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#1 jeebowhite

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 10:17 PM

Hi Guys,

 

I can't recall what you need to recode if you replace the PCM? can anyone remind me?

 

Basically I found my PCM isn't supported on the ELM Config software at the moment :( I was hoping I could buy it cheap from a scrappie and maybe just see if I could swap it, but I doubt that will happen lol.



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:30 AM

Why would you want to change your PCM?  



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Posted 26 December 2013 - 01:54 PM

The one I have is old and not supported by the ELM software, lol. I doubt that I would do it, but I am just humouring the idea of the work involved in changing the PCM over to one that supports the software so I can configure it...



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 02:56 AM

The one I have is old and not supported by the ELM software, lol. I doubt that I would do it, but I am just humouring the idea of the work involved in changing the PCM over to one that supports the software so I can configure it...

It might be easier/ better to leave the PCM and change the ELM software

 

If you change your PCM,(AKA ECU )  you would need to recode it to your injectors, your PCM is probably coded to your BCU (body control unit) which is coded to your key(s) and ;locks, recoding the BCU/ key(s) is normally a dealer job (and realatively expensive)

 

On top of that, the PCM you aquire is probably identical to the one you have (so still not supported by the elm software/ and then stlll needing coded to the injectors etc) or, incompatible (won't work) with the other components on the car

 

So in a nutshell - forget it, not worth the hassle - better to leave the PCM/ car electronics alone and try another plug in solution/ code reader etc       



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 11:22 AM

I thought that would likely be the case, lol.

 

I wish I had Ford IDS as a clone, I just cant spend £300 on it :P

 

I will keep in contact with Civil-ZZ and see if he is willing to cater for my PCM, if not, I will have to wait and see how it pans out...




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