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Renegade Techworks is proud to announce that it is now an open source product for it's aftermarket Mitsubishi 3000gt / Dodge Stealth ECS controllers.
You can still buy the TechWorks ECS Controller from TechWorks with a 6 month warranty just like before. The Techworks controller is an OEM plug n play replacement for your Mitsubishi factory controller and is ready to go out of the box .
But now under open source you also have access to the electrical schematics and the complete source code that is used to build and program the firmware in TechWorks ECS controllers. The TechWorks ECS controllers are programmed using the Arduino Open Source IDE platform. So if you want to hack your controller or build one from scratch your welcome to use the Techworks design and Source Code to do so. It's all free to use you don't have to buy anything.
Drop in Replacement For Existing Mitsubishi 3000gt / Dodge Stealth Factory ECS controller
For all cars prior to 1996 that already have the Mitsubishi 3000gt Factory ECS system, the Tech Works controller can be used as a drop in replacement for your factory Mitsubishi 3000gt OEM ECS controller.
The Tech Works controller uses the existing 3000gt ECS factory wiring harness & front panel Tour/Sport lights & ECS push button Switch. You don't need to add or wire anything. Just unplug the original and plug in the Tech Works Controller
Benefits of the TechWorks 3000gt ECS replacement controller
o It costs less than the factory Mitsubishi 3000gt ECS unit.
o The controller will provide manual control for selecting what you want the struts set to and bypass all the factory Sensors and any fault conditions they may be sending. You will have complete manual control over your struts.
o You have access to the MEDIUM hardness mode settings on your struts which is not available as a user selectable mode in the Mitsubishi factory OEM ECS controller.
o You have access to the TechWorks on-demand diagnostic mode using your existing ECS push button select switch and the SPORT & TOUR lights for display. For a demonstration see: Tech Works ECS Controller Diagnostic Demo
o Complete manual control operation - when you start your car - the struts will be in same state as when you turned the car off.
o You have the option of adding the 4 multi-color LED status indicator lights and/or Rotary selector switch if desired to your factory setup. See the ECS Retrofit descriptions and demonstrations below for more info.
o To use the Renegade Tech Works Controller as replacement for your factory Mitsubishi 3000gt ECS controller is super easy - just unplug and remove your old 3000gt ECS controller and Plug the existing factory wiring harness connectors into the Tech Works controller and your done.
Mitsubishi 3000gt ECS System Retrofit
The Tech Works controller was originally developed to be used in 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999 Mitsubishi 3000gt or Stealth cars that do not have the Mitsubishi Factory 3000gt ECS system. It allows you to be able to retrofit the electronically controllable struts back into these later model year 3000gt cars.
To do the TechWorks Mitsubishi 3000gt ECS retrofit into a late model 3000gt you:
o Remove your non-ecs struts and replace them with Mitsubishi 1995 model year standard factory Mitsubishi 3000gt ECS struts & mounting hardware. You can use the 3000gt Factory Springs for the ECS struts or use after market springs such as Teins H or S-Techs.
o Install this custom controller and connect it to your vehicle +12v & Ground
o Run a 4 wire cable from the controller to each of the 4 struts
o Run 5 wires from the controller for LED display & Switch Selector to your console area and install the provided LEDs & Rotary Selector.
o Your done.
Now you will have manual tactile control in the cockpit using the rotary selector switch to adjust the struts to Hard, Medium or Soft , plus a display using the multi-colored LEDs and on demand diagnostic mode. For a demonstration see: TechWorks ECS Controller LED Status Lights & Rotary Selector Demonstration
TechWorks ECS Components
The Figure Above Shows the TechWorks ECS Controller Internals
Tech Works Complete Retrofit Package Includes:
o Tech Works ECS Controller
o 24 Pin Molex ECS Retrofit wiring Harness Adapter
o 4 MultiColor LED Status Indicators with wiring harness
o 4 Position Rotary Selector Switch with wiring harness
LED Status Display
LED Status Display Showing each of the four Struts in HARD Mode
LED Status Display Showing each of the four Struts in MEDIUM Mode
LED Status Display Showing each of the four Struts in SOFT Mode