Great DIY post for the Guino also. Man, wish this post was around about 6 months ago when I was installing mine! I especially found the fuse box diagram helpful in your post.

I'll be following along. Keep it up!
Thanks OGVX! That means a lot coming from you, I've been checking out your car for months. I actually found this information on a website for installing an alarm. It should be helpful for any other accessories you want to add, as well. I'll post a link tomorrow.
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Installed New Tails and got a personalized plate. I've never had one before, but now with the MPGuino fitympg might be a big fat lie.


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Temporary install of a convex mirror. I wanted to try it out before I took the plunge of deleting my stock mirrors, so I bought an adjustable mounting bracket for mounting a radar detector from Best Buy for $8.



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Warm Air Intake installed. I think I will try to shorten the pipe soon, and see if I can improve the warmth a little more.

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Put some 20% tint on it. That's got to improve the MPG's a smidge doesn't it?

Tomorrow's project will be to paint the strip under the windows with bed liner.


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