Air Intake

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    Hey all! I'm currently working on an air intake (pics to come when finished), however I need to extend the wiring on the sensor that is on the side of the air intake. I do not know what this sensor is. There are only two wires running to it. A blue and a blue/green. Is it as simple as just using standard +/- wires? Thanks for any help!
     
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    Figured it out. IAT sensor.
     
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    Well! Pics still need to happen.
     
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    Here it is! Shiny and red! Found this while exploring the internet. Only paid $40 for it as well! Most likely no better than the stock air intake, however it looks cool and gives me space for my second battery/fuse box. Plus it makes the engine bay look a bit better!


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    Did your kit not have a second hole for the sensor? Mine had two holes for that sensor, I just had to swap the plug from one to the other and then fit the sensor in place. It was a tight fit, I had to use a bit of motor oil to lube the rubber O-ring to get the sensor to slide in.

    Also, I you rotate the filter pipe more towards the rear of the engine, you can use the hose they give you only, and you don't have to connect to the factory line. Just disconnect the factory line from the rear of the engine and tie it in there. I have a photo of what I'm referring to in the media section for reference.

    Did your kit come with a decent bracket? Or is the piping just kind of floating out there?
     
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    Yes, the sensor is next to the red hose. I had to extend the wiring and it was indeed a tight fit! Good to know about not having to connect to the factory line.

    Yes, there's a bracket that I have under the hose clamp on the filter that bends down and hooks to one of the factor bolts sticking up below it.
     
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    i had to extend the same AIT wire when i installed my Volant CAI. if you extend the wire make sure you use the same gauge wire. you can either solder (if you know how and can solder cleanly i guess you can say) and use heat shrink or just use butt connectors that have heat shrink already on them to make it water proof.
     

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