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There was also a small rust patch on the rear wiper that was sorted out. Fun fact: Canadian Tire does not carry or even list a rear wiper for this car


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Go for a quick test drive and only then notice that one of the front top hats has paint peeling everywhere. I jacked the car up and the top hat still holds the shock on so I figure it's okay
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Then just did a thorough clean of the interior and touched up a few paint chips up front






It's hard to see the dog hair but it's so entrained in the carpet it's quite tough to get out.




The wagon's party piece. The "hidden" compartment


It also has a false floor for some reason. The floor can be collapsed to give you more room but why would they manufacture something to have less room than available? It makes no sense. Maybe it has something to do with a "flat floor" since the front passenger seat is also able to fold completely forward into a table
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Rock chips touched up on the hood




A couple on the back bumper as well




I went to grease the sunroof tracks and noticed the drainage holes completely plugged for the sunroof. Again I’m not impressed with the dealer. They clearly re-greased the tracks at some point and simply didn’t bother to clean the holes out. They’re the most important part to prevent rust up there!
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Found many treasures under the seat but nothing valuable.


Quick shampoo of the carpeted areas






Scrub down 12 years of grime from the carpeted storage places


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Came out nice








Now the rest of the interior. The front seats definitely show their age




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I really need to get the block heater in as well because -28C. I had it to -30C on the way home but when I pulled into the garage it started warming up. I backed out to take the picture but it wouldn’t drop past -28C anymore. I am having a hard time finding a guide on how to install the block heater. Surely someone since 1993 had to have installed one on a 2JZ engine. It looks straight forward and although I’m not a fan of friction fit items on important areas (coolant) if it’s made by Toyota that way I have to trust it. I'm not sure on that silver toothed washer and where it goes. The large O ring again I can't see where it goes but that will be easy to figure out once I find the proper frost plug.









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nice job, it's going to feel like a brand new car
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good stuff fellow MSM Sportcross friend! looking good, that underside it nice and armored now

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Nice work getting her in good shape

More pics of that NSeX

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Very nice and thorough. A nice combo of cars too.

Never realized how much space the sportcross can have...super jealous, wish i found one when i was looking for my car. What are future plans for this?
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No real big plans. Just a daily driver. With only 95000 kilometers on it I'll have plenty of time before anything major goes wrong I imagine.

Broken key syndrome. I looked at my other key and it already has hair line cracks in it.


The CD player is giving me an “error 1” code. The code stands for “Dirty CD”. I tried with essentially a new CD and even one of 2002 vintage and still nothing. It just spins the CD back and forth trying to pick up the feedback. The player wouldn’t work no matter how many times I got angry at it. Many many people have problems with these players and it’s too bad. I really like the look of the OEM stereo but the fact that I can’t get CD’s to work and I can’t get a satellite radio tuner for it (that will display the songs on the display) it means I’ll have to go aftermarket. That’ll be a later project.


Take the top tray out


Take the bottom shifter surround out. The cigarette lighter was sticking up and wouldn’t go down. Gave me the perfect opportunity to see what’s going on while I was taking the CD player out.

Looks like the bottom surround fell off






Take the traction control and heated seat switch panel out
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Then remove the 4 10mm bolts that hold the heater controls and radio into the car


Only 1 plug is being used. This is supposed to be the top-of-the-line system so not sure why the extra plug


You should be left with this gaping hole


Take heed of the warnings


Did I technically void the warranty? I didn’t break the seal….


Take a few small screws out


You should be faced with this


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