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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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how much time to swap IDM?

just got my IDM from Swamps and I'm wondering how long it should take on a 99.

I'm leaving on a trip tomrrow morning @ 8:00am w/ the truck. I want to start working @ 6:00am. Will that give me enough time to finish before I leave?

Is there anything special I need to know?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 05:02 AM
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Re: how much time to swap IDM?

About an hour...hardest part is getting that damn liner out of the way. After that easy as pie.

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Re: how much time to swap IDM?

pull the drivers side front fender liner...then a 10mm socket on an extension to release the harness and bracket.

remove the bracket from the other IDM & reinstall it onto the one we sent...

reinstall, replace fender line.

done.

maybe 30-45 minutes.
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Pulling the liner is a drag, make sure you put some dielectric grease on the pins to keep them fresh.

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Re: how much time to swap IDM?

took me about 20 mins to pull mine out. stupid plastic liner is in the way

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Re: how much time to swap IDM?

It looks like there are two straps that hold it in place. I have a lift on the truck, and shock hoops. Will the hoops be in the way?

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Re: how much time to swap IDM?

The IDM wasn't supposed to show up until tomorrow. I finished load the trailer and truck, then walked in the house and tripped over the box.

Now I want to install it before we leave. I just don't want it to put me behind. The last thing I need is to start the trip w/ the wife mad at me for messing around on my truck and make the family late for the trip.

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Re: how much time to swap IDM?

I just did mine yesterday! It didn't take tooo long...
Probably an hour, but I did it wrong obviously... I took the IDM off of the bracket, then forgot to put the bolts back into the holes BEFORE I put it in place, TWICE!
You can do it in and hour... I'm sure.
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Re: how much time to swap IDM?

doh that will piss ya off.
did you like the changes

...noticable , or are they just a lil bit different.

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Re: how much time to swap IDM?

are both the IDM and PCM under/behind the firewall in an SD? doin an IDM in an OBS is just minutes..

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