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Looks like my FICM is dying... check engine light came on today while driving and I had codes for all 8 injectors, and the FICM. Voltage was showing 45 while driving down the highway, and would go down as I applied more throttle. Sits right at 49V while idling.

I need to have the truck running by Friday for a trip that I have planned. What route do you think I should take as far as getting this fixed? I'm running a PHP Atlas 40 tune and don't want to lose that, so going to the dealer is not an option (although I don't think I'd be going there for parts anyway). I can probably send it in to Ed and have it back by Thursday if I pony up for overnight shipping both ways. I see that I can potentially swap one with him as well, but I would lose my atlas tune if I did that.

I can also see about getting one sent from Bullet Proof and put it in the truck when I get it. I may go this route, even though it's a bit spendier. If I do this, is it worth the extra $200 to get a 6 phase and be able to run 58v?

Let me know what you guys think.

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Looks like my FICM is dying... check engine light came on today while driving and I had codes for all 8 injectors, and the FICM. Voltage was showing 45 while driving down the highway, and would go down as I applied more throttle. Sits right at 49V while idling.

I need to have the truck running by Friday for a trip that I have planned. What route do you think I should take as far as getting this fixed? I'm running a PHP Atlas 40 tune and don't want to lose that, so going to the dealer is not an option (although I don't think I'd be going there for parts anyway). I can probably send it in to Ed and have it back by Thursday if I pony up for overnight shipping both ways. I see that I can potentially swap one with him as well, but I would lose my atlas tune if I did that.

I can also see about getting one sent from Bullet Proof and put it in the truck when I get it. I may go this route, even though it's a bit spendier. If I do this, is it worth the extra $200 to get a 6 phase and be able to run 58v?

Let me know what you guys think.

Thanks,

- Steve
If you go through Ed at FICMrepair.com, he can upload PHP tunes to the FICM's from there. Sounds like that your best bet.

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Looks like my FICM is dying... check engine light came on today while driving and I had codes for all 8 injectors, and the FICM. Voltage was showing 45 while driving down the highway, and would go down as I applied more throttle. Sits right at 49V while idling.

I need to have the truck running by Friday for a trip that I have planned. What route do you think I should take as far as getting this fixed? I'm running a PHP Atlas 40 tune and don't want to lose that, so going to the dealer is not an option (although I don't think I'd be going there for parts anyway). I can probably send it in to Ed and have it back by Thursday if I pony up for overnight shipping both ways. I see that I can potentially swap one with him as well, but I would lose my atlas tune if I did that.

I can also see about getting one sent from Bullet Proof and put it in the truck when I get it. I may go this route, even though it's a bit spendier. If I do this, is it worth the extra $200 to get a 6 phase and be able to run 58v?

Let me know what you guys think.

Thanks,

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Steve, there is a local guy in Plano, I think, ficmfixer.com that a local guy used the other day and said it was a great price and didn't take long at all.

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Ed does great work. No question about it

If it were me though I would get the Bulletproof unit. I love mine. Had it about 8 months now. 12k miles hasnt missed a beat

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I talked to Ed yesterday and unfortunately, he doesn't have any cores that he could send out. I don't think I have enough time to get my unit in the mail and then back before Thursday night.

I wish that ficmfixer.com was a bit closer! I may call him and see if I can figure out how to get over there one evening this week. Otherwise, it looks like a bulletproof unit may be in my future.
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I was in your shoes not long ago and I decided to go with the BDP unit. I have not regretted it in the least. Now that it is starting to get a little bit colder I have noticed quicker starts with the 58v.

if you bought from the dealer, you can still use your logistics half of the FICM and maintain your ATLAS tune while using the new power supply half from the new unit.
-if you go this method, you can send off your old powersupply to one of the repair shops and have then step it up to a 58v. Reinstall it, or sell it to offset the cost

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I just talked with FICMFixer.com and think I'm going to go this route. Since I'm local, they will fix it while I wait. The BPD unit is very enticing, but I'll be saving ~$450 going this route. I can always upgrade to the BPD if this one fails again.
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