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Old 08-17-2004, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default Launch control without a mapswitch?

Is it possible to setup launch control w/o a map switch?

If so can you tell me how.

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Old 08-18-2004, 06:17 AM   #2
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The Utec manual shows you how. I just did this in my car last week. You need to buy some pins to go in the molex conector. The corect pin #'s can be found in the manual. I also took my fog light switch and turned it in to an on/off switch for the LC.

When I get home I will post the part# for the pins you need.

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Old 08-18-2004, 07:30 AM   #3
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I also took my fog light switch and turned it in to an on/off switch for the LC.
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Now that is an interesting idea...
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Old 08-18-2004, 07:44 AM   #4
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Now that is an interesting idea...
I have two fog light switches now. I used fingernail polish to paint over one of the switches face plates and that one is for LC. The second one runs the foglights. It was an easy solution to finding a switch that would look good mounted in the dash. I think the fog light switches are ~$20 kinda expensive but the fit is perfect.

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Old 08-18-2004, 09:39 AM   #5
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the DIY version works perfectly for me, too.

i will be making my own map switch too, because i'm cheap. it will probably be only 1 bit (two different positions). i can't imagine needing more than one, and if you REALLY need to switch maps all you need is a phillip's head screwdriver to pull the kickpannel.

i'm thinking of integrating a throttle position switch to disable LC under say 90% throttle to make the system a bit more drivable. for example, with the LC on (and the clutch in) you CANNOT blip your throttle over your LC RPM set point. this is sometimes a PITA when you need to rev match a downshift. i've also hit the LC a couple of times while clutching with my foot not completely off the gas (ie clutch feathering). i've got mine set to 5300 rpms.

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Old 08-18-2004, 09:50 PM   #6
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Found it.

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Old 08-19-2004, 07:15 AM   #7
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i'm thinking of integrating a throttle position switch to disable LC under say 90% throttle to make the system a bit more drivable. for example, with the LC on (and the clutch in) you CANNOT blip your throttle over your LC RPM set point. this is sometimes a PITA when you need to rev match a downshift. i've also hit the LC a couple of times while clutching with my foot not completely off the gas (ie clutch feathering). i've got mine set to 5300 rpms.

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I've run into both those issues with the LC on but I have learned to live with it. If I'm shifting over 5500(my set point) I need to be quick with the clutch, it's easy and I rarely rev-match above 5500 becuase the car usually pulls better in the higher gear at that point but that's my driving style. My problem is I like the flat shifting so much I can't bring myself to turn it off .
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Part # for the pins:
Digi-key WM2501-ND

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btw, those pins fit pretty nicely on the gm solenoid!
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btw, those pins fit pretty nicely on the gm solenoid!
Really? I have just been soldering wires to the pins in the solenoid, then I just fill the conector with epoxy.

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