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Car Computer Reprogramming

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Maintaining a vehicle is no longer just a matter of changing the oil or replacing the brake pads. Sure, these are important details to keep up with, and they can even be crucial to keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape, but there is more that goes along with modern vehicle upkeep. Specifically, the importance of car computer programming (or reprogramming), is something that should not be overlooked.  

Cars have evolved with technology and more and more are reliant on digital devices in addition to mechanical ones. And like any digital device or computer software, it is necessary for car computers to be reprogrammed from time to time. This isn’t because something is wrong (though that can be another reason for automotive computer reprogramming), rather, it is likely because there has been an update to your particular computer model.

Think of your smartphone, for example, or the software on your laptop. How often do you agree to the new terms and download the latest version of your device’s software program? There is no denying that each update brings additional speed or benefits, even if they are simple fixes that you didn’t even realize were an issue. 

Car computer programming is similar, in that updates or new interactions can bring added benefits to you and to your vehicle. From safety measures to more convenience, reprogramming your car computer is worth considering. 

EEPROM and ECM Programming

Automotive computer reprogramming can be broken down into two particular subcomponents: EEPROM programming and ECM programming. Let’s briefly touch on each.

EEPROM Programming

EEPROM stands for electrically erasable programmable read-only memory, and it is essentially  a bank of memory storage for the data of your vehicle. As new data or software becomes available, this memory bank is where it is stored. For such a significant bit of information, this process is more involved than agreeing to the new terms and selecting the download button. This is why auto owners turn their vehicles to professionals for EEPROM programming.

ECM Programming

ECM programming is a process through which you can fine-tune and alter your vehicle’s overall performance. The ECM itself is the electronic control module, which contains software for regulating and maintaining these operational limits. The process of reprogramming the ECM can be compared to having a factory engineer calibrate the engine. This makes ECM reprogramming a powerful tool in the ongoing maintenance of your vehicle, and it is clear to see why so many car lovers consider ECM reprogramming.

Though there are other methods of reprogramming a car computer, these are among the more popular and common. And because of this, the experts at Metroplex Locksmith know how to get the job done right. We provide EEPROM programming, ECM programming, and other auto-computer reprogramming needs.


We’re Your Local Car Computer Reprogramming Experts

Metroplex Locksmith serves the pantego with mobile locksmith services. We take pride in our ability to service almost all technology-rich late-model foreign and domestic cars. And while we provide a range of vehicle support and update services, car computer reprogramming is one of our specialties. 

In addition to the superior quality of our services, what makes car reprogramming with Metroplex Locksmith so valuable is that we often beat dealer prices by 50 percent!

We also provide the support and convenience of our large team of mobile technicians. This means regardless of your situation or need, Metroplex Locksmith is ready to help.

Whether it’s a lost-key lockout that prompts your first call to us or you are searching the web for companies that can reprogram car computers near you,  we’re ready for you. As licensed and bonded car locksmiths we offer those services and also ECU programming, WIN module replacement, BCM solutions, and more.

Faster, Better, Less Expensive Service

Car computer being reprogrammed to work with new remote

Here you see a car computer motherboard being reprogrammed to work with a new remote, and it’s all being done in one of our fully outfitted locksmith vans. You can also come to our storefront for the same service.

Modern multi-factor locking and ignition systems take education and equipment to service. As modern locksmiths, we’ve got the skills and equipment to handle them.

Calling us is likely to save you a trip to the dealership, sometimes by a tow truck, plus the often extreme costs some charge for lock and key services. Not to mention the wait, sometimes for several days, to get your keys and get back on the road. 

Why go through that hassle? Whether you want to schedule a service ahead of time, or need immediate assistance, we come to you. This allows you to set the concern aside right away, knowing that your vehicle is being taken care of. We also offer a mobile support service network for further convenience. Add that into the mix and it is clear to see why so many auto owners partner with the professionals at Metroplex Locksmith.

We Service All Makes and Models, Foreign and Domestic

As a licensed locksmith with technicians who are registered with the Texas Private Security Bureau, we can help you with unlocks, key and fob replacements, and car computer reprogramming for most cars. That includes some cases where the dealer seems like the only option. Our expertise includes domestic and imported cars including:

  • Audi
  • Mercedes
  • Volkswagen
  • Porsche
  • Ferrari
  • Range Rover
  • Saab
  • Volvo
  • And more

With Modern Cars, The Key Business Is The Computer Business

As you know, automobile keys involve a lot more than cutting a pattern on the edge, and even that has given way to grooves along the side. Depending on your car manufacturer, your key needs to pass the BCM’s test, work with the ECU, ECM, or WIN module, or you may need an EEPROM programming update or car computer reprogramming.

After all, your key fob provides a slew of modern conveniences for communicating with your vehicle, so why not make sure the EEPROM programming and ECM programming are up to date so you can take full advantage? 

And these updates aren’t limited to the existing key fob you have. If you don’t even have a single key or fob left, we provide automotive key generation. If you need replacements, duplicates, or a whole-car rekey, we can do it in a short time and at a surprisingly low cost with a 30-day key warranty. Our technicians are constantly training on new technologies and equipment, and continuing to make improvements along the way. If you read through our reviews, you’ll notice that many customers call them out by name and thank them for their promptness and expert service.

When Is ECM Programming Needed?

ECM programming

We can remove your ECM module and program your car key at our lock shop.

While there are updates that can be made to keep top performance, there are also times when it is necessary to consider ECM reprogramming. At Metroplex Locksmith, we perform diagnostics at our shop when technical issues appear to be unrelated to the key, and identify if ECM reprogramming is required.

ECM programming or reprogramming is needed when our initial attempt at programming your car key via the OBD port fails. While programming, we will occasionally get error codes. When this happens, our experts are able to get the job done via ECM reprogramming service.

We are able to remove the module from your car and take it to our in-shop workstation to directly program the key to your car.

If you are in need of car computer reprogramming services, or want to check and see if it is something you should consider, simply search “car computer reprogramming near me” or give us a call today.

We Make It Easy For You

Give us a call

Let us know what you need help with and we’ll give you an accurate quote on the phone.

We’ll get it done

We’ll send one of our locksmiths to your location ASAP or you can come by our store.

Get you on your way

Our locksmiths work carefully and efficiently so you’ll be back on the road in no time at all.

Top-Notch Diagnostic Skills Make Our Difference

From mechanical problems in steering column locks to computer-related issues and BCM starting failures, our technicians think on their feet. They focus on the source of the problem, whether it’s a car computer reprogramming issue or a key fob battery replacement. That’s why we’re the top automotive locksmith in the Ft Worth area — people trust us to do the job right.

It Just Takes A Call To Get Service From The Best

Getting us on the job for you is easy. You can call us at 817-789-6392 and get one of our fleet of service vans to come out quickly or make an appointment for us to visit. You can also come to our shop for help. We look forward to hearing from you.

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