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Hello everyone. Steve here from N. Cali.

Just purchased a '94 Del Sol V-tec. 108k on the clock... It's bone stock, and I'll probably keep it mostly stock as this will be my daily driver. I have a '91 300ZX Twin Turbo that is my baby.

The Del Sol is a fun little car to drive. I have a few questions tho...

I'm sure as in most forums, I'll get told to search for my answer's... but incase someone is bored and wants to answer, I'd appreciate it.

-Is there no interior trunk release?

-What size are the front and rear speakers?

-Is it just me, or are the instrument cluster lights pretty dim?

Also, can anyone recommend a few sites for parts? I've googled Del Sol Parts, and get the standard OvernightAutoParts and RockAuto sites...

Any other tips and/or information would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Guess I need to learn to press POST TOPIC only once! -sorry.

 

ok i can help first their is no inside trunk latch.second i ran into that problem wiht the lights on the panel when i first got my del sol. their is a little switch on the pannel you can turn it left and right to dim or light up the panel. hope it helps. and for parts try andysautosport. or osakajdm.their all good

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The '95 - '97 models have trunk releases. If you're lucky enough you can find one in a wrecking yard or scavenge one out of other Honda's.....a Civic from the same year should work but will have a slightly longer cable.

As for the dash lights they are quite dim. I just replaced all my bulbs with blue LED bulbs and they look sweet. I got 10 bulbs from a guy off of Ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...6076&rd=1,1

You will need 7 of they for the instrument panel. I even put one in the ashtray compartment. I'm probably gonna buy some other colors and swap em every so often.

As for parts sites it pretty much depends on what you're lookin for. I check Ebay a lot. But always do your homework before buying stuff. Most people here will give honest opinions about what's good and what's crap.

As far as the speakers go I'm pretty certain they are 6.5 front and rear. (6 1/2 or whatever)

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The '95 - '97 models have trunk releases. If you're lucky enough you can find one in a wrecking yard or scavenge one out of other Honda's.....a Civic from the same year should work but will have a slightly longer cable.

As for the dash lights they are quite dim. I just replaced all my bulbs with blue LED bulbs and they look sweet. I got 10 bulbs from a guy off of Ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...6076&rd=1,1

You will need 7 of they for the instrument panel. I even put one in the ashtray compartment. I'm probably gonna buy some other colors and swap em every so often.

As for parts sites it pretty much depends on what you're lookin for. I check Ebay a lot. But always do your homework before buying stuff. Most people here will give honest opinions about what's good and what's crap.

As far as the speakers go I'm pretty certain they are 6.5 front and rear. (6 1/2 or whatever)

he said it all right there. the speakers are 6.5" for the front and rear. can you post up some pics of the LED lights you installed, and maybe a how to or something, ive been looking to do that also. as for parts sites, i found it best when you know what parts you want, and search google like that, rather than just del sol. i think ive used hpautoworks, wheelmax.com, and maybe nopi.com. good luck with it

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I just replaced all my bulbs with blue LED bulbs and they look sweet. I got 10 bulbs from a guy off of Ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...6076&rd=1,1

You will need 7 of they for the instrument panel. I even put one in the ashtray compartment. I'm probably gonna buy some other colors and swap em every so often.

 

i wanna see pics of his using those bulbs, because the LED ones ive seen, the color wasn't very even throughout the cluster, some spots were brighter than others

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Ya....the color is a bit uneven but I'm going to try and move some of the bulbs around and see if it will smooth it out a bit. But all in all they look vastly better than the stock BLAH color. I'll take a few shots with my cell phone and see if I can get em on here. I tried with my digital camera but the flash keeps going off.

 

 

just re-edited with better pics......

 

 

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sorry i misread it. you dont happen to have pics of the cluster when you took it apart. could you tell if there was any way to add lights or something back there? if i do this i want it to have matching color all the way through

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I don't think there is a way to add more. But when I have time I am going to take the cluster out again and maybe try switching a few of the LED's around and see if they still have dim spots....and if so I'm going to try cleaning the inside out with Q-tips or something. Perhaps it just gets a little dirty inside there???

I grabbed a link off of the main Team Del Sol web site on how-to remove the cluster and it was quite easy. There are quite a few bulbs in the back but the seven you will need to replace are easy to spot....all mine had a dab of red/pinkish paint on the back.

Go to http://www.teamdelsol.com/

then click on information....then scroll down to "how to remove gauge cluster"

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