Right off the bat troubles / OEM parts missing:
As with anything new to someone, I was wondering what sort of gremlins I would encounter along the way. Afterall, this is an 18 year old vehicle, well taken care of or not. Once taken into my possession and had some down time to assess things some more here is 'to do' list
-OEM Headunit missing the Access Code (card was not in the Acura book)
-Appears the antenna for the radio may not work, considering it appears to be stuck up/not moving (confirmed once the headunit code was inputted)
-Leaky tail lights errr tail light
-OUCH discovered a pond lurking in the hatch :'( (this cut me deeply)
-Front bumper and mirrors are rough with paint and bumper has a tear and stress cracks
-Front A badge (currently a red JDM Honda badge)
-Rear A badge (currently a red JDM Honda badge)
-Rear DOHC VTEC sticker (currently a GS-R Gen II badge, I do like, but not exactly showroom fresh)
-Rear Acura sticker (currently a OEM Honda badge)
-OEM Steering Wheel (currently rocking what appears to be a JDM ITR wheel)
-OEM Rear strut covers (original covers are off since the strut bar is installed)
-OEM Windshield washer fluid cap (missing/broken) --- Later find that this must be a thing? who knew
-OEM Rear windshield wiper cover
-OEM Rear center console (looks like this is a JDM ITR console if I am not mistaken)
Ok, not a too terrible of a start. I can work with these. Keep in mind, I am in no means a mechanic by trade, just a regular jo-smo DIY guy probably less capable than you reading this!
-Utilized Team Integra oddly enough to resolve the issue of the access code for the headunit (go team with your forumns!)
-Next up, found myself wanting to start off as inexpensive as possible. Rome wasn't built in a day, and the purchase alone plus Christmas was hurting my wallet. Figured I'd check out that radio antenna, after some troubleshooting, determined that the antenna motor was shot. Found myself looking for a close U-Pull-It and traveling there. This in and of itself was a trip down memory lane, I haven't been to a junkyard in well over a decade (oh the old ricer daysss!!!)
The junkyard was fun.
Pulled two OEM antenna motors in the event that one did not work. This was a smart decision considering when I got home and tested them, sure enough one did not work LOL
Note to anyone who deals with Pull-A-Part, when I took some items back, they don't refund you. They give you yard credit, which sucks considering I don't see myself going back anytime soon. So that's a near $30 loss at this time.