7 Interior Modifications for the Honda Civic Give your Civic's interior some TLC with these easy to moderately difficult mods. By Gabriella Massari - September 8, 2016 1. Gauge ClusterEnhance your dash's aesthetic appeal by customizing the gauge cluster to your liking. Temperature, tachometer, voltmeter, and oil pressure gauges are all fair game here; add as many or as few as you'd like! Removing and replacing the entire cluster is not difficult, even for a novice DIY-er. Click below for our step-by-step guide to replacing the Civic's instrument cluster. Honda Civic: How to Install a New Gauge Cluster - Honda-Tech.com 2. Shift KnobPerhaps the easiest DIY modification on this list, replacing your Civic's shift knob is as simple as unscrewing the old and installing the new. Custom shift knobs come in various designs, weights, and shift pattern inserts. This is an affordable way to make a new statement inside your Civic (most knobs cost under $100). 3. Steering WheelIt just makes sense to upgrade the part of the interior you come in contact with the most. A custom steering wheel will noticeably make a difference right away in look and feel, but also performance. Racing steering wheels offer different grip materials like leather and wood, as well as spoke varieties depending on your preference. This job is recommended for professionals, but we've got a helpful DIY for wiring your horn to a new steering wheel below. How to Wire Your Horn to a New Steering Wheel - Honda-Tech.com 4. LED LightingIf you've owned your Civic for a number of years, you may feel like the lighting is dating the interior. Replacing the various dome lights with brighter, more efficient (and even colored) LED bulbs is a straightforward modification that requires no prior DIY experience or skills. It's a matter of finding the correct bulbs and then prying off the cover panels to access the old lights. You can also replace the dash lights with LEDs by following our step-by-step guide below. Honda Civic: How to Replace Dome Light - Honda-Tech.com Honda Civic: How to Install Gauge Cluster and Dash Switch LEDs - Honda-Tech.com 5. Racing SeatsAlthough it's a more expensive mod, outfitting racing seats can drastically change your Civic's interior. And if you regularly track your Civic, these seats are a necessity for enhancing performance, comfort and safety. Each seat will set you back a few hundred dollars, but you can save labor costs by bolting in the new seats yourself. It's recommended to consult a professional regarding the proper removal of the stock seats. Honda Civic: Front and Rear Seat Modifications - Honda-Tech.com 6. Kill SwitchThe Honda Civic is one of the most stolen vehicles in the U.S. You can add a kill switch that works to prevent the engine from starting while in the "off" position and thus deter thieves. Hide a kill switch in an inconspicuous area, avoiding the glove box, center console, and dashboard. This DIY mod is definitely more involved, but the effort will be worth it for the added peace of mind and security. Honda Civic: How to Install a Kill Switch - Honda-Tech.com 7. Bezel ReplacementIs the climate control bezel in your Civic looking scratched, faded or overall dated? Order a new custom bezel replacement online, and you'll be well on your way to looking at a fresh-looking console that houses your radio and A/C vents. A helpful guide for this moderately difficult DIY project can be found below. Honda Civic: How to Replace Climate Control Bezel - Honda-Tech.com Browse even more interior modifications, How-to articles, and repair guides at http://honda-tech.com/how-tos!