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Holden VE V6 E39 GM ECU Programmed Replacement


SKU: VE-V6-E39-ECU-Replacement
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This listing is for an outright purchase for a VE V6 E39 ECU (Engine Control Unit).
This includes programming the replacement unit with a VIN and factory tune file to suit the vehicle it is being fitted to.

This ECU (also known as ECM or PCM) is used in the 2010-2013 Holden VE Commodores fitted with the 3.6L LFX engine.

There are various common faults and issues that cause these ECUs to fail, some of common issues include:

  • No Start with clicking Throttle Body and Relays
  • Injector or Coil Issues
  • No communication to Engine Computer

The VE V6 ECU includes programming to the required operating system (OS) and calibrations to suit the supplied VIN.

Service Number

The service number is the number written on the back of the engine computer which will say “Serv#” and then have a number afterwards. This is the number we require to ensure a compatible replacement engine computer is supplied.

Replacement ECU Condition Options

Used – A second hand unit which comes with 3months warranty.
New – A brand new unit which comes with 1 year warranty.

Programming Options

Calibrations Only – We will program the required calibration to suit your vehicle from the supplied VIN. This will not allow the car to start and you will need to have the replacement ECU security linked by a Holden dealership/service center to program to your vehicle.

Clone – We can copy the existing security information from your original engine computer (if the original is still communicating) and copy this data into the replacement engine computer so that it is plug and play into the car.

Security Link – We will program the replacement ECU to your vehicles security set. This requires having the vehicles immobiliser and keys sent in to complete the programming.

This is the VIN that will be programmed to the unit. The Operating system and calibrations for the ECU will also be based off the supplied VIN unless otherwise specified.

This is the number on the ECU which has Serv#.

This option is indicating how you are getting the replacement engine computer security linked to your vehicle.


SKU VE-V6-E39-ECU-Replacement Category


This listing is for a Holden VE V6 2010-2013 Alloytec LFX ECU (E39) which includes programming to suit your vehicles Operating System (OS) and calibration.
We do not require a deposit or core ECU back, this is an outright purchase for a replacement ECU.

The common service numbers for these ECUs include: 12616889, 12637106, 12642665, 12650256, 12651993, 12643248, 12651994.


Common Problems

Some of the common faults that can occur due to a failed ECU include:

  • No Start Condition
  • No Start with clicking Throttle Body and Relays
  • Injector or Coil Issues
  • Loss of communication to engine computer when using a scantool
  • Fault code P0606 – ECU processor fault
  • Fault code P062B – ECU internal performance malfunction
  • Fault code P00C9 – Fuel pressure regulator positive circuit malfunctiobn
  • Fault code P0091 – Fuel pressure regulator control circuit malfunction
  • Fault code U0140 – lost communication with BCM
  • Fault code U0155 – lost communication with Instrument cluster


Supported Vehicles

Our replacement ECUs are suitable for the following Holden VE Commodores:

  • Holden Commodore VE 3.6L SIDI LFX (2010-2013)


Important Information

The replacement ECU must be security linked to the vehicle before the car will be able to start. This security linking procedure is the process of programming the cars unique 4 digit immobilizer code (immo code) and key information into the engine computer so that it is allows to start the car. Without this security linking, the vehicle will not be allowed to start.


We can perform this security procedure for free if the vehicles original Engine Computer (ECU) is still able to communicate, if it is not able to communicate, you will need to request the 4 digit immobilizer code from your local Holden Dealership. We will then also require your immobilizer and Key to then security link in the ECU.


Alternatively we can supply a guide that explains how to perform the security linking which a local dealership or workshop can follow. The guide supplied demonstrates how to use a GM Tech2 but the same steps will apply to other suitable scantools. This option requires a workshop to know the 4 digit immobilizer code for your car to be able to security link it, this can be obtained by calling your local Holden Dealership and providing proof of ownership.


Finally, there may be some sensor relearns required after fitting and security linking the ECU to the vehicle. This can only be performed once fitted to the car.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Used/Second Hand, Professional Remanufactured, Brand New

Service Number

12616889/12637106/12642665/12650256/12651993, 12643248/12651994