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DIYs: McLaren Do It Yourself Thread

  1. McLAREN DIYs
    Well as we learn more and more (and as suggested by @carbon https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1536354), I figured we could start a Do It Yourself (DIY) thread where people can post their DIY achievements. Hopefully we can compile our collective accomplishments in an easier to find spot. For those looking for 3rd party service options, you can check out this thread: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1565161.

    I figure what I can do is compile links to different parts of this and other threads for different projects, a bit like our https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1257009 thread, and so this first post can act a bit like a table of contents for other things in the thread. All suggestions welcome.


  2. Airbrake
    Airbrake causes transmission problem: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1441529

  3. Battery
    A DIY Battery repair: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1327546

    DIY battery reset procedure:
  4. Brakes
    Brake pads: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...tml#post873218 and https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...html#post38631 and https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1322338
    Parking brake: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1372449

  5. Bumper
    https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1408641

  6. Conversions
    12C to 650 conversion: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1441225

  7. Doors
    Soft Close Doors:
  8. Electronics
    Electrical Weirdness and Warning LightsUSB/AUX Port
  9. Engine
    Cylinder firing order: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1541674
    Ignition Coil Failure: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1541906
    Random CEL Check Engine Light/OBDII code for "Cylinder Misfire" https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1543610

  10. Exhaust
    Down Pipe's Install: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1328034
    https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1096609

  11. Filters
    Air Filter: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1411769

  12. Headlights (12C)
    The $50 Easy-Bake-Oven fix for cloudy/foggy/moldy headlights found here: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1318714 and a video here: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1407201
    Video of headlight removal: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1544730

  13. Hood Release (12C)
    Manual Hood Release (e.g., to access for dead battery): https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...tml#post902122

  14. Hoses and Clamps
    Heater hose and clamp replacement: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1549106

  15. HVAC LCD Panels (12C/650)
    A DIY OLED replacement walk through found here: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...tml#post828393

  16. Intake Sound Generator (ISG)
    A DIY removal/block off for the ISG: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1407241 and https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...elete-mod.html

  17. IRIS/Infotainment
    Upgrading Infotainment: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...tml#post395273, https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...tml#post317250, https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1578241

    IRIS Sideloading Apps
    A user that we haven't seen in a long time by the name of FTYL rooted/jailbroke/sideloaded apps IRIS. You can find comments of his exploits here (need to have "Owner" badge to view these first 3 links in Owners Lounge):
    https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...tml#post145049
    Sideloaded Apps on IRIS and (envy causing) screen shots here:
    https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...tml#post158625
    And basic info about IRIS/android versions here:
    https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...tml#post145617

    Some information about IRIS screen hardware versions here:
    https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1220017
    and here:
    https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1253234

  18. Oil Change
    A DIY Oil change posts: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...tml#post665562 and https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1536506

  19. Panels
    How to remove the panel that is between the engine class cover and the rear spoiler: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1461033

  20. Rattles, Squeeks, Buzz
    For the Dash: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1300538

  21. Radiators
    Front duct cleaning: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1414121

  22. Seats
    https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...tml#post365985

  23. Sensors
    Pass Occupancy Sensor replacement: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1402250

  24. Skid Plates
    Attachment with 3M and no drilling: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1674939


  25. Transmission
    A $1 fix for some transmission problems here:
    And more details here: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1365802

    Software flash: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1459066

  26. Windows
    How to resolve/reset over sensitive window pressure sensor setting when window auto-lowers/won't stay up: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1464393

  27. Errata
    McLaren Font Logo Graphic Details: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/m...ml#post1421265

  28. VARIOUS PDFs AND MANUALS POSTED HERE
    McLaren Technical Portal (~$35/hr):https://mclarencars.techinfoportal.com/
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Zombie! I had the same idea last week and below is what I have compiled "so far".... As always I'm on step behind the genius's... Please add/ update this as you best see fit...


To work on a 2012 -2017 Mclaren P11 Super Series vehicle you really need an OEM McLaren SERVICE MANUAL.
So START HERE FIRST and download it for FREE!

https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...ce-manual.html

Read the entire thread (2 pages) have a great laugh! I promise you won't regret it!!! Then download the pricless gift of the OEM McLaren SERVICE MANUAL Valentin gave all of us for now and into the future. And besure to click the "Like" button for Valentin on Post #19!!!!
THANKS AGAIN VALENTIN!!!


DIY - 12C Moldy Headlight Fix for less than 50.00
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...n-50-00-a.html
& https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...-haze-fix.html

AUX/USB Port
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...w-i-fixed.html

DIY - A123 Systems Lithium-Ion Battery repair?
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...ry-repair.html

Dash Rattle/Buzz/Noises
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...ng-spring.html

Rough Idle
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...tml#post749721


The dreaded Transmission Leak - Resolved
- see post #74 - Kudo's to TonyC817 for being the pioneer!
- see post #107 - Pictures of the problem, the repair procedure, the completed repair
- see post 108 - Full write up of the issue and how to fix it permanently by yourself for just a few dollars.
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...-happened.html

HVAC displays
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...lkthrough.html

Battery - Reset procedure
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...tor-reset.html
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...mp-tender.html

Soft Close Doors
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...14-spider.html
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...-fit-here.html
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...-retrofit.html
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...-my-intro.html


Here is how you get to the manual hood release:
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...tml#post902122


https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...t-problem.html

https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...r-removal.html

window auto-lowers / won't stay up. how to resolve/reset over sensitive window pressure sensor setting.
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...-can-help.html

How to remove the panel that is between the engine class cover and the rear spoiler
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...mpartment.html

Down Pipe's Install https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...e-install.html
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Awesome @ima2nr! Iíll add them in!
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Just a friendly bump so people know this exists (and has been updated sticky).
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DIY Oil Change
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...il-change.html


GOOD TO KNOW... McLaren Logo Font details...
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...phic-logo.html

The McLaren corporate font is called Serene MTC, it's a proprietary modified version of Serene. Then you can find a vector image of the "Mclaren" logo online (Use Serene Light MTC)


Front radiator ducts
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...-cleaning.html


CHECK YOUR AIR FILTERS!!!
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...ters-only.html


ISG Delete
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...e-un-mete.html


DIY replacement - Pass Occupancy Sensor
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...cy-sensor.html


mysterious warning lights/ electrical connection issue?
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...ke-faults.html



Parking Brake
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...ave-issue.html


low battery
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...door-hood.html


Brake Pads
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...rake-pads.html


No solution, but interesting...
https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...-problems.html

https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...are-flash.html

https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...onversion.html

https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...-fit-650s.html
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Hi ima2nr, many of those are already in there.

Moving forward, for everyone, would appreciate you posting up just new ones that arent already in the first post below: https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...ml#post1536474

Makes it a lot less tedious to integrate. Nonetheless, thanks for all the added links, super helpful, thanks!
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How about Spring/suspension install?
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This is probably the best thread on the forum! Thanks Zombie!

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Awesome to see this come together. Agree this is the most valuable thread in the forum.
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Do you have a Random CEL Check Engine Light? Solid on.. or maybe Flashing?

It is most likely a common OBDII code for "Cylinder Misfire" and here is how to diagnosis it and fix yourself without a trip to the dealer... thanks to our newest forum member @Texan


https://www.mclarenlife.com/forums/mc...ownership.html
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Done and done. Thanks!
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any DIY instructions on changing seat belt? thinking swapping the black for a color one that matches rest of the car. Thx
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Let's add more DIY's to this thread... any P11 owner can help us build this database of how-to's... who's gonna post the next new DIY?

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