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Old 09-27-2020, 01:30 PM   #85
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One other silly question:

The "lever lock" on the connector: does unlatching it mean lifting from the bottom and swinging upwards?

I ask because, if that is correct, mine is decidedly reluctant to move, and I'm reluctant to more force into it without being absolutely sure.

Ideally, if someone is willing/able to post a photo of the lever in the open position, that would be very much appreciated!
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One other silly question:

The "lever lock" on the connector: does unlatching it mean lifting from the bottom and swinging upwards?

I ask because, if that is correct, mine is decidedly reluctant to move, and I'm reluctant to more force into it without being absolutely sure.

Ideally, if someone is willing/able to post a photo of the lever in the open position, that would be very much appreciated!
I believe there is a push tab on the lever itself you need to push on while pulling said lever.

It says “press” on it right below the Bosch logo.

Edit: also you may need to remove a white zip tie holding the assembly together

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That's fab, thank you!
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I got my VSC ECU swapped on my 2015 UK car this afternoon, and the difference is pretty awesome.

But just to add some confusion, my car is an early 2015 (manufacture date February 2015, IIRC) which I figured *should* make it a 2014/2015 model year, and I'd need to do the repin. But on closer inspection, I did not.

Thanks to all those who put in the legwork on this mod, it's definitely worth doing, in my opinion!!
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Old 10-11-2020, 09:58 PM   #89
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I didnt see, how do you activate track mode with 2013 buttons/dash?
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You activate track mode just like VSC sport, just pressing slightly longer (1s?). And it won't display track but vsc sport on dash obviously.
You can also activate now hill assist, but it won't have it's indicator on older dash.
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Track mode wasn't enough to save my ass on wet pavement with cold tires

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Thanks for this, wish I had seen it months ago when it was first posted! This excites me, as I love to tinker and have never been happy with the stock VSC on my Ď13. Iíve never been able to tell a difference between normal and sport, but they both have always responded way too early and abruptly for me. However, Iíve had the once a year upset on the street usually due to water or debris where it has probably helped me. Due to this, I donít want to be full off on the street, especially on spirited drives with cliffs past the edge of the road. The only other car Iíve owned with VSC is a Fiesta ST, and even during AX if itís reacting, itís doing it so smoothly I canít tell.

For track and a couple of drift days Iíve done, 3 second off has worked perfectly fine for me. The only thing I donít like is the lights still flashing on the dash when it thinks it should be helping me. Iím curious if this will still be the case with the newer module? Iíve used the pedal dance a few sessions, but the only thing I noticed was unstable braking. Iím sure different skill level, brake setup, alignment setup could change that.

It looks like thereís plenty of these modules on eBay, but quite a range in price. Looks like currently the cheapest is around $250. I think I may have found one elsewhere for around $125. What have you guys been paying for them?
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BRZ/86 doesn't matter. I swapped a 2019 86 module in my 2013 BRZ.

Manual vs Auto is trickier. We're not sure if it actually makes a difference -and most of us suspect it doesn't- but everyone that has done the swap so far has played it safe. Most eBay listings will tell you the specs of the donor vehicle. If you feel like being the guinea pig to swap an auto module into a manual, we could learn if it matters or not. If you have a 13-14 that needs a repin I can send you a manual 2015 module so you can swap that in case the auto module doesn't work. This way you wouldn't have to undo the repin while waiting for another module and your car isn't out of commission.
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No wires present, just a rubber plug in the hole.

I got mine from 417motoring too. They're good, they sent it to me twice cause Fedex is useless and sent it back to them.
Ballpark what this unit will cost plsr thx in advance

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So to be clear on my slow senior senile mind��, I will only need to find an abs module the black brain box from a 2017-2019 (86) or brz manual to work on my late production year 2015 manual FRS. I don’t need the Aluminum portion? Or does the aluminum block portion come with the module usually from a salvage yard plsr. Thx in Advance Steve
You need just the black part, no aluminium portion...
But salvages usually sell them together.
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You need just the black part, no aluminium portion...
But salvages usually sell them together.
Gotcha my friend. Thx so much and best regards.
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Welp. So I tugged too hard () and managed to pull the wire off with the connector still in the harness. Lesson learned..

https://imgur.com/W7V7kvB

Anyone know what crimp kit I should get to get a pin back onto this thing so I can insert it back onto the harness?
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