The EGR valve is a drop-in part. There is no ECM "flashing" required.No i dont need it flashed or no i dont need to take it to the dealership to get it flashed, i can take it to a mechanic to flash it? cuz i Thought I read somewhere I needed it flashed... Dealership also told me it would be around $110
Good catch. If I had known which DTC that guy was referring to I might have caught that myself. Here's that bulletin (minus the pictures):Actually some of the 05 and 06 with the lx9 will need a reflash when replacing the egr valve. Some of them used siemens egr valves when they were manufactured and those valves have since been replaced by delphi ones, so if you didnt previously have a delphi unit it will require a reflash. Theres a bulletin out there somewhere for it I just cant seem to find it now
Can this valve be removed from the car totally or do I have to replace it when it goes bad?? I don't reside in the state with those emissions, but will it mes with the performance of the vehicle?? any help would be greatly appreciated.
Just replace it.I have had the light come on twice now and took to the dealer to have them tell me it would be 620.00 to replace the valve and install an then have it programmed. So far I have had no problems when the light is on it's just very annoying at times. There is a service bulletin out from the manufacturer.