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Hey guys, first off I'm not all that good with electronics. But I had an Apexi Auto Timer installed a while back. Then something went wrong with the steering column and the dealer had to replace it, and while they were doing that they disconnected the timer and said that they can't reconnect it because it's aftermarket stuff. Now I don't know how to connect it back, I've read through the diagrams but it's kinda confusing. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Has anyone done this before and have pictures of their install or anything? Anything would be helpful! Thans guys!<p><A HREF="http://www.apexi-usa.com/products/Default.asp?id=5351" TARGET="_blank">http://www.apexi-usa.com/produ...=5351</A><p>That's the link to the timer that I have.
 

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Actually, many of us has a T5, are these timers really necessary? Do any of you guys leave your cars on for a bit afterwards to let the oil drain out from it?
 

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Re: Apexi Auto Timer (Aznpanther)

Dude, I wanted one of these but every website I wrote to said it couldn't be done! Where did you get it installed? You might want to just take it back there and have them do it. Better to know that it's right than to be driving down the road and have your car stop.
 

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AWWW man! Come on! I can't catch a break. At least I know it's possible... I'll look into getting one and installing it myslef. If I figure it out before you get it resolved, I'll let you know
 

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If your car is stock, it's completely unnecessary. Or turbo's are water cooled and so long as you don't turn it off red hot you're fine. <p>So yea I'd rip it out / save money and don't buy one.
 

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Since it's tied into the ignition system, there may be a spare key hidden somewhere in your car in a transmitter box. The signal from that is transmitted to the key sensor in our ignition switch and tricks your security system into thinking there's a key in the slot. Find that and you might be on the right track. There's a chance it was done another way, but this is likely, and if you find wires, you may be able to find out what needs to be connected.
 

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Yeah it just hard wires into your ignition system. I currently have the Greddy timer in my integra, being that its soldered to the ignition switch itself it was a cake install and maybe took a half hour.<p>For our cars all you have to do is follow the diaghram supplied by Apex'i and the one for the car to find the appropriate wires to splice into. All the timer does is time out the Key On voltage from the ignition switch.<p>As for is it necessary, you decide. Our turbos are water cooled true but the point of the turbo timer is to circulate oil for a few seconds at idle so that hot oil isnt baked inside the center section of the turbo. Gives the bearings some cool down time before being shot off.
 

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You only really needed if u run your car hard alot!, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> if not i wouldnt bother ...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceFed Motorsports</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yeah it just hard wires into your ignition system.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>So it's that simple, plug into the right wire and it'll work? I was under the impression I'd have security system problems with it. I was looking into remote start a while ago and found ones with turbo timer functionality so maybe that's where I got confused between the two. I gave up because I'd need to basically hide a spare key in the car.
 

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Well you couldnt lock the car until the system shuts off so really thats where most try to bypass the feature or its just as simple to sit in the while it runs for a sec just like a turbo timer does lol.<p>Ill have to check the wiring but i believe its just a few simple things. One wire goes to your e-brake switch (ground, wont engage unless ebrake is pulled), another is your 12v key on voltage, and the other is the 12v outsource which the unit itself is what holds until the timer shuts off.<p>To me it seems simple but the hardest part would be for most tracking down the correct wires that need splicing.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdsr917</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You only really needed if u run your car hard alot!, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> if not i wouldnt bother ...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you really drive your car hard, just drive the last 2 or so minutes of your trip normal. There's your turbo timer.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BtownVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>If you really drive your car hard, just drive the last 2 or so minutes of your trip normal. There's your turbo timer.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Depends on how hard u drive 2 minutes is an udersatement if u were driving really hard my turbo timer stays on for atleast 5 min after a good drive ..<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>But i did drive an s40 T5 for 2 years and never had any issues without a turbo timer ... I don't think we need one unless we upgrade the turbo but hey the most powerful thing i ever owned was a TT 300zx 897 whp so what do i know
 

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If you're driving so hard that you constantly need to let your car sit for 5 minutes after every drive, you're going to have bigger things to worry about than your turbo bearings.<p>/piston rings
 
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