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Old 12-13-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
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replacing a GEM module

Trying to get myself an education.
When replacing the GEM module in a Ford 4x4, is it necessary to "Program" or
Re-program that unit. Or can a direct swap out be left at just that, without
doing anything.?


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Old 12-13-2005, 21:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: replacing a GEM module


"boxcar" <pop-popNOSPAM@snet.net> wrote in message
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> Trying to get myself an education.
> When replacing the GEM module in a Ford 4x4, is it necessary to "Program"

or
> Re-program that unit.


yes

> Or can a direct swap out be left at just that, without
> doing anything.?


nope



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Old 12-14-2005, 04:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: replacing a GEM module

There are numbers on the GEM.... use the same ones.
Hank



On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 21:32:55 -0700, "johanb"


<ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote:

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>"boxcar" <pop-popNOSPAM@snet.net> wrote in message
>news:8xLnf.3847$nA2.782@newssvr22.news.prodigy.net...
>> Trying to get myself an education.
>> When replacing the GEM module in a Ford 4x4, is it necessary to "Program"

>or
>> Re-program that unit.

>
>yes
>
>> Or can a direct swap out be left at just that, without
>> doing anything.?

>
>nope
>
>


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Old 12-14-2005, 05:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: replacing a GEM module

I heard that the Programing consists of tire size and axle ratio, so the
computer reads my speed correctly.
Is that true.?
Is that all the programing does.?


"johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in message
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> "boxcar" <pop-popNOSPAM@snet.net> wrote in message
> news:8xLnf.3847$nA2.782@newssvr22.news.prodigy.net...
>> Trying to get myself an education.
>> When replacing the GEM module in a Ford 4x4, is it necessary to "Program"

> or
>> Re-program that unit.

>
> yes
>
>> Or can a direct swap out be left at just that, without
>> doing anything.?

>
> nope
>
>
>



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Old 12-14-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: replacing a GEM module


"boxcar" <pop-popNOSPAM@snet.net> wrote in message
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> I heard that the Programing consists of tire size and axle ratio, so the
> computer reads my speed correctly.
> Is that true.?


yes


> Is that all the programing does.?


no

Its looks if you have or at power windows and locks, pats,door ajar, cruise,
washers/wipers and a bunch of other things.
It also communicates with the other modules like abs,hec and pcm



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> "johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in message
> news:AeNnf.74$Ph.2639@news.uswest.net...
> >
> > "boxcar" <pop-popNOSPAM@snet.net> wrote in message
> > news:8xLnf.3847$nA2.782@newssvr22.news.prodigy.net...
> >> Trying to get myself an education.
> >> When replacing the GEM module in a Ford 4x4, is it necessary to

"Program"
> > or
> >> Re-program that unit.

> >
> > yes
> >
> >> Or can a direct swap out be left at just that, without
> >> doing anything.?

> >
> > nope
> >
> >
> >

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>



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Old 12-14-2005, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: replacing a GEM module

Sounds like replacing a GEM without doing all that progaming could darn near
disable the truck. The average auto tech doesn't have that kind of
programimg experience. So I guess that a GEM replacement job must go to a
Ford dealership. Have to assume they program it correctly in order to have
all those features you mention to be operational.


"johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in message
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>
> "boxcar" <pop-popNOSPAM@snet.net> wrote in message
> news:pcUnf.3849$rq3.858@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
>> I heard that the Programing consists of tire size and axle ratio, so the
>> computer reads my speed correctly.
>> Is that true.?

>
> yes
>
>
>> Is that all the programing does.?

>
> no
>
> Its looks if you have or at power windows and locks, pats,door ajar,
> cruise,
> washers/wipers and a bunch of other things.
> It also communicates with the other modules like abs,hec and pcm
>
>
>
>>
>>
>> "johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in message
>> news:AeNnf.74$Ph.2639@news.uswest.net...
>> >
>> > "boxcar" <pop-popNOSPAM@snet.net> wrote in message
>> > news:8xLnf.3847$nA2.782@newssvr22.news.prodigy.net...
>> >> Trying to get myself an education.
>> >> When replacing the GEM module in a Ford 4x4, is it necessary to

> "Program"
>> > or
>> >> Re-program that unit.
>> >
>> > yes
>> >
>> >> Or can a direct swap out be left at just that, without
>> >> doing anything.?
>> >
>> > nope
>> >
>> >
>> >

>>
>>

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>



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Old 12-14-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: replacing a GEM module

It's not that simple anymore.....

Several different networks on 1 car, modules communicating with each other ,
etc.


You have to pull old info out old GEM with scanner, install new GEM and
upload all info back to new GEM.

Don't know if there is a way around it

People want more and more toys on there cars, it's all possible but at a
price when it breaks down.



"boxcar" <pop-popNOSPAM@snet.net> wrote in message
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> Sounds like replacing a GEM without doing all that progaming could darn

near
> disable the truck. The average auto tech doesn't have that kind of
> programimg experience. So I guess that a GEM replacement job must go to a
> Ford dealership. Have to assume they program it correctly in order to have
> all those features you mention to be operational.
>
>
> "johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in message
> news:je4of.34$4q.3788@news.uswest.net...
> >
> > "boxcar" <pop-popNOSPAM@snet.net> wrote in message
> > news:pcUnf.3849$rq3.858@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
> >> I heard that the Programing consists of tire size and axle ratio, so

the
> >> computer reads my speed correctly.
> >> Is that true.?

> >
> > yes
> >
> >
> >> Is that all the programing does.?

> >
> > no
> >
> > Its looks if you have or at power windows and locks, pats,door ajar,
> > cruise,
> > washers/wipers and a bunch of other things.
> > It also communicates with the other modules like abs,hec and pcm
> >
> >
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> "johanb" <ollieb1oREMOVE@THIScs.com> wrote in message
> >> news:AeNnf.74$Ph.2639@news.uswest.net...
> >> >
> >> > "boxcar" <pop-popNOSPAM@snet.net> wrote in message
> >> > news:8xLnf.3847$nA2.782@newssvr22.news.prodigy.net...
> >> >> Trying to get myself an education.
> >> >> When replacing the GEM module in a Ford 4x4, is it necessary to

> > "Program"
> >> > or
> >> >> Re-program that unit.
> >> >
> >> > yes
> >> >
> >> >> Or can a direct swap out be left at just that, without
> >> >> doing anything.?
> >> >
> >> > nope
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>

> >
> >

>
>
>



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