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08-04-2003, 08:52 AM
I would like to know how the wiring will be done when installing the Universal BTM (PN 5462) on my Suzuki Swift GTi. I have a general schematic of the ignition system that I can send to you to make it easier.
I need to know how it will be done (which wires go where?). Also, I was told that I'll need a Tach Adapter for it to work on my system....How and where will this be wired in as well?
What email address can I use to send you the Diagram?
08-04-2003, 10:29 AM
What year is the vehicle?
It should not require a tach adapter.
08-04-2003, 10:59 AM
My Swift is the 1994 model.. I believe the OEM Tachometer uses the coil negative to get it's signal. I'll email you the diagram....How can I send it to you..? What address to use?
08-04-2003, 04:36 PM
Yours is real easy to do, there is 4 wires on the 5462. Follow these steps,
Red to coil positive
Black to ground
Remove original coil negative wire from coil and connect wire to white on 5462.
This will leave you with no wire on coil negative
Then orange of 5462 to coil negative, this will be the only wire on the coil negative.
If you want to send the diagram, you can private message me and I will get it.
08-05-2003, 07:32 AM
I've sent you the Diagram.... Judging from it, are you sure I wont need the Tach Adapter? I'm just trying to understand why or when a Tach Adapter will or will not be required... This is what another site says about the installation...(In this case it's a SCI Ignition).
SSGTi - MSD Ignition (http://www.ssgti.net/tech/ign.htm)
Does the 5462 send out a multiple spark? Or is it just a basic spark retard unit? If it's the latter, is that why you're saying I won't need the Tach Adapter?
Sorry about the barrage of questions, I'm just very interested in how the system works.. :)
08-05-2003, 08:26 AM
I did receive the diagram, the install is the same, the only thing is that Blk/wht wire is the positive and the Brn/Wht is the negative. The Brn/Wht will be removed and connected to the white wire of the 5462 and then the orange will go back to the coil negative, this will be the only wire on the coil negative. The red will tee into the coil positive and black is ground.
There are certain vehicles that may require the tach adapter and some will not, although you can try it without and if the factory tach works and no check engine light comes on, then it will not require the adapter. Although there are some cases depending on the factory ECU, where it will require the adapter. But you will have to try and find out.
08-05-2003, 09:43 AM
Alright!! :) Thanks for your valuable info....
I'll try it out and tell you how it goes...If it turns out that I need the Adapter, I'll give you a shout regarding the install....
Cheers :) ,
Trinidad, West Indies
'94 Swift GTi Turbo
08-05-2003, 09:49 AM
No problem, thanks for posting
08-12-2003, 08:16 AM
I've drawn out the instructions you gave me in this diagram... Can you confirm that this is correct?
Also, if it turns out that I'll need the Tach Adapter, can you explain where this will go in the circuit? I have the diagram that comes with the tach adapter, but it shows the installation for a 6A type unit... How different is the installation for the BTM?
Thanks a million,
http://trinitun.webberz.com/upload/MSD BTM for Swift.jpg
08-12-2003, 11:43 AM
I've drawn out 2 more diagrams, this time with 2 possible options of the Tach Adapter wire-up..
Option 1 shows the wire-up if I follow the instructions that come with the Adapter....
Option 2 shows another possible diagram that seems closer to the original wire-up you told me to do...
Which one looks like the correct one? I need to be absolutely sure before I install the unit, for fear of damaging it...
08-18-2003, 10:11 AM
Follow the first diagram, should not need adapter for 5462 unit.
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