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Hi all!

First of all if I am breaking any rules, please delete this post.

I am offering an until it expires download from wetransfer of the CDA (Chrysler Diagnostic Application) software free of charge complete with engineering files for ABS, PCM, FCM, TIPM, TCM etc etc as well as gateway files and full instructions. If someone wants to host it afterwards, go ahead but this is a limited time thing from me.

I am impressed by the physical mods that exist for the LX platform however, I am kind of disappointed that this forum doesn't do a lot of true complex DIY modding, the mentality here seems to be "pay out the ass and you'll get good results". The common question here is if there is a way to swap a V6 to a V8 and then everyone just says "oh buy a hemi" when just swapping the engine in is A LOT cheaper then buying a whole car especially since the V6 is worthless now. I am not bashing anyone this is just my opinion. I come from BMW background, coding and canbus hacking was standard (where people put LS1 engines in those tiny machines) and people have developed emulators to simulate actual dealer interfaces since they are a bit more complex then the CDA. I was amazed no one was doing this here or doing it but for ridiculously high prices of a software that is fairly easy to find on the internet.

What is CDA?
CDA is a powerful dealer tool that allows to make option changes in the VIN. Say for example you have a Chrysler 300, and you go like, gee I would sure like some steering wheel controls, or some dual climate, or some other option! Then you logon to lxforums, you ask the question and then a bunch of people tell you, LOL IT WON'T WORK, too much trouble etc etc. Adding options mechanically, splicing wires and so on is not a very complex job where it used to get tricky is getting the car to play with the new options. Well this tool will allow you to authorize options to your VIN, provided you have them wired up correctly and installed in your vehicle.

Examples of stuff you can do
Add autostick to V6 vehicles after nag1 swap
Add evic to cluster (after installing an EVIC cluster)
Authorize dual control climate
Delete DRLs
Program keys
Change VIN in PCM after engine swap or engine change
Add SKIM codes
Add any feature you might be missing and you'd like to have (after installing your parts)
Reprogram mileage in the TIPM/PCM depending on the year
Troubleshoot stuff
Change gear ratios without the predator (only the ones available at chrysler)
Troubleshoot weird pcm problems,ie: A/C does not work anymore, however mechanically everything is in order.

and many other powerful things

How does it work?
Well that's up to you to figure out there is a bunch of documentation of what can be done, basically you need a laptop and an OBD2 to USB cable that can read Chrysler's protocol (RS232) also you gotta install the proper drivers, once again, read the manual it's all there. I will not be answering any specific questions or giving any shortcut tutorials.

EDIT: I have figured out that not any OBD2 to RS232 cable will work! I just used mine that was detected as cancard XL and I do remember it costing a pretty penny on aliexpress, it seems to be a poor man's clone of the witech pod with everything integrated in it. Sorry if I lead you all to believe that this is all you will need, I was just working with what I had :p

If someone could try OBD2 to USB and report back with findings that would be great!!!

Use at your own risk!
This can brick your car and you can end up needing a new PCM, or FCM or any other modules that this can mess with (in most cases you can save it if you haven't done too much damage to the bootloader ie: power interruption. If you screw something up, you really need to read the documentation, worst thing you can do is just plug it in and start messing around.

Download link
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alternate link provided by ziggyzaggy
http://1drv.ms/1VF22Bt

These cars tend to have a bunch of electrical and computer problems, I feel that this could alleviate the pain and save money in your wallet, the dealer charges 300$ to reprogram a new key, that is just taking people for idiots and thinking that money grows on trees.

Once again if this pisses off anyone, or the forum feels it is illegal please, delete my thread! No hard feelings! I just believe we could all benefit from this!
 

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Thanks alot man, very generous of you to offer this, i sure do appreciate. Being able to "ditch" the dealer for some easy reprogram is very very very great.

If you tell me there is an option to reset long term adaptive on lets say a MTCM so the learn can be done again if i ever mess it up i'll be forever in debt. Havent bricked my Mtcm so far and dont plan to, but you never know :S
 
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If chrysler supports it, it can be done. This is a whole level above Starscan or Starmobile, you can actually engineer stuff with this. So I would say that an MTCM reset would be possible! This is an official dealer tool!!
 

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Dammit missed out. But still thanks for the info, will help some people.
 

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If anyone hosts it please PM me a link too! This could be important in my build
 

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I've uploaded the zip file to my Onedrive account. Hopefully with the link below it can be accessed and downloaded. I'll keep it up for 2 weeks or until Microsoft nixes it.

Let me know if there's any problems with the link or accessing/downloading the file.

http://1drv.ms/1VF22Bt
 

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Norton Antivirus say it may contain a virus or Spyware and blocks the download.
 

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The file I have uploaded for hosting was a direct download of what the_oblivion had originally posted. When I downloaded it...none of my ant-virus or malware programs detected anything. I'll manually check it now.
 

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Just ran Microsoft Security Essentials on it. Nothing found. Don't laugh MSE actually has caught some nasty incoming crap on my PCs! Malwaerbytes Premium didn't find anything either.

I scanned both the zip file I'm hosting and had extracted all the files to a folder and scanned those with no issues.

If you're still wary of my hosted file then simply don't download it. Just trying to provide a service to the community.
 
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It downloads fine, but upon completion my Norton Antivirus "blocks" is with the explanation I stated. Don't know what I can do, but I tried.
 

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It downloads fine, but upon completion my Norton Antivirus "blocks" is with the explanation I stated. Don't know what I can do, but I tried.
Can't help you with Norton AV. I stopped using that crap program years ago. Maybe a "False Positive" on one or more files within the zip? Have you checked your "Quarantine" section to see if the file is in there?

The warning from Norton is very vague. No details on what type of issue it might have? Might contain "Something" is pretty useless as far as determining what the program flagged as malware.
 

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Must be something with FireFox... tried download from WinExplorer and the security scan didn't flag anything. Weird.
 
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