Need to Reflash your ECU for replacement keys?
Has the dealer given you sticker shock by their estimate to replace the immobilizer computer?
According to some vehicle manufacturers and car dealers, certain models require replacement of the Immobilizer Control Unit (ICU) or Engine Control Unit (ECU) in the case of a lost transponder key. Late 90s to early 2000s Toyota and Lexus models are the most commonly affected by this. The cost of replacing and programming these units are extremely high! We can Reflash your ECU to add keys.
We are Automotive Locksmith that specializes in immobilizer programming. We can reuse the existing vehicle computer (ECU) and/or engine immobilizer (ICU) to generate a working transponder key for the vehicle. Reusing the existing computer or immobilizer equals a huge savings, by thousands of dollars in some cases when comparing replacement by a dealer.
When losing the master transponder key on some vehicle (Lexus/Toyota) there is no interface of making a new key, but reflashing or replacing the ECU. Also if the ignition or the ECU is being replaced on a vehicle a reflash service would be necessary.
Reflashing the ECU actually involves electronically deletion of the read only program and download a new one updated map information instead. Typically, when an ECM is re-flashed, a new map is assembled that allows the engine to run better and faster, but can decrease its durability and reliability.
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