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  1. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    That's true but they may see the VIN from the previous donor vehicle and if it doesn't match your truck 100% perhaps they may blame any issues on that and deny warranty claims. Perhaps I am paranoid, I don't know. My personal preference is to have things look as untouched as possible.
  2. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    It should work just fine, if your trying to swap a GDE unit the tune might be slightly different based on the gear ratio. If you're going stock used ECM it should not make a difference. The Axle ratio is actually in the BCM and can be changed there, but there won't be a need to with the used...
  3. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    They will hand out EGR delete kits. LOL
  4. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    Having worked at dealerships in the past, I know they play games constantly. Just another reason to deny a warranty claim or some other stupid thing. They will say someone tampered with the original ECM. Just my thoughts, I always like to do things as clean as possible and not leave trails...
  5. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    No problem, hope it goes well for you. I am sure GDE will resurface by then, they already posted that they are working on EPA compliant tunes now. Whether or not previous customers want to deal with them in the future remains to be seen. There are other tuners out there starting to surface...
  6. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    If you can find a good independent shop that is capable of this even better, drive it over with your GDE and then swap it out and tell them you want a stock ECM.
  7. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    If you swap ECM's and bring to the dealer they might get suspicious especially when they find its not programmed. If you don't want the dealer involved, best bet is to find a used ECM from the same year truck as yours and program the VIN# and injector codes. Getting a clone of the GDE ECM is...
  8. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    Should work on a band new unit, I personally haven't tested this yet. You would need a good copy or a copy of the original software from your truck in order to flash this over. Its the same principle as flashing a used ECM, your basically overwriting the data. The new ones come blank with no...
  9. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    I heard this happen on a couple of GDE ECM's. Evidently it takes a few cycles for it to correct itself. My suggestion would be to check all the computer modules in your truck using AlfaOBD and clear any codes, then try seeing if it starts. If not try the bypass trick and drive it a few times...
  10. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    AlfaOBD is going to be your best bet, If you don't have a lot of technical knowledge I would stay away from the KTM as it can be a bit flaky. I also had a ton of bad ECM reads when I first got mine. I was able to VIN re-write and make a 100% stock ECM for my truck just using the KTM. I also...
  11. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    Not possible with AlfaOBD, the ECM has to be physically remapped to allow this. The 4096KB flash area has to be reworked checksummed and re-written back to disable this.
  12. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    Axle ratio is in the BCM, Alfa can change it.
  13. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    I agree with you it does stink for sure, but honestly not worth the risk of trying to sell it. This is the risk you take when purchasing a tune unfortunately. Good thing is used ECM's are cheap and now anyone can have a stock ECM. So if you need to sell your truck, then that's the route I...
  14. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    Well I am glad to see that AlfaOBD has come out with this update, it is also interesting to see GDE's response as well to all of this. Essentially I take it that selling a used ECM with their tune on it, even if it came off your original truck is against their policy. It seems one would need...
  15. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    KTM is all you need. I am sure you can accomplish the same thing with a KTAG unit as well, just depends on if you want to pry open the ECM or not. Either one should work. I have both personally, just because I was testing various things. I didn't like how hard it was to pry off the case on...
  16. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    Read through post #241 in this thread posted by @gtsav2006 he gives the answer in that post. Hope that helps you.
  17. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    Accessing through OBD is fine if you can find a reliable and complete way of doing it. The problem is with this ECM you can’t access all areas of the EEPROM through OBD. A bench flash tool is a lot more comprehensive. Also if you mess something up your hosed. With the bench tool it doesn’t...
  18. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    Again this is to understand what portions of the ECM allow the EEPROM to communicate together and to determine which parts are relevant to the immobilizer system to allow the truck to start. @gtsav2006 already purchased his tune and I doubt he will be keeping it on his ECM after the testing...
  19. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    Mine was purchased and loaded as of Sept 2018, so I do believe it is the latest. Please don't get me wrong I don't want to come across as accusatory or upset with anyone here, because I am not. This forum is great and the people here are very helpful and wonderful to chat with. But I do feel...
  20. Programming new ECM to ED with AlphaOBD

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    Theoretically anything is possible, unfortunately the data contained in the Flash section is extremely complex so right now without the proper areas of the Map documented, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack. We are still working on understanding how this all works.
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