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Old 10-08-2013, 10:49 AM
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ordering parts question - left or right?

is the driver the 'left' or 'right' when one orders parts?

i need a seatbelt buckle set for my wife's civic for the driver side.

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Old 10-08-2013, 10:52 AM
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is the driver the 'left' or 'right' when one orders parts?

i need a seatbelt buckle set for my wife's civic for the driver side.
It's been my experience that it's left and right from the perspective of sitting in the driver's seat. You need "left".
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:57 AM
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Left. Its as if you were sitting in the car.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:20 AM
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Who uses left & right?
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:39 AM
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:41 AM
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Who uses left & right?
As opposed to driver's side and passenger side? That becomes a little confusing in vehicles sold in both RHD and LHD markets.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:03 PM
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As opposed to driver's side and passenger side? That becomes a little confusing in vehicles sold in both RHD and LHD markets.
Oh, I hadn't thought of that. Good point.
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Without Googling, who knows why left and right are called port and starboard in nautical terms?
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Starboard=steerboard, the side the steering oar is on. Don't want to dock with the steerboard between the boat and the dock hence the other side being called port.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:33 PM
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Starboard=steerboard, the side the steering oar is on. Don't want to dock with the steerboard between the boat and the dock hence the other side being called port.
very cool info. thanks.

someone also told my why they put the toilet in the front of the ship. so the smell does not travel the length of the ship with the wind.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:42 PM
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Starboard=steerboard, the side the steering oar is on. Don't want to dock with the steerboard between the boat and the dock hence the other side being called port.
You are correct and I was partially wrong until I looked up your answer.

I was told starboard was from the celestial navigation days when a board (I'm thinking "a plank") was attached to the right side of the ship to assist in seeing the stars. You couldn't moor with that side up against the dock so the other side was always used up against the dock while in port.

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That would certainly solve the issue!
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That would certainly solve the issue!
Port, much like cilantro, makes everything better.
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Without Googling, who knows why left and right are called port and starboard in nautical terms?
It is port (left) starboard (right) It is this way so one does not get confused no matter if one is in front (bow) of boat or stern (rear) of boat

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