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02-15-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,093
Posted By knavekid

RSX interiors were only black (charcoal) or gray...

RSX interiors were only black (charcoal) or gray (titanium). You are correct in saying that they are impossible to find in tan. That being said, RSX steering wheels in gray or black aren't hard to...
11-06-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,002
Posted By knavekid

Very nice video and beautiful car. I bought my...

Very nice video and beautiful car. I bought my 2002 Type-S new but didn't do much aesthetically besides a paint job when the original paint went bad.

I notice that you said the engine is stock...
09-13-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By knavekid

That sounds like a great find!

That sounds like a great find!
08-24-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By knavekid

The best upgrade I ever did to my Type-S was to...

The best upgrade I ever did to my Type-S was to install a cold-air intake and the Hondata ECU reflash. Much more power through the mid-range RPMs and much more fun to drive. The reflash will...
08-21-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By knavekid

Download the factory service manual PDF for your...

Download the factory service manual PDF for your TSX. The wiring schematics will allow you to troubleshoot your issue and identify any fuses involved. Find it here:
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08-13-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By knavekid

The CD I purchased is the bottom item on this...

The CD I purchased is the bottom item on this page:
Bishko Automobile Liturature available for 2012, Acura, Shop Manual...
08-07-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By knavekid

I have that one for my daughter's 2009, but there...

I have that one for my daughter's 2009, but there were some minor changes for 2012 so I purchased the newer one for my 2014. I do agree that probably 95% is the same, but having the correct wiring...
08-06-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By knavekid

I bought the Bishko PDF version of the Helm...

I bought the Bishko PDF version of the Helm 2011-2012 service manual on CDROM. It cost about $60. This is the Acura factory service manual for this car. There is no better service manual.
08-04-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By knavekid

The immobilizer transponder chip should be...

The immobilizer transponder chip should be included with the key and will need to be programmed into your ECU. A good automotive locksmith and program it for you. The correct FOB electronics is...
07-26-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By knavekid

Exclamation Off-Road Excitement . . .

I started my road trip Friday morning driving north for a family gathering. My newly acquired RSX was running well as I drove north on I-75 through Georgia. Somewhere north of Macon (near mile 216 I...
07-09-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By knavekid

The S2000 would be amazing on the Dragon. Night...

The S2000 would be amazing on the Dragon. Night runs are incredible and when most of the fun happens!

Regarding my shell, I bought the car new and the spare tire well is like new. I caught the...
07-08-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By knavekid

Another Change in Direction . . .

And, another change in direction! When I bought my replacement RSX, I noticed that the hold-down bolt was missing from the compact spare tire. I had retrieved it from my RSX shell and intended to...
07-01-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By knavekid

I accomplished a few things this weekend. I...

I accomplished a few things this weekend. I loaded up a bunch of tools and headed to the storage facility where my RSX shell is kept. I started pulling things off that I believe I can use in the near...
06-27-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By knavekid

You can ask the seller if he will provide the...

You can ask the seller if he will provide the radio code with it since radio won't work without it. Maybe he will discount it if he doesn't know the code. Or you can simply swap your existing radio...
06-25-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By knavekid

I accomplished a few things yesterday evening...

I accomplished a few things yesterday evening once the sun was low enough that the heat was bearable. I still hadn't reinstalled the inside door panel since removing it to replace the outside door...
06-23-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By knavekid

Download the RSX factory service manual and you...

Download the RSX factory service manual and you can use the included wiring diagrams to troubleshoot your issue. The manual can be found here:

02-06 RSX Service Manual Special Edition - All...
06-23-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By knavekid

For everything regarding gen3 Integras, I...

For everything regarding gen3 Integras, I recommend you visit Team-Integra.net (http://www.team-integra.net). While is not as active as it once was, the members are knowledgeable and there is a lot...
06-18-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By knavekid

I finally found some time to work on the RSX....

I finally found some time to work on the RSX. Today's task was replacing the driver side outside door latch handle. It was broken when I bought this car and I thought some industrial 3M 2216 B/A...
06-08-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By knavekid

It looks like it is press-fit, similar to a wheel...

It looks like it is press-fit, similar to a wheel stud. You may be able to knock it out. I would recommend removing the muffler to work on it. Or pick up a used OEM muffler on Ebay for $100 shipped. ...
06-02-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By knavekid

I adjusted the valve clearance today. No issues...

I adjusted the valve clearance today. No issues as there are plenty of how-to instructions available. I did find the 10mm Jam Nut Valve Adjustment Tool indispensable. For having 238K miles on it, the...
06-01-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By knavekid

I used clear RTV with the original gaskets on my...

I used clear RTV with the original gaskets on my first RSX the first time it leaked and again with the new OEM gaskets. The sealant was a pain to clean off when replacing the gaskets. I didn't use...
06-01-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,282
Posted By knavekid

I've always stayed with the stock Type-S radio in...

I've always stayed with the stock Type-S radio in my car. That unit looks very capable. Does it link to your phone for internet and navigation? I like the engine gauge display. Does it use the...
06-01-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By knavekid

I was able to get the taillight gaskets replaced...

I was able to get the taillight gaskets replaced today. I removed the rear bumper and then the taillights and the gaskets looked to be original and were in sorry shape. The original gaskets had...
05-29-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By knavekid

I love the BOM color and would have bought in...

I love the BOM color and would have bought in that color had it been available in 2002. I was able to get the shift cable repair completed and verified that the taillights are, in fact, leaking...
05-28-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,046
Posted By knavekid

RSX Shifter Bushing Repair DIY Instructions

If your cable shifter has a lot of play fore and aft, its bushing has deteriorated and there is no part from Honda to repair it unless you want to replace the shift cables. This DIY repair replaces...
05-26-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By knavekid

I found some things that need addressing and...

I found some things that need addressing and ordered parts to:

Fix the leaking taillights. This common problem had been fixed by drilling two holes in the spare tire well! I ordered aftermarket...
05-18-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,471
Posted By knavekid

Update!

I have been tracking salvage RSX Type-S sales on Copart and IAAI to figure out what a wreck to be used as a parts car would cost me. I found that very few show up in Florida and the bid prices for a...
05-18-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By knavekid

It sounds to me like a fuel issue since it is...

It sounds to me like a fuel issue since it is behaving like you are running out of gas. Anything else would likely generate a CEL code. It might be your fuel pump.
03-22-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By knavekid

Carfax Value gives a retail value of $12,810, so...

Carfax Value gives a retail value of $12,810, so I would say that price is a good deal.

Carfax Value (http://carfax.com/value)
Replies: 2
Support Question: Incorrect banner?
Views: 331
Posted By knavekid

Question Incorrect banner?

I checked my calendar and it isn't April 1st yet. So, why does the Acurazine banner say, "FORD TRUCK ENTHUSIASTS", with silhouettes of Acuras in the background?
...
03-07-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,052
Posted By knavekid

This should help you. ...

This should help you.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/907x513/ect_location_1a5c63e653bf54615374f03179ad260033f6ff86.jpg

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03-04-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,381
Posted By knavekid

It could also be the clutch pedal stopper. This...

It could also be the clutch pedal stopper. This small part closes the switch when the clutch pedal is pushed in all the way. It deteriorates over time and you might find some small pieces of it on...
03-03-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,180
Posted By knavekid

My RSX Type-S had the "third gear wall" where it...

My RSX Type-S had the "third gear wall" where it just won't shift into third occasionally where it feels like it hits a hard stop. When it would do this, I could shift into another gear and then try...
02-24-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By knavekid

Factory replacement, 18030-S6M-A50, can be...

Factory replacement, 18030-S6M-A50, can be purchased online from Acura OEM part dealers for about $230 plus shipping. Used ones are $150 shipped on Ebay. There are also some new aftermarket...
02-20-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By knavekid

A good sanity check is Carfax Value...

A good sanity check is Carfax Value (http://www.carfax.com/value). Simply enter the VIN and it will provide a value based on the vehicle history. You can go into the options to set the actual mileage...
11-02-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,663
Posted By knavekid

I don't see anything in the service manual...

I don't see anything in the service manual besides the two bolts holding it in. If the drive belt has not been removed, I suspect that the tension might prevent its removal. See the 2009 manual page...
10-05-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By knavekid

That seems like a reasonable price. I paid $9600...

That seems like a reasonable price. I paid $9600 one year ago for a 2009 base TSX with 96K miles for my daughter. I bought it from the original owner and it included maintenance records. I really...
08-26-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,380
Posted By knavekid

This is the cheapest that I could find in 10...

This is the cheapest that I could find in 10 minutes of searching. It has the Honda logo I presume, masked in the photos. You would have to modify it to change to an Acura A logo.

SPIRIOR FACEL...
08-10-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,906
Posted By knavekid

As far as I can tell from the diagrams, the key...

As far as I can tell from the diagrams, the key cylinder directly locks or unlocks the door and also activates a switch which controls the other lock actuators. The door lock actuator is attached to...
08-10-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,906
Posted By knavekid

The slim jim could have damaged the lock actuator...

The slim jim could have damaged the lock actuator linkage. The window wiring shouldn't be in that area, so is likely a separate issue.
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