DIY : Customized Savvy TDC Sensor
I’m now at RS Auto, Puchong, servicing my dear Savvy. I guess most Savvy’s owners have heard about this workshop. It’s famous for solving Savvy’s little (a pain in the ass though) problem – TDC or speed sensor. I managed to change my TDC sensor here after a bit of googling.
If many have not known, Savvy has this simple problem with its TDC sensor connector. After a while it got loose. As the result, it’d be difficulted to start the engine, usually in the morning. Even sometimes, when the engine is idling in the middle of traffic jam, the engine just suddenly stops dead, and worse you cannot start it after a few times. However, the sensor itself is still A-OK. No need to be replaced or anything. What it needs is just a bit of altering the connector. You yourself can do it by your own.
5 Easy Steps To Alter Your Savvy TDC Sensor (Caution! Do it at your own risk)
- Just unscrew the TDC sensor
- Disconnect from main cable
- Cut the connector off from the main cable (your might want to observe which cable connects to which pin of the connector)
- Solder a new pair of wire about 3″ to the TDC pins/legs
- Rejoin those wires to the main cable accordingly
Walla! Now your Savvy is ready roll without anymore pain to start.
pics credit to this site
If you feel that you’re not that pro enough to DoItYourself and if you’re somewhere in Klang Valley area, might as well you drive to RS Auto in Puchong to get that little bugger replace for just RM30. They’ll take your TDC sensor and install an altered/customized one to your car. The one that they put into your car is not a non-ori unit. That’s why they take in your sensor so that they can customize it and resell it later.
I did mine there a month ago. The mechanic explained to me how they alter it. Anyway, I am not responsible if your Savvy blow off or something when you try this :). It’s just for the sake of sharing.
Well these are some info on how to get to RS Auto Service Centre Sdn. Bhd. (RS Auto should gimme discounted service price for promoting their workshop)
Address : No. 28, Jalan Industri PBP 4, Taman Industri, Pusat Bandar Puchong
Phone : 03-5891 7398 / 012-297 5226 (Open Mon-Sat 9am – 6pm)
GPS Coordinate : N 03° 0.656’ E 101° 37.007’