Tonight I was able to get the wiring harness in some semblance of order, as you can see here:
I repinned all of the wires which I will be using back into the connectors, which get plugged into the ECU. There are still a few other wires attached which I don’t believe I’ll be needing.
You can see those wadded up into the zip lock bag at the bottom of the picture and the wad of wires zip tied near the center. There’s a second ziplock bag which is towards the left side of the image. That, believe it or not, is the spaghetti mess called a ground. I’ll be hooking at least some of those up to different points inside the cab of the vehicle. You cannot have enough grounding points.
This begs the question, “Why are all those wires wadded up in ziplock bags and a zip tie?” The simple answer to that is, I didn’t want to cut any wires from the wiring harness. These are still attached to the plugs (upper left in the image) on the engine side, but have no home on the other end. When we have the engine up and running and I know for a certainty I won’t be needing these wires, they will go the way of the dodo bird. I’ll just hack them off and tape the ends off. Until then, they stay put.
The next big plan is to get the Impreza up to the ‘Burg from Fayetteville. That’ll be me. I was going to do it this weekend, but decided not to due to other commitments and such. I am hoping to go down in about a week and get it. I’ll still have to rent a trailer from U-Haul, but so be it. Sometimes you just gotta get stuff done. With it being so late in the month, I don’t see us meeting our self imposed deadline of 30 September. I guess the world will just come to an end, eh?