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Door Handle Removal<BR> Door Handle Removal<BR>
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[http://www.caraudiohelp.com/legendforum/acura_legend_door_lock_actuator_fix/acura_legend_door_lock_actuator_fix.htm Door Lock Actuator Repair]<BR> [http://www.caraudiohelp.com/legendforum/acura_legend_door_lock_actuator_fix/acura_legend_door_lock_actuator_fix.htm Door Lock Actuator Repair]<BR>
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=== Electronics === === Electronics ===
Main Relay Replacement & Reconditioning<BR> Main Relay Replacement & Reconditioning<BR>
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-<LI>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=54415 a-l.com thread with G1 instructions (similar repair procedure)]<BR>+<DD>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=54415 a-l.com thread with G1 instructions (similar repair procedure)]<BR>
-<LI>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=88478 a-l.com thread]<BR>+<DD>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=88478 a-l.com thread]<BR>
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=== Engine/Emissions/Exhaust === === Engine/Emissions/Exhaust ===
Cleaning the Throttle Body & Intake Air Control Valve (IACV)<BR> Cleaning the Throttle Body & Intake Air Control Valve (IACV)<BR>
-<LI>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=85010 a-l.com DIY thread] <BR>+<DD>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=85010 a-l.com DIY thread] <BR>
-<LI>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78022 a-l.com thread with tips]<BR>+<DD>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78022 a-l.com thread with tips]<BR>
-<LI>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81105 a-l.com thread with tips]<BR>+<DD>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=81105 a-l.com thread with tips]<BR>
-<LI>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=52687 a-l.com thread with pics] <BR>+<DD>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=52687 a-l.com thread with pics] <BR>
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-<LI>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64212 a-l.com thread]<BR>+<DD>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=64212 a-l.com thread]<BR>
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-<LI>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=79886 a-l.com thread for RL (similar procedure for 2nd gen)]<BR>+<DD>[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=79886 a-l.com thread for RL (similar procedure for 2nd gen)]<BR>
[https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=75695 Oil Change]<BR> [https://www.acura-legend.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=75695 Oil Change]<BR>
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Cabin Air Filter Removal<BR> Cabin Air Filter Removal<BR>
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Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Replacement<BR> Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Replacement<BR>
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Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Reconditioning<BR> Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Reconditioning<BR>
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Contents

Specifications

Rundown

  • Production: 1991–1995
  • Engine: 3.2 L C32A V6
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic, 6-speed manual
  • Wheelbase: 111.40 in. (coupe), 114.60 in. (sedan)
  • Length: 194.90 in. (sedan), 92.50 in. (coupe)
  • Width: 71.30 in.
  • Height: 53.50 in. (coupe)55.10 in. (sedan)

Chassis Codes

  • KA7 = 91-95 Sedan
  • KA8 = 91-95 Coupe

Second generation units became available for the 1991 model year, now using a 200 hp 3.2L SOHC C32A engine. The second generation Legend was a larger, more streamlined looking automobile (drag coefficients were actually higher at .34 for sedans and .32 for coupes.) The early models could be had with either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic transmission. Honda's choice for an engine came as a disappointment to some fans who were hoping that the NSX's 270 hp 3.0 L C30A engine would be used as-is in the Legend (quite the contrary, the only part the Legend and NSX share is the oil filter.) As a luxury car, the Legend offered a host of features seen on luxury cars of today including speed sensitive steering, integrated hands-free telephone, automatic climate control, heated leather seats, heated mirrors, 4-wheel ABS disc brakes, seat belt pre-tensioners and soft close vacuum operated doors (2-door models only).

For 1991 and 1992 the Legend was available in three trim lines (Base, L, LS) for the sedan and two trim lines for the coupe (L, LS). The higher end LS cars added automatic climate control, sportier Michelin tires, a power 4-way passenger seat, burled walnut interior trim, and body colored side moldings. In 1993, Honda made significant upgrades to the model and the 230 hp "Type II" version of the SOHC C32A engine became available in the higher end cars, appeasing some of those who had hoped for the NSX's powerplant. 1993 also saw the delete of the black molding on the entry level cars so that all models now had painted body side moldings. A new alloy wheel design with fewer spokes replaced the old one on the sedans.

More changes were made for 1994: both coupe and sedan versions received new front bumpers, a new front grill, and revised trunk lids. The word "Legend" was now spelled out in individual letters on the back of both sedan and coupe. A new GS sedan took over as the top of the line variant, sporting the "Type II" engine, upgraded brakes and a sports-suspension along with a unique grill and wheels while the standard Base Legend was dropped and the "L" now became the entry level model. Also added was a limited production SE or "Special Edition" sedan which was available in both 1994 and 1995. This sedan was essentially a Legend L with a two tone paint scheme and unique wheels and floor mats. Minor changes were made again for 1995 before the model was discontinued. A six-speed manual transmission was standard on 1993 and newer LS coupes and an option on 1994-1995 GS sedans.

Sedan & Coupe Differences

When the 2nd Generation Acura Legend was introduced the sedan was released immediately, while the coupe followed suit in mid-model year. When it was introduced, however, it was only with 2 trim levels (L & LS). Verses the sedans 3 (base, L & LS). From the beginning the coupe was only supposed to be similar to the sedan in presence, hence the almost zero compatibility in exterior panels. However, the entire drivetrain & suspension, dashboard, console and most other core parts and electronic components are interchangeable.


  • Sedan has rear seat map lights
  • Sedans have chrome grille trim (except GS sedan)
  • All coupes have body colored grille trim
  • Coupe has a shorter wheel base by 3.2"
  • Coupe is equipped with firmer shocks (except GS sedan)
  • Coupe is equipped with larger front stabilizer (sway) bar (except GS sedan)
  • Coupe is equipped with electronic door closers. As the door is closed the striker (mounted in the quarter panel) moves the door a few millimeters "sucking" it in. This aids in closing the door easily, as a matter of fact the door can be closed with the push of a finger.
  • Coupe is equipped with seatbelt presenters. The seatbelts are mounted to each seat. When the door is opened, the seatbelt is brought down level to the floor so that it does not interfere with entering and exiting and to allow for back seat entry. When the door is closed it is brought back into posistion.
  • Coupe has roll down rear quarter windows. This tradition started with the 1st generation Legends. Most 2 door coupes have fixed quarter windows.

Trim Levels

1991 & 1992 Model Years

Base Model

1991-1992, the base model was produced only as a sedan. It was the entry level sedan and had only standard options. Base models can be easily identified by their lack of a sunroof and flat black door handles.

Standard features:

  • 3.2 Liter C32A SOHC 200 hp (210 lbs/ft) V6
  • 5 Speed Manual Transmission
  • Instrument cluster with Tach, 140mph Speedo, Coolant Temp and Fuel gauges.
  • Speed Sensitive Power Steering
  • Flat black, un-painted body side trim moldings
  • Blue tinted windows
  • Power Windows
  • Power Mirrors
  • Faux wood trim on center console and window switches (available in 1992 only)
  • Driver’s power seat
  • Cloth seat coverings
  • Fixed rear headrests
  • 4 speaker audio system with AM/FM Cassette player & Power antenna (4ohm, 6.5" fronts, 6x9" rears)


L Model

In 1991-1992 the L model was the second step up for the sedan and the entry level for the coupe.

Standard Features include all of the features of the Base model and...

  • Body colored mirrors and door handles
  • Moon roof w/ wind deflector
  • Bronze tinted windows
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Floor mats w/ “LEGEND” insignia
  • Security alarm system
  • Faux wood trim on center console and window switches (available in 1992 only)
  • Height and tilt adjustable rear headrests
  • 8 Way power seat with memory seating position system (2 settings)
  • Pre wired for cell phone and CD changer
  • Front and rear map lights
  • 4 speaker audio system with AM/FM Cassette player, equalizer and anti-theft (4ohm, 6.5" fronts, 6x9" rears)
  • Steering wheel volume controls
  • Passenger Side SRS Airbag (available in 1992 only)


LS Model

The LS model was the top of the line for 1991 & 1992. The LS model came loaded and had a short option list.

Standard Features include all of the features of the L model and...

  • Body colored side trim moldings
  • Driver and Passenger side power seats
  • Leather seat coverings
  • Leather steering wheel and shift knob
  • Heated seats (not available on 1991)
  • 4 speaker BOSE 60watt at 4ohm audio system with AM/FM Cassette player & Power antenna ([component 6.75" fronts, 6x9" rears w/ component tweeters]?)
  • Burled walnut REAL wood trim on center console and window switches
  • Light and Temperature Sensitive Automatic Climate Control,
  • Soft eject cup holder & deeper console storage (not available on any Manual transmission cars)
  • Courtesy light system with dimmable “ambience lighting” and fading
  • Passenger Side SRS Airbag



1993 Model Year

1993 Was a transitional year for the Legend. Appearance wise, the sedan and coupe remained the same. New paint colors were available, the Type F (light tan) interior received a slight color change and the blue and grey interiors were no longer available. The instrument cluster was was revised with a different font on the gauge background. A revised engine mount system was installed. All cars were now equipped with a harmonic balancer instead of a solid crank pulley. Automatic transmissions were modified to shift a bit smoother and the transmission computer (integrated into the ECU) was updated with a fuzzy-logic shift program that helped with 3-4 gear hunting.

Coupe: Both the L and LS coupe received a major drive train upgrade with a standard type II motor and the availability of the 6 speed transmission. The LS coupe received a traction control system lifted out of the NSX. It had heavier gauge body panels for structural rigidity and the front and rear control arms were slightly more firm. The front brakes received an upgrade to dual piston calipers and slightly thicker rotors (rear remained the same). The automatic transmission had a higher final gear ratio (internal to the transmission - the differential gearing remained the same) and modified shift points, also had the same fuzzy-logic shift program.


1993 Base Model Sedan

Retained the same standard features as the 91-92 L Model above and...

  • Revised automatic transmission and ECU
  • Passenger side airbag now standard
  • 4 speaker audio system with AM/FM Cassette player, equalizer and anti-theft now standard (4ohm, 6.5" fronts, 6x9" rears)


1993 L Model Sedan

Retained the same standard features as the 91-92 L Model above and...

  • Revised automatic transmission and ECU
  • Body colored moldings now standard
  • BOSE 4 speaker audio system with AM/FM Cassette player (no external amplifier, 4ohm, component 6.75" fronts, 6x9" rears w/ component tweeters) now standard


1993 LS Model Sedan

Retained the same standard features as the 91-92 LS Model above and...

  • Revised automatic transmission and ECU
  • BOSE Premium audio system with AM/FM Cassette player (200watt external amplifier, 2ohm, component (6.75"?) fronts, 6x9" rears w/ component tweeters)


1993 L Model Coupe

Retained the same standard features as the 91-92 L Model above and...

  • Type II C32A6 Motor [email protected], 206LB/[email protected]
  • 160MPH Speedometer, 6700 Red Line
  • Available 6 Speed Manual Transmission
  • Automatic transmission with higher final drive gear ratio
  • Dual piston front calipers w/ thicker rotors
  • Firmer front and rear control arm bushings
  • Passenger's seat received a button for fore and aft movement accesible to rear seat passenger's.
  • Body colored moldings now standard
  • BOSE 4 speaker audio system with AM/FM Cassette player (no external amplifier, 4ohm, component 6.75" fronts, 6x9" rears w/ component tweeters) now standard

1993 LS Model Coupe

Retained the same standard features of the 91-92 LS Model above and...

  • Type II C32A6 Motor [email protected], 206LB/[email protected]
  • 160MPH Speedometer, 6700 Red Line
  • Available 6 Speed Manual Transmission
  • Automatic transmission with higher final drive gear ratio
  • Dual piston front calipers w/ thicker rotors
  • Firmer front and rear control arm bushings
  • Passenger's seat received a button for fore and aft movement accesible to rear seat passenger's.
  • BOSE Premium audio system with AM/FM Cassette player (200watt external amplifier, 2ohm, component (6.75"?) fronts, 6x9" rears w/ component tweeters)
  • 16" "GS" or "Hammer" Style rims standard with 255/55/R16 Michelin tires
  • Traction Control System



1994 & 1995 Model Years

Two new models were introduced for the last two years of production, the GS and SE both on the sedan platform. The general appearance remained the same, however the coupe and sedan received a revised front bumper and rear badging with "L-E-G-E-N-D" lettering stretched across the lid. This year, all Legend models were equipped with an electonic memory tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The coupe received an updated trunk lid with an LED stop light strip built in and a modified upper curvature. This curvature enhances and changes the look of rear end dramatically, especially on cars not equipped with a spoiler. The sedans were equipped with a more flush fitting front grille. The moon roof wind deflector was eliminated. This is the chrome metal piece mounted at the front of the moon roof opening that pops up when the roof is opened.

If you are familiar with Honda, the release of the "Special Edition" model indicates the body style will be changing soon. The SE was an L model legend with standard leather seating, two tone paint job and "Special Edition" embossed into the floor mats. The GS was also added this year. This has all of the features of an LS sedan retrofitted with the Type II drivetrain and suspension transplanted from Coupe. Externally, it's only distingushing features are the 16" hammer style wheels and flush fitting, body colored grille. The GS is one of the most desirable of all Legend models. A GS Sedan, 6 Speed, Black on Black in good condition can still fetch nearly $10,000.


1994 & 1995 L Model Sedan

Retained the same standard features of the 1993 L Model above and added:

  • Soft eject cup holder & deeper console storage (not available on Manual transmission cars) now standard
  • Updated front bumper and rear emblems
  • Electric tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Eliminated sunroof wind deflector



1994 & 1995 SE Special Edition Sedan

Same features as an 94-95 L model sedan and added:

  • Standard Leather Interior
  • Bose Premium Stereo System (SE only, does not have external amplifier)
  • "Special Edition" insignia floor mats
  • Two-tone paint job


1994 & 1995 LS Model Sedan

Retained the same standard features of the 1993 LS Model above and added:

  • Updated front bumper and rear emblems
  • Electric tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Upgraded BOSE Premium sound system with 8 Speakers
  • Automatic transmission now standard equipment, 5spd unavailable.
  • Eliminated sunroof wind deflector


1994 & 1995 GS Model Sedan

Same features of as a 94-95 LS Model sedan and added:

  • Type II C32A6 Motor [email protected], 206LB/[email protected]
  • 160MPH Speedometer, 6700 Red Line
  • Standard 6 Speed Manual Transmission
  • Automatic transmission with higher final drive gear ratio
  • Dual piston front calipers w/ thicker rotors
  • Firmer front and rear control arm bushings
  • 16" "GS" or "Hammer" Style rims standard with 255/55/R16 Michelin tires
  • Traction Control System
  • Body Colored Grille

1994 & 1995 L Model Coupe

Retained the same standard features of the 1993 L Model above and added:

  • Soft eject cup holder & deeper console storage (not available on Manual transmission cars) now standard
  • Updated front bumper and rear emblems
  • Electric tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Eliminated sunroof wind deflector

1994 & 1995 LS Model Coupe

Retained the same standard features of the 1993 LS Model Coupe above and added:

  • Updated front bumper and rear emblems
  • Electric tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Upgraded BOSE Premium sound system with 8 Speakers
  • Body colored lower body trim - all around sides and front/rear bumpers
  • Eliminated sunroof wind deflector

Frequently Asked Repair Questions, Common Problems, and Suggested Fixes

This section specifically covers common problems you may encounter with the Legend and suggested solutions. Basically, if you don't know WHY something is happening with your car, look here. Once you have identified the problem, please refer to the DIY section for detailed procedures on how to fix these problems.



TO MERGE (NOTES)

Links from Knowledgebase thread - COMPLETED as of 2/27/07
https://www.acura-legend.com/2ndgendiy.html
Newbie FAQ
Leon's FAQ
Legendtuner.com links


Body/Exterior

Clogged windshield wiper nozzle (aka washer fluid squirter)

a-l.com thread

Slow Window Rollup A: Lubrication

a-l.com thread

Rear window does not roll up or down

a-l.com thread

Sunroof Rattling or Moonroof rattling

a-l.com thread

Trunk Lid Spring Adjustment

a-l.com thread
a-l.com thread
a-l.com thread

Q: I have water in my trunk or moisture in my tail lights
A: Replace the tail light gasket. Recommendation: Spend 28c vs $15 by cutting your own out of craft foam. It's the same stuff and costs much less!

See DIY Reparisfor Replacement Procedure

Brakes

Q: Why is my ABS Light On?
a-l.com thread


Electrical

Q: My Defroster is not working

a-l.com thread

Q: My Steering wheel mounted controls (horn, cruise control, and/or radio buttons) have stopped working.
A: Replace your clockspring / Cable reel.

See DIY Reparisfor Replacement Procedure

Q: How do I hook up my IPOD or other MP3 player to my factory Bose Stereo?
Suggested Options: a-l.com thread

See DIY Reparisfor Install Procedure

Q: Why does my car not start or abruptly dies?
A: If you car doesn't start when its hot or has been left alone for a while (overnight) but starts up and runs great the second time without any problems, check your main relay. The main relay controls your fuel pump and the solder joints within the relay wear out over time. This is a common Honda problem.

See DIY Reparisfor Replacement & Reconditioning procedure.

Q: Why is my speedometer not working or erratic?
A: Replace your vehicle speed sensor.

See DIY Reparisfor VSS replacement procedure.

Q: Where can I buy Bose Speakers & what part numbers do I need to order?
A: Buy them directly from Bose

a-l.com thread


Engine/Emissions/Exhaust

Q: My car idles low or has a problem maintaining idle.
A: Clean your Throttle Body & Intake Air Control Valve (IACV).

See DIY Reparisfor Throttle Body and Intake Air Control Valve Cleaning Procedure

Q: Why do I have an fluctuating idle or erratic idle or fluctuating idle when hot
A: Low coolant in radiator (due to leak), air in the cooling system, vacuum leak, or BHG

a-l.com thread - includes bleeding procedure
a-l.com thread - why a large amount of air causes overheating
a-l.com thread - example of bad radiator cap

Q: Stripped Oil Pan Bolt or Leaking Oil Pan Bolt

a-l.com thread
a-l.com thread

Q: What is the Mystery Plastic Gunk on front of Oil Pan underneath the timing belt cover?
A: The Crank Angle Sensor "Potting" (sealing) material is melting off. This doesn't affect the performance of the vehicle so you can safely ignore it.

a-l.com thread
See DIY Reparisfor a refitting/repotting procedure if you insist on rebuilding it.

Engine Cooling & Climate Control

A/C Squealing on startup (also applies to other belts)?

a-l.com thread

Coolant Smell in Cabin
A: Check your heater core.
a-l.com thread

Q: Intermittent A/C Operation (sometimes blows cold air)?
A: Replace the Fan Control Unit (FCU). This box decides when to engage your A/C compressor and your radiator fans.
a-l.com thread

Noisy Climate Control Temperature Sensor Fan (for cars with Automatic Climate Control only)
a-l.com thread

Q: Do I need a single or dual outlet water pump?
A: It appears that a dual outlet water pump is only required if you car has an oil cooler
a-l.com thread

Lukewarm (or no) heat from my climate control system
Suggested Fixes: a-l.com thread

Interior

Ashtray Suck Open

a-l.com thread

Rattling Rear Deck

a-l.com thread

Sagging Sun Visors
Possible Solution: two different possible causes - one includes pics
a-l.com thread



Suspension & Tires

Wheel, Tire, and Offset Recommendations

a-l.com thread

Q: Where can I find a shop to have my wheels/rims bored out?
A: Instead of finding a machine shop, try contacting one of the larger wheel & tire shops in your area to see if they have an in-house lathe. The W&T shops with in-house lathes are likely willing to do the job for cheaper.
a-l.com thread

Transmission/Transaxle/Differential

Q: My AT automatic transmission shifter is stuck!
A: Follow the diagnostic procedure

a-l.com thread


Misc Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is premium gasoline necessary?
A: No, but your gas mileage (MPG) will suffer so cost per mile-wise, it will be a wash.

a-l.com thread

Q: Can I fit an NSX Engine in my Legend? The engine code is similar.
A: No, the NSX engine is completely different and only shares the oil filter. It's physically wider and won't fit without cutting into the frame rails. It may be possible with $15K-20K but why bother. Please stop asking.

Q: Can I make my Legend RWD?
A: No. You might as well put an NSX engine into this car.

Q: What's the difference between the redline and my rev limit?

a-l thread

Q: What body kits are available for the Legend?

a-l thread

Q: What options were available from the factory for the Legend?

a-l thread

Q: What is VIS and how does it work?

a-l thread
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Do it Yourself Repairs

This section contains all the links to relevant sections of Acura-Legend.com which contain REPAIR procedures for your Legend. Basically, if you know what you want to fix yet don't know how to do it yet, look here. Eventually (hopefully), folks will port that information back INTO the Wiki directly. Please put all the retrofit and modification links in the other DIY section.


Body/Exterior

Bumper mounting tab repair

Door Handle Removal

a-l.com thread
a-l.com thread

Door Lock Actuator Repair

Window Motor Repair

Lower Door Trim Removal

Rust Removal DIY - cb7tuner.com thread for 90-92 Accord but same procedure applies

Taillight Gasket Replacement

Trunk Lock Replacement / Re-keying the Trunk Lock

Brakes

ABS Code Retrieval (with Pics)

Brake Caliper Removal / Upgrading Brake Calipers

Brake Caliper Restoration / Rebuilding

Brake Master Cylinder Replacement

Emergency Brake Adjustment

Electronics

Main Relay Replacement & Reconditioning

a-l.com thread
a-l.com thread with G1 instructions (similar repair procedure)
a-l.com thread

Engine/Emissions/Exhaust

Cleaning the Throttle Body & Intake Air Control Valve (IACV)

a-l.com DIY thread
a-l.com thread with tips
a-l.com thread with tips
a-l.com thread with pics
a-l.com thread
a-l.com thread

Crank (Cam) Angle Sensor - Reconditioning/Repotting with non-metallic Epoxy - one user in the first thread reports no probs with this DIY after 20K mi)

EGR Valve and Pipe Removal and Cleaning

Fuel Filter Replacement

a-l.com thread
a-l.com thread for RL (similar procedure for 2nd gen)

Oil Change


Oxygen Sensor Replacement / O2 Sensor Replacement

PCV Valve Replacement

Engine Cooling & Climate Control

Blower Unit (motor) Replacement

a-l.com thread
a-l.com thread

Cabin Air Filter Removal

a-l.com thread

Replacing Water By-Pass In Pipe O-Rings and Manifold Removal

Radiator Replacement

a-l.com thread
a-l.com thread

Thermostat Removal and Replacement

Electrical

Bose Amp Repair

Brake Lamp Indicator Fix

Clock Spring / Cable Reel Replacement

ECU and Fan Control Unit (FCU) Removal

Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Replacement

a-l.com thread
a-l.com thread

Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Reconditioning

a-l.com thread
TSB that outlines the procedure

Interior

Dash Removal

Lower Dash Panel Removal (for alarm install or main relay replacement)

Passenger Airbag Replacement

Steering/Transmission/Transaxle/Differential

Axle Removal

ATF Strainer/Filter Removal and Replacement

Differential Pinion Seal Replacement - in linked MSWord Doc

Steering Wheel Removal- pics are no longer avail

Suspension & Tires

Shocks Installation

Do it Yourself Modifications and Upgrades

This section contains all the links to relevant sections of Acura-Legend.com which contain performance upgrade procedures for your Legend. Eventually (hopefully), folks will port that information back INTO the Wiki directly. All the JDM retrofit crap belongs here.

Body/Exterior

Custom Angel Eyes

JDM Door Sill Install

Painted Taillights

Sidemarkers Installation

Sunroof Tilt Modification / Moonroof Tilt Modification

Brakes

Brake Caliper Removal / Upgrading Brake Calipers

Painting your Calipers

Electrical

Change the tone of your Horn

Integrating a Garage Door Opener

JDM One Piece Headlight Wiring

  • a-l.com thread
  • a-l.com thread - with HID install

    Engine/Emissions/Exhaust

    Cold Air Intake

    Porting Heads, Polishing Heads, and Cylinder Block Preperation

    Type 1 to Type 2 Intake Manifold Replacement

    Engine Cooling & Climate Control

    Electrical

    Foglight Button Wiring Information

  • a-l.com thread - button suggestions
  • a-l.com thread - includes diagrams

    IPOD/AUX interface installation on a factory Bose Stereo
    Use an Alpine M-Bus CD Changer with the pre-wired cable
    Setup Remote Start with Tilt Steering
    JDM Headlight Wiring Instructions for USDM Legends
  • a-l.com thread

    LCD TVs in Headrests

    Interior

    Acura MDX Shift Knob Install

    Indiglo Gauge Installation

    Lighted Window Switches

    Power Passenger's Seat Install

    Steering/Transmission/Transaxle/Differential

    ADDCO Sway Bar shoulder bolt (for install)

    Suspension & Tires

    Front Koni Shock Installation

    TSX suspension retrofit

    Colors

    NEED 94 + 95 Interior Color information, PM SR5GUY and I will modify table

    Exterior/Interior Colors And Trim
    Exterior   Interior
    . Year Code Sedan # Sedan L ## Sedan LS ### Coupe L ## Coupe LS ###
    Frost White '91-'93 NH538 '91 Ivory; '92 & '93 Taupe '91 Ivory & Blue; '92 & '93 Taupe '91 Ivory; '92 Ivory & Taupe; '93 Taupe '91 Black, '92 Ivory & Black; '93 Taupe '92 Ivory & Black; '93 Taupe
    Sirius White2t '91-'94 NH515P     '91 Ivory & Blue, '92 Ivory & Taupe, '93 Taupe   '91&'92 Ivory & Black; '93 Taupe
    Milano Red '92-'95 R81 . . . Ivory '93 Ivory
    Cassis Red2 '92 R82P Gray Gray Gray . Ivory
    Persian Red2 '91 R65P Ivory Ivory   Ivory Ivory
    Phoenix Red '91 R51       Ivory  
    Vineyard Gray1 '91-'94 RP20M '93 Taupe   Taupe '93 Ivory & Black Taupe; '93 Ivory and Black
    Phantom Gray2 '92 NH561P .. Ivory/Black .. Ivory & Black ..
    Charcoal Granite1 '91 NH531M Ivory & Black     Ivory & Black  
    Granada Black2 '91-'95 NH503P Ivory & Black '93 Ivory & Black '93 Ivory & Black '93 Ivory & Black Ivory & Black
    Rosewood Brown1 '91-'92 YR503M Taupe Taupe   Taupe  
    Golden Glow2 '91-'92 YR502P   Ivory Ivory Ivory Ivory
    Cobalt Blue2 '91-'92 B54P '91 Blue, '92 Gray '91 Ivory & Blue, '92 Ivory & Grey   91 Ivory & Black, '92 Ivory & Grey  
    Twilight Blue1 '91 RP19M     Blue    
    Seattle Silver1 '91-92 YR94M . Taupe Taupe Taupe Taupe
    Geneva Green2 '91-'93 G62P     Ivory   Ivory
    Cashmere Silver 1 '93 YR505M Ivory Ivory Ivory Ivory Ivory
    Canterbury Green1 '93-'95 G75M   Taupe Taupe Taupe Taupe
    Buckingham Blue2 '93 B59P          
    Desert Mist1 '94-'95 YR506M          
    Sherwood Green2 '94-'95 G78P          
    Cayman White2 '95 NH585P          
    Granite Silver2 '94-'95 YR509P          
    # = Moquette fabric
    ## = Moquette fabric or leather
    ### = Leather
    1=Metallic
    2 =Pearl
    t = Availability is limited



    Interior Color Codes
    Code Color Main Seating Surfaces Dash and mid-trim Headliner and upper trim
    Type A Black Graphite Black NH167L Graphite Black NH167L Shimmer Grey NH180L
    Type C Blue Grace Blue B81L Noble Blue B80L Jupiter Blue B82L
    Type F Ivory 91-92 Cream Ivory Y31L
    93-95 Silky Ivory Y18L
    Reddish Black NH172L 91-92 Cream Ivory Y31L
    93-95 Coast Sand YR114L
    Type E Taupe Grace Beige YR147L Reddish Black NH172L Smooth Beige YR98L
    Type J Grey Excel Charcoal NH178 Graphite Black NH167L Shimmer Grey NH180L

    Special Edition Two-Tone Paint: All special editions have Taupe interiors

    • Pearl White over Desert Mist
    • Geneva Green over Canterbury Green
    • Granada Black over Seattle Silver

    Trivia

    • The Japan Domestic Market version of the 1990 (2nd gen was 1990-1996 there) Legend was the first vehicle offered with a navigation system, although it was not satellite-based and instead relied on accelerometers.
    • The "replacement" for the Legend sedan is sold as the Acura RL in North America, although Honda continues to sell it as the Legend in most other areas of the world.
    • The tooling and intellectual property rights of the second generation Legend were licensed to Daewoo Motors of South Korea, where a clone of the Legend sedan, called the Daewoo Arcadia, was produced from 1993 to 2000. During this period, Honda also held a small stake in Daewoo Motors.



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