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Old 11-21-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Tips For Removing ECU

I just got my BAMA chip and wanted to know if anyone has any tips for removing the ECU. In taking off the kick panel it looks about as Japanese tight as I've ever seen on a Ford…Thx!
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:02 PM   #2
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Remove the battery ground cable.
Remove the passenger kick panel. You will probably need to remove the lower door strip to get the kick panel out. The kick panel is held on by a screw towards the back and a 'mushroom' fastener towards the front. Remove the EEC-IV retaining screw to the lower right of the computer. Remove the EEC connector using a 10mm wrench. Clear any wires/relays out of the way and slide the computer out.
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Is the retaining screw the green 1/4 or so that's holding the white plastic brace on? Thanks for the reply, this is one of the few things I haven't done on a fox body in my life (fuel pump, rear end and tranny the others) so this helps.
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Is the retaining screw the green 1/4 or so that's holding the white plastic brace on? Thanks for the reply, this is one of the few things I haven't done on a fox body in my life (fuel pump, rear end and tranny the others) so this helps.
Yes remove the screw holding the white plastic brace.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:52 AM   #5
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AlmostStock has pointed you in the right direction! Follow those steps and you shouldn't have an issue at all removing the computer. I removed the computer in my 2004 Mach 1 a bunch of times and it's definitely tight, but not all that difficult!

Let us know if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future. You can also reach out the Bama team with any questions and they can help you out as well! Our Bama Performance tuning specialists are here in the building Monday-Friday from 9AM-5:30PM EST and Saturday 9AM-5:30PM EST. You can hit them up directly at 888.226.9764 and they'll get you squared away!

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91LX50 you have a PM.
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Interior pieces in a fox and SN95 are some of the easiest damn pieces I've ever removed. Even the dash falls right out if you know where everything is located.

Kick panel comes right out in 5 minutes and and the ECU is self explanatory. Just make sure you disconnect the battery and let it sit for a half our or so before you go messing with it.
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Good info here, I can't wait to order up a tuner
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Thanks for the input. I was able to wedge the computer out (it was a tight squeeze to slide it out) but the chip install wasn't as easy as described. My computer lid did not have the opening to allow for the chip to stick out, so I had to trim it myself with tin snips - my computer was an A9M. Then, I had a resistor on the main board that was right under the chip, and when I flexed it down to give the chip enough room one of the colder posts cracked so I had to bust out the soldering gun. Once I got passed that the rest was a snap putting it back in, but I still don't have a smooth running car. Now in search for a good tuning shop to bring it to, but that will be in the Spring as my little toy is now under a cover in a garage for the Winter.

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