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Old 04-29-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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Okay, so I made a stupid assumption concerning the pinouts and required parts for the boomslang (mainly, that it use the same connectors as the 2001). Given that this is my harness pinout diagram (I'm still mapping connections), how do I figure out what connectors I need?

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you cannot get the ECU header connector. the end. I've looked everywhere.
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But if boomslang can make one that I can buy, they must get their parts from somewhere...
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Hmmm... alternatively, do I need the ECU header connector? It looks like three separate connectors plug into the ECU - why can't I just build three separate harnesses (more work, but it would work, right? Right? )
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Or you just buy the boomslang extension harness from boomslang.us and insert the wires from the DB37 connector of the MS where needed.
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Maybe I'm being stubborn, but I really wanted to make it myself. You're right, of course, but barring the easy way, is there really no hard way?
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barring the easy way, is there really no hard way?
Of course there's a hard way. Build a plastic injection-molding machine from scratch and create the mating connectors yourself, cutting the pins out of flat copper stock and electroplating them using a battery made from dissimilar metal rods stuck into a potato.

On the slightly less hard side, you could dismantle your ECU and remove the connectors from the circuit board. Or purchase an ECU from a junkyard car and do the same.

Or, if you want to go a bit harder than that, you could spend several hours lying upside down with your head under the dashboard and your spine being annihilated by the hump on the floor (or leave the seat in, to make it even harder), cutting and splicing individual wires to join the MS's wiring directly to the vehicle's wiring. If that's not hard enough, drizzle fresh honey over your ********* prior to getting under the dashboard, and arrange for your neighbor to periodically introduce poisonous insects into your car as you work.
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If that's not hard enough, drizzle fresh honey over your ********* prior to getting under the dashboard, and arrange for your neighbor to periodically introduce poisonous insects into your car as you work.

Honey drizzled nuts!! That's funny. Sometimes it just makes more sense to spend the money.
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Hmmm... alternatively, do I need the ECU header connector? It looks like three separate connectors plug into the ECU - why can't I just build three separate harnesses (more work, but it would work, right? Right? )
single receptacles do not exist. they are all 3+ connector space headers.

boomslang probably orders them in larger quantity than you and waits the 12 weeks for delivery.
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so yeah, call up boomslang.us and ask them for a header.
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All righty. Thanks for the advice.

I may do that honeyed ******** thing just for fun...
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