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Transmission control module needs replacing and where do I get one other than dealer,also is it inside or outside the transmission

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The transmission control module is mounted outside of the transmission. The location is under the dash assembly,driverside. Right now, Kia would be the only supplier for this module. I'm not aware of any aftermarket TCM or rebuilds that are available. You can get a factory TCM from an auto salvage yard and save a lot of money and it will be a factory part.

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