ECU panel catch

ECU panel catch

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jack350

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65 posts

94 months

Sunday 31st January
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Just got the dash back in after having been recovered ten years ago. The ECU in passenger foot well is attached to a panel with what looks like a modified gate hinge at the bottom. When raised up what sort of latch / mechanism holds it up in place.

KKson

3,144 posts

89 months

Sunday 31st January
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IF, the flap is in good condition, it should be rigid enough to clip just over the lip on the lower edge of the dash, however over years the bit of hardboard cracks, becomes soggy and generally deteriorates so it wont stay in position.

On my 350i I used a cable tie to hold it up. On my 390SE I drilled a small hole at the bottom of the dash panel and use a brass nut and bolt. On my SEAC I replaced the flap with a new piece of hardboard and recovered it and it does sit quite happily in position, with the end of the flap tucked up behind the lower dash lip.


colin mee

1,050 posts

84 months

Sunday 31st January
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Mine has a metal strip that you turn to lock it.and yes the hinge is a tee hinge..colin

jack350

Original Poster:

65 posts

94 months

Monday 1st February
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Thanks - thought it wouldn't be any thing too sophisticated. Slightly behind now though in progress, spent most of yesterday afternoon trying to get the glove box lid to fit and the latch to work. The new leatherwork and stitched restrict closure of the lid