COMPUTER REPLACEMENT..

1994 Oldsmobile 88

Tiny

bcell

June, 2, 2009 AT 2:20 PM

Computer problem
1994 Oldsmobile 88 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 55000 miles

Hi,
I need to know where the computer is located in 1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale.
Also, I have basic tools and car knowledge, will I be able to replace it myself?

thanks for any input.

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Tiny

Zackman

June, 3, 2009 AT 1:21 AM

It is located under the passenger side dash.
Attached by a few screws and several plugin harnesses.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_9488royale_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_773247top_1.jpg

Tiny

bcell

June, 3, 2009 AT 8:34 AM

Can you just swap out a new computer with the old one or is there programming or any other procedures involved?

Tiny

Zackman

June, 3, 2009 AT 10:24 PM

Yup. Just pull the old one out and put the new one in. No reprogramming is needed.

Tiny

bcell

June, 4, 2009 AT 12:48 AM

Thanks Zackman. A guy told me that I need to use the old " chip" with the new computer. I don't see a chip insert in the computer unit. Could you explain what he means.

Tiny

Zackman

June, 4, 2009 AT 1:38 AM

He was talking about the knock sensor module, sometimes called the PROM unit. It should be attached to the circled area.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_9488royaleprom_1.jpg



My info says only applicable to certain models. If you don't have this one on the old/defective computer module, then you don't need it.

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