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If you receive the "Reader Upload Request :x7F Negative response code" error, this indicates your vehicle has likely been previously tuned and the ability to read the tune has been disabled.  Please start a Support ticket [https://support.hptuners.com/in...
ALL 2015+ DODGE, RAM, JEEP AND CHRYSLER PCMS MUST BE MODIFIED BY HP TUNERS IN ORDER TO BE TUNED.  You can either send a PCM to us for the HPTuners PCM Modification Service We now also offer a number of HPTuners Pre-Modified PCMs [https://www.hptuners.com...
All 2017+ GM's use a seed/key process to unlock. The first time you read the PCM you will have to be connected to the internet and using VCM Editor version 4.5. If it doesn't unlock right away, wait at least 30 mins and try again.
* ECM (E99) License: 10 Unversal Credits + ECM exchange or purchase* * TCM (T87A) License: 4 Universal Credits + Unlock * CCM (C304A) License: 3 Universal Credits * FICM (S53) License: 3 Universal Credits *ECM Calibration will require a modified ...
The Web Exception, Name Resolution Failure error indicates an internet connection is required but not available to the software. Ensure the computer is connected to a good internet source when reading the vehicle. If you have confirmed you have a good in...
The Data Integrity Check Failed error can be caused by previous tuning that has corrupted the tune. Please Open a Support Ticket [https://support.hptuners.com/index.php?/Tickets/Submit] and provide the following: 1) Tune causing the error 2) VCM Suite In...
When you read your PCM and then try to open the file with VCM Editor and receive this message here's what you should do (as described in the error message): 1. Redownload & install the latest BETA [http://files.hptuners.com/VCM%20Suite/VCM%20Suite%20(Bet...
TO DISABLE VATS ON NON-ALLOYTEC V6 CAR PCMS PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW: 1. SET THE VATS VALUE TO "PWM" 2. SET DTC P1626 TO "3 - NO ERROR REPORTED" 3. SET DTC P1629 TO "3 - NO ERROR REPORTED" ADDITIONALLY YOU MIGHT NEED TO SET: 4. SET DTC P1630 TO "3...
FRPP CRATE PCM AND AFTERMARKET CALIBRATION SUPPORT : EXTRA STEPS > For the FRPP Crate Engine Controls packs we support and certain > aftermarket calibrations, the controller is not automatically > identified by the VCM Editor software. > > YOU MUST VERI...
STANDARD V8 REAR WHEEL DRIVE APPLICATIONS (1999 TO CURRENT) * Using Gear/Tire wizard in VCM Editor (Edit> Gear/Tire Wizard) Insert your new tire and gear in the columns on the right. If your tire height has not changed, enter the same value. If your ge...
Ford & Dodge single VCM licenses locks to mixture of values in the PCMs, what this means for us is an added layer of security from reusing licenses based on just a VIN number. What this means to you is that if you do change the VIN number of the vehicle o...
MERCEDES PCM'S NO LONGER NEED TO BE SENT IN TO BE UNLOCKED. The unlocking can now be done through VCM Suite version 4.4 or newer. The PCM is unlocked through the normal read and write process so no extra work is required.
IF YOU NEED TO DISABLE THE NEURAL NETWORK IN 09-10 DODGE VEHICLES WHERE THE NEURAL NETWORK SWITCH DOESN'T WORK, YOU WILL NEED TO DISABLE VVT. This will then also disable ANN (_Artificial neural networks_).  To do so, make sure you have the latest softw...
The "READ DISABLED" message indicates the vehicle's module's ability to be read has been disabled. To be able to read and tune this, the PCM will have to have a factory flash done to "Write Entire" over the PCM.
The error "Reader Upload: Invalid Checksum" generally indicates the vehicle has been previously tuned and will need to be returned to stock and re-read to tune with VCM Suite. 
> Using the Master/Slave system, you can create a tune file for > someone else and all they will be able to do is open the file and > write it to the vehicle (no viewing/editing). > If the tuner is using an MPVI both interfaces will have to license > the ...
SEGMENT SWAPS CAN ONLY BE PERFORMED WITH FILES THAT HAVE THE SAME EXACT OS ID'S WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN THE TUNE DETAILS OF THE TUNE FILE. TO PERFORM THE SEGMENT SWAP FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW: 1) Open the Base file you would like to move the new segmen...
A growing number of vehicles/controllers are unable to be read through the OBD2 port, however these modules can be flashed without issue.  To combat this when VCM Editor sees one of these modules, it will generate a stock calibration based off the vehicl...
WITH SELECT ECMS & TCMS, OUTDATED VERSIONS OF SOFTWARE THAT ARE ON THE MODULE CAN NOT BE SUPPORTED. IN THESE CASES, WHEN ATTEMPTING TO TUNE YOUR VEHICLE, YOU WILL RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE: After you click "Ok" to this message, VCM Editor will automatically l...
Once a vehicle is tunerlocked it can only be unlocked by the tuner who locked it or the PCM must be replaced. If you are unsure if the vehicle has been tunerlocked please submit a Support ticket [https://support.hptuners.com/index.php?/Tickets/Submit] a...
The "Unable to open file. Unsupported or newer version detected"  message indicates the file was created with a newer version of VCM Suite. To work with this file update to the latest Version of VCM Suite BETA [http://files.hptuners.com/VCM%20Suite/VCM%...
UPGRADE CREDITS ARE HOW SINGLE VEHICLE OR YEAR/MODEL LICENSES ARE USED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CREDITS REQUIRED TO PURCHASE YEAR/MODEL OR TUNERSHOP PACKAGES. 75% of all appropriate lower level licenses are added together and deducted from the higher lev...
WHAT ARE USER DEFINED PARAMETERS? If you have information on parameters (Switches, Scalars, and/or Tables) that we do not have defined currently in VCM Editor, you can now add them yourself and edit them right in VCM Editor immediately. All you need to do...
The WEB EXCEPTION, NOT SUCCESS error indicates either the computer is not connected to the Internet as required or the Time/Date settings are incorrect for where you are located. Ensure you have a good internet connection, correct your Time, Time Zone an...
This error occurs in Ford's when the ignition is not being cycled as the software requests, there is an issue with the vehicle's ignition switch or the interface has a bad chip. Ensure you are cycling the ignition as the software directs. If you are cycl...