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Wont start theft device activated. 2000 Durango slt. Changed…

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Wont start theft device...

Wont start theft device activated

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

No

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2000 Durango slt

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Durango yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Changed ecm

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Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 3 months ago
Eric
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HI,

The ECM has to be programmed with your vehicle's vin number, otherwise it goes into theftlock mode. At this point, even swapping the ECMs out and reinstalling the old one will not resolve it as once the incorrect vin number was read, the theftlock will not "see" the correct vin when original ecm is reinstalled.

Unfortunately this is going to require a DRB3 dealer level scan tool to reprogram it at this point.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
well i just wasted your time and my money
Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 3 months ago

HI,

Sorry about that, but to tell you anything else would waste your time and be incorrect

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I did not know i had to pay for each response. What a rip off
Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 3 months ago

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