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I believe that it's sole intended purpose was to flash the PCM the first time. They are assembled with no memory and once completed they are flashed and tested. Once passed they are completely dipped in an epoxy to protect the board for the environment. After that the port is left accessible make the PCM upgrade-able through firmware flashes. Since the factory can't know that a firmware flash is going to happen it's protected from corrosion. My '97 mustang has the same connection and it's never been flashed but it can be if Ford decided that it needed to be done.
-'97 Mini Monster
-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank
-'15 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4
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Last edited by BigFuel; 08-20-2014 at 07:21 AM.