The end of the Plug and Play MIMA, and MIMA2
MIMA introduction
MIMA Operation
MIMA Users Page
Installing MIMA with The Plug and Play harness
Installation and introduction
1. Disassembly
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
The leather joystick
Mounting to the e-brake
Mounting the shift knob joystick
Getting the ribbon and joystick connector through the shift boot
8. Mounting the display
9. First powerup
10. The first MIMA operational test
Installing MIMA in a RHD Insight
Installing MIMA with the pin replacement harness
The MIMA Joystick
The MIMA Display
The FAS system
Cable impedance problem with last MIMA systems.
Learning to drive with MIMA
Hardwired Harness
Theory of Operation

Mounting the shift knob joystick

Mounting the shift knob joystick
Mounting to shift lever

Another nice place for a joystick is on the shift knob. This position allows MIMA activation and control while your right hand is on the shift lever, for regen when downshifting, and assist when accelerating. The procedure is similar to the e-brake mount, and has the additional advantage that it can be mounted indoors once the shift knob is removed.
Cover knob with taped on plastic wrap,mix epoxy and place wad on joystick base.
Note: The e-brake mounted joystick will give assist and regen when moved in the same directions relative to the switch zones as the e-brake joystick.
When deciding which direction compared to the shift lever you would like assist and regen to activate, you may want to take a few days to play with different directions and positions for this joystick by taping the joystick onto the knob with black tape and no epoxy until you find just the right position and angle works best for you. The ribbon can be redirected to come out the bottom no mater which direction you chose.
After you determine the best position, again put a square of mixed epoxy putty under the joystick and form a smooth interface to the shift knob and tape while setting up.
After the epoxy has set up, do not mount the joystick to the shift knob yet, as we must route the wire through the shift boot.