Jump to content

HOWTO: PCM Replacement with Custom OS installed (Re-create Custom OS)


Roland@pcmtec
 Share

Recommended Posts

Problem: You need to change the serial within a Custom OS file due to a failed PCM. As the Serial and VIN are embedded within the Custom OS the firmware they cannot be changed using the normal methods and the Custom OS file must be be recreated.

Solution: We create a new stock file and re-run the Custom OS Wizard via the following steps:

The guide assumes your previous Custom OS file has been named as "Previous Custom OS.tec"

This guide will require that you fully relicense the new file as part of the steps. If this is a Multi Tune it will require 10 more credits. We can refund these credits AFTER the process has been completed by contacting support. If the previous Custom OS license is refunded/deleted prior to completing this process the procedure will not work.

Firstly we must read the new PCM and save it as "New PCM.tec" DO NOT LICENSE THE FILE. Close the file.

Press Calibration Tools -> Create Stock File/Calibration Merge

image.png.bcc1d5336dfa4f075f996c5fc14a798b.png

Select "Create Stock File From Existing File" then load your previous custom OS tec file.

 image.png.45f474a95f7c70b493c0b9ce77a2d464.png image.png.69193bd40e9327397bacff298c2d399e.png

Press "Save/Open File" and save the file as "New Stock File with old serial.tec"

image.png.c8ae810bc302e466f07943abac0431ae.png

Press "Compare/History" -> "Load Compare File" and load the previous Custom OS file that you are recreating ("Previous Custom OS.tec")

image.png.bd2bc73fa68e65a9125968e60d7270cb.png

Click anywhere within the compare tree view then select all items via Ctrl + A then pressing space. Once selected press "Apply" to copy the values over to the stock file.

image.png.230c6e47531df24110b21468c7105dd2.png

Now we must change the serial to that of the new PCM.

Save the file as "Stock OS with values copied and old serial.tec"

Close the file.

Ensure you have a read of the new PCM saved as "New PCM.tec" DO NOT LICENSE the new PCM yet.

Close any open files.

Open Calibration Tools -> "Create Stock File/Calibration Merge"

image.png.a89e08c883609ea5247af8b02a05394c.png

Select "Manually Merge VID/Serial"

image.png.a6b7e9853819add82acbdf125fe11243.png

Press "Load File 1" and select "Stock OS with values copied and old serial.tec"

Press "Load File 2" and select "New PCM.tec"

image.png.2ca9cd8b05cff0e364a16dbb83684b6a.png

Press "Import PCM Serial from File 2"

Press "Save File 1" and save as "Old PCM with new PCM Serial.tec"

Open "Old PCM with new PCM Serial.tec"

License the file.

Step 2: Create the Custom OS

Select "Calibration Tools" -> "Custom OS Configuration Wizard"

image.png.f48f91f8618900896a593c31fa7fb5c1.png

Press "Load All Defaults From Existing File" from the bottom left hand corner and select the original Custom OS file that you are recreating "Previous Custom OS.tec"

image.png.838f41b4f0f89dd08ae68418e0d6c419.png

The wizard will now replicate your previous file. Review these settings to make sure they are what you expect.

image.png.504138d02e3f4e16311a8d8acde9a816.png

Press Next and review the next page (depending on what type of custom OS you created you may not see all of these page or options).

image.png.72cbe3dec4f36823ee521c452dbbaf2d.png

If you are recreating a Flex/Multi Tune you will now see the table selection page. The tune and table setup should match the previous Custom OS. Review the table/scalar setup to ensure it matches what you had previously.

image.thumb.png.926ae377eeb49987ff72fdcc6800575a.png

Press "Check License and Proceed" and save the new file as "Custom OS re-created with stock values.tec"

image.thumb.png.6069674d5e0205cea1bc72b970883295.png

Press Next and exit the Custom OS Wizard. Now press Compare/History -> Load Compare File and load the previous Custom OS File. "Previous Custom OS.tec" This is the same process and steps as you did earlier in the guide and will copy over the flex/multi tune tables.

image.png.bd2bc73fa68e65a9125968e60d7270cb.png

Once again click anywhere within the compare tree view, press Ctrl + A then space to select all of the previous Custom OS tables/scalars. Finally press Apply to copy them over.

image.png.282fad0a36ed8e65378e23d31401db12.png

You will now have a freshly created Custom OS with a different VIN number. Press File - Save As and save the file as "New Custom OS with new VIN and all values.tec"

Flash the file into the vehicle.

Please contact support via https://www.pcmtec.com/contactus and we will manually refund the credits required to relicense the replacement PCM, please include the VIN, vehicle type and what failed on the PCM. Please note that for new customers we may ask for proof of the PCM replacement as this process could be abused. 

Finally follow step 7 from the generic PCM replacement guide:

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...

I have a PCM on a BA xr6t which refuses to power the wastegate solenoid.

Having confirmed that the issue is the PCM and not happy with the meager 4psi now provided by the turbocharger, I have purchased a matching replacement ABU-244 unit.

My current faulty PCM is running a HAAN9N2 strategy, which is fully licensed.

Do I have to follow the the full procedure outlined in this post, or is there a simpler path that avoids PATS reprogramming and enables the PCM to run with the correct VIN? 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, Barramad said:

I have a PCM on a BA xr6t which refuses to power the wastegate solenoid.

Having confirmed that the issue is the PCM and not happy with the meager 4psi now provided by the turbocharger, I have purchased a matching replacement ABU-244 unit.

My current faulty PCM is running a HAAN9N2 strategy, which is fully licensed.

You haven't mentioned if your PCM has a custom OS. This procedure is for replacement of a PCM with a custom OS. If you have a custom OS, you need to follow this guide & program PATS.

 

If your current PCM is a stock or tuned HAAN9N2 strategy, you need to follow

Quote

Do I have to follow the the full procedure outlined in this post, or is there a simpler path that avoids PATS reprogramming and enables the PCM to run with the correct VIN? 

You won't avoid having to program PATS when you replace the PCM even if the VIN is correct. It's a simple process using FORScan & can be done with the Tatrix cable if that's what your using with PCMtec. It's just slow on BA's.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...