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Buick Encore: Rear differential clutch control module programming and setup

Buick Encore 2012-2019 Service Manual / General Information & Maintenance / Programming and Setup - All ASystems / Rear differential clutch control module programming and setup

Special Tools

EL-49642 SPS Programming Support Tool

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

NOTE:

  • DO NOT program a control module unless directed to by a service procedure or a service bulletin. If the ECU is not properly configured with the correct calibration software, the ECU will not control all of the vehicle features properly.
  • Ensure the programming tool is equipped with the latest software and is securely connected to the data link connector. If there is an interruption during programming, programming failure or ECU damage may occur.
  • Stable battery voltage is critical during programming. Any fluctuation, spiking, over voltage or loss of voltage will interrupt programming. Install the EL-49642 SPS programming support tool to maintain system voltage. If not available, connect a fully charged 12 V jumper or booster pack disconnected from the AC voltage supply. DO NOT connect a battery charger.
  • Turn OFF or disable systems that may put a load on the vehicles battery such as; interior lights, exterior lights (including daytime running lights), HVAC, radio, etc.
  • During the programming procedure, follow the SPS prompts for the correct ignition switch position.
  • Clear DTCs after programming is complete. Clearing powertrain DTCs will set the Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) system status indicators to NO.

Diagnostic Aids

  • If replacing the Rear Differential Clutch Control Module, the module needs to be programmed with a rear differential clutch service calibration value. The clutch calibration service value is a number that is stored in the RDCM memory and stamped on the rear differential housing. The number must be programmed into the new Rear Differential Clutch Control Module using SPS. If communication to the RDCM cannot be established, the number stamped on the rear differential housing can be manually programmed into the new RDCM.
  • If replacing the rear differential clutch assembly and keeping the old RDCM, the RDCM will only need to be configured with the number stamped on the housing using a scan tool.

Replace and Program Control Module

To program a replacement control module, perform the following procedure:

  1. Install EL-49642 SPS programming support tool.
  2. Access the Service Programming System (SPS) and follow the on-screen instructions.

NOTE: The next step will copy the 2 digit rear differential clutch service calibration value from the old module and store it in the computer's hard drive. After completing the step, the Rear Differential Clutch Control Module can now be removed and replaced.

  1. On the SPS Supported Controllers screen, select RDCM Rear Differential Clutch Control Module- Prepare the Control Module for Removal and follow the on-screen instructions.

NOTE: The Rear Differential Clutch Control Module can now be removed and replaced.

  1. On the SPS Supported Controllers screen, select RDCM Rear Differential Clutch Control Module- Programming and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. On the SPS Supported Controllers screen, select RDCM Rear Differential Clutch Control Module- Setup and Configuration; follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. At the end of programming, choose the "Clear All DTCs" function on the SPS screen.

Reprogram Control Module

To reprogram an existing control module, perform the following procedure:

  1. Install EL-49642 SPS programming support tool.
  2. Access the Service Programming System (SPS) and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. On the SPS Supported Controllers screen, select RDCM Rear Differential Clutch Control Module- Programming and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. On the SPS Supported Controllers screen, select RDCM Rear Differential Clutch Control Module- Setup and Configuration; follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. At the end of programming, choose the "Clear All DTCs" function on the SPS screen.

Unsuccessful Programming Recovery

In the event of an interrupted or unsuccessful programming event, perform the following steps:

  1. DO NOT turn the ignition OFF. Ensure that all ECU, DLC and programming tool connections are secure and the TIS terminal operating software is up to date.
  2. Attempt to reprogram the ECU.
  3. If the ECU can still not be programmed, turn the ignition OFF for at least one minute.
  4. Turn the ignition ON and attempt to reprogram the ECU. The ECU should program.
  • If the ECU still cannot be programmed, replace the ECU.

REMOTE CONTROL DOOR LOCK RECEIVER PROGRAMMING AND SETUP

Diagnostic Aids

The remote control door lock receiver only functions as an antenna, receiving the signals sent by the keyless entry transmitter and forwarding them to the body control module (BCM). The keyless entry software is contained wholly within the BCM.

Replace and Program ECU or Reprogram ECU

This ECU does not require SPS programming or any setup procedures.

SEAT MEMORY CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING AND SETUP

NOTE:

  • DO NOT program a control module unless directed to by a service procedure or a service bulletin. If the control module is not properly configured with the correct calibration software, the control module will not control all of the vehicle features properly.
  • Ensure the programming tool is equipped with the latest software and is securely connected to the data link connector. If there is an interruption during programming, programming failure or control module damage may occur.
  • Stable battery voltage is critical during programming. Any fluctuation, spiking, over voltage or loss of voltage will interrupt programming. When required install the EL-49642 SPS Programming Support Tool to maintain system voltage. If not available, connect a fully charged 12 V jumper or booster pack disconnected from the AC voltage supply. DO NOT connect a battery charger.
  • Turn OFF or disable systems that may put a load on the vehicles battery such as; interior lights, exterior lights (including daytime running lights), HVAC, radio, etc.
  • During the programming procedure, follow the SPS prompts for the correct ignition switch position.
  • Clear DTCs after programming is complete. Clearing powertrain DTCs will set the Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) system status indicators to NO.

Reference Information

Special Tools

EL-49642 SPS Programming Support Tool

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Replace and Program Control Module or Reprogram Control Module

To program a replacement or an existing control module, perform the following procedure:

  1. Install EL-49642 SPS Programming Support Tool.
  2. Access the Service Programming System (SPS) and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. On the SPS Supported Controllers screen, select K40 Seat Memory Control Module - Programming and follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. At the end of programming, choose the "Clear All DTCs" function on the SPS screen.

Unsuccessful Programming Recovery

In the event of an interrupted or unsuccessful programming event, perform the following steps:

  1. Ignition ON. Ensure the control module, DLC and programming tool connections are secure and the SPS software is up to date.
  2. Verify the control module can be reprogrammed.
  • If the control module cannot be reprogrammed
  1. Ignition OFF for one minute, ignition ON.
  2. Verify the control module can be reprogrammed.
  • If the control module cannot be reprogrammed, replace the control module.
  • If the control module can be reprogrammed.
  1. All OK.
  • If the control module can be reprogrammed
  1. All OK.

Repair Instructions

Perform the Diagnostic Repair Verification after completing the repair.

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