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Old 07-01-2002, 17:16   #1 (permalink)
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Manual conversion almost complete

To all those that know or dont i just converted my car to manual, while going through some of the problems i have one was very bad idle and car almost cutting out on me. Being as intelligent as i am i forgot to bolt the grounding strap from the gearbox to the body (thanx to all those for help on that), put it back reset the ecu and it ran perfect. now only have about 8 more things to get right, oh and to add salt to the wound i snapped my handbreak cable last week. A fair bit of work but well worth it in the end, and as for bang for your buck power it so worth it, it revs so much more freely well it feels like it.
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Old 07-01-2002, 18:40   #2 (permalink)
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Now that you got a manual you can leave it in gear when you're parked so it's not so bad without a handbrake!

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Now that you got a manual you can leave it in gear when you're parked so it's not so bad without a handbrake!
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How is that different to leaving it in PARK with an auto?
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No difference I spose. Manuals in gear hold a bit better though than an auto in park... In mine at least...

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Good luck with it mate! Nearly there. What are the 8 problems?
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there are a few, um reverse lights dont work, speedo dont work, the cabling is wrong, you see the 4spd gets this huge loom that connects to the auto computer im trying to figure out if i have to do nething to that one as well, from what i can tell i dont but if anyone has a wiring diagram of what these wires actually do would be good, i only have the ones out of the hayes manual.
But im going through them slowly, dam evil work, need more time.

And as for the park brake lets just go with it nice to have lol
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i ripped my 3 spd box out an threw in a 5 spd last week. still have no reverse lights and brake lights are on constantly as soon as i turn the key but besides that all is good. think ill take it to an auto electrician to fix the gearbox wires, i stuffed around for a while and got the reverse lights workin but not for long :-(
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Re: Manual conversion almost complete

Have you had a read of the conversion guide ? (sticky at the top of this section).
You could always give mongrelEB a PM, he might be able to give you some more pointers or diagrams . . .
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My ears are burning :s5:

You need to piss off the auto loom altogether. Provided it's not one of the rare ones which has no plug into the loom?
It should have a square and a round plug. Simply organise the square plug so that it matches your manual box loom, colour for colour. Since the reverse and neutral switches are simple open/close circuits, it doesn't matter which way round those wires go.

BTW I found it was very easy to accidentally short out the fuse for the reverse lights, I suggest you take them out beforehand

Hey crusty, your brake lights shouldn't be on constantly. (well OK that was a bit obvious ) The only thing I can think of is if the switch on the brake pedal fell out?
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