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Holden VE VF V8 E38 GM ECU Programmed Replacement


SKU: gm-e38-ecu-replacement
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This listing is for an outright purchase for a Holden VE/VF V8 E38 ECU (Engine Control Unit).

This ECU (also known as ECM or PCM) is used in the Holden VE and VF Commodores fitted with a 6.0L and 6.2L V8.

The VE/VF V8 ECU includes programming to the required operating system (OS) and calibrations to suit the supplied VIN.

This purchase also includes security linking the ECU to your vehicle, please see our main description below for more information about this.

We have three options available for this listing:

1) Second Hand/Used E38 ECU including reprogramming to suit your cars calibration (3months warranty)
1) Professional remanufactured E38 ECU including reprogramming to suit your cars calibration (12months warranty)
2) Brand New E38 ECU including reprogramming to suit your cars calibration (12months warranty)


Our professional remanufactured ECUs may have a custom displayed part number/service number but will be suitable for your vehicle and will be programmed to suit the supplied VIN.

Please email us if you have any questions.

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


SKU gm-e38-ecu-replacement Category


This listing is for a Holden VE or VF V8 2006-2017 ECU (E38) 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.


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 malfunction
  • 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 vehicles:

  • Holden Commodore VZ 6.0L V8
  • Holden Commodore VE 6.0L V8
  • Holden Commodore VF 6.0L V8
  • HSV VF 6.0L V8
  • HSV VF 6.2L V8


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 such as throttle position and clutch pedal position leans required after fitting and security linking the ECU to the vehicle. This can only be performed once fitted to the car.

Additional information

Service Number

12589297/12603892/12597121/19219738, 12612384, 12625455, 12633238


Used, Professional Remanufactured, Brand New