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I am working on swaping a 16V into my Rabbit. The engine is already in and I havefigured out the fuel line return issue. Now I have to do the wiring part and see if it starts.
I have a Scirocco 16V wiring harness and have looked at several wiring diagrams and read almost all posts regarding the 16V swap. I am following the posts by Vdubspeed and have 2 questions.
1) Which one of these wires do I have to give "switched power" to power the ECU? See the 2 photos below.


2) In a picture posted in "The Official A1 16V swap" post of the Scirocco harness it shows that the connector to the ignition distributor is not used. Do I use the connection from the GTI or is this only for cars using aftermarket ignition systems?
Here is a link to the post referred above: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1253124
All input is appreciated. Looking to get my name in that list as soon as this weekend. TIA
 

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Re: 16V swap wiring questions. vdubspeed, please chime in. (Rabbitgti1984)

its the middle one, the one that has black wires...there's 2 wires that connect with each other and go into the pin...here is my post
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1534438
ull see which one it is in there... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Modified by marat_g60 at 3:40 AM 8-20-2004
 

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Re: 16V swap wiring questions. vdubspeed, please chime in. (marat_g60)

marat's right http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
it's really wierd seeing my screen name in a title

Good luck,
Jason
 

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Re: 16V swap wiring questions. vdubspeed, please chime in. (Rabbitgti1984)

I used the ignition distributor plug in my swap

do you want me to bring my bunny around some day so you can take a look and match wires up?


Modified by 81babbit16v at 12:16 AM 8-20-2004
 

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Re: 16V swap wiring questions. vdubspeed, please chime in. (Rabbitgti1984)

question 2. I don't fully understand what you asking. That picture I took of the scirocco harness sucks ass.
But I can tell you FOR SURE that the scirocco harness will have a plug for the distributor...
let us know...
 

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Re: 16V swap wiring questions. vdubspeed, please chime in. (vdubspeed)

The picture is not of the best quality, but it has helped me a lot. If you look closely it looks like it says "not used" on the plug that I assumed goes to the ignition distributor. Then when I saw the pictures of your car, it had MSD ignition, so that is the reason for the question. I will try using all the plugs from the scirocco harness and see what happens.
81babbit16V, thanks for the offer. If I can not get it to run this weekend I will contact you and maybe looking at yours i can figure out what I am missing.
Later!


Modified by Rabbitgti1984 at 7:22 AM 8-20-2004
 

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Re: 16V swap wiring questions. vdubspeed, please chime in. (Rabbitgti1984)

no no no no. My MSD is a spark amplifier. I'm still using the factory distributor and all the wires connected to it. My MSD digital 6 just hooks onto the coil. The "not used" wire you see wasn't even used on the rocco I grabbed the parts of.
HTH...good luck,
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16v wiring

Can anyone send me a picture of the wiring connection behind the water reservoir bottle ?

I just converted my 1993 vw cabriolet to a 16v with a scirocco harness but the wires behind the bottle is giving a challenge. the cabby had 5 pins and the scirocco has 7.

please send picture with connection and color codes if u do.

thanks
 
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