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i've got a silver 2000 TT quattro (1.8/180 HP/PS) with 100k miles near portland, or. it suddenly wouldn't start and the shop says it needs a new ecm/computer for ~$900, as well as some gaskets and some other minor things.

is there a cheaper way to source an ecm? if not, i'm considering selling it -- anyone interested, or have an idea what a fair price would be in this condition?
 

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Lots of ecm‘s for the TT on Ebay and other sources or ship yours out for repair all for less than 300.00 of course you need to replace it yourself ! It’s hard to sell a non running car. Glws
 

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Lots of ecm‘s for the TT on Ebay and other sources or ship yours out for repair all for less than 300.00 of course you need to replace it yourself ! It’s hard to sell a non running car. Glws
thank you! i do see them on ebay, but when i asked the shop, they said one from ebay would have to be reprogrammed for my VIN, i guess the settings can vary even within a year/trim? i would need fancy equipment/knowledge to reprogram, right? i'd be very happy to ship it for repair, can you recommend someplace? looking at youtube, it looks easy to pop it in/out, doesn't seem to hard to access it, am i understanding right?

check the eng control relay is working properly.
thanks -- how do i do that? you're saying i should ask if the shop checked this, because it's a common simpler problem that would make it look like the ecm was bad even if it wasn't?

Hey, you are talking about if not, i'm considering selling it -- anyone interested, or have an idea what a fair price would be in this condition? for tis you have to search on google .
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yes i've kbb'd it, but i think they/google would only know the value of working cars :) if i'm mistaken please educate me!

thanks very much for your help all! his was the most helpful of the 5 fora i found...
 

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Engine control relay - I found the arm solder joint was cracked. So I resoldered it. = thing has worked for the last 15 yrs. Previous owner had it at 3 garages. He was to scrap it. I gave him twice the scrap value. Took me several months to find the fault.
Take out the relay. connect to a battery - connect to a DMM. watch the DMM for continuety of the contacts when the coil is activated. If there is contact and then no contact could be a solder joint or the coil wire is broken - make / break. The relay has numbered connectors you need to know which ones to use.
I may have notes re' doing it.
 
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