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post #1 of 3 Old 02-19-2012, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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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)
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

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BMW has had the same issue for a long time, with there fuel management systems...

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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
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