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Old 05-12-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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So today I started getting my gauges wired up and a few other simple things done in order to be prepared to install megasquirt soon.
As i got under the dash and looked for a hole in the firewall I noticed the ecu down there -

My car is 100% an 01 and everything I've read online says all nb2s have the ecu behind the passenger seat. I'm just wondering - anyone know if this is just an 01 thing or maybe some early models?

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ECU is in the drivers footwell next to the steering column above the clutch pedal, mounted vertically.
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ECU is in the drivers footwell next to the steering column above the clutch pedal, mounted vertically.
Have fun getting to it, lol.
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Yeah I already knew where it was in my car -
I was just curious about the years and when they moved it - No worries
MS install soon...
fail to follow...
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Have fun getting to it, lol.
It's not bad.

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I was just curious about the years and when they moved it - No worries
MS install soon...
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90-93 is under the passengers feet.
94-97 is behind the passenger seat.
99+ is under the dash on the drivers side.
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The OEM harness (and OEM ECU)can easely be rerouted to behind the glove box. No splicing. Lots of space for ECU and other related stuff like data logger, LC1, boost controller, adapterboard etc.
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It's not bad.


90-93 is under the passengers feet.
94-97 is behind the passenger seat.
99+ is under the dash on the drivers side.
You were born in the 90s, give it 5- years and you'll understand. One day you're on your back, under the dash of the driver side telling people "its not hard", the next day you're paying someone to run a camera up your *** to see if you're going to make it to 40 without a -----bag on your belt.
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It's not bad.


90-93 is under the passengers feet.
94-97 is behind the passenger seat.
99+ is under the dash on the drivers side.
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this is what led me to believe otherwise....
i guess they started putting them back there around 02...
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No, that is 94-97 location. 99+ is under the dash where you found yours.
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No, that is 94-97 location. 99+ is under the dash where you found yours.
thanks for clearing that up
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all nb's are under dash like crashncar said.
it is a pain in the butt to get to and work on, I'm in my 20's and will agree still
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Just for general information: The location of the ECU in a EUDM '99 - '00 is also under the passenger's foot rest.

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