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Steering Lock: cut one wire. /switch optional

got mine in the mail today and just finished installing it. very simple and worth the money IMHO. Thanks again and rep coming your way.

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Old 06-02-2012, 09:14 PM   #331 (permalink)
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got mine in the mail today and just finished installing it. very simple and worth the money IMHO. Thanks again and rep coming your way.
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got mine in the mail today and just finished installing it. very simple and worth the money IMHO. Thanks again and rep coming your way.
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Thanks for all the positive feedback, I really appreciate it and makes it all worthwhile

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I received mine yesterday. Thanks for including printed instructions, I put them in the pouch with the owner's manual in the hatch area. Installation was a piece'o'cake, took longer to readjust my seat than it did to install. No problems noted, I started and stopped the car and checked function (or lack thereof) about 10 times. It may take a few days to get used to not hearing the bzzzzt when the lock functioned. Good job Brian, rep added for you.
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I received my bypass harness and installed it yesterday. After the work was completed, I verified the lock no longer engaged and went for a drive. What I noticed almost immediately was the throttle response lost some of its zing, i.e., the pedal had to be depressed further to make the car go. It was subtle but noticeable to me and even more noticeable with the AC on. So after driving the car today, with the harness in still bypass, with the AC on in 96 degree heat it became more evident to me the relative sluggishness of the throttle was not present before the harness was installed.
So I reconnected the brown wires and confirmed the lock was working and went for a drive. I noticed immediately the throttle response was back to its quickness.
I'm not sure what's happening when the brown wire is open but it seems to be having a negative impact on the drivability of my 370Z AT/2011.

I do appreciate all the work put into this solution.
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Weird. I burned my tires on 40 mph roll earlier tonight. No difference for me.
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I received my bypass harness and installed it yesterday. After the work was completed, I verified the lock no longer engaged and went for a drive. What I noticed almost immediately was the throttle response lost some of its zing, i.e., the pedal had to be depressed further to make the car go. It was subtle but noticeable to me and even more noticeable with the AC on. So after driving the car today, with the harness in still bypass, with the AC on in 96 degree heat it became more evident to me the relative sluggishness of the throttle was not present before the harness was installed.
So I reconnected the brown wires and confirmed the lock was working and went for a drive. I noticed immediately the throttle response was back to its quickness.
I'm not sure what's happening when the brown wire is open but it seems to be having a negative impact on the drivability of my 370Z AT/2011.

I do appreciate all the work put into this solution.
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Agreed. That wire should have absolutely nothing to do with your acceleration as it is not connected to anything that would effect it.
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Agreed. That wire should have absolutely nothing to do with your acceleration as it is not connected to anything that would effect it.
I agree. It should not based on what is known. But I know my car. I intend to remove the fuse since the difference is it removes power from the computer as well. If it works I'll comment about it.

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I agree. It should not based on what is known. But I know my car.
True. Stranger things have happened lol. On the 350 forums there were people who swore up and down that their car would run slower when one of the driving lights were blown. Something about it creates a draw on the ecu and some other stuff that I cannot remember.

But like you said you know your car. Try plugging the OEM harness back into the steering lock and pulling the fuse and see what that does.
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