GL420 Brabus Upgrade

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  1. AndrewOl

    AndrewOl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi, just bought a 2006 GL. Requested the service history which shows Brabus MBQ16473800 performance kit being installed in 2010 by MB. Is there any way that I can confirm this upgrade is actually installed or is it purely an ecu code upgrade? Would anything show up on a odb2 scanner or would it need to be on the MB computer?

    Cheers

    And
     
  2. Doodle

    Doodle Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It's a additional piggyback ECU, looks like this:

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    Frequently mounted up in the engine bay somewhere.
     
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    AndrewOl

    AndrewOl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks, I will have a look for it.

    Andy
     
  4. SPX

    SPX MB Club Veteran

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    Generally to the right of the engine bay, near the windscreen, under a plastic box.
     
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    BIG_G_1979 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yep mines fitted on a bracket which attaches to the ecu which can be found under the pollen filter
     
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    widemonkeys New Member

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    I have a cls and mine is under where you replace the cabin filter.
     
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    And very good they are too, although a bespoke remap is even better! :cool:

    Marco.
     

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