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Installation instructions for the one and only 3 point strut bar for the 5 th gen Accord Please follow the instructions to ensure proper fitment of the strut bar. Tool required: Phillips screwdriver #1 or #2 Small flat blade screwdriver or panel removal tool Center Punch Socket wrench Various Sockets 10mm, 13mm, 14mm Drill Bit in 3/8” Power Drill 10mm and 13mm box wrenches Hammer Paint or Marking Pen
Step 1: Park vehicle on a level surface, support on jack stands at all 4 corners if desired Step 2: Remove negative battery terminal Step 3: Remove 6 strut nuts (14mm) – 3 per side (see figure 1)
Step 4: Remove 10mm bolt from main fuse panel Step 5: Remove 10mm bolt from vacuum line bracket on firewall
Step 6: Remove 14mm nut from both wiper blades and then remove the wiper arms
Step 7: Gently pull back cowling weather stripping and remove the 6 plastic retaining clips, be careful when removing the clips. The clip is shown below.
Step 8: Once all of the retaining clips are moved, remove the weather stripping by pulling it towards the front of the car. Step 9: Remove the 7 screw clips on the upper cowling.
Step 10: Lift the cowling to expose the wiper motor
Step 11: If equipped remove the 10mm bolt from the ABS line retainer Step 12: Install your FATFOURCUSTOMS 3pt strut bar and moderately tighten all 6 factory strut nuts.
Step 13: Find the firewall mounted vacuum line bracket and bend the tab flat so factory bracket can be retained Step 14: Now install and fully tighten the factory 10mm bolt through the factory bracket and strut bar that was removed in Step 5
Step 15: Mark the two outer mounting holes that need to be drilled out Step 16: Now, remove the bar (6 strut nuts, 1 firewall bolt) so the mounting holes can be drilled Step 17: Center punch the marked holes on the firewall Step 18: Carefully drill the 2 mounting holes with a 3/8” drill bit Step 19: Re-install the FATFOURCUSTOMS strut bar and check the alignment of the holes that were just drilled. If everything lines up, go ahead and tighten the rear bracket bolts to 30 ft-lbs. if your holes are off, retighten the bar using the 6 factory strut nuts and make your alignments accordingly. Step 20: Tighten the strut bolts to the factory specifications Step 21: Re-install the firewall mounted vacuum line bracket Step 22: Re-install the ABS line bolt and fuse box bolt
Step 23: Re-Connect the negative battery terminal Step 24: Enjoy your new FATFOURCUSTOMS 3 point strut bar Check all bolts 14 days after the installation, and retighten if necessary. Please drive responsibly and obey all traffic laws "Department of Transportation's Law All modifications, except those that are exempt, have been designed and are intended for off-road use only. These components are legal in California for racing vehicles only, which may never be used in City streets or Public highways. Federal and many state laws prohibit the removal, modification, or rendering inoperable of any device or element of design affecting vehicle emission or safety in a vehicle used on public highways. Violation of such laws may subject the owner or user to a fine or penalty. Installation of this part may void the warranty coverage, if any, on your vehicle. User/Buyer assumes all costs and risks associated with any aftermarket parts. It is the User/Buyer's responsibility to know their local City and State Laws. No liability or warranties, express or implied are granted. Installation guide is only a guide, professional installation of all products is recommended. FatFour Customs (FFC) will not be held liable for any damages done to the vehicle or other property or persons. No refunds or exchanges unless from manufacturing defect.