1991 Acura NSX Long Term Road Test

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1991 Acura NSX: Night Lights

December 02, 2011


It's been a while since I set up a beauty shot at night. I had a little time to kill so I decided to suction-cup my camera to the rear window and set it to bracket three pictures every 5 seconds. It looks like I just engaged hyperspace in the Millennium (aluminum?) Falcon, but I'm barely breaking 30 mph.

OK, enough artsy stuff. See how the radio only shows the station info? James noted earlier that the rest of the head unit doesn't light up, so I decided to look into this in the morning.


I popped open the fuse box in the driver-side kick panel, but there wasn't a fuse labeled that pertains to interior lighting or audio. Then I tried the box under the bonnet. Yup, there were fuses that were attributed to lighting, but all of them were in good shape.

James was wondering if this was a job for resident tech man, Doug Newcomb. Perhaps there's a resource out there that can restore/repair OEM head units? But our senior front-end engineer and Honda-phile Masaki Komine turned me onto a Honda program that restores/refreshes NSXs.

Now, I don't speak or read Japanese (I'll let resident Japan-o-phile Dan Frio handle this one), but it looks to me like an interesting resource. Perhaps we can get original dash elements that have been shoddily "fixed" with a Sharpie while we're at it?

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

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