Steve65301 made this great crib sheet for all the revisions to the Tranzformer. Now, you can print one page and see exactly what all the functions and their coresponding controls are: Stand up guy with some stand up work here. I thought I'd post it so people can search for it easier.
TranZformer “crib sheet” controls on one page
To enable / disable the Shift Kit at any time, press the ESP button twice within two seconds. To confirm disabling, the radio will be lowered in volume two notches, and there will be two chimes. The EVIC will display “TFZ off” if the radio is in the Sirius mode. To re-enable, press the ESP button twice again. When enabled, the radio will increase in volume two notches, and there will be two chimes. The EVIC will also display “TFZ on” if the radio is in the Sirius mode.
Fully Turning ESP off (Electronic Stability Program) - While riding at 35 to 40 mph, place the transmission selector in neutral, turn the key all the way to the right, like starting the car, and hold it for three to five seconds. When you hear a chime, you will see the ESP, BAS, and traction control light come on.
Turn ESP on (Electronic Stability Program) - Turn the key to START momentarily while car stopped and the ESP system will reset and turn back on. The ESP, BAS, and traction control light go off.
Steering Wheel Shifting (SWS) is active even if the Shift Kit function is disabled. To utilize SWS use the gear selector to enter the Auto-Stick mode.
Radio on: The volume (+/-) buttons can be used for shifting, and they are only active when the vehicle is in Auto-Stick mode. The TranZformer will automatically keep the radio volume the same. To re-enter Drive mode, double click the + button while in Fourth gear, or use the console shifter.
SWS disable: Press the page and volume buttons at the same time. Volume will lower 4 notches to confirm.
SWS enable: Press page up and volume at the same time. Volume will increase 4 notches to confirm.
Live transmission fluid temperature (in deg F) will display on your EVIC screen. The radio must be on and in the Sirius mode (channel name displaying on the EVIC). Press the volume up and page DOWN buttons on the steering wheel at the same time. "AT XXX F" will show up (the XXX will be the transmission temp) replacing the Sirius channel name. If you want to turn the temp display off, press the volume down and page UP buttons at the same time, and it will stop updating (or if you turn the car off and on again). Change the Sirius channel and the EVIC display will update to the current channel.
Launch Mode: With the car in Autostick 1, vehicle stopped – pull the Hi-beam stalk and the ABS pump will turn on and hold all four wheels locked. This allows the loading of the torque converter. Release the stalk to launch the car.
Reset Adaptives: Pull the cruse stalk down and flash hi beams. “Adv Rst” will show in place of the Sirius station name on the EVIC screen when in the Sirius mode.
Shift Speed and Firmness – Using the Steering wheel buttons:
While in “D” press the cruse stalk (on/off) and use the volume +/- buttons to adjust the strength settings. All shifts will be set to this pressure for D. If in SIRUS mode, this will show on the EVIC as “TZ A xx%” with xx being the set strength.
While in “Autostick mode” press the cruse stalk (on/off) and use the volume +/- buttons to adjust the strength settings. All shifts will be set to this pressure for manual shift strengths. If in SIRUS mode, this will show on the EVIC as “TZ M xx%” with xx being the set strength.
Again, props to my man, Steve65301 and of course big joe , tranzformer creator.
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Awesome info to keep on hand
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don't forget 'line lock' ... in auto mode, foot on brake, pull cruise stock and ABS kicks in and locks front wheels.. let go of brake and hit the gas for a burnout...
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"don't forget 'line lock' ... in auto mode, foot on brake, pull cruise stock and ABS kicks in and locks front wheels.. let go of brake and hit the gas for a burnout..."
I din't include the line lock becayuse it doesn't do well on a AWD. There are other things I left out or changed for a 2008. At least the page will get you started.
I DEFINATELY need this Tranzformer!
Think its time to sell my silver box.. It served me real well though!
Thanks for sharing!
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Good write up. I have this an forgot about all of feature. I'm way overdue for an update.
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ABout this one..
"Launch Mode: With the car in Autostick 1, vehicle stopped – pull the Hi-beam stalk and the ABS pump will turn on and hold all four wheels locked. This allows the loading of the torque converter. Release the stalk to launch the car."
Isn't this a "Line Loc" function, where it only locks up the front ABS? The you can heat up the rear tires. It sill works to hold against the TC, usually you launch before it locks up.
Last edited by netnathan; 06-17-2012 at 03:43 AM.
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The only thing that sucks for me is I have an aftermarket radio that doesnt show on EVIC.I wonder if it will still work??
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For the line lock you have to put the car in first gear then pull back on the cruise control stalk while you hold the brakes pedal down. Then the abs pumps take over & you can release the brake pedal & stomp on the gas
It is not the Hi-Beam stalk.....try the Cruise Control stalk. (At least it is on my 2006 SRT8.)
Now that you know...go have some fun...
It sort of makes sense.
If you are in AutoStick, First Gear, and stopped with your foot on the brake..You may want to Hi-Beam your lights.....
In this situation, "Cruise Control is disabled anyway, because your foot starts out on the brake. Soooo... why not use that stalk to control ABS "Pump Test" signal on the front brakes.
Actually, that also means Joe can add more functions using the cruise control stalk in the future (Like load a different set of parameters....hint)
Last edited by netnathan; 06-18-2012 at 11:47 PM.
Here are the official instructions, taken right from the NEW instructions I just posted to my website:
The TranZformer monitors the shifter position and is only active in Reverse, Drive and Manual (AutoStick) modes. See the ZPU user’s guide for information on configuring the TranZformer’s settings. Factory default settings are mild, so it is safe to road test the vehicle before changing parameters. AutoUpshift defaults at 6000 RPM trip point.
Shift Kit Enable/Disable: To disable the Shift Kit feature at any time, press the ESP button twice within two seconds. As a confirmation, the radio will be lowered in volume two notches, the chimes will “beep” once, and if equipped with Sirius and EVIC (and in Sirius mode) will display “TFZ off” on the EVIC screen. To re-enable, press the ESP button twice again. When enabled, the radio will increase in volume two notches, chimes will “beep” twice and EVIC will display “TFZ on”. The TranZformer will remember the last state when you turn the car on the next time. If pressing the ESP button twice causes the ESP system to end up in an undesired state (ie turned ESP off) you can press the ESP button again.
Setting Shift Parameters: This can be done via ZPU utility, allowing you to independently select shift strength, scaling, and Autoupshift RPMs. You can also set shift strength on-the-fly using steering wheel buttons. To set DRIVE shift settings, press in the cruise stalk (as if to turn cruise on/off) and use the volume +/- buttons to adjust firmness. Your tachometer will move and display the setting, where 0 = 0% and 7k = 100%. Also if you have Sirius radio and are in Sirius mode with channel name on the EVIC screen, the channel name will be replaced with “TZ A xx%” with the xx being the set strength. This setting will be applied to all accelerating shifts in the Drive range. To set AutoStick strength, place the vehicle in Autostick using the console shifter, and use the same procedure with the cruise stalk and volume buttons. “TZ M xx%” will display on EVIC screen.
Steering Wheel Shifting: (SWS) is active even if the Shift Kit function is disabled. The volume(+) button on the steering wheel can be used for upshifts, while the volume(–) button will downshift. They will be active only when in AutoStick mode as long as SWS is enabled. Use the console shifter to enter AutoStick mode. You will not re-enter DRIVE mode when pressing vol + and in gear 5, as you would using the console shifter. To re-enter drive mode, double click the vol + button while in 4th gear, or use the console shifter.
To disable SWS, press the page down and volume (-) buttons at the same time. The radio volume will lower 4 notches to confirm. To enable SWS, press page up and volume (+) at the same time. Volume will increase 4 notches.
AutoUpshift: The TranZformer will automatically upshift for you at a programmable RPM when in AutoStick mode. The TranZformer is factory preset to shift for you at 6000RPM, but this can be set to any value by using the ZPU utility, although the TCM will cause a “limp home” mode if RPMs exceed 7000. You can also set Autoupshift RPMs on the fly using steering wheel buttons. With the car in either Park, Reverse or Neutral, press in the cruise stalk and use the volume buttons to adjust. The tachometer will move to show the new setting, and if in Sirius mode with channel name showing on EVIC, the new RPM will show in the display as “RPM:xxxx” where xxxx is the new set RPM. This RPM will be used for all upshifts. Use ZPU if you would like to set the RPMs differently for each gear. This function is usable only if you used a Diablo tuner to disable the factory TCM’s Autoupshift feature, or are using a Mopar Performance TCM (MTCM).
Burnout Mode: The TranZformer will use the ABS pump to lock the front wheels for burnout purposes. To use this feature, you must stop the car, place transmission in AutoStick 1st, then pull the cruise stalk towards you (2005-2006) or down(2007-2010). Once the ABS pump turns on, release the brake pedal. Releasing the cruise stalk will cancel the line lock. The pump is noisy, and there will be warning lights on the dash lit up for ABS and ESP, and the chimes will sound. It is recommended not to keep the ABS pump on for more than 30 seconds. Nail the gas pedal, and the rear wheels will instantly break traction. The Line lock will release on its own once the rear wheels exceed 5mph.
Launch Mode: The TranZformer will use the ABS pump to lock all 4 wheels for launch/track purposes. To use this feature, you must stop the car, place transmission in AutoStick 1st, then pull the High Beam stalk towards you. Once the ABS pump turns on, release the brake pedal. Releasing the High Beam stalk will release the brakes. The pump is noisy, and there will be warning lights on the dash lit up for ABS and ESP, and the chimes will sound. It is recommended not to keep the ABS pump on for more than 30 seconds.
Transmission Temperature Display: Set radio to Siruis mode, and set EVIC so radio station name is being displayed on EVIC screen. Press the cruise stalk in (as if tu turn cruise on/off), and using the “north” steering wheel button, scroll to “TransTmp”. Transmission temperature will be displayed and updated every 2 seconds. If not equipped with Sirius, the temperature gauge will indicate transmission temperature whenever setting shift pressures or Autoupshift RPMS using the steering wheel buttons. Center of range is 160 degrees F, regardless of how the scale is marked. Note that in Park the reported temperature is Engine Coolant Temperature. Vehicle needs to NOT be in Park to display Transmission Temperature.
Peak RPM Display: Set radio to Siruis mode, and set EVIC so radio station name is being displayed on EVIC screen. Press the cruise stalk in, and using the “north” steering wheel button, scroll to “PeakRPM”. Every time the transmission shifts, whether in Drive or Autostick, Upshift or down, the peak RPM for that shift will be displayed on EVIC screen. Note that this actual shift RPM is where the transmission actually shifted, not when it was told to shift!
0-30 Timer: Set radio to Siruis mode, and set EVIC so radio station name is being displayed on EVIC screen. Press the cruise stalk in, and using the “north” steering wheel button, scroll to “0-30: ”. When the vehicle is stopped, this display will change to “start 30. As soon as the vehicle starts moving, the display will change to “go to 30” and the timer starts. When the vehicle reaches 30MPH, the time will be displayed.
0-60 Timer: Set radio to Siruis mode, and set EVIC so radio station name is being displayed on EVIC screen. Press the cruise stalk in, and using the “north” steering wheel button, scroll to “0-60: ”. When the vehicle is stopped, this display will change to “start 60. As soon as the vehicle starts moving, the display will change to “go to 60” and the timer starts. When the vehicle reaches 60MPH, the time will be displayed.
Reset Adaptives: Reset TCM adaptives at any time by pulling the cruise stalk (down in 2007+) and flashing the high beams. If you are in Sirius mode you will see “Adv Rst” show on the EVIC screen in place of the Sirius station name.
Auxiliary Output: This can be used to turn on/off an external device via an external relay. Pin 6 of the TranZformer’s connector will short to ground when activated. Activate by pulling cruise stalk (down in 2007+) and pressing “page +” on steering wheel. Deactivate by using cruise stalk and “page –“, or turning vehicle off.
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Joe, my serial number is 1XX, can I download the new firmware and install if I haven't ever sent the unit back to you for anything?
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