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How To : Check an engine light

In this tutorial, we learn how to check the engine light. The check engine light comes on when the engine control module recognizes that your car emissions are not running properly. All of the systems work together with sensors to make sure everything is running correctly. Som ...more

How To : Easily check your engine light

There's nothing worse than when you're driving to work or to the grocery store and all of a sudden, the check engine light comes on. This is one of the most dreadful lights that a car possesses. Not only does it signify that there's something wrong with your car, but it may al ...more

How To : Read a check engine light with CarChip

You don't have to be pyschic to know what that check engine light is trying to tell you. See how to use a handy device called the CarChip to read the engine's computer and save a trip to the mechanic.

How To : Clear the check engine light on your dashboard

In this tutorial, we learn how to clear the check engine light on your dashboard. This could be caused from an over-boost from the turbo charger that the engine does not recognize. The solution is to grab a tuner device and plug it into the car. Wait for it to power up, then g ...more

How To : Solve idling problems on a Honda Integra

A lot of people seem to have idle problems in their Honda vehicles, especially the Integra models. And idling problems are really hard to pinpoint. But you're in luck, because Eric has some great tips for hunting down those engine idling problems and eradicating them for good! ...more

How To : Fix error codes P0340 & P0341 on a Saturn S-Series

IF you have a Saturn S-Series and it's thrown a P0340 or P0341 error code at your on the scanner after the check engine light has come on, you might be wondering how your cam position sensor can be off if you don't actually have one in your car. Watch this video to learn exact ...more

How To : Fix error code P0500 on a Nissan Quest

If the speedometer on your car isn't working and the check engine light is on, get your scanner out and look for code P0500. If you get that code, watch this video to learn a quick easy fix for the problem.

How To : Test the instrument cluster on your BMW E38

This automotive video tutorial will show you how to test an instrument cluster on a BMW E38 car. IT will show you how to activate an instrument cluster test on a 1995-2001 BMW 7 Series (E38). First, you'll need to turn the headlight switch to any position, and hear the sound ...more

How To : Light your pilot light and fix your old furnace

Do you have an old furnace that just won't stay lit? Are you constantly relighting your pilot light? Then this tutorial is here to help you. In this three part video series, learn how to diagnose the problem with your appliance and either fix it or ditch it. This professional ...more

How To : Protect your site from hacker attacks with Google

They are after you from all over the globe. Looking for ways to exploit you. Ways to hurt you. Not political terrorists, but rather "info terrorists." Each month thousands of websites get hacked into and have hidden links inserted into the pages by people wanting their spam si ...more

How To : Create clouds over a sea in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create a caustic lighting effect in Houdini 10

This clip demonstrates how to create a caustic lighting effect using Houdini's Mantra PBR rendering engine. The first part starts with a refresher on refraction. More generally, guide looks at setting up normals correctly, then at the glass shader in Houdini, faux caustics and ...more

How To : Save gas by de-activating a fuel injector

This automotive customization tutorial shows you a method to try to save gas by deactivating a fuel injector. Get your car to run on three cylinders instead of four and save gas. Be careful, you will need to remap your vehicle's ECU or live with the check engine light being co ...more

How To : Replace a coolant level sensor on a Chevy Impala

If you've ever had a check engine light or check oil light stick around, even after you've completed any maintenance, then you might have a problem with a sensor. It can become damaged and will need to be replaced, especially if you want to get rid of any annoying lights. In ...more

How To : Perform a P0404 EGR cleaning on a Saturn S-series

If you own a Saturn S-series and keep getting the code P0404 and your check engine light is on, you probably need to perform an EGR cleaning. This is actually a commong problem with soem cars and can be taken care of easily wthout having to go to the mechanic. This video will ...more

How To : Remove the gas cap on a 2010 Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner has a manual fuel filler door. To gain access the gas cap open the door. When open the gas cap, turn it counter clockwise slowly. Then pause a few second before remove the cap. You can hang the cap on the back of filler door. The video also advises that Toyo ...more

How To : Scan your automobile for diagnostic trouble codes

Watch this automotive video tutorial to see how to scan your automobile for diagnostic trouble codes. If you see a "check engine" or a "service engine soon" light in your instrument cluster; your car has stored a diagnostic trouble code. This means the computer system on your ...more

How To : Find oil leaks using florescent dye & ultraviolet

In this tutorial, we learn how to find an oil leak using florescent dye. First, you want to pour the dye into the oil canister and let the car run for about 10 minutes. After this, turn the lights off in the garage and grab a florescent light, and bring it into your engine. Yo ...more

How To : Use the Smart Key to start a 2010 Toyota 4Runner

Do you have a smart key but are not aware of its advantages? Here are some tips. Put your foot on the brake pedal. A green light will illuminate the start/stop button. Then press that button and the engine will start. To start other accessories, leave your foot off the brake p ...more

How To : Choose which driving mode to use in the 2010 Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to choose which driving mode to use in the 2010 Prius. The Prius offers four drive modes: normal, eco, power, and ev mode. To activate the mode, press the appropriate button the center console and the light will appear in the center console. Now, ...more

How To : Diagnose and troubleshoot basic Nitro RC

This video address the "My RC does not work... fix it" questions that I get. The main issue is that people do not understand how to break the rc into segments and troubleshoot or diagnose off of that. This video will show you how to troubleshoot on a basic level the nitro engi ...more

How To : Jump Start a Car

We've all been there before: We're in a hurry to get somewhere (often in bad weather), so we get in the car, turn the key in the ignition and.....WHUH! WHUH! WHUH! The darned battery is dead! After a stream of choice expletives (that is, if you're anything like me....;o)), we ...more

How To : Paint an Engine Block

Tired of your old engine looking... not so good? Clean it up and enhance the overall look with a simple paint job! In this episode, we show you how to paint your engine block, costing you only a few bucks and about an hour or two of your time! First your must remove all greas ...more

How To : Make a steamboat with copper, a candle, & a bottle

First, cut a plastic bottle down the middle the long way. Next, put a little candle in one of the halves. Then, using 1/8 inch copper tubing, make the engine by bending the middle of the tubing around a nail a few times, then removing the nail. Use the nail to poke two holes i ...more

How To : React when the oil light is on

It might seem like an inconvenience but it is important to take the time to find out what has caused your oil light to come one in your car. You may just be low on oil or you may have a more serious problem but ignoring the warning will only lead to further damage. When the o ...more

How To : Fix a sunroof leak in a 1993 Renault Clio

This is a short, detailed video of how to use a 1993 Renault Clio. It includes how to turn off and on the fan and the radio, also how to fix a leaking roof and how to remove the map light. You will also hear the clarity of standard Renault Clio speakers and you will also hear ...more

How To : Troubleshoot a car that has a high idle

Does your car idle high and make an obnoxious racket every time you are stopped at a light, drawing dispproving looks from your fellow motorists? If you are into home car maintenance, you may be able to diagnose the cause of this problem yourself. This video illustrates how to ...more

Gallery : A Close-Up Look at the Magic Leap One's Optics

For the curious, here are a number of close-up shots of the Magic Leap One's optics and the magnetic attachment that can be swapped out for a version with lenses matching your glasses prescription in the near future. From the Inside If you look closely, you'll notice the hor ...more

How To : Find/Fix Vacuum Leak

Video: . The guys at PoorManMods show you how to find and fix a vacuum leak which can cause a high idle and check engine light with just a can of brake parts cleaner!

News : Samsung Announces They're Entering the AR Field

This week, Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong, Vice President of Samsung Electronics, announced at the Virtual Reality Summit in San Diego that not only does Samsung have a new virtual reality headset coming, but that Samsung intends to enter the field of augmented reality, too. In fact, Hong ...more

How To : Change Your Own Oil — A Beginner's Guide

If you're one who enjoys a good DIY project, or if you're just tired of paying exorbitant labor fees to have your vehicle serviced every 5,000 miles, changing your own oil can be a rewarding endeavor. Even though cars and trucks are becoming increasingly over-engineered these ...more

News : Watch the Unite '16 Los Angeles Keynote from Unity

Today in Los Angeles, Unity will be at the Loews Hollywood Hotel to host Unite '16, its annual developer conference. Unite is Unity's platform for showing the development community its upcoming direction and roadmap for augmented and virtual reality, game development, 3D techn ...more

News : Make Fuel With Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew is the answer. Inventor Paul Patone has devised a mechanism that converts soda into actual usable fuel. "It’s called the Geet Sytstem. Basically, it’s a fuel booster system that can connect to any engine. Patone said the best part is that the Geet System create ...more

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