How do i reprogram a used ECM if needs replaced?My boyfriend was hooking up stereo system and seems he fried my ECM??Inside lights and locks headlights all still work but will not start...

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    Unless you can afford a programing tool get it checked by a dealer.
    – Solar Mike
    Aug 16 '20 at 7:47
  • Describe what happens when you try to start the car.
    – HandyHowie
    Aug 16 '20 at 7:51
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    "My boyfriend was hooking up stereo system and seems he fried my ECM??" I doubt he did that.
    – Moab
    Aug 16 '20 at 12:53
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To answer your question, For programming a new ecm on a hyundai with out dealer tool you can use most any j2534 pass through device (I prefer drewtech devices)along with Hyundai's aftermarket j2534 programming software found at (https://www.hyundaitechinfo.com/).


I really doubt your ECM (engine control module) died, sounds more likely to be a blown acc/run fuse, bcm (body control module), or if equipped issue's with proximity key system. You probably should just take it to Hyundai or a qualified shop to save time and money before tossing parts at it.

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