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Old 10-07-2012, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by MeanM50 View Post
I'd rather do it at the battery. ECU's have plastic that gets brittle and if you don't pull it out straight, it can lead to cold solder joints. After working at an BMW auto wrecker a few years ago, I learned that unnecessarily fiddling with the ECU CAN lead to issues. Just my $.02.

I choose not to touch my e-box unless absolutely required.
I've done this so many times. Its the easiest thing to do...in fact it was designed that way. As you lift the metal clip, the black bus/connector just comes off. No force is needed. I really don't see how you could have damaged anything important.

I leave my ecu box closed by unscrewed nowadays so i don't even need a screwdriver to remove the box and unplug the ecu. Takes me all of 3 minutes to reset the car's computer.
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