germany: where all the neons will maybe go

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Post by Gnuserup » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:42 am

Thanks - probably not at all, but fun and experience are most invaluable :thumbup:

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Post by Gnuserup » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:03 am

time goes by and now finally work is going on


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Post by Gnuserup » Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:52 am

a little progress :rockon:


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Now all parts have to made fit together and then ...

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Post by Gnuserup » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:23 am

welded and painted

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Next is saving money for timing belt change and assemble her then

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Post by Marcel » Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:33 pm

looking better and better! :D
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Post by Gnuserup » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:06 pm

Though she´s got not one wheel back on the road I got my next toy today - essential part for autostick mod :thumbup:

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Should direct fit, has been sold out of a neon...

Anyone any suggestions belonging the wiring ?
I checked out the diagram and think at least the shift up and down-cables are one thing, the wiring at the ignition another.

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Post by Gnuserup » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:13 pm

Some more parts arrived:

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Damn, maybe I had better been looking for a fully loaded Neon :lol:

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Post by Gnuserup » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:42 pm

Unfortunatelly the engine has not yet been installed - but nethertheless I got some new toys for future installation


cruise-control-kit >2003

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Sidemarkers smoke

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Camshaftsensor x2

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Auto-dimming rearview-mirror 300C.

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The mounting should fit directly but the plug is different and it has no reading-lamps.

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Post by srtjesse » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:24 pm

nice build looks good but where did you find that shifter bezel i have ben looking for one for the longest time with no luck i want the silver one tho
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Post by Gnuserup » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:29 pm

Found it on ebay here :lol: called as original Neon - I will see.
Here are some to get out of PT Cruisers - it is said, they should fit with a little work on them.

http://cgi.ebay.de/Chrysler-PT-Cruiser- ... 20b2d47b66

If you need some assistance ...

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Intermediately the engine is getting its new timing belt

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Post by srtjesse » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:33 pm

sweet man thanks here in the states they have a similar one that comes on the pt cruiser gt on the newer ones but they are hard to come across
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Post by Gnuserup » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:02 pm

timingbelt has been done and the engined is right back

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and the nozzles are fixed, too

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Now I am just waiting for the ABS-axles.

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Post by Gnuserup » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:13 pm

got her back home today

installed the front towing bracket

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tied the cabletree and putted the tow rope on

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Without running engine and without battery - a lot of fun :lol:

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but... - home again

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Post by Forest Green 2k » Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:58 pm

Never saw an auto-stick Neon shifter before, that's awesome.
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Post by Gnuserup » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:21 pm

yeah - I do hope that I could get it functioning at the end.

Today I spent with disassembling a rear left knuckle and control arm at the junkyard for a buddy and by the way ripped off the ABS-wiring from rear to front.
Back home I have been rewiring the cabletree at the SXT.
Hopefully it won´t last too long now to get the engine running again soon.
As soon as everything is in stock condition and still working I begin modding her :D

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Post by Gnuserup » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:31 pm

progress today
fixed some rust at the a-pillar and looked where to install the wiring for the additonal side turnlights

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installed the BUX-fenders with the side turnlights - pretty cool if you have a Bux-Cabletree with the needed wires

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and noticed that the plug for horn1 is the same as for the side turnlights

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it really is - if somelike to let his horn "blink" :lol:

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headlight and crashbar

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have to adjust hodd, fenders and headlights next time

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if someone likes to know how the third brakelight is mounted

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Next time I really solder the turnlight-wires.

Nice to take a ride in the garden :rockon:
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Post by Gnuserup » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:28 pm

Got my 1st 100 miles today with a testdrive-license and except for a burnt spark which made the engine running very bad she ran fine.

So I think it´s time to say - SHE´s BACK :thumbup:

Next work is to get a license for her, make the bushings, install cruise control, Autostick and ABS :tardbang:

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Post by Gnuserup » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:48 pm

Have installed the rearfoglight and moved the reverselight to an ugly cube temporarily for having space for the rear turn-signals.

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Today I spent with changing the control arm bushings.
Not really nice to do the work on the street, but it works :lol:
even if the bushings fall out by themselves.

But never thought the control arms could be as rusty as the were...

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Else I have been collecting a kicker subwoofer and a SRT-leather-steering wheel for putting them on next time :rockon:

Not an U.F.O.

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but a steering wheel :lol:

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Post by Gnuserup » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:17 pm

Latest work has been the installing of cruise control kit and the leather steering wheel ...

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Post by blueneo03 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:56 pm

damn looks good i like the autostick how is that conversion?? is that an option down there?
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Post by Gnuserup » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:39 am

Yes - it has been an option on the latest sold Neons here about 2003. Like some guys on this forum had done this mod and if I studied the wiring manual correctly it should not be the biggest problem. The TCM (Plug C3) has on PIN 26 the downshift signal, on 27 the upshift.
If I am not absolutely wrong it could be possible to get the autostick-function without the stick itself, but maybe with a switch at the steering wheel like the cruise control switch on the <03s :D

If I anytime had finished this mod I will post some pictures for sure.

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Post by blueneo03 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:16 pm

wait so all of the auto trans' after 03 had the capability to be autostick????!!!
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Post by Gnuserup » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:08 pm

I think all electronically controlled tranys should - so the 40TE and 41TE. On the NGC the TCM is included in the PCM and you´ll find the PINs for the up- and downshift there, but don´t really know if that will be directly working.
Unfortunatelly I only have a servicemanual incl. wiring for the 2000 and for 2002. The 2002 is just for NGC and the 2000 is for the 31TH so I don´t know whether the seperated TCMs on the 2001 41TEs will have that PINS or not.

Maybe anyone else have a wiring for those ?

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:08 pm

blueneo03 wrote:wait so all of the auto trans' after 03 had the capability to be autostick????!!!
Slightly off-topic but the build sheet for my '02 SXT had a space that said "Autostick" but it wasn't highlighted. I would assume that it would have been an option for all BUX 2GNs.
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Post by Gnuserup » Fri May 20, 2011 3:00 pm

Have been lucky to have had test drive plates for the last two days and got her to the inspecting authority with them for finishing the approval process. It seems that it would last only a few more days and I will get regular license plates for her :rockon:

Cruise control works fine, but I have been a bit confused first that the cluster only would show "cruise" and not "set" if it is set as my 2000 does. But anyway.

SRT leather steering wheel feels fine and the really next thing to fix seems to be the front discs/pads as I have a terrible jiggle while braking and less but noticable while accelerating.

If this is fixed and I got a few miles back for my invest so far, I will get on the autostick-thing.

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Post by Gnuserup » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:28 am

Today was the day she got her plates and is from now on an official german neon


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Post by esteinmaier » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:14 am

Gnuserup wrote:Yes - it has been an option on the latest sold Neons here about 2003. Like some guys on this forum had done this mod and if I studied the wiring manual correctly it should not be the biggest problem. The TCM (Plug C3) has on PIN 26 the downshift signal, on 27 the upshift.
If I am not absolutely wrong it could be possible to get the autostick-function without the stick itself, but maybe with a switch at the steering wheel like the cruise control switch on the <03s :D

If I anytime had finished this mod I will post some pictures for sure.
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Post by Forest Green 2k » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:20 am

Awesome man, I love this thread soo much even though it's stock.

Do you turn a lot of heads driving around? Have you saw any other Neons?
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Post by Gnuserup » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:02 am

Thanks guys :thumbup:

Yeah, almost every second day I see one or two (except my own :lol: ).
A few years ago the people where looking quit more than today - had my first 2nd-gen 2002 and this time the neon had been more rare than today. But maybe with this silver machine and its for german cars unusual rear plate I´ll get more views :)

Now it´s time to take care about the autostick soon.

According to the wiring diagramma it should be a thing of that 4 wires only- red/wt from ignition key pos.2 to the shifter, black for ground from there and two more to the pcm/tcm for up- and downshift from the shifter. OK - the shifter itself.

Hope that the bad joggle while breaking will disappear with my new front brake kit, which has to get installed very soon now, too :D

And if that all is finished and working properly, I hope, that I could get the ABS installed next year.

Have some smoked sidemarkers and clk-style taillights laying around, which I plan to get on anytime anyhow.

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Post by honda_zman » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:57 am

love it!
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