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ACURA TSX ECU Help

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I have a 05 TSX. I'm trying to replace the ECU. Will this require re-programming? Or is it just plug and play? I understand that it has an immobilizer. If it does need programming, what is the cheapest possible way to get this done? I'm trying to fix the car to sell. Any help would be great.

on another note, would a bad ecu cause the car not to go in gear? (Car was flooded to floorboard). Thanks Fam.
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yeah, just sell the car broken.

you want to chase down the problems to a flooded car? tis gonna be expensive.
pull the whole interior out and look for water logged shit.
if the car starts, the ECU is working.

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yeah, just sell the car broken.

you want to chase down the problems to a flooded car? tis gonna be expensive.
pull the whole interior out and look for water logged shit.
if the car starts, the ECU is working.
thanks for a response. car was working fine prior to insurance company messing with it, even after the flood. (only thing was it didn't go into gear). If I can fix it cheaply then I will do it.
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well it could be the ECU, it could be lots of things.
gotta go in there,tear every thing out and find the problem by troubleshooting..

could be a disconnected sensor


If I read that correctly, the insurance fucked with it and now it wont go into gear...(so, you're gonna be asking the insurance what they did to it)

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pull the ECU and look at the wire harness, check for corrosion.

if anything is corroded, clean it up or replace.
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well it could be the ECU, it could be lots of things.
gotta go in there,tear every thing out and find the problem by troubleshooting..

could be a disconnected sensor


If I read that correctly, the insurance fucked with it and now it wont go into gear...(so, you're gonna be asking the insurance what they did to it)
All water was cleaned... trying to see what the options for programming the ecu.
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All water was cleaned... trying to see what the options for programming the ecu.
if the car starts....ecu and immobilizor are working correctly.

any check engine lights>?
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if the car starts....ecu and immobilizor are working correctly.

any check engine lights>?
car does not start now. I didn't know what the insurance company did to it. But all the warning lights from VSA, ABS, battery etc etc is on. When plugged into scan tool it pops up error linking to bad ecu. before going to the tow yard car was able to start but not able to get into gear. Thanks for all the responses.
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car does not start now. I didn't know what the insurance company did to it. But all the warning lights from VSA, ABS, battery etc etc is on. When plugged into scan tool it pops up error linking to bad ecu. before going to the tow yard car was able to start but not able to get into gear. Thanks for all the responses.

Thank you for providing this info. your Original Post was not very clear.

buy new or used ecu. have acura or honda reprogram the immobilizer.
there is no way around that, unless you want to buy an HDS(honda diagnostic system) for this instance. which would be expensive for a one time thing. you can try an older HDS system found on ebay...but again, spending hundreds of dollars for a HDS for a one time deal isnt ideal
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Originally Posted by justnspace View Post
Thank you for providing this info. your Original Post was not very clear.

buy new or used ecu. have acura or honda reprogram the immobilizer.
there is no way around that, unless you want to buy an HDS(honda diagnostic system) for this instance. which would be expensive for a one time thing. you can try an older HDS system found on ebay...but again, spending hundreds of dollars for a HDS for a one time deal isnt ideal
Would I require to take the car there or would I just provide a vin with the new/used ecu? for the HDS, I will look up info on this. Honda just quoted 165, but the service guy didn't know wtf he talking...
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