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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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2000 323i -- how to get running after M/T swap?

I just swapped in a manual in my 2000 323i wagon, but the DIYs really are sketchy on wiring and what to do.

I know my DME/cluster need coding which is just fine, but is there a way on the E46 to get the car started without an automatic trans installed? I have the auto shifter plugged in, car just shows a gear with an exclamation point in the center for AT failiure.

if not, no worries, I am going to bring the car in for coding on monday at any rate, just wanted to start it to see if I did good or not. haha.

ftr, my clutch master did not come with a wiring harness, so I have not connected a clutch safety switch.. is that possible to not connect and code out the DME to ignore it?

thanks for any and all help.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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Assuming you have a GM trans you just jumper pins 2 and 8 together on the connector that goes to the old auto trans. Should trick it into thinking it is in neutral. One quick note, if you do this and you stall the car, it won't let you restart it for about 30 seconds (so don't stall in an intersection!)
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:09 PM   #3
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ah, oops. it was a ZF5HP19.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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anyone familiar with the ZF?
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:18 PM   #5
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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ok, well after a lot of digging, jumping pin 8 on the immobilizer unit to 12v from pin 1 brake switch, the car fired right up.

next question, the shifter selector rod I have is too long, so much so that gears 3 and 5 are inaccessible due to the shifter hitting the front of the shift boot. (I checked orientation of the bent selector rod, it is facing the correct direction).
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another update, meant to help people after the manual swap is done:

connect the purple/yellow from the clutch switch to the same color wire on the brake pedal switch (the switch jumps this to the EWS pin 8 when he pedal is depressed for start up. this can be bypassed for remote starters by connecting pin 8 EWS to the purple/yellow wire on the brake or clutch switch.)

connect the brown wire from the clutch switch to the same color wire on the brake pedal switch (the switch jumps this to the DME pin 23 when the pedal is depressed for cruise)

the Blue/Brown on the clutch switch connects to pin 23 on the DME

the Blue/Brown on the clutch switch connects to EWS pin 8 if you chose to have a clutch safety switch, if not, jump pin 8 to Purple/Yellow @ brake or clutch pedal.

after you have that wired in, put your car back together and drive it as-is, or for better performance, get it coded by someone with a Progman SSS/GT1
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