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2002 AUM ECU Riveted?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by bateman, May 21, 2013.

  1. bateman

    bateman New Member

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    Hi All

    Tried to get at my ECU this evening (2002 A3) but there appears to be a riveted plate covering the connectors?
    Is this normal? I haven't seen this in any reference guides for removal or any other posts I've seen.
    Do the bolts have to be cut?

    many thnks
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  3. towcestervag

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    they are shear bolts they alll have this now
     
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    Have you got a further away shot? s3 ecus pull straight out ...
     
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    Wonder why? if thats the case you will have to tap them around with a centre punch
     
  6. bateman

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    I couldn't better a better angle for a photo. I have seen threads mentioning this kind of thing on newer Golfs etc but not an 8l.
    I've got an AGU A3 as well and that doesn't have this so wonder why the difference
     
  7. 16Klappe

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    Probably to stop people messing around with things they shouldn't :)
     
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    Seen it a few times, not sure why some do and some don't. They are a pain. Dremel a slot, grind them off, chisel, centre punch etc
     
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    Normally cut a slot in them and screw them out... shouldn't effect mapping as it can be port flashed

    VAGs started getting these around 2002 on... seen a few now... mainly TT's but have had an S3 or LCR (can't remember which) in with this too...

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    I can confirm that an 2000 AUM A3 doesn't have this, as I removed an ECU from one last week.
     
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    later ones seem to have this. pia
    grinder slot and heat to loosen the loctite also used on the shear bolts required

    PIA to do
     

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