Trailer gain- Writing blocks failed incompatible configuration

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maclellaniv
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Trailer gain- Writing blocks failed incompatible configuration

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hey everyone, i purchased a oem trailer brake controller for my 2018 f250, the install only took a few minutes, when i went to enable trailer gain in forscan i enabled it and clicked write, it started to change and then this message popped up (Writing blocks failed- incompatible configuration) im not really sure where to go from here, I downloaded multiple previous forscan versions to make sure it wasn't the software and the same result with all. any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance
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Re: Trailer gain- Writing blocks failed incompatible configuration

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2018 F250 6.7L Trailer Brake Controller
Is this your part number? HC3Z-2C006-AA

Uninstall your current version and install version 2.3.32
Link:
https://forscan.org/changes_history.html

Post your results.
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Re: Trailer gain- Writing blocks failed incompatible configuration

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yes its for a 2018 ford f-250 with 6.7, i downloaded the version of forscan you listed and still the same results as before , the part number i have is
hc3z-2c006-aa 1x
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Re: Trailer gain- Writing blocks failed incompatible configuration

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When the module was ordered, was there a question about the instrument cluster?
Did you happen to use a "spreadsheet" on that or any other control module?
If you didn't, it is possible that the controller needs an internal update or the correct As-Built if available.
If the FORScan version is incorrect, ask the developers if there's a possibility for a change in the application.

A few weeks ago, there was a customer that came in with an older model (2016 ish) and message center at the instrument cluster.
This is how I performed it with IDS.
IDS and Identification > Programmable Parameters > Personality
The VIN is recognized with a warning screen
All three should be enabled and IDS will transfer the needed files.
Trailer Brake Control (ABS) Not equipped > Click Equipped
Trailer Information Feature (IC) Enabled > Click Enabled
Trailer Brakes (IC) Enabled > Click Enabled

Scan tool warnings will advise key cycles OFF to ON and recheck for any recorded faults.
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Re: Trailer gain- Writing blocks failed incompatible configuration

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Nothing about the instrument cluster was asked when I ordered it and no I didn’t get into a spreadsheet, I looked into it for a while last night, i enabled the trailer brake control module last night so it comes up in the cluster as trailer discounted when I slide it, and allows me to change the gain from 1-10 but still in forscan it still not allowing me to enable trailer gain which is weird cause it’s allowing me to change it on the cluster
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Re: Trailer gain- Writing blocks failed incompatible configuration

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I was avoiding bringing it to the dealer they want $150 just to program it
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Re: Trailer gain- Writing blocks failed incompatible configuration

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There may be an entry missing in the FORScan menu but there is a test you can accomplish.
Contact the developers and note this post.

This tool is quick to use and offers an indicator of what should be seen.
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When "odd things" begin with the 2 or 4 axle brake systems, is when the DC AMP clamp / Multimeter combination is put to use.
This test will measure the current supply to the system and at each wheel brake.
The test is 100% accurate.
The problem being, it takes two people to accomplish that task.
My work around is the Sperry Smartmeter and adapted the DC AMP clamp to it.
The data is sent via Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet.
For testing only, not driving. Again, the test is 100% accurate.

The more the brake force, the more current is applied to the electric brakes.

As for gain, attach the trailer and perform a safe drive, if adjusting the gain and applying the trailer brake, you should defiantly feel the effect.
Adjust the gain depending on the load and always test with each load.
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