In the olden days (like 10 years ago), you could replace parts and shut the hood and you're done. More recently, every **** thing needs to be "programmed" due to being controlled by the computer via CANbus. I've read of a Volvo needing a new window switch. The independent shop swapped it out but then had to drive to the Volvo dealer so the computer would recognize the new switch.but refused to complete the installation of the fuel pump module control unit per he claimed , programming from the dealership would be needed in order for the car to start. When you replaced the part did you need to do any programing
Ford too!At least our cars aren't made by John Deere where you sign an EULA that allows you to use the tractor but JD owns the software so only the dealer can do most repairs. You can still lube parts - I think that still doesn't need dealer programming!
Caterpillar does this, too. My brother has to pay a Cat technician to come out with a laptop and "set" the software whenever a sensor is replaced in their 988's or other heavy equipment. I think it's $2500 minimum or something. Because of the extra operating/maintenance cost and reliability issues with new tier3 and 4 (emissions) heavy equipment, there is a surge in demand in the logging industry for vintage heavy equipment made before the emissions standards. According to him, but he's a hostile witness, some sensor or another fails for seemingly no reason every few weeks, which often makes the equipment inoperable.At least our cars aren't made by John Deere where you sign an EULA that allows you to use the tractor but JD owns the software so only the dealer can do most repairs. You can still lube parts - I think that still doesn't need dealer programming!
From the service manual: "In the event of a moderate to severe collision, the vehicle is equipped with a Fuel Pump and Sender Unit Shut-off Feature that is initiated by the event notification signal.Well I think (I'm douched)...