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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 send the following to support for further assistance: ...
Due to added security security by the manufacturer all 2015+ Dodge, Chrysler, RAM and Jeep PCM's must be sent to HP Tuners to be modified. Once modified the PCM will be able to be tuned. The Unlock Service cost is $249 and can be purchased through the fol...
All 2017+ GM's use a seed/key process to unlock. You must be using current software and your PC must be connected to the internet the first time they read the PCM. If it doesn't unlock right away, wait at least 30 mins and try again.
Support for the ZR1 includes: * 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 Calib...
The Data Integrity Check Failed error can be caused by previous tuning with other software that may have corrupted the tune file. Please provide the following to Support: 1) Tune file causing the error 2) VCM Suite Infolog while connected to the vehicle ...
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 verify yo...
       HOW ARE VEHICLES LICENSED? > Both 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 ...
Mercedes PCM's no longer need to be sent in to be unlocked. The unlocking can now be done through the software and you can simply read and write as you normally would.
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...
[HTTPS://FORUM.HPTUNERS.COM/ATTACHMENT.PHP?ATTACHMENTID=71011&D=1499442517] 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 the software sees...
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...
This message indicates the file was created with a newer version of VCM Suite. Update to the latest Version of VCM Suite BETA [http://files.hptuners.com/VCM%20Suite/VCM%20Suite%20(Beta).msi] Then use this version to work with the file.
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...
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...
The vehicle being read requires an internet connection. Ensure the computer is connected to a good internet source when reading the vehicle.
The computer needs to be connected to the internet with the _DATE, TIME AND TIME ZONE CORRECT._
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...