What are the steps needed to replace the CPU in a 2004 GTC Chrysler Convertible?
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!
The problem is that the ECM has to be flashed to match the vehicles Vin and that can only be done at a dealer.
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.
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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