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    Southam, Warwickshire
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    Legend 2000MY
  1. Car: 1999MY Legend 3.5 auto UK spec. If anyone's interested in changing their stereo in their Legend... I did a bit of detective work and found the wires which operate the (resistive based) steering wheel audio controls. Dunno why but I'm fanatic about buttons working - I hate it when stuff doesn't work! So I've embarked on this mission to adapt the steering wheel controls to a Pioneer aftermarket head unit (it has DAB). Anyway I'm going to be using a CARAV R-100 device which is programmable to any car (that uses resistive controls). It says it's for a Pioneer but from what I've learned it should also apply to Sony aftermarket head units too. Basically you 'show' the unit the resistive control you want to replicate, then program it using an infra-red Pioneer remote (available for a few quid off Ebay if you're prepared to wait). It then outputs a signal through the 3.5mm jack lead remote to the Pioneer, or so the theory goes. Haven't actually set it up yet because I've only just received the Pioneer IR remote but I'll update once it's done. Also learned quite a bit about the standard stereo, if anyone needs to know.
  2. I didn't like that answer so I did some more research. (Bearing in mind my Legend is 20 years old and I'm not made of money). Mannol claim that their 'MANNOL O.E.M. 8218 Multivehicle JWS' product 'Corresponds with requirements / specifications / products' including "HONDA ATF-Z1 (not for CVT) / ATF DW-1". It also suits a lot of other Japanese specs too according to the list. https://mannol.de/en/?action=accessory_chemical_preview&name=O.E.M. 8218 Multivehicle JWS Which is good enough for me, especially at £20 for 4 litres (eBay). I did use Mannol stuff before on a Volvo I had that was fussy about power steering fluid, no issues and it's reasonably priced.
  3. OK I'll changing the ATF and PAS fluid in my (20 year old) Legend soon. Workshop manual states 'Honda ATF Z1' which I think is now out of date. Was thinking I'd use a synthetic alternative to Honda fluid simply because it's cheaper. Does anyone have any recommendations?
  4. Thanks Trevor I'll give it a go. Pretty sure there isn't one on the other side. Given that the car has HID/Xenon lights, I'm thinking this is to adjust headlamps as you say - particularly with load in the boot. Interesting that it's not mentioned in my workshop manual though - maybe USA cars didn't get that feature?
  5. Greetings all, new Legend owner from Warwickshire. Well, the car isn't new, but it's new to me. 2000 model. Anyway I've been poking about and I found a ride height sensor on the OSR shock absorber (see pic). There is a position sensor pot behind the bracket which you can't see in this pic, plus an electrical connector. Does anyone know what this is for? I can't find it in the [Acura RL] workshop manual I have.
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