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Old 11-18-2010, 01:59 AM
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Replacing the ECU?

So first off, I am thoroughly convinced our search function fails because I find it near impossible this hasn't be covered before.

I ordered my Chipped ECU from Phearable.net and it should be arriving any day now

So I was told my ECU is in my passenger side floorboard. Pretty much confirmed this with a few more mechanically inclined guys. So my question is: Is it as easy to access as I'm thinking?

Peel back carpet
Remove protector thing (I'm assuming it's not just laying there, lol)
Unplug
Plug in my Chipped ECU
Place protector back
Put carpet back

Right?

Maybe unplug battery first? I'm not really sure.

Any tips, hints, or suggestions?
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:45 AM
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Re: Replacing the ECU?

You don't have to unplug the battery. Its just like u said but there will be a metal bracket covering your ECU with 4 screws and then ur ECU will also be held down with 4 more screws but thats pretty much it. GL

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Re: Replacing the ECU?

be careful with static shock though, lay the new ecu as well as the old one on some plastic when you are doing the swap,and do not lay them close to each other. and just to be careful i would disconnect the battery when ever working with any thing electrical. lol you should unplug the battery its not fun getting shocked!
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Re: Replacing the ECU?

Yeah, also, the carpet doesn't need pulled back lol. You can just pop off the plastic cover and unbolt it, unplug it, plug the new one in, bolt it up, put the cover on and good to go. Lol.
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Re: Replacing the ECU?

I went out today to make sure I could finid it and had no trouble. I just pulled the carpet back towards the seat, removed the trim on the right side floorboard and seen the metal plate. If it's not too chilly, I will make a little DIY for other noobs.
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Re: Replacing the ECU?

Yea it's pretty easy to do, I didn't unplug the battery but you can always do it as a safety precaution. It was a pitta trying to get the connectors out but not too bad lol.
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Re: Replacing the ECU?

I'm excited as all hell install this new ECU! I hope my janky (yes I said it) wiring harness doesn't create problems

I really want 2 step launch control
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Re: Replacing the ECU?

So I got my ECU today. I was reading the instructions and I seen something that made me nervous to hook this thing up

It says, "CHECK YOUR WIRING BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT! A common issue is to cross two wire plugs in the engine bay causing the ecu to be damaged!"

How do I check to make sure everything is good to go? Please help ASAP as I am super anxious to install this.

Thanks!
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