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There are two different types of oil life indicators, as discussed on this page. First, there is the Algorithm-based one: Algorithm-based oil indicators measure lots of factors and then plug the resulting numbers into a formula. Based on the answer to this complex, ongoing math problem, the indicator display will tell you whether the oil is OK, is close ...
Yes in theory it could be done. But getting the mechanical components to work would be difficult and probably result in an awkward and bulky addition to your car. I suspect the end result would be an expensive and unreliable disappointment. It would probably be easier to change the entire gearbox for automatic or a sequential box than try and adapt a ...
There is a manufacturer out on the market right now who actually does this. Magneti Marelli has an Automated Manual Transmission or AMT. This was discussed in this thread.
Your instrument panel is part of the ECU on your vehicle, electrically. If the GEM has been substituted and still the problem has remained, a critical look at the instrument panel is required. Moisture or dampness, even a water entry from the windscreen, could cause corrosion to the IP and cause mis-function. Fords had this problem with European Focus's.
Yes, the wheel speed sensors can detect if the vehicle (or at least the specific wheel the sensor is tied to) is moving. On most vehicles you should be able to tie directly into the wheel speed sensor and detect the signal, while not causing any issues with the vehicle itself while in normal operation. The sensor itself is a standard sine wave orientation. ...
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