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Old July 28th, 2003, 06:15 PM   #1
 
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DIY: hide your door lock knob

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION BELOW AT YOUR OWN RISK, I AM NO WAY WILL BE HELD RESPONISBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE.

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do you get annoyed by how high our door lock knob stick out?
i came across this DIY from honda-acura.net
http://www.honda-acura.net/forums/sh...threadid=77711
Slick03 came up with this idea and put together a DIY on honda-acura.net forum

his approach is to replace the stock knob by buying another one from 2002 VW ($3 each)
i thought to myself hmm $6-$8 bucks, i'm a broked college student, why can't i use my stock knob
and i did and it work.

1-twist off the knobs on both sides
give it your best grip it'll come out

2-look at my picture and cut off the danm thing
use wat ever tool needed. my way is a cleaver and a hammer *crude i know

you can see my first few fail attempts



3-look in the door knob hole and you'll see a metal shaft
set to lock, the shaft will go down. place the knob in the hole while pressing unlock.
this will make the shaft go up and into the hole in the knob. now twist it back in

4-twist until its firmly secure, now measure the height to where you are happy.
me i like it to show a lil on the top, just enough to get noticed.

door Unlock



door lock



done.

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Old July 28th, 2003, 06:22 PM   #2
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very nice
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Old July 28th, 2003, 10:55 PM   #3
 
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Very nice

I suggest only doing this on coupes since you would lock the people in the back of a sedan with these DIY knobs.




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Old July 29th, 2003, 06:38 AM   #4
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also, to find out how much to cut off, i would see how much of the shaft enters the opening (hehe) b4 u cut it. ie-use a pencil
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Old July 29th, 2003, 07:18 AM   #5
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I don't know if that's a smart thing to do. In the case that your power lock is broken or your battery is dead while you are in the car, you have no way of pulling that thing up.
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Originally posted by t-rd on July 29th, 2003 at 09:18 AM

I don't know if that's a smart thing to do. In the case that your power lock is broken or your battery is dead while you are in the car, you have no way of pulling that thing up.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old July 29th, 2003, 07:37 AM   #7
 
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hey man, do you cats know them little billet knobs they sell at like autozone and stuff, do they work on our cars, are they like universal fits or something, cause im thinking about changing mine.
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Old July 29th, 2003, 11:08 AM   #8
 
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I don't know if that's a smart thing to do. In the case that your power lock is broken or your battery is dead while you are in the car, you have no way of pulling that thing up.
if both the central locking and your remote(both of them) is dead, also you've lost your valet spare and the windows are up...god must hate you
but still with it cut down it look nicer.
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theres always the trunk
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Old July 29th, 2003, 03:00 PM   #10
 
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but if you got a bolted down sub your traped funny if you where on the news person traped in honda
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theres always the trunk


The sedans back seat is not a 60/40 split fold seat. It fold down in one big piece and would be very hard for people in the back to fold it down and go through the trunk .



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So....

Why would be sitting in a car with the doors locked, windows up, and has a dead battery in the first place?

I mean, OK you're sitting there with the windows up, listening to the radio, and the car is off. The radio turns off and won't work LONG before the locks stop working.

But, it did make for interesting conversation.
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So....

Why would be sitting in a car with the doors locked, windows up, and has a dead battery in the first place?
Well, don't laugh so fast. That did happen to my cousin's old '90 Accord when the battery went dead one day. And he just happend to have shutdown his car moments ago with the windows up. He pulled the knob manually to get out. It does happen.
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Old July 29th, 2003, 10:34 PM   #14
 
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Well, don't laugh so fast. That did happen to my cousin's old '90 Accord when the battery went dead one day. And he just happend to have shutdown his car moments ago with the windows up. He pulled the knob manually to get out. It does happen.
I wasn't saying that is is IMPOSSIBLE...

Just like 1 in every 5 million.

The scenario is HIGHLY unlikely.
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Old July 30th, 2003, 09:35 PM   #15
 
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how'd you determine how much to cut?
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Old July 31st, 2003, 05:25 AM   #16
 
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Originally posted by snikwad on July 29th, 2003 at 02:37 PM

hey man, do you cats know them little billet knobs they sell at like autozone and stuff, do they work on our cars, are they like universal fits or something, cause im thinking about changing mine.
anyone?
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how'd you determine how much to cut?
you can look at my pix and "eye-ball" the cut for yourself.
my method was trial-n-error but it work out fine.
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Old July 31st, 2003, 02:03 PM   #18
 
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looks pretty good, this works for 6th gen cars too rite??
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Old August 8th, 2003, 02:45 PM   #19
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hey does the knob just snap back on??? im going to go to VW get some knob. and keep some pliers in my car just incase ya know.
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Old August 8th, 2003, 04:51 PM   #20
 
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no you have to screw the knob back on =)
and the reason for this DIY is so you don't have to go a buy a VW knob. save times and couple bucks
just to let you know
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Old August 8th, 2003, 10:16 PM   #21
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well if break the knob or mess em up then i gotta go buy new ones anyways
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Old August 9th, 2003, 12:46 AM   #22
 
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heh for my knob. the length that i cut it, leave room for some thread inside. enough to screw the knob securely fit on. i documented the whole process so it'll be easier for everyone. i guess not.
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hey which way do i turn it to remove the knob??? counter clock rite?
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Old August 10th, 2003, 11:10 AM   #24
 
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yes put a lil force on to it
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Old August 10th, 2003, 04:42 PM   #25
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very nicejob avenger408 and instructions, i wish i knew about this thread earlier (stupid me for not looking ) but i just did that same trick today. it was pretty much the same steps i took as well.
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once again i ask, are these knob thing universal, casue im thinking about changing mine, how did you guys know what works with our car.
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once again i ask, are these knob thing universal, casue im thinking about changing mine, how did you guys know what works with our car.
we took out our stock door lock knobs and chopped it just like how avenger is showing the pics above. just remove the stock doorlock knobs by twisiting counterclockwise. just follow the instructions that avenger has listed. before you remove the knobs measure the amount sticking out when in lock position. that way is should give you some kind of idea how much to chop off. i used a steak knife to chop my off or if u have a dremel.
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Old August 11th, 2003, 07:10 AM   #28
 
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i was acknowledge, but ok, my fault i stated the question wrong, do u guys know them onbes that they got at like auto zone and such, will those fit? i want to have chrome knobs and i was wondering if those are universal fits. since you guys were on the topic i though id ask.
sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Old August 11th, 2003, 09:22 AM   #29
 
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i'm 90% sure it'll fit but i think it'll still stick up when lock.
if doens't fit just return the danm thing.
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word. thanx
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