While working on a new project, I needed an additional switch to control my device. The MX-5 2016 ST has a place holder for the switch, which in the RF model is used to control the roof closing/opening. I decided to use this place holder to add my own switch. On the Miata forum there was some discussion about the possibility of adding new switches, but no real implementation yet. Continue reading
Another small project for my MX-5. I designed some simple partitions to keep small items in the trunk without being squished by groceries or other heavy bags. The trunk has a deepened area which is 4 inches deep; perfect for small items like hiking shoes, water bottles, and some car maintenance items. Continue reading
FasTrak device is an RF ID module for paying toll bridges and express lanes in California. Some people are asking, how to mount it in MX-5. It is recommended to keep it on the wind shield, which is already cramped with Forward Sensing Camera and Rain Sensor. The FasTrak devise is quite big and ugly in my opinion, and it is not necessary to keep it on the wind shield.
Soft top MX-5 is RF transparent, so you can keep RF tag inside the plastic cubby and it will work perfectly.
There are thousands of car phone mounts on the market. They usually have a clip to mount on the air vent or suction cup to mount on the wind shield or dash. MX-5 2016 has no flat surfaces on the interior. Space is very limited, which makes it hard to find a good location for the phone mount. Continue reading
The nice thing about acrylic is you can easily illuminate the etched portion by putting a light source on the bottom edge of the screen.
MX-5 2016 original wind blocker has a very simple design, and almost useless. It doesn’t block much wind but blocks your view . I decided to replace it with a bigger size acrylic screen…