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    Astra 2003 Holden

    Hey guys,
    I have an Astra 2003 manual.
    Everything had been working perfect till I dropped the key remote and then it wouldn't start. The guy told me you need a mobilizer chip for that. He put a chip in but all it does it starts, drives for like 10 min and then stops.
    If I turn the key to on, it would show me an engine blinking light. If it keeps blinking that means it won't start , so you got to give it a couple of minutes, till you turn the key and the engine light is still and it starts again.
    I checked the same guy again, and he after taking a scan told me that the ECU needs to be replaced.
    I don't know how much people have luck with second hand ECUs or do I even genuinely need one, he said that can't be fixed but I don't trust him anymore.
    Can you guys advise me what's the best way to go about it and any professional guys who work with this stuff, ECUs and mapping and all that

    Actually it was perfect before, I lost the transponder chip and then after that guy reprogrammed a new opal chip into the cars immobiliser, only then did I start facing the ECU problem

    I live in Campbell, Canberra

    Any help will be appreciated , thanks

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    These things have a long list of common problems, ECU dying is one of them. Not a cheap fix but you might be able to get one cheaper out of England.
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    Congratulations. You own one of the most spectacularly craptacular cars made in recent times. Everything electrical will fail in an eyewateringly expensive fashion at some time.

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    Ecu is fucked. Needs a new one and programming. North of 2k
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    I was trying to be nice because youre new.... but BigJon is basically correct.

    I had one of these things from new, sold it in 2010 for $4k... and Im glad I got out when I could. (apparently the transmission blew up a week later) In fairness it was a great car to drive when new, but it wasnt new for long.

    As far as electrical problems go, they arent that bad in an Astra that it might just spontaneously catch fire, which is unfortunate as otherwise that would be the best outcome you could hope for.
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    OPCOM for programming, does things TECH2 cannot do such as programming second hand modules.

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    Slap a second hand ECU in for a few hundred.

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    Injectronics will sell you a virgin exchange ECU to program to the car.



    EDIT: for fuck's sake, just realised this was a thread dig. Carry on, gentlecunts.
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