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Old 06-30-09, 03:55 PM
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I've been working on my FC for some time now and I need it finished. I am willing to pay some one to come to my parents house and help me figure out what is wrong. I am 95% sure it is a wiring problem. You wouldn't even have to take the time to fix it. If you could just let me know what it is so I can fix it. I live in knoxville, Tn. Please pm me if you are interested in helping out a fellow rotor head. thanks.
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Old 06-30-09, 05:12 PM
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I've been working on my FC for some time now and I need it finished. I am willing to pay some one to come to my parents house and help me figure out what is wrong. I am 95% sure it is a wiring problem. You wouldn't even have to take the time to fix it. If you could just let me know what it is so I can fix it. I live in knoxville, Tn. Please pm me if you are interested in helping out a fellow rotor head. thanks.
what is the vehicle doing?
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Old 06-30-09, 10:36 PM
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Yeah, we can better help you if you can describe whats going on. Im somewhat local to you in case you need someone to fix it.
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Yeah I can help from afar... What is up with the car?
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I rebuilt the engine, 5 speed swap and removed emissions. It has pretty much new everything. Anyways, I installed the battery, turned the key and all that works are the interior lights, turn signals/flashers and brake lights. I replaced all the fuses under the hood (just in case) and the fuses under the steering panel are fine. I thought it might be my ecu but its in working order and so is the second one I bought. I don't know what else to do.
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My car is doing the same thing. I am in the middle of doing a swap so i have yet to look into this stuff but there is a wealth of info in this thread I started.

https://www.rx7club.com/2nd-generation-specific-1986-1992-17/starter-will-not-engage-845701/
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I'll check the wiring on the starter. Will keep everyone posted. Thanks.
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There is one plug most people over look when plugging in a harness (if it was removed from the car). It is right above the ecu high up in the A piller.
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with orange clips? I got that one.

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There is one plug most people over look when plugging in a harness (if it was removed from the car). It is right above the ecu high up in the A piller.
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I am getting ready to work on the starter wiring, the only thing is my interior lights come on but the idiot cluster and interior fan don't. Yes they are plugged up.
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wire reverse lights. Find the 2 red wires on the switch on your 5sp transmission.

If working with an 89-91 car, find the 6 wire plug near the starter, and the 3 wire plug near that. ON the 3 wire plug there are 2 pins together and one offset; run a wire from this pin to either of the red wires on the trans. On the 6 wire plug, locate the bottom row, center pin; run a wire from this pin to the other wire on the trans.

If working on an 86-8 car, there should be a 4 wire plug by the starter. Connect the 2 right side pins to the 2 red wires on the trans.

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If working on an 89-91 car, access the auto trans ecu behind the passenger kick panel. Unplug it. 86-8 cars do not have this unit.

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replace steering column, being sure to keep wheel centered. Do not plug up the thick black/red wire at the ignition switch. Be sure to tighten the column securely at the joint.

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if you wish the clutch interlock switch to operate (car wont start without pedal being pressed) then locate the plug for this switch; it is the black box at the top corner of the pedal assembly with a white plastic pin that contacts the clutch pedal arm. This is a simple normally open switch that closes when the pedal is pushed. Run a wire from the IGNITION SWITCH side of the black/red wire, to this switch, then out of this switch, through the firewall, and down to the starter. Connect it to the small terminal on the starter. If you don’t wish the clutch switch to operate, run your wire straight from the ignition to the starter.

Got this off of Kevin Landers site. I chose to do the direct wire to the starter. After wiring up everything I still get nothing. The idiot gauge doesn't come on, the car doesn't crank over, the headlight motors don't work. For some reason power is not getting to where it is supposed to.
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I have 1 set of 4 pot calipers and a oil cooler w/o lines I will give to whomever can help me get this car running.
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Drivers Shock Tower Ground Block

This is a ground that almost none of the other grounding writeups even mentions. If you look directly at the top of the drivers shock tower near the area where the trailing coil is mounted you should find a white connector seemingly plugged into nowhere on the inner side of the tower. Leading to this connector is a thick bundle of black ground wires. This connection grounds systems throughout the car yet is often overlooked because most don't even know it exists. Repairing this ground is simple can cure multiple issues (particularly with in-dash circuits).

This image shows the ground connector between the trailing coil and shock tower:


does anyone have this or can show/tell me how to connect this? I know I don't have this ground. If there is a way to re-wire this ground please post it.
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