The harness is shipped with white tape over all exposed wires and pins, to allow the diameter to be small enough to pass through the wiring tubes.Do not remove this tape, until the harness is threaded through.
The harness is also is taped into a circle for shipping with more white tape. Only the shipping white tape will be removed at this step.
|Getting the harness ready to thread through|
|Threading the harness through the tubes|
Once it gets tight, a slow gentle push, with one hand while pulling gently with the other, and it should slide right through. It may be necessary to prevent the tubes from moving, by taping to a nearby harness. I will feed it into the front end of the shift console to e-brake tube, while gently pulling the wire out of the e-brake side with the other hand. Once the temp probe is out enough to feed into the rear tube inlet, the same right hand feed in, left hand gentle putt, also feeds it into the rear tube. Having someone there that is gently pulling it into the rear area really helps with this three handed operation.
The multi-wire harness is quite strong in the longitudinal direction, but can be damaged by a tight bend which could put a lot of strain on only a few internal wires. That is why we pass it through both tubes at once.
Slow and gentle is the secrete to no damage.
|Cover the work area|
|Unwraping the white tape|
2. Installing the harness tubes
3. Threading the Harness
4. Removing the pins from the Multilock connectors
5. Installing the rear connections
6. Mounting the MIMA system in the car.
7. Accessing and connecting to the ECM
8. Overall wiring test
9. First power up test
10. The first MIMA operational test
11. Confirming temp probe and fan control operation, and final checkout
12. Mounting the low profile display
13. Removing the MIMA harness