Hello I am putting an obd1 ABA into my 85 cabriolet, i will be using an obd2 harness and ECU. This is so that i can easily drop in a 1.8t down the road via reflex tuning...
I'll try to take pictures along the way of all the steps, There is no timeline for this project...
The cabby all loaded up.
Scraping going on the truck.
All loaded up.
The unit 10x20
Bye bye JH
Some of the goodies, not done polishing yet.
Beetle intake, semipolished.
Starting point, remove the ignition wires, there are five.
First Step disconnect, terminals and remove battery, 13mm tray bolt
Battery and tray removed.
Jack up the car, place jackstands underneath.
Oil drain plug, 21mm bolt, replace seal when you reinstall
Drain the oil into something.
Set oil aside out of the way.
Coolant hose to be disconnnected, i should've unhooked the thermostat instead...
Coolant being drained into bucket.
Coolant resevoir to be removed, there are two hoses connected.
The first one is long and skinny, connects to top of the radiator.
The second one is connected to the block, some coolant may still flow
Coolant resevoir removed.
notice the coolant coming out, grab some shop towels..
The next coolant hose goes fromt the radiator to the block.
Rotate the hose out of the way.
Next is the harness connected to the headlights...
I couldnt unclip the connector so i cut it, being careful to leave extra wire.
Unclip the same harness from the fan motor, the red wire.
Disconnect all the connections to the starter.
Tuck the one half of the harness our of the way.
The other half, connects to the alternator, notice the duck tape..
Closeup of connection, it pulls away easily.
Complete battery harness removed.
More to come, this is time consuming.... the motors almost out though, just gotta find a lift.
Modified by MKIIIVWburg at 7:20 AM 2-15-2007