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Tools Needed:

10mm wrench
Wire cutters
Crimp tool
mini torch or soldering iron (only for the heat shrinking.)

What comes with the XEDE:
XEDE unit
Wiring harness
7 Male spade connectors
7 Female spade connectors
3 Scotch locks (taps)
Wiring diagram/instructions


I didnt take a picture before I started because I was too excited. (Can you blame me?)

Here is what it should look like (almost) before you start.

First, remove the harness cover seen here.


Then remove the battery cover.
Disconnect the Negative (-) side and tape it out of the way. I am extra careful because I hate electricity and actually covered the terminal with tape.



It looks very scary at first but do NOT be intimidated. There are 8 wires coming from the XEDE unit. Our speed 3 only uses 7 of them.



Following the diagram supplied by BEGi, locate the wires on the harnesses. Only one wire from the Right side harness is used. The other 6 or on the left harness.


You have to keep in mind that this unit is an INTERCEPTOR style. It goes in between the sensors and the ECU. Once you can understand that, the install is a breeze. Took me about 20-30 minutes in the rain.

once you have all your wires crimped, use a soldering iron or mini torch (be careful not to hit the other wires) and hit the heat shrinking to insulate your crimps.

All the spade connectors (male and female) and the three wire taps are all supplied by BEGi as well as a bunch of zipties.

Then, plug in the harnesses to the XEDE unit, black to black, gray to gray.
start zip tying and decide where you want to stash away your XEDE unit.

I was just barely able to put back on the covers on both. If I had taken a little more time, I could have done a better job and chose to cut the wires further down.

If you take a look at the pictures, it looks almost stock. You wouldn't be able to tell unless you knew what you were looking for.


Now, to take on some unsuspecting STI's....

Little do they know, an extra 57 whp and 70 ft lbs or torque are waiting for them.
 

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Topic split. Stickied until it's moved to an MS3 How-To specific section.
 

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couple of questions....1 will this void warrenty? if so is it possible to reverse when taking in for maintence?? And the big one is. What exactly does it do??
 

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this will definately void your waranty but it is reversable and would only be detected if someone was looking at your wiring harness.
 

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[quote author=Nymisus link=topic=66751.msg1200103#msg1200103 date=1171161748]
couple of questions....1 will this void warrenty? if so is it possible to reverse when taking in for maintence?? And the big one is. What exactly does it do??
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dread answered the first two questions.

http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.php?topic=68046.0

that link will answer all the rest.
 

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Hi all. My name is Shawn and I have had 2 mazdaspeed 3's Mica Black and Sunlight silver. Im currently debating what mods to do and had some interest in the XEDE. I recently spoke to someone from Vishnu tuning and they said that they do not make an XEDE for the mazdaspeed 3? So im curious to know how you go that one?
 

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Coming from e46 M3 to MS3! I heard lots of goodies for vinshu. He is the best with tune, I just amazed by 335 with procede xede. Didn't know he also made MS3 xede~!

Q: Is it going to be stable without any mod but only xede?
Q: I'm getting CPE donpipe and cat back, is there going to be more HP gain?
 

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haha now i know what im saving up for now :eek:
with the tune installed, you need new injectors because of the larger amt of boost correct?
anything else i would need?
 

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[quote author=ms3ftw link=topic=66751.msg1360329#msg1360329 date=1177391183]
haha now i know what im saving up for now :eek:
with the tune installed, you need new injectors because of the larger amt of boost correct?
anything else i would need?
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no, new injectors are not needed.
 

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[quote author=Stephanie Turner link=topic=66751.msg1298993#msg1298993 date=1175186251]
Shiv at Vishnu did most of the base mapping. However, it is not sold thru Vishnu. BEGi is the distributor for Vishnu on the Mazda Products.
Stephanie

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stephanie i have a question. i am intereste4d in the (XEDE Engine Management for the MazdaSpeed 3) but i want to buy it with the plug and play harness. you dont have any idea when is bellengineering coming out with one?
thank you for your time
 

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[quote author=blsck mica speed3 link=topic=66751.msg1363656#msg1363656 date=1177512720]
[quote author=Stephanie Turner link=topic=66751.msg1298993#msg1298993 date=1175186251]
Shiv at Vishnu did most of the base mapping. However, it is not sold thru Vishnu. BEGi is the distributor for Vishnu on the Mazda Products.
Stephanie

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stephanie i have a question. i am intereste4d in the (XEDE Engine Management for the MazdaSpeed 3) but i want to buy it with the plug and play harness. you dont have any idea when is bellengineering coming out with one?
thank you for your time
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ProtegeGarage is working directly with Bell Engineering. You do not have to direct your questions at her. We are working on the harness. When it becomes available, we will let everyone know.
 

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[quote author=Nutari link=topic=66751.msg1364513#msg1364513 date=1177528421]
[quote author=blsck mica speed3 link=topic=66751.msg1363656#msg1363656 date=1177512720]
[quote author=Stephanie Turner link=topic=66751.msg1298993#msg1298993 date=1175186251]
Shiv at Vishnu did most of the base mapping. However, it is not sold thru Vishnu. BEGi is the distributor for Vishnu on the Mazda Products.
Stephanie

[/quote]


stephanie i have a question. i am intereste4d in the (XEDE Engine Management for the MazdaSpeed 3) but i want to buy it with the plug and play harness. you dont have any idea when is bellengineering coming out with one?
thank you for your time
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ProtegeGarage is working directly with Bell Engineering. You do not have to direct your questions at her. We are working on the harness. When it becomes available, we will let everyone know.
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THANKS FOR THE INFO. I DIDNT KNOW WHO TO ASK. ALSO DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO FINISH THE HARNESS?
 

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[quote author=blsck mica speed3 link=topic=66751.msg1364666#msg1364666 date=1177531915]
[quote author=Nutari link=topic=66751.msg1364513#msg1364513 date=1177528421]
[quote author=blsck mica speed3 link=topic=66751.msg1363656#msg1363656 date=1177512720]
[quote author=Stephanie Turner link=topic=66751.msg1298993#msg1298993 date=1175186251]
Shiv at Vishnu did most of the base mapping. However, it is not sold thru Vishnu. BEGi is the distributor for Vishnu on the Mazda Products.
Stephanie

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stephanie i have a question. i am intereste4d in the (XEDE Engine Management for the MazdaSpeed 3) but i want to buy it with the plug and play harness. you dont have any idea when is bellengineering coming out with one?
thank you for your time
[/quote]

ProtegeGarage is working directly with Bell Engineering. You do not have to direct your questions at her. We are working on the harness. When it becomes available, we will let everyone know.
[/quote]



THANKS FOR THE INFO. I DIDNT KNOW WHO TO ASK. ALSO DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO FINISH THE HARNESS?
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i could pull some random date out of my behind but I don't like to lie to my customers. When we know, you will know.
 

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Just say, Coming Soon! :D
 

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[quote author=enuff4mazda link=topic=66751.msg1326357#msg1326357 date=1176261738]
Coming from e46 M3 to MS3! I heard lots of goodies for Vishnu. He is the best with tune, I just amazed by 335 with procede xede. Didn't know he also made MS3 xede~!

Q: Is it going to be stable without any mod but only xede?
Q: I'm getting CPE downpipe and cat back, is there going to be more HP gain?
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Shiv did base tuning for us.
A: Yes, is is stable with only the Xede. All dyno sheets on the web are on a completely stock car except the Xede.
A: Probably anywhere from 5-15 - maybe. It may require some re-tuning if it is a free-er flowing system.

[quote author=enuff4mazda link=topic=66751.msg1326367#msg1326367 date=1176262054]
oh also, is there going to be mpg increase?[/quote]
We did measure an increase in mpg here. I *think* is was 3-4 mpg more. I will confirm though.

[quote author=sergio link=topic=66751.msg1372500#msg1372500 date=1177821228]
Just say, Coming Soon! :D[/quote]
Coming Soon. :wink:
Stephanie
 
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