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Important notes about As Built configuration and programming

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:53 am
by FORScan
Here we post empirical information obtained by us and FORScan users.

1. Write-once bits in configuration memory.

Some configuration bits may have write-once status. It means, they can be changed, but just once. Then they cannot be ever modified. Example - Slave Exists SCL bit in block 726-22-02 of F-150's BdyCM. Outcome is that if no real equipment installed (SCL), module may throw a error code (like U2100 in this case) and some service functions may be not available.

2. Some blocks may be not a real module configuration, but used as a keep-alive memory by modules to store some states (ex. crash event), service events (ex. fuel additive refill) and so on. In some cases direct access to these blocks of data via As Built programming may be limited by module

3. Some blocks of data may have read-only status. So they can be read, but cannot be written. Example: block 720-03 of 2016-2017 Mazda Skyactive IPC module.

4. Sync 3 (APIM module) sends its configuration changes to Ford. So if you change something there, Sync will send these changes when connects to the Internet, and after some time you can see them on Motorocraft site. So far there are no known outcomes of this (like loss of warranty), but it is important to known anyway.

Re: Important notes about As Built configuration and program

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:43 am
by sheltonfilms
Who found #1? Has this been confirmed on multiple vehicles, or is it currently a one time occurrence?

Re: Important notes about As Built configuration and program

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:51 am
by atekin2
I have 2016 Ford Focus. I changed my MFD to SYNC2. However I can not see the APIM to configure camera and navigation in my vehicle. Please help me about how to see and configure the APIM. Thanks

Re: Important notes about As Built configuration and program

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:09 am
by crowhkea
Does Anybody have a list of as built data list for the 2013 ford edge.

Re: Important notes about As Built configuration and program

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:18 am
by stundentas
ford edge use 2013 central configuration ;)

Re: Important notes about As Built configuration and program

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:35 am
by se9303
Hi

Anyone have the “As built” data sheet for a 2006 Ford Explorer 4.0 L? I need to turn off the “park aid” function which my truck does not have but after my PCM/instrument cluster was changed/programmed by a shop Forscan has revealed DTC’s related to lost communication with parking assist control module

Update:

I managed to obtain through Ford the module build data (As-built) using the vehicle’s VIN and through ForScan i have access to the As-built data of each module. Looking through the IC module data there are numerous differences in each of the codes

Considering that my stock PCM was replaced with a used unit, would it be safe to edit all modules and enter rhe data as per the As-built data sheet Ford has provided?

I have coded/flashed BMW DME’s but not a Ford PCM and would appreciate any input to know if its safe to do or if anyone can pinpoint what exactly needs to be edited for the disabling of the park aid function

Upon request i can make the As-built information

Regards,
Mark

Re: Important notes about As Built configuration and program

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:28 pm
by hawkeye3043
Does anyone know if there is a FORScan like software for GM?? I have bought an OBDlinkMX and used it with forscan on my escape and loved it. Need to connect to a gm truck to operate the abs module.

Re: Important notes about As Built configuration and programming

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:03 pm
by olivo42
About quote #4... I agree... IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW that all changes are sent to ford

Re: Important notes about As Built configuration and programming

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:03 am
by Soupinski

Re: Important notes about As Built configuration and programming

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:38 pm
by ndicars
Hello,
Unfortunately, the block 726-22-02 has been changed and can not be changed again as described.

Is there a possibility to completely reset a BdyCM control unit?
Or is there another way to solve/bypass the lock?

regards, Andy