DodgeRam.info > TSB's > 08-015-05

TSB 08-015-05

Powertrain Control Module Initialization

Visit Geno's Garage
for Truck accessories.
Geno's Garage Truck Accessories

Date: March 2, 2005   

Models: 2002 - 2005 (DR) Ram Truck

2001 - 2005 (AN) Dakota
2004 - 2005   (CS)   Pacifica
2001 - 2003 (DN) Durango
2002 - 2005 (DR) Ram Truck
2004 - 2005 (HB) Durango
2001 - 2005 (JA) Breeze/Cirrus/Stratus
2001 - 2005 (JR) Sebring Convertible/Sebring Sedan/Stratus Sedan
1998 - 2000 (JX) Sebring Convertible
2002 - 2005 (KJ) Liberty
1999 - 2004 (LH) 300M/Concorde/Intrepid/LHS
2005 (LX) 300/Magnum
2005 (ND) Dakota
2000 - 2005 (PL) Neon
2001 - 2005 (PT) PT Cruiser
2001 - 2005 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan
1998 - 2005 (TJ) Wrangler
2004 - 2005 (VA) Sprinter
1999 - 2004 (WJ) Grand Cherokee
2005 (WK) Grand Cherokee
1999 - 2001 (XJ) Cherokee
2005 (ZB) Viper
2004 - 2004 (ZH) Crossfire Coupe/Crossfire Roadster

NOTE: The model years and vehicles above must be equipped (optional) with Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System (sales code GXX) for this bulletin to apply.

Discussion:
ALL LISTED VEHICLES EXCEPT SEBRING COUPE/STRATUS COUPE (ST), CROSSFIRE, AND SPRINTER.
When a Powertrain Control Module (PCM) is replaced on vehicles equipped with the Sentry Key"' Theft Deterrent System, it must be initialized to properly function with the anti-theft module. This is accomplished at a Chrysler Group Dealer by using the DRBIII or StarSCAN Scan Tool to enter a PIN number.

When the PIN number is not available from the vehicle owner or a Chrysler Group Scan Tool(s) is not available this can be accomplished by writing the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into the PCM using an after-market scan tool with a "VIN Write Function". More information is available from the scan tool manufacturer or the Equipment & Tool Institute.

NOTE: After performing this procedure with an after-market scan tool on vehicles equipped with Chrysler Group's Next Generation Controller (NGC), Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) "PO633 - SKIM SECRET KEY DATA NOT STORED IN PCM" will be set. This DTC will not affect vehicle or system performance and cannot be erased.

SEBRING COUPF/STRATUS COUPE (ST)
Initializing the PCM on these vehicles requires the use of a DaimlerChrysler scan tool (DRBIII), J1962 MMC Cable, and ST22 PCMCIA Diagnostic Card. This equipment is available for lease from DaimlerChrysler for short periods of time. To lease the DRBIII call 1-800-801-5420. A credit card deposit will be required.

CROSSFIRE AND SPRINTER.
Initializing the PCM on these vehicles requires the use of a DaimlerChrysler scan tool (DRBIII), Multiplexer cable box, and the CH9043 Crossfire or CH9087 Sprinter PCMCIA card. This equipment is available for lease from DaimlerChrysler for short periods of time. To lease the DRBIII call 1-800-801-5420. A credit card deposit will be required.

The DRBIII will be shipped within 24 hours to your location by an overnight delivery service. When the DRBIII is returned, your credit card will be charged the lease price. PCM INITIALIZATION PROCEDURE: See the pdf version of 08-015-05 for instructions.

Policy:    Information Only


I would like to thank Bob Bergevin, Arthur Cantrall, Barry Drodge, David Lovell, Bill Maurits, and Steve for supplying the information for these bulletins. And a big thank you goes to Geno's Garage for making DodgeRam.info possible.

 

  Top of Page  

  DodgeRam.info Home  

 

This page was edited on: May 3, 2004