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 Old 12-05-2018, 09:40 PM   #1
 
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Default Possibly an ECU?

I was looking at buying a Mazdaspeed 3. It's a 2008.5 and I noticed that it has something by the battery where the ECU is located next to the battery. Can it possibly be some kind of aftermarket ECU?
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Here is a closer picture. Seem to says "Kicker."
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Yes, that is an aftermarket ecu.

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LOL. thats good. its a fuse holder man, from the aftermarket stereo that was probably in there at some point
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Most of the time to alter ecu control on obd2 cars, it is something that just re-flash the oem ecu.
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Here is a closer picture. Seem to says "Kicker."
Just on the right of that Kicker thing you can see the ECU connectors, they're so big and clear that they almost shout at you "I am here! I am here!!".
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I feel a little stupid lol. Thought it was some kind of aftermarket ECU. I’ve seen some speed owners do some stupid shit before, what can I expect. Thanks for the info! I’ll be on these forums a lot more frequently if I get it. 150k miles and really cheap. so definitely will need a rebuild soon.
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do you have a subwoofer in your car? if not, see where the other end of that wire goes to... that looks like the power wire to the amplifier. if they took that stuff out of the car, you may want to see where that end leads to and possible remove it or take the fuse out or disconnect it... i would disconnect it to be on the safe side
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I still haven’t gotten my hands on the MS3, and there is probably no possible way of me going to see the car. Technically it’s a “blind” purchase as for I only see the pictures of the car. It’s really cheap so I have nothing to really nothing to lose. If the worst comes, I’ll be parting it out. Although I’ll keep you updated when if I get it.
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you still talk about ''such a great price'' i hope it is below 4k?.
Do you have a video of it running if you gonna buy it without inspection and seeing it in person, you need at least to see if the engine isn't knocking....
A blown doesn't worth much....
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Buying it for way below 4k. Don’t have a video of how it runs but it definitely runs. At this price, a blown engine are my expectations with this car.
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