2017 C3 Picasso engine control module

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2017 C3 Picasso engine control module

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Hi
I am looking for someone who could code a new engine control module to a 2017 C3 Picasso diesel. I believe it needs online access with Diagbox.

I own a small garage in Suffolk and a customer has shorted his ECM to the battery positive and now the vehicle does not start.

I hope this is an appropriate question as I have not used these forums before.
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Whether this is classed as an operation that requires online access to do with Diagbox I can't say, as some operations (like key coding) do not.

If this operation does need online access, then this is probably something a member here may not be willing to risk as the vast majority of VCIs owned by members are clone units which may be detected as such and deactivated if connected to PSA servers.

Access to PSA servers required paid access and the latest version of Diagbox for any sort of telecoding / configuration procedure, so members may not be willing to reinstall the official Diagbox software onto their laptops as it will overwrite their current versions, which may prevent them from using it again later on their own vehicles.

Whether you could pay a dealer diagnostic time to code the ECU and undertake any configuration is hit and miss as they often won't do this on an ECU that has not been bought new from PSA, to avoid any risks or comeback later on if the unit is faulty or causes other issues, for which they would not want the liability.

We have a list of members willing to offer help, but I think you would need to explain your intentions when you contact them and the risks involved to their setups.

Have a look at our list of members who have offered Lexia / Peugeot Planet / Diagbox Diagnostics help if you haven't already seen it - link below:

At the end of the list is a link to a Google Map, showing the geographic locations of members and details. Just use the Private Message or Email links on the member's profile to contact anyone suitable.

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Re: 2017 C3 Picasso engine control module

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Thanks for the clear advice

I am happy to purchase a new one but sometimes dealers are still unwilling to help.
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Yes, that's because of liability so they often won't for electronic parts / ECUs.
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Re: 2017 C3 Picasso engine control module

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I wouldn't imagine this will need online telecoding but one thing you will need is the 4 digit immobiliser pin code as this will need to be written onto the new ECU. There is not normally a lot of configuration needed on engine ECU's, just basic things like type of gearbox fitted, ESP or not, A/C or not, stop/start or not etc. It could normally be done 'by eye'.
Depending on ECU fitted you may also need to program things like the injector coding, EGR positioning. Can you talk to the original ECU at all?
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As he has a 2017 vehicle he'll need a later version of Diagbox and the issue is that manual configuration may be locked out.
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Re: 2017 C3 Picasso engine control module

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Yes I believe that is the case.

Wasn’t sure if there are any specialist with in east anglia??