This volkswagen passat came into our workshop in need of a new ecu due to water damage. The ecu was water damaged due to a blocked drain plug in the scuttle panel (under the wiper arms).
Used Engine Ecu programming
On behalf of the customer we sourced a used ECU to keep the costs down. Used ECUS are often thought of a pretty useless without programming or coding. Luckily for us we have the ability to clone ECU’s either by transferring the data across, soldering the original Eprom / flash chips or programming online using volkswagen Odis online.
Volkswagen ECU Cloning
Once the used ECU was cloned in this case we simply refitted to the vehicle after unblocking the drain plugs and the vehicle was ready to be driven away.
Used ECU costs vs volkswagen dealer
In this particular case the ECU was only £120 sourced from whip street motors in ipswich (breakers) and for to clone the ecu data was £180. All in all a completely dead vehicle turned around in to a running vehicle for a very reasonable amount of money considering our local volkswagen main dealer quoted £850 without programming or Diagnostics for a new unit.
Volkswagen ECU programming, coding and oem diagnostic specialists
Gel Automotive Electrical LTD are diagnostic, coding and programming specialists based on Saxmundham, Suffolk. We are fully equipped with main dealer Diagnostics for many manufacturers and also have access to online services. As independent Diagnostic specialists we are able to provide services at our Suffolk based workshop (in between Ipswich and lowestoft) as well as a mobile service throughout Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk where possible. All mobile appointments are to be pre booked.