NCS Expert Coding modules with FSW_PSW.MAN trace manipulation file

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The
most common way of coding modules with NCS Expert is through FSW/PSW
manipulation.

To do so,read a trace file from the module you wish to change the coding
of, load it in NCS Dummy, make the desired changes in the graphical trace
editor and export the  FSW_PSW.MAN
trace manipulation file.

Then follow the instructions below to recode the
module

 If NCS Expert was still open after
reading the trace file, start from step 12.

BMW Coding/Flashing/Progrmming

  • Launch NCS Expert. At this moment no profile is loaded, so the
    screen is quite empty.
  • From the “File” menu, choose “Load
    Profil”.
  • In the “Choose profile” dialog box, select “NCS
    Dummy profile” and click “OK”. Nothing much happens, but
    you’ll notice some of the buttons on the bottom now have
    labels.
  •     Click the “VIN/ZCS/FA”
    button (F1). The button labels change once again.
        Click the “ZCS/FA f.
    ECU” button (F3).

  • In the “Choose CHASSIS” dialog box, select your chassis
    and click “OK”.
  • In the “Choose ECU” dialog box, select one of the
    presented modules (for example “CAS”, “EWS”
    or”EKM”) and click “OK”.
  • After a short moment, the top groupbox should now show
    information regarding your car.
  •     Click the “Back” button
    (F6). The middle groupbox now shows the available modules and default
    jobname.
        Click the “Process ECU”
    button (F4).

  • In the “Choose ECU” dialog box, select the desired
    module and click “OK”. Make sure the “FSW_PSW.MAN”
    manipulation file is for the same module.
  •     If “JOBNAME” in the
    middle groupbox already reads “SG_CODIEREN”, skip the following steps
    andjump to 16.

  • Click the “Change job” button (F2).
  •     In the “Choose job”
    dialog box, select “SG_CODIEREN” and click “OK”. The
    default job action is nowcoding.

  • Confirm “JOBNAME” in the middle groupbox says
    “SG_CODIEREN”.
  • Click the “Execute job” button (F3). The process takes
    only seconds.
  • The module has been coded! Please note that some modules require the
    ignition to be switched off and on before the changes take effect. If you are
    happy with the result, keep a backup of 
    FSW_PSW.MAN for future reference.

    When switching between chassis it is recommended to empty (not delete)
    the  FSW_PSW.MAN file after coding.
    Otherwise you may get strange errors when reading modules of another chassis.
    NCS Dummy can do this for you when closing the application and “Ask to
    empty trace manipulation file on exit” on the “Options” tab
    enabled.

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