2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Q&A

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Question: 2001 PT Cruiser, dead, tower to mechanic

last message, lost some words. mechanic says "PCM not grounding starter relay" indicates need new computer.....do I need to go to a dealer? -
Answer 1
By the way; The dealer doesn't have to install it, if nobody else can program it, then the dealer will have to put the VIN# in it to operate properly. It should start and run without the VIN#, also aftermarket stores can order it with VIN# installed before delivery. -