When I test the plug in adapters here, I confirm that all of the wires pass from the 104 pin header to the correct position on the related plug.I inspect all solder joints for mechanical and electrical integrity, and confirm that the MIMA signals are completed to the correct tie points.I confirm that there are no wires crossed or shorted. This lengthy inspection and test should eliminate any possibility of wiring errors, and is one of the biggest advantages over the previous MIMA harnesses, as no electrical testing is required in the car, and it is impossible to incorrectly wire the system.Thus we keep the Magic Smoke in place and do not let it out.
|Pulling the connectors |
I finally have found the most natural and easiest position for getting those babies out.
Remove the spare tire, and stand in the tire well. Bend over and reach your left index finger over the wires, and onto the release catch. A simple twist of the tool, and the connector is out.
If your MCM connectors have never been removed, they can be quite tight. The MIMA upholstery tool also works nicely to pry out the connectors, but only if the release tab has been fully released.
|Plugging in the MCM adapter|
The adapter uses amp tyco sockets on the slightly larger pins in the stock female socket. If the adapter does not easily plug in,do not force it,the pins may simply not line up exactly with the sockets in the plug. Simply pull the plug in adapter back out and try again at a slightly different lead in angle. Once the pins start into the connector the plug in adapter should fully seat into the socket and lock into place. The stock connector is then plugged into the adapter to complete the circuit.
|Notching the MPI foam |
| MPI thermal probe|
The MPI thermal probe is coated with a dab of thermal compound, and slid into the small cavity in the MPI heatsink.
|Battery fan removal|
|insert the battery probe|
The rear install is now finished. Leave everything open until we do the powerup test.
2. Gaining access to the opening behind the seats
3. Threading the DB-25 to the front
4. Installing the rear connections
5. Mounting the MIMA system in the car.
6. Accessing and connecting to the ECM
7. Installing the MIMA joysticks
8. Mounting the display
9. First powerup
10. The first MIMA operational test
Installing MIMA in a RHD Insight