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My 2011 Pilot (175K mi) has never had a problem until 2 weeks ago when it stalled while driving on a rainy night. It now stalls every mile or so and illuminates the Check Engine Light each time. I'm able to throw it in neutral while coasting then recycle the key to restart it. It's thrown many codes (DTCs) including P2118, P062F, P2610, C1555 and P060A which seems to be the most persistent one. The dealership did some initial troubleshooting but said the PCM would need to be replaced (~$1300) before they could continue troubleshooting.

I installed a used ($75) PCM (exact part# match) and towed it back to dealership for "programming" because it obviously had the green blinking key. They said that they were unable to program the used PCM and that it would need a NEW PCM to continue. What gives???? Can't the VIN and immobilizer code of the used PCM be "overwritten" with my original VIN and immobilizer code?

I called a private Honda/Acura repair shop and he wasn't sure if you could actually overwrite the VIN on a used PCM.

Please help..... Can this be done, and if so, what special equipment would the shop need.... and does the P060A sound like a bad PCM or is it actually just masking the underlying problem as the dealership eluded to?

Thanks so much for any words of wisdom!
 

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I do know with the GM pcm YOU can write your vin to a used one I used to purchased USED pcms for updates and keep my original PCM untouched as a backup

You can write updates / code to the PCM ..hense this is where you get a "PCM Tune" from ... sounds like the dealership refuses to work on an old unit simply it already has a vin programmed from another vehicle... I would go to a speed shop that does pcm tunes and see if they can update the PCM for you. Or try another dealership ..

Good luck with this ..
 
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