1997 Acura RL ECU | ECM | PCM | 3.5L | VIN Programmed & Updated

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This 1997 Acura RL PCM is a guaranteed replacement for all vehicles with a 3.5L engine size. The following part numbers are compatible and interchangeable with this OEM unit:


This 1997 Acura RL PCM is a guaranteed replacement for all vehicles with a 3.5L engine size. The following part numbers are compatible and interchangeable with this OEM unit:

37820-P5A-A04, 37820-P5A-A06 & 37820-P5A-A16

  • Ready to Install: Receive your 1997 Acura RL ECM, 1997 Acura RL PCM, or 1997 Acura RL ECU fully programmed to your exact VIN, with the latest software updates installed. This ensures optimal performance right out of the box, saving you time and hassle. Our programming process ensures that your 1997 Acura RL PCM will integrate seamlessly with your vehicle’s existing systems.
  • Seamless Integration: Our units are designed for easy installation. For vehicles with Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) or computer chip keys, a quick visit to a locksmith or dealership for key reprogramming may be needed. If your vehicle isn’t equipped with PATS, enjoy a straightforward, plug-and-play experience. This ensures your 1997 Acura RL ECU functions flawlessly without additional modifications.
  • Authentic OEM Quality: Rest assured with a genuine OEM computer for your 1997 Acura RL 3.5L. Our products are rebuilt to meet or exceed original manufacturer specifications, ensuring reliability and longevity. Each 1997 Acura RL ECM is tested rigorously to ensure it meets the high standards set by the manufacturer.

Quality Control and Testing

  • Comprehensive Refurbishing: Each 1997 Acura RL ECM is fully programmed, and tested for quality. We ensure all units meet OEM specifications. Our refurbishment process includes thorough cleaning, inspection, and replacement of any faulty components.
  • Rigorous Testing: Our certified technicians conduct thorough inspections and testing on every 1997 Acura RL ECU to ensure it addresses common issues such as:
    • Electrical Problems: Issues with the vehicle's electrical system can lead to various malfunctions. Our testing ensures that the 1997 Acura RL PCM will handle electrical loads efficiently.
    • Failure to Start: A faulty 1997 Acura RL ECM can prevent the engine from starting.
    • Fault/Trouble Codes: The 1997 Acura RL PCM monitors and controls various engine parameters. Faulty units may trigger error codes. We ensure our units are error-free.
    • Intermittent Starting Issues: Problems with the 1997 Acura RL PCM can cause the engine to start sporadically.
    • Loss of Power: A malfunctioning 1997 Acura RL PCM can lead to reduced engine power.
    • No Ignition or Injector Pulse: Without proper signals from the 1997 Acura RL PCM, the engine won't run.
    • Poor Fuel Economy: A defective 1997 Acura RL PCM can cause inefficient fuel usage.
    • Shifting Problems: The 1997 Acura RL ECU also controls the transmission. Faulty units can cause erratic shifting. Our units ensure smooth and accurate shifting.

Why Purchase From Us:

  • Industry's Lowest Prices: We offer unparalleled value for your investment without compromising on quality.
  • FREE Lifetime Warranty: Enjoy peace of mind with our lifetime warranty on all units, ensuring lasting reliability.
  • FREE Domestic Shipping with Quick Turnaround: Receive your order swiftly with our free domestic shipping, designed to minimize downtime.
  • No Core Charge or Return Required: Keep your old unit without worrying about extra costs or returns.
  • Guaranteed OEM Products: All refurbished units are rigorously tested to meet OEM specifications.
  • Latest Software Updates Included: Each unit comes with the most recent software updates for peak performance.
  • Plug & Play; No Additional Programming Needed: Our units are ready to install, requiring no further programming.
  • ASE Certified In-House Technicians: Our expert staff guarantees each unit meets the highest standards of quality and performance.
  • Readily Available Support Agents: Contact our friendly support team via email, phone, or live chat for any assistance.
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How It Works

  • Place Your Order: Select the correct 1997 Acura RL PCM / 1997 Acura RL ECU for your vehicle and complete your purchase on our website. Ensure that you have your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ready.
  • Provide Vehicle Information: After placing your order, we will contact you to collect your VIN and any additional details required for programming. This ensures that your 1997 Acura RL PCM is specifically tailored to your vehicle.
  • Expert Programming: Our team of ASE certified technicians will program the new 1997 Acura RL PCM with your vehicle’s VIN and the latest software updates. This guarantees optimal compatibility and performance.
  • Quality Assurance: Every powertrain control module undergoes rigorous testing to verify functionality and quality. We check for common issues such as electrical faults, failure to start, error codes, and more.
  • Secure Packaging and Shipping: Once programmed and tested, your 1997 Acura RL ECU will be securely packaged to prevent any damage during transit. We offer free domestic shipping with quick turnaround times.
  • Installation Instructions: You will receive detailed installation instructions to guide you through the process. For vehicles with PATS, follow the provided key programming steps or visit a locksmith/dealership for assistance.
  • Core Return (Optional): Although no core return is required, you can send us your old engine control module using the provided return envelope. This helps us maintain our stock of rebuildable units and activates your lifetime warranty.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Warranty Activation: Ship your old Acura RL powertrain control module back to us to activate your lifetime warranty (OPTIONAL).
  • Returns: You can return your part within 60 days if it’s undamaged and in its original condition for a refund or exchange.
  • Shipping Time: Orders ship within 3-5 business days after receiving all required vehicle information.
  • Payment Methods: We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards.

For more information or to place an order for your 1997 Acura RL ECM, please contact us at admin@fs1inc.com or 516-766-2223 (EXT 2).

Additional Information

More Information
SKU GL-15345
Condition Refurbished
Year 1997
Make Acura
Model RL
Engine Size 3.5L
Transmission Automatic
Keys Available No

Shipping & Cancellation

Shipping Rates
Shipping Destination Flat Rates Duration of Shipping
Africa, Central & South America $450.00 USD 2-8 Business Days
Asia, Australia & Europe $300.00 USD 2-8 Business Days
Canada $105.00 USD 2-8 Business Days
Caribbean $225.00 USD 2-8 Business Days
Mexico $300.00 USD 2-8 Business Days
USA Free Shipping 2-7 Business Days
  • All items have a 1-3 full business day (Mon. - Fri. excluding holidays) handling time after the order is fully processed for refurbishing/programming unless otherwise expressly stated.
  • Upon completion of refurbishing/programming, your item will be shipped using USPS Priority Mail unless an upgraded method of shipment is purchased.
  • All units which finalize refurbishing/programming BEFORE 3:00 p.m. EST, will be shipped that same day.
  • All units which finalize refurbishing/programming AFTER 3:00 p.m. EST, will be shipped the following business day.
  • Shipping times within the country vary but are generally between 1-3 shipping days (Mon. - Sat. excluding holidays). Customers will be notified of any delay via email.

Returns/Warranty: T&C

All items come with a lifetime warranty. Warranty does not include any labor associated with installation and/or removal of parts, key and/or Locksmith fees. Buyer will not be reimbursed for any such fees--NO EXCEPTIONS. Buyer hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Seller's liability is limited to the price of the item sold and Seller is not liable for any damage and/or injury sustained that results from any item(s) sold by any entity operated by Flagship One, Inc and Buyer hereby now and forever relinquishes Seller from any such liability.

Returns must be in original condition and be accompanied by a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) otherwise the return will be deemed unauthorized. Unauthorized returns will not be processed and will be held for no more than 45 days after receipt. After 45 days, if an unauthorized return is not claimed or accompanied by an RMA, Seller reserves the right to maintain possession of the unclaimed/unauthorized return. Electrical parts are tested prior to purchase and if returned, all units will be inspected for burnt components, physical damage and water damage. Returns will be processed in the order received and may have a greater handling time than order processing. The lifetime warranty shall be void if an item is returned with any signs of: (a)burnt components; (b)physical and/or water damage; (c)misuse, abuse, modifications, opened, tampered with, and/or used for any purpose not originally intended; (d)vehicle is involved in a collision; or (e)security seal is removed, broken and/or damaged. Buyer must activate warranty within 20 days of receipt to be valid. Returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Returned programmed items are subject to an additional $85 non-refundable programming fee and, if Buyer purchased keys, the return is subject to an additional $90 non-refundable key fee.

All returns for money back must be received by Seller within 30 days from the date of receipt of the package—NO EXCEPTIONS. Returns received after 30 days from the date of receipt of the package include an option for an exchange or in-store credit. Unless otherwise expressly provided, in-store credit is subject to the return fees when the unit is free of defect which shall be determined solely by Seller. Seller expressly reserves the right to require a Buyer to return an alleged faulty/defective unit to Seller at the Buyer's expense for testing prior to replacement. NO replacement shall be issued until receipt of return. All items are OEM/Refurbished and Seller will NOT reimburse any fees a Buyer expends in connection with a possible faulty/defective unit(s) including, but not limited to Locksmith fees, diagnostic fees, rental car fees, storage fees, dealership fees, third party reprogramming fees, etc. Seller is not responsible for any tariffs, taxes, or import carrier fees for any country. Buyer assumes responsibility for any tariffs, taxes, and import carrier fees at time of sale. If receipt of package is refused by the Buyer, no refund will be issued. This transaction shall be deemed to have been made in the State of New York and the validity, interpretation and performance shall be governed by NY. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue over any disputes arising out of or in connection with this transaction shall be brought in Nassau County, NY. After one claim, the warranty is exhausted. Buyer hereby understands, acknowledges, agrees and accepts all of the terms set forth herein upon purchase and that the terms set forth herein shall be controlling.


q: What is a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?

The vehicle identification number (VIN) refers to a unique code that is given to each automobile. The VIN acts as the vehicle's fingerprint, as no two vehicles have the same number. A VIN is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle. Each character is used to reference the vehicle's unique features, specifications and manufacturer. VIN numbers can be used to track recalls, registrations, warranty claims, thefts and insurance coverage. In our case, the VIN is used to identify the correct module for a particular vehicle.

q: What does "Plug & Play" mean?

Plug & Play or Plug ‘N Drive refers to all control modules that don’t require additional programming. Most units before 1996 (OBD I) are referred to as plug-n-play. All of our Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth & Jeep units are sold as Plug & Play.

q: What does "Programmed & Updated" mean?

This term refers to the programming process our mechanics perform on all specified control modules. During this process the vehicles replacement engine control module is VIN Programmed and flashed with the most recent manufacturer updates. These updates can help improve the performance and fuel economy of the vehicle.

q: How much is shipping?

Flagship One offers free shipping throughout the USA. There is a 1-3 day handling time after an order is place. We use USPS Priority shipping to deliver all of our modules. This usually takes 1-3 business days on average and most of our modules are delivered to the customer in less then 5 business days. In some cases we can expedite the shipping and will inform you if that is a possibility.

q: Where can I locate my VIN?

You can find the VIN (17 digit identification number) engraved at the bottom corner of the drivers side windshield or inside the drivers door. It can also be found on the title, registration or insurance card of the vehicle.

q: What does an Engine Computer do?

The Engine Computer (ECM) will adapt to your own driving patterns and it can also monitor and regulate all the essential functions in a vehicle as conditions change. The engine computer is also responsible for making sure that all the modules are communicating smoothly and seamlessly.

q: Can I replace an ECM myself?

The engine control module is easy to replace and relatively simple for you to do it on your own. Nevertheless an ECM can be costly, so you need to make sure you have the right part number plus the required software updates to ensure a smooth transition.

q: What causes an ECU to fail?

The engine control module is prone to both external and internal threats that can cause it to not work as expected. Below is a list of the most common ones:

  • Constant engine vibrations
  • An unexpected short circuit
  • Excessive Temperature
  • Natural Threats such as corrosion
  • Irregular voltage
q: What are the signs of a bad car computer?

Since the engine computer controls a lot of the major functions in a car it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what is causing your engine control module to malfunction but there are some common signs that can help you diagnose a faulty powertrain control module such as:

  • Engine stalling and misfiring
  • Loss of ignition pulse
  • Check engine warning light
  • Loss of acceleration
  • Car failing to start

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