1994 Honda Civic Brake Light Won’t Turn Off

If a car you are working on is experiencing a symptom where the brake lights won’t turn off, one possible issue could be the brake switch. It is located on the brake pedal. Inspect it for missing parts, such as the nipple not sitting properly in the groove or is completely missing.

If it is not seated properly, you’ll notice a depressed switch which the brake pedal would normally press. Fix that part. I repaired it using a bolt with two nuts, one on either side of the part of the metal used to mount the nipple item.

Information for this post was gathered from a honda-tech.com post. I’m writing this to archive the data in case that forums data is lost, as years-old posts tend to become. Hope this helps somebody.

https://honda-tech.com/forums/honda-accord-1990-2002-2/rear-light-brake-lights-stay-when-car-off-2593854/

Raspberry Pi headless setup

If you’re banging your head on your keyboard because your Raspberry Pi is pingable but connecting via ssh gives you “Connection Refused” errors, read on.

Buried in an hour of frustration was this post on stackexchange:
https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/4444/enabling-ssh-on-rpi-without-screen-keystrokes-for-raspi-config

All you need is to place an empty file named ‘ssh’ onto the boot (FAT) partition of your SD card (no need to mount ext3). Tested with 2016-11-25-raspbian-jessie-lite.img.

Source: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/ssh/

Tested this with RASPBIAN JESSIE LITE/Pixel release 2017-04-10. Hope this helps someone save some time.

Creating/Installing Custom Tweeter Pods

Just finished up upgrading my car’s audio equipment and environment. This post is about installation of custom-built tweeter pods. I drive a 2006 Ford Focus ZX4, which sadly did not come equipped with tweeter pods.


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