2011 Ford Fiesta ABS Module Programming (Used)
Good afternoon all, we replaced the abs module on this vehicle because of a code for short in motor and falling brake pad that had to be pumped to get good brake feel, after we installed used abs module and hydraulic module, bled system, brake are great, only problem is a vin mismatch in the trouble codes, used ids to try and get the vin programmed but ids does not even give me an option to program abs module, dont know why that is but have a feeling it has to do with the used module that has vin permanently etched in there, so to speak, am i on the right track that you need a new abs module or is there a way that the vin can be changed, i just updated the ids to the latest software and still no abs programming, network test shows abs module was pinged, i can get codes but why not and programming in as built or reprogramming. Thanks.
Oem programmin recommends leaving the original module in beginning the programming process and changing the module when prompted by the software. The Vin is likely coded in the as built data and there may be an option for asbuilt in the programming menu.
Yes there are workarounds, but if the original module is available, communicates, and the programming equipment is on site, why not use the OEM recommended process?
There's no option to program abs but there should be an abs programmable module installation option and then you enter the as built data
Thanks for the replies, nothing of any kind for the abs both in module programming or as built, maybe have to do like you said, just connect old one and see if i can get the as built to populate, then may be transfer to used unit and hope that it shows a menu option for abs, right now nothing to do with abs in any of the programming menus. Very strange even for the ids. Thanks
is there a relearn vehicle data option in the ids menu? I’m not at my computer to reference but I’ll see what I can find in the morning
Hi Chris, have not seen that menu item yet, everything works great, only code in there is for a vin mismatch, this has hill assist, traction control and abs all rolled into one, new module is $980 and that puts this car in the junk pile as far as owner is concerned, just trying to keep it alive, there must be a way to get that vin written, I wonder if tech support can help me if I connect the…
If you can’t get the connector to reach to inhale, under the utilities tab, select update/special function. Enter code 53061, then reperform PMI and it should prompt for asbuilt.
There shows to be 5 lines of ABS as-built data for this vehicle. Are you choosing PMI...Programmable Module Installation? (not MR...Module reprogramming) Begin the PMI session without the ABS connected if necessary. Try it first connected to see if you are prompted.
The ABS module on this model is also flash capable. If you only change the asbuilt data that does not ensure the calibration (think of it as firmware) is correct or up to date.
Hi Kerry, yes I went thru all the options and there just is not any option for the ABS in any one of the menus, I can get data, check for codes and thats all, I just updated the ids to make sure and it still wont show anything for ABS. I have not had time to put the old ABS HCU back in as it is very tight to see if then I can at least get ABS on the IDS, hopefully tomorrow will be the day and I…
Just do it like Kerry Sutton says - Programmable Module Installation and you'll be happy.