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chip question how much to remove?

ive been having some trouble with my TS chip. i thought you werent supposed to remove the silver tin from the connector when you install a chip but i just got an email from thoroughbred diesel saying that the copper should be "plainly visible on both sides". is this true? how much should i remove? i would try their suggestion but i dont got $450 layin around for a whole new ECM

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Try not to remove the tin. If you by chance do so eventually the copper will corrode and lose continuity. I had a an extremely terrible time installing mine. The problem with mine wasn't that it wouldn't connect but a programing error from PHP. When I put the truck in drive or reverse it would die. I checked all over for reasons why it would do what it did. Cleaned and cleaned, checked and rechecked. Finally got ahold of Bill at PHP and for some reason he gave me tunes for manual trans instead of an automatic. So all my tunes were set for TC lockup all the time.

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You should just remove all of the silicone. A little bit of copper shining through is okay, but you do not want to take too much off.

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thanks guys! thinkin i might give a TS chip on more shot if i can get a refund by returning this one.

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After the brass brush and fingernail, I found the best tool was a toothpick to scrape the junk off. Your goal is to remove the silicone junk. Ideally, no silver would be removed and for every bit of silver that you remove you come closer to screwing up your computer.

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