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Old 11-02-2012, 10:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Made Some good progress today with the wiring. I'm not going into great detail about the wiring. NOTE: not all 92-95 civics have the same color wires to different sensors so not every swap will not be the same. I can answer any questions if anybody has any. I will let the pics speak for themselves for the most part.

I got the wires pinned out from the Vx ecu plug and got them connected into the p07 ecu. Also plugged the ecu in to get it ready. I labeled all the wires.



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Old 11-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Next came the plug on the passenger side shock tower. Only one was different and it contained the map sensor wires and the vtec wires. I switched the pins from the Vx harness side and labeled them. I labeled everything so after the engine is in I can wire it up easily. Also I mounted the egr box on the firewall. Honda made it easy there were 2 holes with threads there. They have rubber plugs in them from the factory.




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Old 11-03-2012, 12:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Since I've seen this swap done on numerous vehicles anything from coupes to del sols to crxs and I'm sure someone has done one in a sedan; I want to bring somthing a little different to this one. A couple new ideas here and there that would be fun. Since the Vx shift indicator takes up the spot in the cluster for the cruise control I thought it would be cool to make a spot and add the cruise at another spot. Here are a couple pics I started. The spot on the left of the engine light is the one I cleared away. The light will be an amber color just like the engine light. It will require some custom fabrication and wiring but I think it's gona turn out cool. I'll have a shift indicator light and cruise control indicator all that looks factory


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Old 11-03-2012, 05:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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got that little project done. was very easy and took maybe a half hour. (once i found the cruise control letters i cut out and proceeded to lose) i already traced the wiring on the back of the cluster circuit board to where the connector pushes in and which terminal i need to install the pinout into. now all i have to do is switch the original lx cruise control wire into the new pinout i just made and wire the shift indicator light wire from the ecm to the plug for the corresponding connector on the cluster and voila it should work fine. the empty spot where i put the cruise bulb looks like it gets a key on power and the cruise control module grounds the light bulb when it sees that its working. ill test for power and ground and hook a ground up to the wire to make sure it works properly and to show everyone how it will look.


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Got the engine out of the 4 door today. Also got the wiring hooked up to the computer. I'm going to wait til the engine is in and hooked up to finish the wire looms and taping to make it look pretty. I drilled a hole in the firewall to run the wires through and installed a rubber grommet. Next is to clean the engine bay up and get the z1 ready to install





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Old 11-13-2012, 01:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Engine bay after pic. Its not perfect but it's much more presentable. After all it's going to be a driver. Took the ac c
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Ompressor out and cleaned it. Also started switching brackets over. I noticed the Vx ac mount/ lower engine mount is aluminum as the lx one is steel. One little difference that I did not know about the Vx.


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Old 11-15-2012, 02:10 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Yup!! I'm pretty anxious to get it going. I have the intake off to clean the egr ports. I'll slowly start putting it back together on my lunch breaks. Everything was pretty straight forward the mounts were used from the Vx. The power steering bracket bolted right on. I'm hoping to have it running by next Saturday. Stay tuned

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