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Old 06-13-2010, 06:06 PM
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I took my car to the audi dealer and they told me my car needs a new tcm. Its gonna cost about 2500 to replace. Any other alternatives to this or anyone know a good place that I could buy one for a better price. Thanks. BTW its a 3.0 fwd.
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I used one of those 'Spare Parts' online forms that you fill in, and various Wrecker/Breakers yards contact you with used replacements. Mine was the slightly older 2.8 version tho, in the end when i cracked it open it was some corrosion on a few of the pins.

I just replaced the pins and was good to go. If you don't mind a used one they may only run you about $400-$600, it's easy to replace, but you have to get the whole carpet up on the passenger side.
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:17 PM
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There is a class action lawsuit possibly relating to your issue. If the TCU was damaged by moisture from clogged drain, then you may be off the hook for the cost. Do a search.
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I have a TCU with VAST chip tuning, I swapped to a MT so I dont need it anymore, shoot me an offer, roughly 10% of what Audi told you
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You can also try typing in the main part number into a search on ebay I have rebuilt two A6's with water damage and have found controllers for both on there just got one two weeks ago for $175 just be sure the part numbers match exactly.
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I have a TCU with VAST chip tuning, I swapped to a MT so I dont need it anymore, shoot me an offer, roughly 10% of what Audi told you
Would this work on my 02 a6 3.0 fwd? Also what does the chip do?
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I used one of those 'Spare Parts' online forms that you fill in, and various Wrecker/Breakers yards contact you with used replacements. Mine was the slightly older 2.8 version tho, in the end when i cracked it open it was some corrosion on a few of the pins.

I just replaced the pins and was good to go. If you don't mind a used one they may only run you about $400-$600, it's easy to replace, but you have to get the whole carpet up on the passenger side.
Where exactly is the tcu located in the car?
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How much can you get a good used tcm for?
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It will not fit a 3.0 FWD
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