1991 – 1994 Nissan Sentra USDM 1.6L GA16DE MT
Test Vehicle Details:
The vehicle used for drawing up these application docs was a USDM 1994 Nissan Sentra GA16 with a manual transmission. All factory electronics/ignition system components are in place and the factory wiring harness is in perfect condition.
What to buy:
1- DIYPNPJ64-K Kit. This is the main DIYPNP Kit including the JAE style 64-pin connector and all components, case, etc.
1- Tuning Cable This is the same DB9 serial tuning cable used in other MegaSquirt applications.
1- USB Adapter This is a DB9 serial to USB adapter. The adapter is needed when the laptop or PC you are using does not have a built in DB9 serial port.
1- StimPower This is a power supply that is normally sold to power a stimulator, but another use is it can be plugged directly into the DIYPNP mainboard to power the ECU directly, allowing you to load the base maps and do limited testing on the ECU prior to installing the ECU in your vehicle. It is particularly nice to be able to flash the firmware and load your configuration on the bench instead of in the vehicle, and allows for less risk of damaging something on the vehicle due to incorrect settings.
1- PNP_IAT-A or PNP_IAT-S AFM/MAF Delete kit. This is a simple kit with an IAT sensor, wire pigtail, crimp pins to poke into the AFM Connector to run the signal back to the ECU, and a steel or aluminum bung (hence the -A and -S in the part numbers). Perfect for getting rid of a restrictive AFM/MAF with your DIYPNP install.
What tools you’ll need: Soldering Iron, Solder, maybe some desoldering braid in case you make a mistake. Small phillips screwdriver. That’s about it.
Base Configuration .msq files to help you get your car fired up safely and quickly. Ready to tune.
|We’re including these maps prior to showing you how to jumper your DIYPNP up. There’s a reason for that. The base ignition settings contained in these maps should be loaded on your DIYPNP before you power your car up (with the key) with the DIYPNP installed. This is to prevent damage to your ignition system in case the default settings are not correct for your vehicle. Note that you can power up the DIYPNP off the vehicle on a power supply connected to the power jack next to the DB15 connector.
So here’s our recommendation– After you complete basic assembly, Power up your DIYPNP one of two ways. Either plug a Stimulator Power Supply into the front panel of the box (the easiest way), or, start the Jumper Section below, but only connect the power and ground wires to start with. That way you can plug the DIYPNP into your factory wiring harness and safely power it from your car. The third option, if you’ve fully assembled and jumpered your DIYPNP already, is to unplug your coils from their power connectors before plugging the DIYPNP into your factory harness and powering it from there.
Then and only then, you can flash the firmware on your DIYPNP to the MS2/Extra firmware if you haven’t already, and then load the startup map provided to help you get your vehicle started.
Once the vehicle is started, you will need to use the MS2/Extra manuals to set the base timing and begin to tune the vehicle! This is critical! Do not drive an untuned vehicle!
DIYPNP Jumper Configuration
This section will cover the standard, basic jumper configuration required to get the vehicle running using your DIYPNP.
|Main Board:||DIYPNP v1.5|
|Minimum Code Version||MS2Extra 3.0.3 U|
Edge Pin Connections
|VR IN +|
|VR IN –|
|OPTO IN +|
|OPTO IN –|
|VR2 IN +|
|IAC||FB Diode||Banded end to 12V|
High Current Drivers
|Enabled||Sensor +||Sensor –|
|Circuit||Input From||Out Pin To||Purpose|
|Relay 1||36||4||ECCS Relay|
|Input 1||*** 41||9, 11||A/C Relay & Fan|
|Spark Mode||Basic Trigger|
|Use Cam Signal|
|Ignition Input Capture||Falling Edge|
|Spark Output||Going High (Inverted)|
|Number of Coils||Single Coil|
|Dwell type||Standard Dwell|
|Maximum Spark Duration||0.7|
|Trigger wheel arrangement|
|Trigger wheel teeth|
|Tooth #1 angle|
|Second trigger active on|
|and every rotation of|
This section will cover changes that need to be made to the DIYPNP that go beyond the standard I/O jumpering, such as intake valve butterfly activation, on/off VVT activation, or other customizations to address the specific needs of a vehicle.
In the Jumper Notes above we’ve included a jumper for radiator fan activation using the ‘WLED’ circuit. Run the output from ‘WLED’ over to 10 on the ConnectorBoard to drive the fan relay. You can configure the fan activation in TunerStudio from the ‘Extended > Output Ports Settings’ Menu.
In the Jumper Notes above we’ve included jumpers for A/C clutch and fan activation using the ‘Input 1’ circuit. The Input for the AC system comes in from the A/C switch on ConnectorBoard pin 41. The output of the “Input 1” circuit gets jumpered to both 9 and 11 on the ConnectorBoard. These two pins will activate the A/C compressor clutch relay and the A/C condensor fan relay. You will need to leave R14 out of this circuit or cut out R14 if you installed it.
This Sentra did not have an intake air temp sensor. The MAF will need to be unplugged and the white and orange wires used to send both the IAT signal and ground wires for the sensor back to the ECU through the factory wiring. These wires come into the ECU on pins 16 and 17. It does not matter in what order you connect the IAT wires to the MAF connector, or which of the terminals 16 or 17 you wire to IAT or SG (signal ground), the IAT sensor is not polarity specific.
Deleting the MAF
The DIYPNP allows you to disconnect the Mass Air Flow meter. When you remove the MAF, you will need to install a GM style intake air temperature sensor in your intake. This sensor connects to the third and forth pins on the MAF connector. IAT sensors have no polarity, so it does not matter which wire you connect to which pin.
Simply wire a GM Open Element IAT Sensor into your factory wiring harness at the MAF connector. You can poke wires into the MAF connector, or you can cut and splice. Wire one lead of the GM Sensor to the orange wire at the MAF Connector, and the other lead of the GM Sensor to the white wire at the MAF Connector.
Pictures for example only (not the actual Nissan connector):
The wires should then be folded down over the edge of the MAF connector, and the whole assembly firmly and cleanly wrapped in high quality electrical tape sealing it up. 3M makes some good stuff that can handle the temps found in engine bays– read the specs.
Read the Manuals, You are Responsible for your own results!
This Application Doc is intended to assist you in your DIYPNP DIY EFI Installation. We’ve done a fair amount of research, and actually tested on a similar vehicle to help ensure we can provide the most accurate information possible to make your installation go as smoothly as possible. That said, there are certain things you could do incorrectly, or certain things you could change up, that could cause you to run into issues. Our tech support department will be glad to assist you working through any issues you might have, please contact us and give us that opportunity and we should be able to work things out for you.
Startup Maps included/attached to this Application Doc is intended only to help you get your engine started so that you can properly tune your engine. The map will be setup properly for a stock vehicle matching the year/make/model/trim in the ‘Test Vehicle Details’ section at the top of this page. If you have made any changes to your wiring, your ignition system, or other related components, this map may not be ideal for your vehicle. You will then need to check and confirm the appropriate settings and properly configure your DIYPNP EMS for your altered vehicle. Some maps offered may be more completely tuned that others, some may be just setup enough to get the car to fire up and idle with a little help from the throttle. That’s when the tuning begins.
In short– We’ve provided you with the building blocks for an incredible EMS. You are however responsible for the implementation and your own successes or lack thereof, but rest assured that we’re here for you and we’re going to do everything in our power to make sure your project is a success.
For more information on configuring and tuning your DIYPNP EMS, and for information on adding and tuning custom MS2/Extra features, read up athttps://www.msextra.com/ms2extra/. In fact, everyone implementing this system should read that manual from front to back if you really want to harness the power of the DIYPNP EMS.
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