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Old 03-19-2005, 11:42 AM   #1
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What are the restrictions to swapping out a 96 PCM for another year such as a 95 or a 97? Can another year'* computer not be reprogrammed to acommodate the 96'* specs? What, in regard to the transmission, is preventing a PCM modification? It would seem to me that the lack of a reprogrammable PCM will severely limit the other mods that can be done to this vehicle.
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there is nothing for the 96, it was the first year of the Full OBDII, SeriesII. That in the combo of the 4T60 means there is nothing
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I'm not sure but try and contact DHP powertuners and see if they can do something for you.
Just because a vendor dosen't sell it dosen't mean it'* still not do-able.
ZZP sells built 4t60 trannys but it'* not on there site.
There using a DHP on a 95 camaro.
Worst come to worst your stuck with your shift points and you can either just change your air fuel ratio w/ a miniafc or change air/fuel and spark advance with a translator plus
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I know the aftermarket PCM isn't really an option, but what I wanted to know was/is could the PCM be swapped with another year, and reprogrammed for the existing tranny?
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Nope, as far as i know, a 98+ bonnie pcm can't just be reprogrammed to your tranny and swapped in.
Did you e-mail DHP or Zoomer? no hurt in trying, if your not gonna let me know, i will. I'm curious to see if DHP can do anything.
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The 1997 PCM may work and was attached to Bonnevilles with a 4T60-E trans... The 98 model year was totaly diffrent...Also note that the supercharged bonnevilles used the 4T65-E in 97...

You would have to make sure that the 97 PCM had the same pinouts and connectors as your 96 PCM... Are the 97 PCM'* flashable?

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Yeah, '97 is the first year everybody offers for PCMs. Unless I'm misunderstanding your question, '97 is flashable.
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Perhaps this could be an option, then? Has anyone else researched this angle yet?
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