Hot Car Mods How-Tos

How To: Install a trailer wiring harness with no tow package

This video shows how to install a vehicle wiring harness, so that you can tow a trailer, on a vehicle that does not have a factory tow package. Most vehicles will have custom T-one connectors available which will simply plug into the vehicles wiring. If your vehicle does not have a custom fit wiring harness available you can hardwire the connection. Despite its name, hardwiring is not that hard, and this video will demonstrate how it is done on a 2006 Ford E-350 that does not have a tow package.

How To: Make a DIY Cold Air Intake

Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for a cold air intake, make your own version for your car. Cold air intakes can free up about 4 horsepower to the wheels, increase fuel economy, increase torque and make your engine sound better. All you need is a mass airflow sensor adapter, some metal pipe, couplers, and some clamps to hold it all together.

How To: Hack Your Car's Cassette Deck into a Wireless Bluetooth Music Player

Still have an old tape deck installed in your car? This nifty hack lets you upgrade to the digital age without sacrificing your love for cassettes. There's nothing wrong with some low-fidelity tunes in your car every now and then, but if you want to listen to the tunes on your iPod or smartphone too, it's a lot easier (and cheaper) than buying a new in-dash player that supports line-in connections. Just add some wireless capabilities to you tape deck! All you need is a cheap cassette adapter,...

How To: Apply POR 15 for Rust

The Problem If you are working on a car restoration project, then you are going to faced with rust damage. This problem can’t be overlooked, as the entire project depends on repairing and eliminating rust. This would be like laying down new carpet to a house that was flooded, without cleaning the mess and making necessary repairs before laying the carpet down. The problem will still be there and the new carpet will be ruined.

How To: Setup your bluetooth in your 2010 Ford Fusion

One of the great features in cars nowadays, is the ability ti connect it with your cell phone. With states accepting laws about driving and cell phone use, this feature can be a much needed addition to your vehicle. In this quick and easy tutorial, you'll find out how to setup your bluetooth phone with a 2010 Ford Fusion. Enjoy!

How To: Fix Plastic Car Bumpers

If you are wanting to learn how to perform small repairs to your car, then plastic repair is something you need to learn how to do. Cars are using more plastic now than ever before. With car required to increase fuel mileage, I don't see the use of plastic going away.

How To: Set up hands-free calling in a 2010 Lincoln MKZ

In most states, it's illegal to drive while talking on your mobile phone, but that is easily remedied with hands-free calling. If your cell phone comes equipped with Bluetooth, you can sync it right to your 2010 Lincoln MKZ using Ford SYNC. This video shows you the steps to connecting your phone up in your vehicle. Now you'll have more hands for coffee and cigarettes and donuts.

How To: Pair your phone using bluetooth in 2010 Nissan Altima

With more and more states implementing laws that prevent drivers from driving and talking at the same time, car companies are taking notice. That's why with so many of the cars nowadays, are coming equipped with the ability to connect with a phone via bluetooth. It's a great way to speak on the phone and drive safely at the same time. So check out how to connect your bluetooth phone with a 2010 Nissan Altima. Enjoy!

How To: Use Plasti Dip Coat to Black Out Car Emblems

Plasti Dip coating is a rubber like coating that can be dipped or sprayed on. I first remember the coating available as a dip years ago. It was first introduced as a coating used to dip tool handles in to provide a grip. However, since then, the coating has became available in a spray can. It has also became popular on car parts, such as wheels, emblems, and even entire cars.

How To: Install a cold air intake (CAI) for a 96-04 Mustang

In this tutorial, we learn how to install a cold air intake for a 96-04 Mustang. First, you will need to lift up the hood and locate/disconnect all wiring harnesses. Then remove the bolt around the air filter housing and set aside. Separate the intake and the housing, then pull out the air filter housing. Reinstall rubber grommets that may have come out, then disconnect all hoses from the engine. Put the intake and the pieces together, then you will start to place it back into the car the way...

How To: Install a Grounding Kit on Your Vehicle

Reduce the risk of blown fuses, blown sensors, shorted wires, and even possibly increase shift times on an automatic and possibly increase horsepower with a grounding kit! All you need is some wire, terminal ends and electrical tape or heat shrink. To make this work, all you have to do is run ground wires from essential components to a good ground area, such as the strut tower.

How To: Convert a VW Beetle from a 6 volt to a 12

If you own a VW Beetle Bug, listen and watch. In this tutorial, you'll find out about everything you need to know about the car's voltage. Whether certain myths are true and how to convert a Beetle that has only 6 volts, into one that has 12. So pay attention, take notes, and good luck. Oh and be careful when dealing with voltage. Enjoy!

How To: Make a mold for a carbon fiber part

The website carbonmods.com shows up how to make mold for carbon fiber parts. Find a place you would want to put the boards to proceed with the action. Then take the shaping clay and put all around the edges. Cut off all the excess clay to become smooth and lay it out. The next step is waxing. Wax the board about five times, resting five minutes within each wax. apply the blue fluid to clean off buildup. It takes about 20 minutes to dry. To get the surface dry, mix gel and hardener in the same...

How To: Pair your phone in a 2010 Toyota head unit

It is dangerous to talk on the phone while driving - not to mention it carries a hefty ticket fine in most states. In this tutorial, learn how to connect your Bluetooth phone to a 2010 Toyota head unit for both safer calling and streaming music. This is actually quite easy and you can hook up four phones at once if need be. Enjoy this easy, advanced new way to hook up your phone.

How To: Setup your bluetooth on a 2011 Sorento

With many states accepting laws about banning the use of cell phones while driving, bluetooth is becoming an important feature to have. Not only does it make things easier when talking on the phone, but it's something that is being featured in many new cars. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to setup your bluetooth on a 2011 Sorento. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Pair your phone with a 2009 Nissan head unit

In this video, learn how to pair your Bluetooth enabled phone with your new 2009 Nissan head unit. This procedure should work with multiple Nissan models and is not as simple as other car makers, but is equally effective. This will take a few extra minutes but is worth it in terms of safety and simplicity once it is up and running.

How To: Save gas by de-activating a fuel injector

This automotive customization tutorial shows you a method to try to save gas by deactivating a fuel injector. Get your car to run on three cylinders instead of four and save gas. Be careful, you will need to remap your vehicle's ECU or live with the check engine light being continuously on. This method of deactivating a fuel injector to make your vehicle run on one less cylinder will save gas, as long as your car still runs.

How To: Change the clock time in a 2010 Ford Fusion

Sometimes, changing the time in your vehicle can be tricky. You have to lug out the owner's manual and try to navigate through all the technical talk, but if you own a 2010 Ford Fusion, this video will show you how to change the time, step-by-step. Setting the time on the clock doesn't have to be difficult.

How To: Install a Blow Off Valve

In this episode the Mighty Car Mod team shows you how to install a blow off valve. NOTE: make sure you have the right pipe or connections from the new BOV to your motor type - otherwise welding may be required.

How To: Wire and install a Mustang Halo headlight

See better with better headlights for your Ford Mustang. If you're looking for a new 'Stang look and feel, then US Muscle Mods can help. This video tutorial will show you how to wire and install a Mustang Halo headlight. Halo Head Lights will give a powerful and aggressive look to your Mustang, and wiring them up and installing in a cinch.

How To: Activate Prius Hybrid electric only & stop using gas

The EVMODE electric only option is a must have Toyota Prius Hybrid accessory. Prius owners, improve hybrid MPG, activate the factory EV MOD option for electric only mode. Known as EV Mode or EVMODE allows you to switch to electric-only mode for increased fuel efficiency and performance up to 34mph. Easy installation with no wire cutting necessary. Make your green car more eco-friendly. Stop using gas!!

How To: Spray primer sealer and base coat paint on an automobile fender

If you're painting your auto yourself, you might need a little help if you've never done it before, especially when it comes to the primer sealer and apply your first base coat of paint. This video will show you how to do just that. An OEM fender was already prepped by sanding with 500 grit sandpaper on a DA with a soft pad and surfing the edges with a maroon scuff pad.

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