alright guys im bumping this up b/c i still have a problem.
got my car back together tonight (haha just to take it apart again), connected the engine harness, tried to reconnect the battery to see maybe the defi's would shut off, but nope, same thing, defi's blinking (the serial error above a couple posts) and the security light still blinking. wtf?
i think im going to get rid of the distro block, run a line from the battery to the original positive line, and then just run the 8g wire from the fuse panel to that wire as well. if that doesnt work im going to say **** it and put my battery back to the engine bay.
anyone have any ideas/help?