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Dead A4 convertible 2.5tdi Feb 2005

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Wonder if anyone can help point me in the right direction of a specialist or even the correct software . I have VCDS which isn't any use apparently .

To cut a long story short the convertible suffered a massive electrical spike due to a Fred in a shed . This damaged a number of controllers and modules all of which are now sorted except the dash cluster . After an extensive search of breakers finally got the exact part number , however on attempting to start the ECU doesn't recognize the dash and wont allow engine start.(engine start blocked by immobilizer) A specialist tuner said they could get the pin from the ecu and program the dash but now they say they cant :( . The original dash is useless and has lost information according to the repair specialist it was originally sent to. I have seen loads of tools that apparently remove the immobilizer function via the OBD port anyone any experience of these ? any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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I gave up after "Fred in a Shed"- what does that mean?

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I gave up after "Fred in a Shed"- what does that mean?

ha ha basically someone who has limited knowledge and equipment messing about

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We could fix that, by either removing the immobiliser from the engine ECU (by post if you prefer) or by coding the clocks in properly if you preferred.

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We could fix that, by either removing the immobiliser from the engine ECU (by post if you prefer) or by coding the clocks in properly if you preferred.

That would be brilliant, the replacement used dash and the ecu are supposed to be back with me tomorrow from a tuner who said they could recode the dash ( preferred option ) but now say they can't as it encrypted ? Or just remove the immoboliser from the ecu , where do I send them and whats the approximate cost please , I can post you the clocks old and replacement and the ecu , thanks again .

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Hi, give the office a call 01623 332233 I'll be there later today. Cheers

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