Engine-Codes - Volkswagen - P0605 VOLKSWAGEN

P0605 VOLKSWAGEN - Internal Control Module Read Only Memory Error

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0605 VOLKSWAGEN Possible Causes

  • Engine Control Module (ECM) may be faulty
  • ECM harness power supply circuit is open or shorted
  • ECM harness ground circuit is open or shorted

How is the P0605 VOLKSWAGEN code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

Tech Notes

Check the ECM fuse, if fuse is OK try erasing the code first and if the code comes back you may have to reprogram or replaced the ECM.

What is the cost to diagnose the P0605 VOLKSWAGEN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0605 VOLKSWAGEN code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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When is the code detected?

Indicates the ECM has experienced an internal memory fault.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Engine may not start

P0605 VOLKSWAGEN Meaning

The Engine Control Module (ECM) continuously monitors its own internal memory status, internal circuits, and output signals transmitted to the throttle actuator. This self-check insures that the ECM is functioning properly. If any malfunction is detected, the ECM sets the P0605 code and illuminates the MIL.

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