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What does dealership mean "reprogramming"?

Old 02-18-2014, 03:33 PM
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Default What does dealership mean "reprogramming"?

Been having ridiculous electrical gremlins with my 98 STS pretty much since I bought it. Recently replaced the RIM and the master power window control. Windows still weren't rolling down (none of them) & someone suggested I ask the dealership if it should be reprogrammed after an RIM swap. They said yes, to bring it in. Surprised? either. My question is, what does this "reprogramming" entail, and am I able to do it on my own? I have a FSM on my computer - but it SO slow running (its a virtual machine on my laptop), I get frustrated every time I search for anything. I've searched through all forums & threads and couldn't find anything about reprogramming. Any help would be fabulous. Appreciate it in advance.
Old 02-19-2014, 07:42 AM
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Only dealers have access to site to reprogram modules. Very few modules after Y2K are "plug & play" and some aren't re-programmable.
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re move ground wire on passenger fender ,,new bolt,,file hole,,,its under plastc cover ….
Old 05-07-2019, 06:40 PM
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Batteries plus reprograms,,$170 ,2009 cts v, ,i did it,,,,if its a 3 rd key,you must go to dealer,,$500
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