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Old 31st May 2015, 20:55   #1
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Default Honda Jazz DIY: Reducing rattles and custom lighting for the cabin & boot

Disclaimer: I am no writer, blogger and hence the post might sound a little boring. Suggestions are welcomed.

This DIY (Lights & Sound) revolves around doing custom lighting in boot space & cabin and reducing rattling sound due to components that commonly keep hitting against each other due to vibrations.
Though these are based on Honda Jazz facelift model (mine is Dec-2013) I believe it can be used with any car with similar situation. I prefer keeping the car in stock condition and avoid cutting / drilling any holes. This helps to restore the car to original condition without any damage in case the DIY fails.

Hope this helps. I am going to let the pictures do the talking as much as possible.

Lights:
The Jazz story- Those of us who bought the facelift version of Jazz got some really helpful features like USB-in for audio and Boot lamp. Though the boot lamp is helpful as a feature the one that is there on the Jazz is hardly of any use (and so is the case with mostly all the hatches) mainly due to it's location which is typically towards some side/ corner. It provides very little illumination and casts shadows while the boot is filled with luggage. Hence it is of hardly any use.

This is how it looks before the extra lights are added.
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What you need is an LED strip. This can be procured from any electric/ hardware stores (at least in Mumbai) and comes in rolls of 5m.
I prefer warm or warm-white LEDs over the bright white.
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Ensure to buy a set of connectors. This will help you to easily separate out the setup when you need to remove the parcel shelf.
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If your parcel shelf opens up when you open the hatch door stick the LED strip on the inside of the lip else stick it on the bottom of the shelf. I found that having a strip that is 60-70% of the width of the boot is sufficient for good illumination. The LED strip comes with 3M adhesive and sticks pretty well.
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When you stick the LED strip on the shelf ensure to secure the endpoints using electric tape.
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Ensure you cut the strip on the dotted line shown. You will need to do a careful job of soldering the wires on the two contact points to ensure that the solder from one point does not spill over the other. Sorry I do not have a photo of this.
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The Jazz (yes I like to call it The Jazz sometimes out of respect ) )has the light on the left top corner and does poor job of illuminating the boot. I have used the existing light as the source for power. Also it is synced with the boot opening & closing mechanism so is ideal to control the switching of the LEDs.
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I have connected the two wires (+ve & -ve) to the existing two leads by simply jamming them in the space available.
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Now attach the wires to the one end of connector seen in earlier image. Carefully mount back the light and the original casing with the wires dangling out. Ensure the wire sleeve/cover is not sliced off while mounting the case back.
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Attach the two ends of the connector of the wires coming from LED & source.
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After Illumination...
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You can also replace the cabin lights completely using LEDs available on ebay/ amazon. These come with spring loaded connectors that fit into any sockets.
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I know using LEDs does not really save power as they are ON for very little duration, but consider when you accidentally leave them ON and lock your car they don't drain your battery too much.

Sound:
Lot of us are finicky about even a small rattle coming from our cars...at least I am. So here are some ways to reduce that. Some of the common areas are as follows:

Where you parcel shelf comes in contact with the car body. Place some cushioning foam tape so that the parcel shelf does not come in direct contact of the body.
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Also where your hatch door plastic cladding comes in contact with the parcel shelf. Typically manufacturers do provide some rubber pads but still the shelf vibrates and keeps hitting on the hatch door. I am a fan of welcrow (also Velcrow) since it allows for removable adhesion, without loosing the adhesive power over period of use.
You can apply either of the end on either side. I have applied one end on the hatch lip that comes in contact with small portion of the hatch door. Let the pictures do the talking.
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Other places of rattle are....

Where your folding seats' backs get mounted. Apply generous foam tape on the metal brackets.
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The space near spare wheel where you keep tools, bottle of water, etc. I prefer to jam them using cloth which works very well to dampen motion and hence vibrations.

The boot cover (one that covers the area over spare wheel) also keeps flapping and jumping when there is no luggage. Consider using welcrow at the point where you pull the cover (on both the cover side and the lip of body where it sits). Do not apply welcrow across complete length as it may become very difficult to lift up the cover.

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Thank you for your patience if you are still with me.

MODs I could not find a similar thread on Honda Jazz hence posting it separately, please merge with other thread if relevant.
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Very neat DIYs without altering the car components.
Its really helpful for people, including myself, who don't want to drill or alter car components which are irreversible.

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Since I have used LED strip and connectors that were leftovers from earlier projects in home lighting, I do not have cost for this DIY exercise for now. I will update and add it later to this post later.

MODs: I could not find a way to edit my post, request you to add this to my 1st post itself and if there is direct such feature do let me know. Thanks.
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Mod Note: Thread moved to the Modifications forum. Thanks for sharing!
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Wonderful thread. It involves a very little effort to achieve a significant outcome. Rated 5 stars!!
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Hey naikameya, thats an excellent DIY job! My brother owns a Jazz and I will share this with him.

One request, please could you share a picture for the "after extra lights" in the dark, like you've done it for the stock lighting. It will give us a better idea of the change.

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One request, please could you share a picture for the "after extra lights" in the dark, like you've done it for the stock lighting. It will give us a better idea of the change.
Thanks in advance
Thanks navsjab.

Below is the snap after the extra lights.

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The picture may not do complete justice since the camera tends to adjust based on the illumination. May be I will try to get an image in pitch dark that does little more justice.

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One request, please could you share a picture for the "after extra lights" in the dark, like you've done it for the stock lighting. It will give us a better idea of the change.
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The picture may not do complete justice since the camera tends to adjust based on the illumination. May be I will try to get an image in pitch dark that does little more justice.
It would be great if you could click one in the dark as I asked earlier. I had seen this image that you sent, but due to the picture being clicked in day light I could not figure how effeective the LEDs were. Nevertheless, I can imagine that this has done an impressive job.

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Excellent work Ameya! (Taking a guess with ur name - NaikAmeya. Sorry if I am incorrect).
I have an old Jazz ('09) and planning to do the the same thing with regards to the illumination - after some trial and error ( i do not have the parcel tray)
Love what you have done with regards to the noise - quite a few rattles here and there -especially the seats. will replicate your work.
lastly, could you post pics of the lighting inside - not the boot, but the cabin.
I have fitted a pair of 'spring loaded' LEDs in the cabin (found them only in white) and was wondering how you had fared in the same.
I love the yellow light and would love to buy those (if you have installed yellow). Do share where you bought them from.

Keep modifying bro
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It would be great if you could click one in the dark as I asked earlier. I had seen this image that you sent, but due to the picture being clicked in day light I could not figure how effeective the LEDs were. Nevertheless, I can imagine that this has done an impressive job.
You can check these pictures. The picture quality is not great but they serve the purpose really well.

The first one is without the LEDs & only the stock boot lamp. The last pic shows how those lights illuminate not just the boot but also the surroundings.

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I have fitted a pair of 'spring loaded' LEDs in the cabin (found them only in white) and was wondering how you had fared in the same.
I love the yellow light and would love to buy those (if you have installed yellow). Do share where you bought them from.

Keep modifying bro
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Yes that is my name. No even I have found only white light for the cabin, didn't find a warm yellow one. You can use the connector and replace the white LEDs with the warm yellow strip of LEDs. That should work. BTW 2009 Jazz didn't have a boot lamp right? Let us know how you plan to get the source. it will be helpful for others.

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Nice job and a good end result naikameya. The latest pictures make it clear.

More than the end result, I appreciate your quest to think of (and implement) solutions for those inconveniences. This is not one time activity but a continuous process in itself. Doing such things as a habit enhances the quality of work we do at our workplace too.

You might be aware that the Japanese call this KAIZEN; meaning small continuous improvements. Through deliberate KAIZEN program, the competitive edge of the organization sharpens.

Congratulations and keep it up.
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Excellent! Lots of light as I expected. Since they are LEDs they would not be consuming too much power as well.

Thanks for sharing Ameya
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Nice DIY. Any idea how we can get this done for older Jazz which did not come with boot light.
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