Project SC300 Road Racer: Part 12 – Cabin Fever

Project SC300 Road Racer: Part 12 – Cabin Fever

by Erik Jacobs

The trunk harness was complete. The engine bay harness work and modifications were complete. Now it was time to finally get after the main cabin. And, oh what a project it would be. Let’s take a look at our cabin harness diagram to see everything that we’ve got going on:

 

The cabin harness is, by far, the most complicated part of the project.

The cabin harness has quite a few circuits, and actually is composed of a big harness and a few sub-harnesses. Starting with the simplest harnesses, we have an ECU bridge harness:

 


The ECU bridge harness makes it easier to integrate the Haltech Elite 2500 with our new wiring and the existing Haltech plug-and-play harness.

The bridge harness has four functions:

  • It brings any “new” signals and functions out of the Haltech ECU’s connectors to a dedicated DTM for integration with the main cabin harness
  • It allows for any unused signals and functions to go to a “spares” connector in case we want to do interesting things in the future
  • It has a dedicated wheel speed sensor connector to go to the pulsed inputs on the Haltech
  • It has a dedicated CAN connector for integrating with our other devices

 


Building the bridge involves tearing up some of the plug-and-play harness.

The plug-and-play harness had existing connections for various auxilliary devices and other in-cabin functions that we would not be using as-is. So, we pulled these unused connections out of the harness and main Haltech connectors. Where it was trivial or simple, we clipped or removed harness sections. Otherwise, we clipped them and shrunk them out of the way.

 


Get your act together and then get in motion.

As always, we pre-cut all of our wires to the right length, get them organized, and then start stripping and crimping. The knock sensor connections should use shielded cabling, so this sits in waiting in the front of the picture.

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