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  1. Dave The Sparky

    GM OBD2 scanners?

    Just to follow up that the problem appears to be my cheap scanner, tried it with a different but equally low quality cheap scanner and that connected straight away!. Thanks everyone it was a simple thing after all!.
  2. Dave The Sparky

    GM OBD2 scanners?

    Thanks all some good info there. At present i want it purely for present and future diagnostics on both engine and the auto, check engine light goes off once started. As for Tuning then maybe a long way in the future once its actually on the road, but thats not going to be for a long,long time yet.
  3. Dave The Sparky

    GM OBD2 scanners?

    Wiring is as per the GM schematics from the C4 connector off the ECM to the connector.. Pin 16 Orange +12Volt Pin 4 Black - Ground Pin 5 Black with white tracer - Ground Pin 2 Purple - Data (Goes to C4 11 on the ECM) Pin 9 Tan (should be or once was yellow) Not required for OBD2 +!2Volt and the...
  4. Dave The Sparky

    GM OBD2 scanners?

    Actually now you mention it i do know someone with a Snap-on scanner will see if he will lend me it for a few hours.
  5. Dave The Sparky

    GM OBD2 scanners?

    Before you read this just note i am based in the UK where Chevrolet dont really exist and GM purely make passenger cars and SUVs under the name of Vauxhal!!!!! I would like to know what do you all use or recommend to read engine/transmission codes on your modern LS swaps? I have a 2000ish...
  6. Dave The Sparky

    82 UK Spec Laredo Scrambler Build No 2

    Well amazingly it fired up first time!, that clicking went away once i remembered to put some oil in the power steering pump :o
  7. Dave The Sparky

    82 UK Spec Laredo Scrambler Build No 2

    Loom is back in and as i am giddy to make sure this thing will run and has no issues before i start on body work i have created a Frankenstein style wiring system to hopefully temporarily fire it up. Just the one major important ingredient missing which is the fuel and as all my Jerry cans are...
  8. Dave The Sparky

    Coffee Walk Scrambler edition!!

    Not sure about a history lesson more of a sponsored sales pitch but watchable purely because who doesn't like looking at Scramblers!
  9. Dave The Sparky

    Factory Colors on Stock or Restored Jeeps

    @FLCJ8 Just noticed this sorry!. 81 Narrow track on 33x12.5 x15s on the aftermarket 8" wide rugged ridge steels. No suspension lift as its on a heavy duty suspension setup that was originally installed from factory, but there is a small body lift that i had to do to atop the MD Juan tubs rear...
  10. Dave The Sparky

    Master Cylinder Rebuild

    Well @ag4ever 17 months later i came across this little fellow in my stash of parts! Its a non assisted master though not sure if they are the same or can be converted are you still looking for one? .
  11. Dave The Sparky

    Clutch Pedal Retainer ?

    Yep @spankrjs is correct i stumbled upon my rusty looking example tonight whilst looking for something else.
  12. Dave The Sparky

    Tailgate latch ideas?

    I would of thought the wave washers were more to stop rattling and put a little bit of tension on the latch to stop it flopping about not for tension to keep the tailgate firmly closed, (only have one per side on each of mine!) Has anyone on the forum got a tailgate that actually sits flush? i...
  13. Dave The Sparky

    Brake, marker, dash lights don’t work

    Odd one but scanning through the wiring diagrams all those things that are not working points towards the turn signal switch or the fuse that feeds it. so i would suspect that either the long connector at the bottom of the steering column (think mine is black) that feeds the turn signal switch...
  14. Dave The Sparky

    82 UK Spec Laredo Scrambler Build No 2

    I like your idea on the headlamp relays i may well steal that idea for myself :smokin:
  15. Dave The Sparky

    We did a thing... wife's Jeep Renegade

    Yeah i bet there were no Torx headed fasteners in a place you couldn't get to either!.
  16. Dave The Sparky

    82 UK Spec Laredo Scrambler Build No 2

    Mid week wiring this time, everything is tagged and i just need to organise a relay and fusebox for this lot and it can get sat in place. Thinking a seperate fuse box and relays purely for the GM stuff sat in the engine bay and keep the AMC stuff as it was originally as much as possible. New...
  17. Dave The Sparky

    We did a thing... wife's Jeep Renegade

    Only 50 Miles from me are Storm Jeeps, they only really play with the newer stuff though so it all seems very much bolt on. Nice people though and avid Jeep owners, they usually arrange a Jeep meeting every year but that pesky Mr Covid put paid to that this time!. Anyway less chit chat you mean...
  18. Dave The Sparky

    304 & 999 Scrambler Build

    No problem didn't want to see you kill the auto on the first run out! Parts manual isn't exactly clear but this is how the factory did it on the V8s, looks mechanically very complicated up to the straight 6 version but may give you some ideas..
  19. Dave The Sparky

    304 & 999 Scrambler Build

    If you dont already know then just be wary of the 999s throttle rod (it isn't just a simple kickdown linkage) the 999 auto needs that to work properly and should share the throttles full range of movement or it will cause issues and can even burn the clutches out. Plenty of information out there...
  20. Dave The Sparky

    Meet Red, my 81 Restomod Build

    Don't want to put you all to shame but here is my overkill approach to labeling when i stripped my harness today. :D
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