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My Corolla 97 from Canada

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    Soo here is my Corolla 1997. Many of the pics are old(taked in winter or in 2012). I changed my tailight(with the red/orange) and cluster(with rpm) recently. I will wash my car this week and put some fresh pics.:

    There is my Corolla 1997 SD A/T 4A-FE. No options, come just with the clock. No airbag soo if I die, I die like a men lol. I bought the car 1000$, 238 000km. But the old proprietary change timing belt, water pump, put brand new gas tank :eek: , brand new brake line and spark plug wire.

    For my part I changed the 4 brakes and the 2 rotors. I changed the filter by a K & N high flow filter who is the same size of the oem filter. I changed the hood who was all rust. And of course tune-up. I also put a tiny radiator from a chevy van in front of the radiator just for cool the transmission oil because my coolant was mixed with the transmission oil. But even after did a flush to the radiator oil returned to the radiator. Soo problem is not coming from the passage of the transmission oil. Soo need to change head gasket. But that very strange :noidea: because the pression of the coolant is more strong than the motor oil pression. Soo is the coolant who have to enter in the oil pan and no the reverse. And the more strange is that my oil cap is clean :noidea: ... Anyway I have a radiator in very good condition from a ae101 donor and I will change the gasket.

    I did some aesthetic mod. I changed the bulb of my cluster and shift gear(blue). Put some LED strip to the four foot place with a carbon style blue led switch. Change the interioor light, trunk light, license plate light, side corner light and put a kit of HID 6000K on low beam. I put also worn window visor but the double side tape was not very good. Three of them was falling soo I removed them. I broke one of them and the double side tape is still on the door. Next time I will use 3M DOUBLE SIDETAPE!!!

    I changed also the stock sound system. My car is a SD soo there was only 2 speakers(front) and no speakers in rear. I put the rear frame with the 6.5'' oem speakers brackets. Changed the radio and all speakers also(Sony Headunit, Alpine Type S 4'' front and Kenwood 6.5'' rear). I wired also a amplifier but I need to make a sub box for a oem 8'' subwoofer from a Lexus that I found in the junkyard. I found also Infinty tweeter with the passive crossover, not installed yet because I don't have a garage and we are in winter in Canada.


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    Infinity twetter with the crossover found in the junk yard. Not installed yet.

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    4 OEM mud flap. I installed the 4 mudflap but I have already lost 1 in the snow this winter and another is going to be lost because is just retaining by one screws(others have fallen) :(

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    Wire of the HID and the power cable of the amp. Amplifier and HID were not installed when i took the pictures.


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    8 gauge cable through the grommet


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    HID kit with relay harness(HID didn't work with the stock electric circuit, soo I bought the relay harness Et la lumière fut!!! :sunny: )

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    For the interior light

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    For the trunk light 48 White LED VERY BRIGHT!! I can even find a needle in the dark!

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    4 LED Strips 12'', 2 in front and 2 in the rear. This was installed very professionally with the help of my dad(who is a mechanic btw). No electrical tape. We welded all the connection. The wires of the LED strips are even gauge to allow to move with the seats. You see no cable ; cable management was made wery weel. People just see the blue light.


    Carbon toggle switch 20A (not real carbon btw lol) with blue LED for the on/off of the LED strips. I will also use the same for my future fog light. I put the switch next to the e-brake.


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    Blue LED bulbs for the defrost:



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    BLue LED 194 bulbs for the cluster:

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    Not very good. The half of my cluster bulbs burns after in 3 months. I recommend to buy SMD LED.

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    The bulb of the cigarett lighter:

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    You can not change the bulb.




    I found this Clarion 7 band equalizer 4 channel with a built in amp of 25w x 4 in the junkyard and you can even control the sound of the subwoofer. Very excited to put this equalizer in my car.

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    But the equalizer didn't work :( . No power enter in the equalizer. No light turn on.



    All this work:

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    for nothing. You can see at the left side the equalizer of my dad that he put on his corolla 1993. But it's a 2 channel only.







    Pics are from autumn 2012. The car is MORE MORE clean in the interior now. I changed the carpet to match the color of the interior and way better also for the winter. When the car is waxed it's like I have a new car. The paint look very nice when waxed. LED in the foot, HID and all bulbs are installed. I also remove the number in the hood. The secret is to use nail polish remover btw!!!!! I also bought from the scrap TYC headlights OEM style who were like brand new!!! Will take more pictures to show you all mods.
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    Pics with the corolla of my dad in winter;

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    I even lost a hubcap this winter.



    Look clean... not in winter lol:

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    Some night pics:


    2 of the 4 bulbs are burns after three months. And the other 2 turn on and off when I drive. I will change it this spring or summer.
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    Nice lol, you're like me... lots of parts, but no install! Well hopefully you'll post new pics soon :)
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    Not in the night for this pics:



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    Yeah need to clean the coin holder :lol!:

    My last acquisition.

    From my donor, sun visor and armrest:

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    A little bit of reparation:
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    Clean it:
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    Box with cover:)

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    Some night shoots:
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    In real life is very more bright:
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    This box is plug and play! OEM fit. Now I just need to find a a cup holder because mine dont slide very well when you push the button.


    I purchased the 14'' OEM wheels from the Toyota Paseo 1996-1999 at the junkyard. I paid 100$ for the 4 wheels. 7 spokes, 14 lbs each wheel. Very dirty and one wheel has the lip very scratched, also missing the center cap on the 4 rims. I also found a good cupholder. My plan for the wheel will be to repair them with bondo and paint it. Don't know which color for the moment. But maybe gunmetal, gold or white.

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    Soo last items I have.

    I put the box on center console.
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    Ceramic Perfect Stop brakes . Kit of springs in the back also.
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    I also found the OEM spoiler with the same coulor of my car. I have to repaint some spot and I will replace all bulb for news. 10$ at the junkyard :D

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    NGK cable found on a 7A-FE who was in a celica 6th gen. In very good shape.

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    6.5'' JDM bracket. Not yet installed, but direct fit for USDM car. I have to enlarge the holes on the JBL speakers.

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    Vinyl for fogs light
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    LED SMD bulbs(blue). I will also swap the cluster with the one with RPM.
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    lol yeah i wanted to post all in one post but there is a restricion of 1000 character :meh:. Maybe you can change that for the future.

    Yeah no much time. I go to school. And recently I am helping my brother to mod his Celica GT 2000 and he take my time.
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    lol it's actually 10000 characters. Just be glad I removed the picture limit....... and changed the double-post automerge from 30 minutes to 5 minutes!
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    okay. I wanted also to take a post like reserved to me, but i cant because it's 5 minutes the double-post. I understand why now he doesnt work.
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    Those LEDs you have in your trunk... I put those in my dome light. Way brighter than that little dinky one you put in the dome light.
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    Yes dumbass that's why I said it.
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    O rly? You mad? Tampon changing time?
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    LEDs FTW!!!
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    Of course! But I only upgrade or supplement existing lighting with LEDs. I don't add random strips and strobes lol
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    Yeah I was working in my trunk yesterday (doing the sub) and it sure was nice to have all that crisp white LED light!
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    I am gonna add some white ones to offset all the blue lol
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    You've got blue LEDs in your trunk? I had both blue and white in the Corolla's trunk.
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    For years gold

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    Nice lol.

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    Not so nice :scared:
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    Just wait. I'm gonna blow this up
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    :orly:

    Not sure if :scared: or :awyeah:!!
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    I meant my trunk, with LEDs. So whatever your opinion is on trunk LEDs will determine if :scared: or :awyeah:
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    Nice, you'll have more LEDs than I did? lol. I actually want to add some of the extra blue LED strips from my doors over the back of the trunk, over the sub.
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    Well that was a crappy pic of what you have so I don't know lol
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    He should spell FUG with all those LEDS
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    hahaha you totally should. Yeah I never got a better pic of the LEDs. And I think I changed my mind about adding blue LEDs in the trunk.
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    Why not?
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    You're not gold
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