Mod hell just got worse!
Took off the Maggie today, so I could ship it back to be repaired. Thought I'd put the car back to stock, cuz I have to go to court Monday. Put the motor back together, and turned it over just for a quick check. She tried to run, but obviously died out. That's normal with the Maggie tune. So I connect the Maggie tuner:
It communicates, shows my VIN, says PCM has been modified, asks if I want to return to stock, I hit "yes". Tuner does its thing and shows a * in the display. This means it's saving the tune thats in the PCM. Look at the tuner a couple minutes later (too early for it to be finished), and it says "no signal from PCM", "check cable and turn ignition on". I give it another couple minutes, same thing. So I unplug it, and start over. This time, it doesn't find the PCM at all. Now the car wont even crank.
I tried everything I could think of. Disconnected the battery for at least twenty minutes. Checked all the fuses. Even tried my other superchips tuner. That one told me that the "ignition is not in the run position".
I think my PCM just got F*d.
Anybody know if you can "reboot" the PCM?
I'll call Magnuson in the AM, but I don't know what they can do if the PCM is shot.
Can't go to the dealer with something like this.
Should I order a "wait for me" PCM tuned for a Maggie?
BTW Tom just called. He's stuck on the side of the road. Sounded like his Magnavolt might have gone bad. Told him to reconnect the grey wires in the trunk. Hope that does it.
YUP Mod hell.........
If you can find him, I would yank the PCM and get Stealth to tune it.
Start looking for something else to drive.
I meant that as meaning your V isn't going anywhere (doesn't sound like it).
Sorry your stuck, but the down time shouldn't be that bad.
Im feeling better and better about this $650 install and then Im probably just gonna get the dyno tune at the same time.
Im am the least patient person on the planet so I would probably have pushed my car off a cliff by now if this had been me.
Hope you guys get your cars back together soon
The Maggie should be back by Friday. Hopefully I can get this PCM issue straightened out by then.
Toms car is done. Just hope this was a Magnavolt, and he got it going again. At least his V wont be sitting till he gets another one.
I guess I should have taken the advice from SeattleCTS-V and added extra grounding wires to the Magnavolt.
Unbelievable! One thing after another. David's going to love hearing from me again...
I would order a wait4me tuned PCM for only $160 or whatever it is.
Geez, you guys are having all kinds of Mod Hell fun.
I'm sure that ground connection is the problem with the Magnavolt,Tom. And it's hard to believe your PCM is "F***D", Tony ... may just need to be reprogrammed? I mean, what would have caused it to fry?
When I see this all happening, I just count my blessings. Good luck, guys. Hope Magnuson has some good words of wisdom tomorrow.
'05 CTS-V, Maggie, Kooks, Hotchkis, Ground Control, Corsa, B&M, DSS/Hendrix, Full 3M Clear Bra, Autovation, V Headrests, CTS Console, STS-V 55w Fogs, Black Vette FRCs, Specter Werkes, Katech LS9 Clutch, SS Brake Lines, Heavymetals U-Turn Fuel Line Eliminator, Momo Combat Evo Shift Knob, Wldwhl Clear Sidemarkers, Linea Corse LC855 Wheels, plus a couple more. Mustang dyno'd at 472 RWHP/411 RWTQ.
Yeah, I don't ever want a Maggie...
I don't think its fried. I think as the tuner was pulling the maggie tune, something happened. Now there's missing information. So the tuner can't communicate with the PCM, and the PCM won't start the car. Obviously this is just my best guess.
I dont know. A problem with the hand held is VERY rare, I will speak with the calibration department tomorrow and see what we can do for you. Dont panic, UPS next day to the rescue!