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    • AliciaThompson
    • By AliciaThompson 4th Jan 18, 10:02 AM
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    Need new ECU for 2011 Polo
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:02 AM
    Need new ECU for 2011 Polo 4th Jan 18 at 10:02 AM
    Desperately in need of help.
    I have a 2011 polo, absolutely no problems until a couple of months ago faults where coming up on my dash, car lost all power and went into limp mode. All the sensors that came up in the diagnostics pointed to needing a new cam belt, this is something I went ahead and had changed. My mechanic said he checked all sensors and couldnt see a problem, it was previously thought it might have 'jumped' but it had not. After new cam belt all of the faults still remained so mechanic removed the codes and car ran fine, he said if there was any problems to bring the car back.
    For about 2months the car had absolutely no problems, last month all of the snow hit the midlands during the snow I could not fault the car. About a week after got in my car started straight away no problem, then as driving it lost all power, lights started flashing on my dash, and once again car was in limp mode.
    NOW the mechanic (same as before) says that there is water in my ECU he had it out and dried it, but ultimately need a new ECU.

    SORRY for all the detail, just really need help. Phoning around and no one can help. Trying not to go to the main dealers as they're charging a lot.
    I'm from the west midlands, can anyone please recommend or offer advice.
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    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 4th Jan 18, 10:34 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:34 AM
    Erm.... Get a new ECU?

    I would also make sure the source of the leak is repaired so you don't end up with the new one damaged.

    My wife had the ECU replaced on her old Fiat Punto, garage sourced a second hand one and coded it to the car. Was 300ish rather than 1500 for a brand spanker.

    You could also consider getting yours refurbished: http://www.ecutesting.com/catalogue/volkswagen_eculist.html?category=4046&model=455
    Last edited by wgl2014; 04-01-2018 at 10:36 AM. Reason: Link added
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 4th Jan 18, 10:42 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:42 AM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:42 AM
    I've used this company in the past

    http://www.the-ecu-doctor.co.uk

    They repair yours or send a reconditioned one if it's not repairable

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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 4th Jan 18, 4:17 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:17 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 4:17 PM
    +1 for the ECU Doctor.
    • AliciaThompson
    • By AliciaThompson 12th Jan 18, 12:37 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 12:37 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 12:37 PM
    UPDATE.

    Sent the ECU off to a place in derby which specialises in repairing ECUs. After having it for a week they have sent the part back, being unable to fix it as the part is the newer version they don't have the codes etc. to be able to fix it.

    Seeming like the only option left it to get ripped off and go to a VW garage.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 12th Jan 18, 12:42 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 12:42 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 12:42 PM
    Have you contacted either of the companies linked to by previous posters? Although I'd be a bit wary about ecutesting as a quick scan of their website found no evidence of an address.
    • tedted
    • By tedted 12th Jan 18, 12:45 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 12:45 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 12:45 PM
    ECU Testing LTD.
    Delves Road
    Heanor Gate
    Derbyshire
    DE75 7SJ
    United Kingdom
    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 12th Jan 18, 12:57 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 12:57 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 12:57 PM
    Would a scrap yard have one?.I do not know if it is linked to a particular car ie cannot be swopped to another without being re-coded.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 12th Jan 18, 1:21 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 1:21 PM
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    • 12th Jan 18, 1:21 PM
    Would a scrap yard have one?.I do not know if it is linked to a particular car ie cannot be swopped to another without being re-coded.
    Originally posted by Ganga
    Second hand VAG ECU can be re-coded, but it's a right ballache even if you're an experienced VCDS user. I wouldn't want to do it again having done so once on a Superb.
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 12th Jan 18, 1:42 PM
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    Have you contacted either of the companies linked to by previous posters? Although I'd be a bit wary about ecutesting as a quick scan of their website found no evidence of an address.
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    I used ECU testing to repair a throttle body, no issues to report.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 12th Jan 18, 2:26 PM
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    ECU Testing LTD.
    Delves Road
    Heanor Gate
    Derbyshire
    DE75 7SJ
    United Kingdom
    Originally posted by tedted
    Thanks, so that may be the place that the OP tried.
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