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Join Date: Mar 2003
Re: Manual Conversion/Auto Conversion
That's why I said swap the looms.
From memory the ED does not use an integrated engine/box computer, therefore you should be able to keep your XR6 unit. If it does, you will have to get an auto computer from the wreckers for his ute. I have found that EB, NC(integrated), and AU auto computers will all work without an auto box. However for peace of mind you can force the computer to think the box is in neutral - just get a resistor. The values should be in you Gregory's manual, or you can borrow the factory manual from your local dealer. You will need to find not only that value, but also the ECU pin which returns the signal from the shift selector - 64 on an AU but I think the EL is a bit different. You run the resistor between there and the black/white wire (91 usually) which supplies the TPS, MAP, etc.
Did that help any? :)
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