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Heres a Tutorial Posted by Slobeatz on the Other Site, For removing the ECU and Immobilizer for Hondata....

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Removing the Immobilizer:

1. Removing steering colum covers: There are 3 screws below the column that should be removed. Next you must release the top portion of the cover from the bottom portion. I found that if you press with both hands on the top of the cover, where the arrow is, it will give you enough space to insert a flat-head screwdriver to push in the connecting snaps. If you'll notice there are little bumps on the bottom cover. Plus the screwdriver in between those bumps to push back the snaps enough to pop the top off.



Next you must remove the two wire adapters and the 2 screws holding the immobilizer in place. I had to use a short phillips-head screwdriver that had a wide head to remove the screws.





Removing the ECU:

First you must remove the center foot-panels. Below is a pic of the Drivers side panel, there is a screw at the top and a screw/pop connector at the bottom. The passenger side only has the screw/pop connecter.



After removing the screws, the panel just pops out



Next I removed the AC vent for more room. Both sides have these vents and with a little wiggling they'll come out.



To get to the ECU, you must first pull back the carpeting on both sides of the center console.

To remove the ECU, you'll need to use a ratched w/a 10mm socket. There is one bolt on each side of the ECU. On the passenger side, it's easier to remove all the wires before trying to remove the bolt.

Driver side:


Passenger side:



Remove the ECU by pulling it out on the passenger side


and viola! no more ECU

 

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Sticky! :thumbsup:
 

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Also, someone on a-zine has a DIY thread that was interesting to read. I removed my ecu and immobilizer so PM me if you guys have any questions
 

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Just a tip getting to the third screw behind the immobilizer is really difficult. It took me an hour and I just ended up stripping the screw. Its attached to a little plastic tab holding it onto the immobilizer. I got a small hack saw and it took me all of 1 minute to cut the little plastic tab off.
I'm not recommending it but, damn it was easy.
 

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3rd screw? there are only 2 screws holding it.
I was about to say the same thing. I hope the guy didn't cut that off for nothing! :bill:
 

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I was about to say the same thing. I hope the guy didn't cut that off for nothing! :bill:
he was talking about the rear one which is by itself. The front has 2 screws. One of them is for the immobilizer and the other screw appears to hold up the key hole housing or something.
 

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IDK I have a 2004 and there was 2 screws in the front and when I went to take the immobilizer off it was stuck so I looked what was holding it in and it was a screw in the back?
 

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I was about to say the same thing. I hope the guy didn't cut that off for nothing! :bill:
IDK I have a 2004 and there was 2 screws in the front and when I went to take the immobilizer off it was stuck so I looked what was holding it in and it was a screw in the back? I think I took an extra screw off in front. which is why I said 3.
 

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IDK I have a 2004 and there was 2 screws in the front and when I went to take the immobilizer off it was stuck so I looked what was holding it in and it was a screw in the back? I think I took an extra screw off in front. which is why I said 3.
Thats interesting. I have a 06 and there are 2 screws in the front and 1 in the back. I only had to unscrew 1 out of the 2 screws in the front and the back screw.
 

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Exactly. Note the hole from the 1st screw he removed here (immediately left (9 o'clock) of the green plug, about 2 o'clock from the screw still in there. And during this pic he is removing the 2nd (back) screw.

You can see that the screw next to the hole is NOT in the same colour of plastic - its because its not part of the immobilizer!

 
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