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Q: I need to install a new powertrain control module.

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I have a new PCM from Mopar dealer, I am getting two different stories that it needs to be programed with a DRB meter. I have read two other places online that all you do is install and go. Do you know the real deal please................Thank you in advance for helping..............Lee Griffith

My car has 1723600 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Your new module will need to be programmed ...

Your new module will need to be programmed with your VIN and a dealer pin number to get the anti-thief system to work properly. A DRB3 or STAR scanner is necessary to get this done.

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