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Can I replace the ecm in my 2003 mazda 6, can I

Can I replace the ecm in my 2003 mazda 6 or do I need the dealership to do it. If I can do it, can I purchase a new ecm anywhere, I have only found rebuilt/used ones?

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You can do it your self but the computer/ecm will need to be flashed. any Mobile lock smith can re flash the computer to your key for a small fee

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