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  • [Corsa D] 2010 corsa d 1.3 ecu knackered!

    new to this so .... I have a 2010 1.3 diesel ecoflex and the ecu is knackered. I have been told by the garage that they've rung round and mine is not one that can be fixed and i can't have a second hand one either. Apparently my only option is to buy new i presume from vauxhall at 990 plus vat. Just wondering if this is correct that this is my only option. well think my only option may be to scrap it

  • #2
    Welcome to the Forum.

    It is of course, quite possible that your ECU is beyond economical repair, but how this can be decided over the telephone is a bit questionable.
    There are several people who specialise in fixing ECUs, but normally test and report before carrying out any repairs.
    I would suggest that you 'Google' ECU Repairer's and see what comes up. I know of Taymar Electronics, but there are others who would be worth contacting before you shell out shed loads of money.

    Regards

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    • #3
      We have a 1.3 diesel ecoflex - serviced by Vauxhall annually (its a 11 reg. It was services 1500 miles ago and service light reset - after 1000 miles it came back on - a motorsport company reset it but found no errors - few days later t came on again and the dealer wants 80 quid. I should point out it has lifetime warranty and is at 45K miles not imressed tbh. Any insights to the problem ?

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      • #4
        I am not completely following what you say.
        In your first post, you say that the ECU is shot and that the garage have told you that you need a new one. You have been quoted 990.00 + vat.
        You also say that the main stealer wants 80.00 - Why would they want this amount if the ECU needs to be changed?

        There seems to be something very wrong here. If the car is driving OK and there are no fault codes (what you call errors), then I doubt if the ECU is as bad as you have been told.

        It is possible that the ECU needs a software update or other adjustment that requires what they call 'Tech 2 equipment to do this. Now this equipment is very specialised and very expensive, so is normally only available at main stealer's - Some Vauxhall Specialists also have Tech 2 (Vauxhall Specialists are NOT dealers as such, but are generally Vauxhall trained and they do have most of the special tools that a dealer would have - the main point about Specialists, is that they charge much less for their services than do the main stealer's (hence the 'stealer's' title) If you can locate a Vauxhall Specialist in your area, I would recommend that you ask their advice, as I get the impression that someone is attempting to separate you from your money.

        If push does come to shove, I would suggest that you contact someone such as Taymar Electronics and ask if it is possible to repair your ECU - I would expect the answer to be 'yes', but if that is not the case, and you definitely need a replacement, I would try Autovaux, they are a well known outfit, who sell genuine Vauxhall parts, but (generally) at a much lower price than the main stealer.

        I would NOT recommend that you attempt to fit a new ECU yourself - it is possible, BUT if you are not too savvy about these things, it is possible to 'do harm' to the new one.

        Do let us know the outcome of all this.

        Regards

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        • #5
          Originally posted by walksall View Post
          I am not completely following what you say.
          In your first post, you say that the ECU is shot and that the garage have told you that you need a new one. You have been quoted 990.00 + vat.
          You also say that the main stealer wants 80.00 - Why would they want this amount if the ECU needs to be changed?

          There seems to be something very wrong here. If the car is driving OK and there are no fault codes (what you call errors), then I doubt if the ECU is as bad as you have been told.

          It is possible that the ECU needs a software update or other adjustment that requires what they call 'Tech 2 equipment to do this. Now this equipment is very specialised and very expensive, so is normally only available at main stealer's - Some Vauxhall Specialists also have Tech 2 (Vauxhall Specialists are NOT dealers as such, but are generally Vauxhall trained and they do have most of the special tools that a dealer would have - the main point about Specialists, is that they charge much less for their services than do the main stealer's (hence the 'stealer's' title) If you can locate a Vauxhall Specialist in your area, I would recommend that you ask their advice, as I get the impression that someone is attempting to separate you from your money.

          If push does come to shove, I would suggest that you contact someone such as Taymar Electronics and ask if it is possible to repair your ECU - I would expect the answer to be 'yes', but if that is not the case, and you definitely need a replacement, I would try Autovaux, they are a well known outfit, who sell genuine Vauxhall parts, but (generally) at a much lower price than the main stealer.

          I would NOT recommend that you attempt to fit a new ECU yourself - it is possible, BUT if you are not too savvy about these things, it is possible to 'do harm' to the new one.

          Do let us know the outcome of all this.

          Regards
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