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Old 07-12-2015, 02:54 PM
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I am dealing with an ECM reprogramming issue on my X350. (VERONA TX TIMEOUT)
I am getting some GREAT help from other guys here on the forum, but I would like to rule out a PC/Adapter issue.
Car was previously fine, until I attacked it with software.

I have used a clone Mongoose, that started the troubles, and now have a cloned VCM.
Now, it maybe that I have other issues, but I cannot rule out the VCM either as I have not previously had confirmation it is fully capable.

Would anyone be prepared to share a VCM known to be able to program an ECM?
I am in the Santa Clara, San Jose, Gilroy area.

Thanks in anticipation.
Old 07-17-2015, 11:23 AM
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I would be interested in a meet up/vcm help day. im also located in san jose.
Old 07-25-2015, 08:22 PM
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Well, I have converted my 2 tonne brick back to a desirable driving machine.

After trying a couple of Mongoose & Mongoose Pro clones, and a VCM Clone, and various versions of virtual machines and software IDS and SDD going from V118 through to V135 and none of them working, I bought an original Drewtech Mongoose Pro JLR adapter and plugged it in and programmed and reinstalled the ECM and VID set ups and removed all error codes.
In spite of fears from various Jag tech notes about VID block rebuilds and secret keys, none of that was required and the software, when it works right, could build the VID Block and sent to the ECM, when the interface works properly.

I now know how to monitor the processing log and look for errors and the differences between the CAN bus and the Serial bus and so much more.
I am sure there is much more to know, but that will be on a need to know basis.

After standing forlorn for 2 months with no brain, it started right up, and was just as it was, no errors, although much, much dirtier.
Now to go and give the old girl a good bath and reacquaint myself with her pleasures.

I hope I can return some of the help I received to others, but would not wish my troubles on anyone else...

Thanks to all that helped provide consults and guidance.
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im in Los Angles and have an original unit
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