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Thread: How to: Wire VE distributor to B13 B14 engine harness.

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2009-10-27 17:45:33
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How to: Wire VE distributor to B13 B14 engine harness.
I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY MISTAKES, OR FAILURES IN ATTEMPTING THIS. YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. Take your time and do it right the first time to avoid any problems.

At the time of this write up, I do not have a VE in my B13, nor is B13 readily available for me to verify wire colors. My B13 is a 93, and the wire colors I will be using in this write up are for the 94.

There has been a desire, for a write up on how to wire the VE distributor into your B13 harness since 2002. I have yet to see anything for this, so I took the time to do some research and came up with a way to eliminate all of the old, outdated DE distributor stuff, and replace it with the newer, more efficient VE distributor.

Use the picture of the VE dizzy plug as reference.


1 - Ground
2 - Power - ECCS Relay
3 - Cam position sensor #3
4 - Cam position sensor #4
5 - Distributor resistor/ IGN Check
6 - IGN Switch
7 - Ground
8 - Distributor Power/ IGN Signal

When you wire in to the B13 you will be eliminating;
Coil
Resistor and condenser
Power transistor
Crank angle sensor (inside DE distributor)

The view of the plugs is from the terminal side and not the wire side of the plug. The numbers I state below are for the female plug, aside from the VE, which are all part of your engine harness. The VE plug for the distributor is male, and I have those pins numbered from the wire side. Use the picture above for reference.

Use this pic from the B13 FSM for reference.


For the crank angle sensor in the distributor (the 4-wire plug that goes to the dizzy) the wires will go to;
DE - VE
1 - 2
2 - 4
3 - 3
4 - 1
Use this pic for the DE crank angle sensor plug.


For the coil, resistor/condenser, and power transistor, you will be eliminating these three and combining wires/ eliminating wires to simplify and wire to the remaining 4 wires of the VE plug.

They will be as follows;
Eliminate the G/Y wire highlighted in red
DE - VE
B/R - 6
B - 7
Y/R - 5
W - 8
Use this pic.


From what I’ve read, there are 2 plugs for the VE, both configured the same, but a few of the wire colors vary. The wire colors that I am using in this write up are for the 1994 Nissan Sentra SE-R, but the plug arrangements are the same for the B13’s. If while trying to do this in your B13 you notice an inconsistency in a wire color, refer to the pics above to verify it’s position in the plug and where it needs to go.

Use this link for the B14. It was written back in 2002, but is what I used for my B14 and it works perfect. I do not take credit for the information in this thread, but I will 100% vouch for the information as being accurate and correct.
DE to VE distributor wiring - SR20 Forum


Using the information I have provided you in this thread and in the link to the other thread, you will now be able to wire up your VE’s distributor to work in your car instead of having to cut up an old DE distributor to fit the VE head.
2009-10-28 18:20:05
#2
Please sticky this.
2009-10-30 02:54:25
#3
Thank you!!
2009-10-30 05:32:16
#4
No problem. Just doing my part for my fellow SR guys.
2010-03-23 03:23:12
#5
Tested
tested and working in my B13 but the tach don`t work but conect the wire of tach to wire 5 on the VE dist. connector
Thanks.
2010-03-23 08:56:37
#6
Glad it's working for you. The 94 B13 color wire diagram was provided from me through an old post done in 04 by jacen99SE on the old forums. After I got the VE distributor to work on my setup LukaMcCloud and I worked on an accurate version for the 94 B13 that he finalised and completed for the 91-93 B13 as well as the B14 that is all provided in the sticky. Quick question, did the tach work before the install?
2010-03-23 15:30:36
#7
Originally Posted by blusteelsr20
Quick question, did the tach work before the install?


Before install the VE dist. my tach work fine but after install the VE dist. my tach don´t work, I think it stopped working because the signal was taken from the ingnition coil, so i had to take the signal from the new dist. this was from the pin 5 of VE dist. connector (green wire)
An apology if my English not good
2010-04-18 18:48:01
#8
Hey, guys. Take your tach signal from the blue/orange wire from the ECU. That is the most accurate place for the tach and for the cam switch. I have a picture of the wire in my switch wireing write up thread.

I didn't have any problems with the tach working though. I went from a tachless GXE cluster and put in a SE-R cluster. I repinned the whole thing and had to add the blue/orange wire for the tach. It all works fine for me. But the tach signal wire is also shown in my write up.
2010-04-18 19:02:35
#9
Originally Posted by robertsr20
Before install the VE dist. my tach work fine but after install the VE dist. my tach don´t work, I think it stopped working because the signal was taken from the ingnition coil, so i had to take the signal from the new dist. this was from the pin 5 of VE dist. connector (green wire)
An apology if my English not good


IIRC, I thought RPM signal from the VE distributor was number 4. It's one of the cam position sensors, because one of the cam position sensors is what goes to pin #3 on the ECU. Or supplies pin #3.

It's been a while since I've looked at the full diagram. I would have provided larger pics of the diagram that showed more of the complete wiring, but it was a big confusing mess.

The signal should have been the same after you wired everything up according to the write up.

Let me know if you got it all working fine, and you can PM me about it if you're having any problems still.
2010-08-30 21:24:49
#10
Originally Posted by LukaMcCloud
Let me know if you got it all working fine, and you can PM me about it if you're having any problems still.


Sorry for delayed :o
But my car is still working fine any problems yet.

Regards.
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