KAP Industries Fire Extinguisher Bracket Install

KAP Industries Fire Extinguisher Bracket Install

Introduction

This tutorial will show you how to install a KAP Industries Fire Extinguisher Bracket in a MK7 Golf. This install takes approximately five minutes, and is completely reversible.

Parts and Tools Required

Step 1

Mount your fire extinguisher to the KAP Industries bracket using the supplied bolts.

You can mount the extinguisher anywhere along bracket using the various mounting holes.

Step 2

Using the M10 Triple Square Bit, carefully remove both front seat bolts.

Step 3

Place the bracket over the rail, and align the bolt holes.

Step 4

Re-install the bolts, and gently tighten to manufacturers specifications.

Step 5

Done! It’s that simple!

Presenting dragy – The Latest Automotive Performance Meter

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Presenting dragy - the latest automotive performance meter

Update 14/01/2018 – Metric update now available on iOS and Android! You can now track all measures in Metric format. 

Happy New Year and welcome to the first AutoInstruct blog post for 2018. In this article we’ll be discussing the newest product in our lineup – dragy.

Dragy represents the latest technology to accurately track and measure your vehicles performance, with extremely high accuracy, all delivered to your iOS or Android device. Simply place dragy on your dashboard, launch the dragy app, click connect, and you’re ready to go.

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Inside The Box: Dragy, USB Cable, x2 Metal Mounting Plates, Instruction Manual

Inside the dragy package you will find a USB cable, two metal mounting plates, instruction manual, and lastly, dragy! The unit itself is small, sleek and entirely button-free – dragy simply goes to sleep when not in use. One charge will give you over 8 hours of battery life. dragy connects to both GPS and GLONASS satellites, giving it the highest level of accuracy possible, and more than competitor devices.

You’ll need to download the dragy app from the iOS App Store, or Google Play. Once downloaded, setup your account and you can connect to dragy with a single tap. A blue flashing light on dragy indicates connectivity to your device.

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Connected to dragy on iOS

Once connected, you’re ready to drag. Upon launching your vehicle, the application will automatically track 0-30mph, 0-60mph, 60-130mph, 0-130mph, 60-0mph, 1/4 Mile and 1/2 Mile – Depending on how many of these you actually surpass. We’ve been told the metric equivalent conversions will be coming very shortly, within the next app update.

All results are instantly graphed, and a ‘Valid’ run (A slope of <1%) can be shared to the worldwide leaderboards – There are some very quick times being posted already!

Results Page within dragy. We’re definitely at the bottom of the leaderboards with this run!

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The dragy leaderboards – A very fast RS7 is currently Number 1 worldwide!

Feature packed, incredible value and built with modern technology, dragy is creating strong competition in the market, and we love it!

Dragy is now available through the AutoInstruct online store for Australian and New Zealand residents. For a limited time we’re running introductory pricing, so be quick! We’re keen to see what the future holds for dragy, with new leaderboard results being published everyday, and new application features with every update. goDragy!

Purchase dragy – AutoInstruct Online Store

Please remember that dragy is strictly not for use on public roads.

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dragy – Small, Sleek & Simple.

VE Commodore – Light Bulb / Globe List

Holden VE Commodore Tail Light

Holden VE Commodore - Light Bulb / Globe List

AutoInstruct presents a globe list for the VE Commodore. Please reference the list below when replacing or upgrading bulbs in your vehicle.

Bulb Location

Standard Bulb Type

 Low BeamH7 55W
 High Beam H9 65W
 Parking Globe T10 5W
 Fog Lights H10 42W
 Front Indicators BAU15s 21W
 Side Indicators T10 5W (Amber)
 Brake Globe BAY15d 21/5W
 Indicator Globe BAU15s 21W
 Reverse Globe BA15s 21W
 Number Plate Globe T10 5W
Centre Brake LightFactory Proprietary LED

MK7 Golf Sill Panel Trim Removal

MK7 Gold Sill Panel Trim Removal

Introduction

This tutorial will show you how to remove the front and rear sill trims on a MK7 Golf. These typically need to be removed when running wiring for additional accessories, or a sound system. The process is pretty simple, but care needs to be taken to not break or damage trims.

Parts and Tools Required

  • Trim Removal Tools

Step 1

To begin, you will need to remove the rear seat base. Follow our tutorial here.

Once the seat has been removed, release the clip as circled by pushing upwards with your trim removal tool.

Step 2

Using your hands and trim removal tool, seperate the sill panel trim from the side trim. Pull upwards in the direction shown.

Step 3

We now need to unclip the sill trim from the B-Pillar trim. Push the trim removal tool into the gap below the join, and the clip will release.

Step 4

Continue working along the B-Pillar trim, and release the two clips in the middle as indicated. Push the trim towards the seat, as shown by the arrows.

Step 5

Move to the front of the vehicle, and perform the same process. Slide the trim tool into the gap and push towards the seat.

The entire B-Pillar trim will now be disconnected.

Step 6

Using your fingers and a trim removal tool, lift the front edge of the sill panel trim and pull upwards.

Step 7

Work you way along the trim, gently pulling upwards to release the metal clips that attach to the sill rail. Some force is required.

Perform the same action on the rear section of the trim. The entire trim should now be loose from the vehicle, and as you’ll notice it is very long.

Step 8

Before completely removing the trim, you will need to disconnect the LED trim lighting (if fitted) which is connected by a long ribbon cable. There is a connector at the B-Pillar base which needs to be gently disconnected.

At the base of the seatbelt you will find a small slit in the trim, once unclipped you can slide the seatbelt out from the trim.

The trim is now completely free, and can be removed through the rear door.

Step 9

To remove the kick panel, simply pull towards the seat, using the assistance of a trim removal tool to separate the top clip near the glovebox, and a lower clip in the middle.

End Result – Rear

This is the rear footwell, with the sill trim removed.

End Result – Front

This is the front footwell with the sill trim removed.

MK6 Golf GTI Intake Removal / MAF Replacement

MK6 Golf Air Intake Removal

Introduction

This is a Combo Tutorial from AutoInstruct! Here we’ll be showing you a few different tutorials, all related to the MK6 Golf GTI Intake System!

  • Removing your Entire Air Intake System
  • Changing your OEM Air Filter
  • Replacing / Cleaning your MAF (Mass Air Flow) Sensor

 

Tools & Parts Required (Varies)

  • Spring Clamp Tool + Remote Cable-Driven Clamp Tool
  • Torx Set
  • Security Torx Set

Step 1

Air Filter Removal / Air Intake Box Removal

To change the OEM air filter, simply remove the screws as indicated and lift the lid up. You can then replace the filter and screw back into position.

If you’re removing the entire air intake, remove the screws and proceed to Step 2.

Step 2

Replacing or Cleaning MAF Sensor / Removing MAF Sensor

To remove the MAF Sensor, simply unplug the sensor and loosen the two security-torx screws (Be careful not to drop them!) – The sensor will then lift out of position. Take note of the orientation, and clean / replace as required.

If removing the MAF Assembly as part of an air intake setup, simply remove and place aside. Loosen the spring clamp as indicated by the arrow, and disconnect the ducting. Continue to Step 3.

Step 3

Remove the rear intake duct by loosening the spring clamp on both ends. The turbo side has very limited access, and a remote cable-driven clamping tool may be required. You may also remove the rubber joiner onto the turbo, if required.

Step 3

Lastly remove the two screws that bolt the intake ducting onto the front grille.

You can now pull the entire system out from the vehicle. The main body will be held in place with rubber grommets, and a firm pull will release these.

MK7 Golf Glovebox Headunit Removal

MK7 Golf MIB2 Headunit Removal

Introduction

If you’re upgrading your MIB1 or MIB2 Headunit, or wiring for a sound system / subwoofer, you’ll probably need to remove the MIB Headunit ‘Brain’ which is located in the glovebox.

Parts and Tools Required

  • Headunit Removal Tools (Generic)

Step 1

This process is very simple with the correct headunit removal tools. The tools are somewhat generic and can be found online to suit Volkswagen vehicles.

Simply insert both tools into the slot on either side of the unit, and they will lock into position and release the retaining clips.

Using the tools, you can then pull the headunit out of position with a firm pull.

Step 2

Gently slide the headunit out, being mindful of the wiring looms. The small antenna connections unplug with ease, however the large plug as pictured has a special hinge mechanism.

In the direction of the arrows, pull up the hinge, which will release the plug. Then gently slide the plug out.

MK7 Golf Rear Seat Base Removal

MK7 Golf Rear Seat Removal

Introduction

This tutorial will show you how to remove the rear seat base of your MK7 Golf (4-Door). Useful for cleaning, or running wires through to the boot of your vehicle.

Parts and Tools Required

  • None

Step 1

First, we need to remove the ISOFIX mounting trim. This needs to be rotated in an arc motion to un-clip and slide out.

By pushing firmly on the area marked by the star, the trim should unclip. You can then continue to push downwards, pivoting the trim out.

Step 2

Remove all four ISOFIX mounting point trims.

Step 3

Using your hands, firmly pull the seat base upwards from the front. Do this to both sides to release the clips.

Step 4

Once released, you can easily see the clip mechanism. You can now remove the seat base from the vehicle. You may need to push the base backwards slightly, to unhook the base at the rear.

Mazda 3 (BM) Engine Oil Change

Mazda 3 Engine Oil Change

Introduction

Are you looking to change the oil on your petrol Mazda 3? This tutorial will show you how to complete the process in a few easy steps.

Tools and Parts Required

  • Oil Filter
  • Oil Filter Wrench
  • Crush Washer
  • Hex Socket
  • 5w-30 Oil
  • Flat Screwdriver
  • Oil Pan

Step 1

First lift your vehicle to provide better access. Under the car you will locate a panel with four screws/clips. Remove this panel to reveal the engine oil filter and sump plug.

Step 2

You can now see the oil filter and sump plug. Use a hex tool to loosen and remove the sump plug.

Step 3

Drain the oil into an oil pan. Once drained, reinstall the sump plug with a new crush washer.

Step 4

We will now replace the oil filter. Using the filter wrench, loosen and remove the oil filter. The filter will drip a large amount of oil, so ensure your oil pan is at the ready.

To help reduce oil starvation, half fill the new filter with fresh oil, and screw into position. Hand tighten.

Step 5

Lastly fill the engine with approximately 4.2L of 5w-30 fully synthetic oil. Continuously check the dipstick to ensure the oil is at the correct level.

Once filled, start and idle the engine for a few minutes. Turn the engine off and check for any leaks, and double check the dipstick as the level may have dropped slightly.

MK6 Golf 034Motorsport Dogbone Install

MK6 Golf 034Motorsport Dogbone Install

Introduction

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to install a 034Motorsport Dogbone Insert in your MK6 Golf GTI / R. This is a very simple installation, and greatly improves the feel and drivability of your vehicle!

Tools & Parts Required

Step 1

Securely raise the vehicle and locate the dogbone mount, which is rearwards of the transmission. Using a 21mm socket, remove the bolt as indicated.

Step 2

Insert the dogbone into the mount, with the 034Motorsport logo facing towards the front of the vehicle.

Step 3

Reinstall the factory dogbone bolt, and torque to 100nm.

If you find the bolt does not line up, simply push the transmission towards the rear of the car and attempt to install the bolt again. Only 1-2mm of movement is required.

MK6 Golf Changing Tail Light Globes

MK6 Golf Changing Tail Light Globe

Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace your brake and indicator globes on a MK6 Golf.

Tools & Parts Required

  • Trim Removal Tool
  • Replacement Globe

Globe Types:

Rear Indicators
T20A / W21W / 7440A 21W
Rear Position Light
T15 / W16W / 921 9W
Brake Light (Non – R)
T15 / W16W / 921 9W

Step 1

To access the globes, we need to remove the entire tail light assembly. First, peel back the carpet inside the boot using a trim removal tool.

Step 2

Unplug the wiring loom as indicated by the pink arrow.

Next, support the tail light and begin to unscrew the white pin, by turning anti-clockwise. Remove the white pin entirely.

Step 3

You can now remove the entire tail light assembly.

Step 4

Looking at the back of the tail light, you will find five tabs that secure the globe assembly in place. Gently release each tab and seperate the two pieces.

Step 5

Here you can see the Brake Globe and Indicator Globe. Simply pull upwards to remove these globes.

Toyota Hilux Engine Oil Change (6th Gen)

Toyota Hilux 6th Generation

Introduction

This tutorial will show you how to perform an engine oil change on your 3.0L Diesel Toyota Hilux.

Tools and Parts Required

  • Oil Filter (Sakura C-1121)
  • Crush Washer
  • Oil Filter Wrench
  • Socket Set
  • 10w-30 Oil (5.5L)
  • Oil Pan
  • Funnel

Step 1

Look under the car and locate the sump plug. It can be found on the back of the engine, facing the rear of the vehicle.

Position the oil pan under the sump plug.

Step 2

Using your socket set, loosen the sump plug and drain the oil into the pan. Be careful not to drop the bolt into the oil.

Step 3

Once the oil has drained from the sump, reinstall the sump plug with a new crush washer. Hand tighten.

Next we will change the oil filter. It is located on the side of the engine, and is easily visible from the engine bay.

Step 4

Using the oil filter wrench or your hand, grasp the filter and slowly turn anti-clockwise.

As the filter unscrews, a considerable amount of oil will begin to drip down the sides of the filter, so ensure you position the oil pan underneath.

Once removed, lubricate the seal of your new oil filter and fill three quarters with fresh oil. This helps reduce oil starvation. Carefully screw back onto the vehicle, hand tighten.

Step 5

Once the filter has been replaced, prepare to fill the engine with fresh oil. You will need to fill approximately 5.5L, checking the dipstick as the engine is filled.

Once you have filled the oil, close the cap and start the engine, idle for a few minutes. Inspect for leaks under the vehicle.

Turn the engine off, and after a few more minutes check the dipstick level once again as it may have dropped. Top up as required.

You have now completed an oil change on your Toyota Hilux.

Mazda CX5 Engine Oil Change

Mazda CX5 Diesel Engine Oil Change

Introduction

Are you looking to change the oil on your diesel Mazda CX-5? This tutorial will show you how to complete the process in a few easy steps. Frequent oil changes are recommended if your vehicle suffers from oil dilution, a common issue with Mazda 2.2L diesel engines.

Tools and Parts Required

  • Oil Filter
  • Oil Filter Wrench
  • Crush Washer
  • Hex Socket
  • 5w-30 Oil
  • Flat Screwdriver
  • Oil Pan

Step 1

First lift your vehicle to provide better access. Under the car you will locate a panel with four screws/clips. Remove this panel to reveal the engine sump.

Step 2

You can now see the sump plug. Use a hex tool to loosen and remove the plug.

Step 3

Drain the oil into an oil pan. Once drained, reinstall the sump plug with a new crush washer.

Step 4

We will now replace the oil filter. Looking forward from the sump, you will find a small panel to remove. This will reveal the filter.

Using the filter wrench, loosen and remove the oil filter. The filter will drip a large amount of oil, so ensure your oil pan is at the ready.

To help reduce oil starvation, half fill the new filter with fresh oil, and screw into position. Hand tighten.

Step 5

Lastly fill the engine with approximately 5.2L of 5w-30 fully synthetic oil. Continuously check the dipstick to ensure the oil is at the correct level.

Once filled, start and idle the engine for a few minutes. Turn the engine off and check for any leaks, and double check the dipstick as the level may have dropped slightly.