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Welcome to the VZClusterMod page

VZClusterMod is a command line way to update your Holden VZ / Pontiac GTO's cluster in-car or on the bench.

Binaries for Windows are available here (09-05-2013): Version 0.30 BETA

Source is up there under "Browse Source"

Documentation

Presets

Basic Commands

Advanced Commands

Airbag diagnostics

Getting Started

If you're using the windows binary, double click the vzclustermod-xxxbeta.exe, which should open a command window like so:
http://1337vending.com/vzclustermod/raw-attachment/wiki/WikiStart/vzclustermod-open.jpg

Since the program is all command line, the rest of the getting started will be text rather than screenshots.

To find out what COM ports are available, type listports Example:

[incar-cluster]$ listports
COM1
COM5
COM4

A word on drivers:
If windows doesn't automatically detect your cable, you may need to go here to get the drivers for your FTDI FT232 cable: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

If you're not sure which COM port is your ALDL Cable, unplug it from the computer, run listports, and plug it back in and run listports again. Whichever one disappeared and reappeared is your cable.

Now open the port:

[incar-cluster]$ open com4
serial port opened successfully
[incar-cluster-com4]#


Note that the prompt changed from [incar-cluster]$ to [incar-cluster-com4]#

Turn the key on, but leave the engine off.

Now you're ready to work! If you're in the car, no need to change modes, if you're on the bench type bench. This will keep the program from listening for vehicle heartbeats.

To verify your cable is working, run listen and you should see something like this repeated over and over:

[incar-cluster-com4]# listen
==Heartbeat==
  Module:b8 Mode:A2 Data:B8
  Module:b9 Mode:02 Data:00,00
  Module:40 Mode:C6 Data:39,02
  Module:BCM-data Mode:12 Data:00,00,00,3D,19,00,00,70,F2,1E,00,00,10,00,00,00,94,00
  Module:a8 Mode:03 Data:
  Module:20 Mode:8B Data:
  Module:21 Mode:09 Data:38,2C,00,00,00,00,00,94,94
  Module:90 Mode:1B Data:
  Module:91 Mode:03 Data:18,00,00
  Module:a0 Mode:0B Data:
  Module:Airbag-data Mode:02 Data:08,00
  Module:Transmission-data Mode:07 Data:FF,10,40,05,00,00,00
  Module:b8 Mode:A2 Data:B8
  Module:b9 Mode:02 Data:00,00
  Module:40 Mode:C6 Data:39,02
  Module:BCM-data Mode:12 Data:00,00,00,3D,19,00,00,70,F2,1E,00,00,10,00,00,00,94,00
  Module:20 Mode:8B Data:
  Module:21 Mode:09 Data:38,2C,00,00,00,00,00,94,94

Press Ctrl+C to stop listening, it scrolls quite quickly.

To read table 9, run read 9. This is a stock 2004 table.

[incar-cluster-com4]# read 9
Waiting for heartbeat...
Send: ['F2', '57', '01', '09', 'AD']
['01', '09', '05', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '50', '79', '7C', '7E', '7E', '7E',
 '60', '80', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00']
ALDL Mode: 0x1 (read configuration table) Table: 0x9
Startup Logo: Pontiac
HSV Serial: 0
HSV Model: XU6
Cold shiftlight 4000 RPM
1st gear shiftlight 6000 RPM
2nd gear shiftlight 6200 RPM
3rd gear shiftlight 6300 RPM
4th gear shiftlight 6300 RPM
5th gear shiftlight 6300 RPM
Shift light on: False
Custom text:>            <

Note that the shift light is off, but the RPM values are set. 2005-2006 GTOs have the RPM values set to 9000.

I want my shiftlight on!!!1 ... Ok, now send preset shiftlight-on

[incar-cluster-com4]# preset shiftlight-on
===Current Config===
Send: ['F2', '57', '01', '09', 'AD']
['01', '09', '05', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '50', '79', '7C', '7E', '7E', '7E',
 '60', '80', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00']
Startup Logo: Pontiac
HSV Serial: 0
HSV Model: XU6
Cold shiftlight 4000 RPM
1st gear shiftlight 6000 RPM
2nd gear shiftlight 6200 RPM
3rd gear shiftlight 6300 RPM
4th gear shiftlight 6300 RPM
5th gear shiftlight 6300 RPM
Shift light on: False
Custom text:>            <
===New Config===
['01', '09', '05', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '50', '79', '7C', '7E', '7E', '7E',
 '60', '90', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '0 '00']
Startup Logo: Pontiac
HSV Serial: 0
HSV Model: XU6
Cold shiftlight 4000 RPM
1st gear shiftlight 6000 RPM
2nd gear shiftlight 6200 RPM
3rd gear shiftlight 6300 RPM
4th gear shiftlight 6300 RPM
5th gear shiftlight 6300 RPM
Shift light on: True
Custom text:>            <
===Write config===
Send: ['F2', '70', '28', '09', '05', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '50', '79', '7C', '7E', '7E', '7E', 
'60', '90', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', '00', 'B9']
['28', '09', '01']

Easy. Other useful presets are under the Presets documentation. For those averse to RTFM, here are some good presets:
mph-dim
drl-fulloff
custom-text=RTFM

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