Land Rover Repair/TCU


QUESTION: i have a 05 RR HSE and the TCU is bad can i get it from another RR 05 of the  model the same to replace

ANSWER: No the control units are coded to the vehicle

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QUESTION: Can a used tcu be coded to my vehicle from anther vehicle and if so what is needed to do such

ANSWER: In my experience you can't move control units from one vehicle to another.  I have heard of some Russian technicians who learned how to erase the coding and they can put the module back to "new" so it can be coded but I don't know where to refer you for that service.  The unit probably won't transfer right out of the car

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QUESTION: Thank you so much for your help....what is needed to get a new one , if so can you order it and ship it to me I would greatly appreciate your help on this....or if you can quote me the price and direct me to whom i can purchase it from ....Thank You

The coding process has to be done with the vehicle and the test system together.  Your next step is to find a qualified diagnostic and repair person - the dealer should certainly have the ability and tools and there may be independent shops who can handle this where you are too.  I'm sorry bit it's not a mail-order thing.  

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