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'01 Saturn L200 Replacing a BCM at Home

Q: My ‘01 Saturn L200 needs a new Body Control Module (BCM). Some of my dashboard gauges work sparingly. I have had it diagnosed at the dealer I purchased it from as well as a reputable garage and both have confirmed the need for a new BCM. I was quoted over $400 in both places. Yesterday the odometer froze. Is the BCM or engine control unit still tracking my mileage, and just not relaying to the dash or is it completely frozen? Where is the BCM located? How difficult is it to replace at home?

- Matt

A: The Body Control Module (BCM) is a breeze to replace. The BCM is located on the top of the glove box on your Saturn and requires few tools to remove and install. But there is a but to this one. The BCM has to be programmed or will not work. The only people that can program the BCM are the ones with the costly tools. It is the BCM and programming of it that is biggest part of the job, money wise. The labor to remove and replace it is the easy part. As for what is happening with the mileage? It is hard to say. The BCM is what stores and reports the mileage information.

 
     
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