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    Lockin4u got a reaction from Singh in 2007 Audi A4 Cluster Swap ?   
    I don't remember whether the tech person said that 2005 or 2006 was the cut-off point. But definitely not 2007.
    With Abritis through the DLC or on the bench?
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from Singh in 2007 Audi A4 Cluster Swap ?   
    Follow-up. According to the experts at Ross-Tech, VAG COM will not perform this procedure on the 2007 Audi A4.
    I finally got the VVDI2 working again, only to fail after reading & saving the EEPROM data and attempting to write it to the donor cluster. I contacted VVDI "tech support" through their Whatsapp number on May 6. I explained the situation and they replied with "one moment". That's the last I've been able to extract from them. I've attempted 2 more times since to elicit an answer. They have read all of my messages (it shows that on Whatsapp) but they've ignored the conversation. I'm pretty sure that Xhorse in Chinese actually means Horse Shit.
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from Singh in 2007 Audi A4 Cluster Swap ?   
    Customer says the car runs with the original cluster. But the body functions weren't working, windows, electric locks, radio, etc. He did a scan and said the data lines for that module were screwed up. He got a used cluster out of the same y/m/m while he was at the junkyard. With the new/used cluster plugged in, everything that wasn't working is now functional. Of course the car won't start because it's a mismatched cluster. Hoping it's possible to transfer the necessary data to the new/used one or otherwise marry it to the car.
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from Jim Hetchler in 1998 Mercedes E300   
    If bladed ignition, keys are self learning.
    If EIS plastic key and ignition, W210, the processor is a Motorola 64 leg HC05.
    Here's your huckleberry.

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    Lockin4u reacted to Goalie309 in Mercedes transmission   
    I had a customer call with a 2013 GLK350 that they put a used trans in and wondered if I could program it as it wouldn't move. I have diagspeed pro so I was able to reset it and I used autel elite to code the trans when all said and done car moved.   Easy money. Dealer wanted 11k.  They have less than 3k in I would bet
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    Lockin4u reacted to Jim Hetchler in 2014 Dodge Charger frequency hub location   
    These three pictures pretty much show what you need to know to find the Frequency hub...



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    Lockin4u got a reaction from tiovito in 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap   
    I'll just drop this here.
    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap.pdf
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from michaeleschmidt in 2013 Volkswagen Passat Cluster Change   
    This one is going to prove to be...interesting. I went through some diagnostics with the VCDS and ended up talking with their tech support while having my hand held through some of the processes. I thought AE Tools has pretty good tech support. The guy I talked to at Ross-Tech was absolutely outstanding! I was on the phone with him for quite some time. He gave me his name at the beginning of our conversation but I had forgotten it by the time we wrapped it up. I'm terrible with names. He knows the tool inside and out but is also extremely knowledgeable about VW vehicle diagnostics.
    As I stated, the problem with the car is the ambient temperature is reading about 7 degrees Celsius and won't allow the A/C to engage. He told me exactly where to find the temperature sensor, took me through some tests, and determined that the issue is actually in the cluster.
    When I arrived at the vehicle I saw that the original cluster was in the dash but loose. The donor cluster was in the passenger seat. The shop had swapped them out to see if that's where the problem was. In doing so, they created another problem. Which causes me to point to another current topic of discussion here on KP, while reiterating its crucial importance.
    Toward the end of my conversation with the gentleman at Ross-Tech he began explaining that many times, when swapping in a new/used cluster on a late model VW, it will wipe all the data from the ABS module. As he was explaining this, I was sitting in the driver's seat with the original cluster installed and the vehicle running, while staring at a flashing ABS light. He emphasized the importance of running a full module scan on the vehicle and save the data in a file on your computer. A feature that the VCDS has built in.
    Now that the ABS module had been wiped, there are two choices in that regard. Send it to the dealer or perform the same vehicle module scan and send the file to Ross-Tech and have them recompile the correct data for the ABS module. Which I did. The VCDS software has the form built in as well to send the file through their website. He said it would be a couple days to generate.
    You get 1 year or 15 sessions free tech support with the purchase of the tool. Tech support with Ross-Tech after the first year is normally $40 per session or you can purchase a 10 pack of sessions for $300. The VCDS Pro kit costs about $900 but they don't charge for updates. Since this was the first time I had called since buying the tool several years ago, he didn't charge me for this session. I thought that to be awfully decent of him.
    Now the issue with this vehicle is going to be figuring out how to transfer all the necessary immobilizer data, including mileage over to the donor cluster. I hooked up the VVDI2 for the first time today and was somewhat disappointed in how little I was able to accomplish in regard to reading the critical data from the original cluster through the DLC, using a programmed key in the ignition. In fact, after quite a bit of searching through the less than intuitive software, I wasn't able to find how to do that at all. Time to regroup and consider alternatives.
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    Lockin4u reacted to Keyhole - Eugene in 2013 Volkswagen Passat Cluster Change   
    As far as the VVDI2, You will need to know which dash and EEPROM it has to read the data.
    If you have the cluster, you can just look at the thing typically there is a sticker. It is prolly one of the NEC selections.
    If not, go to key learn, let it auto detect. It will tell you what type it is 90% of the time.
     
    Next go up to the Immo drop menu - VW - Type 4 - select the appropriate cluster.
     
    From that screen you should be able to read/write the EEPROM, Flash and IMMO info from the cluster with a working key.
     
     
    As far as coding the ABS - I have not had to do one that new with it but I did an 08 Audi ABS module 100% with my autel MS908p. When you go to the appropriate screen for coding it literally walks you through it. You just have to know the options for the vehicle - most are not that hard to figure out IE AWD vs RWD, etc. No idea if it will do it to one this new.
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from JeffEilenberger in 2001-2004 Toyota Sienna ECU   
    Vehicle year is always determined by the 10th character of the VIN, not the build date.
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    Lockin4u reacted to E-Z-KeyLocksmith in 2001-2004 Toyota Sienna ECU   
    James is correct. That ECU part# is for a 2004. Immobilizer is standard equipment and programmable via OBD port (4D67 chip). 
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    Lockin4u reacted to Keyhole - Eugene in 2001-2004 Toyota Sienna ECU   
    Is it possible its an 04 and can be done by OBD?
     
    Try programming it as type 2 with a D chip key and see what happens.
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from jrlockandkey in 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap   
    I'll just drop this here.
    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap.pdf
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from Silverstate in 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap   
    I'll just drop this here.
    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap.pdf
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from michaeleschmidt in 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap   
    I'll just drop this here.
    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap.pdf
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from Saltydog in 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap   
    I'll just drop this here.
    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap.pdf
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from WovenKDC in 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap   
    I'll just drop this here.
    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap.pdf
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from Davepii in 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap   
    I'll just drop this here.
    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Type 2 Immobilizer & PCM Swap.pdf
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from Singh in recommended Tools to get into module repair / swapping   
    Bottom line, you are going to need OEM diagnostic capabilities for the manufacturers, years and models you intend to service. That may mean OEM tools, a good J2534 device and appropriate software and/or subscriptions, or most likely a combination of both.
    Aftermarket tools will cover some of those duties. But I certainly wouldn't want to step off into that abyss without the catch net of the proper OEM tools underneath me. Not to mention some solid training.
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from michaeleschmidt in recommended Tools to get into module repair / swapping   
    Bottom line, you are going to need OEM diagnostic capabilities for the manufacturers, years and models you intend to service. That may mean OEM tools, a good J2534 device and appropriate software and/or subscriptions, or most likely a combination of both.
    Aftermarket tools will cover some of those duties. But I certainly wouldn't want to step off into that abyss without the catch net of the proper OEM tools underneath me. Not to mention some solid training.
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from dmbrownson in recommended Tools to get into module repair / swapping   
    Bottom line, you are going to need OEM diagnostic capabilities for the manufacturers, years and models you intend to service. That may mean OEM tools, a good J2534 device and appropriate software and/or subscriptions, or most likely a combination of both.
    Aftermarket tools will cover some of those duties. But I certainly wouldn't want to step off into that abyss without the catch net of the proper OEM tools underneath me. Not to mention some solid training.
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from Kevin Suttorp in 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan PCM replacement with Autel   
    Keep it civil.
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    Lockin4u reacted to Slik in 2018 Dodge Charger Micropod vs J2534 Key Programming Question and Module Reflashing Info   
    My post was not directed at you Ben. You would most likely be the recipient of such calls. It was more directed at the folks who bitch about the cost of something because they've seen the Chinese knockoff price on eBay but want the safety of buying it stateside.
    Personally, I can't stand the tech calls about why something is not programming and find out they are using a $300 offshore programmer.
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from Pop-a-Lock in 2001 Dodge Durango non transponder PCM replaced   
    If the PCM came from a donor vehicle that was immobilizer equipped, you will need all related immobilizer components from that donor vehicle to create a running vehicle on your end. Nothing you can do to that PCM will revert it to non-transponder. Add the cost of transponder keys, labor, and programming, of course.
    As an aside, I've had a couple of shops call me that have installed boneyard columns on non-transponder Chrysler vehicles. The replacement columns they sourced, came with SKIM modules from transponder equipped vehicles. They unwittingly made all the available connections and attempted to start the vehicle.
    At that point, what was once a non-transponder PCM, was instantly and irreversibly transformed into an immobilizer PCM.
    To any naysayers who may question the validity of these statements, I realize this may sound preposterous. But yes, it's entirely possible and completely factual. If still in doubt, I implore you to conduct your own field tests and report back here with your results.
    Edit: When I said, "you will need all related immobilizer components from that donor vehicle". I meant that you will need the remainder of the immobilizer system components. Not necessarily those components directly from the PCM donor vehicle...
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    Lockin4u got a reaction from JeffEilenberger in 2001 Dodge Durango non transponder PCM replaced   
    If the PCM came from a donor vehicle that was immobilizer equipped, you will need all related immobilizer components from that donor vehicle to create a running vehicle on your end. Nothing you can do to that PCM will revert it to non-transponder. Add the cost of transponder keys, labor, and programming, of course.
    As an aside, I've had a couple of shops call me that have installed boneyard columns on non-transponder Chrysler vehicles. The replacement columns they sourced, came with SKIM modules from transponder equipped vehicles. They unwittingly made all the available connections and attempted to start the vehicle.
    At that point, what was once a non-transponder PCM, was instantly and irreversibly transformed into an immobilizer PCM.
    To any naysayers who may question the validity of these statements, I realize this may sound preposterous. But yes, it's entirely possible and completely factual. If still in doubt, I implore you to conduct your own field tests and report back here with your results.
    Edit: When I said, "you will need all related immobilizer components from that donor vehicle". I meant that you will need the remainder of the immobilizer system components. Not necessarily those components directly from the PCM donor vehicle...
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