Can I pass the emission test with a ECU from another car?

Tiny
LACHYTOON
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  • 1999 PLYMOUTH BREEZE
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
I was having some electrical problems in the car so I decided to replace the whole wiring so I went to the junk yard and took the wiring harnesses, tcm, and ecu from another 99 Plymouth breeze but after I replaced everything y realized that the other car was a non ABS and mine has ABS, so I am worried about the emission test because there is a different vin number in the ecu and the ABS light is on. The car works fine and no check engine light.
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Saturday, June 28th, 2014 AT 9:32 AM

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Tiny
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It has to be programmed to your car anyhow as it won't work if it isn't.
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Saturday, June 28th, 2014 AT 12:00 PM
Tiny
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WHAT WONT WORK?The car?
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Saturday, June 28th, 2014 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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Ecm tcm etc modules are vin specific they have to be programmed toyour car. The pro with a scanner may be able to input the abs stuff as well.
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Saturday, June 28th, 2014 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
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My car is working excellent with an used computer from another car, everything is working fine, switches, lights, sensors, engine, tranny, everything.
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Saturday, June 28th, 2014 AT 4:37 PM
Tiny
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I don't think that a programmer can fix the ABS light problem. To fix that I would need to replace the whole wiring again from a car with ABS system.
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Saturday, June 28th, 2014 AT 4:41 PM
Tiny
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If ther eis no wiring going to the abs unit then yes you would need that. You can drive the car just the abs won't work brakes still will however.
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Sunday, June 29th, 2014 AT 7:55 AM

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