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We have a toyota prado 2002 we imported to southern africa from Japan. During shipment, the engine control unit (ECU) was stolen. We purchased a used ECU but it cannot communicate with the master key and we don't have the code. If we buy a new computer and new transponder - will they communicate? Do we need the code for the old computer?

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Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. You want to make sure the new computer is already reprogrammed for your car before you get it. You need to find out what computer number you had for your vehicle. You should be able to use the vin number to find out what is was. On most vehicles, you have to have it programmed first before it will work correctly in your vehicle. You can try calling a local dealership and asking them. You can also look ECU up on Google and call one of the companies that only deal with ECU's. They will be able to determine what computer you need and what needs done. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and thanks for using FixYa.

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