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Prepare for flashing
a. Make sure the scan tool is connected to the dealership’s network and is
running the newest software version.
b. Open the vehicle's hood and install a battery charger.
Make sure the charger provides a charge of approximately 13 volts.
c. Connect the scan tool to the vehicle's data link connector (located under
the steering column) and turn the ignition to ON. Do not start the engine.
d. If using StarMOBILE, open the StarMOBILE Desktop Client on your PC
and select your StarMOBILE device.
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Find the latest flash file
If you replaced a PCM or TCM, follow the steps below to search using VIN.
Otherwise, skip to Page 3 to browse by ECU.
Search using VIN:
a. From the Home screen, select
Flash Download.
b. Select Download files from
DealerCONNECT.
Enter your login information and
select OK.
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c. Select Read information from
connected vehicle, then Next.
d. Select Next, then Finish to see
available flash files for the vehicle.
ess is interrupted, repeat the flashing process.
e. Select the flash file with the
appropriate part number.
f. Select Download to Client.
When the file has finished
downloading, select Close.
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Browse by ECU:
a. From the Home screen, select
ECU View.
Select the ECU that needs to be
flashed.
b. Select More Options.
c. Select ECU Flash.
d. Select Browse for New File.
If you are asked to login to
DealerCONNECT, enter your
information and select OK.
e. Select the flash file with the
appropriate part number and
select Download to Client.
When the file has finished
downloading, select Close.
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Program the ECU
To program the ECU using
StarSCAN or the StarMOBILE
Dekstop Client, follow the steps
below.
To program the ECU using
StarMOBILE’s Standalone
Diagnostic Mode, skip to Page 6.
Using StarScan or the StarMobile Desktop Client:
a. Return to the Home screen and
Select ECU View.
If you previously browsed by
ECU, skip to step e on Page 5.
b. Select the ECU that needs to be
flashed.
c. Select More Options
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ess is interrupted, repeat the flashing process.
d. Select ECU Flash
e. Select the downloaded flash file,
then Update Controller.
f. Select OK when the ECU update
is complete and check that the new
part number is shown at the top of
the screen.
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Complete the flash process
a. If you replaced a PCM or TCM you must perform additional steps. See
Appendix A and follow steps for the updated ECU.
b. Check the associated Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for additional
instructions related to the flash update.
c. Type the necessary information on the "Authorized Modification Label"
(p/n 04275086AB) and attach near the VECI label.
FINISHED
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Using StarMOBILE in Standalone Diagnostic Mode
NOTE: You will first use the StarMOBILE Desktop Client to copy the
downloaded flash file to your StarMOBILE device. You will then
use your StarMOBILE device to perform the flash.
a. Select Manage Files.
b. Select the downloaded flash file (with
appropriate part number) and select
Copy to SM Device. When the file
is done copying, select Close.
A green check mark should appear
in the On SM Device Column.
c. Exit the StarMOBILE Desktop
Client by clicking on the red X
in the upper right hand corner.
Copy to
SM
Device
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d. On the StarMOBILE Device, use
the up and down arrows to highlight
Enter Standalone Diagnostic Mode
and press the Enter key.
NOTE: If you receive the following error: “Your StarMOBILE
Device is currently locked by a PC named ‘xxxxxxxx’ on
your network”, exit the Desktop Client or restart the
StarMOBILE scan tool.
e. Select ECU View from the Home
screen.
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f. Select the ECU that needs to be
flashed.
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g. Select Flash ECU.
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Standalone Diag
h. Write down the part number
at the top of the screen.
56029029AH
AUTOMATIC 5 SPEED
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i. Select the flash file you want to
use and follow the on-screen
instructions.
Standalone Diag
56029029AH
AUTOMATIC 5 SPEED
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Complete the flash process
a. If you replaced a PCM or TCM you must perform additional steps. See
Appendix A and follow steps for the updated ECU.
b. Check the associated Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for additional
instructions related to the flash update.
c. Type the necessary information on the "Authorized Modification Label"
(p/n 04275086AB) and attach near the VECI label.
FINISHED
Appendix A: Additional Procedures for NGC3 / NGC4 PCM
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Obtain the vehicle’s PIN (Personal Identification Number). You can find the
PIN on the original selling invoice, on DealerCONNECT (under the “Parts >
Key Codes” section), or by contacting the District Manager.
If the vehicle is WCM equipped:
a. From the scan tool’s home screen select ECU View
b. Select WCM
c. Select Misc. Functions
d. Select PCM Replaced and follow the instructions
e. When the process is completed, select Finish
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Perform the Check PCM Odometer function:
a. From the scan tool’s home screen select ECU View
b. Select PCM
c. Select Misc. Functions
d. Select Check PCM Odometer and follow the instructions
e. When the process is completed, select Finish
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If the vehicle is ETC equipped:
a. Select Learn ETC and follow the instructions
b. When the process is completed, select Finish
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If the vehicle is EATX equipped:
a. From the scan tool’s home screen select ECU View
b. Select TCM
c. Select Misc. Functions
d. Select Quicklearn and follow the instructions
e. When the process is completed, select Finish
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If the vehicle is not WCM equipped:
a. Select PCM VIN and follow the instructions
b. When the process is completed, select Finish
Appendix A: Additional Procedures for GPEC PCM
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If the vehicle is equipped with a CVT, ensure that the TCM has the latest
software calibration available. If the vehicle is not equipped with a CVT, skip
to step 3.
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If the vehicle is WCM equipped:
a. From the scan tool’s home screen select ECU View
b. Select WCM
c. Select Misc. Functions
d. Select PCM Replaced and follow the instructions
e. When the process is completed, select Finish
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Perform the Learn ETC function:
a. From the scan tool’s home screen select ECU View
b. Select PCM
c. Select Misc. Functions
d. Select Learn ETC and follow the instructions
e. When the process is completed, select Finish
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Perform the Check PCM Odometer function:
a. Select Check PCM Odometer and follow the instructions
b. When the process is completed, select Finish
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If the vehicle is not WCM equipped, perform the PCM VIN function:
a. Select PCM VIN and follow the instructions
b. When the process is completed, select Finish
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If the vehicle is EATX equipped, perform the Quicklearn function:
a. From the scan tool’s home screen select ECU View
b. Select TCM
c. Select Misc. Functions
d. Select Quicklearn and follow the instructions
e. When the process is completed, select Finish
Appendix A: Additional Procedures for CVT / EGS TCM
If you replaced a CVT TCM follow the steps below.
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Perform the Initialize CVT function:
a. From the scan tool’s home screen select ECU View
b. Select TCM
c. Select Misc. Functions
d. Select Initialize CVT and follow the instructions
e. When the process is completed, select Finish
If you replaced an EGS TCM follow the steps below.
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Perform the Initialize EGS function:
a. From the scan tool’s home screen select ECU View
b. Select TCM
c. Select Misc. Functions
d. Select Initialize EGS and follow the instructions
e. When the process is completed, select Finish
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