What have you done to your P5 today?

Breeegz

Looking for John Connor
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2003 Protege 5 -- 2016 Ford Expedition
Having my cat gutted by my mechanic, because I do not have $215 to pay for a new cat plus labor. And who knows, maybe I'll like it how it sounds + the added performance of a gutted cat.
Probably not much HP, but it might help your throttle response by letting it breath better. More responsive throttle = more fun to drive.
 
Done a lot today for Nezuko:

-Used Injen cold air intake came it. I bought a K&N conical filter replacement and installed seamlessly. I was thinking about the coolant reservoir relocation as my used intake didn't came with the relocation bracket. I do not like hacking into original parts but I just cut the factory intake bracket. Turned out well and the relocated reservoir is secured properly.

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-Installed Lamin-X yellow fog covers. I really like the look; the front pops more:
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-Installed Crux bluetooth interface. Sound is much more louder and cleaner compared to bluetooth via radio frequency. Also installed the intermittent wiper upgrade off a 2005 Mazda6. Works as advertised.
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no codes thus far. Unclipped the connector to switch, threw a 15A fuse in its place, put car in neutral, starts right up. Drives perfect, idles as it did before, zero difference except I can just lean into car and turn key without having to put a foot on the clutch. From what I can gather with the switch behind the clutch pedal, it is just a momentary SPST switch which just needs to have clutch pedal pushed in to complete the circuit in order to start the car.

And just for funsies i ran the torque app with my obd2 adapter and no pending

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@reut1 Hey, my switch is going bad (It was already repaired by an electrician, but it has problems again). I was wondering if you haven't had any problems so far with the fuse..?
 
*need to do a better job taking photos *

Finally installed a missing side skirt on the driver side.

Worked on getting some dents pulled on the driver side using suction cups and boiling water. It works but couldn't get all the dents out.

In the process of dent removal I must have knocked something loose inside the door and now there's a strange metal rattling sound. Will need to take the door trim apart to investigate.

one of the headlight bulb went out- went to a local automotive store without doing my research and blindly trusted the associate's recommendation. Turns out it's the wrong bulb. Back to the store I go.
 

RPRP5

2002 Mazda Protege5
Took it for a spin around the beach! The trans might be on it's way out, so I decided that I wanted some beach pics before I part with it.
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pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
one of the headlight bulb went out- went to a local automotive store without doing my research and blindly trusted the associate's recommendation. Turns out it's the wrong bulb. Back to the store I go.
The low beam bulbs have a plastic bulb socket on them.

You may have the right bulb.


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pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
Good looking out though because I had no idea what that socket was when I first pulled it out!!

When I changed my first bulb, I did it in the parking lot of the auto parts store and threw the old bulb and socket in the garbage can.
I had to dig it out of the garbage after I tried to install the new bulb.
I thought the socket was part of the bulb.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
Yea. the one they sold me was just a tad too big to fit into the socket. Went it and got the right part.

You probably had a bulb for the sedan.
My parts car had the wrong bulb installed and it wasn't locked in place. It was too big like you said, and wouldn't clip in.
It plugs right into the electrical connector if you don't use the adapter.

I don't know if it's the high or low beam that illuminates if you plug in the sedan bulb?
 
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03 p5, 92 miata
@reut1 Hey, my switch is going bad (It was already repaired by an electrician, but it has problems again). I was wondering if you haven't had any problems so far with the fuse..?
no issues so far! I havent driven the car in a few weeks but up til that point still no issues with using a fuse in place of the clutch safety switch. As long as your connector is good, putting the fuse in there should be fine.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
no codes thus far. Unclipped the connector to switch, threw a 15A fuse in its place, put car in neutral, starts right up. Drives perfect, idles as it did before, zero difference except I can just lean into car and turn key without having to put a foot on the clutch. From what I can gather with the switch behind the clutch pedal, it is just a momentary SPST switch which just needs to have clutch pedal pushed in to complete the circuit in order to start the car.

And just for funsies i ran the torque app with my obd2 adapter and no pending

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Yes,
I found out after my post that there are two switches on the clutch pedal.

The one for the starter interlock switch is just a simple switch that can be bypassed with a fuse.

The second switch is to "talk" to the ECU and cruise control unit.
If that switch goes bad, you will have to replace it or your car will throw codes.
 
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03 p5, 92 miata
Yes,
I found out after my post that there are two switches on the clutch pedal.

The one for the starter interlock switch is just a simple switch that can be bypassed with a fuse.

The second switch is to "talk" to the ECU and cruise control unit.
If that switch goes bad, you will have to replace it or your car will throw codes.
Yup. That switch on back side of clutch pedal is the one I am referring to. The one up in front I left alone. My cruise control doesnt work anymore, but there are no codes and I don’t care.
 
no issues so far! I havent driven the car in a few weeks but up til that point still no issues with using a fuse in place of the clutch safety switch. As long as your connector is good, putting the fuse in there should be fine.
Thanks for your response, as I wasn't able to find a new switch I think I'll go with the fuse instead.
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
was nice over winter to not need to get into car to start it, so i could let it warm up while clearing snow off

I'd be afraid to do it because I know I'd forget to put it in neutral before starting it and my car would run me over then drive into the side of my house. Lol
 
I'd be afraid to do it because I know I'd forget to put it in neutral before starting it and my car would run me over then drive into the side of my house. Lol
I always check if it's in neutral, like two or three times before starting. However, I've made the mistake a couple of times as I'm an inexperienced driver, lucky nothing bad has happened

Edit: I forget to say, that actually after my previous response a familiar found a new switch and I should be able to install it today or tomorrow and see how it goes
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
I remember going to test drive a car about 35 years ago.

I forgot to push the clutch in before starting it.

It jumped the curb and luckily stalled on the sidewalk in front of me.

I didn't buy the car.
Somebody damaged it. Lol
 
:ROFLMAO: I think with manual this is one of the main concerns when learning to drive.

My shifter was 'loose' and did a lot of noise when going above 50 Km/h. As the car needed some brake work, a cousin recommended me to change these green pieces
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(idk how it's called in english; image for reference) and now the shifter feels awesome but is weird at the same time when I check if the car is in neutral
 

pcb

The Diagram Dude
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2002 MP5
No s*** !!!

My shifter is so sloppy that it wobbles as much in neutral as it does in gear.

I might check my shifter 3 times before starting it but it's still in gear.

Those bushings are a great idea, and they're cheap.

I made my own bushings but they didn't last.

I didn't want to spend $50 for those bronze, oil impregnated bushings.