Reprogramming a Toyota Sienna TCM

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2013 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5L (2GRFE) 6-spd (U660F) — 5TDDK3DC8DS058796

Looking into Reprogramming a this sienna TCM. We are replacing the Transmission and Programming the TCM after the repair.

Looking at the TIS website shows the mongoose is the only drewtech approved J2534 device(we have the Cardaq-m).

is it worth it to try with the cardaq or should we buy a mongoose cable?

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Richard Instructor
Florida
Richard
 

Toyota programming will work with just about any j2534 device. Your cardaq will be fine.

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Benjamin Diagnostician
Connecticut
Benjamin
 

Will it? I'd never considered trying anything else. I have the green mongoose cable that I use for everything in the shop. It's more compact than the Techstream ADVi and does literally everything for a fraction of the cost.

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Richard Instructor
Florida
Richard
 

Benjamin, I have tried the Techstream with the Autel, a GM MDI, the Ford VCM2, several different Cardaqs and even an ancient EASE J-box and it worked great with every single one. I wish all manufacturers were like Toyota!

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Benjamin Diagnostician
Connecticut
Benjamin
   

Some changes coming up, though. Need to buy the blue Mongoose cable for the new high-speed “ethernet protocol” on some 2022 models. The LS500h and Mirai “ethernet protocol” will be too fast for Mongoose MFC2.

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Richard Instructor
Florida
Richard
 

Good to know, Thanks!

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Jamie Mobile Technician
British Columbia
Jamie
 

It says on that sheet the MFC3 does not meet requirements on TS Lite. What is it about the AVDIe that is different than a TS Lite install?

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Benjamin Diagnostician
Connecticut
Benjamin
   

That only refers to how many scan tools the dealer is required to have. Lexus requires a minimum of 1 Techstream ADVi per 4 technicians. The dealer can buy additional Techstream Lite cables but they can't substitute for a full ADVi. So if the shop has 12 techs, we need minimum 3 ADVi machines. We can't have 1 ADVi and 6 Lite. As far as technical differences, I don't have any good answer. With a…

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Tyler Technician
Kansas
Tyler
 

Cardaq should be fine. I did one with the GM MDI last week.

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Jamie Owner/Technician
Ontario
Jamie
 

I use my Cardaq 3+ for Toyota on a regular basis

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Bill Owner/Technician
Michigan
Bill
 

I have use a Cardaq M on these for years with no issues… Have also used Autel J2534 on Toyota successfully

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Robert Owner/Technician
Illinois
Robert
   

Your Cardaq comes with the same protocols as mongoose plus many more. I’ve been using Cardaq for allmost every barand with out any issues for years. Never had any problems with Toyota. Techstreem works wit everything

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Cody Diagnostician
Illinois
Cody Resolution
 

Thanks for the help guys, cardaq worked great. First time programming a toyota so there was some teething pains but I got through it.

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