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You can draw power from the fuse box by using a blade which looks something like this: This adapter fits on the blade of an existing fuse. The left side is the part that the fuse fits into. The right side of this is used as a blade for the connection. The only thing you need to remember is this adapter needs to go on the POWER side of the fuse, so you are ...


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A used ECU would have to be programmed to your vehicle, depending on make and model it can be as simple as using a diagnostic tool to program it or a lot of times it can involve swapping the contents of the internal memory from the old ECU to the new one which isn't a job for the average garage. If it is just a case of programming with a diagnostic tool ...


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£700 would be quite a lot for a used ECU for one of those if it is just for the actual hardware (a plain used unit that hasn't been refurbished or anything should run around £50-100, adding in another £100-150 if it has been refurbed). If the invoice is including labour etc to fit and re-program the unit to the car then that would seem to be a lot more ...


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A Toyota Avensis sedan from 2002 is OBD compatible. Cheap bluetooth OBD dongles from amazon do work. It's most easily tested with the various mobile phone apps, they tend to be more user friendly than PC apps


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Is the ECU the exact same model year as the car? ECU's can be very picky about which model year they will work with. Often times the software is changed every model year, even sometimes mid-model year.


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Let's summarize the symptoms When cold, engine struggles to reach 2,000 RPM, exhaust shakes When hot, engine stuggles to go past 2,900 RPM Snap-open throttle causes engine to die Engine struggles with high loads Issues started after the engine began misfiring at cruising speeds between 3,600 - 4,000 RPM Loud rattling noise from the generator in the range ...


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Possible problems: Bad catalytic converter. They tend to plug up and block the exhaust. This would explain why the engine will not rev. Test it by removing the bolts that hold it in place and run the engine. The difference will be noticed immediately. Bad ignition distributor. The inner winding could have shorted. Remove the cap and rotor and inspect for ...


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Going purely on the fact that it's a Toyota and that part looks very similar to one in the glove box of my Prius, yes, it's the damper. And I can confirm that the damper includes a spring, a couple of small wheels, and string. The only downside to not replacing it is that opening the glove box becomes a fairly rough experience. I finally bought one when I ...


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To get power from under the dash safely, you first need to identify what each wire does - Most workshop manuals will have a wiring diagram in the back that will have a colour code listed for each wire. For aftermarket accessories like that, the best feed to use is usually the one powering the cigar lighter socket. This is usually ignition-switched, so it ...


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