Good to know:
PCMTuner software has updated to V1.2.6 now.
PCMflash software still be V1.20, don’t update it to other higher version.
PCMTuner V1.2.6 update info:
- MPM option is operational
- Scanner option is operational
- Metrotech button add and will come soon
PCMtuner common problem and solution:
1. Problem: Cannot connect to computer. There is no response when connecting to computer.
Solution: The reason is that the power supply of pcmtuner is divided into USB communication power supply and PCB host power supply. Many users often plug USB into the system separately and no PCB power supply leads to no reaction of the device.
2.Problem: Sometimes PCMTuner software prompts the device cannot be found when identifying and reading data.
Solution: In this case, just plug and unplug the adapter power supply.
3. Problem: PCMTuner software shows not active.
Solution: After you register, just wait for 24 hours, and the factory will activate for you automatically. No need to offer an email to the seller to activate now.
If over 24 hours, still not activated, can ask your seller to check for you.
NOTE: if you change the computer to install, still need to ask YOUR SELLER to re-activate for you
Remember one tool, one email, one computer!
4. Problem: The PCMTuner Smart Dongle or PCMTuner device cannot be found.
Solution: Plug in the PCMTUNER ECU Programmer to supply power, and connect USB and Smart Dongle as well.
5. Problem: Where to log in account?
- vz-performance.com: User Name is your registered Email and Password is the PCMtuner Serial Number.
This account will be used for tuner support. It has VR file and many damaos there.
- tuner-box.com: User Name is your registered Email and Password is the PCMtuner Serial Number.
This account will be used for checking the support list of PCMtuner, creating ticket support tool user, etc.
6. Problem: PCMTuner Dongle gets heat.
Solution: There is a chip inside of the dongle, it is set as a safety factor, and it is the reason for the dongle getting hot.
If your dongle is overheating, please contact our customer service to help you remove it.
DON’T DO IT yourself if you did not contact the engineer, or it will lock the dongle.
Besides, we have returned our stock back to the factory for testing, New stock will come after 5 days, and there is no problem with the dongle for the new stock.
7. Problem: Will the device burn if use another power supply, not PCMTuner?
Solution: Don’t use your power supply, or it will burn triode easily.
If you use OBD for power supply, please do not plug in a separate 12V, otherwise, it will cause the device transistor or step-down chip to burn.
MUST USE PCMtuner professional power supply!
If you use your own lab power and voltage regulator.
You don’t know how device power works.
Just adjust the voltage to 13.5 or whatever you think will cause the whole triode to burn out.
PCMTuner Magic Car Tool supports OBD, bench, and boot modes.
Users often choose other protocols after the connection diagram is completed. If the cover of the connection diagram is not opened, please choose protocol 71, which corresponds to the MCU of your ECU. The MCU is indicated inside the PCMTUNer wiring diagram.
Toyota, Volkswagen, Audi and Honda can select virtual files. To select virtual files, ID must be identified first, and then the corresponding ID number should be retrieved, or sw software number, or part number, corresponding to the downloaded file.