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Old 05-01-2016, 11:41 PM   #1
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Easy No CEL after Manual Swap

I thought this whole time that DIS and Progman were requried to get rid of the check engine lights related to removing the manual transmission. Turns out its much easier than that.

I will give credit to russiamutha on ZHPMafia for PMing me this info, as well as e90Unicorn who I believe was trying to PM me the same information on here.

All you need to do is unplug the transmission computer in the engine bay, then reset the DME adaptations and resync the DME-EWS. I did the adaptations with INPA and the EWS sync with PA Soft. Then do a full battery pull in the trunk for one minute. No CEL after several restarts and a little drive. This means that all coding for a manual swap can be done with INPA/NCS, and PA Soft. I do not think that has been stated before.
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:57 AM   #2
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thanks for the shout out, didnt see this thread, but im glad you got it working
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wow did not know that. Ill have to give it a try
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:08 AM   #4
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just coded my pre-2001 e46 to manual and shes happy as a goat. ms42 cars use the ZCS instead of VO, anyone can PM me if they need help. all my info came from terraphantoms posts throughout the forums

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Old 05-21-2016, 08:08 PM   #5
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