In Reply to: Anyone have any info on Programa? posted by Brian K on August 24, 1999 at 11:29:56:
: I need to get a new ECU for my 535i. The dealer wants $730 for a Bosch rebuilt one. I can get one rebuilt by Programa with a 3 year warranty for $404. Junkyard ones seem to be about $250. Given all of these numbers, the Programa rebuild sounds like the way to go.
: Anyone ever used them? Anyone else have any problems with their ECU?
I got a Programa ECU for my '85 535i and it seems to be working fine. As I understand it, Programa will sell to the public at a "retail" price like the one that you mentioned, in order to protect their relationship with the auto repair trade. I believe that your mechanic could buy a Programa unit from a Programa parts wholesaler at a much better price (I think my guy paid around $200 and charged me a reasonable profit above that).