Reflash ecu service
Reflash ecu refers to the concept of locksmiths utilizing tools designed to re-program the automotive engine control modules (ECMs) This process is also known as reflashing. Its important to understand that this is NOT an ECU repair or buying a new ECU – This is ONLY for programming your own existed ECU.
While it can strike you as a rather complex task in the beginning, it actually breaks down into pretty straightforward terms.
To begin with, you’re going to want to understand the problem that creates the need for Reflash ecu in the first place.
The Basics Of Reflashing
Towards the end of the 1990s, a number of car manufacturers built cars that worked with first-gen transponder technology. In particular, cars from companies like Toyota/Lexus and Honda/Acura built a number of vehicles that offered this feature. Unfortunately, no one thought to establish a failsafe that could give car owners a way to get into their vehicles, if they happened to lose all of their keys.
In most cases, particularly these days, replacing a key simply comes down to connecting diagnostic tools with OBD2 ports. However, with these late-90s models that used the first-gen transponder technology, it’s not so easy.
There are essentially two options for a car owner with one of these vehicles.
Your first choice, which is unfortunately the choice that many people make, is to go to the dealership.
The ECU or immobilizer is simply replaced, and new keys are added to the blank slate. This works, but it’s also extremely expensive. You can expect to pay at least 750.00 if you choose this route. Many people wind up paying MUCH more, and the costs can wind up being in the neighborhood of fifteen hundred dollars.
Our Reflash ECU service represents the alternative. Cobra Locksmiths offers this service in 2 ways:
* We can come to your location and pull the ECU along with the year, make, model, and VIN. Then, we will be able to flash and program the ECU and cut new keys at a HUGE savings comparing to your dealership.
* We are also able to accept your ECU by mail, complete the work, and quickly send it back to you.
No matter which option you choose, we can do it all for you.
Reflash ECU mail in service – The Process
Send us the computer
remove the ecu (vehicle immobilizer
computer) from your car and send it to us.
We will cut and program a new key to it
We will cut a new key for your car by the vin number (vehicle
identical number) and program the key to the ecu you sent.
We will send it back to you
We ship the entire package back to you.
Start your car
reassemble the ecu and than start the car with the new keys.