wow.. people actually delete sunroofs? :-o what a waste of time/energy/money unless it had to be done for some reason!
So I just spent the afternoon going through a bit of a checklist and getting things out of the intrepid, although I did spend some time with the M.
- All fluids looked good, but replaced all regardless. Fresh oil and coolant, power steering and brake fluid. Bled the brakes. Put in a new thermostat, burped the coolant system as best as I could and made sure its full. New oil filter. Cleaned and reinstalled the old air filter, it'll last until the FIPK arrives.
- Pulled that basic deck out and added my JVC with BT/USB/AUX, and used the mounting bracket for the deck from the intrepid which seals up a bit better than whatever it was that was in there before. Added the cubby pocket below the deck. Ran the hands-free mic to just beside the steering wheel & traction control... hope that's quiet enough for it. Took a can of compressed air and gave the interior a good dusting of all the cracks and crevices.. ATC is a lot quieter now - amazing how much dust builds up in there. I swear a small hamster popped out. Whoever had this stuff out previously out did a poor job putting it back together.. missing screws, fake carbon fiber panel sitting on top of the stereo bezel, the bottom panel below the steering wheel not snapped into place.. the stereo harness actually had some sort of jelly or lube all over it, which is pretty odd.
-No TMPS magnet by the spare (I'll probably just ignore this feature to be honest.. it's nice but not ~$250 nice).. Looks like I do have 4 installed sensors though. I also don't like to be harassed by the EVIC warning though :P
- I'll have to look into a phase converter. No real progress made on the dash lights yet - they seem to have a 50/50 chance of working.. can't really trend it, seems completely random. Sure is a nice strong glow when they do come on. I do know I only want to pull and replace the dash once, so I may wait a bit and see what other things I might do while it's out. Could I buy this and run it with the rear USB from my deck?
Proper photoshoot still coming,... going to get some nice shots downtown