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100 - 200 - S4 - V8 / Re: URS4 ECU
« Last post by URS4 Avant on June 05, 2020, 10:45:36 pm »
My car is a 6spd manual, 1993 with no immo. Thank you for the links, you seem to have a good nose for the right parts! I will still get the ecu specialist to check my ECU first, then if that fails chase one of these guys for a replacement. Mine is weird, when i turn the key i can still hear all the item clicking under the bonnet (n75, icv etc) like it did before, checked in the weekend and the G40 sensor flashes a led when wired of the plug. Fuel pump comes on and injectors fire just has no spark. So maybe something minor.
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General Discussion / Re: Stolen and recovered vehicles - thoughts
« Last post by Gordo on June 05, 2020, 10:02:57 pm »
Hence my comment about moving the tumblers - or, more accurately, the pins.
Not all locks allow it, but in all cases I'm aware off, removing the barrels allows access to the pins and swapping these around (or fitting completely different ones) will change the required key profile to correctly position them to open the door and, as you need keys anyway... It's a simple and relatively cheap process, WHEN the barrels are removed - especially compared to completely replacing the full set of locks. It is exactly the same process when you have house door locks keyed alike so you only need a single key for multiple locks. OR when you loose, or have stolen, your house keys and need the locks 'changed'.

If you chaps, and chapesses, are realy paranoid, it isn't a silly idea to do, anyway, as most manufacturers have only a small selection of the possible variations that they use - most of you will know of instances when a key for one car has opened another*, even started it.

Heck, many years back I saw a chap locked out of his Mk2 Escort, went over to him and said something like "those door keys look a lot like my Chevette ignition key", put in the door lock and unlocked it. I CANNOT describe the expressions his face went through... It didn't help when I suggested next time he's locked out he looks for someone with a Chevette...
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General Discussion / Re: Stolen and recovered vehicles - thoughts
« Last post by Pushbutton_auto on June 05, 2020, 09:51:31 pm »
If you need replacement keys, I'd see about having the tumblers swapped around and electronic code changed, if possible, as you don't know where the original keys are and it isn't unknown for thieves to keep/pass around keys because if it's still to OEM spec', it makes it easy to steal the car.


THIS ...  >:D
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100 - 200 - S4 - V8 / Re: URS4 ECU
« Last post by user2154 on June 05, 2020, 06:47:08 pm »
Stock AAN ECU US$350 (these are from the USA so will be from a manual transmission vehicle).

Item 5 on the list.

https://forums.quattroworld.com/classifieds-parts/msgs/54261.phtml

I have a manual ECU in my auto and it works fine but it is chipped with PRJ chips. It is a later model IMMO ECU so you have to chip it to get around the IMMO function. Maybe a non IMMO manual ECU will work in a non IMMO auto vehicle with no chips? I do not know.

I don't know if the chips are auto or manual specific, my guess is any chipped ECU will work in an auto but YMMV. Do you have an auto or a manual transmission? It worked for me and it worked another, see post #7 in this thread.

https://www.s2forum.com/forum/technical/engine-and-turbo/86467-will-urs6-ecu-work-in-my-urs4-automatic


Another chipped manual ECU

https://forums.quattroworld.com/classifieds-parts/msgs/55833.phtml


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General Discussion / Re: Stolen and recovered vehicles - thoughts
« Last post by liv on June 05, 2020, 02:48:09 pm »
awesome!  really appreciate the guidance...  wll follow up with VW to see how much they would take me for, if they had to replace Barrels and code new keys.
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100 - 200 - S4 - V8 / Re: URS4 ECU
« Last post by portmanteau on June 05, 2020, 10:46:23 am »
I think you are about to hear a number of opinions about whether your guy should be going anywhere near other peoples' cars, and all of those opinions will be valid
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100 - 200 - S4 - V8 / Re: URS4 ECU
« Last post by URS4 Avant on June 05, 2020, 09:20:34 am »
Have had the original chip fitted back to the ecu via the socket. Car is still no start. Originally the guy did piggy back the new chip onto the old original chip, this is what he did to my Volvo. On the volvo he put a switch which allows to switch from the original chip to the new chip and that works. But did not on the Audi. So then socketed the ECU for the after market chip, still no go. Soldered legs back onto the original chip and plugged them in and no go. Am sending to ALT Tune CHCH and Cody is going to send it to their specialist for testing. Will see what happens.
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General Discussion / Re: Stolen and recovered vehicles - thoughts
« Last post by rambo_005 on June 05, 2020, 06:33:57 am »
You can have any old keys removed from the car's system, but that doesn't mean they can't still open the door using the barrel...
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General Discussion / Re: Stolen and recovered vehicles - thoughts
« Last post by Gordo on June 05, 2020, 04:01:19 am »
If you need replacement keys, I'd see about having the tumblers swapped around and electronic code changed, if possible, as you don't know where the original keys are and it isn't unknown for thieves to keep/pass around keys because if it's still to OEM spec', it makes it easy to steal the car.
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General Discussion / Re: Stolen and recovered vehicles - thoughts
« Last post by 80 Vert on June 04, 2020, 08:44:15 pm »
1 no checks need doing if still registered
2 no probs to insure, market value
3 can order key from VW via vin and have them program it
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