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Old 08-28-2011, 07:15 AM   #101
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Great DIY man I will attempt this soon!
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:08 PM   #102
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**Update** I've been reading this DIY for a couple days now and finally had some time to try it! and it worked....sorta so let me explain what happened I took off the panel started the car and didn't find the yelllow connector but a purple one(will post pics soon) disconnected it major difference! but as I was turning I stalled out and car wouldn't turn on( keep in mind I only unplugged the connector) so I plugged it back in and to my amazement the "settings" had stayed put RPMs drop as soon as I punch in the clutch! Any theories????
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Well, as it turns out this is still a problem. Actually much worse, now I am experiencing a longer "hold" on the RPM's before dropping. This happens in every gear and makes driving this car almost impossible. This is ridiculous.

I yanked the wire connector out and reconnected the clutch switch (restored to factory configuration). And the car immediately acted like a normal car to drive.

I'm confused. At first this delay only happened when my car was hot so I was routed to this topic and did the mod and it corrected the problem for about a week, then progressively it started to come back little by little. Meaning the car will hold RPM's briefly and only in 1-2 shifts, then it would hold longer, then longer and during all shifts until last night I could barely drive the car. I got home and grabbed a flashlight and philips to yank out the panel and I reversed the mod. Now my car is operating normally in all conditions, even when hot. But originally, since I got the car the delay always happened when hot...

What is going on? How come for one week with the mod it was normal then failed and now so far one day without the mod it is normal?
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:12 PM   #103
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bump bump!
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:50 PM   #104
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Nice write up ghery beary.
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