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I removed my ECU today, and I broke one of the pieces that slides in and out. I was able to put the ECU back and put the broken piece of the slider back in to hold it but it doesn’t seem like a very permanent fix. Does anybody know if I can replace it without the entire wiring harness?
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Not sure I completely understand, did you brake the slider on the connector? Post a pick?
 

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I broke the slider (can’t take a pic it won’t look like much). The piece that you pry out on both sides to get the connectors off, I broke one of them
 

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The ones I linked to at Mouser both pull out completely. You could buy a replacement connector and just pull the slide out to replace the one in your car.


Connector:
52 pin connector: $8.77 (1393450-5)
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity-AMP/1393450-5?qs=/ha2pyFadugQHljWEMOX9awSY3ES84UZvZbF5AG1CiU=

28 pin connector: $5.39 (1393436-4)
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity/1393436-4?qs=/ha2pyFaduiQLG7dLy8luCKiEHmQMeW9cAPTEb18bk8=

It looks like the large one is out of stock at Mouser, but search Google for the part number and you may find another electronics supplier with stock (DigiKey).

All that I needed to do was use a small screwdriver to release the catch along the slide path.
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The ones I linked to at Mouser both pull out completely. You could buy a replacement connector and just pull the slide out to replace the one in your car.


Connector:
52 pin connector: $8.77 (1393450-5)
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity-AMP/1393450-5?qs=/ha2pyFadugQHljWEMOX9awSY3ES84UZvZbF5AG1CiU=

28 pin connector: $5.39 (1393436-4)
https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity/1393436-4?qs=/ha2pyFaduiQLG7dLy8luCKiEHmQMeW9cAPTEb18bk8=

It looks like the large one is out of stock at Mouser, but search Google for the part number and you may find another electronics supplier with stock (Invalid Request).

All that I needed to do was use a small screwdriver to release the catch along the slide path.
Amazing!! Thanks so much will order one right now
 

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Amazing!! Thanks so much will order one right now
My Elise was at the dealership last summer for a handful of minor issues. They apparently reflashed the ECU and probably broke one or both connector slides. They used two nylon zip ties around the ECU body to hold the connectors in place. Nice and tight, trimmed the excess. They don't actually look like zip ties when taking a casual glance in the engine compartment. No need to order, wait, and hope you receive the correct part. You can get zip ties at any auto parts or hardware store.
 
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