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Hooking up LC-1 WB. Cleanest way?

Old 05-15-2006, 12:29 PM
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Default Hooking up LC-1 WB. Cleanest way?

What's the cleanest way to interface an LC-1 to my ECU? I know this is HMT and a lot of you guys might just say to use wire nuts or some ----. But I don't like doing ---- that way.
I was thinking something modular like hooking up a connector to my conversion harness. Does anyone know where to source some nice honda looking male/female connectors.

Also, does anyone know if the ECU power line can handle enough extra current to power the LC-1. Or do I have to get a dedicated 12v for it?
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:12 PM
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do you mean like permanantly hook it up or hooking it up so that it is easily removable? i just used wire taps and put male ends on the power, ground, and O2 signal from the LC-1.
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Old 05-15-2006, 02:38 PM
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I tried using an old wiring harness connector but I didn't have enough voltage!

But once I connected it good, my brand new LC-1 was giving more trouble codes, so I'm not sure if that was my only problem!
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Old 05-21-2006, 07:33 PM
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i used the plugs from my old power mirrors on my teg and soldered them into a 0bd 1 to obd 1 extension harness. that way i can plug and un plug it when i need to tune some one elses car. also, because i used the extension harness, i dont have cut any wires on the cutomers car
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Old 05-21-2006, 11:04 PM
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I tried doing a plug-n-play on my Escort. Stock sensor is 4-wire (12v heat, ground heat, signal, and signal ground). Figured the heater wires would power the LC-1 cable. It would keep on resetting and giving error codes and throwing itself into calibration mode while driving Rewired the power through a 10A fuse labelled "rear wiper" (sedan hahaha), and the ground to body. Works 100% now. Power supply for the stock sensor just wouldn't push the amps needed.

If this helps you avoid a stupid problem then great, if not just consider yourself .01% smarter
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Paperchaser013
i used the plugs from my old power mirrors on my teg and soldered them into a 0bd 1 to obd 1 extension harness. that way i can plug and un plug it when i need to tune some one elses car. also, because i used the extension harness, i dont have cut any wires on the cutomers car
What line did u hook the power wires too?
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Old 05-23-2006, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by danman
I tried doing a plug-n-play on my Escort. Stock sensor is 4-wire (12v heat, ground heat, signal, and signal ground). Figured the heater wires would power the LC-1 cable. It would keep on resetting and giving error codes and throwing itself into calibration mode while driving Rewired the power through a 10A fuse labelled "rear wiper" (sedan hahaha), and the ground to body. Works 100% now. Power supply for the stock sensor just wouldn't push the amps needed.

If this helps you avoid a stupid problem then great, if not just consider yourself .01% smarter
No your ECU was probably tryig to control your OEM Sensor, changing supply voltages or trying to fiqure out why something was funny
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Old 05-23-2006, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Paperchaser013
i used the plugs from my old power mirrors on my teg and soldered them into a 0bd 1 to obd 1 extension harness. that way i can plug and un plug it when i need to tune some one elses car. also, because i used the extension harness, i dont have cut any wires on the cutomers car
It'd be $50 just to get the plugs to make an extension harness... I think I'll just wire it into my conversion harness. But I still need to know what line can handle the current required by the LC-1.
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Old 05-23-2006, 02:57 PM
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I wouldn't suggest the Cigarette lighter. Many Manufactures advice you against it as it is no a stable enough power supply. I tryed it once and the widebandgave an error stating the was not enough voltage.
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