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 Post subject: EL xr8 manual conversion, now comes up with warning light
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:20 pm 
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hi all just done a manual conversion to my el xr8 went to turn the key an all im getting is a warning light ( ! ) coming up on the dash. i was told that all i had to do was unplug the TCM to get it to start. (but i was lose power ect, just wanting to see if it will start before i go an buy resistors). now i do have the manual gearbox loom (gearbox to loom connector in engine bay) but im guessin i have to join a couple of wires to tell it that its in D or N so it can start? any help on the matter is appreciated cheers
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Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:52 pm 
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You need to at least bridge the neutral start wires on the gearbox harness otherwise the Engine cant turnover.
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 Post subject: Re: EL xr8 manual conversion, now comes up with warning light
Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:56 pm 
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Yeh I figured it was something like that I just need to know which wires to connect :)
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 Post subject: Re: EL xr8 manual conversion, now comes up with warning light
Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:42 pm 
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I just finished the manual conversion on my 6cyl and I have the same warning light coming up but mine starts and drives fine, I'm using manual ecu and manual gearbox harness and left the other plug from engine bay as is.
I'm under the impression the the warning light (!) is a brake warning light so how does it affect it starting if it is??

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:57 pm 
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Did your XR8 have cruise control?

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:02 pm 
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Yes has cruise control
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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Did you get the switch unit for the clutch pedal that kills cruise when you change gears? If so where the hell does it plug in I convered my NF to T5 over a year ago and havent found where to plug it in - Im not really built for grovelling under dashes !

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:22 pm 
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Me neither mate haha haven't even touched the cruise side of this yet.
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Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:16 pm 
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The plug for the clutch switch is connected to the brake switch loom up under dash. It's got a plug on it already so unplug it and plug in the clutch switch.
Now I think about it that's what it'll be in mine as I have removed the plug but not connected the clutch switch.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL xr8 manual conversion, now comes up with warning light
Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:20 pm 
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Cool I will have a sticky beak up there and see!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL xr8 manual conversion, now comes up with warning light
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:03 pm 
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anyone got any ideas on this? could it be my smartlock? been linked to a few threads about this related topic but nothing has worked so far. car wont even turn over, its just still coming up with the warning symbol on the dash.
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Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:02 am 
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If it is (!) it's a brake warning light AFAIK

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:38 am 
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I think the (!) is related to smartlock or problems in that area like NDS.
I remember an AU 5.0L conversion into an XH I did where that came up because the EECV wasn't coded to the body module but that was smartshield not smartlock where that coding isn't required.
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 Post subject: Re: EL xr8 manual conversion, now comes up with warning light
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:05 pm 
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To reset smart lock u have to leave the ignition in the "on" position for 30-45 mins until the door locks cycle yeh? An if its a brake problem/failure where would I begin to look to shove the issue? Cheers
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Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:37 pm 
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the (!) on the ef/el dash just above the odometer is brake fail warning light..
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