Mechanics

COMPUTER LOCATION

2002 Kia Spectra

Computer problem
2002 Kia Spectra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 131000 miles

I need to replace the computer, the main 1, the ECU. Where is it located? Other than disconnecting the battery, is there any special protocol that needs to be followed?
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Freshcross180
April 26, 2009.



Engine Control Module....Behind lower center of dash, mounted to floor. See Fig. 2 .


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/266999_ecm_2.jpg



Removal & Installation
Disconnect negative battery cable. On all models, disconnect all ECM harness connectors. Locate ECM in vehicle.. Remove bolts/nuts holding ECM brackets and remove ECM from vehicle. To install, reverse removal procedure.

Dave H
Apr 28, 2009.