Infinitiguy19 wrote:Does the Check Engine Light (CEL) come on because of the communication issue between the A/T Control Unit and ECM? I believe if the A/T Control Unit on a 1996 Q45 was removed the check engine light would come on and never shut off.
Did you fix the shifter so it doesn't point to the passenger side?
Would using the clutch switch as the neutral safety switch get the Auto Driver Positioner working? Basically when the clutch is depressed the seat and steering wheel won't move.
Are there any modifications you can do to the ECU tunes (NICO ECU) to adjust for a standard transmission?
Could people with 1990-1993 Q45 with the "Play school" plastic center console window control trim, Cut the trim in such a way as to clear the shifter? Or would we be required to make a whole new one out of wood?
Did you ever get rid of that vibration "Issue"?
Can page two of the topic be fixed?
Do you have the pictures missing from this topic Wes?
A T-Handle Ebrake would be a nice fit where the original E brake release is. Because a SC400 Ebrake in a Q is just wrong and it looks out of place in a SC400 as well.
On the 90-95 there's no CEL from the TCU being disconnected.. Not sure about the 96, although I think there wouldn't be that many issues to overcome, just some trickery to make everything think it's working properly. I think one of the bigger challenges would be making the TCS system work if you had it on your car.
My current shifter sits in the stock shifter bezel and it's basically in the center of the "hole" when it's in neutral.
There's no need to change anything in the ECU for the transmission, except perhaps to disasble the communications line to the TCU. It does throw a code for the TCU not being there, but no CEL.
The vibration is still kind of there but it's not bad. It is mainly at 40MPH because the driveshaft isn't quite aligned properly. Most of the time it's not that noticeable, and at a highway cruise its very smooth, so I don't worry about it. The trans sits a little low and you really need to cut the tunnel to get it to fit right, but IMO it's not bad enough to worry about it.
I have most of the pictures uploaded but I'll need to describe what's going on in them, maybe I'll update this thread soon.
I really don't think you'd be able to get a T-handle E brake down in there. There's a lot of other stuff under the dash around the steering column that would make it really hard to get in there. I think some sort of electric actuator under the car would be the easiest. I know many newer GM cars and other makes have electronic E-brakes and that would be the easiest solution, IMO.