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Old 03-22-2013, 07:07 AM   #99
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I have been following this thread for several months now, and have a couple questions.

I have a 2000 fleetwood southwind 35S, I have looked under dash on firewall and also outside on firewall and can not locate the ECM, anyone happen to no where it is located ? How big is it, and what does it look like.
Are there different programs for towing a toad or the same program does both ?

I have done the CHF and am very satisfied with it.

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Your ECM is box shaped, perhaps 8 to 10 inches square and about one and a half inches deep. You should see some cooling fins on this "box." There will be a label affixed to it with a code of three letters and a digit. There are other markings on the label, but the large font code is a tell tale. On my 2007 F53 chassis, it was located on the interior firewall just above the driver's floorboard, to the left of the steering column. I expect yours will be in the same general vicinity. There are a variety of tunes available. I think your best bet is to call Mike and tell him what you are hoping to achieve by retuning and he'll fix you up.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:57 AM   #100
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I called Mike and ordered my 5 star. Now my big question is, WHERE IS THE SOCKET located located on a 2000 fleetwood southwind 35S ?

I have looked all around the steering column on both sides and do not see any pcm socket. The pcm is on left side of column. Is this socket marked or anything ??
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:13 AM   #101
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Hopefully this will help. As you can see, if you don't hold your head just right, it disappears.







That's the PCM. Socket picts fo follow.

Took me a few tries to find mine.



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The connector is at the left end of the big red wire.








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Thanks Dunner I found it thanks to you. I found my socket when I lifted the speedo dash. Don't no why they hide things you need.
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Dunner, are we talking about the black box between the parking brake and the steering column, and your code is WAU1?
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Both the black PCM and the connector.



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Both the black PCM and the connector.
Found the PCM box but there is no label on it. Called Mike and he is shipping me an X3 device without a new program installed. I'll use it to read the strategy code and he will then email me the new tune. He is recommending the "87 Octane Every Day Tow" program. Any one else have this one and how do you like it? My main objective is to reduce the screaming seconds.
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Total weight ~24K including a 20' enclosed. With all tunes supplied, I get down-shifting at small over-passes. Is this normal when towing. I'm talking about the route from Phx to Yuma on I-8.



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Found the PCM box but there is no label on it. Called Mike and he is shipping me an X3 device without a new program installed. I'll use it to read the strategy code and he will then email me the new tune. He is recommending the "87 Octane Every Day Tow" program. Any one else have this one and how do you like it? My main objective is to reduce the screaming seconds.
I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Went through the same process with Mike last week and was very easy. BIL and I installed in 5-10 minutes. Took us longer to fill the beverage holder Mike sent!
I was trying to get rid of the cruise control/rolling hill 3rd gear scream. Took a short drive Sunday and can definitely tell the v10 wants to stay in OD longer. When it does shift, it comes out of OD into 4th (?) rather than dropping immediately to 3rd.
Entering highway, seemed to shift smoother and sooner rather than running all the way up on the tach (although, sounds like these engines like to spin fast) Other than that, not much seat of the pants difference. MPG to be determined.

Also did the CH fix this weekend - another worthwhile upgrade. Dad and I did front and back in 30 minutes. Took longer to find the tools!
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I received my 5 star yesterday, took about 5 minutes to install, now i can't wait to try it out this weekend. Now with the CHF and 5 star I should be good to go.
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I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Went through the same process with Mike last week and was very easy. BIL and I installed in 5-10 minutes. Took us longer to fill the beverage holder Mike sent!
I was trying to get rid of the cruise control/rolling hill 3rd gear scream. Took a short drive Sunday and can definitely tell the v10 wants to stay in OD longer. When it does shift, it comes out of OD into 4th (?) rather than dropping immediately to 3rd.
Entering highway, seemed to shift smoother and sooner rather than running all the way up on the tach (although, sounds like these engines like to spin fast) Other than that, not much seat of the pants difference. MPG to be determined.

Also did the CH fix this weekend - another worthwhile upgrade. Dad and I did front and back in 30 minutes. Took longer to find the tools!
[moderator edit] I didn't get a beverage holder and had to find my code the same way. Dang it. Mike better be reading this or I am pulling my endorsements.
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Anyone with the 5 Star tune and an early V10 (4R100 Trans) should take a look at this I just posted:
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/5-sta...ew-156557.html
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Received my 5 Star programmer unit today, read the strategy code and emailed it to Mike. There is a label on the packaging which says "Not legal for sale on Pollution controlled vehicles or vehicles registered for highway use". Is this cause for concern?
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