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Removing 96 Altima ECU

I'm trying to remove the ECU on my 96 Altima. There are philips screws that are very difficult to reach. I am able to reach it with a stubby but I can't get a good enough angle on them. Is there a better tool to use?

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Remove whatever is the way like the whole dash unit ,or try a socket 1/4 drive with screwdriver type head

Posted on Nov 19, 2013

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    Travis W Nov 19, 2013

    Thanks. I resolved my issue. I went and got some of those alan wrench type screw drivers with a phillips head. The socket wouldnt fit too close to the floor board. This thing is seriously one of the dumbest designs I've seen. They want it that way though.

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