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Old 05-07-2013, 10:33 PM
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Does the exact same footwell module need coding?

My reverse lights went out and I found the broken ground wire in the trunk. After fixing that my reverse lights wont go on so I took it down to the dealer and they told me the Footwell Module needs to be replaced for $925. I don't want to pay nearly a grand to the dealer so I ask if I take out the old one and replace it with the exact same serial number ie 6135 6961133 -02 will I still need to get it coded? I have read many posts and there seems to be a bit of confusion out there. Does anyone know yes or no for certain?

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Old 05-08-2013, 08:51 AM
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Yes, you will still need to get the FRM coded to your vehicle (vin, etc). If there is a coder in your area, they should be pretty knowledgeable as far as doing that properly.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:50 AM
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Thanks. The only one I know of currently is the dealer who want $250 for the coding then $250 for labor and of course $400 for the part. I am wondering what rate anyone else has found from either other dealers or independent mechanics?
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:43 AM
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Thanks. The only one I know of currently is the dealer who want $250 for the coding then $250 for labor and of course $400 for the part. I am wondering what rate anyone else has found from either other dealers or independent mechanics?
I had a headlight "bulb out" issue. The Footwell Module cut off power to the circuit due to a short circuit in the wiring. I replaced my headlights, but the lights would still not turn on. I took it to my Indy who plugged in his Autologic. Ten screen taps and 20 seconds later, the lights worked.

Total price...........$0.00, so I bought him lunch and a six pack.

The Footwell Module can be reset. Don't let a dealer tell you otherwise. $250.00 for 20 seconds of work is rape. $400.00 for a part you don't need is torture.

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Old 11-17-2014, 10:36 AM
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Cheap repair to module

Thanks OZ I appreciate your reply,

I found a guy from Atlanta that send me a cable and remotely reset my footwell module and registered a new battery all for $150. The dealership was asking nearly $1300 for the same repair.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:45 PM
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Who in Atlanta was this?
I need some remote coding done as well.
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PM me if you don't want to mention his name here...
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:35 AM
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Coding

I had to do some digging as it was a year ago I did it but this is the guy I used. It worked great and he did a bunch of stuff for me all for a set cost. His site will list all that can be done and costs.

http://www.bmcoding.com/


Hope it helps.

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