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Modification Needed on ECU Casing For Use with DS-Map


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 858880 posted 12/18/09 12:28 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I originally wrote this up on the DS-Map forums to help any other fellow GVR4 owner out if they went this route for tuning, late last year. I figure this would benefit everyone more if it was readily available over here since most of us frequent here most of the time. This modification is for fitting the IDE cable from the Ostrich to the ECU without pinching/cutting up the harness in between the case cover and the board.

Your upper half of the ecu Casing will require modification for the Ostrich cable to fit properly, or you could simply try to clamp the case together...but I don't think that would be in the best interest unless you are trying to cut the cable in half for some reason. So What I did was cut a Slit into the upper half, so I could feed the cable through and to sit freely without worrying that I'm pinching/crushing the cable between the lower half(where the ecu board is mounted to). I used a Dremel with a cutting wheel on mine, took all of maybe 10 minutes to do.

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I'll snap a couple shots tomorrow of my ECU.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 858977 posted 12/18/09 12:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Why not just run the ribbon cable out the bottom by the connector harness? That's what I did, there's no risk of "pinching" the cable, and it's only like an inch shorter when all said and done. I think ran the cable upwards and mounted the Ostrich in the open area to the right of the glove box.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 859265 posted 12/19/09 07:47 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Personally wasn't comfortable or liked the idea of running the cable over the rest of the board under the case cover and wanted to run the USB cable up through the center console to right by the passenger seat for access. Didn't mean there was only one specific way to do it.



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