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Old 04-24-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Getting tuned = loose ECU?

Question for you guys who are tuned and have fumbled around under your rain tray (soundactor?).

I did the soundactor "mod" a few weeks ago and noticed my ECU was not bolted down or otherwise secured, I could literally pick it up and unplug it if I wanted to with no tools.
I took it in to the dealer same day and they clipped it into the black tray that I assume it usually resides in, but it's still not bolted down or anything.

Has anyone else found this?
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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There are two anti-tamper screws that have to replaced each time the ECU is removed. It sounds like your shop didn't replace them.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:42 PM   #3
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Whomever did your tune did a sloppy job.....
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
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There are two anti-tamper screws that have to replaced each time the ECU is removed. It sounds like your shop didn't replace them.

They do not have to be replaced. It's perfectly fine to throw them and the bracket away. The ECU is fine in just the black metal bracket.
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I've read at least one other account of a loose ECU, maybe I should attach a poll for numbers...
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:37 PM   #6
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I've read at least one other account of a loose ECU, maybe I should attach a poll for numbers...
Sigh, another reason to remove the ecu myself and ship it to directly to apr when I'm ready to go stage 1.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:03 PM   #7
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If its at least in the bracket, you would have no problem keeping it in there over the course of the lifetime of the vehicle. Since it locks into the structure, plus the wiring harness is SO DAMN stiff and locks into the plastic bracketry, you're NOT going to lose it by it falling out.

I promise. The bolts are just there for anti theft reasons.
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I promise. The bolts are just there for anti theft reasons.
And for dealers to know that you're tuned without plugging your car in.
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Plugging it in is less work
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Whomever did your tune did a sloppy job.....
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And for dealers to know that you're tuned without plugging your car in.
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