GM MDI Chevrolet Cruze Instrument Cluster Calibration Updates via SPS Programming

Purpose:

Perform GM SPS (Service Programming System) Programming J2534 mode for instrument panel controller (IPC) calibration updates using GM MDI scan tool (original or a good high quality clone).

This can be for the ECU or any programmable module in the vehicle, such as the EBCM, TCM, Radio, or IPC that you may want to reflash.

 

 

Model example: Chevrolet Cruze Passenger car 2012

(Applicable to model year 2011 and up, which is when the Tech2 ended and was fully replaced by the GM Multiple Diagnostic Interface, or MDI and MDI 2, and TIS2Web subscriptions.) Check also GM scan tool: Tech 2 or MDI or MDI 2? GDS1 or GDS2?

What you need to program:

High Quality GM MDI clone with WiFi
A laptop
GM online subscription (or https://www.acdelcotds.com/subscriptions)

 

GM MDI SPS Programming J2534 Mode ECU TIS2Web Calibration Update:

Select SPS programming->Start SPS

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Select Interface as J2534 MDI and programming process: Reprogram ECU

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Connect J2534 device (GM MDI interface) to vehicle and PC

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Turn ignition off
verify vehicle battery fully charged
Turn ignition on, engine off
Connect J2534 device to Data Link Connector
Connect J2534 device to PC
Switch J2534 mdi on and wait for MDI  to get ready
After programming erase all DTC of all ECUs

After communication is built, select vehicle model

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Chevrolet Cruze Passenger car 2012

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Display and confirm VIN

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Select control module, function and type to reflash
–IPC Instrument Cluster

–Programming

–Normal programming type

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Check current calibration version and available update

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Perform new software for Trip Timer update

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During programming procedure, the dashboard turns black which is normal

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Wait until the programming process count down to 0

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Turn off the key for 30 seconds and then back on to complete the programming reset the controller.  Dashboard turns on.

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IPC calibration update completed.

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Record the code and erase all fault codes existed.

Done.

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