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
Installing MIMA with the pin replacement harness
Installation and introduction
1. Disassembly
2. Installing the harness tubes
3. Threading the Harness
Getting the harness ready to thread through
Threading the harness through the tubes
Cover the work area
Comfortable position
Unwraping the white tape
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
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

Threading the harness through the tubes

Threading  the harness through the tubes
Threading it through
The harness in general is fairly rugged, but the tight areas that the harness must be fished through, and the lumpy nature of the harness, make it extremely important that you do not try to just pull the harness through the wiring tubes, and instead you will push with one hand, and gently pull with the other. The harness is a snug fit, but has been tested to make sure that the bundle can pass 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.