Rewriting the vin in Chevy HHR radio

Chris from Bryans Road Technician Posted   Latest  
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Programming
2007 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L (D) 4-spd (4T45-E)

Hello I have a customer that bought a used radio from the yard so it has locked the radio. I am new to programming and the gm site. My question is what subscription do I need to purchase to be able to rewrite the vin in the radio to unlock it. Would I need to purchase the Vehicle program software for 40 dollars or should I purchase the tech2win for 3 days. Im not sure if rewriting the vin is considered programing.

I also had a question about the 250 dollar one time download for the tech2 that is on the acdelco website. Does that give you the complete tech 2 capabilities for 250 dollars?

Thanks Chris

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Tomi from Chicago

 

Diagnostician
 

You need tech2win or a Tech2. But to answer your other question it does offer mostly all functions you get with the Tech2 but you have to make sure your pass thru works with Tech2win. Best of luck. 

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Chris from Bryans Road

 

Technician
 

Thanks for the info I bought at bosch mastertech so I think it says on their website that it is compatible.

Thanks again

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Bob from Ann Arbor

   

Business Development Manager
   

If you mean Mastertech VCI, then yes you are good to go. Any J2534-1 hardware will complete the task. Refer to the service procedure but most GM radios are unlocked via SPS.

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Chris from Bryans Road

 

Technician
 

Thanks for that info!

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Geoff from Lahaina

 

Diagnostician
 

As an aside Bob, I know you would never bad mouth "competitors", (so I will) but the Blue Streak J-2534 device will not run Tech2Win. That info came straight from them, when I tried mine and it didn't work. I have you guys' Mongoose now.

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Bob from Ann Arbor

 

Business Development Manager
 

Hi Geoff,

Different issue you have brought up. Tech2WIN is not J2534 compliant, so any J box will not necessarily play nicely with it. Your device manufacturer needs a Tech2WIN driver to deal with that issue (I think its D-PDU ISO22900 comm).

SPS, however, is J2534 compliant.

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Geoff from Lahaina

 

Diagnostician
 

Bob, I figured it was relevant info as the OP asked about Tech2Win also.

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Bob from Ann Arbor

 

Business Development Manager
 

Right, in those mid 2000s model years some procedures were in the Tech2 while others were in SPS. BCM configurations as an example.

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Tom from Allentown

 

Owner
 

We just did this last week on an '08 HHR with our Drewtech pass thru and the $40.00 subscription. Unfortunately I don't know enough to help on the other questions. I hope this helps!

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Chris from Bryans Road

 

Technician
 

Thanks

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Daryll from Seymour

 

Diagnostician
 

The $250 is for people that already possess a hand-held Tech 2 tool, not Tech2Win

You need a $40 subscription to the VIN and SPS to write the VIN in

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Chris from Bryans Road

 

Technician
 

Thanks for the info!

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Bob from East Longmeadow

 

Owner/Technician
 

Another thing to be aware of is that the used radio may not be compatible with that car even though it fits. 

When I did one for a used car lot SPS popped up a list of part numbers that it wanted me to choose from and my radio was not on it. 

I gave the guy the list and told him to find one that's on it. He did and the programming went without a hitch.

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Chris from Bryans Road

 

Technician
 

Thanks for that info. Unfortunately I never got the chance to do the job because the customers son some how found a way to unlock the radio. Maybe there is a way to press some buttons and get it to unlock im not sure but it was working when he came back and he was not sure what his son did. O well 

Thanks guys

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