Can a used electric power steering rack be reprogrammed

Rich Service Manager New Hampshire Posted   Latest  
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2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L (C L83) 6-spd (6L80) — 3GCUKSEC7HG125093
U0131 — Lost Communication With Power Steering Control Module
U0131-00 Front View Camera Lost Communication With Power Steering Control Module

Vehicle was in accident body shop replaced electric steering rack with a used unit, now has a code in front view camera module U0131-00 Lost communication with power steering control module. My question is can a used rack be reprogrammed to another vehicle?

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Benjamin Diagnostician
Tennessee
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This may provide some info.. gm-techlink​.​com/?p=11221

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Michael Owner/Technician
Quebec
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On that year Silverado you will need to install & program a new rack and pinion

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Zach Owner/Technician
Oklahoma
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These components should be able to be mated per re-initialization and or coding. if you do run into an issue with coding then contact your local locksmith with virginizing or cloning capabilities. to clone from the old module to the new.

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Bill Owner/Technician
Michigan
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This particular vehicle will need a new steering rack...

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Alvaro Service Manager
Aruba
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Some models you need to retrieve parameter data and download to the new module to be installed. Some can be done with Replace and Reprogram routine. but others does not accept second hand modules, since the place where the data is to be written can not have old data, or another vehicle parameters. Only with GM SPS can try to see if this will go. Otherwise, New Rack needed. As told by another…

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Edward Owner
Texas
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Unfortunately, Benjamin is right I wouldn't recommend this on global architect models we have several fleets of 2016 throw 2020 with the some gm models and have tried with wins and misses. It's more of judgment call in different cases.

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Naabil Technician
Ghana
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Yes it can reprogrammed but will be online gm site

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Caleb Technician
Indiana
Caleb Default
 

Yes it will program. However the VIN will never be correct and you will have configuration error codes and limited steering functionality. Like everyone has said, only a new rack will work.

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Caleb Technician
Indiana
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Even though you need a new rack, check the powers, grounds and CAN lines to the rack. Even a used one should still communicate unless it's also garbage which is a good possibility. I guess all I'm saying is verify your wiring to the rack to avoid confusion when you put in the new rack and it's still no comm because of a broken wire or blown fuse.

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Michael Mobile Technician
Utah
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Rich, I have a tool that I am testing that will allow programming of GM Global A PCM, TCM and EPS. I have not come to a solid conclusion on EPS yet but it is promising. I have been able to reprogram a E39 PCM in an Equinox. I have not had opportunity to try the EPS yet. Maybe I can send you the tool and you can try it. Contact me at … if interested. It would be best if there is a…

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Rich Service Manager
New Hampshire
Rich Update
 

Thanks for all the replies was not successful at reprogramming used rack, Body shop is going to install a new rack & bring it back for programming. Will update when finished

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Alvaro Service Manager
Aruba
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As advised before, ask Bodyshop for the old rack. Maybe you need it to copy parameters data from old unit. And later download them to new rack.

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