The control modules that regulate nearly every aspect of your vehicle’s performance are a vital part of its overall health. They rely on intricate electronic mechanisms to operate properly. Occurrences, such as extreme weather, can render them inoperable and adversely affect your vehicle’s performance.
The Body Control Module (BCM) could be considered a central organizational module for your vehicle. It streamlines the manufacturing and troubleshooting aspects of electronic modules by housing the modules into one, central unit instead of each function having its own device. It also coordinates the operating functions of many non-engine related ancillary items as well as security features. If your BCM begins to malfunction, you will notice a negative effect on the operation of the various parts that the Body Control Module commands and it’s likely that you’ll experience one or more of the following symptoms:
When one of your vehicle’s control modules becomes damaged, it can significantly impact its performance and drivability. For many, the cost to completely repair a control module may not be in the budget. However, at ModuleExperts we have the tools and expertise to effectively repair nearly every type of control module, and program it to your exact vehicle, at a fraction of the cost of a complete replacement.
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Dealerships are known for providing their customers with top-notch services and using manufacturer-provided replacement parts that are typically readily available. Customers expect expedited service when they bring their vehicle to an automotive dealership. When it comes to servicing or replacing an Electronic Control Module (ECM) however, sometimes it’s just not possible for dealerships to provide these services or the turnaround their customers expect. The following are a few instances where ModuleExperts can help your customers.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) is one of your vehicle’s most important electronic parts. Its proper function is vital to the smooth performance of your vehicle. As the vehicle’s primary computer, this component is responsible for effectively using the information obtained from the sensors located throughout the vehicle to calculate various engine functions to obtain maximum efficiency, performance and power. Identifying the most common signs of a failing ECM can prevent damage to other electronic components as well as engine malfunctions.
Is your vehicle displaying signs that it might have a damaged Electronic Control Module (ECM)? Water damage? Corrosion due to age and weather? Battery power surge? Random misfires? Single or multiple DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes)? When an ECM repair is required, it takes just a few simple steps with ModuleExperts to get it repaired.
The control modules in your vehicle are the heart of many of its operations. When a repair is required, it makes sense to be particular in choosing who you work with. After all, the skills and knowledge required to effectively troubleshoot, diagnose and repair a complex electrical component such as an electronic control module (ECM) isn’t something that just anyone is capable of doing. So, how do you find experienced, high-quality technicians that you can trust to perform this critical service?
When your vehicle won’t operate because of a damaged Electronic Control Module (ECM), it can unexpectedly cause disruptions in your day. Finding a reliable and trusted repair service is the first step. It’s important to also understand the processes taken to get your control module repaired. As a result, we’re answering some of our customers most frequently asked questions to serve as a helpful resource.
It’s more than obvious that today’s modern cars are a great deal more sophisticated than those from just a few decades ago. Did you know they can rely on between 5 and 80 Electronic Control Modules (ECM) to keep them running smoothly and efficiently? When one or more of these critical components becomes damaged, it adversely affects your vehicle. Depending on the components involved, this might diminish your vehicles performance to the point of not running at all.
As time has progressed, vehicles have become more complex with the integration of mechanical components with electronics. Automobile manufacturers now use small, dedicated computers to control and monitor many vehicle functions. When an Engine Control Module (ECM) or Body Control Module (BCM) is damaged, most vehicles stop working or don’t perform optimally. The ECM is the engine’s brain; generally, the car engine won’t crank, turn over, or start when critical electronic connections stop functioning.
The complex world of automotive modules can lead to confusion when selecting a repair method in the event of a malfunction. There are many factors that need to be considered when choosing the best solution for your unique situation, and should be discussed with a skilled technician who has experience in repairing electronic control modules.
ModuleExperts understands that every repair situation is unique, which is why they offer several options when it comes to providing solutions for malfunctioning ECMs. Selecting your best option depends on a number of different factors including the specific symptoms & Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) present, and the type of repair needed. ModuleExperts works with you every step of the way to determine the right solution that best meets your needs.
Diagnosing & repairing an electronic device is often the best way to fix instances when it is being unresponsive. Whether it’s your computer or your smartphone, chances are you have needed to power the technology-laden device in question completely down before bringing it back to life. It is often this simple act that seems to wipe away the problem issue so that you can go back to using it. But is that enough for your vehicle’s Electronic Control Module, or ECM?
At ModuleEXPERTS, we understand that each module repair situation is unique. To meet the exact needs of our customers, every request we receive is evaluated by one of our highly skilled technicians who is able to gather information about the problems you are facing. Rather than performing a limited bench test, we opt for a more comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation Service (DES) to assess each module. While a bench test typically involves a set fee and may identify issues that are present within the ECM, a DES provides the team at ModuleEXPERTS with the opportunity to learn about your unit and discover all the issues. After this first step, we are then able to provide you with a recommended course of action — repair or replacement.