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  • hey conrad (offtheline), innovative mount FTMW

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    • so in order to mount the shift linkage does the heat shield need to come off

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      • Originally posted by Archon View Post
        On the automatic cars, the starter's S terminal is wired directly to the ignition switch. As with most things, the ignition switch wears with time and resistance builds preventing enough current to flow to the starter. This is why we hear a click when the ignition is turned. The current supplied is only powerful enough to partially pull the plunger against the spring.

        The relay takes the signal from the ignition switch to send full battery power to the S terminal. This takes the load off of the ignition switch itself and lets the relay handle the high current load required.

        I don't know how many miles are on your car, Kevin, but my chassis has over 300K.
        Bump for an old post. Archon, if you are still subscribed, your help is appreciated. If not hopefully somebody else can answer this:

        Maybe I'm misunderstanding this, but is the relay only hooked up to the signal terminal on the starter? Do I even need to touch the bigger wire that is screwed on to the starter? My interpretation is that the relay's main purpose is to provide ample "signal" strength, via a direct connection to the battery.
        The "signal connection" is the one highlighted "terminal and black/white" in the picture.

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        • hooking up reverse light

          I had a hell of a time trying to figure out how to wire up the reverse light for this swap based on the information that has been given. After looking up in the shop manual I was able to figure it out. I would also like to pass this info to members on this forum. Of course the reverse light switch on the trans is the yellow and green wires. Now under the dash, the two wires that you connect to the engine bay wires are YELLOW+YELLOW (under console) and GREEN+ GREEN w/ Black STRIPE (under console). There are two GREEN wires with a black stripe under the console. When you look at the plug, the two thick black wires with the white stripes, their numbers are 11 and 12. Just below these wires, the numbering starts from 1-5 (under the black wires). Then under 1-5, you have 6-10. You want to hook-up wires 2 and 3 to the trans wiring. I hope that this information clears up a lot of confusion. Thanks to all people that have put the time and effort into making this swap possible.

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          • omg..we have done it all but the wiring is giving us a headache...

            we cannot find these wires that have to connect to trick the clutch sensors.

            we are using a manual ecu so the make it think its in park wont work correct?

            anyone have pictures of the actual wires?? the colors and some of the others are no where to be found

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            • Bump again because I'm about to do this swap and need all of the info I can get.

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              • ok, i looked in here, and did a search on whatever i thought would bring it up, maybe i just missed it, but i was wondering, would my B18A1(hooked up to a auto trans.) i got now, work with a 5 sp. trans? i'd think it would since i was gonna tear it down and rebuild it, but had to ask first

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                • That's what this whole thread is all about. Everything you need to know about converting your b18a auto to a 5 speed is in here.

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                  • well i had a few shops in town say if i did this swap from auto to 5 speed i would have to buy a b18a1 that was hooked to a 5 speed trans...thats why i didnt know if you guys just bought a trans or bought the motor as well...

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                    • The reverse light instructs and pix are courtesy of Kaab, since I haven’t hooked mine up yet.

                      If you look at your transmission you will see
                      your reverse light switch. It has two wires connected to it. One is green
                      and the other is yellow. (check pic) Connect a wire from the yellow wire on
                      the switch to the green wire with a black stripe under your center console.
                      (check pic) Connect the green wire from the reverse switch to the bottom
                      black wire with a yellow stripe. (check pic)
                      anyone have the pics that this part is referring to?

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                      • Hey guys, I have all the wiring done and everything is working perfect except for cruise. The sensor on the clutch pedal----Black obviously to ground, but where does that pink wire go? Does it go to the 10p connector by the shifter or does it go to the cruise unit somewhere? It doesn't say anywhere in this thread clearly where the pink wire goes. Just need clarification, thanks

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                        • Hmm, for some reason the interlock and neutral safety switch are not jumped on my obd0 conversion and everything works fine. It didn't look like any of the colors codes were correct for obd0. I didn't have any diagrams for the car, so I wired the clutch switch through a relay on the start wire at the plug and everything works fine. Long story short I only jumped the start wire (essentially) and the key comes out and the car starts as it should.

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                          • I figured it out***The pink cruise wire from the clutch sensor goes to the pink wire on the 10 pin plug at the shifter area. Just tried it and it works perfectly. 90 GS 4 dr converted to manual with everything working like stock. BEEEE YOOO TIFULL

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                            • Originally posted by redline9500 View Post
                              I figured it out***The pink cruise wire from the clutch sensor goes to the pink wire on the 10 pin plug at the shifter area. Just tried it and it works perfectly. 90 GS 4 dr converted to manual with everything working like stock. BEEEE YOOO TIFULL

                              Do you have a pic of how you wired it at the pedal? I haven't got mine hooked up yet. I'm thinking I need to cut the connector off of a 5 speed and use that to wire in.

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                              • Originally posted by XDEep View Post
                                probably one of the most time consuming parts of the conversion. you gotta pull the dash, move the entire harness out of the way (well i did), and remove the heater ducts. one guy said he did the whole thing in 8 hrs and i think thats complete BS now. by himself even.
                                i put my pedals in in about 3 hours by myself. i didnt pull the whole dash. just dropped the steering column and all wiring and heater ducts.

                                forgot to put the ducts back in though and too lazy to pull everything back out so now my left side vent is useless.

                                also just fyi, im doing my swap in two parts. i did my pedals last sunday and have been driving around like that till i do the rest this sunday. i did this cuz its my double D and i couldnt be without a car till i did the tranny swap part

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