GROUP: Heating & A/C
DATE: November 28, 2003
Flash – A/C System Performance
Using a Scan Tool (DRBIII) with the appropriate Diagnostic Procedures Manual, verify all other engine systems are functioning as designed. If DTCs are present record them on the repair order and repair as necessary before proceeding further with this bulletin.
If the vehicle operator describes or the technician experiences the Symptom/Condition, perform the Repair Procedure.
|1||04275086AB||Label, Authorized Modification|
|CH2002||General Purpose Interface Bus Cable Assembly|
|CH6000A||Scan Tool (DRBIII)|
|CH7000A/7001A||J1962 Cable with red DRBIII connector|
NOTE: An updated J1962 cable has been released. This cable has a red colored connector at the DRBIII connection. Use this cable whenever a flash is being performed.
NOTE: Whenever a controller is programmed, the software in the DRBIII; must be programmed with the latest revision level available.
NOTE: If this flash process is interrupted/aborted, the flash should be restarted and then follow the directions on the DRBIII.
- With the ignition switch in the “RUN” position, determine the original part number of the PCM currently in the vehicle. Using the DRBIII select: a. “DRBIII Standalone”
NOTE: If the PCM is not operational, the part number can be obtained from the label on the old controller. If the label on the controller is not legible, proceed to next step.
- Page back to the “Main Menu”
- Determine if the vehicle is equipped with SKIM. Using the DRBIII select:
- “DRBIII Standalone”
- “1998 – 2004 Diagnostics”
- “System Monitor”
- “J1850 Module Scan”
- Look for “SKIM” in the list of modules.
- If the vehicle is not equipped with SKIM then proceed to step 5. If the vehicle is equipped with SKIM obtain the vehicle Personal Identification Number (PIN) before continuing with step 5. This information is available from one of the following: a. The original selling invoice.
- The DealerCONNECT system under the “Sales” or “Parts” tabs – select “Key Codes”.
- By contacting the DaimlerChrysler Customer Assistance Center (DCCAC) at 1-800-992-1997.
CAUTION: Failure to install the SKIM pin number into the module after flashing the PCM will cause a start and stall condition.
- Open the hood, install a battery charger and verify battery state is above 11.5 volts.
- If the old “PCM part #” is known, proceed to step 12. If the old “PCM part #” is not known, proceed to next step.
- On DealerCONNECT select the “Service” tab.
- Select “Vehicle Information Plus”.
- Manually enter the VIN and mileage and select “Enter”.
- Select the “Vehicle Option” tab.
- Under the “Vehicle Option” window, identify and record:
- Connect the DRBIII to TechCONNECT and the vehicle. Open TechTOOLS and verify that the “DRBIII Status: Connected” message is in the upper right corner of the TechTOOLS screen.
- TechTOOLS should automatically populate the VIN in the “Vehicle Criteria”area and the available updates. If not, manually enter the VIN then TechTOOLS will populate the available updates.
- Determine the proper calibration:
- Select the correct calibration.
- Select the “Download/Update” button.
- Monitor the “Flash Download/Update Progress” window on the TechCONNECT and follow the instructions on TechCONNECT/DRBIII. When the flash process is completed, proceed to next step.
- Enter the VIN in the PCM. Using the DRBIII select:
- “DRBIII Standalone”
- “1998 – 2004 Diagnostics”
- “Check VIN”
- If the vehicle is not equipped with SKIM proceed to step 18h. If the vehicle is equipped with SKIM follow the directions on the DRBIII. When the VIN and SKIM key has been programmed, proceed to step 19.
- Enter the VIN as requested by the DRBIII.
- Update the PCM mileage. Using the DRBIII select:
- On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, set the Pinion Factor. Using the DRBIII select: a. “DRBIII Standalone”
NOTE: Due to the PCM programming procedure, a DTC may be set in other modules (TCM, BCM, MIC, SKIM, etc.) within the vehicle, if so equipped. Some DTC’s may cause the MIL to illuminate. Check all modules using “Module Scan”, record the DTC’s, and erase these DTC’s prior to returning the vehicle to the customer. Erase any DTC’s in the PCM only after all other modules have had their DTC’s erased.
NOTE: The following step is required by law.
- Type the necessary information on the “Authorized Modification Label” p/n 04275086AB and attach near the VECI label (Fig. 1).
Fig.1 AUTHORIZED MODIFICATION LABEL
1 – POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE P/N (INSERT P/N) USED
2 – CHANGE AUTHORITY: SB XX-XXX-XX
3 – DEALER CODE: XXXXX
4 – DATE: XX-XX-XX
Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.
|Labor Operation No:||Description||Amount|
|08-19-39-96||Reprogram Powertrain Control Module||0.8 Hrs.|
THIS BULLETIN IS BEING PROVIDED IN ADVANCE. THE SOFTWARE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON TechCONNECT ON OR AFTER DECEMBER 15, 2003.
Chrysler J2534 Application Overview
The Chrysler J2534 System is a combination of the J2534 Application (2010 and newer Model Year Support) and the Chrysler J2534 Flash Application (2009-1996 Model Year Support). J2534 aftermarket users are required and responsible for installing the J2534 device driver provided by the device manufacturer. If you need support installing the device driver software contact the device manufacturer. See the related article “Chrysler J2534 Manual” for additional information. Chrysler J2534 application provides below capabilities:
|The Chrysler J2534 Flash Application:|
|Application Usage and Support|
Chrysler Recommended J2534 Devices
|J2534 Device||Firmware Version|
|CTC Vehicle Box *||1.9|
|Blue Streak -2534 Global Programmer||2.10|
|Actia I+ME Passthru||2.07|
* Chrysler recommends the CTC Vehicle Box Device for Chrysler SCI ECU reprogramming. SCI reprogramming is used on most PCMs and TCMs prior to the introduction of CAN bus vehicles which began in 2004 (Durango).
Chrysler J2534 System Support:
Chrysler J2534 System
PC Requirements for Chrysler J2434 System:
Chrysler J2434 System Release Notes:
Please click here to view the Application Release Notes.
Chrysler J2434 System Download:
Chrysler ECU Flash Availability matrix:
A harness adaptor is required to update certain vehicles. The following tables list which vehicles / modules require which adaptor. Adaptors can be purchased through the SPX Miller Special Tools program. See SPX Miller Special Tools program for details.
MLR-J2534-MMC required on:
|SBEC III||1996 – 1997||SEBRING / AVENGER (FJ)|
|ETAX III||1996 – 1997||SEBRING / AVENGER (FJ)|
|SBEC IIIA||1997 – 1998||SEBRING / AVENGER (FJ)|
|ETAX IIIA||1997 – 1998||SEBRING / AVENGER (FJ)|
|Powertrain||2001 – 2201||SEBRING / STRATUS COUPE (ST)|
MLR-J2534-TCM required on:
Additional Information and Known Issues / Concerns:
If you are reprogramming the 5.9L diesel engine controller on the 1996-2008 Dodge RAM vehicle, it is necessary to also reprogram the VIN after the ECU has been flashed. To write the VIN to the ECU, you may use aftermarket software support, or use an OEM FCA US LLC scan tool (DRBIII or StarSCAN). For more information, see the FCA US LLC Scan Tool Lease Options section.
- 1996-2009 ALL PCMs
If you are REPLACING a PCM or ECM and the vehicle is equipped with a theft deterrent system (Sentry Key), it must be initialized to properly function with the Anti Theft module. You also need to reprogram the VIN when replacing a PCM or ECM. To write the VIN to the ECU and initialize the PCM to work with the theft deterrent system, you may use aftermarket software support, or use an OEM FCA US LLC scan tool (DRBIII or StarSCAN). For more information, see the FCA US LLC Scan Tool Lease Options section.
FCA US LLC Scan Tool Lease Options:
- For 2009 model year vehicles and prior, it may be necessary to use either a DRBIII or a StarSCAN to perform function required after ECU replacement. To lease the DRBIII call 1-586-532-8400 or click here.
- Beginning with 2010 MY, function required to replace an ECU will be supported via the J2534 application.