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patience getting the best of me.. auto to manual questions

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:50 am
by foreveryoung
sooo, ive been looking high and ow for an ef sedan in my price range thats not junk and i found one and it is autoatic , burgundy with chrome trim smh ..
thinkin about buying it converting it to manual was wondering what "minor wiring" is there to do ??is there a juper harness i can buy ? do you have to have to grind any welds? and do u have to remove the dash?whats the most difficult part?

Re: patience getting the best of me.. auto to manual questio

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:25 am
by 2 Stroke Toy Chest
you shouldnt need a jumper harness unless your planning on running a different obd set-up.
the only wiring that comes to mind would be the clutch saftey switch but it is possible that can be over riden .the only real wiring related things to note , are the manual ecu (pm6 more than likely ) and the gauge cluster without the auto gear indicator in the middle

the dash will make it a lot easier to switch the auto and manual pedal assemblys .
there are like 2 or 3 small hole that need to be opened on the fire wall ( clutch line , and i beleive two mounting holes )

the most difficult part would prob be the time involved for the project . omitting you allready have all required parts for the sawp .

Re: patience getting the best of me.. auto to manual questio

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:20 pm
by foreveryoung
perfect thanks alot ! that akes me feel alot better because im picking it up tomorow . 8)

Re: patience getting the best of me.. auto to manual questio

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:02 pm
by ladsr777
I just found a 4th gen hatch in a local junkyard with a 5-speed transmission still attached to its partially dismantled motor. I'm thinking about going and grabbing it in about a week if it's still there. The yard offers a guarantee and credit if the part doesn't work. I wish you the best in your endeavor to do a manual swap!

Re: patience getting the best of me.. auto to manual questio

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:21 am
by foreveryoung
THANKS PROBABLY GOING TO NEED IT HAHA

Re: patience getting the best of me.. auto to manual questio

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:41 am
by 2 Stroke Toy Chest
just take your time , plan it out start to finish . and remeber what goes where !!

ending up with more or not enough bolts / nuts could put you in potenial harm .

Re: patience getting the best of me.. auto to manual questio

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 5:34 pm
by M-Benz
Hows the project going ? My friend about to get the Auto one and he wants to covert to Manual. Lets update progress....

Re: patience getting the best of me.. auto to manual questio

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:58 pm
by ladsr777
I too would like to know how it's going. I never got that manual transmission I mentioned. I wonder if it's still there....

I had a draw on my battery that was leaving it dead every morning. That's what's been occupying my attention for the past couple months. I think I fixed it just last night with the help of my newfound neighborhood mechanic. I installed one of those devices that makes the engine run richer, but I installed it wrong, so the IAC sensor circuit was draining the battery overnight.

Now I can focus on doing the manual conversion.

Re: patience getting the best of me.. auto to manual questio

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:42 am
by ZeuZ3488
Now Remember U Need The Trans, Clutch, M/T Flywheel AANNDD Bolts To The Fly Wheel, Shift Linkage, M/T ECU, Three Pedal Setup For Clutch And Cable To The Trans.

(MAKE SURE U GET THE PASS AND REAR MOUNT AND BRACKETS AUTO ONE ARE DIFF)

Ur Gonna Have A two hole in the floor board where the shiftier goes u need to cover one and seal the other

On The Neutral Safety Switch U Will Need To By Pass The Park Indicatior ( The Park Light Will Be On At All Times When Driving)

Now When It Comes To The Wiring U Will Have A Green Wire And A Yellow wire that is ur reverse switch
On Ur Neutral Safety Switch Ull Need To Conect A Wire From The Green Wire To One Side And The The Yellow To The Other Side Th Should Turn On The Reverse Lights On The Putting In Revrse

Any Other Question Let Me Know BTW I Did This Conversion Already

Re: patience getting the best of me.. auto to manual questio

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:20 pm
by ladsr777
Z, I don't know about foreveryoung, but I'm DEFINITELY gonna hit you up when it comes time to do my conversion! LOL!