Hardware inside and outside of the ECU
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There're several options.
First, ME7.8.8 enclosure with 81-pin connector:
It's compact, cheap and can be waterproof sealed. Here's an example of OEM sealant:
Another option is Bosch M7.9.7 enclosure with 121-pin connector:
All these are low-price new enclosures obtained from Taobao.
Also, an old Bosch Motronic enclosure can be used with the same 121-pin connector:
Finally, one can also use a different type of 81-pin connector (also cheap):
It has a simple rectangular shape and is perfect for DIY 3d-printed enclosure!
The intent is to re-use the modules, yes.
The main board is already PnP-compatible with some 121-/81-pin ECUs, but it can be also used with an additional adapter board for other PnP connectors. That's because the main board uses convenient 0.1" header-compatible holes, so the adapter boards can be easily soldered or even press-fitted directly to the main board (in place of the harness connector):
Some PnP adapter boards are already in development.