This is by far the most confusing section for me. I pulled the 4 screws under the passenger side wiper, slid out the tray, and can see the cabin air filter. I believe directly next to that is the ECU. There is another box on the driver's side of the ECU, and it has two harness connectors going to it. Is this the TCU?? I had to pry the plastic up a bit to see under it, I don't see any way to remove the plastic trim, even if I remove the wipers it appears to be glued to the windshield at the top.alphaseinor said:First you will need two paperclips so you can remove a pin from the grey harness...
Since I removed the wiring harness for the transmission control unit, this made a hole in the plenum pass-through... I decided to use the wiring harness for a plug. I cut the wiring harness for the green/black (black with green stripe) and the black with red stripe from the grey connector to match the length to the reverse light wiring. I removed the pins from the reverse light wiring harness and carefully uncrimped the pins, then crimped them back on the "grey" harness...
You will need to push the pink wire hold down on the grey connector out a bit, there are two clips that prevent this from coming out.
You will need to remove the red/black wire from the grey plug and put it into the orange plug, there is only one pin (the second row from the front, in the middle connection). you will need to use the two paperclips to remove the pin. insert the paper clip tips into the plug side of the connector, and push. while pushing, you will need to gently pull on the wire. it will come out eventually with a little love. do not force it, or you will damage the pin, and then you are up a creek as to where to find the pins for this connector.
Verify that the plug works by testing continuity to the reverse positive from the 20 amp plug for the transmission control module... replace the 20A fuse with a 10A and be done with it... I was not able to fully trace down fuse 7 for the backup lights, so I just used the biggest wire I could find.
You may be able to just use the connector with some wire on the original wiring harness and just splice them together... but again your mileage may vary...
alphaseinor said:You want to jump pins 11 to 63 on the transmission computer connector.
Since the reverse goes to the PN Relay under the dash, I can't remember if the blue/yellow on the transmission range sensor (the one on the rear of the transmission with 8 pins) needs to be connected to ground or 12v+... ground is "safer". Personally you can read what I did (I used 12v+ from the switch from the transmission range switch (black and green) to the blue/yellow on the other end of the switch... then plugged the plenum pass through onto another connector in the passthrough) that's on pages 3 and 4... Please note that I have a modified PN relay, so it's not exactly the same as yours... I did this for other reasons other than the swap (namely I needed a relay for "something else"... without running any extra wiring... The manual transmission version of the reverse switch can pull the voltage all the way to the tail lamps).
There is a snake-like hose that goes from the clutch pedal to the transmission (from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder).Fortuna Wolf said:Ok, what's the current known parts list?
Is it necessary to get the TCU too? Any plugs that need to be purchased?
What do we do about the transmission fluid cooler, is it the same as on the manual or do we need to plug the coolant lines?
It's called a throwout bearing for a reason, ALWAYS replace with a new one, and make sure your hands are CLEAN before you replace it... unless you want to turn it into a peice of molten metal.Fortuna Wolf said:Why a new throwout bearing? just replace it since its a good opportunity?