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Old 08-28-2011, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2007 530xi ECU

I am trying to install a Power chip into the ECU on my 530xi. I located a box where it looks like all of the electronics come into. This is on the passengers side of the engine compartment. The problem I now have is I cannot tell which piece is the ECU.

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Its usually the larger aluminium box, pull them out and it will have an identifier on it !
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Thanks Dabsy. I pulled the aluminum box out as much as possible at it did not have a Bosch sticker on it or Motronic.
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Unplug them all and pull them out mate... Won't hurt anything...
You will notice that they all have your last 7 digits of your chassis number on...
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