Systems Consulting's business objective is to provide high quality and cost-effective rebuilt
automotive electronic control units (ECUs) to the automotive market thru direct sales and
our dealer network. Furthermore, we are committed to superior service to our dealers and
Systems Consulting was formed in 1985 as an electronic engineering consulting company
specializing in Porsche cars. Initial products included Bosch CDI units, D-Jetronic injection
units, & Bosch electronic relays. Later, Bosch CIS & Motronic control units were included,
e.g. Porsche fuel injection ECMs. We also specialize in hard to find Porsche parts such as
MFI (mechanical fuel injection) RPM transducers (speed relays).
The business was further expanded to include BMW and Mercedes Benz electronics.
The product types were also broaden to include instrument clusters, idle units, cruise control units,
and climate control units. Presently, Systems Consulting repairs and inventories over 100 product
types for just Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes Benz. We specialize in Porsche DME units
(911 DME units) and BMW Motronic units. The business is divided between standard products
and special order rebuilding.
In the last five years, our business has expanded to include Asian automotive electronics, mainly
fuel injection control units. Also, as the automotive electronics have become more complex, our
customers have requested unit testing to help analyze automotive electronic problems. Special unit
testing has minimized the incorrect replacement of costly ECUs for our customers, which is
a standard procedure prior to rebuilding.
Systems Consulting is located in Southern California near the majority of its dealers. We have been
at the same location supporting end-customers worldwide since Systems Consulting began in 1985.
At our location, we stock most commonly needed ECUs providing a quick turn-around if required.
Our Rebuilding Process
Customers are initially provided an estimate for testing and/or a cost for rebuilding. Based on these
estimates, customers can determine the cost effectiveness of a rebuild. After receiving the units for
rebuilding, a testing process is performed to determine the functionality of all units. The results of the
tests are provided the customer with a final cost confirmation for a rebuilt unit.
Once the failure mode is determined, the bad components are replaced. This is followed by a
resoldering of the circuit boards to eliminate any intermittent connections. The units are then fully
functionally tested. This is followed by coating each circuit board with a special insulating lacquer to
to protect the boards and components from moisture. The unit's enclosure is cleaned and restored to
its original appearance without sandblasting or non-standard painting. The rebuilt unit also retains the
original part number.
If requested, the customer is then informed of the actual failure, what has caused it, and how it can
be prevented in the future. Frequently, the rebuilding process includes a modification of the design to
prevent future failures. This may include replacement of some components with components which
have higher ratings. The rebuilt units are generally more reliable than new units, as a result of this.
The completed units are then properly packaged to prevent shipping damage. Finally, the units are
shipped via a carrier based on the customer requests, such as ground, second day, or next day.
Technical support is available for answering any questions once the rebuilt unit is received by the
Systems Consulting provides special order parts rebuilding such as; instrument clusters, speed
relays, fuel pump relays, fan speed controllers, central warning/informer units, glow-plug relays,
and other units upon request for BMW, Mercedes Benz & Porsche. Also, various control units
from many other foreign and domestic vehicles can be rebuilt upon request, e.g. Jaguar, Ferrari,
Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, & Volkswagen.
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