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Old 05-18-2009, 07:28 AM   #1
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This is if you want to mount your super sweet JDM yo parking pole on the passenger’s side for a LHD Civic. This way the pole can actually be of use and not be just a JDM goodie.

This DIY is done with an EG switch (up and down toggle switch) and an EG pole.



Quick Operation Vid:


When extend, the tip lights up:



Suggested Tools:
-Dremel
-Soldering Iron
-Heat Shrink Tubing
-Screw Drivers
-Safety Glasses


Wiring:
The pole will have 4 wires coming from it:
Yellow/Red – connect to Yellow/Red on Switch
Yellow/White – connect to Yellow/White on Switch
Red – connect to Red wire on Parking Light
Black – connect to Black wire on Parking Light

The switch will have 4 wires coming from it:
Yellow/Green - connect to ignition +12 volts
Black – connect to ground
Yellow/White – connect to Yellow/White on Pole
Yellow/Red - connect to Yellow/Red on Pole

If you get a used pole you’ll probably have to extend the wiring. Properly solder and shrink tube the connections.



Modifications:
Since the mounting bracket is set up for a RHD vehicle you’ll have to bend it the opposite of how it is currently bent. Keep the same angle.




Now, I tried a bunch of different ways of mounting the pole (that's why there a ton of holes in it). It seemed that the best way was the use all the original holes. I also cut the bracket and bent the edge a little for better fitment.





If your pole didn’t come with the security nut that mounts on top on the bumper you can make one. Here’s the one I had to make. I found a hard plastic grommet and used a dremel to get it to the right size. For structural integrity, I used epoxy to fill the voids. Also, not pictured, I cut two notches on the top for installation and removal.


Original piece on the left, modified piece on the right:



Install Steps:
1. Remove bumper.
2. Line up where pole will come out and mark it.
3. Cut hole in bumper, BE CAREFUL, you one get on chance.
4. Mount Bracket to Fog light bracket and screw tight the top security nut.
5. Connect the wiring to the corner light and run the other wires into the cabin and connect accordingly.
6. Enjoy your Super Sweet JDM Yo Parking Pole!




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Old 05-18-2009, 07:52 AM   #2
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good write up

i hate parking poles though, IMO if you dont know where your cars front bumper ends, you probably shouldnt have your license
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:40 AM   #3
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you did a good job. this will really help out
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:43 AM   #4
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good write up

i hate parking poles though, IMO if you dont know where your cars front bumper ends, you probably shouldnt have your license
Well, it's not about knowing where your front bumper is, it's about not having to think about where your front bumper is. Whenever I'm tightly parked in I can get out much quicker, shimmying back and forth. So, it's useful when you have 12" front and back, which tends to happen all the time to me.
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Nice DIY Pare...!
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Finally .... a good DIY on this project. I was thinking I would have to do another write-up myself -- thankfully, not. Can you add a top-down view of the pole on your bumper? I would like to see where it sits at the corner.

Quick question though -- the one you have for sale right now on eBay -- does it have the H symbol on the top?
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Finally .... a good DIY on this project. I was thinking I would have to do another write-up myself -- thankfully, not. Can you add a top-down view of the pole on your bumper? I would like to see where it sits at the corner.
Thanks man. Yeah, I'll go snap a picture....


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Quick question though -- the one you have for sale right now on eBay -- does it have the H symbol on the top?
Sadly on H on the one I'm selling. I don't know why I doesn't have one. idk
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^good stuff
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Dano - what size hole did you make in the bumper? Did you use a circular drill-hole punch? (Like what you use to make holes in doors for doorhandles, but smaller).

If you had to estimate the diameter, what would you say?
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Never heard back from danomatic93. There is likely some question as to where exactly to put the hole. I made a template, but I need to double check the location for a 5th Gen Hatchback/Coupe. I used a 19mm (3/4") hole saw, centred on the correct location at the corner of the bumper. You will see 4 tiny dots. Centre your hole saw at the dead centre of those dots. Drill.

In the meantime, here is a template for building your own metal bracket to hold your pole firm to the bumper. Click for PDF link.

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Dano - what size hole did you make in the bumper? Did you use a circular drill-hole punch? (Like what you use to make holes in doors for doorhandles, but smaller).

If you had to estimate the diameter, what would you say?
Hey sorry for not responding right away as I didn't see that there was a new post.

Anyways, I used a dremel with a plastic cutting bit. I made a small pilot hole in about the 'right' place. Then, I expanded the hole until the parking pole nut fit in tightly.
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Thats mad jdm yo!
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question yellow white with yellow white right not wit yellow red
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nice write up
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question yellow white with yellow white right not wit yellow red
Yeah that's probably a typo on my part sorry about that,
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yo that parking pole is FKN cool. Do all the JDM civics have it?
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Fvck yeah dude, it's hella JDM!
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These things are as useless as those damn tow hooks
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These things are as useless as those damn tow hooks
well I am not for the JDM look at all, but I think it looks pretty cool even if it is useless. I went on ebay though and they are hundreds of dollars, so fk that ****.
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yo that parking pole is FKN cool. Do all the JDM civics have it?
I'm glad my DIY is getting hated on by a person that bought an eBay turbo!
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I'm glad my DIY is getting hated on by a person that bought an eBay turbo!
wtf ru talking about. I'm not hating?
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Nice write-up

If you don't have anything to offer to the discussion of this thread. Don't post. Thanks

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wtf ru talking about. I'm not hating?
My apologies if you were honestly asking that question. It was only an option over in Japan. So, no it was not a standard accessory on the Civics in Japan.
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how much did you paid for the parking pole ?
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