I HAVE A 2002 TOYOTA ECHO AND 2 SHOPS (1 TRUSTED) HAVE SAID I NEED A NEW PCM/ECU/BRAIN. SO MY QUESTIONS ARE:1) CAN I PUT A USED ONE IN?2) DOES TOYOTA HAVE TO PROGRAM IT?3) CAN I SEND IT SOMEWHERE TO BE FIXIED AND REINSTALL MYSELF?
Country: United StatesMake: ToyotaModel: ECHOYear: 2002
2 DIFFERENT SHOPS HAVE STATED THAT ITS THE ECM/PCM/BRAIN
hi,the ECM is located underneath the passenger side of the dash. just remove the lower trim piece underneath the dash to access it:While you can send yours out to be repaired, which is the least expensive method, your car will be down for 1-2 weeks waiting for it to come back.the best option is to buy a remanufactured unit that is from a company that will programm it with your VIN code and mileage so that no further progarmming is needed and it is a plug and play unit.you can get one for $295 from here:http://www.autocomputersystems.com/ECU/ECM/PCM/Repair/73817/Here is location of ECM
Automotive Repair Shop Manager, Technician