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Old 11-09-2006, 08:29 PM   #1
Bolster
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Default Next n00b question: Where's the reflash jumper go?

I have been looking at this picture

and can't find a connector under my steering column with the same shape and 4 wires of that color (or any color). Where is the connector for my jumper? Anyone?

Edit: That picture is of a 2004 pinout, and the 2002-2003 is different. I believe I found it, but am getting an error when I try to connect with ECUflash.

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Old 11-10-2006, 12:34 PM   #2
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^^^^ To me, that looks like you didn't connect the green connectors. You need to connect the green connectors AND the reflash connector when you are going to reflash.

Also, IIRC the 02-03s had a certain time after turning on the ignition in which you could command the ecu to do a reflash or rom copy. In that above picture it looks like you are just trying to copy the rom, you do not need the reflash connector to do this, just the green connectors.

Also, sometimes you need to connect those green connectors and there might be another pair of green connectors in the passenger kick panel that need to be connected to get into test mode. If this is the case on your vehicle, you can connect the ones in the passenger side and leave them connected and then initiate test mode with the green connectors in the driver side.

Hope this helps

Edit: Also, there is only one plug that the reflash connector will fit into. All you have to do is find it, no needing to trace out wire colors.
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Old 11-10-2006, 03:13 PM   #3
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^^^^ To me, that looks like you didn't connect the green connectors. You need to connect the green connectors AND the reflash connector when you are going to reflash.

Also, IIRC the 02-03s had a certain time after turning on the ignition in which you could command the ecu to do a reflash or rom copy. In that above picture it looks like you are just trying to copy the rom, you do not need the reflash connector to do this, just the green connectors.

Also, sometimes you need to connect those green connectors and there might be another pair of green connectors in the passenger kick panel that need to be connected to get into test mode. If this is the case on your vehicle, you can connect the ones in the passenger side and leave them connected and then initiate test mode with the green connectors in the driver side.

Hope this helps

Edit: Also, there is only one plug that the reflash connector will fit into. All you have to do is find it, no needing to trace out wire colors.
Thanks for the explanation. I was able to get it to work, and it turns out I did have it all right, but I wasn't hitting "ok" at the right time when using ECUflash.

Now that it works, and I know what to do, I am excited to have the ability to reflash my ECU. I have an STI ver 8 ecu for my EJ207 (neither of which are installed) and am looking forward to making those two jive with this new capability.
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