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HOW-TO: Install Flex Innovation Grounding Kit MazdaSPEED 6
« on: April 26, 2010, 08:47:27 PM »
This is a How-To for the Flex Innovation Grounding Kit for the MazdaSPEED 6

UPDATED ON 7/5/10 to show more useful routing!!!

Included in the Kit:
2 – Long Grounding Wires
2 – Short Grounding Wires
1 – Reusable Zip Tie

Tool s Needed:
-   12 mm Socket or Wrench
-   10mm Socket or Wrench
-   8mm Socket or Wrench
-   Socket extensions to get to hard to reach places
-   Hex Bolt Hex Head -M6- 1.0x25mm Machine Screw (you only need maybe a 10mm one, but this is all I could find at Home Depot… I used this because you can use the same 10mm socket to tighten it down)
-   M6 Washer
-   Zip Ties (not required but nice to use)

1.   Start by removing the two screws on the intercooler shroud: (10mm socket or wrench)
 


2.   Take off the nut on the negative terminal (10mm socket or wrench) and place on the bolt the 2 long wires and the longer of the shorter wires. Place an M6 washer between the terminals and the  Tighten the bolt but do not over tighten.



3.    Run the longest wire over the area shown below towards the front of the engine.



4.    Connect the wire to the Throttle Body as shown in the pictures below (8mm socket required to remove screw)

Close-up


Overall View



5.   When routed, remove the nut and bolt shown in the green circle. Attach the short wire to the bolt you removed from the engine. Tighten down the bolts about a ¼ turn past tight.



6.   Route the short wire to the location shown below and use the M6 bolt and the M6 washer to tighten down the terminal to the screw location shown below.



7.   Route the other long wire behind the IC and have the wire come out as shown.

Close-up

Overall View


8.   Take the other short wire that was attached to the battery and route it to the other side of the battery hold down bar. Take off the 10mm bolt and place the terminal in the location shown below. You want to place it between the brace and the body to maintain the best ground contact.



9.   When you’re finished you should have contact points shown below. They are not exact but they are close to where they should be.



10.   Replace the shroud and route the wires where nothing is pinched and wires are loose.
 

11.   Once everything is in place you can choose to zip tie some wires together to makes everything neat but it’s not necessary. Otherwise you’re done. ENJOY THE KIT!  :icon_thumright:
« Last Edit: July 05, 2010, 10:36:23 PM by meelo88 »
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Re: HOW-TO: Install Flex Innovation Grounding Kit MazdaSPEED 6
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 08:53:30 PM »
Alternatively you can run some of the wires under the intercooler for a little cleaner look.
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Re: HOW-TO: Install Flex Innovation Grounding Kit MazdaSPEED 6
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 09:02:24 PM »
I would agree but with black it's not too hard to hide....
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Re: HOW-TO: Install Flex Innovation Grounding Kit MazdaSPEED 6
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 09:34:13 PM »
GJ on the writw up meelo.

also, when i re-install my kit, ill be using a line to the TB.
since the kit is only 4 line i may even order another line or two.

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Re: HOW-TO: Install Flex Innovation Grounding Kit MazdaSPEED 6
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2010, 09:46:04 AM »
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Re: HOW-TO: Install Flex Innovation Grounding Kit MazdaSPEED 6
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2010, 09:50:40 AM »
That looks a lot easier than I thought it would be.  :2thumbs:
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Re: HOW-TO: Install Flex Innovation Grounding Kit MazdaSPEED 6
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2010, 10:41:43 AM »
yeah am pretty handy with wires....but yeah great and easy upgrade....now onto the big 3! :icon_thumright:
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Re: HOW-TO: Install Flex Innovation Grounding Kit MazdaSPEED 6
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010, 04:33:30 PM »
Installed this today with help from your write up! Thanks for that... it was helpful!  :2thumbs:
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Re: HOW-TO: Install Flex Innovation Grounding Kit MazdaSPEED 6
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010, 10:01:52 AM »
FYi, we need to update this how to.  It reflects how my prototype was installed, pictured on the website, not how the final "correct" install should be.  A buddy form m247 pointed out the errors.  which is what i should have caught since my kit is installed differently (correctly!).  Basically the route that Meelo took isn't necessarily all wrong, but a couple ground lines are redundant and therefore a waste of a ground point.

Meelo has it like this:
Neg Terminal --> Body Ground (that first short length)
Neg Terminal --> TMIC bolt
Neg Terminal --> Power Steering Pump --> Body Ground

it SHOULD be like this:
Neg Terminal --> Body Ground
Neg Terminal --> Throttle Body
Neg Terminal --> BEHIND engine (i used a bolt that holds an IC bracket to the back of the valve cover) --> Body Ground

The reasoning behind this is the Throttle Body gets some of the best benefit out of a direct ground due to electronic control.
The TB bolts ALSO make a more solid contact into the manifold for a front-side ground; much more-so than the IC bolts.  So the TB ground would serve two purposes.  The Powering Steering bolt, is much the same engine ground purpose as my rear mount.  But i wont have any electrical whine like i used to have (and others reported).  Not to mention cleaner looking routing, no cable lengths cliff-hanging over the belts!

If you arent clear what i mean, the afformentioned buddy will make a new How-to soon.
To help meelo and others be clear on what i mean, here is a link to my CD site that shows some of the grounding spots.
I'll try to take a good engine bay shot and highlight where each spot is soon!!

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3804816/3

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Re: HOW-TO: Install Flex Innovation Grounding Kit MazdaSPEED 6
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2010, 10:53:35 AM »
hummm i'll re-eval my car when i get a chance.....but okay i can see what you mean....i'll have to deal with it later...just a bit busy atm  :icon_thumright:
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Re: HOW-TO: Install Flex Innovation Grounding Kit MazdaSPEED 6
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2010, 10:36:51 PM »
UPDATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TO BE MORE CORRECT AND LESS REDUNDANT
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