What are the steps needed to replace the CPU in a 2004 GTC Chrysler Convertible?

Asked by Oct 05, 2016 at 11:48 AM about the 2004 Chrysler Sebring GTC Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Not finding a mechanic willing to do it and wondering if this is something one can do on their own.  Any help is greatly appreciated!  Thanks for your time!

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The problem is that the ECM has to be flashed to match the vehicles Vin and that can only be done at a dealer.

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257,485

Why are you replacing it, maybe the other mechanics think it's something else?

Vehicle was diagnosed with a 601 error code. Was able to get a quote of $989 where shop would obtain the computer from a dealer. If I were to bring in my own replacement, found here http://store.allcomputerresources.com/20chsepcmecm4.html , they will charge $200 to install. The website requires the VIN # and mileage so that they can flash it to a specific vehicle. Not sure if it will be the same flash as if straight from the dealer but from some online reviews I read on the BBB were not that great. Sounds like attempting to save the 600 bucks might be a bad long term decision. hmmmmmm decisions decisions Thanks again for your inputs! I am not sure how difficult it is to actually remove the old unit after disconnecting the battery. I searched youtube but could not find my exact vehicle make/model/year.

101,935

Something I learned from a another shop, they bought another computer from a place like that, installed it and the security system shut the whole car down, they had to tow it to a dealer and have it reflashed to bring it out of the shut down.

Thanks for the input!

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