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HOWTO: ABS Reprogramming

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It is becoming increasingly common for customers to convert NA Falcons to Turbo. When the entire drive train and all modules are swapped this is relatively easy, the problem occurs when customers add a turbo to an NA engine swapping the PCM only, leaving the NA ABS module.

Previously the advice was to source a turbo ABS module from the same vehicle, or attempt to reprogram it with Ford IDS which is fairly tricky.

Recently there have been updates to Forscan which allow editing the ABS module as built data. As such you can change a non turbo ABS module to a turbo ABS module.

One customer has recently tested this on a Mk1 NA FG automatic ZF 6 speed which had a turbo PCM, TCM installed but the NA ABS module was left in the car.

To reprogram the ABS module we installed Forscan with an extended functionality license (Very cheap and a great product!) and saved the NA ABS module as built data as a backup. The customer then connected to a Mk1 FG Turbo ZF 6 speed and downloaded the as built data. The turbo as built data was then uploaded to the NA conversion vehicle and voila, no more ABS fault.

Please be aware if this is done wrong you may be left with a non functional ABS system.

Process we followed is below:

Download Forscan here:

https://forscan.org/download.html

Then connect to the vehicle.

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Select Configuration and Programming and select the ABS module.

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Now "Save All" the as-built data.

Follow the same steps on the turbo vehicle.

Now "Load All" and "Write All" the as built file from the turbo vehicle on the converted NA vehicle and restore the data. If you have any issues you can always restore your backup. If you have a manual BF or an auto Mk1 FG you can use the supplied files below AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Now please ensure you test these changes in a safe environment on an engine dyno if possible. Also test your ABS still functions correctly afterwards in a safe environment. There is no guarantees with this process however it appears to work on the FG Mk1 Series of vehicles which has been tested.

As built data can be downloaded below:

FG Mk1 ZF6 Turbo as built

FG-Mk1-XR6T-ZF6_Turbo_ABS.abt

FG Mk1 ZF6 NA as built

FG-Mk1-NA-ZF6_ABS.abt

BF Mk2 6 Speed Manual Turbo as built

BF 6 Speed Manual ABS.abt

Anyone who has the following and can  please read and upload your as built files from your ABS modules it would be muchly appreciated. Please note the model (eg ute, sedan, g6 etc). This will greatly assist others if you can share this information.

BA Manual

BA Auto Turbo

BF Auto Turbo

FG Mk1 Manual Turbo

FG Mk2 Manual Turbo

FG Mk2 Auto Turbo

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My FG Mk2 Turbo ZF ute does not list and As Built data for the ABS when read with Forscan, it would be interesting to see if any others can read it

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59 minutes ago, Mick said:

My FG Mk2 Turbo ZF ute does not list and As Built data for the ABS when read with Forscan, it would be interesting to see if any others can read it

Be worth pinging Forscan devs on this one see if its something in the works.

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I am no means an expert and happy to be corrected on anything I say.

Mk2 & FGX run a different ABS unit "Bosch 9" from memory and the calibration comes from the Central Car Config.

From what I understand,  all modules are the same with an internal YAW sensor.

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Above is from a Forscan session connected to a FGX. Mk2's are the same.

And below is a snippet from IDS showing the CCC data from a Mk2 F6.

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I have yet to install a latter module ABS unit to my Mk1 FG, so I haven't tested the init/relearn function as Ford changed the plug unfortunately.

But will update this thread when I do.

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Posted (edited)

BTW 760-01-01 through to 760-01-04 is where the VIN is stored

760-02-01 is where the magic is

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13 hours ago, Mick said:

This is all that shows on mine

Try an MS Can ELM327 cable, a lot of those modules are not on the high speed bus.

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15 hours ago, Superb said:

I am no means an expert and happy to be corrected on anything I say.

Mk2 & FGX run a different ABS unit "Bosch 9" from memory and the calibration comes from the Central Car Config.

From what I understand,  all modules are the same with an internal YAW sensor.

Above is from a Forscan session connected to a FGX. Mk2's are the same.

And below is a snippet from IDS showing the CCC data from a Mk2 F6.

I have yet to install a latter module ABS unit to my Mk1 FG, so I haven't tested the init/relearn function as Ford changed the plug unfortunately.

But will update this thread when I do.

Great information.

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Hmmm, very interesting topic this one.

So I'm not sure if you are aware but in the FPV FG F6 MK2, The ABS module will not let you turn DSC off even though you can see as part of the tune file that you just need to hold the button for 10 seconds. This does absolutely nothing. DSC is on permanently either way and if you even try to steer away the yore sensor will also cut power. They did this to keep the 5 star ANCAP rating but it is F#$king dangerous. If you do lose control of the car, the car just cut power whether you have Traction Control on or off and straightens up the car. It doesn't know where it is straightening the car up to though and if you are sideways, you are now heading straight for the gutter, trees or wherever the car happens to be pointing. Hence, extremely dangerous.

I have noticed that if you do manage to do a burn out because the throttle body cut has been turned off thru tuning that you can do this in a straight line as the yore sensor with cut power and also you are restricted to 2 gears. If you start in first gear, it will let you change to second gear and continue the burnout but as soon as you hit third gear, power is cut. If you start the burnout in second gear, you can change to third gear but then once you hit 4th gear, the power is cut. I think the power is also cut once you reach the limit of either second or third gear depending on which gear you lost traction in to start with.

 

It makes me curious if you could put the settings of a FPV FG F6 MK1 which does allow DSC to be turned off into the MK2 and realistically make the car safer.

 

On a side note to that, I also have an FGX XR6 Turbo and it will allow you to do a burnout in first gear only where as the FPV FG F6 MK2 will not allow you to do a burnout in first gear as it shuts the throttle body. The FGX shuts the throttle body as soon as you hit 2nd gear or you reach the end of first gears speed/capability. The yore sensor will even allow you to steer completely sideways as long as you stay in first gear but again you are unable to turn DSC off at all.

 

Yes I realise this all sounds a bit hoon like but for me it is more about making the car safer and also has its applications on the track. On the drag strip, you need to pull out a whole heap of fuses just to do the burn out with your foot on the brake at the same time In the FPV FG MK2 F6. The fuses pulled are all to do with ABS so that DSC is not enabled which is really a pain in the arse and the dash is lit up like a Christmas tree because of all the failed modules from pulling all the fuses under the hood and in the cabin. It would be so much easier just to hold the button for traction control and DSC for 3 seconds which will turn DSC of in the FG MK1 than pulling fuses. It would also mean that if you are doing some kind of track work that you still have ABS for safety which you lose when you pull all the fuses.

 

Thoughs???

 

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Yeh nar 

Mk2 onwards has Driveline protection which PCMtech has mapped, not all Strategies have it But it’s there and this is what you’re actually seeing and not limited too F6 variants 

Have multiple FG F6 Mk2’s and FGX customers who love 4th gear ZF action 

Jus sayn 

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I wonder if this is applicable to the earlier Bosch 8.0 SX Territory ABS units - in order to add Hill Descent. The wiring for hill descent was on all territories - it just needed a switch in the blanking to the lower left of the steering wheel.

 

Time to dig out some 10 year old Data and see if I'd captured my original As-Built on the old SX. I didn't know it was called As-Built at the time, but I remember seeing it. 

 

Lukeyson

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