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Hi all, after a lot of trouble with my immobilizer I was told to find a new ecu and clocks and replace them. I have found an ECU from the same year car (02) and same size engine (1.6). I checked the part number and all the numbers matched EXCEPT the last 2 letters. I was then told that the ECU would not work with my car. Has anyone got any experience with this? Would the ECU work?
 

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What is your best friend's phone number. Now call that number, expect change the last 2 digits when you call. Did you get in touch with your fiend? :D

If the part number is not a 100% match, it is a different part. Some part numbers will end with a single letter. In many cases of this, a letter further down the alphabet implies a newer version of that part number, but not always... sometimes a "F" version is an updated "B", other times a "F" version is for different applications than the "B" version.

When there are 2 letters at the end of the part number, you just can't mix and match them and hope for the best. When going with used parts, unless you have access to the OE part catalog database and can cross reference part numbers, get matching part numbers or you will have a bad time.

[Insert South Park Ski Instructor Meme Here]

Next fun bit... do you know what generation Immobilizer you have? Here is the Land of the "Free" (provided you ignore the NSA crap), most 2002 vehicles used Immobilizer 3. Is there a reason you would want to swap out the cluster as well?
 

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I see.. well nobody around where I am seems to have any idea how to help me. Im being told several different things and so far none have worked. This is pretty much my last option. I was told to change the clocks as the immobilizer mechanism is in some way interlinked with it? This was coming from VW themselves who wanted to replace my entire dash at a cost which I plain and simply can not afford. I had tried to have new keys coded to the car and they would not work. I came across another person who specialises in tdoing this and he was the one that told me I could get a new ecu and clocks and it would do the same as what what VW wanted to do. Its just been a very costly and time consuming experience and no one seems to want to help. I was just told to go and look for myself.
 
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