2011 Ford Fiesta ABS Module Programming (Used)

Sean Owner/Technician California Posted   Latest   Edited  
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2011 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L (J) 6-spd (DPS6) — 3FADP4EJ5BM102423
U3002 — Vehicle Identification Number
Hill Assist Light Malfunction
Abs Malfunction

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.

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Chris Technical Support Specialist
New York
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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.

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Chris Technical Support Specialist
New York
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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?

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Ricardo Diagnostician
Michigan
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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

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Sean Owner/Technician
California
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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

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Chris Technical Support Specialist
New York
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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

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Sean Owner/Technician
California
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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…

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Chris Technical Support Specialist
New York
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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.

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Kerry Mobile Technician
Ohio
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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.

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Dennis Owner/Technician
Michigan
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Forscan

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Chris Technical Support Specialist
New York
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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.

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Sean Owner/Technician
California
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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…

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Leon Owner/Technician
Ohio
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Just do it like Kerry Sutton says - Programmable Module Installation and you'll be happy.

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Sean Owner/Technician
California
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Yeah, I am going to try it again with all the suggestions, just going to have to make time and hopefully it is a home run and i can update everyone on the result, thanks for all the replies.

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Sean Owner/Technician
California
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Well I tried as built data from the old abs computer and when it went to download, it said that this vehicle has to be configured manually and sent me to the PTS website and I guess I have to input some numbers that will configure it but don't know about how to even get that information, it show 3 blocks with 4 empty spaces that have to have some numbers in them, trued module reprogramming and…

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Ricardo Diagnostician
Michigan
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Go to motorcraftservice​.​com , on the top right there's free resources click on it , then quick guides, then scroll down about half page you'll find module as built, enter your vin security check and it will show as built data for all modules find your abs and enter the codes where requested . That's it

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Francisco Diagnostician
Mexico
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Sean,have you tried aftermarket scan tool like autel or launch?i have done a couple pmi with launch​.​im not sure the year i have done them in but just look into it .sometimes it's much quicker

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Sean Owner/Technician
California
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Well, I am at my wits end, because even with the as configured data which i found thanks to Ricardo, still will not configure as built or PMI, tried it every which way, looks like it does not like something in the new used module, just refuses to program it, must be something about this car that just does not want to program because it is one of those manual automatics and has hill descent…

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Kerry Mobile Technician
Ohio
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Its hard to say for sure whether your issue is tooling or the part/car. I've had 2 ford ABS modules that did the same as you are experiencing and both landed up being incompatible used modules despite what the junkyad/Hollander/car-part​.​com etc said. One was a unicorn mustang but the other was common. In your position I would rule this out by hanging the original ebcm only and see…

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Sean Owner/Technician
California
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Thats exactly what I did, got the original to accept the as built data, then went to pmi and swapped the module, and then it started all over again with cannot configure correctly- I have seen people also try the forsan tool that shows how easy it is with the as built data, but now unfortunately, because of either my many attempts at programming or a module fault, it no longer has any…

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