DIYPNP Documentation for 1992-1995 Honda Civic

1992-1995 Honda Civic USDM D16Z6 MT

Test Vehicle Details:

The vehicle used for drawing up these application docs was a 95K original mile USDM 1995 Honda Civic EX coupe with the D16Z6 motor.  All factory electronics/ignition system components are in place and the factory wiring harness is in good condition.  This car is stock except for the addition of an LC-1 wideband (not connected to the ECU) and an Aeon Imports short ram intake.

What to buy:

1- DIYPNPN76-K Kit.  This is the main DIYPNP Kit including the Nippon Denso style 76-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 basemaps 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.

Startup Maps

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.

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.

Click Here to Download Startup Maps for this Vehicle

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.

Vehicle informationSystem Information
Market:USDMDIYPNP v1.1
Model:CivicCode Version:
Year:1992-1995MS2/Extra 2.1.1
Trim:EX or Si
Edge Pin ConnectionsPull UpsIgnition Settings
MainAdapterConnectionResistanceVoltageSpark ModeToothed Wheel
IAT1GALEDTrigger Angle0
TPS SIG1KOPTO+Oddfire Angle
VR IN +3BIACDiode12VUse Cam SignalOff
VR IN –3AHigh Current DriversIgnition Input CaptureRising Edge
OPTO IN +OutputEnabledTo PinSpark OutputGoing High (Inverted)
OPTO IN –S1Number of CoilsSingle Coil
VR2 IN +3FS2Dwell typeStandard Dwell
IAC4QS3Cranking Dwell4
TACH OUTS4Cranking Advance10
FUEL PUMP4SKnock CircuitMaximum Dwell3.1
INJ14Y, 4ZEnabledSensor +Sensor –Maximum Spark Duration0.7
INJ24W, 4UTrigger wheel arrangementDual Wheel
12V4AI/O CircuitsTrigger wheel teeth24
12V3OInput FromOut Pin ToPurposeMissing teeth
12VRelay 1IG14EIgnition controlTooth #1 angle61
VREF1C,1DRelay 2PA04PCooling fanWheel speedCam wheel
5VBoostSecond trigger active onFalling Edge
SG3EInput 1and every rotation ofCam
SG1BInput 2Notes
GND1ASee “Other Changes / Considerations”
GND3PMisc Jumpers
WLEDSee below

Other Changes/Considerations

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.

VTEC control

The VTEC solenoid is somewhat different from most on/off outputs in that the ECU supplies the solenoid with power instead of ground. It needs an extra circuit constructed in the proto area. This is the circuit to use when using WLED as an input as shown with the above list. The point labeled “VTEC_Out” connects to pin 4X on the adapter board.


You can configure VTEC Activation in TunerStudio from the ‘Extended > Output Ports Settings’ Menu.  More information on configuration can be found in the MS2/Extra Documentation here.

IAC flyback diode

To damp out flyback from the PWM IAC valve, connect a 1N4001 diode in the R5 pullup slot. The unbanded end goes on the left and the banded end goes in the 12V (far right) hole.

Sensor Calibration

  • This vehicle does have a variable TPS.  You should calibrate it properly from TunerStudio in the ‘Tools’ menu.  Choose ‘Calibrate TPS’.

    • Make sure the engine is off, and the key is on.

    • With your foot off of the throttle, click the ‘Closed Throttle ADC Count – GET CURRENT’ Button.

    • Put the throttle to the floor.  With your foot fully depressing the throttle, click the ‘Full Throttle ADC Count – GET CURRENT’ Button.

    • Click Close.

  • Calibrate your CLT Sensor and IAT Sensor.

    • Again from TunerStudio, click ‘Tools > Calibrate Thermistor Tables’.  Make sure ‘Coolant Temperature Sensor’ is selected at the top. Set the bias resistor to 2470 ohms.

      • For the CLT, use the following table:

        Temperature    F / CResistance In Ohms
        32 / 06000
        104 / 401200
        248 / 120100
    • Enter these values, and click ‘Write to Controller’.

    • Now you’ll do the same for the IAT.  Select ‘Intake Temperature Sensor’ at the top in the drop down box. Use the same table as the CLT sensor.

    • Enter these values, and click ‘Write to Controller’.  Now click Close to Exit.

  • Finally, you should calibrate your O2 Sensor to the ECU.  To do this, click ‘Tools > Calibrate AFR Table’.

    • Choose your O2 Sensor from the list.  Choose Narrowband for the stock O2 Sensor.  Or select your wideband and the proper configuration of said wideband from the drop-down list.

    • Click ‘Write to Controller’.  Once finished writing, click ‘Close’.

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 at  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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