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I have changed my ECU as my original one got water in it…

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I have changed my ECU as my original one got water in it from a blocked airconditioner drain hose .I am in australia.do i need to have the second hand ECU re proggrammed or can I do it my self some how thank you very much

Mechanic's Assistant: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to go over that information regarding your car. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know?

No ,I am actually trying to help a friend out that has two young children. And the mechanics around proserpine won't help her or can't

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hi what year and model car do you have ??

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
12/2003 suzuki grand vitara 2.5 v6 manual

the ecu can be replace yes but the car will not start after as the keys will not to be reprogram for that to happen . so yes you do need a key reprogram after the ecu is replaced .

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The car is in proserpine at the owners house I am in townsville and will be going down there in a couple of days for a funeral.hopefully will be able to help her then
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Ok can i reprogram the key and if so how thanks

you will need a scan tool that can do key program 9most of them cause about $8000 and access to a key code decoder more money so I would tell you to pay someone to do that part . so no you will not be able to do that .

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do you have any more questions ??

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
OH,THANK YOU ,I WILL PUT IT ON A TRAILER AND BRING IT TO TOWNSVILLE FOR HER AND HAVE THE KEYS RE PROGRAMMED. YOU HAVE BEEN A GREAT HELP .THAT IS GOING TO SAVE ME A MAJOR HEADACHE

your welcome please rate the service before you go as this is the only way for me to get credit thanks.

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