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Old 09-12-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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ECU and FPR Install

Hey guys I just acquired nordic software and the larger FPR but need some help with the install, anyone have it written out/ could explain it? I think i need to pull the appropriate fuse and run the fuel system dry before putting in the FPR?

please help i tried searching here and on SC with no luck.

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FPR is rather simple, but depending on who or what assembled it last, the single screw can be a massive pain to get to. I recommend removing the intake pipe to give yourself some more room.

Definitely do pull fuse 32 and start the car to kill it. Do it twice. Even still youll spill some fuel.
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Also helps to disconnect the wiring plugs for the O2 sensors and crankshaft position sensor so that you don't break them. It's a very tight fit even if you have small hands.

For the ECU you'll have to remove the glovebox. You'll just have to find all the torx holding it in plus a few plastic push rivets. Very straight forward.



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Old 09-12-2009, 09:59 PM   #4
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I did the ECU with zero technical knowledge so you should be fine. Torx bolts are the majority of the screws, with one being a 10mm screw. When my injectors were pulled, we took out fuse 32 and I remember fuel still came out (pull fuse 32 and run the car till it dies).
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:51 AM   #5
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Like Chris said, depending how they assembled your car and how far the screw of the FPR is located from the easy screw driver access. It took me about an hour to screw it out with tiny pliers. I hated it.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:51 AM   #6
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If this is a viggen then there is no reason to take glovebox out, just pull carpet back and you are in. Takes a little wiggling, but it's cake.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:00 AM   #7
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thanks guys! one last question before i start, does the order matter, ie. swap out ecu first and then run it till it dies, or run it with the stock ecu? I'm guessing it doesn't matter, i'm just nervous...

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Don't swap the ECU beforehand, just pull the fuse to kill the car and then go about the FPR. Start the car since it will take a little longer to fire up and then turn it off. Swap the ECU then, go for adaptation runs, and have fun!
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No need in any ng900/og9-3 to pull the glove box. Pull the carpet back undo the one torx screw disconnect the wiring harness and pull straight down. It's a bit of a trick to get the ECU back into the clip, but it's doable. Just make sure you reattach the wire harness once the ECU is back in place, not before.

As far as the order goes, it won't really matter, if you used the Nordic software with the stock FPR, no harm is going to be done with the car idling!
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Start the car since it will take a little longer to fire up and then turn it off.
I recommend priming the system two or three times by turning the key to ON for a few seconds, then back off again. This will get some fuel back into the rail and make the first restart a lot less stressful on the car.
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Great thanks! it's all in. Testing in progress...
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Damn that is fun. My fuel economy is going to suffer.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:21 AM   #13
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Call me special but im having trouble locating the FPR with the intake pipe out, The 3.5 bar i bought from gs is the size of a golfball and the item that resembles it is the size of a tennis ball, is this the same thing, is it inside?
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look at the fuel rail. the FPR is on the end of the fuel rail, drivers' side. it is held in place by a small clamp that has one little torx screw.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:01 PM   #15
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Found it. haha
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