Programming a used Transmission Module

Phillip Educator Ontario Posted   Latest   Edited  
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Drivetrain
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8L (H LUW) 6-spd (6T40)

Hello all. I've searched DN and found one similar thread but thought it best to ask the group. I have been asked to program a used transmission module on a 2011 Chev Cruze. Vin above. Is this even possible or are they a one time vin write? Is there any preliminary numbers I might need from the original transmission? Any other insight is very much appreciated. 

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Tim Owner/Technician
Alberta
Tim
   

All Global A architecture vehicles are one time use - NO used modules!!! See GM bulletin PIP4670H

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Juan Technician
California
Juan
 

2011 Cruze is listed as a Global car. If the TCM on the old trans is good you can swap them. Then it should run. Problem: see a lot of bad TCMs. So you can use a used trans with a new TCM, but of course the end price will go up! What a dilemma!

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Sam Mobile Technician
Michigan
Sam
 

Pretty straight forward. If it needs an update it will rewrite the vin. No problems. If it doesn't need an update you will have vin mismatch codes. Which can be fixed with io terminal. Otherwise it's new only. BTW most cruzes need an update in my experience

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John Owner/Technician
Prince Edward Island
John
 

Everyone is right, I would give it a try updating it. the module are very problematic a new might the best, but its a old car. it won't hurt any to try.

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Frank Manager
Tennessee
Frank
 

I am going to be the contrarian here. My shop owner also owns a buy here pay here lot. I have purchased 3 cruzes at auction with bad transmissions. The first one with a knot in my stomach, concerning this very issue. I have had the guys at the shop swap out every trans with an LKQ trans. Very cheap used part. Every one of them has worked without problems going on a spread of 2 years. VIN…

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Stephen Technician
Pennsylvania
Stephen
 

I know GM says global A cars computers are 1 time use only but have done it several times and never have had a problem doing it. Will probably have to reprogram it though.

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Jeff Owner/Technician
Arizona
Jeff
 

Yep - works fine. I've done quite a few in the last 4 or 5 years.

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Dan Technician
Ontario
Dan
 

You can do it just have to get IO terminal it can rewrite that type of module

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Phillip Educator
Ontario
Phillip Resolution
 

Well it's been two weeks and this cruze is driving and shifting fine with the used transmission and used programming. No Codes, no issues, no programming required. Thanks for the help

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