Swapping control modules - ModernCamaro.com - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts
Diagnostics & Tuning Diagnostics | Programming | Tuning

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 02-19-2012, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
patriotpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,222
  
Garage
Exclamation Swapping control modules

From the GM Techlink site

Do Not Swap Control Modules
By Blog Post on February 2, 2012 5:20 PM | No Comments
Do not swap control modules. It's a word of caution that bears repeating as more new GM models are introduced with the Global Architecture electrical system.

These models now include:
2012 Sonic and Verano (and, in Canada, Orlando)
2011-2012 Cruze and Volt
2010-2012 LaCrosse, Regal, SRX, Camaro, Equinox and Terrain

The Global Architecture electrical system does not allow control modules to be swapped between vehicles. Swapping control modules will result in a no start condition on both vehicles and will damage both modules due to the new vehicle security code protocol (environment).

Do not swap the following control modules:
Engine Control Module (ECM)
Radio
Body Control Module (BCM)
Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM)
Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM)
Transmission Control Module (TCM)
Electronic Climate Control (HVAC)
Electric Power Steering
Hybrid Powertrain Control Module
Vehicle Communication Interface Module
Instrument Panel Cluster

- Thanks to Ernest Haller

James 1:25 Ordered from Faulkner Chevy #NKCF02 1100 5/8/9 2000, 3300 7/16/9 TPW 7/20,GOT MY (low) VIN! 4000 7/24/9 ,Picked up 8/7/9!!! Signed Litho #45. Car signed by FBodfather 2011. Service: Jennings Chevy in PA. We don't "drift", kiddies... we POWER SLIDE! MOTM/COTM Sept 2012 Pro Patria Vigilans.
Click the pic.. I don't tolerate fools.
patriotpa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 02-19-2012, 09:11 AM
Veteran Member
 
Guapo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Crestview Fl
Posts: 2,495
 
Garage
BMW has had the same issue for a long time, with there fuel management systems...

2013 LT2/RS, Crystal Red Metallic, TAZ Jr.
2016 H-D Ultra Classic, Black Fire Purple, (PPE)
2015 H-D Street Glide, Superior Blue. (Old Blue) Traded
2012 Big Horn, RAM, Crew Cab, SLT, Dark Cherry Red Pearl (Betty Boop)
1998 Honda Accord 2d, daily driver.
Guapo is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 06-11-2012, 08:06 AM
Junior Member
 
engbulldog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 64
 
you can swap them out if you can reprogram them!!!!!!!! we do it at the plant all the time example swapping a UBEC takes about 2 min and to reprogram about 3 mins so I dont see an issue with doing it , but most people dont have access to the program for there car or truck
engbulldog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the ModernCamaro.com - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome