S80 Ecu Removal Special Tool Workaround ***solved***


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So I found myself needing to remove my ECU to send it out for repairs. I dont want to spend another $40 on a use once tool. So, I was going to fashon a tool to remove it from scrap. Earlier I found a specification to make it from. But first i wanted to try some nylon body trim tools. I didn't have much luck, then i noticed this...

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There was a latch at the front of the ECU bay(box, whatever u wanna call it), near the main loom going in the front.

I looked around and found 3 more latches. I released them all with my fingers, no tools!

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It took some flexing and forcing to get the middle section of the ECU bay over the ECUs. It was no sweat really.

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Sides are off and the ECU and socket can be raised up and moved about a bit. BE CAREFUL the harness is tight and doesn't offer too much movement. Don't pull a wire out of the connector!

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Now all there is to do is press the latches and release the ECU, Remove. All without a tool. LOL!

YMMV.

Have fun with this one.

To quote Charlie Sheen, "WINNER!!"

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Yeah, that's pretty much what I did for my 99 V70R. Didn't think to take pics and post it. Might help others. I found it a little hard to reengage the sliders all the way to lock it back in to place when reseating the ECU (I think I used a small screwdriver to slide it back in), but it's definitely doable without the special tool once you take the sides off.

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