Go Back   Honda-Tech > Honda and Acura Model-Specific Technical Forums > Honda Civic/Del Sol (1992 - 2000)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Honda-Tech!
Welcome to Honda-Tech.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Honda-Tech community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-06-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: dyt
Posts: 34
iTrader Rating: (0)
I_AM_AHAB_00
Default vtec pressure switch

ive recently purchased a list of parts for my B20B/B16A ej8, and among the goodies is a chipped p28 i ordered from Phaerable.net. included with the ecu was a single sheet of literature. one line on this sheet states that i am required to bypass the vtec pressure switch on all jdm motors. this sheet also referred me to the tech section on their website for support on the matter. the tech support on their site is helpful, but i wanted to get some opinions on the matter. im told that this can be bypassed at the ecu or in the harness. i hit the search bar and came up short. if anyone who has performed this on their own car, or for someone else give me any advice or even provide a picture i would appreciate it.
hondaproof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
egsleepercivic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: The South
Posts: 2,635
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: vtec pressure switch

not sure why they wouldn't have disabled it in with the chip, I had a chip from them in a P28 running a JDM obd1 b16 which has the pressure switch and I didn't have to do anything special , I am pretty sure phearable.net is mtber on here try sending him a PM for clarification, he's a good guy
__________________
WTB : Complete gsr/type r short block Florida, will take long block if price is right
egsleepercivic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: dyt
Posts: 34
iTrader Rating: (0)
I_AM_AHAB_00
Default Re: vtec pressure switch

im unclear on why bypassing it works any better then unplugging it.
hondaproof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #4
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
KiDDD...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: So? Cal.
Posts: 405
iTrader Rating: (0)
Default Re: vtec pressure switch

Here you go...

one wire from the clip should be the VTEC pressure switch.
the other wire should be the VTEC solenoid.

solder both together. Then run wire from VTEC solenoid to where you soldered and solder that **** on there too and voila!

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by fallrivercolin View Post
How is it that we never have time to do things right, but always find time to do them twice?
My FS Thread: http://www.hondamarketplace.com/show....php?t=3032601
KiDDD... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 09:10 AM   #5
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: dyt
Posts: 34
iTrader Rating: (0)
I_AM_AHAB_00
Default Re: vtec pressure switch

Thank you sir
hondaproof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 08:33 AM   #6
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: dyt
Posts: 34
iTrader Rating: (0)
I_AM_AHAB_00
Default Re: vtec pressure switch

What if I didn't plug it in?
hondaproof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 08:38 AM   #7
EK9
Garage is empty, add now
 
Dc4LsTeG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: so cal,ca
Posts: 5,270
iTrader Rating: (7)
Default Re: vtec pressure switch

Pretty sure you'd get a code. The wires have to be connected to make the ecu think its plugged in. I'm also curious to why its not just disabled
__________________
98 Civic Type R/Boosted B18C5
Dc4LsTeG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 11:47 AM   #8
Honda-Tech Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
cvcrcr99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dub Caesar, PA
Posts: 1,566
iTrader Rating: (0)
Send a message via AIM to cvcrcr99
Default Re: vtec pressure switch

Quote:
Originally Posted by egsleepercivic View Post
not sure why they wouldn't have disabled it in with the chip, I had a chip from them in a P28 running a JDM obd1 b16 which has the pressure switch and I didn't have to do anything special , I am pretty sure phearable.net is mtber on here try sending him a PM for clarification, he's a good guy
+1. I have Hondata and simply disabled it in the settings. Also, made it easier with the Rywire harness since they do not come with the pressure switch plug from the start. They give you a screw-in allen head block off for the vtec solenoid so it does not look like you forgot to plug something in.
cvcrcr99 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
03, 2003, b16, block, bypass, civic, element, harness, honda, pictures, plug, pressure, switch, tech, use, vtec

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:53 PM.



2014 Copyright, InternetBrands Inc.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Emails & Contact Details