By any chance could you list some of yhe challanges you came across. I just finished pulling everything out. Purchased what i think is everything and am about to start this swap.MY SWAP IS DONE! I did it over Thanksgiving weekend. It took me and my dad two full days of work, from sunrise to sunset. it was def. worth it. shes running like a champ! i did it with the help of this write up and one from this website Auto to Manual Swap - The Mustang Collective Forums also the service manuals on the top of that post helped alot. I want to thank you anthony your write up was very help full also to temugen from the mustangcollective.
If anyone has any questions or need adivce about the swap id be happy to help. To anyone thinking about doing it, its not hard but you need to be some what mechanically inclined. any DIYer with the right amount of research can do it.
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Did you have to modify your harness on your 06 or did it sawp with nonissues. I just got a different harness and 1 plug is different shape then on my harness. Its the plug near the pcm plugs. Im hoping the guy just gave me the wrong year by mistakeYou can reuse the same cross member. I actually did this swap last fall, thanks to Anthony's write up. As a note, I've got an '06 and I replaced the wiring harness and pcm from another '06. It did require a tune to get it working properly, but no issues and with proper tools and a lift, I was able to complete the swap in a day.
Thanks for leading the charge on this so many years ago Anthony
This was 8 years ago so It's kind of hard to recall any specific issues that I had... But from what I can remember I didn't have any specific issues. Mainly just available space for work-ability, especially using only a jack and jack stands. I would suggest reading the written guide at least 100 times. Send me a PM if you need anything and I'll give you my email. I don't get on here very often...By any chance could you list some of yhe challanges you came across. I just finished pulling everything out. Purchased what i think is everything and am about to start this swap.
is it possible to replace the smart junction box with one pulled from a manual car to get the reverse lights working correctly without having to run all the extra wire?
might it also be possible to get Cruise control to work correctly that way also?
I finished with my swap and everything went smoothly. I replaced the harness and PCM. I have not done the cruise control features. I'll add a version of my swap soon. A note to others; If you want to go with an after market shifter, most of them require reusing the parts of the stock manual shifter assembly. newtakeoff.com sells that for about 50.00 and it includes the rubber lower and upper leather boots
My old parts are for sale on ebay sold together