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Ecu metal cage?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Eddie S3, Feb 9, 2013.

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    How do i remove the ecu so i can finish wiring my climate control.

    I've removed two 10mm bolts that hold it down but it looks like there 4 more but struggling to get in at them

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    top two, I have used slitting disc in my grinder, and made a slot in them into which a large screwdriver can be used to undo them. Some heat applied with heatgun to them also to soften the loctite they also use on them, and unscrew the snap bolts out.
    the other lower ones I did'nt need to undo, as with the top ones undone, the top part of the plate came off and you could "flex" the security plate out of the way to with draw the ecu.
    PIA to do..

    good luck
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    Was hoping something like that wouldn't be the answer, I've got a dremmel so ill try that on it tomorrow
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    your welcome
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    Been at it this morning inbetween snow showers! Ended up drilling it out and it came off no problem.
    Just got to finish wiring into the bottom harness and fuse
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