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    ECM swap

    I’ve got an 01 B5.5 1.8t engine code AWM

    Wondering if the ECM unit can be swapped without any programming needed.

    Thanks.

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    If you have immo3 you will need the PIN from both ECM's. I'm not sure about programming but there is probably some settings for transmission type etc, that might need to be updated in case they are wrong.

    Immobilizer III ECU Swapping - Ross-Tech Wiki

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    I guess it’s time to see if I can get Ross tech thing I ordered to work. 😩

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    How can I get the pin for my car? I was able to setup VCDS and can communicate with the car using my laptop but I have no idea what I’m doing.

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    Trying to by a performance flashed ECU perhaps? Ian at Reflect Tuning may be able to help you if you need immo removed. Home - Reflect Tuning - Performance Software Great guy and good ECU tunes, btw. I had one of his tunes for my AEB some years ago.
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    I don't know the procedure for getting the PIN with VCDS. Maybe search their site or ask on the forums there. The Xtool VAG401 will easily pull the PIN from your current ECM so I know it's possible, just not sure how to do it with VCDS.

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    I’m gonna buy the vag401. And give it a try.

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    The user interface is pretty limited and there is no documentation but I've had good luck with mine. You can use Ross-Tech website to understand what you need to do and then do it all with the VAG401.

    BTW, getting the PIN from the ECM in the car is easy, getting it from a donor ECM is harder but can still be done. The problem is the immo will disable the car and then you can't talk to the ECM anymore. There is just a small time window to get access to it after the car starts before the immo turns it off. Good luck!

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