Question about 2001 Toyota Corolla
I was told I need to replace my Electronic Control Module, but I don't know where it's located. Can anyone tell me where to find it on a 2001 Toyota Corolla LE (manual)? From past experiences, I believe if I clean the contacts my problem may go away. Thank you.
The ECM is located under the dash, on the passenger side.
It is a silver box with 4 plug-in wiring harnesses, rioughly 8" x 5"x 2"
It may help if you remove the glove box door, in order to see it.
Hope this helps.
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