ECM failure - can I swap & do I need to reprogram?
I just had the CEL come on this morning. I had the codes checked, P1607 (ECM circuit failure) & P1259 (VTEC system malfunction). I'm guessing the P1259 comes from the ECM failing.
I've called around and a new ECM is about $825. I can get a used/salvage one for about $125. Shouldn't be too hard to swap. Just need to pull the center console. Do I need to reprogram it? I found one on eBay that should fit.
I know I need one for an AT, but I don't know if I can just pull one from an LX or EX and drop it in my SE.
Re: ECM failure - can I swap & do I need to reprogram?
Originally Posted by TheMuffinMan
With a 2000? You have a immobilizer if I'm not mistaken - which would require the ECU to be reprogrammed.
Yeah, it does have an immobilizer so it will need to be reprogrammed. I'm just not sure how picky I have to be when finding a replacement. Can I pull one from an LX? EX? Etc?
Mine's a 4cyl, 2.3 VTEC ULEV, AT, w/AC, no California emissions. But I'm not sure if I can just pull one from any 2.3 VTEC with an AT. I'm hoping that I can, just go in and have it reprogrammed, and drop it in myself.
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