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BuckeyeSRT 12-04-2011 07:43 AM

My Magnum had a specific fuse I could pull to reset the "Adaptives" (what the car learned from my driving style to optimize fuel economy) Does the WK2 have a similar fuse?

moosehead 12-04-2011 09:19 AM

Re: Adaptives?
Nate's ETC reset is the only thing I've seen, would be nice to pull a fuse to kill it.


J13ntv 12-04-2011 09:45 AM

Re: Adaptives?
There is also a fuse which controls the PCM, I'v read on other sites by google that supposedly it kills the power to the PCM so you don't have to disconnect the battery. Not 100% sure though, I did both once, pulled the fuse and also disconnected the battery.

This is what I have found..

This very simple procedure will Erase the “Adaptive Memory” stored inside the PCM and allow a new “Adaptive Memory” to be developed.

After performing this procedure the PCM will re-learn and store into Adaptive Memory your engines performance characteristics.

Please perform these steps exactly as they are written, in the order they are written. This will cause the adaptive memory in the PCM to be erased and cause the PCM to go into Fast Learn Mode adaptive mode.

Disconnect the POSITIVE battery Terminal and touch it to ground for 30 seconds. (This is to discharge the PCM capacitors, which maintain the Adaptive Memory.
Reconnect the Battery Cable
Turn Ignition Switch to the “On” position but DO NOT start the engine
Turn Headlight “On”
Turn Headlights “Off”
Turn Ignition Key “Off”

The PCM Adaptive memory has now been flashed, or erased from the PCM.

When you start the engine it will be running off a set of pre-programmed tables that come with the PCM from the factory.

When you get the engine up to operating temperature the PCM will start to collect data for the “Adaptive Memory”.

The PCM will collect data for Adaptive Memory for the first 50 Warm-up Cycles."

I used the negative instead of the positive and it seemed to work for me. Shifting was smoother as the vehicle learned a bad shift pattern.

BuckeyeSRT 12-04-2011 10:24 AM

Re: Adaptives?
So if it does record the adaptives and the Hemi has to learn over time how to adjust to the mods (Cat back and Intake) how are people feeling gains right away without resetting them(adaptives)? I may piss off a few people by asking but I cant see how it can be explained except for the old placebo effect.

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