Changing Vin

James Owner/Technician Florida Posted   Latest   Edited  
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.8L (Y) 5-spd (TorqShift) — 1FTSX21Y85EB21020
C2900-E0

customer installed used abs module. It communicates and pulls up data. Speedo on dash works. However it keeps the abs light on for mismatch vin. Didn't think it would be a problem. When I go to program nothing shows up but pcm. Also I don't have the option of "as built". The only option I have is the install and program and it doesn't ever compare and allow me to write in correct vin. Does anyone know how I can go in and change the vin in the abs module? I also tried using a fully updated Autel without any success. I am at a loss. Thank you in advance for any guidance. Tony

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Brian Diagnostician
South Carolina
Brian
 

Leave the key off during the ID process for programing. It will have you cycle it several times as it looks for the vin. Eventually it will give you the option to write the vin as if it is a blank PCM.

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Brian Instructor
Ohio
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Also disconnect the abs module before starting IDS will save the time of waiting the minute or so with the key off and get the same result, just do PMI and plug in when it says to switch our the modules. May have to do as built as well with this method.

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Michael Owner/Technician
Quebec
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Are you using IDS and is it up to date? With an out of date update in the past I've had issues in the module programming section of the tool. I've replaced these before and the vehicle will start and run but the only way to get rid of that VIN mismatch is going to be through programmable module installation....

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James Owner/Technician
Florida
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latest and greatest. It does not show the option of as built data.

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James Owner/Technician
Florida
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I updated the forscan app and it was able to go in and put in the as built data. That corrected the problem. I just don't understand why this information wasn't available with the ford factory tool and software.

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Michael Owner/Technician
Quebec
Michael
 

Yeah that is pretty weird I've never really had that issue...

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Paul Technical Support Specialist
Colorado
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Seems that Forscan does some really cool stuff. Do you use it often James?

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James Owner/Technician
Florida
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first time

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Chris Technical Support Specialist
New York
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PMI of the ABS module with special function 53061 should prompt for asbuilt. The function ignores the module configuration during the inhale process of the PMI. AS Built menu option is not in early Vehicles it is a later addition to IDS Following the OEM recommended process to pull data from the original should ensure data transfer. If the part was New(reman) from Ford the PMI function would…

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James Owner/Technician
Florida
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Could not inhale as the original was fried by a lightning strike. It was a used one customer put in. I could never find as built or even a program update option using latest ids. I am unfamiliar with special function 53061.

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Chris Technical Support Specialist
New York
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To ignore inhale, Select IDS/FJDS ball and socket (top left of screen), then Swiss Army Knife (bottom left of screen) and select update/special function in right column. diag​.​net/file/f3s3k87rs… ​ Enter code 53061 and press tick. diag​.​net/file/f2r17elp6… ​ Perform PMI as ususal and it should prompt for forced asbuilt entry. You can also delete the original…

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James Owner/Technician
Florida
James
 

Chris thanks for your input. Can you tell me where to go and change the speed output. When looking in the data on pcm I get kph. I have looked around for over an hour and can not find where to change over to mph. Thanks

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Chris Technical Support Specialist
New York
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The PCM data speed units would be related to your scanner not the vehicle. If the Display is in KM/H a cluster reman center should be able to reset it to MPH, or you can see if there is an english/metric option in the cluster.

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James Technician
Georgia
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James, Click the socket and wrench as Chris stated, but stay under the 2 people tab at the bottom. Click the open folder with a hand on the right side and then click on distance to change from km to miles. You can also change the other measurement settings there.

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Sam Mobile Technician
Michigan
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We run into this all of the time. Best we can figure is ford doesn't want them done used. We use autel pmi abs or forscan

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