So here is something I've been meaning to do for a long time. A few months after I got my GT-R, thanks to the UK GTROC forum, I was introduced to a product made by a forum member which was marketed as an alternative to the expensive (or discontinued) torque split controllers by GRID, FIELD (E-TS Linear) or Do-Luck (D-ETS-M). But it turned out to be a waste of money, I should have stuck with the tried and true.
Upon installation, I found that not only did certain dash warning lights stay on initially (4WD and ABS, if I recall correctly) and even when I got that resolved somehow (I think I had to reset all ECUs by unplugging the battery, etc.) then I could never tell if the unit was working, even on the track. So it was just a matter of time before I unplugged it. However, the hole I drilled in the center console to pass the leads through, was too small to pass the harness (I had soldered on connectors for quick release, etc.) so I just left the device in the console box, taking up space. Like so:
|Note the hole for the wiring that I drilled|
|This is how I just left the wires underneath the console, unplugged and unused.|
So nothing fit, but I didn't really care, until I bought this beautiful, limited edition, leather "shaken" case from what Nissan called "The Nissan Collection"... designed to fit in the glovebox. But because it didn't fit in the glovebox, I had kept it on the rear seat, which meant it ended up on the floor... not good.
|Limited Edition, "Nissan Collection" item.|
|In addition to the shaken and insurance papers, fits the owner's log and manual neatly|
These wires lead to an area behind the head unit, hence:
And then I was able to reroute the wires to end up underneath the center console box. Meanwhile, I had "snip" taken out the Skylab device:
|Anybody want this? Just pay for shipping and it's yours!|
|Not m best work, but since it's usually out of sight, out of mind...|
This allowed the ETC device to fit in nicely - even though it appears to be taller than the box, the cover has an indent which means no problems in closing the lid securely - and no problems removing the credit card sized ETC card when necessary, either. And use of double stick cushion tape means this is as secure as can be.
|Check out all that space there in front - perfect for some secret unseen switches?|
Now the glovebox has more than enough space for the Shaken case to fit.
|I'll keep the iPod/iPhone connectivity for now...|