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Hey Chris I finally have time and perhaps more need to deal with the PCM Module in our 2006 Dodge Dakota V8. I wondering how hard it is to change out the PCM module. Is it something that I can do if I order the correct PCM or am I better off spending the funds to have a service garage replace it.If i can perform the work I will also need you to repost the PDF that you posted earlier.Bruce
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Dodge Mechanic: -Brad-, Dodge Dealership Tech replied 4 months ago

Good morning and welcome to JustAnswer!!! My name is ***** ***** I have worked at a Dodge dealership for 19 years and I will do my best to help...

Swapping the PCM is easy but the problem lies programming it.. If you have security you can't swap PCM's with a used one, you will need to get a new one as the VIN number is ***** into the PCM and if you install a used one the security will see the different VIN and lock you out...

We(Dealership) charge 1 hour to program computers which is around 100.00.. If you swap it yourself then you will need to get it towed to the dealership to be programmed....

Talk soon,

Brad

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
BradI had researched the purchase of a new PCM and understood the need to have the VIN number programmed into the replacement PCM. I understand the physical exchange appears to be a simply removal and unplugging of the old PCM and then the re-plugging and remounting of the new unit. I can do this for about $ 400 to $ 500 and with my electronic / computer skills understand potential problems with performing the installation of electronic components. My understanding is a dealership or repair shop will charge several thousand dollars for the same work. What is it that they will do that I can not perform.Bruce
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