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6th Gen ('00-'05): PCM relearn terminology?!?!

Old 07-05-2018, 09:43 PM
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So I just picked up another Monte only this time an '05 Supercharged SS.....beautiful car I'll post pics maybe LOL.

I am adding in a tuned ZZPerformance PCM. Here is my question: The directions are very unclear as to where to turn the key.

I'm going to post the relearn procedure #2:

If that doesn’t work, try this one:
1. Disconnect battery for 10 sec.
2. Reconnect battery
3. Turn key to ON (should this be ACC?) position
4. Do not try to start vehicle, just quickly click to RUN (should this be START?) positionto engage security light
5. Let vehicle sit with key ON (ACC?) for 35 min.
6. Attempt to crank vehicle. Once vehicle is running, the security light may still be on
7. If security light is still on, turn key to OFF position for 5 sec.
8. Turn key to ON (ACC?) position and security light should turn off
9. Start vehicle and enjoy new PCM

Now here is my issue there is no damn "RUN" position. I have "OFF, ACC, ON, START".....the guy at ZZP acted like I was some kind of idiot when I said "there is no run" he said "sure there is"....Um NO there is no run there is a START LOL. After telling him what I had on the ignition cylinder he put me on hold and came back and said "RUN" is actually "START" so I said "OK so what is ON supposed to be "ACC"? He said YES. So is this correct and their instructions are that messed up?!?! What the hell ZZP?
Old 07-06-2018, 08:48 AM
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The guys at ZZP assume our montes are EXACTLY the same as the gran prixs....
Old 07-12-2018, 10:46 PM
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If it helps, I attached the exact relearn process used by the shop manual.

When you start, I advise set the ebrake (it avoids the day time running lights from activating). Then insert your key. NEVER take the key out, keep it in until you finally complete the process.

I don't believe Grand Pris (at least the ones ZZP specializes in) are labeled (the ignition switch is on the column, not the dash). So they probably don't prepare for exact words that may differ from car to car.
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:12 AM
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Ok thanks maniac I'm gonna try it
again this weekend with your new instructions. Dude at ZZP said if I can't get it and am willing to drive up to them with the old PCM (it's only little over an hour drive) they can flash the old PCM on the spot for a plug and play insert.

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