Ok, so I installed the TMS chip this weekend. Which BTW totally kicks a$$! From 3000K to 6000K she screams..Gave my GF a heart attack, lol..but anyway when i was bending those metal tabs back in place on the ECU cover, all of them snapped except for one. I tightened the torx bolts good and tight and it seems to be secure. Is there any danger here of the ecu getting damaged?
Anyone with an OBD I setup should know what im talking about. To install the chip into the ecu I had to bend back these metal tabs on the ECU cover, then undo the 4 torx bolts to get at the inside of the ECU. These metal tabs were weak as hell and when I when to crimp them back down with pliers they snapped like twigs. I assume I will be okay with just the torx bolts but was wondering if this happened to anyone else?
Yea, the installation is a snap. A little tip: Once you turn the ECU over and bend back the tabs, flip the ECU back over and undo the 4 torx bolts on the side of the ECU label. The directions I had didn't specify this and I undone the torx bolts on the worng side at first..
Breaking the tabs is completely normal. particularly if you open the ECU to check if there is a sticker on the chip, and then again to install the performance chip. Absolutely no damage results to the ECU.
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