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Aristo swap: making the sport shift work on your GS3

Old 08-01-18, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by sakataj View Post
download the plugin that will bypass photobuckets garbage....
It's no broken links or anything. It's as if the pictures got deleted by the op. I don't know if that is the case or if there is a glitch.
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Old 08-02-18, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by accrdpusha View Post
It's no broken links or anything. It's as if the pictures got deleted by the op. I don't know if that is the case or if there is a glitch.
oh, im sorry now thati actually look at it, it does look like they are missing. OP never modified that post so he didnt delete them, weird
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Old 09-18-18, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Meyagi View Post
this is how i went about it. i will try to explain in detail as best i can, i didnt take as many pics as i should have to bare with me.
what you need to buy:
sport shift steering wheel (obviously) i got mine on ebay from a 99 GS4
98-00 GS4 or 01-05 GS3 clockspring. mine was from a 01 GS3 also from ebay.
some wire, and connector pins for the plug from the body to the clockspring.

remove your stock steering wheel, column trim and clockspring. if you swapped a aristo engine into your car i shouldnt need to go into detail about how to do this

once you have that stuff off, look at the plug going into the clockspring that is black, you will see at the end there are 2 pins missing. you will need to salvage a few pins from a spare connector so you can hook wires up to these two. i had some subaru ecu pins laying around from another project and they worked fine.
now if you have the airbag off and you look at the wires in the steering wheel, you will see the wires for the sport shift buttons, they are on the left side of the connector if its plugged into the clockspring. black is shift down, white is shift up. on the connector you will be pinning, shift down will be at the far side of the connector in the empty slot, and shift up will be right next to it.
now since i have an aristo swap like you do, your immobilizer for the chipped key does not work anymore. this is perfect because at the transponder key amplifier there are wires that run from the ign switch area, right out to the ecu already. find the plug for the transponder amp, its right below the back of the ignition switch, 6 pin flat connector black in color. the two wires you want to mess with are blue/red and black/white. i hooked the black/white one to the far pin i put in the body-clockspring connector, which means that wire will tell the trans to shift down. as you might have guessed, i hooked the blue/red to the pin next to it to shift up. i de pinned those two from the transponder amp plug and soldered the extension wires from the body-clockspring plug directly to them, and heat shrinked them.

ok, under the hood in your ecu box, find the gray immobilizer plug that is now not hooked to anything, you guys are in luck cause i actually remembered to take pics of these next steps haha

im pointing to the bridge that was inbetween the blue/red and black/white wires on the gray immobilizer plug. forgot to take a pic before i depinned them. oops sorry

these next two pics will pretty much explain where you put those two wires after you de pin them from the gray connector.

black/white (downshift) wire goes here. this is the 2nd plug on the ecu if you are looking at it from the front of the car. the pins dont fit exactly, you will have to mess with them to make them plug into the white plug, or you can simply cut them off and solder on the correct pins from a donor plug. i just fiddled with them till i was able to jam them in, because i wasnt feeling motivated enough to find anymore ecu pins tonight.

blue/red (upshift) wire goes here. same connector, i did the same as the other one and just shoved it in. she liked it.

thats it, providing you didnt mess anything up, you will now have manual shift control over your trans when you put your gear selector in the "4" position and "3" lights up on your instrument cluster. i assume this happens because our clusters and shifters are for a non sport shift 5spd auto instead of the 4spd we now have.
i am going to borrow the cluster from my buddies GS4 with sport shift and see if the gear indicator works to tell you what gear you are in, IE 1-2-3-4. im not sure the GS3 is wired for this, or if the ecu can talk to the cluster to make this work, but i will report back when i get a chance to try this!
for now, im just counting gears and loving my sport shift!

if you get in over your head feel free to PM me, and if there is enough demand ill take my dash back apart and get some more pictures.
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Hey Mike, just finished my GS400 2jz gte vvti swap.everything is about 98% working just need to charge my A/C and Eshift. And wondering how to get this Eshift going. I Followed your steps to a T and the Eshift still doesnt work. Blue red from the grey connector is wire to up shift and black white wired to downshift still nothing. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 09-18-18, 09:47 PM
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make sure your shifter wiring is correct. the car needs to know that its in manual mode "4th gear" before manual mode works.
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Old 09-19-18, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by badblackgs View Post
make sure your shifter wiring is correct. the car needs to know that its in manual mode "4th gear" before manual mode works.
Yea it is. The display pops up when i put the slector to M and shows 4 but nothing happens when i press the buttons...im thinking it has something to do with the needed ground signal for buttons to work at pin 4&14 on F59 because ive tried multiple different wiring combos as well and nothing seems to fully activate them
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