yeah, from what i saw on the "this is what you need" dealer memo, it is about a $500 dollar god-dammit we will have to purchase for our shop. i suppose you can buy one, but that isnt very cost effective if you arent doing them regularly.Originally posted by lo bux racer@Sep 27 2005, 11:35 AM
Oh, and I don't see how it will be possible for the home installer to reflash the ECM. Would one have to take the ECM to a Toyco dealer to have this done?
Just open it and you can either print it (38 pages) or just save it for later.Originally posted by krdshrk@Sep 27 2005, 10:47 AM
Might wanna allow right-clicking so we can download that PDF.... it's rather large.... I'd rather download it once than have to click and wait and wait and wait for it to load.
It appears from the instructions that the ECM is removed to do this. It also takes about 20 minutes according to the instructions. (OK, I did read through the whole thing already). So sure, we can do an install. I just wanted to know if getting reflashed will be no problem.Originally posted by inevitablegod@Sep 27 2005, 12:02 PM
here's my question - can you take out the ECM and have it reflashed out of the car? if so, wanna install one on my car with me? if i can do it all, and just take the ECM in while my car is in your garage... that would work for me.
I hoped that would be the case, except the manual mentions TRD communication cable, TRD Data Transfer Device, TRD Download Box, and a Map Module.Originally posted by lo bux racer@Sep 27 2005, 03:53 PM
zoltiz - FWIW, Toyco ECMs started being reflashable a couple of years ago, so it doesn't surprise me at all that a larger dealer would already have the necessary device to reflash one. I seriously doubt the smaller ones would though, unless there was a recall on Corollas or Camrys requiring a reflash, then EVERY dealer would have at least one. Also, if you look on TIS, you'll see they have a stated goal of being able to reflash ALL new car ECMs by 2007.