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Hydra installation

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I have a hydra install to do... I was researching on the web for installation instructions. (watching videos ect)
Any helpful advice for the install. I just don't want to screw anything up.
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Hydra installation

This is from a post I did a couple months ago.
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I know you figured out what was going on already but in case someone else comes across this same issue, here is how to go about finding your proper files.



When establishing the set of files to download for your specific truck, you will need to locate the PCM code that is located on the PCM itself.



In this case, APX1 is the code listed.



Next when the hydra flash software is open on your computer, you will need to go to the tool menu and select box / hex conversion on the drop down menu.



At the top left you will enter in your PCM code... ( APX1 in this example ) then to the right you will have the direct hex conversion appear. ( VSAA4Q9 )



DON'T STOP AT THIS STEP



Now look towards the bottom and you will see a recommended preferred calibrations section. If a code appears in the section, you will want to use this code. If nothing appears, you are good to use the direct conversion



If you come up with any questions about this process, please feel free to email me at Jay@PHPtune.com



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Read threw this.

http://www.gopowerhungry.com/_install_phoenix_sd.shtml

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Then I did thisAttachment 287562
It makes it easier to pull the chip out and install when needed.

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Tried to click on my program, won't open? It has before, then redirects me to php website which appears to be down?
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what gauges are you trying to install? I did my trans temp gauge, egt, voltage, and boost. The Trans temp is very simple, and its on youtube, takes about 20min (running wires is the hardest part) and egt is where its more complex. I took my air filter off and taped in right by my 8th cylinder (closest cylinder to the cab on drivers side) just ran the cord up to the firewall and ran it threw. then went straight up.

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He is trying to get his chip programmed. No gauges. Your trying to open hydra flash? If you opened it before it should be there.

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He is trying to get his chip programmed. No gauges. Your trying to open hydra flash? If you opened it before it should be there.
Got it! I like. First time I took it for a spin with guages installed and hydra.
Only concern tranny temp! Ugh!
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Is the php site down? I can't get it to come up.
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Is the php site down? I can't get it to come up.
It was yesterday
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Finally got my Hydra installed

Finally got around to installing my Hydra today. Installation was easy, programming simple. Seems to be working fine. Only problem - can't driving it as I am in the middle of replacing a brake caliper. Original replacement was defective and now it is raining and I don't feel like getting wet. When I installed the chip, I disconnected the batteries before pulling the PCM and left them disconnected until finished with the install. My question is do I need to disconnect the batteries if I ever need to remove the Hydra or is just shutting off the ignition enough. I want to make sure that I don't damage the PCM or the Hydra.
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