Got mine from here mate: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320724579049?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649Nice guide man. Need to find this march lights soon. Where is this fog light?
I've gotten my hands on an Almera wheel the same as yours, I haven't been able to swap it over yet (just waiting for some hollow torx allen keys in the post), how do the radio controls plug in? I have a Sony radio that supports wheel control with the 3.5mm jack. But that means I'll need a cable to run from the wheel to the radio, right? Been looking around but can't find what I'm after.Told you I wouldn't be neglecting the car. It's been a while, but I've been busy with work/Christmas/new baby, so I haven't had much change to update my thread. Anyway here's what I've done so far.
First up, I changed out the steering wheel for one from an Almera Tino (which is the same wheel they use on the N16 Almera, P11-144 Primera, and second facelift K11 Micra - minus the controls).
The wheel itself bolted straight on, but the spigot needed to be swapped due to the extra wiring from the audio controls and the different air bag on this wheel. Luckily the spigot screws straight on in place of the Micra one, but the plug from the steering column needed to be changed. We had one spliced in so the original connector remained.
The controls themselves were modified by a friend of Jamie's (who's also now a friend of mine). All it took was some resistors in the unit itself, and a wire going from the spigot to the back of the head unit via the included 3.5mm remote port.
Wow I remember this thread from years ago, time flies. Good to see this car back, it was always my favourite OEM+ style on the page back then. Really liking the black headlights, if you're needing to sort out facelift March lights I'll see what I can do for you getting stuff over here in Ireland where there's a lot of imports. I like the activ dashboard, always thought the blue strip down the middle looked nice and could go well with your Sr seats. I know someone who has matching door cards for those seats too if you'd be interestedA thread revival?!
Not sure if anyone still reads these forums given how much Facebook seems to have pretty much killed most message boards. Anyway, the car has been through a lot in the last couple of years, so I thought I'd catch anyone still reading up.
Since getting a Primera the Micra has changed hands a couple of times. It went to my brother first so he could learn to drive. That never happened so I ended up lending it to a friend long term whilst he sorted his own car out. It then went to another friend for a couple of weeks as a stop gap between cars, and now it's finally back with me for a little bit, whilst I sort a few things on the Primera.
Here are a few bits and pieces that were never shared here before.
New Bilstein shocks and lowering springs, along with an adjustable panhard rod:
Almera GTI wheels fitted with Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres:
Installing pop-out rear windows:
Electric front window conversion:
SR seats, a direct bolt in and much better than the original facelift seats. The rears came with a 60/40 split as an added bonus too:
Repainted the valve cover some time ago, it went from red to black with sanded lettering:
Colour matched mudguards:
After I lent it to a friend, he did a few mods on it too, including repainting some of the trim pieces Ford Sea Grey (he was planning on repainting the whole car eventually)
Phase 4 headlights with black inners:
Then he crashed it into a wall and broke one of my March clusters
It has some older March clusters on for now. Don't look as good though.
He went round with the bumper gaffer taped to the bodywork for a bit, before eventually we zip-tie stitched it together until I put a new bumper on.
As of right now, the car is looking really sorry for itself. There are new dents in places and the interior is a right mess where it was used for pizza deliverys and carrying tools about. Doesn't help that I had previously painted the dashboard and some other interior parts, which had been scratched up over time and look awful. Still drives fine though. Only problem is that the gear shifts are a bit crappy, but I think that may be a clutch cable adjustment issue.
I managed to score a phase 4 dark grey interior at the breakers today, so I'll be fitting that over the next few days.
Here's to hopefully restoring this car to its former glory
I am actually on the lookout for at least the passenger side cluster. Not likely, but I was hoping someone would have been in the same boat as me who wanted to sell their remaining cluster, rather than splitting a whole set...if you're needing to sort out facelift March lights I'll see what I can do for you getting stuff over here in Ireland where there's a lot of imports...
Alternatively if you get actual electric window components from a K11, the motor replaces the winder (the electric one really is just the normal winder but with a motor attached), and some wiring is needed for the switches and power. There are exsisting plugs on the inside of the car which you can use for the power and functions usually. I've done the conversion twice, the first time, the car barely had anything I could use as it was super-bottom-spec, that or I didn't notice things. Recently I did a far cleaner install utilising exsisting plugs but the car did already have central locking and stuff.
Ok I was thinking about the actual electric ones.so that said which means all the holes for bolting is there. So will i have to change the door panels to that have the door switch. And does it really worth going through the change. cause I still find the winder is ok, cause if the battery die and the electric windows are down there won't work. Sense i bought the k11 1.0 i haven't drive it as yet. I'm waiting on a drive shaft. So i really don't know much about the micras.And the little white lid thing that keeps the gas thank door close is missing. Just a hole is there i don't know if the line drop inside or not. ThanksAlternatively if you get actual electric window components from a K11, the motor replaces the winder (the electric one really is just the normal winder but with a motor attached), and some wiring is needed for the switches and power. There are exsisting plugs on the inside of the car which you can use for the power and functions usually. I've done the conversion twice, the first time, the car barely had anything I could use as it was super-bottom-spec, that or I didn't notice things. Recently I did a far cleaner install utilising exsisting plugs but the car did already have central locking and stuff.
There's probably a thread or two (or a hundred) on here somewhere.