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Old 07-02-2015, 04:18 PM   #411 (permalink)
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Hi OG VX, I had a quick question for you. With your MPguino how did you relocate the buttons. I would like to put mine on my speedo and have the buttons in the same place you have them I just dont know anything about electrical. Thanks

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Old 07-04-2015, 12:57 PM   #412 (permalink)
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Hi OG VX, I had a quick question for you. With your MPguino how did you relocate the buttons. I would like to put mine on my speedo and have the buttons in the same place you have them I just dont know anything about electrical. Thanks
Hey there,
I made a wire harness specifically for the buttons/panel. It's about 2.5 long and stretches up to the a-pillar to connect to the MPGuino at the enclosure there. For the harness, details are below:

-Each of the buttons on the panel simply have a positive and negative terminal/connection. For the positives, I ran one wire up to the guino and connected where they are supposed to go on the guino ECU for buttons 1, 2, and 3.
- For the negative terminals, I simply connected a "stream" of ground, connecting each buttons ground to each other, and then I ran one wire connected to that "stream" of buttons up to a bolt up under the dash to ground it. (so, one wire grounds all three buttons)

- For all wires in the harness (4 total; 3 positives and the one aforementioned ground wire), I have quick-disconnect (male/female) spade connectors just behind the button panel, so that I can remove the panel and re-install it quickly when need be. I marked both sides of the spade connectors on each wire with a sharpie, labeling them with "1" "2" "3" and "-" to mark which wires were which.

Hope this helps!
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Thanks OG, I have an idea of what I'm doing now

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Update 7/7/2015: Cut-Away Fenders Completed and Painted

The fender fabrication is finally done. Work time has been scarce of late, but I did managed to hammer these out and get them painted.

I also fabbed up a plate frame for shows and photo sessions.

All pieces in today's post were primed and then painted with black Duplicolor Trim Paint.

I hope to install the fenders and get the car back on the road asap.

Here's the pics:











In primer:





All finished up:



Until next time, thank YOU for ecoTuning in!
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Looks great OG! Can't wait to see what they do for your fuel economy.

A benefit that you may happen upon is better cooling. If the engine bay air can escape out by the axles, then your new fenders should "pull" this air more efficiently, perhaps to the point that you can completely block the grill.
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I've been stuck in real life for a while, not much ecomodding.
Glad to see you're still making cool things happen with your vx, bro. Nice and clean, as usual!

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I've been stuck in real life for a while, not much ecomodding.
Glad to see you're still making cool things happen with your vx, bro. Nice and clean, as usual!

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Whats up friend! I figured life must have had you by the horns. Hope all is well. I changed my phone number out about a month ago. Going to AT&T hopefully today to finally transfer over my contacts. I'll text you my new number asap. Thanks for the kind words.

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Looks great OG! Can't wait to see what they do for your fuel economy.

A benefit that you may happen upon is better cooling. If the engine bay air can escape out by the axles, then your new fenders should "pull" this air more efficiently, perhaps to the point that you can completely block the grill.
Man, those are some cool thoughts about pulling air out of the engine bay. I never even thought about that. Very cool! I suppose time will tell.

Xlist, tuft testing: agreed 100%. Now, whether I have the time and patience to do said tuft testing....well, that may be another story, ha!

I'm up early to get work done today. Hoping to get the fenders back on the car, and modify/cut the OEM fender liners to work with the new cut out design. I'll update accordingly.
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Update 7/9/2015: Cut-Away Fenders Installed

Hello all, I got up early yesterday and got the modified fenders and all the other bits back on the car. It feels good to see the car back in one piece again. I haven't driven the VX yet, as I still have to fit the fender liners to it. However, I must confess, it's hard for me to be modest with my thoughts on the outcome of these fenders. I think they look awesome! I feel they really pull in together both the red/black and eco themes well throughout the outside of the car.

OK, here's some progress pics:

First, I added some electrical loom to the JDM side marker lighting and drilled it in place with some rubber clamps.





Then I fitted the fenders. To my surprise, there was little warping of the original fender shape (due to the mods) to work through when fitting them back on to the car. The passengers side was OEM-like in fitment. The drivers side, however, was a bit more difficult for some reason. I had to work about 20 minutes on that side to get things to line up correctly.














Showing some tire treads from behind!



And here's my new plate frame for shows and photo shoots. Thanks to Victor on EcoModder.com for the free decal!

Here's what's I have planned for the rest of this summer and fall tuning season:

- Finish fitting Fender Liners
- Multiple custom-designed decals for exterior to carry forth eco and VX theme
- CF Vinyl to roof (hopefully I don't mess it up this time)
- Smooth wheel covers
- Door panels dye'd black w/ green stitched accents
- keyless entry added
- Wink Mirror
- Herculiner on rear hatch area (where carpet doesn't cover)
- Re-wrap headliner
- Freshly-dyed black interior installed
- Engine bay clean up and dress up
- Ceramic front brake pads
- Bleed brakes
- Coolant system flush
- Magnetic engine and tranny oil drain plugs
- Royal Purple synthetic transmission oil

Anyone following the thread knows by now that I hop around like a bunny rabbit in the order of my updates. So, I'm not sure what I'll post next.

But..until then, thank YOU for ecoTuning in!
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I am SOOO tempted to do this to the fenders on my car...

What about the modification would you say caused the warping of the drivers side?

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