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Has anyone removed a plug from the ECU ??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by batty, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. batty
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    [Oct 9, 2003]
    I'm having a sneak preview of how to fit cruis control & I need to remove the plugs so I can add some extra wires.

    The problem is I can't remove these nuts, so I can remove the steel retaining cover which keeps the plug from coming loose.

    The nuts seem captive on the top & I can't get access to the screw head from underneath. It may even be that the underside nuts are spot welded to the steel frame.

    Can anyone help ???
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    [Oct 10, 2003]
    The steel retaining cover with the strange nuts, does not exist in 2001 S3-TT Models. I think these appeared on the 2002+ models...There should be some way around this problem. I will ask around & inform you if i find something important.

    Nikos.
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    [Oct 10, 2003]
    Ahhhhaaa Audi security bolts!! These are easily removed but your dealer and warranty won't be too happy!!!
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    [Oct 11, 2003]
    Pesky Audi Security bolts !!!

    There must be an easy way to remove the ECU. How to AMD, Stealth, etc. do it when retro-fitting cruise. Surely the warranty isn't invalidated by doing this.

    My car was registered in May '02 - chassis no. 8L221016985.

    Has anyone unplugged the ECU of an '02 S3 ??
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    [Oct 13, 2003]
    i read somewhere that they need to be drilled off.... but sorry cant remem where i read it
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    Yep, pretty sure they will have to be drilled out!

    Rich
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    [Oct 16, 2003]
    finally got round to drilling them out tonight.

    - it's all a bit nerve racking. Made sure all the metal swarf was carefully controlled & removed. Will worry about the possible warranty problems later.

    - haven't fitted the cruise yet, still waiting for more info for the extra loom for the engine bay.
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