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03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP #64392 Dec 3, 8:58pm Dec 3, 8:58pm
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Hey fellow celis I usually dont post because all my ?'s are normall answered on here already just by looking for them. Anyhow how heres the deal I rescently just had the stafford fabrication turbo kit put in my 03 celi which by the way is off the hook total price with install was 3,850 including a discount from being military... alright now with my ? I was putting in my new boost gauge last night and spliced it right in with my radio so the light is only on when the radio is on and such right. well got everything hooked up and looked sweet nice blue backlight cd player, and blue turbo timer, and blue boost gauge was looking sweet. alright well about 10 seconds later the stereo quits playing the boost gauge goes off and I was like waht the hell... so i was like must of blown a fuse.. checked every damn fuse in the car all like 50 of them, nothing.. now the funny thing is that my clock, the gauge, and now my stereo have no lights nothing at all.. but however the stereo is able to respond to commands like ejecting the cd, opening the motorized face plate, and so forth, but no lights.. anyone that even remotely tell me what to do... i went through with a tester on every wire they are all perfectly good, checked all fuses, and even unhooked the gauge still nothing... thanks and sorry for the novel up there.. thanks.. any responses can be posted on here but if you can e=mail me directly shoot it to lover_fool@hotmail.com

Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64393 Dec 3, 9:13pm Dec 3, 9:13pm
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wow dude i have no idea confused take it to a shop..does the car run? or is it just dead?

Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64394 Dec 3, 9:17pm Dec 3, 9:17pm
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did you smell any burning, you should have. if you wanted the lighting to go on and off, you should have hard wired it to battery. did you splice into the wiring harness in the back of the radio. if you did, that is bad.


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Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: ssgsky] #64395 Dec 3, 9:22pm Dec 3, 9:22pm
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sorry i dont have an answer to the lighting ...
but the staffords fab. turbo kit is out for the 03 celi's?????


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Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: element_celica] #64396 Dec 3, 10:05pm Dec 3, 10:05pm
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Originally Posted by element_celica
sorry i dont have an answer to the lighting ...
but the staffords fab. turbo kit is out for the 03 celi's?????

Why wouldn't it be? It's the same engine...

Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: shox] #64397 Dec 3, 10:12pm Dec 3, 10:12pm
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i didn't know they made kits for the 03 yet kuz of the DBW.


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Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64398 Dec 3, 10:14pm Dec 3, 10:14pm
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should have run it to the battery then to a switch

Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64399 Dec 3, 10:21pm Dec 3, 10:21pm
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do you have a gt or a gts?


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Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64400 Dec 3, 10:58pm Dec 3, 10:58pm
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glad someone answered me thanks guys.. to answer some more detailed ?'s yes the 03 kit is out for the celi i am boosting at 10 natural psi and gained an extra 2 just from increasing my down pipe by an inch all the way back so i digimoto dyno'd at 324.6 to the crank just had an 8 percent LSD installed and a lightning flywheel cut off about 55 pounds .. will soon be posting pics and races on it.. have 5 under my belt so far (turbo'd mazda protege, supra (best friend) neon srt 4, and 2 crappy civics with a cheap turbo kit on there.. ok anyways back to the original topic, i did splice right into the wiring harness for the radio, I know i should have done the hard wired switch thing but the radio idea just sounded neat.. i have worked with imports at my dads shop (which by the way for celi peeps only I hook most people up with whole sale car audio and video..) and never experience this before in my life I've wired all kinds of things to the hot wire of the radio switches, gauges, underbody lights, and its just kind of trippin me out I am thinking of throwing the stock radio in there and taking it to toyota seeing how I have NO warranty anymore at all since the turbo went in.. any more help would be greatly appreciated .. also why was it such a bad idea to wire to the radio thanks guys... appreciate it

Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64401 Dec 4, 12:11am Dec 4, 12:11am
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holy sh#t 320 hp seriouly can you post a pic of your dyno please grin...sry dude i have no idea what you can do i think you should take it to a shop and let them see wtf is going on.

Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64402 Dec 4, 12:42am Dec 4, 12:42am
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the dyno isn't like a dyno from the shop or what not its a "self-mad" "digimoto" dyno tool it plugs into your laptop out in the car VIA the ODBII sensor and gives you on the fly dyno, torque, Air fuel ratio, compressions sensing, boost control, boost gauge read out, and 1/4 mile time VIA the ECU harness you need to have that option of the program .. i am working on getting everything completely finished with the programming a friend and I are workingon it.. as soon as I do I will put the program on here for anyone who has a laptop and wants to run there exact tests on there car turbo'd or not.. I am not sure of the price but it will include a CD thorough instructions on where to wire all necessary components, and all that good stuff.. but I might be able to do a Capture Screen option on the laptop and copy the screen on here..its a lot of power guys.. i strongly suggest everyone go to the world of the turbo its highly addicting.. lol... take it easy guys

Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64403 Dec 4, 12:50am Dec 4, 12:50am
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When I had my CD player installed, the shop that did it shorted something out because my AC/Heat control lights and my clock are both out. Let me know how to fix this because it sounds like a similar problem. Good luck.


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Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64404 Dec 4, 12:51am Dec 4, 12:51am
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People have told me it was a grounding issue. I'd go w/ that, I suppose. If not, you gotta pay someone to figure it out. Again, good luck.


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Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: supra_celica] #64405 Dec 4, 12:53am Dec 4, 12:53am
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maybe it blew one of the fuses in your engine bay?

Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64406 Dec 4, 1:21am Dec 4, 1:21am
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320??? Really, it's known to do that much? I'm guessing you got the GTS then

Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64407 Dec 4, 1:24am Dec 4, 1:24am
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Here is the answer to your dilemma...
It's one of the 7.5 amp fuses directly below the big burgundy relay in the pic. I went through headaches too until I took a good look at these fuses. They have about 8 little legs on them. Look at them very closely...U will see that one small part of it will be blown. Wire your gauge to the battery and throw a switch on it. Gonna have to go straight to a Toyota dealer for this fuse. About $6.
This should fix your problem. Let me know. thumbsup

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Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64408 Dec 4, 1:30am Dec 4, 1:30am
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Lets stay on topic guys. If you want to talk about the turbo, then make another thread or take care of it in PMs.

To help you out guy, my best suggestion is to make sure the wires you spliced in, are not touching anything else (other wires, or a ground). Also, Make sure you recheck the fuses, and it couldn't hurt to replace the radio fuse just to make sure.
If that doesn't work, take the gauge off of your radio wire, wire it somewhere else, replace the fuse again, and hope for the best.

But it sounds like maybe you have two wires touching/grounded or a blown fuse.

Good luck

Dan

Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64409 Dec 4, 2:16am Dec 4, 2:16am
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hey man I really appreciate that ... I will head to the dealership as soon as possible.. also to clarify all about the tubo I HAVE A GT the GTS has not been able to turbo for 2 reasons the fuel system cant handle a turbo for some reason and also the compression of the pistons is a 3 part compression 11:5:1 which makes it very difficult to install a turbo or a supercharger do to the fact the car will basically a detinate and you'll have 4 cylinder holes in your Hood from where you shot out all 4 pistons... so to clarify there are 2 turbo systems for the gt (compression is 10:1) I havn't found anyone that has a piston for our engine any lower but i am boosting at 12 psi and loving it just the same.. keep it the way it is.. also been running for almost 2 months now kinda hard on it lately but no CEL and no problems everything is so gravy.. love it.. thanks man again for the FUSE HELP I SERIOULSY CHECKED EVERYONE.. I will do it again tommorow

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hey GREAT NEWS problem solved the 7.5 amp fuse that was mentioned was exactly like he described it.. I love this place all my answers are here sorry for getting off track on the turbo .. the gauge and everything are all lit up.. thanks a million..

Shaun Russell

Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64411 Dec 4, 2:21am Dec 4, 2:21am
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No prob Shaun!
Glad to hear your all lit up again!
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Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: xmangt1] #64412 Dec 4, 9:01am Dec 4, 9:01am
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glad you got your problem solved!


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Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64413 Dec 4, 9:52am Dec 4, 9:52am
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Originally Posted by elshauno
hey man I really appreciate that ... I will head to the dealership as soon as possible.. also to clarify all about the tubo I HAVE A GT the GTS has not been able to turbo for 2 reasons the fuel system cant handle a turbo for some reason and also the compression of the pistons is a 3 part compression 11:5:1 which makes it very difficult to install a turbo or a supercharger do to the fact the car will basically a detinate and you'll have 4 cylinder holes in your Hood from where you shot out all 4 pistons... so to clarify there are 2 turbo systems for the gt (compression is 10:1) I havn't found anyone that has a piston for our engine any lower but i am boosting at 12 psi and loving it just the same.. keep it the way it is.. also been running for almost 2 months now kinda hard on it lately but no CEL and no problems everything is so gravy.. love it.. thanks man again for the FUSE HELP I SERIOULSY CHECKED EVERYONE.. I will do it again tommorow


I know that this is off topic, but since you have already been helped with your fuse problem I figured I would let you know that Weisco makes lower compression pistons for the 1ZZ GT engine. They lower the compression from 10:1 down to 8.8:1, you can order them from MonkeyWrench...

http://monkeywrenchracing.com/wiseco_pistons_toyota_celica_gt_mr2_spyder_1zz_fe_2000_.html

Also, just FYI, you can turbo a GTS. It is difficult because of the non-returnable fuel system and high compression, but there are a still a few sucessful kits for the GTS that make a lot of power. Stafford is working on a GTS kit right now that gets around the fuel system.

Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64414 Dec 4, 10:12am Dec 4, 10:12am
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nice thumbsup


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Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64415 Dec 4, 10:15am Dec 4, 10:15am
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do you HAVE to go to Toyota for the fuse?

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Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64416 Dec 4, 2:25pm Dec 4, 2:25pm
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yeah I knew they had a turbo for the GTS it was just very rare.. thats awesome hes got one coming out. mike is the man.. got to know him on a really personal level good guy.. hey thanks for that piston info also by the way I am going to check into that.. there is a problem though with a turbo if you lower your compression rate you get more off the line but your top end suffers dramatically just a lil FYI also.. hey do appreciate though.. soon to have all my pics up guys.. I think you will likey haha.. take it easy guys..

Shaun

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7.5 fuses are next on my list. It would be nice to see my buttons again. But, just like Shaun said, I checked and re-checked every fuse, and none were blown. I will have to try again, though. Hopefully my problem is as easy as his to fix. Then I'd feel like a dumbass for not having A/C lights for the past year and a half. Sheesh.


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Re: 03 CELICA SEEKING IMMEDIATE HELP [Re: elshauno] #64418 Dec 5, 3:00am Dec 5, 3:00am
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Man these forums rock I want to keep in touch with all you guys start posting more we should start like a forum to just chill on .. i am on here like all the time mostly reading but posting has become really fun.. I am loving it... hey buddy also that fuse that I found i had looked at previously and it wasn't completely burnt out sometimes the first time you look at it, it is not completely burnit through so check it again.. i've noticed that a lot in the car audio/video world.. dang i am still so excited i got everything lit up.. wheww.. was really kind pissed/scared.. thanks again guys..
Shaun

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