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#13: 02-02-2008, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by deltabi View Post
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Do you know what kind of Molex connector do the trip meter uses ?
Or you plan to just intercept the two wires needed for the serial communications before the connector itself ?

Thanks, CombatCQB.
I don't think molex makes any of the connectors in our subaru. But I plan to replace the connector with something else.

I'm planning to build an interface module using the FTDI serial to USB chip. I'll see if I can use any of the other I/Os to operate the dimmer override and read back the pass. airbag status as well. That will provide a complete replacement for the trip meter.

FWIW, a member tried to hook up metric cluster to USDM trip meter. Don't remember exactly, but I think they did not communicate, only temperature worked ok.
That's a good point, I should read back a metric trip meter to see how the bytes differ. It might help explain more the packet.

does mean a possible fix for the MPG when using upgraded injectors?
This is possible but will take some effort to figure out the proper formula. A simple way is to come up with a table that converts the value that the ECU calculates to the actual MPG. But I don't know where to start with this. Is it just an inverse linear scale? So if you double the injector size, you half the MPG calculated to get the proper value?

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