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Old 01-17-2013, 01:12 PM
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^these are my thoughts exactly.. Business is business... I can see a 2 year warranty on electrical items but 5 or more? ahh uh.. Craftsman doesnt warranty there torque wrenches for more than 1 year for golly sakes and thats a tool.. Just to state how warranties work ya know? This thread my sound like a BPD bashing segment but IT IS NOT by any means.. This is just a discussion to get back to reality in realville and compare and contrast expensive parts we purchase for our trucks. To add I only warranty electrical parts/labor for 1 year in my business, and i deal with the same electrical items that are in ficms... Again just trying to pin out ideas and thoughts so you can make good decisions on where your hard earned money goes.

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Re: FICMrepair.com question

If I get a new ficm from ford is it required for them to reflash my pcm in order to get the ficm to mate up and work?

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Re: FICMrepair.com question

Fwiw the ficm on my truck is the original one. 7+ years it worked good. Probably been crapping out the past year or so...

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Im with ya double d.. mine lasted the same before i replaced mine.
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Re: FICMrepair.com question

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If I get a new ficm from ford is it required for them to reflash my pcm in order to get the ficm to mate up and work?

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DoubleD-nothing has to be programmed for a new FICM. At least that is what the ford parts guy told me when I called to price a new one. Should be plug and play.
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DoubleD-nothing has to be programmed for a new FICM. At least that is what the ford parts guy told me when I called to price a new one. Should be plug and play.
Thanks. They want over 550 for a new complete one, looks like im gonna eat the down time and get a 6 phase. These people working at these dealerships are out of it. I had the service writer go 'confirm' with the tech and the tech told him everything would need to be reflashed in order for a bnib ficm to work. Doesnt make sense to me why that would be required.

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Thanks. They want over 550 for a new complete one, looks like im gonna eat the down time and get a 6 phase. These people working at these dealerships are out of it. I had the service writer go 'confirm' with the tech and the tech told him everything would need to be reflashed in order for a bnib ficm to work. Doesnt make sense to me why that would be required.

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Yeah I specifically asked them when I priced it as I am a mechanic (not at a ford dealer) because I was installing it myself and didn't want to get stuck with a truck that wouldn't start.

I just called a buddy that works at ford as a mechanic. He said that most of them will work out of the box but you are "supposed" to program them with the latest calibration.
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If I get a new ficm from ford is it required for them to reflash my pcm in order to get the ficm to mate up and work?

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Ford and BPD sell u a half shell so no logic side = no programing

Ford can sell u the whole deal and programing // but why ? logic's are almost never the issue unless your power side smokes everything
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I get they stand behind it and will be buying one someday, but what happens 7 years 100k from now they just gonna give you a brand new one. Or how about 3 years 40k miles?
You'll have to discuss that with them. If it fails at 5 yrs/100,000 miles, I'd say it was a good $700 spent to go that long. The other thing to take from this is their name is by no means indicative of their components being exempt from failure. I'd highly recommend you talk with them about their warranty policies, and maybe you're just misunderstanding what their name really stands for. the biggest thing to remember is that BPD will warranty their FICM. For how long, is beyond me. I know that if I walk out of the parts department at Ford with one, it's mine, all costs aside. They don't warranty sh!t!!
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