It's the pin for sure, it wasn't pushed down all the way, but in trying i broke the pin...now im sorta f'ed because i have a broken pin. do you know how to remove the pin when you don't have a wire to tug on?
if i was you i would buy a used one from clubrsx they have a ton of them for sale and it will work on are car, a little adjust mit but saves A LOT OF MONEY! and just send the sc to steigmeir to get ported and rebuilt for like $500 and you could have a set up for 2k here is a link
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