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Can someone help me so I can go to work?

I'm finally getting my chip in (trying) and I unplugged the batteries, pulled the 10mm bolt, located and disc. the computer, removed 3 bolts from e brake bracket and slid that aside...

Now I'm stuck. The computer has about 2 inches of play because of another frame type support that, upon quick glance, would not be an easy task to remove.

All the instructions I read say, "Just pull the computer out" well.... I can't even get it out enough to be able to clean the protective coating over the terminals.

Sorry for such a newb question but this is driving me crazy.

I was hoping someone with an OBS and has installed theirs can chime in. Thanks so much.

edit - I could just plug the computer in and go to work like normal but that's not an option. I've been looking forward to driving to work with this bonus. hahha

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I haven't done this yet but have read you can get more access by partially remove fender splash and maybe gain some insight from this angle

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You have to loosen the inner fender and pull it down to get the PCM to come out, 3 or 4 small screws around the fender lip and one bolt with a big fender washer behind the tire.

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You have to loosen the inner fender and pull it down to get the PCM to come out, 3 or 4 small screws around the fender lip and one bolt with a big fender washer behind the tire.
I'm still not understanding. I took the plastic panel pieces off, carpet pulled back, I'm down to the actual body work. I wish I had a camera to take a picture of. There's a massive piece of 'structure' about 1/4 inch aluminum and the bolts are a 5/8. There's a lot of them since the one aluminum piece extends to the middle seat.

I took off the Ebrake release handle as well. Disconnected some wire harness's that were "in the way" but it still didn't help.

It gets jammed up in the structural frame pieces. It's like pulling a square through a circle.

Ive google'd it and all. Everyone says the same thing you're saying but I'm not seeing anything of the such you guys are seeing.
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I think what they're trying to say is, once you've got all the fasteners loosened/removed, you pull it out through the engine side, not from the cab. That's where the "bend the inner fender" part comes in.
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I think what they're trying to say is, once you've got all the fasteners loosened/removed, you pull it out through the engine side, not from the cab. That's where the "bend the inner fender" part comes in.
Boy do I ever feel like an idiot. I never imagined I would need to get out of the cab to remove the computer. I would've fought at that for days.

Thanks so much everyone.

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