DIY – How to add MORE Car interior lighting! For glove box and foot wells (12 volt vs USB ) Quick & Easy – Unboxing | Review

New cars have less lighting for the glove box, storage, and foot well areas. I made this video review to show you how to easily add of a simple LED car interior light kit ( https://amzn.to/33MbKhM ) from Amazon. I have added LED lights to my 2018 Honda Clarity and other cars the glove box and foot wells.

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I wanted simple ambient light that was not distracting and can be set to power on / off when I start the car. I bought two kits to review: USB powered 5 volt flexible LED light kit ( https://amzn.to/33MbKhM ) and a 12 volt version ( https://amzn.to/3nJki0H ). I choose to use the USB powered led lights due to the lower voltage, lower heat generated, and flexible material to mount to the curvy interior panels. There are also smart phone versions ( https://amzn.to/3iKgatO ).

I made previous videos on how to set the theme for the new Honda infotainment system colors and theme.

Adding this led light kit to the interior to match the colors in the infotainment was fun. I also wanted to match the sport drive mode red. But overall I wanted low amber color light so I can see any items that may be in the dim glovebox or foot wells. My install took less than 20 minutes . I only installed the lights removable panels that do not have any electronics or air bag modules. The LED lights are also placed so they do not glare and distract me while driving.

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[HCV 20] 2018 Honda Clarity – Heater KILLS EV Range ( Quick test – How Much & How Fast?)

Driving the Honda Clarity during the cold Winter season, my EV range drops to about 43 miles of range on a full charge. Normally it about 48 to 50 miles. But how much does the heater burn in terms of EV range per minute. I made a video to find out. Btw, my Youtube vlogs and reviews may also have associated affiliate links to products that may earn from qualifying purchases.

Heater KILLS EV Range – I Experiment on how much how fast?
When owning a 2017 Chevy Volt, I noticed the heater ate 4-5 kwh of energy which running the heater on the traction battery. It didnt take long for the see the range drop. I eventually bought 12 volt heated blanket ( https://amzn.to/377I0KE ) to keep me warm rather than use the HVAC heater core. I bought one for my Chevy Volt along with a heated seat cover ( https://amzn.to/2Sx9sMI ) , as my Chevy did not come with heated seats with I bought it. Both items used less heat than the HVAC heater core.

Unfortunately the 2018 Honda Clarity does not have a EV power use meter for the car. It just have an EV range. So i started testing it based on time and ev range drop.

RESULTS:
Air Conditioning – COLD – Set to coldest level LOW and Max Fan Speed.
With a full charge and A/C on it coldest, the impact to EV range doesnt drop in over a minute.

Air Conditioning – HOT – Set to HIGHEST temperature level and Max Fan Speed.
With the Heater on HI temp max fan speed, my EV range for my Honda Clarity drop 0.3 to 0.4 miles a minute!

With the Heated seats ON and Air Conditioning – HOT – Set to HIGHEST temperature level and Max Fan Speed. My EV range for my Honda Clarity drop 0.4 to 0.5 miles a minute! That means it heated seats only uses about .05 – .1 ev miles a minute.

Perhaps I need a 12 volt heated blanket ( https://amzn.to/377I0KE ) to keep me warm rather than use the HVAC heater core. I bought one for my Chevy Volt along with a heated seat cover ( https://amzn.to/2Sx9sMI ) , as my Chevy did not come with heated seats with I bought it.

I hope you found this experiment video useful. Stay tuned for a future update!

Playlists:
Honda Clarity Vlog : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKer6MqqRUgrMhCGsZ9-MbJyxtbsTAVM7
Honda Clarity Tips : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKer6MqqRUgrt0lGwV60TxkKDXD6FApXX
Chevy Volt Vlog: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKer6MqqRUgr1sBSRtccywl7p3tEdfGHT

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[HCV 19] Honda Clarity: Windshield Wiper Blade Performance FIX: Replacing VS Cleaning.

So many Honda Clarity owners has complained about bad windshield wiper performance. Its either bad wiper blades or it needs cleaning. I have been using Rain X (https://amzn.to/2vKe9Lv )since I bought my 2018 Honda Clarity and never noticed it until my last week when it rained. And the Rain X, wore off. Rather than applying another coat for the season, i wanted to fix the wiper performance issue. Of my 3 Hondas and Chevy Volt, the Honda Clarity was the only one with this issue.

To find out if its the wiper blade or the design. I cleaned both wipers with rubbing alcohol and rinsed them off. For control, I left the original passenger side Honda wipers on. I replaced my driver side wiper blade with a new Michelin Guardian wiper blade 26 inch ( https://amzn.to/2UjgaIy ) i got from Costco during a sale a few months ago.

I cleaned the exterior of the windshield with rubbing alcohol 50% (https://amzn.to/2GMBQoq ) on a microfiber cloth ( https://amzn.to/3b6Qp4q ) to remove any grease or residue. I could have just applied more Rain X but that would not have solved the problem any more.

Results:
After driving through wet fog and using the windshield wipers the driver side was clearer with out marring. We will need to see how long the blades last. It seems like the Honda wiper arms are applying enough pressure but the rubber may be leaving a residue. So the cleaning with rubbing Alcohol may just fix this, but having a pair of replacement wipers help.

My 2017 Chevy Volt uses the same wiper blades for over 3 years now and its been great. Even with the pressure against the window. So perhaps the Honda Clarity got some bad rubber. I dont know.

For the windshield fluid reservoir, its small so i carry a bottle of distilled water with me in case i run out of wiper fluid.

Stay tuned for a future update!

Playlists:
Honda Clarity Vlog : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKer6MqqRUgrMhCGsZ9-MbJyxtbsTAVM7
Honda Clarity Tips : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKer6MqqRUgrt0lGwV60TxkKDXD6FApXX
Chevy Volt Vlog: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKer6MqqRUgr1sBSRtccywl7p3tEdfGHT

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