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ECU Removal

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by floyd 1.8 turbo, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. floyd 1.8 turbo
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    floyd 1.8 turbo Mirror, Signal, Outmanoeuvre

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    Can someone tell me the location of the ECU? i'm guessing it'll be around the scuttle area, any tips to save me a bit of time searching about will be great
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    Drivers side under the wiper panel in a black plastic box
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    floyd 1.8 turbo Mirror, Signal, Outmanoeuvre

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    Thought so! Cheers for that, won't cause any problems being unplugged will it????
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    nope, all it will do is reset it back to factory values, it will then re learn settings and driving style next time you run it.
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    Not unless you have the car running or ignition on at the time of unplugging it....no.
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    floyd 1.8 turbo Mirror, Signal, Outmanoeuvre

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    Ok thanks, does the battery need to be disconnected for removal?
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    doesn't have to be, but is recommended...
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    floyd 1.8 turbo Mirror, Signal, Outmanoeuvre

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    Cool, the battery is flat anyway so i'll take it off to charge it then put it back on when ECU is reconnected
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