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hello,

ok i got a 1999 vw passat v6 2.8 30v and i am going to put a tip chip in it but i cant find it. I took out my glove box and i dont see it? i was told it was on the passenger side under the carpeting in the front, but cant see it ? any one got pics of a transmission ecu ? i see a silver box but dont want to unplug it couse it might be my air bags? or does anyone know where it is? :crazy:


im also going to chip the eng ecu and im going with the GIAC chip from AWE Tuning.. i hope i get what i pay for... i hope it works... thanks again B5 club people

I also disconnected my battery in my car took of both wires I hope that’s what I was supposed to do cause my engine ecu is out and ready to ship :nervous:
 

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Yeah its a silver box under the the passenger carpeting. you have to take off the kick panel and then pull up the siding along with the carpet. you'll then see a box there. that would be the tip ecu :wink:

well thats how it is for my 00 1.8 :wink:
 

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HELLO ? anyone?

man every time i post i get like one or two replys? mabe i should ask about rims AGAIN that always get alot of the same replys... lol


help
Actually, you should ask about what engine oil to use...lol! Though some replies say "use the search", there are still those willing to chime in again.
 

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Maybe you should change your Subject Line to something more specific than HELLLLLLLPPPPPP. That way people browsing the forum can easily see what you need help with.

I don't want to steer you away from Club B5, but I did see these pictures on VW Vortex about a week ago. i just can't remember what Forum I was in. But someone on VW Vortex definitely has pictures posted of the Engine and the Tranny ECU Chips. Maybe check there...


Jimmy :)
 

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OK, calm down, take a deep breath and read again.
AK-Passat said:
i see a silver box but dont want to unplug it couse it might be my air bags?
PanaSSat24 said:
Yeah its a silver box under the the passenger carpeting. you have to take off the kick panel and then pull up the siding along with the carpet. you'll then see a box there. that would be the tip ecu :wink:
 

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still cant find it, and i did have my subject other then helllllllllppppp jimmy, it was called Wheres my trans ECU then i changed it to TRANS ECU then HELLLLPPPPP :lol: but anyways im sending my engin ECU out today with out the tip ill do that tip thing latter :( any one have a pic of it ? please? and i did use search no luck
 

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If you read your own post you will realize that you already found it. You clearly stated that you found a silver box under the carpeting, several members have already told you that THAT IS THE TRANSMISSION ECU. If you read, you will learn, posting the exact same question 12 times after already getting answers from several people is not going to solve anything.
 

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No i did not find it, the silver box was not under the carpet (and if you read my post you will see that i did not say it was under the carpet) i said (i was told it was on the passenger side under the carpeting in the front, but cant see it?) then i went on to say (i see a silver box but dont want to unplug it couse it might be my air bags?) and it was not found under the carpet.. the silver box was behind the glove box and what looks to me to be attached to the air bag system so this is why im asking for pics and more better conformation on the silver box :D but thanks vwpassatglx155 for your responce..
 

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slimebucket said:
:bow: :bow: :bow: GIAC Tip Chip :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

You will absolutly LOVE the tip chip, you will never regret getting it!

Rich :wink:
cool thanks for that responce. i take it that you got a giac chip? how many more hp did you get and can you really notice it ?
i sent it out today to be chipped but have to wait on the trans ecu as you can see :mad: but oh well ... you think that without my trans chip i will still notice a change? and if and when i do chip the trans ecu will it help the eng ecu ? thnaks again
 

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On my '02 it literally was the "floor" right in front of the passenger seat. It is very difficult to get to by wedging your arm under the carpet but that is really where it is. I have no idea if it is different for your model year though. Sorry, but I don't have any pics to share :(

EDIT: Here is the TCU removal instructions directly off of the giac site. Hope this helps......
http://www.giacusa.com/faq.php#q1
 

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hirschaj said:
On my '02 it literally was the "floor" right in front of the passenger seat. It is very difficult to get to by wedging your arm under the carpet but that is really where it is. I have no idea if it is different for your model year though. Sorry, but I don't have any pics to share :(

EDIT: Here is the TCU removal instructions directly off of the giac site. Hope this helps......
http://www.giacusa.com/faq.php#q1
thanks im going to go look now :bow: please let it be on the floor under the carpet... not a good place to put such a thing thou... thats if it is on the floor under the carpet :crazy: thanks
 

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First off, your post was very confusing to begin with, so it is kind of hard for us to offer any help. Second, a tiptronic chip doesn't change anything in relation to the engine. Your car will not be faster, it will have no more HP. The only thing a tiptronic chip does is make your car SHIFT faster.
 

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VWPassatGLX155 said:
First off, your post was very confusing to begin with, so it is kind of hard for us to offer any help. Second, a tiptronic chip doesn't change anything in relation to the engine. Your car will not be faster, it will have no more HP. The only thing a tiptronic chip does is make your car SHIFT faster.
my post confused you? :crazy:

read it slow
 

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i see a silver box but dont want to unplug it couse it might be my air bags? or does anyone know where it is?
Yeah its a silver box under the the passenger carpeting. you have to take off the kick panel and then pull up the siding along with the carpet. you'll then see a box there. that would be the tip ecu
You stated in your original post that you found a silver box (offering no indication of where) as several of us have posted that it is a silver box... I assumed you had found it. Hence why it is confusing.
 
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