Pre programmed modules
Is there a reputable company that sells modules that can be programmed by supplier so that it is plug and play for installer?
Domestic ,Asian and European models…?
Sure. Flagship One being one of them. At least that is what they told me.
Never had good experience with them . I have used all computer resources and module experts for the ford and gm computers
Hi Darren, I recently had my customer obtain a refurbished PCM where they program the vin in, it was for a 2011 buck lacrosse , so it was kind of plug and play, but I had to do security learn thru SPS flash programming and ac delco here is there info HTH arestechnologies.com there number is …
I get called a lot of times to program p&p modules from f.ship because they're not p&p, are defective or wrong module. I'll stay away from f.ship
For the most part, it hasn't been possible for an ECM to be truly P-n-P since the early 2000's. FCA stuff held out the longest. That said, some modules still don't require “special” equipment to ship, but the SI isn't always forthcoming. I get a lot of “do we need you for this?" calls and more often than not, they do.
I get calls all the time to come finish on the car what can’t be done without the car. I charge the same whether it’s for the whole job or just the final steps
Plug and Play? That is the issue. So many different immobilizer systems. What you have for a scan tool makes a big difference of whether or not you can finish the job once you get the module. The earlier the car the easier. The brands vary widely in what needs to be done. For instance, I can clone some Mercedes DMEs, that is if you have a communicating original module to extract the data needed…
Your only real option for truly plug and play would be a cloned module. As much as I like to endorse the OEM processes for all programmings, there are some really smart guys on here and out there that can pull and write data at the chip level.
Cloning does not transfer IMMO data on CAN VW/ Audi vehicles. You would still need access to ODIS and the Fazit server to marry a cloned ECM to the Kessy. Unless of course you get all required modules on the bench to do it completely. Still requires the OEM software though.
Xemodex in Toronto has a fair number of plug and play modules.
Darren, We have the same concern. It seems like the most cost effective approach is finding good local mobile programmers. DN seems to be a good resource. Or buy a rollback, the ones without a wheel lift are less expensive. The last shop I worked for, we were doing Ford, GM and Chrysler. It isn’t profitable on a small scale. Even with 7 techs and 11 bays it wasn’t. Randy