Car Decoding

 


We are now able to repair and clear your blown Airbag Module (Airbag ECU as it is sometimes called) of the crash data that is stored as a result of an accident.

We clear both the fault and crash codes so that you can re-use your original airbag control module as if it were a new unit. This will save you pounds in your overall vehicle repair costs.

If your car airbag system has any of the following syptoms then we may be able to help:

If your airbags deployed

If your airbag light is flashing or constantly on

If your diagnostic tool is reading CRASH DATA STORED, ECU ERROR or DTC 65535 in the airbag computer

Airbag errors due to a discharged or flat battery and/or by jump starting attempts

Even if you have not had a accident and for whatever reason, your vehicle indicates an airbag system fault then this can be a internal airbag control unit error.

Even if you buy a new module you will have pay for the module and recoding. If we clear/reset your module, in most cases, you will be able to use it in the original vehicle without recoding.

Dealer diagnostic tools WILL NOT clear the crash data from your airbag control unit (ECU). We have to do this for you in our fully equipped workshop.

Air bags and air bag modules are designed to only work once. We can clear the existing crash/error data so that they can be used again. They will function as new, erasing the crash data will cost you a fraction of the cost of a new unit.

If your air bags have deployed then obviously they need to be replaced with un-deployed air bags but the original airbag ECU can now be repaired and cleared of all its crash data.

Dealerships, using diagnostic tools can clear simple airbag fault or error codes from your airbag ECU, but not the crash codes. We can clear these codes for you allowing you to save hundreds of pounds on your vehicle repair bill!

Your module will be sent back as if you had bought a new one. And will work in exactly the same way as the original one. In most cases you will not have to recode the module to the vehicle you removed it from. It iwll be like the accident never happened!

Please make sure it is your module that is at error, and that all airbags and tensioners and all related components have been replaced or verified as functioning correctly by a qualified technician. A diagnostic scan will confirm this for and is very cheap to have performed.

Virtually all makes and models are repairable.

 

Dashboards Corrections

Modern cars have electronic dashboards with digital odometer displays. The car manufacturers use this type of instrument cluster because they are cheaper to produce than a mechanical dashboard and easier to fit into the car as there is no mechanical speedometer cable. This new technology has its own problems though. Electrical pulses in the cars wiring can cause the dashboard mileage data, which is stored internally on an EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory), to become corrupted. This corruption could happen for a number of reasons:

  • The vehicle battery was discharged and the vehicle had been jump started
  • The dashboard may develop an electrical fault
  • The dashboard may be damaged in a collision or through vandalism.

In these examples, the corruption of the information held in the EEPROM may mean that the mileage displayed on the speedo is now incorrect and requires a correction. Dashboard correction may also be necessary where a replacement cluster has been purchased, either new or second hand. If its a new one it will have zero miles on it. If its a second hand one the mileage displayed is also likely to be different to the original thus requiring correction.

Radio Decoding Service


Have you lost your radio code? Maybe your car battery went flat and you had no previous record of your radio unlock code? More than likely you just were not given one when you bought your car. Dont worry, for a small fee we can supply you with your radios unlock code by the way of our workshop decode service.

Our radio decodes are priced as follows:

Older or basic radio decode - £15-00

Audi/VW Satnav decode - From £40-00

Porsche/Alfa PCM Satnav Decode - £120-00

Newer micro based radios - From £20-00

Codes from serial number - From £10-00 (including Renault sets upto 2008)