EJK Installation Notes
You do not have to be a fully qualified mechanic in order to install
the EFI controller. If you are at all uncomfortable about doing the
installation then we do recommend going to your closest dealer and have
them install the product. Most vehicle installations take less than an
hour. There is really only a few parts of information to understand and
you are ready to start your installation.
The following is only generic installation instructions. Use the year / make / model search above to find your particular vehicle to check if advanced installation
instructions are available. Some vehicles will also have installation
videos in the product section. If nothing is listed for your vehicle
then please contact us and we can further assist you.
- Locate either the injector connectors or sub-harness connector to plug in the controller.
- Properly connect the black ground wire.
- Secure the controller in a mounting location.
- Optional: Dealing with O2 sensor connections.
CONNECTING INTO THE INJECTORS
Most controller installations plug in right at the injector. These
typical installations will have a male and female connector grouped
together on the controller harness (refer to Figure 1). For 2 or more
cylinder vehicles there will be the equivalent number of connector
groups on the controller harness. Some applications install at a
sub-harness location to make the installation easier. These applications
will have a larger connector with usually 4 or more wires being plugged
Most helpful tool during the installation: OWNER'S MANUAL. Most owner's manuals will explain and sometimes illustrate where and how to access the injectors.
Connection Basics: The goal of the installation is to gain access
to the injector signal in order to change the signal which fires the
injector and fuels the vehicle. First step of the installation is to
remove the necessary bolts and parts to gain access to the injectors.
Once the injectors are located then the installation is the same on all
vehicles. First remove the factory injector connector. Make sure not to
just pull on the connection. Most connectors have a release clip which
locks the connector in place and needs to be pressed in order to release
the connection. Second step is to plug the similar controller harness
connector back onto the injector. Final step is to plug the other
controller harness connector into the stock injector connector which you
originally took off (refer to Figure 2 for a completed install on 1
injector). For multiple cylinder vehicles you may have to repeat this
step for all the injectors. PLEASE ONLY DISCONNECT ONE CONNECTOR AT A
- For multi-cylinder vehicles, it usually does not matter which
controller harness connector grouping gets plugged into which injector.
The most important connector has RED and YELLOW wires and is referred to
as channel 1 for the controller. The importance is because the red wire
signals the power wire which is how the controller powers up to
operate. Some applications are cylinder specific and you may need to
view the advanced installation information.
- Some vehicles have primary and secondary injectors. Most commonly
the controller plugs into the primary injectors only. Some applications
will also plug into only 1 of the secondary injectors for the purpose of
calculations into our Load Based Technology.
|Figure 1 - Shows a factory connection onto an injector with an controller harness alongside.
||Figure 2 - Shows a controller harness plugged into an injector creating the loop around to change the signal.
GROUNDING THE CONTROLLER
One of the largest causes of controller erratic behavior which results
in tech calls is associated to improper grounding. All controllers have a
BLACK wire with a ring terminal which during installation needs to be
secured to a proper grounding location.
If your vehicle has a battery then attach the controller BLACK wire
to the negative terminal of the battery. The ring terminal can easily be
cut to allow fitment around a larger terminal post or bolt.
For vehicles without a battery then an alternative grounding location
must be determined. The grounding location must be metal. Any location
with a bolt into the metal frame is a good location. Be sure to make the
connection secure so vibration can not cause the wire to become
Figure 3 - Displaying the BLACK ground wire and ring terminal
MOUNTING THE CONTROLLER
Mounting the controller can be about user preference. There is no exact location where the controller has to be mounted.
The controller is very small in size to allow for mounting in small
places. Typical mounting locations are under the seat or in the air box.
A Velcro patch is supplied with the controller to hold the controller
in place while riding, but allow for the controller to be pulled out to
make adjustments if necessary. Be sure to determine a location which
does make the controller accessible without having to take off too many
Zip ties are also included in the packaging to help secure the harness
around the frame and away from high heat sources and moving parts. Be
sure to route the harness in a way where the vehicle can be freely
operated without pulling on the controller connections.
ADDITIONAL STEP FOR O2 SENSOR EQUIPPED VEHICLES
A number of newer vehicles implement the use of narrowband O2 sensors to
help target a desired air/fuel ratio (AFR) for the engine to operate
at. For racing and performance scenerios the O2 sensors must be bypassed
in order to allow for complete range of tuning. The purpose of
bypassing the O2 sensors is to allow the vehicle to run in open loop
mode where fuel adjustments can be made freely. When the vehicle is
using the O2 sensors to make fuel trim calculations it is said to be in
closed loop mode. Attempting to make fuel adjustments while the vehicle
is in closed loop mode can create erractic drivability as the stock
system continually tries to trim back to the desired AFR.
How to interface with the O2 sensors is different from vehicle model to vehicle model.
The goal of properly bypassing the O2 sensors is to not throw an engine
code and allow the fuel to be freely adjusted. Some vehicles require
the O2 sensor connections to simply be disconnected. Some vehicles
require an O2 bypass module to be plugged into the stock O2 connections.
And still other vehicles have additional connectors on the controller
harness to plug into the O2 sensors similar to installing onto the
injectors. If your vehicle is equipped with O2 sensors then be sure
to find out how you are suppose to interface with them. This information
can be found by browsing to the particular product for your vehicle.
For emission controlled vehicles the O2 sensors can not be bypassed
or disconnected in anyway. Be sure to check your state or even country
laws dealing with emission regulations.