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Title: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on December 27, 2018, 08:33:45 AM
Hey Guys

I thought I would start a build thread for my latest Jazz.

A 2015 Honda Jazz Si in Orchid Pearl White

I took a HUGE gamble and bought the Jazz at a Salvage Car Auction, and let's just say there have been a lot more problems with it than I was hoping for! ::)

Here's the car in it's current state. And before anyone points it out, yes the rear bumper is the wrong bumper!
The previous owner who "attempted" to repair it, put on the wrong rear bumper (and tailgate for that matter) ::). I'm waiting for the correct bumper to arrive in the post.
Next to it is my current 2006 Jazz Sport, which I will be selling over the next few months.

(https://images2.imgbox.com/6d/8d/BGd8EPpx_o.jpg)(https://images2.imgbox.com/93/39/UGYMQHU1_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/f3/e8/Yzdd9gdA_o.jpg)(https://images2.imgbox.com/6d/27/Hq3Ct9x3_o.jpg)(https://images2.imgbox.com/9c/5a/ZPZmo0pi_o.jpg)

I spent the best part of Christmas Eve detailing the car with Meguiars Clay Bar Kit, and it came out pretty nice  ;D

Current Mods are:
Integra DC2 gearknob (from my old Jazz)
Mugen Pedals (from my old Jazz)
Aftermarket Arm Rest
Si Badge for front Grill (it really should have come with one of these standard!)

I've not got any huge plans, as I like the way it looks stock, but
Current plans are:
Si Rear Bumper
Mugen Style Wind Deflectors
Paint the Callipers White with Black Honda decals.
Sound deadening on the inside for a quieter ride.
Try and get hold of a USDM/JDM Sport boot spoiler.
Possibly carbon wrap the chrome boot surround.
Might lower it on Eibach springs, but we shall see about that.


Updates to follow  :D


Chris
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: JazzyB on December 27, 2018, 09:39:24 AM
I agree the rear bumper in the wrong one but the wrong tailgate, I would be very surprised the Jazz Si would have a different tailgate to the other models of the same shape.
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on December 27, 2018, 09:46:55 AM
I agree the rear bumper in the wrong one but the wrong tailgate, I would be very surprised the Jazz Si would have a different tailgate to the other models of the same shape.

Sorry, I should have elaborated!

The tailgate that the previous owner used to "fix" the Jazz is from a JDM import Fit Hybrid. It had the wrong wiring loom and locking mechanism, which meant the boot didn't work. So I had to buy the correct wiring loom and locking mechanism.
Also the colour is not the same. They resprayed the outer boot lid the correct colour (even though it's still slightly off colour), but inside it's a cream white, as well as the spoiler is the wrong white. Plus the Si didn't have the chrome boot surround.
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: d2d4j on December 27, 2018, 10:19:33 AM
Hi

I thought you could buy the chrome for the tailgate. Are you sure it is not just stuck on. It is also expensive to buy

The wiper park is wrong but does not matter as long as it works

Many thanks

John
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on December 27, 2018, 12:42:38 PM
Hi

I thought you could buy the chrome for the tailgate. Are you sure it is not just stuck on. It is also expensive to buy

The wiper park is wrong but does not matter as long as it works

Many thanks

John

The chrome version comes with the Hybrid. I could remove it and purchase a black one if I wanted to.
I'm in two minds about the chrome, it looks alright.

The wiper I did, its the JDM wiper mod :)
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on December 29, 2018, 08:55:51 AM
Small Update

Arm rest arrived from China, took less than two weeks, which is pretty good.
Quality is alright, but for 35, I can't really complain.
The Fitting is really easy, and I like the fact that you don't have to screw into the centre console to fit it, leaving the plastic undamaged if you wanted to remove it at a later date.
It's a bit snug between the two seats. I would've preferred it slightly slimmer.
Here's the link if anyone's interested: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162722856720 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162722856720)

(https://images2.imgbox.com/2a/5b/4CMNDH42_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/ea/84/BIWLgBH9_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/ae/00/DEIgX1LD_o.jpg)

And the Si Bumper also arrived, It feels like Christmas :D

Some marks and scuffs on it, which will either buff out, or I can touch up with touch up paint, so I'm not too bothered.

(https://images2.imgbox.com/cb/9a/LrCc8FZc_o.jpeg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/8d/ee/sPAhw6qK_o.jpeg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/87/36/t8b0qhB7_o.jpeg)

Test fitted the bumper, and it's perfect :D!

(https://images2.imgbox.com/77/c9/xvfkk3R4_o.jpg)


More updates to follow soon :)
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: culzean on December 29, 2018, 10:14:00 AM
Thanks for link to armrest, it looks very smart - just ordered one for my wifes Si

The thing I really notice between the Jazz and our Civic is the armrest and the extra storage it gives,  the middle of the Jazz looks a bit bare compared to much better centre console on Civic,  hopefully her indoors will be happy with it - thanks again  :)

Wish Honda had thought more about the front door pockets,  they are not bad for storing taller things and books but due to lack of console storage ( at the moment anyway ) I keep my sunglasses in the door pocket,  always curse when I am trying to retrieve the case from the bottom of door pocket,  my fingers get tweaked whether it try to get it out from the top or out through the gap in the side of pocket - ouch...

There again the Civic ones are much better designed.

Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: olduser1 on December 31, 2018, 12:50:07 PM
The rear bumper looks spot on, you were fortunate in finding another one in correct white & in good nick.
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on December 31, 2018, 01:40:33 PM
Thanks for link to armrest, it looks very smart - just ordered one for my wifes Si

The thing I really notice between the Jazz and our Civic is the armrest and the extra storage it gives,  the middle of the Jazz looks a bit bare compared to much better centre console on Civic,  hopefully her indoors will be happy with it - thanks again  :)

Wish Honda had thought more about the front door pockets,  they are not bad for storing taller things and books but due to lack of console storage ( at the moment anyway ) I keep my sunglasses in the door pocket,  always curse when I am trying to retrieve the case from the bottom of door pocket,  my fingers get tweaked whether it try to get it out from the top or out through the gap in the side of pocket - ouch...

There again the Civic ones are much better designed.

Great, I'm glad to hear it! One piece of advice, don't over tighten the screws into the plastic, I did and it split the plastic slightly, so I made sure the other 3 were just comfortably tight.

Yes, Honda really do need to include an arm rest with storage from the factory! B
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on December 31, 2018, 01:42:16 PM
The rear bumper looks spot on, you were fortunate in finding another one in correct white & in good nick.

Thanks, yes I was really fortunate! It came all the way from Scotland!
I've finished using the touch up paint on it, I'm just waiting the 48 hours for the clear coat to cure before I can polish it and then get it fitted to the car! :D
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: 123Drive! on January 01, 2019, 12:26:41 PM
I love those front seats on the Si. Been trying to get some from breakers and eBay. But 200 each is a lot of money. Good luck with the car, it looks really nice in White!
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: peteo48 on January 01, 2019, 01:40:18 PM
Think I may have said this before on another thread but the SI looks a lot prettier (in a good way!) than the other Mk2 models. The styling touches make it look a different car somehow.
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: culzean on January 01, 2019, 06:12:42 PM
Think I may have said this before on another thread but the SI looks a lot prettier (in a good way!) than the other Mk2 models. The styling touches make it look a different car somehow.

+1

Took off the standard 16"  185/55 wheels of her indoors Jazz Si and fitted some 15" with 175/65 Avons - the ride is definitely better, and handling not noticeably any worse ( especially the speeds she drives at, I drive it a bit faster).    Mytyres website has a neat function where you can show the different wheels on the car and spin it 360 degrees,  also change the colour of the car, I showed her indoors what her car would look like  with different wheels ( she wanted the higher profile summer tyres after finding the ride on her 175/65R15 Nokians more to her liking than the harsh 185/55R16 tyres she had).

Attached  a PDF with a couple of photos...
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on January 03, 2019, 09:06:02 AM
I love those front seats on the Si. Been trying to get some from breakers and eBay. But 200 each is a lot of money. Good luck with the car, it looks really nice in White!

Yeah they are really nice for Jazz seats. They're probably 200 each because of the Airbag.
Thanks! I've always wanted to own a white car since I was a late teen and being involved in the car scene and seeing white EK9's and DC2s at car meets :D!

Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on January 03, 2019, 09:08:13 AM
Think I may have said this before on another thread but the SI looks a lot prettier (in a good way!) than the other Mk2 models. The styling touches make it look a different car somehow.

I think for once, the UK has got the better looking Jazz than the US. The Si is basically the Asian RS model, so it's nice to see Honda releasing a sportier Jazz in the UK. Though they really should've included the RS spoiler as well, but I'm just grateful that we got the Si in the first place!
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on January 03, 2019, 09:15:55 AM
Bumper Update

I've used Clay Bar to get out the impurities, used 2 stage touch up paint on all the marks and scratches, waited 48 hours, then polished and waxed the bumper.
If you look closely you can still see the imperfections, but from a far, it looks pretty good :D!

(https://images2.imgbox.com/7c/4f/UHKiKuip_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/a0/aa/RHkulNh7_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/3f/81/HJbefre4_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/a5/9d/q37hTkIC_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/81/5d/tue7Mt4t_o.jpg)

Only thing is that now the boot lid and the bumper colours don't quite match. But I'll try and live with it, as I don't want to pay to have the whole boot resprayed  :'(
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: olduser1 on January 03, 2019, 12:46:27 PM
Agree I'd live with it , as after 2miles there will be road spray etc .
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on January 12, 2019, 09:34:01 PM
I ordered a Black Tailgate trim, as I didn't like the Chrome, and the Si is meant to have a black one anyway.

I thought I would try some Carbon Fibre Wrap as well.

(https://images2.imgbox.com/96/11/8eCzSOY7_o.jpg)

But unfortunately it didn't quite go to plan. The hard part was around the wiper blade hole, which then made it difficult to do around that area. So I'm just going to leave it black:

(https://images2.imgbox.com/12/60/DrHQntrU_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/18/ce/jMB5yPHb_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/98/b3/GG8oX8yS_o.jpg)

I've got a load left over, so I might experiment with some of the interior trim.

Also, the Spoiler arrived from America. Genuine Honda Fit Sport Spoiler, same as the JDM Fit RS Spoiler. Cost me 100 inc shipping and import tax.
Just have to wait till pay day before I can get it resprayed :D

(https://images2.imgbox.com/dd/96/Ub2xFi6P_o.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on January 16, 2019, 01:54:34 PM
Black garnish now on the car, and I test fitted the spoiler to make sure it fitted ok, and luckily it uses the same holes as the smaller OEM spoiler I have on the car, so no drilling needed which is good :D!

(https://images2.imgbox.com/1f/b8/GLTiMPAh_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/94/85/1muhxUZq_o.jpg)

Another modification i will be doing to the car is sound deadening.
The Jazz has too much road noise. It's better than my previous GD, but still not good enough in my opinion.
So I ordered some 2mm Silent Coat sound deadening panels, along with some 10mm Closed Cell foam insulation for the worse areas like the wheel arches.

I'm waiting on the 2mm Silent coat to arrive, so I thought I would put some 10mm Closed Cell foam insulation under the bonnet. I didn't want to go crazy with the stuff, I just did the areas that most people recommended to do.

The Standard insulation:
(https://images2.imgbox.com/e6/65/DmtMLwDu_o.jpg)

After removal and clean up of the surfaces:
(https://images2.imgbox.com/33/37/7mEZmWED_o.jpg)

Used some paper to cut out templates for the 4 sections, then outlined them on the insulation and cut them out:
(https://images2.imgbox.com/18/89/82YuR7YG_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/80/2d/7DvVSibt_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/66/bb/YCLaAhQC_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/f0/b6/mtZINPXV_o.jpg)

Then fitted them to the under bonnet and replaced the original insulation:
(https://images2.imgbox.com/94/73/sca9MyVQ_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/a1/eb/sPfoL3sX_o.jpg)

I also put some spare insulation under the gap where the bonnet fastener is.

I don't know if it will make a massive difference or not, but I thought it couldn't hurt :)!
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: trevg on January 24, 2019, 10:38:05 PM
hi Chris, noticed the si badge on the front of your jazz, was this honda  or after market  . how much and was it easy to fit. many thanks Trevg
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on January 25, 2019, 10:05:36 AM
hi Chris, noticed the si badge on the front of your jazz, was this honda  or after market  . how much and was it easy to fit. many thanks Trevg

Hi Trevg

I bought it from eBay for 3.89 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222997190130 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222997190130).
The quality is surprisingly good considering the price.
It was a little fiddly to fit, its easier to fit if you take the front bumper off, but I did it by feeding the bolts through the front grill and putting my hand through the gap in the engine bay to screw in the fixing nuts.

It really should've come with that badge as standard in my opinion, as the Asian market RS has the badge on the front and rear.

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: Chris_Music on March 14, 2019, 05:25:04 PM
Small Update

One thing I always thought The Jazz was missing is footwell lighting.
You can buy Kits for 20-30 on eBay, but I didn't like the colour options with those, and they don't work with the interior light switch.

So I set about doing it myself.

I bought a 1m strip of Warm White waterproof LEDs, 3m of Red/Black wire and I had some spare LED connectors from a past project, as well as an old LED interior light I had bought in the past, and didn't like the colour, but kept it just incase :).

First thing I did was remove the interior light:
(https://images2.imgbox.com/79/cb/DfnWRx0u_o.jpg)

Then I soldered the wire to the Positive and Negative connectors on the light fitting:
(https://images2.imgbox.com/4a/03/osundyx8_o.jpg)

I cut all the correct lengths of LED strips I needed, and with the remaining LEDs, I made a light for the ceiling, so all the lights would match and be the same colour. I mounted 3x10cm strips to a piece of thin cardboard, and used the connector from the spare LED interior light to connect it to the light fitting:
(https://images2.imgbox.com/61/e8/WMr46ZKV_o.jpg)

I then soldered on the connectors plus a wire to go between the driver and passenger side and tested to make sure they all worked:
(https://images2.imgbox.com/6e/99/xAP6S9nq_o.jpg)

I then stuck the LED strips to the footwell plastic where the light would be shining from:
(https://images2.imgbox.com/0b/a8/DByK41qQ_o.jpg)

Now it all worked, next was the task of fitting it to the car, I removed the door seal and ceiling handle to route the cable to the footwell:
(https://images2.imgbox.com/08/fe/NmNeKM6z_o.jpg)

I put everything back and made sure it all worked. And here's the final result:
(https://images2.imgbox.com/f5/29/AL64eSnJ_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/dc/ae/BZ4MDQJ3_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/40/d5/1Hbyy4fn_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/05/7a/Scz1OFad_o.jpg)

I will get some better pictures when it is dark.

Over all, I'm really happy with the lights, and they all work from that one switch, which is what I wanted.
Cost me around 5 to do, so saved a bit of money too!

If anyone wants to do this to theirs and has any questions, please feel free to ask :)

EDIT: Some night shots :D
(https://images2.imgbox.com/e3/6c/cqLseEIC_o.jpg)
(https://images2.imgbox.com/c0/4a/4zeEgi5s_o.jpg)
Title: Re: 2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si
Post by: d2d4j on March 14, 2019, 08:08:13 PM
Hi chris

Looks lovely

Here are 2 pics that I did (with help from forum members)

Many thanks

John(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190314/80f880ecad01d4f3887e5505c3f7fbda.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190314/8c7dde0c4e49ea74d6517d860f2f9e98.jpg)