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Old 03-31-2014, 05:16 PM
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Can't remove bullydog..help

I have a slight problem- When I bought the truck it came with a POS bullydog gt tuner. I finally got around to ordering the hydra chip from PHP, and went to sell the bullydog.
When going through the uninstall process on the bullydog, it requires you midway through to switch the key to the run position from the off position. In my truck when this happens, the OBD port loses power for a split second causing the process to start all over again. Basically, I can't uninstall this chitty bullydog and now have a pissed buyer.
Can I overlap my PHP chip while the bullydog is still installed on my PCM?
Its not plugged in, but the truck is still tuned. Any way to remove it from the pcm with a reflash or overwrite file?
Any advice/ help appreciated..
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:51 PM
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the chip from php will over ride whatever is on the pcm. so you should be fine just hook the chip up and go
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:16 AM
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you could try tapping a 12 volt constant power wire temporarily into pin 16 to keep the bullydog alive for the process. maybe check to make sure you're actually getting 12 volts there and your fuse isn't blown. maybe the bullydog only uses the 5 volt power pins?

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Isn't the bully dog a piggy back tuner like edge and banks? It's just a matter of unplugging it isn't it??
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:47 AM
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To wipe it clean I had to have the computer flashed at the dealer. I do not know if your new chip will override
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Old 04-01-2014, 11:09 AM
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Isn't the bully dog a piggy back tuner like edge and banks? It's just a matter of unplugging it isn't it??
for the edge you have to go through a process to remove the programming from the PCM and return to the stock set up it has stored in the module. i imagine that the bullydog works the same way.

to program your truck with one of these, you plug it in, got through a 5 minute process and then unplug it. every time you want to change settings you have to go through the process again. this is why the switchable chips became so popular instead.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:09 PM
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Oh...I breifly ran an Edge on my 6.0 and Duramax...it had its own box that plugged up I between the PCM and the engine harness. I thought the bully dog was the same way. Didn't know it actually flashed the PCM.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:23 PM
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Sadly not a piggyback tune. How much will a computer reflash at the dealer usually run? Seems like my best bet now that my PHP chip came in the mail today.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:36 PM
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No need to worry about the stock PCM flash right now. The Hydra won't care about it. You can deal with a reflash whenever it's convienent for you.
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I would tap 12 volts into the wire to pin 16 to remove the bullydog tuning. This way you won't need to pay for a reflash amd you can sell the bullydog
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