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Programming a second-hand ECU

Hello again!

I've got a little problem I'm hoping you can help with.

The ECU on my Renault Megane RT 1.6 suffered a coronary last week. I've opted for a second-hand ECU , but have been told that it needs to be programmed by renault (a security feature) or it won't work.

What I'd like to know is:

1) I've got a quote for a compatible ECU for just under 200. Is this a fair price?
2) Is it true that only Renault dealers can re-programme the ECU to work with my car? If so, how much could this cost? Are there alternatives?

Bottom line is, I don't have the 400+ I've been quoted to receive specialist attention.

Thanks so much for your patience, but any advice would be gratefully received!

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It will depend on what type of immobiliser your car has.

Have you got a rectangular key with the immobiliser built into the remote central locking feature,or do you have an oval key with the immobiliser in the form of a chip in the key?
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Oval Key...

Hi there Lagdti

Thanks for your reply!

I've got the oval key, with the chip in the key.

Any advice would be great!


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