Since mid-2009 we have seen the introduction of protected Bosch EDC17 & MED17 using an Infineon Tricore processor and people are often told that these new Tricore ECUs cannot be remapped as the vehicle has “Tuning protection” or the ECU itself is “Locked”, this simply is not true! There is no such thing as a “Locked” ECU or “Anti-tuning” software, however it is well known that these ECU’s cannot be remapped in the conventional sense!
We at Premier Tuning do have a safe and reliable solution for programing these ECUs, using the Bootloader technique which involves the removal of the ECU from the vehicle and making a direct connection with the processor, allowing the remapping of the Tricore processor.
This is the only safe way to remap any EDC17 or MED17 ECU. These ECUs were introduced initially without any protection (pre-2009), allowing them to be flashed via OBD (on board diagnostics) but dealers now have the ability to update the old non-protected software with newer “Anti-tuning” versions. Where this is the case any attempts to reprogram your ECU via the OBD can cause fatal damage to your ECU.
For more information on tuning Bosch EDC17 & MED17 ECUs please call: 01422 828133 or Click Here to get in contact.
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