Yes I believe its as simple as just bypassing the inhibitor switch on the auto, which is easy as, it's done from underneath the car. I did this on the DA, and there are no drivability problems whatsoever.
The conversion is not difficult to do yourself if you have a bit of mechanical knowledge and a few days to do it. Otherwise you'll pay a few hundred dollars for installation.
To do it properly yyou need to use resistors to make the ecu think there is an actual trans there. it involves wiring a resistor into each solinoid wire and a couple more for the prnd switch, oil temp sensor, and a couple of others. Ive just had to do it to my eb v8 as the auto computers in those don't work 100% with no trans there. keep an eye on the electricsl forum over the next few days as ill make a post explaining how to do it to an eb/ed at least. its pretty simple to do anyway.
You mean compatibility between the ECU and BEM ?
I'd have to dig up the workshop manual, but I suspect that the fairmont and XR6 would share the same BEM.
As I recall there were 3 BEMs, low, mid and high.
I think low was gli, mid was futura, xr, fairmont, and high being mont ghia, fairlane and ltd... Might be worth checking out....
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