How to Solve PCMTuner Module 17 Bench Mode Not Working?

Lots of people damage pcmtuner transistors by connecting wrongly to ECU.


Here’s an example of reading a BMW Bosch engine ECU EDC17C06 with PCMTuner.  Failed to read on bench, with 14V power supply.

Pcmtuner Edc17c06 Bmw 1

Using this pinout

Pcmtuner Bmw Edc17c06 Pinout

Pcmtuner Edc17c06 Bmw 7

Pcmtuner Edc17c06 Bmw 8
If you use OBD for power supply, please do not plug in a separate 12V, otherwise, it will cause the device transistor or step-down chip to burn.

If you use your own lab power and voltage regulator. You don’t know how device power works. Just adjust the voltage to 13.5 or whatever you think will cause the whole triode to burn out.


Tips before changing resistor:

If you get problem on identify and reading, just remove power supply of pcm tuner box.
And make another source of power and ground, and it works perfectly. No need to change resister.


Replace PCMTuner transistors. PCMTuner package comes with spare transistors used for GPT circuits.

Pcmtuner 3 Resistors

Make sure the device and ecu connection via bench cable is proper before changing.
Select the correct protocol (ECU model) in pcmflash software when reading or writing ECU.


Customer Solution:

Resoldered two transistors K1P, and work bench mode. One soldered K1P other analog p1P, I had only one K1P

Pcmtuner Edc17c06 Bmw 3

replace first this transistor, K1P, analog 1P,p1P

 k1p mmbt2222a – 0.6A 40/75V and p1p pmbt2222a – 0.8A 40/75V

Pcmtuner Edc17c06 Bmw 10

Pcmtuner Edc17c06 Bmw 4

Pcmtuner Edc17c06 Bmw 5

Pcmtuner Edc17c06 Bmw 6

Read on bench module 71 successfully.

Pcmtuner Edc17c06 Bmw 9

Pcmtuner Edc17c06 Bmw 2

All work, edc17cp45, edc17c06 tested bench mode module 71

Pcmtuner Edc17c06 Pcmtuner Edc17c06 2


If not working after replacing these transistors, check other transistor positions below:

Pcmtuner Smart Dongle Cannot Work On Bench Solution 1

  • N1 transistor: with MMUN2113LT1G
  • N2, N3 transistor: with MMUN2211LT1G
  • Q3 Q9 Q10 Q11: MMBT222A-7-F

The corresponding positions are marked below:

Pcmtuner Smart Dongle Cannot Work On Bench Solution 2

  • Q3, Q9, Q10, Q11 transistor: with MMBT2222A-7-F

The corresponding positions are marked below:

Pcmtuner Smart Dongle Cannot Work On Bench Solution 3


Some people have some problems with pcmtuner module 71 even after changing the transistors, they still don’t read module 71.  In the PCM Flash App, in the settings, the option “Use other GPT outputs pins with PCMtuner hardware” was enabled, and it must be disabled, confirm yours.
It should work after changing the transistors and deactivating this option.

Pcmtuner Settings 1 Pcmtuner Settings 2