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FAQ


More on our EVC Throttle Controllers

EVC Throttle Controllers were known previously as iDRIVE's. 

The EVC Throttle Controller is a throttle enhancement device that connects in minutes, yet gives endless enjoyment.

Your late model car, or ute uses a fly-by-wire accelerator pedal system that is designed to take into consideration all manner of inputs before the computer responds by opening the throttle. This causes unexpected delays, and is annoying, if not at times, dangerous.

The ECU must consider Torque management, Engine pinging, atmospheric conditions, and many more parameters. Built ‘for the masses” they don’t take into consideration YOU the driver. That’s right, you have now been relegated to just one of many inputs. Take back the control with an EVC Throttle Controller. Give yourself the freedom to adjust the driving characteristics of your RV, Car or Ute now!

Cure the associated delay with an EVC Throttle Controller. You’ll be glad you did.

The Throttle Controller remains completely adjustable and rather than negating the need for a tune it actually enhances them.

CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGES OF ALL PEDAL PLUGS.

 

Some Common Questions

Can’t find the EVC Throttle Controller I require?

Use the search on the home page to enter your Make / Model and Year. If your vehicle is not listed you can contact us if you know your vehicle has a fly-by-wire and is post 2000. Unplug the pedal plug and Click here to see if you can match any of the plugs.

Still unsure? Call us on 0800 334727 or visit us at:- 3K Henry Rose Place, Albany. Auckland 0632   

Does the EVC Throttle Controller void my warranty?

Great question, we’re glad you’re thinking of the longevity of your vehicle.
The EVC Throttle Controller does not automatically void your warranty, and we actually have many dealerships that sell our EVC Throttle Controller as an optional extra.

The EVC Throttle Controller will only ever impact your warranty if it is deemed to have caused the issue that you are seeking warranty on. Which, in that case, we would cover any costs involved under our own comprehensive liability insurance.

Should I remove the EVC Throttle Controller when I get it serviced?

No. To be honest, many dealers in New Zealand and Australia sell, install or recommend our Throttle Controllers. There are a few who mistake it for a ‘Boost Controller’ It’s nothing of the sort. If you have any questions, we are happy to speak with your dealer/service centre..

Is the EVC Throttle Controller safer than a remap or tune?

It is, yes! The EVC Throttle Controller does not infringe on Factory ECU mappings, so is very unlikely to cause any issue. Remapping whilst effective, relies heavily on the providers skill set. There have been issues too, with remapping voiding engine warranties even when they may or may not have caused an engine related issue.

Do I need a cert if I fit an EVC Throttle Controller?

No. LVVTA advise that only modifications like a chip, or a tune require a certification to be legal on New Zealand roads. If you have one of our Throttle Controllers and a WOF officer advises you need a cert, please contact us, we will help. The EVC Throttle Controller is acknowledged at LVVTA & MTA as not requiring a modification cert.

Does it just work on Automatics?

The EVC Throttle Controller is equally at home on Automatics and Manual transmissions. There are settings on each unit that can change the programming to suit the transmission type in the car.

Can I keep using my EVC Throttle Controller when I update to a new car?

Mostly, yes – Most vehicle manufacturers tend to use only one or two pedal assemblies. Chances are, if you are upgrading to the newer model, the EVC Throttle Controller will simply swap over, and you can return your old car to factory performance in minutes. Contact us if you have any questions about changing vehicles.

How long does it take to install?

Installation is simple, and most owners can manage it in a few minutes. If you can change a headlight bulb, you can install the EVC Throttle Controller. Still not comfortable? We can install it for you usually at no charge (at our Albany showroom), or we can put you in touch with one of our nationwide distributors.

 

Just installed and see nothing on the display?

This is a simple fix. Please check the plug and make sure you line up the coloured wires to be the same on both sides.

 

 

I’ve fitted the EVC controller and I now have a check engine light on.

If the vehicle is driving fine and the EVC is doing what it should, it’s possible a fault code has been set on installation – Usually because the key was turned on or in the case of keyless entry, the car was ‘alive’ when the pedal connector was unplugged. Have any codes read, and erased. If the issue persists, please contact us.