Question on replacing a radio on above vehicle. Can it be done w/sps using a used radio as I have been having all sorts of trouble w/used modules using the new sps. Work arounds?
I just went through an issue with an 06 GTO and a PCM/PIM linking process. I had to call the techline, and they granted me 24 hour access to Tis2web so I could use my tech2. May be worth a call so you can get into the old system. It seems to work better with the older stuff.
Do you have a tech 2? Pretty sure that car needs only radio set up either new or used and only tech 2 can do it. I don't think it needs sps programming.
After checking some more over my lunch hour, I believe you are right. I do have a Snappy Zeus. Will have to see if that has the capability to do it.
BTW: forgot to mention you can usually only do a VIN relearn 4 times on most vehicles, then the Radio will lock out permanently!
On the older cars (~Pre 2010), you can reprogram just about any radio or ecu, except some BCM's (which are program once modules). Alldata states you have to do a VIN relearn on this one… easy to do with a Tech2, never tried with Snappy tool. You don't need SPS, just a Tech2. On the more complicated Radios, VIN relearn won't do, you do have to program all the vehicle options & a VIN…
Going to try Snappy Zeus tomorrow if not, wondering if I can use Tech II win as an alternative to a Tech II. Have used it before to program certain body control modules with J box.