Jaguar Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi Richard ... this web site won't let me reply for some reason
let me try this again- I was trying to attach a picture the 1st time through.... if this works, I would like to email a pic of the codes I took from the module... here's the note I was trying to send:
Hi Richard... please find attached a pic ... the curious thing is that on one of the stickers it has a date of "2004" on it... I've only had the car for 1 1/2 years - so perhaps the original was replaced with this unit - I am wondering if that is the case, what the original ECU code actually was- I have a copy of the "New Jaguar EPC" and according to it, the code is supposed to be- LJA1410GA up to Vin # XXXXX as opposed to the one I currently have which has a "B" instead of an "A" ....
this site will NOT let me attach a picture - I think it is very important that you see it as there is 2 stickers on the unit... my direct email is - XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX ... if you can supply me your email, I will send picture!
yes... the digits are 010 ... I phoned the local Jag dealer and talked to the parts department- apparently there has been a number of releases on this particlar ECU.... they indicated that as long as the 010 is the same, then LJA1410 with the following last 2 digits - GA, GB, CA, GC (and there are others) will be compatibile with my car... is this correct?
thanks... very helpful .... one more clarification - from what I have been able to determine, any of the ECM units I run across so far only have the 1 bar code "sticker" on it which only has the 9 digit main code on it, and doesn't have the code suffix ..... other than using a "reader", is there any way to tell what the programming suffix is if the unit only has that one "bar code" sticker on it (my unit happened to have a "2nd" sticker on it with the main code AND the 3 digit suffix) - which you would have seen initially if this site had let me include a picture!
one more clarification - besides the GA, GB, GC codes, would the "CA" code be compatible as well (as long as 010 was the suffix code)
Hi Richard... unfortunately the information you gave me was incorrect - the CA module that I bought did NOT work.... the local Jag dealer tried unsuccessfully for 4 hours to get it to communicate with the car and it just did not... after further investigation, they found a technical bulletin from 1997 that indicated that the 2nd last letter must also match ... in other words, the only other ones that fit the “GB” code would be GA and GC, and so on with the other code structures (and of course the programming code must also match)... since I can’t find any other ECU with those designations, I am planning to send the unit to GOecm.com so they can repair the unit... hopefully