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Old 09-04-2010, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by bigboykilroy View Post
If you have HP tuners I have a HPT file that will work for you. It will take you 4 credits to use. It has the correct fuel segment already in it. Le me know and i can email oir post it up for you.
If you just swap the segment in their actual file you will save them the $200 (4 credits). As noted, you can send it into HPTuner's as well for the swap if you can't DIY, but I think there may be a fee for segment swaps. You'd have to contact support to find out for sure.
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Originally Posted by Frost View Post
If you just swap the segment in their actual file you will save them the $200 (4 credits). As noted, you can send it into HPTuner's as well for the swap if you can't DIY, but I think there may be a fee for segment swaps. You'd have to contact support to find out for sure.
When I email'd Will about this he said that they can only swap in trans segments. = ; (
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I was brainfarting anyway... I was working on an 01 4l80 segment swap when I made the above post. Obviously moving away from the 98 there will be at least two credits involved.
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I have a 98 that I am considering changing, but at what point do I stop throwing good money into bad? I already spent the cash for HP Tuners. I dropped $500 on the Tuning School classes. If I go with a 02 PCM, I'll have to drop the cash for that. Then I have to cut the harness in a few places and re-pin everything. Now I will have to buy more credits from HP Tuners. I'm wondering if I should just bite the bullet and buy BigStuff3 and be done with it. Everyone says a second grader could install it and tune with it. It seems like every time I turn around there is a wiring problem. I've already spent way too much time trying to salvage a 12 year old harness.
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Originally Posted by b.d.d. View Post
I have a 98 that I am considering changing, but at what point do I stop throwing good money into bad? I already spent the cash for HP Tuners. I dropped $500 on the Tuning School classes. If I go with a 02 PCM, I'll have to drop the cash for that. Then I have to cut the harness in a few places and re-pin everything. Now I will have to buy more credits from HP Tuners. I'm wondering if I should just bite the bullet and buy BigStuff3 and be done with it. Everyone says a second grader could install it and tune with it. It seems like every time I turn around there is a wiring problem. I've already spent way too much time trying to salvage a 12 year old harness.
The reason i did it was my 98 pcm took a crap and 02 are a cheaper pcm. Also its a lot easer to tune. But if you got the cash to spend on a bigstuff3 go for it.
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Who makes a good 2002 harness? This is a drag car with a TH350 so we are only talking about the basics for the engine.
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Originally Posted by 98z28bitcha View Post
The reason i did it was my 98 pcm took a crap and 02 are a cheaper pcm. Also its a lot easer to tune. But if you got the cash to spend on a bigstuff3 go for it.
I just get tired of the nickle/dime BS on the factory wiring. It seems like it is always something. 100 lbs of useless wires under the dash for crap I do not use, but you can bet it will cause a problem. Body control modules, TDR relays, little black boxes that I have no idea what they are for. Ugh. If I could trust someone I would pay them to gut all the damn wiring and leave me with the basics to drag race with. As much as I have invested in the HPT + the tuning school stuff I might as well stick with it.
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Originally Posted by b.d.d. View Post
I have a 98 that I am considering changing, but at what point do I stop throwing good money into bad? I already spent the cash for HP Tuners. I dropped $500 on the Tuning School classes. If I go with a 02 PCM, I'll have to drop the cash for that. Then I have to cut the harness in a few places and re-pin everything. Now I will have to buy more credits from HP Tuners. I'm wondering if I should just bite the bullet and buy BigStuff3 and be done with it. Everyone says a second grader could install it and tune with it. It seems like every time I turn around there is a wiring problem. I've already spent way too much time trying to salvage a 12 year old harness.
I'm selling a 99harness and PCM. If u want pm me.
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I'm very happy with the swap from the 98 to the 02 PCM. I can now see much more data, have better control over the WOT fueling. I have an automatic and the trans ***** when its supposed to. no hesitation now.
You have to extend at the pcm like 12 wires. about 5 inches.
I would definately start with a 100% good harness you dont want to mess with a harness IMO that has been cut up and spliced and stuff already. You want a 100% good reliable harness.
The 98 harness needs rebinned.
the 99+ harnesses need a few wires added to it. SInce the 98 cluster is direct driven off the sensors. unlike the 99+ wich uses the serial data.
I have a 02 harness (auto) that is in PERFECT condition that i bought as a backup plan. Im selling for $285 shipped w/Paypal fee included.
I can sell you my spare 0411 pcm (very cheap) with the 98 fuel segment moved already so you only have to use 2 hp tuner credits.
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Originally Posted by bigboykilroy View Post
So any help ya need just look me up.
You have a pm lol. I have been waiting on a shop to do this for me. But I am growing impatient. I have a pcm part #12200411 that my tuner mailed me with the fuel segment swapped already. All I need to do is the repin now. But was wanting everyone advice who has actually done this. The motor and trans is coming out. A 370ci and a built 4l60 is going back in. If all this is out is it easier to just swap the harness? See I am not sure if all the under dash crap has to come out if I do a new harness or not, and I dont want to mess with the dash stuff, been there and done that. Buying a new harness wouldnt bother me, I am really just looking at the ease of installation. Repining sounds extremely tedious to me. I can handle all the other swaps, its just this pcm thing has me thinking twice
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I've heard that there is a way to wire the 98 fuel sender straight to the cluster bypassing the PCM all together. The reason that I need to bypass the PCM is that I am not running a stock computer anymore. I am running the AEM EMS. It is designed to be plug and play for the 99+ fbodies BUT there is no way to do the segment swap as it is hardcoded according to AEM. Has anyone wired it up direct?
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Originally Posted by taws6m6 View Post
You have a pm lol. I have been waiting on a shop to do this for me. But I am growing impatient. I have a pcm part #12200411 that my tuner mailed me with the fuel segment swapped already. All I need to do is the repin now. But was wanting everyone advice who has actually done this. The motor and trans is coming out. A 370ci and a built 4l60 is going back in. If all this is out is it easier to just swap the harness? See I am not sure if all the under dash crap has to come out if I do a new harness or not, and I dont want to mess with the dash stuff, been there and done that. Buying a new harness wouldnt bother me, I am really just looking at the ease of installation. Repining sounds extremely tedious to me. I can handle all the other swaps, its just this pcm thing has me thinking twice

I would swap the engine and trans harness while doing the engine swap. Then its only a couple wires to repin inside the car on the r side... Going from 3 connectors to 2.. I did the pin swap at the pcm and it worked great but it looks a bit messy. I should have gotten a better lable maker and started at one end of the connector instead of the all over the place method I used while repining. Maybe a winter project to try cleaning it up a bit.
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Cannot seem to get my fuel gauge to with my new swap. 1998 ws6 m6 with 01+ pcm harness repinned, frost seem to have done the seg swap for me. The c210 plug "the DRK BLU" wire is not connected amywhere. I connected c2-38 on new pcm with no luck. Seems like i cant find any concrete info on this since i am running a 99+ plastic tank and seem to read contraticting info on wether it works or not
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Originally Posted by taws6ali View Post
Cannot seem to get my fuel gauge to with my new swap. 1998 ws6 m6 with 01+ pcm harness repinned, frost seem to have done the seg swap for me. The c210 plug "the DRK BLU" wire is not connected amywhere. I connected c2-38 on new pcm with no luck. Seems like i cant find any concrete info on this since i am running a 99+ plastic tank and seem to read contraticting info on wether it works or not
maybe you don't need the segment swap to run the 99+ pcm and the 99+ tank sending unit.
Keep me posted as I want to swap my tank. I'm having an issue with tuning out of fuel on hard corners below 1/2 tank.
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What's the reason the wires need to be extended if you're just moving them around the harness housing? Are they that tight that they need the extra 2 inches or is there something else to it I'm missing? Thinking about doing this
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I did this and it turned out pretty messy looking. If you want it to look better than mine did it's best to extend the wires. Lol.



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What's the reason the wires need to be extended if you're just moving them around the harness housing? Are they that tight that they need the extra 2 inches or is there something else to it I'm missing? Thinking about doing this
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My rewire was messy..I just made a cover for the whole pcm lol.
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It's definitely bye bye to traction control?
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Originally Posted by bigboykilroy View Post
If the car is a 1998 and you are moving to a 2002 pcm (0411 works the best) all you have to do is repin the red and blue connectors at the pcm (and extend a few wires to make them longer) You will need a 0411 pcm with the fuel segment swapped into it, and the tables adjusted. That is it. If you need a PCM with the file already in it I can direct you to a reliable source. I think they are a site sponsor as well but I'm not 100% sure so I cant post their name.
Its that easy. Definately worth it in my opinion. Car responds much better.
I just finished this on my personal 98 car and it works 100% perfect. So any help ya need just look me up.
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