PCM VIN Programming
This vehicle came to my shop with check engine light DTC U1016.
I found a TSB for ppm re-programming. TSB - #87-65-19. I tried to re-program PCM using GM SPS with card Plus 3 and as soon as I click confirm for programming SPS was stuck on connecting to server for 15 minutes. I tried closing the application and tried re starting the SPS and BOOM no communication and PCM fried.
I installed a NEW PCM and vehicle started and have communication but I need helping programming PCM.
WHAT CAN I DO OR USE TO PROGRAM VIN INTO PCM?
Cardaq is too fast for this model year. You need to use tech2 to program it.
I called tech line and that's what they told me aswell. I do have a Tech 2 but my question is do I needs a windows XP in order for me to download it or can I try using Tech2Win?
If you have j2534 , do a pass thru for a/c delco GM ‘‘tis to web $40 . Cardiac 2 tools box drew technology
Yes, this is the best way to do this. Use a physical Tech2 as a pass thru or even better program it using “Tech 2 Remote”. It pushes the data in at a slower pace. You can disconnect the battery for 10 minutes and restart the programming process using the “Tech 2 Remote“ and recover the PCM.
Cardaq is fine for this. Check your version of Java and use the old one suggested on SPS.
I agree with Tomi, have had this same issue when trying to program older GM vehicles with my MDI2 when I first got it. AC Delco aftermarket support spent some time with me and even got on my laptop with team viewer. We came to the conclusion that the transfer speed was too fast. I then did a hard reset on the vehicle and performed a Tech 2 passthru progamming session. Brought the module, a GM
Hello Tomi. I have learned the hardware after burning 3 PCM/ECM/ECU by try programming with J2534 & MDI. I must say that I HATE doing programming on older model GM cars but I finally did it with Tech 2 TIS2000 using windows XP and another remain A1 cordone PCM. Thank You
You have a battery maintainer on it. Make sure you have a good internet connection. It would be best on something that old to use a tech2 or a older style jbox that accommodates the slower network speed. May even isolate the pcm
Yes I always keep my battery maintainer on car at 13 V. I use wired connection on for internet. I do have a Tech 2 but unfortunately I do not have laptop with windows XP in order for me to use with TIS2000 :(
If you have TIS2000 disc you can install a virtual WinXP and run it inside that, but you also need a keyspan serial converter if your laptop doesn't have a serial port. I know it looks like a ethernet cable would work but it won't. I absolutely suck at anything Windows related but I figured out how to do a virtual XP and install TIS2000. Took me all day cuz I'm dumb that way. LOL I'm a Mac
That's a great advice. I will try to do that and see if it works. Thank You
Use your pass thru with tech2win. It will work with Windows 10. You will need to download the cardaq tech2win driver's from drew Technologies, read the instructions from the drew site before installing. You will find the driver's about halfway down on the drewtech download page. I hope this helps.
Hello Neil. Thats what I was thinking about doing. But I will contact tech support first and ask them if it will before I waste my $55. :(
Arsalan, You can use the "real" tech 2 with windows 7 or windows 10. As mentioned by Geoff you need a Keyspan serial converter USA19-HS. I have tried other serial converters. The Keyspan is the only one I have found that works. If you have a laptop with a serial port, that works too. My experience is that it works best at around 56,000 KBs setting. Use the TIS 2 Web program. Choose Tech2 remote
well crap..."compatibility mode".....sure would have saved me a half day of figuring out virtual PC concepts to install WinXP. As mentioned, Windows is like Gaelic to me, being a Mac guy, Happy New Year Mike. oh, PS, in my notes to myself I had to set "baud rate" to 9600 in TIS2000 to upload a SnapShot from the Tech2. After that I was "done" as I had no actual car to program, just wanted to
I feel bad I didnt see this until now, But the very first post here on DN I made was about this type of problem. It can be seen here: Early GM Class 2 Programming Woes
missed that one, thanks for re-post KP (or Okie-P....LOL) :-) Aloha and Happy New Year.
FIX FIX FIX FIX FIX Programmed PCM using Tech 2 TIS2000. I thank you all for all the helps you have provided.
Hi Arsalan: You may have gotten the module programmed but I find it hard to believe that an at least 11-year old calibration is the correct one for that vehicle module. (BTW, do you know why it was called TIS2000?) I'm curious on why you are gripped about Win XP. Win 7/10 Pro version is the GM requirement for SPS . XP doesn't work with SPS. The correct Java won't install. Win 8.x and home