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KINJA'D, maybe fixed: We need updates. Lots of Updates - Matrix Updates

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Made progress on the new flip project yesterday. Cannot believe how easy this little car is to work on. I can definitely appreciate some proper simple engineering as compared to the daily driver f30.

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New door handle installed in 10 minutes. Also, it was a better deal to buy the full set of four door handles over just buying one. I’ve already sold the other three to a guy I met on the instagrams. Minor profit and nice to help the guy out.

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Pulled the radio and installed a bluetooth/usb/aux adapter as well. I missed the window of time where this kind of adapter was probably in its prime, so this is new and, really, a cool add to me. More importantly, it adds exactly what this car needs for the next owner; connectivity.

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The unit plugs in to the CD changer port on the OEM radio. This is a massive winner because I completely dislike the look of 99% of aftermarket radios out there and they don’t add value to the car.

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This unit on the other hand, now looks relatively clean and can be closed away in this little pocket thing on the center stack

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The mic for the bluetooth is what it is. There is no way around the fact that it’s cheap. I figured this mounting position would also be problematic. Turns out, it’s not! Did a test call playing around with the fan on high and low, revving the engine and stuff. It picked up my voice at a normal volume really well.

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This was an excellent use of $55 in my opinion. All buttoned up, things are looking pretty stock.

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Next up: polishing the headlights,cleaning the floor mats, seafoam then a tank of premium, and an alignment. I’m keeping my eyes open for a set of good (and cheap) OEM toyota/scion wheels. Assuming that won’t happen, it’ll be on the market soon I believe.

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