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Used Honda Civic ECU

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About ECU

What is the ECU/what does it do?

The term ECU (Electronic Control Unit) is a universal name given to a variety of electronic control systems found in a car. Collectively they make up the car's computer or brain which controls and regulates key components of the vehicle.

Getting into the details of the ECU

ECU’s are located within the dashboard or engine bay. It is often possible to ‘read’ or interrogate your car's various ECU’s using a laptop computer with relevant software and cable or a dedicated reader via a connection port which is usually located in the dashboard. This method is used by mechanics for diagnosis of certain vehicle faults.

An ECU controls or governs aspects of a car's systems including, but not limited to, the engine, ABS, suspension, automatic gearbox and power steering.

What if something goes wrong with the ECU?

Like any electronic component an ECU can fail for a number of reasons including short circuits, dry solder joints, water damage or age. Diagnosis is generally much easier with the correct reader which can be used to obtain error codes from ECU.

Honda Civic trivia

  • The 2016 Honda Civic was awarded the Kelley Blue Book ‘Best Buy of the Year’.
  • Not many people realise that the Civic was the first car ever made by Honda. Long before there was an Accord or an Integra, there was a Honda Civic, released in 1972 in Japan.
  • Honda released three different styles of the eight-generation Civic, depending on the country. Europe got one style, the US got another, and Asia/Russian got their own style too. The European one was the fan favourite, though.
  • A Honda Civic is in the Guinness Book of World Records after driving 8,387 miles through all 24 countries in the EU in 2015. Officially, the world record is titled ‘Lowest fuel consumption – all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars)’. The Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC had to be unmodified, and the two drivers had to drive 600km every day!
  • The 2018 model Honda Civic was the first of its make to get a complete five-star safety rating.