|Yeah... the goal here was not to spend weeks doing this.|
|I ended up removing every pin from the connectors and marking them (R46
for Red 46, etc.), shown here in progress.|
|The plan was to separate the red and the blue connector wires. Made a little tougher since some wires essentially connect the two.|
|Also needed to extend the coil/injector wires.|
|For validation - run along the outer edge of the inner fender|
|More lengthening and bundling.|
|Put it all back together after lengthening everything and it was still a
horrible rats nest.|
Back apart. Problem - in part - was because I just plugged all the red pins in and they ended up routed around each other, and same for the blue.
New plan: Plug in red 1-10, 41-50, 11-20, 51-60, etc. Wrap the quadrants separately. It's still a rat's nest but not nearly as bad.
Plug everything in, try to start the car: dead battery. Tries to spin the starter, no luck.
Bought a replacement battery charger.
|Moving on to the next task: the AC box. I don't know what I'm trying to validate here beyond that it clears the engine, which I already knew.|
|Started wrapping the wires as the battery charged.|
After a couple of days (trickle charge), the engine spun over, would start and then die pretty much immediately.
Did I miss a pin? There's no codes reported (beyond "MIL indicator not found", which I knew). The sensors all seem to be working per EFILive.
Maybe the battery still needs more charge.
|Move on to the next task: the damaged parking light mounts. This is the better of the two.|
|And this is the worse.|
|Reconstructed the missing corner. Still need to weld on a #8 nut to finish this out, then re-sandblast and paint.|
|Same on the worse one - filled the holes, reconstructed, new mounts.
Need to weld on the nuts, resandblast, and paint here too. Also may
need to replace the bulb socket.|
One of these housings has a broken bolt in one of the lens mounts; still need to handle that too.
|I am not quite sure how this has occurred, but the epoxy primer and implement enable has flaked off here at the headlamp adjustor. The adjustor is also trying to pull through.|
|There is a difference between the "headlamp adjusting nuts" (skinny) and "license plate nuts" (thick). Replaced the skinny with the thick.|
|Apparently I have a leak at the oil pressure gauge. Tightened.|
|Minor concern that the PCV hose has a crimp. Maybe it's too long, or too short, or maybe it doesn't matter.|
After going through all sorts of possible causes (VATS? Low voltage?)
the answer became clear. If only I'd looked at this gauge that's still
in a box on the cowl; it was correct.|
Added fuel and the car started right up. No new codes so I guess I hooked everything up correctly.
|Paint for the AC box. Guess next up is to mount the box and the ECU so I can put the fender on.|
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