Hey all - finally coming around to reflashing my ECU. Was wondering if there were any videos lying around of people doing it themselves?
I looked into a DIY tutorial for flashing the ECU from home as well but came up short. For one, you need special software, a special plug, and lastly you need to know which line of code you're messing with in order to achieve a desirable result. Sure, you might
be able to navigate around if you somehow transferred the file(s) to your PC, got the file to open in Notepad++ and poked around, but the threat of burning out your starter, blowing up a valve because of too much compression, or drowning your engine in gas because of an extra value or misplaced #, x, 1, or % symbol is too risky.
Trial and error on a $7,000 item is where I draw the line on experimentation, and I stopped looking when I came up short on finding anything useful online anyway. Best bet is just to send it in once you take care of that stripped bolt. I feel your pain this: Mine's almost stripped from taking the seat on and off so many times to take measurements for the underseat storage tote I now make, and the other electronics I wired into the system (accent lights, full LED conversion, and heated grips). Now I won't dare to take the seat off until I get my @ss to the hardware store for a replacement bolt, or come up with an easy quick-release system.
Best of luck!