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Old 05-11-2005, 07:10 PM
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Don't asked how it happened, but it did. The car started for a second then died. I put a chip in correctly and now I get a solid cel and the car wont start. I once did this before with a blank chip and everything was normal after. Did I fry my ECU or is this something fixable. I really need help because this is my daily driver.
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Old 05-11-2005, 07:50 PM
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shouldnt have hurt anything, try just disconnecting the battery for a minute, put the chip back in and see what happens, i cant see that hurting anything....
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Old 05-11-2005, 07:55 PM
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agreed, disconnect your battery and try again.
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Old 05-11-2005, 08:12 PM
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i disconncted the battery for about a minute, and tryed it. Same thing.

I always thought you had to leave it disconnected for a while(15minutes) for it to fully reset. I am letting it sit for a while now, and will try again in a few.

I know it was running hella rich, so that describes it not started after the first try. I still get a solid CEL though, as well as my battery light is lit up.
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Old 05-11-2005, 08:15 PM
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whats the code?
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Old 05-11-2005, 08:28 PM
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solid CEL
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Old 05-11-2005, 11:47 PM
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any other suggestions? I need to know asap before I order another ECU.
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:14 AM
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Found out the problem were in the chips. One of the chips "prongs" got destroyed when I took it out, and the other one was a blank chip(didn't set the offset right). Guess there is no need for a new ECU(thank god). This gave me a nice scare, but I am glad this is over. Thanks guys for your help. Now on to ordering some more chips.......
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Old 05-12-2005, 01:43 AM
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yea i've destroyed those prongs before trying to get them out of some of the tighter fitting sockets.
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Old 05-12-2005, 05:17 AM
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Just put it in lightly when you are swapping chips, then really press it in all the way when you are done. Also use a screwdriver to take them out. Put it under and lightly twist to bring the chip out as evenly as possible. Makes things easier.

Or get a ZIF socket if you are worried about it.
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