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1988 b18c type r wiring problems

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by chadscrx, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. chadscrx

    chadscrx New Member

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    I recently bought a 1988 crx from someone that was in the middle of a swap. The motor and trans are in, but the wiring isn't finished. the ecu is obd1 from what I can tell. The motor is a jdm b18c odb2. I don't really understand what to do next. if i understood where he was going i fill like i could get this thing running. if any one could help me or if there is a better way. that would be awesome. thanks so much. ill attach photos.
     

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    jeez... he hacked that whole thing to pieces.

    I'm afraid you bought a mess... it's basically impossible for us to say what he did... if it's above what you are capable of doing with tracing wires from sensor to pin out, you might need to have a shop fix it, and I won't be cheap.
     
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    Yes it is a mess. I've been trying to find the best way to fix this problem. I saw this web site (http://www.rywire.com/b-series-harnesses-s/1826.htm) and they have already made harnesses. Could I buy one of these harnesses and plug it into my ecu and everything work?
     
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    Yes they would be able to create a harness for your chassis and motor. I would call and find out if they have one in stock or not. They can be kinda slow but it's quality work (from the few I've seen)

    The picture looks to be a one piece harness (for the basic tucked harness). Not sure if it's how they all are or just a sample picture.

    Before you call....know the ECU, Distributor and Alternator you're gonna be running. That way they send you the right plugs, so it's literally plug n play.
     
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    thats what i was hoping. thanks so much.
     
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    I have another question. id like to share more about my car, and I'm sure i will have more questions in the future. is it better to do a different thread for every question or anything id lie to share, or would it be better to just start one thread and put everything under it for that car?
     
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    Up to you...

    you'll probably get a better response in a new thread with a topic titled to match...
    but a lot of folks also document their build process with a build thread.

    There's nothing stopping you from doing both :)
     
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