2001 PT Cruiser, dead, tower to mechanic on 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

last message, lost some words. mechanic says "PCM not grounding starter relay" indicates need new computer.....do I need to go to a dealer?

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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.