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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-27-2010, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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7.3 chip question from newbie

my next upgrade will be a Switch-on-the-Fly Six-Position Chip. Here is my question. Once installed can any of these chip tunes be reprogramed by the tuner via email, and reinstalled through the pcm with a laptop or other device?
Once I pull the computer out and replace the chip I would rather not have to do it again. But I may find for example that I like the towing tune but would like the tuner to move the shift points up a little farther. One other thing. Has anyone relocated their pcm to make it easier to access and install a differnt chip later.
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Re: 7.3 chip question from newbie

With the PCM in the factory spot, I can switch out a chip in less than 20 seconds. Including tape.

To answer your question though, Jody at DP tuner can e-mail tunes, and I think Bill at PHP has that capability.




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Re: 7.3 chip question from newbie

with a 6 pos chip you need a burner and a tuner willing to send them.
bill @ php is the only one that i know does that.
jody can do it with an f8 orf6 chip but they are not ts blanks.

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Re: 7.3 chip question from newbie

I can switch out a chip in less than 20 seconds.???
I thought you had to pull the inner fender???
jody can do it with an f8 orf6 chip but they are not ts blanks.
What does this mean.. I planned on getting one of thier cards first and installing it.. then I may want to make a change later .. I can use f6 or f6
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Re: 7.3 chip question from newbie

obs trucks will take longer , the pcm is behind e brake assembly the superduty its a piece of cake

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Re: 7.3 chip question from newbie

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I can switch out a chip in less than 20 seconds.???
I thought you had to pull the inner fender???
jody can do it with an f8 orf6 chip but they are not ts blanks.
What does this mean.. I planned on getting one of thier cards first and installing it.. then I may want to make a change later .. I can use f6 or f6
i think you are thinking pf the injector driver module that is in the inter fender the pcm requires you to remove a 10mm bolt that is on a connection though the firewall the pcm is right above your parking park lever in the cab

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Re: 7.3 chip question from newbie

You don't have to remove the PCM to pull the chip out.




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Re: 7.3 chip question from newbie

Like these guys said, once u cut the plastic for the initial install, chip come out in less than a minute

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Re: 7.3 chip question from newbie

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You don't have to remove the PCM to pull the chip out.
I thought I read you have to take the top off and clean the contacts before installing a new chip???
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I thought I read you have to take the top off and clean the contacts before installing a new chip???
Re read his quote. It says you dont have to remove the pcm to take a chip out.

To install one on a truck that has never had a chip then yes you have to remove the pcm.

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