The Chevrolet Performance Parts Automatic Transmission Controller is a fully programmable transmission control system. Through a friendly PC Windows interface users are able to program transmission settings based on speed, engine load, engine speed and other parameters.
The transmission controller is designed to control a transmission. The transmission controller is not designed to function in a factory environment. It does not communicate with factory body control modules, engine control modules, modern dashboards, or vehicle communication networks. If you remove your factory transmission controller, your check engine light will turn on. Many factory functions, such as cruise control, may not work. The engine may run in a limp mode. The TCU is a stand-alone transmission controller. It can not tell (and doesn't care) whether the transmission is connected to a fuel-injected engine, a carbureted engine, or even an electric motor. If components on your vehicle are expecting to see a transmission and a transmission controller then you must first overcome those issues before purchasing a controller. A simple test is to unplug the transmission and factory transmission controller connectors and observe if there are any problems. If you would like to install the transmission controller in a factory environment, we strongly recommend you work with a dealer who has experience with installing the Chevrolet Performance transmission controller in that vehicle. Chevrolet Performance does not provide support for vehicle-specific issues that may arise when using the transmission controller.
Minimum Computer Requirements
Processor: Pentium 200MHz or above RAM: 24MB
OS: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP (32 and 64-bit), Vista (32 and 64-bit), Windows 7, Windows 8
Hard Drive Space: 20MB for install, additional space for data logs & calibrations
Video: 800x600 or greater resolution
Peripherals: CD-ROM or internet connection required to obtain software
Comm Port: The TCU communicates using a 9-pin RS-232 serial communication port. Please note that most new laptops do not have this port. If your laptop does not have this port, a USB to Serial Port Adapter is included. If you use the USB to serial adapter, you absolutely MUST run the CD that came with the adapter before you plug it into the computer. Failure to run the USB to serial adaptor CD before plugging in the adapter will prevent communication to the TCU.