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Reflash the Pcm

I have taken my car to a mechanic because it would not crank. I have been given two codes. 17560 and 17978. I have been advised to find a locksmith that can re-flash the Pcm. (or ecm cant remember) I am having trouble finding a locksmith that will do this in my town. Is this something that a dealer has to do? What does re-flash mean? I own a VW 2001 Golf.

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This is a dealer only procedure, the machine that does this reflash cost about $50,000, It is a PCM

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