Flash: Driver/Memory Seat or Driver Power Seat Functions Intermittently – 2008 Chrysler Dodge Jeep

NUMBER: 08-006-08 REV. A
GROUP: Electrical
DATE: May 29, 2008

 

SUBJECT:

Flash: Driver/Memory Seat or Driver Power Seat Functions Intermittently

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Memory Seat Module (MSMD) **and performing calibration on the MSMD with the STARScan.**

 

MODELS:

2008 (KK) Liberty
2008 (RT) Caravan/Town & Country

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to RT vehicles with sales code JT2 and KK vehicles with sales code LEW built prior to September 21, 2007 (0921XXMDH).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

The driver/memory seat and or driver power seat functions can become intermittently inoperative due to a Memory Seat Module software issue. A software design change has been made to eliminated these intermittent conditions.

 

DIAGNOSIS:

Using a Scan Tool (StarSCAN) with the appropriate Diagnostic Procedures available in TechCONNECT, verify the driver power seat system is functioning as designed. If DTC’s are present record them on the repair order and repair as necessary before proceeding further with this bulletin.

If the vehicle operator describes or experiences the Symptom/Condition, perform the Repair Procedure.

 

SPECIAL TOOLS / EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

NPN Battery Charger
CH9401 StarSCAN Tool
CH9404D StarSCAN Vehicle Cable
CH9409 StarSCAN Documentation Kit
CH9410 StarSCAN Ethernet Cable, 12 ft.
CH9412 StarSCAN Software Update Device Kit
TechCONNECT PC or equivalent

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE – USING THE INTERNET TO RETRIEVE THE FLASH FILE:

NOTE: Before performing this Repair Procedure, the operating software in the StarSCAN must be programmed with software release level 8.05 or higher. The software release level is visible in the blue header at the top of the StarSCAN screen.

NOTE: The StarSCAN diagnostic scan tool fully supports Internet connectivity. However, to take advantage of this feature you must first configure the StarSCAN for your dealership’s network. Make sure the StarSCAN is configured to the dealership’s network before proceeding. For instruction on setting up your StarSCAN for the dealer’s network refer to either:

“DealerCONNECT > Service > StarSCAN and StarMOBILE tools > Online Documentation”, or refer to the StarSCAN Quick Start Networking Guide. The StarSCAN Quick Start Networking Guide is also available on the www.dcctools.com website under the “Download Center”.

 

NOTE: If this flash process is interrupted/aborted, the flash should be restarted.

  1. Open the hood and install a battery charger. Using a voltmeter, verify that the charging rate provides 13.2 – 13.5 volts. Set the battery charger to continuous charge. Do not allow the charger to time out during the flash process. Remove the charger from the battery when the flash process is complete.

NOTE: Do not allow the charging voltage to climb above 13.5 volts during the flash process.

  1. Connect the CH9410 StarSCAN ethernet cable to the StarSCAN and the dealer’s network drop.
  2. Connect the CH9404D StarSCAN vehicle cable to the StarSCAN and the vehicle.
  3. Turn the ignition switch on.
  4. Power ON the StarSCAN.
  5. Retrieve the old MSMD part number. Using the StarSCAN at the “Home” screen:
    1. Select “ECU View”
    2. Touch the screen to highlight the MSMD in the list of modules.
    3. Select “More Options”
    4. Select “ECU Flash”.
    5. Record the part number at the top of the “Flash MSMD” screen for later reference.
    6. Select “Browse for New File”. Follow the on screen instructions.
    7. Select “Download to Scantool”.
    8. Select “Close” after the download is complete, then select “Back”.
    9. Highlight the listed calibration.
    10. Select “Update Controller”.
    11. When the update is complete, select “OK”.
  6. Verify the part number at the top of the “Flash MSMD” screen has updated to the new part number.
  7. **Remove any obstruction from the front of the driver seat cushion.
  8. Perform MSMD Standardization using the STARScan.
  9. If MSMD standardization fails repeat the standardization process with STARScan.**

NOTE: Due to the MSMD programming procedure, a DTC may be set in other modules within the vehicle, if so equipped. Some DTC’s may cause the MIL to illuminate. From the “Home” screen select “System View”. Then select “All DTCs”. Press “Clear All Stored DTCs” if there are any DTCs shown on the list.

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Amount
18-52-33-15 Flash Module, Memory Seat (B) ** and Perform an Standardization using STARScan** **0.3 Hrs.**

 

FAILURE CODE:

ZZ Service Action

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 08-006-08, DATED FEBRUARY 22, 2008, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE AN UPDATED OVERVIEW, REPAIR PROCEDURE AND LABOR TIME.

THE StarSCAN FLASH FILES FOR THIS BULLETIN MUST BE RETRIEVED FROM THE INTERNET.

StarSCAN SOFTWARE LEVEL MUST BE AT RELEASE 8.05 OR HIGHER FOR THIS BULLETIN.

StarMOBILE STANDALONE MODE OR StarMOBILE DESKTOP CLIENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO PERFORM THIS PROCEDURE.

 

 

08-006-08A

 


 

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:

 

New J2534 Application:
New J2534 Application Application Usage and Support
  • Provides support for 2010 and newer model years.
  • New J2534 Application requires users to work online. An active internet connection and bandwidth (1.5 Mbps) is required to use J2534 application.
  • ECU reprogramming files are automatically downloaded via the application.
  • J2534 Applicable ECUs can be reprogrammed, if a flash is available.

 

The Chrysler J2534 Flash Application:
The Chrysler J2534 Flash Application Application Usage and Support
  • Provides support for 2009 – 1996 model years.
  • ECU reprogramming support for emission control modules only (ECM, PCM, TCM and CTV).

 

Chrysler Recommended J2534 Devices

For Chrysler recommended J2534 device, see below table.

J2534 Device Flash: Driver/Memory Seat or Driver Power Seat Functions Intermittently - 2008 Chrysler Dodge Jeep » small light Flash: Driver/Memory Seat or Driver Power Seat Functions Intermittently - 2008 Chrysler Dodge Jeep » small light Firmware Version
CTC Vehicle Box * 1.9
UCAN 2 1.0
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:

Support for Chrysler J2534 System is available on-line. For more information, please refer to Chrysler J2534 Manual and knowledge base website.

 

Chrysler J2534 System

PC Requirements for Chrysler J2434 System:

The Chrysler J2534 Application has been verified to work with the following operating systems using open platform PCs or laptops:
• Windows 7 (32-Bit & 64-Bit)
• Windows XP (32-Bit only)


Chrysler J2434 System Release Notes:

Please click here to view the Application Release Notes. 


Chrysler J2434 System Download:

For Chrysler J2534 System support, please refer to “Chrysler J2534 Manual“. Get the J2534 system.


Chrysler ECU Flash Availability matrix:

Click Flash Availability–J2534 Application and Flash Availability–Chrysler Diagnostic Application.


Adaptor Requirements:

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:

ETAX IIIB 2003 – 2004 SEBRING / STRATUS SEDAN (JR)
ETAX IVA 2005 – 2006 LIBERTY (DIESEL) JEEP (KJ)

 


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.

 

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