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Old 03-02-2006, 09:52 AM   #1
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Guys, last year, I had a little engine fire and since it singed the bulk and engine harness' they got replaced under my insurance. Well this also required the entire dash to come out and was a huge job. To this day, I am still finding an anomoly in their work
So anyway, you all know about the green connectors under the dash? Well they're not supposed to be connected AFAIK. The whole time they've been connected until yesterday when I was doing some under dash wiring. I of course disconnected them but I also noticed a white connector that's unplugged too and, which is right next to the green ones. I don't see another plug to connect it to though. And, IIRC (I'll have to check on this later) I believe there might be a black unconnected one as well I'm not sure of that.

As far as the green connectors, I thought the car would be in some kind of limp mode?? It's kind of odd that the car was running for the last 3.5k miles with them connected. I wonder if the UTEC was overriding it or something. What do they do exactly?
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:58 AM   #2
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unplug the green conn. on the drivers side and look for the same on the pass side. <--- plug them. the white one isnt supposed to be plugged in to anything.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:59 AM   #3
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The green ones are for putting your car into test mode when the key is turned into the on position. It should not be connected on a regular basis, but if it were, you would surely know (your car would really run like poo).

The white has something to do with the ECU. . it should be disconnected, unless you use flashing SW, then it can be plugged with a jumper plug (Not actually connected to anything else if that makes any sense). I leave my white plug in all the time, this doesn't effect the operation of the ECU, only allows you to flash it.
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:07 AM   #4
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unplug the green conn. on the drivers side and look for the same on the pass side. <--- plug them. the white one isnt supposed to be plugged in to anything.

Can you elaborate a little? I don't understand
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unplug the green conn. on the drivers side and look for the same on the pass side. <--- plug them.
Maybe it's the way you said it or something Looks like you're saying that there's an identical looking set of connectors on the pass-side and to connect one of those to one of the ones on the driverside??? I don't see that being possible.
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:10 AM   #5
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yes there are two sets. the pass side ones stay plugged and in order to go into test mode the drivers side (both sides) have to be plugged in. like 69 said they are for putting the car into test mode. sometimes the pass side ones will be unplugged, so just plug them up and leave the drivers side unplugged. sorry if im confusing im trying to type fast...
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:14 AM   #6
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Okay, wrxblubayou. Thanks for clarifying. I'll have to check the pass-side today.
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:53 PM   #7
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The green connectors are "test mode" connectors as everyone else has been stating. When plugged in, they put your car into a diagnostic mode.

The white connector next to them is the flash block; it should only be connected if you're reflashing your ECU, and there should be no corresponding connector for it.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:41 PM   #8
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Hey rewt, I appreciated the input but was it neccessary to repeat what was already stated like several times Thanks anyway though.
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todd, these connectors?

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Ken, so the white connectors should be connected then?
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:15 AM   #11
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tmarcel, so the white connectors should be connected then?



The 3 conectors should look exactly like the ones in the picture above

ALL 3 OF THEM DISCONNECTED
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