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Anyone know if the ECu for an 02 1.8t manual is compatible with an 00 1.8t?

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Probably not...I was asking the same question about two months ago.

Most likely the only compatible ECU you'll find is another 02 1.8T manual.

Good luck...I just got the GIAC IBE chip (still under warranty) so that I can switch to stock mode for those dealer trips.

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Yes I know. And no it isn't. Compatible ECUs will have the same number on them. Of course with an 02, you will have to defeat the immobilizer and either start with the same tranny or change it with a VAG-COM.
 

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ECU compatibility is strictly part number dependent. The whole part ID has to match in order for the swap to go well. The last letter in the part ID can be variable though.

If you get an ECU from a Tiptronic car, it can be switched with VAG-COM. And vice versa.

-Harry
 
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