2004 WRB WRX Wagon
I pieced my manual swap together myself, and did the work with a friend. All in all i was in it roughly $1700 even with a oem clutch.
I got it done for $1000 - I bought a wrecked RS and stripped it, then mounted everything up.I pieced my manual swap together myself, and did the work with a friend. All in all i was in it roughly $1700 even with a oem clutch.
1)Can you list the colors of the wires you're refering to?Now for some more wire housekeeping, now if you return to your shifter area you will notice your funny little shifter wiring, ** due to me have lost the pictures I'll be blunt and explain till I get the visuals up** here you have 4 wires on one clip and two on the other, the 2 others light up an indicator to help you figure out what mode you are in, when its dark, its useless. the other 4 have a great purpose, 2 control a locking motor to keep you from exiting park wile the car is off and the other two dictate that it IS indeed in park, (this allows two things, ONE it allows you to take your key out, and two, it turns the fuel pump on, which is kinda important!), the simple mans way of doing it would simply be to take the two that activate the switch (easily known as the ones that DON'T go to the locking motor) and splice them together and retain the clip and plug it into the shifter harness and toss the shifter.
Depending on how comfortable you are with wiring, the "easiest" way would be to pull the OBS parts and the wire harness and do a 1-for-1 install into the RS. This would lead to fewer gremlins in the end.My question revolves around the electrical side of the swap between these cars. I haven't found any really data on if I can just pull the dash harness, Cruise controller, and ABS controller and retain the auto RS ECU or not. Can I use those OBS parts in the RS and just repin my auto RS ECU? Or should I try and find a 5 speed ECU? After the swap is complete I want everything to function properly.
Have you found a solution to the high rev?Listen to Wannabe.
I have found all my gremlins, minus high rpm (up to 3k) in the cold mornings in neutral.
The car probably thinks it's still automatic, and tries to warm the car up thinking it has all that heavy transmission/torque converter weight.