Category: Instructional

“How to” or Tips and Tricks Videos

Dodge Challenger Parking Brake Adjustment – Emergency Brake

Having a manual car with a parking brake that slips is no fun. In this video we go over adjusting the parking brake. Total job takes about an hour from Start to finish and is low difficulty.

This video can be used for Challengers, Chargers and I believe 300s as well.

 

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Disassembly of 2015+ Challenger Rear Interior and Install of SeatbeltPlanet.com custom Seat Belts

 

In this video I detail how to completely remove the back seat area of my 2015 Dodge Challenger. Removing seats, interior Trim and the rear deck to install my new custom seat belts from Seatbeltplanet.com.

This video can be used as an instructional video if you need to access all the rear speakers, run wiring or simply remove the seats for weight reduction.

 

Table of Contents

00:01 – About This Video
03:15 – Tools needed
03:48 – 2015+ Challenger Rear Seat Removal
06:45 – Quick discussion on progress
08:31 – 2015+ Challenger Rear Armrest Trim removal
11:26 – 2015+ Challenger tweeter disconnect
11:55 – 2015+ Challenger Rear C Pillar Trim removal
15:29 – 2015+ Challenger close up of C Pillar trim straps for Air Bag
17:01 – 2015+ Challenger Rear Deck removal
18:15 – 2015+ Challenger Rear Deck seat belt removal
19:06 – 2015+ Challenger Rear Side seat belt removal
21:07 – 2015+ Challenger Rear Seat belt Install new redline belts from SeatbeltPlanet.com
24:19 – 2015+ Challenger Rear seat area reassembly
38:03 – Finished product

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Merrick Motorsports Headlight Intake Rings – Install and First Impressions

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Installing the set of Merrick Motorsports 2015-2019 Anodized Challenger Intake Headlight Rings I picked these up during their $5 off sale last week. I’m impressed with the quality and ease of install, my only regret is waiting so long to buy them.  These are for the 2015+ Challengers and in most cases can be installed in under 15 minutes (a little longer if you have Mopar hood pins).

 

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Bye Bye NoWeeds – Broke my exhaust on the Chrysler Nationals show field

 

I had an awesome time at Chrysler Nationals, however leaving the show field’s uneven grass and gravel surfaces something grabbed my actuator, sheared the pin and broke the passenger side system.

This video will show the last performance of my NoWeeds that Friday the 13th, the moments after I noticed the damage and how I plan to fix it.

I also show the process where I remove the NoWeeds system and reinstall the stock pipe I cut out in under 30 minutes. The system is on the way to NoWeeds for repair.

 

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RimPro-Tec Wheel Bands install and Initial thoughts – Curb protection

 

Walking past these guys at SEMA their crisp wheel bands drew me in. Cool colors, DIY install and easily replaceable parts all make this product an awesome solution to a problem for people who love their wheels. It’s also a great solution for people who want to add a color bead to their tire and their OCD demands perfection.

These guys were kind enough to offer WorkPlayDrive subscribers a massive 20% off their order when using code WorkPlayDrive at www.rimpro-tec.com

They went on easily and have been getting a lot of compliments. Let me know what you think in the comments below and feel free to tag me if you happen to install these on your car.

 

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Dodge Challenger, Charger, Jeep Key Fob Remote Battery Replacement

This is a short and to the point video on replacing the Key Fob or Remote battery.  It’s a super simple task and the tools you need are actually part of the Key Fob itself.   In the description you will find links to the battery.  I know it’s short, but this was a simple one…

 

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zAuotmotive TaZer Firmware Update 2.4.3 – ZPU Upgrade install

 

Upgrading the zAutomotive TaZer to version 2.4.3 this is an all new video to go over a few USB troubleshooting steps.  It covers the new fetch and update functionality of the latest ZPU software and we also touch on the new nested TaZer menu setup.

 

Also see this video on How to using the Marry feature in Version 2.4 

 

2.4.3 – 03/08/18

      -NEW FEATURES

  • Added TravelLink disable
  • Changed to submenu structure
  • Added Cluster Swap code
  • Fixed InMotionNav and Aux Videos
  • Added coverage for radio swaps
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements
  • No need to unmarry if upgrading from 2.4.1 or 2.4.2

2.4.2 – 02/05/18

      -NEW FEATURES

  • Added Cargo Camera input on uconnect
  • Added Boost Gauge
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

2.4.1 – 11/30/17

     -NEW FEATURES

  • One touch return to stock – Download Factory settings to your tazer, for one-touch return to stock configurations
  • Auto-Drive Mode (16+ SCAT/SRT/HELLCAT): Vehicle will be able to start in whichever Drive mode selection you would like (Sport/Custom/Track/Default
  • Auto- Drive mode (15+ SXT/RT): Vehicle will be able to start in Sport Mode
  • Auto-Drive Mode (12+ Durango/Jeep GC):  vehicle will be able to start in sport mode/auto turn traction control off
  • Auto Start/Stop Disable (15+ Durango/ Jeep GC) : Completely disable Auto Start/Stop
  • Modify Tire Size: Corrects speedometer for non-factory tire size
  • Modify Tire Pressure: Corrects TPMS for lower or higher tire pressure (FRONT/Rear)
  • IN-Motion (2017) – Enter address into your gps unit while the car is in motion
  • Easy Exit Seating (2015+ Challenger/Charger): upon vehicle shut off. Steering wheel and seat will go to further position for easy vehicle exit
  • Updated Button Mapping: COOL DOWN MODE Now added to button mapping feature / Drive Modes to work even with eco mode on*
  • Line lock update (16+ Scat/SRT/HELLCAT): Vehicle Will automatically go into custom drive mode once line lock is released
  • Added a “full reboot” option which does a sequence of module reboots for setting to take effect right away
  • (plus all changes from 2.3.2)

     -UPDATES

  • Warnings Added – Vehicle Must be set to run position or “Key Not On” will appear on evic screen
  • Reboot on config menu exit – Auto reboot modules upon exiting config menu, this is to prevent from vehicle battery consumption
  • Light Show Fixes:
    • more reliable key fob activation
    • Reliable Light show transitions – Prevents blank show from running
    • Automatically disables un-configured custom light shows
    • Durango/Ram – Turn Signals now active on instrument cluster
  • Line lock / Force RWD  update- Reliability of line lock/ Forced RWD  update

 

 

 

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Quick Wheel Cleaning Basics – Show Prep Without Breaking the Bank

 

You asked for my wheel cleaning process…

I use a set of 12″ long 2 x 6 planks or double (side by side) 2 x 4s that I drive up on to get my tires off the ground so I can easily scrub all the way around. I’m not brand focused or sponsored I use all different products because it’s just what works best for me at the best cost.

It is very important you repeat the steps below every time you wash your car. If you don’t remove the old product before you apply new you wind up layering tire gel and brake dust resulting in a shiny brown tire.

 

1. Super light spray of water on the tires. Don’t to do an initial rinse yet. The best product I have used to date is Adam’s tire and rubber cleaner . Spray the tires liberally with the product then agitate and spread with a stiff bristle brush right away. Let it sit for 2 minutes then spray and scrub well.

 

2. Rinse and repeat step 1 then after your last scrub take a coarse microfiber rag I use Kirkland Yellow Microfiber specifically for this task as they don’t disintegrate when you scrub rubber. using the dry microfiber scrub the tires still wet with the Adams product good and hard. The microfiber really picks up the left over tire shine. don’t forget to do the bead between the tire and wheel this area really holds the tire shine. If your tires are really gooped up you can repeat step 2 one more time

3. Now I hose off the wheel and tires really well, then scrub my wheels and calipers by hand using Meguiar’s G17748 Wash and Wax. I avoid chemicals on the wheels, just my personal preference. I use Fresh Kirkland Yellow Microfiber (same as the ones I use to scrub tires just new ones) and also 3 piece Detail brushes to get in all the tight spaces. Rear wheel first, then front, after one side I empty the bucket, refill with Fresh suds and a new rag and do the other side. If your wheels are very dirty you should rinse and refill the suds with every wheel.

4. I blow dry the tires and wheels with my WORX mini blower it has enough power to dry the wheels and when I wash the car all the badges, grills and other crevices. it also has a flexible hose attachment so you can focus the air like when cleaning the engine bay.

At this point my tires are really clean and have a nice satin finish. for the most part I do not dress the tires I like the satin clean look  (fresh from a wash) but I do understand some people really enjoy a shiny tires, especially car show judges so when I need to dress my tires like this I use Meguiar’s G7516 Endurance Tire Gel and apply with a cheap tire gel applicator like these.  I used to buy nice ones with handles, but they get so nasty so the cheap ones are better and can fit into a small zip lock back for storage.

5. I use a pair of Nitrile gloves for this because it gets messy. I spread a good amount of tire gel on the applicator and rub it into the tire, add more as necessary to coat the tire well. Don’t worry about spreading it perfectly just make sure the entire tire is covered then let it sit for 10 –20 minutes. go back with a fresh Kirkland Yellow Microfiber and rub off the excess to prevent sling while driving.

if you are showing the car and want super gloss. When you get to the show wipe down the tire with a microfiber to clean off any road dirt, then re apply the gel evenly and don’t wipe off. Before you leave the show rub off the excess with a microfiber to prevent sling.

 

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SeatbeltPlanet.com – Part 2 – Custom Seat Belt Installation and Review nnnnn

 

Part 2 covers reinstalling the Seat Belts and my impressions of the product, people and process.

We had a great experience with seatbeltplanet.com and I highly recommend you use them for all your seat belt repairs and customization.

 

 

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SeatbeltPlanet.com – Part 2 – Custom Seat Belt Installation and Review

 

Part 2 covers reinstalling the Seat Belts and my impressions of the product, people and process.

We had a great experience with seatbeltplanet.com and I highly recommend you use them for all your seat belt repairs and customization.

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