Review & Install Video
What's going on, guys? Adam here with AmericanMuscle.com and I'm bringing you my review of the plug-in MIL eliminators for all '96 to '04 Mustangs. These MIL eliminators are going to be for all SN95 owners, excluding the '94, '95s, who are running a stock length or a shortie off-road mid-pipe, and want to get rid of that annoying "check engine" light on the dash. This will be one of the more affordable options compared to other alternatives, such as tuning, but will still get the job done.
Now, you might be asking yourself, "Well, why do I need these?" Well, when you run an off-road mid-pipe setup, you're eliminating your catalytic converters. When your cats are gone, your O2 sensors are reading that something's wrong, which is when your "check engine" light comes on. That engine light's normally reading a P0430 code, which basically means your catalyst system efficiency is below threshold. Now, even though there's no harm done while driving on a "check engine" light beside a rough idle here or there, the biggest issue you're probably going to run into is you're not going to be able to pass your local emissions test with that light on.
These MIL eliminators snap right into your O2 sensor harness on the '96 to '04s with any engine size, the GT, V6, Mach 1, or Cobra. You'll also notice they're sold in a set of two. That's because even though you've got two pre-cat and two post-cat sensors, these are only going to work with the post-cat sensors, otherwise known as secondary O2s.
Now, when we're talking about the materials that the MIL eliminators are made of, you'll notice that it's a rugged plastic connector with state-of-the-art electronics to make sure that when the "check engine" light goes off, it stays off. You'll also notice that they're a very durable material, so when they're under the car, they won't be exposed to getting damaged from any of the elements.
As I mentioned before, the plug-in MIL eliminators will be the least expensive option to getting rid of that "check engine" light caused by either cat deletes or high-flow cats. Coming in at around just shy of the $50 mark, compared to the other tuners that can cost you a couple hundred, this isn't that bad. Plus, one of the added benefits is that you can actually do it right at home in your driveway pretty quickly as compared to waiting for tuners to be ready.
Let's jump right into the installation. Again, like I said, it's a pretty simple installation that anybody can do at home with just a few simple hand tools. You need a jack, a jack stand, and maybe even a utility knife. Start to finish to get these plugged in, you're looking at just about an hour, and I definitely give them a one out of three wrenches on our difficulty scale, simply because it is so simple to do in your driveway.
The process will start with simply disconnecting the negative cable on the battery, just to be safe. We want to start by jacking up the vehicle on either end and using the jack stand to support the weight. Once you can get comfortably under the vehicle by the mid-pipe, you want to locate the O2 sensor and the vehicle's wiring harness. With the MIL eliminator in hand, you want to plug the corresponding end into the O2 sensor and the other end into the vehicle's wiring harness. Once it's fully plugged in, you can get out from under the vehicle, lower the car back down, and you're good to go.
One thing I definitely want to point out is, some GT, Mach 1, and Cobra owners might need to make modifications to the clips on the MIL eliminators just to make them fit. A utility knife or something of the sort should be able to scrape off the alignment tabs just to make them snap in. Just to wrap things up, guys, if you're looking to get an off-road H-pipe or X-pipe and you don't want to spend the money on a tuner just yet, these plug-in MIL eliminators will be a perfect match to get rid of that dreaded "check engine" light, and you can get yours right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
Eliminates Check Engine Light.
If you're running an off-road H-Pipe or X-Pipe, SR Performance Plug-in MIL Eliminators will shut off the annoying Check Engine Light (CEL) on your dash. These MIL, short for Malfunction Indicator Light, Eliminators shut off CELs by blocking the codes generated by the rear O2 sensors. The codes are triggered when running an off-road Mid-Pipe or some Mid-Pipes equipped with ultra high-flow cats. Exceptional Build.
These SR Performance Plug-in MIL Eliminators are assembled from state of the art electronic components and include rugged, plastic plug-in connectors that easily insert into the stock wiring harness. Easy Installation.
Installation is straight forward and simple. Plug the MIL eliminator into the corresponding connectors. One end will plug into the oxygen sensor and the other end will plug into the Mustang's wire loom. Application.
This pair of SR Performance Plug-in MIL Eliminators are designed to be used on all 1996-2004 Mustangs, including V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and SVT Cobra models.
Technical Note. Minor modifications to the "clip" may be needed for installation on some GT, Mach 1 and Cobra Mustangs.
- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 1 Hour
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- Bullitt - 01
- Mach 1 - 03, 04
- V6 - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
- Cobra - 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
- GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
Minor clip modification may be required on some models