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  1. Smarty Touch ComMod Installation Guide This guide details the process for installing the ComMod on 1998.5 to Present Trucks Definition of terms: OTF Cable : This is the cable used that attaches to the ComMod and connects to the service bus, located under the hood. OBDII : This stands for “On Board Diagnostics”, the II being for the second iteration of this. The cable mentioned later will plug into the OBDII port, which is somewhere under the steering column, depending on the year. Micro USB Cable : This is the cable we use going from the Controller of the Smarty touch to the display unit. Controller : The controller is a device we use to help facilitate connection from the Display unit, to the truck. This connects to the Micro USB, and OTF cables, as well as the ComMod. This is also where our optional EGT sensor hooks in. ComMod : This is our Communication Module. This will allow us to use On the Fly tuning (OTF), also enables programming on the 2013+ trucks. ECM: The ECM is the “Engine Control Module”. This is the computer that is bolted to the side of the engine block. OTF: Stands for “On the Fly”. This is a feature that lets you modify tuning parameters in about a second. Installation : The installation process is slightly different depending on the year of truck. The main difference is where the service bus connector is located. The first thing that will need to be done is to connect the ComMod to the controller of the Smarty, as shown below: The next thing is to do is install the Smarty Touch normally: On the back of the controller, there is a micro USB port. The micro USB cable will go from this port to the display unit. On the front of the ComMod shown above, there is a place to connect the OBDII Cable. This will go directly from here, to your OBDII port. There is also a connection for the OTF cable. The installation of the OTF cable is shown further down in the guide The Display unit comes with a windshield mount and uses a dual T pattern for mounting the display. Before using the provided Zip ties to mount the controller securely, connect the OTF cable to the underhood service bus. Then connect the other end of the OTF cable to the ComMod. You will be routing this end of the cable through the firewall. Here is the location of the Service bus we use on a 2015 truck: The connector is typically located between the ECM and the intake horn. On some trucks, it may be towards the upper right portion of the ECM. It can vary where this connector is located, but it is usually within a couple of feet from the ECM. Sometimes it is closer to the firewall, and other times it is closer to the front of the truck. The OTF cable is required to be installed for the On the Fly feature to work. It is also needed for programming the 2013+ trucks and returning them to stock software. To program the truck, you will want to go to “ECM tuning & DTC”. The ECM option is for tuning the truck. For more information about how to program with the tuner, see our other articles. There is no special procedure for disabling the RSA protection (only required on 2013+). The Smarty will automatically do this for you during programming.
  2. What this guide is for: This guide is designed to help troubleshoot any voltage/ communication related issues. It will include a list of relevant smarty errors that can occur, and what the common fixes are. Generally, a voltage issue doesn't mean that there is something wrong with the truck (although it most certainly can). Below you will find a list of errors and symptoms of a voltage issue. From what we have seen and generally speaking, if the smarty throws an error between 0% and 100%, it is often a voltage issue. If it ONLY does it at 100%, it generally isn't. 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 14, 41, 51, 61, 71 - Communication time-out A communication time-out means that the Smarty was trying to communicate with the ECM, but at some point it did not get a response in a timely manner. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 42, 43 - Wrong answer from ECM Wrong answer from ECM means that the request that the Smarty made, was responded to incorrectly. An example of this is if the initial request was lost. 52 - Checksum not Accepted Getting checksum not accepted is because of the fact that when Smarty is programming the ECM, after each single data block is sent, Smarty says to the ECM the checksum of that block. A checksum is proof of what was sent to the ECM was written correctly. Do note that any of the above could also be the connections, or in rare cases, the ECM. It entirely depends on the specific situation. Things to Check: In all these cases the best suggestions are: - Check and clean OBD port - Remove the ABS and fuel pump fuses/relay during the programming - Check battery voltage for low voltage - Check and clean ground pole (negative pole) of batteries -If the voltage is below 12.6V (post to post), make sure to put a charger to the system. -Make sure to check battery grounds -Remove the power temporarily for any aftermarket stereo If your truck does not start: -Don't panic! This is usually because the truck does not have complete programming. Once the above steps have been completed, it should be in good running condition again. -One trick to try is to remove both positive battery cables, and then turn the key on for about 10-15 minutes. After that, turn the key back off and re-install cables. This drains the capacitors in the system, which causes the ECM to reset, and often has helped get a truck started in the case where the usual methods don't work.
  3. Dylan

    Trying to revert from Recovery file to v1.26 revo

    Good Morning Waydin! Glad to hear the new ECM worked out for you. What's the error you receive there?
  4. Smarty Touch Communication Errors Sometimes you will run into errors when running the Smarty Touch. Thankfully most of these can be solved rather easily! Typically it isn't anything you did wrong or anything within the Smarty settings themselves. Let's look at a quick breakdown of some of the more common errors. 16110 – 16579: These errors can be caused by a variety of things, but what fixes them is oftentimes the same. What we recommend doing here is to: -Remove any ABS fuses and keep them out until the problem is solved -Put a battery charger on the truck -If you have an aftermarket lift pump, remove the relay for it (sometimes the fuse alone isn't enough here) -Clean the OBDII port and battery connections -Make sure the grounds are looking good If the above fails, the next thing we want to try is to reset the ECM of the truck. To do this: -Remove all battery cables from the batteries. -Turn the key to the run position -Wait for about 20 minutes -Hook everything back up and attempt to program with your Smarty again This will drain the capacitors in the ECM, which allows it to reset. This can help get the truck running again if it is currently in a no-start condition. Past the above steps, we may need to create a stock flash to load through the Smarty (recovery software). You will need to submit a ticket or email support@smartyresource.com to obtain one. Common Errors: -16110 -16111 -16112 -16114 -16114 These mean that the ECM isn't responding to the start of the Smarty programming phase. -16210 -16251 -16271 -16291 These mean that the ECM sent the wrong communication to the Smarty For all of these, the steps in this guide generally take care of the problem. Feel free to contact us if this doesn't work or you need further help with your Smarty tuner.
  5. This is a short write-up on the Wait to start light flashing in a 5.9L common rail Cummins pickup. On February 4th, 2012 Dodge/Chrysler released an update for the 5.9L common rail trucks that was designed to help diagnose an issue within the fuel system of the truck. When you take the truck to a dealer or load a Smarty tuner, you will have the latest software for the truck which includes this. You will see the wait to start light come on while driving as well as 10 chimes if the issue is present. There are also 2 codes that can present themselves at times: -P1222 Leak Detection During Motoring -P1223 Leak Detection Based on Quantity Balance Some possible causes for this issue as per Dodge's TSB 18-006-12: OTHERS DTC’S PRESENT FUEL LEAKS FUEL CONTROL ACTUATOR FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR CASCADE OVERFLOW VALVE CHECK VALVE DAMAGED OR BLOCKED FUEL RETURN LINES OBSTRUCTION, DAMAGE, OR DEBRIS. LIFT PUMP FLOW AIR IN FUEL SYSTEM LEAKING FUEL INJECTORS OR HIGH PRESSURE CONNECTORS PRESSURE LIMITING VALVE HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP INTERMITTENT CONDITION We highly recommend you check this list, as the cause is often one of these. To fix this you will need to track down where the possible leak/issue is. Oftentimes as injectors age they will be the cause of the problem. You also want to make sure that the injector feed tubes are set to the correct torque specifications. These two are some of the more common causes. We do offer a file that will backdate the Dodge software to before they introduced the Wait to start light as a warning system, but doing so isn't recommended because it is putting a band-aid over the problem. What is causing the light in the first place will still be present. We can only provide this file for the following Smarty tuners: J-06, S-06, and SSR.
  6. Smarty Touch Settings for TNT-R Software (2003-2007) This article details the Smarty Touch power level and adjustable options for the TNT-R software. WARNING: THIS SOFTWARE IS DANGEROUS TO A STOCK VEHICLE Aftermarket, turbo, injectors, lift pump, injection pump, and a built automatic transmission AT LEAST are required! You have access to the following power levels with the TNT-R: Level 1: 130 horsepower with timing Level 2: 160 horsepower, no timing added Level 3: 160 horsepower with timing Level 4: 190 horsepower, no timing added Level 5: 190 horsepower with timing Level 6: 230 horsepower, no timing added Level 7: 230 horsepower with timing Level 8: 260 horsepower, no timing added Level 9: 260 horsepower with timing You can often get more horsepower than advertised, depending on modifications. We have seen upwards of 400+ horsepower gained from the tuning alone. We only recommend running with no timing if you are stacking with another tuner that also adds timing. The Smarty Touch also has adjustable settings for this year range. The options to choose from are as follows: -Timing -Torque -Rail Pressure -Wastegate -Speed limiter -RPM Limiter -Shift Limiter Timing controls how soon the injectors open to spray fuel. When turning this up, you will typically see less smoke, less exhaust gas temperatures, and better fuel economy. On this setting, 1 is the most aggressive timing, and 3 is the least aside from stock. The Torque Management is a system put in place by Dodge to help save wear on the drive-train. The more you turn this setting up, the more bottom end torque you will see. This is also quite a bit harder on the transmission, so it is worth noting that you will want to be careful if the transmission is stock. This is a setting that is 1-3, 1 being least aggressive and 3 being most. Rail pressure controls the mapping for the pressure in the fuel rail of the truck. We don't raise overall rail pressure on the regular software, but we do increase how fast it ramps to the max value per Dodge, and how long it stays at that value. This is because prolonged use of increased pressure can cause damage to Common Rail injectors. This setting is also 1-3, 1 being least aggressive and 3 being most. The wastegate setting is used when you have an aftermarket turbocharger. When set to stock, the wastegate will open at the factory defined value. This is at about 32 lbs of pressure on the 2004.5-2007 trucks if they are relatively stock. The 2003-2004 trucks do not have this setting on the Smarty as the wastegate is mechanically actuated The speed limiter sets what the top end miles per hour is limited to. From the factory, this is around 105 MPH. This setting ranges from 25-250 MPH. The RPM option will allow the truck to make up to 4000 RPM. This is either an on, or off setting. Keep in mind that the truck needs to have the motor sufficiently built for this purpose. The shift limiter will eliminate the de-fueling between shifting with automatic transmissions. We do not recommend using this setting unless the transmission is built to handle the added stress. This will take away the shift indicator lights (park, neutral, drive etc) while the limiter is removed. This is to let you know it is functioning properly.
  7. Smarty Touch Settings Dodge Cummins 2003-2007 Common Rail This article covers the Smarty Touch settings for the 2003-2007 Dodge Cummins trucks. This does not cover the TNT-R software, click <here> for information about that software. Level 1: 30 horsepower with timing Level 2: Same as 3, but with no timing Level 3: 60 horsepower with timing Level 4: Same as 5, but with no timing Level 5: 90 horsepower with timing Level 6: Same as 7, but with no timing Level 7: 160 horsepower with timing Level 8: Same as 9, but with no timing Level 9: 210 horsepower with timing These values were all calculated on a completely stock truck on the chassis dynamometer. With supporting modifications, the horsepower values can be higher than advertised. The added torque is about double the horsepower generally. The only reason to run with no added timing is if you are stacking multiple tuners. We generally don't recommend this, but if you do make sure to stay on the even-numbered settings. Otherwise, use the odd-numbered settings for best results. The Smarty Touch also has adjustable settings for this year range. The options to choose from are as follows: -Timing -Torque -Rail Pressure -Wastegate -Speed limiter Timing controls how soon the injectors open to spray fuel. When turning this up, you will typically see less smoke, less exhaust gas temperatures, and better fuel economy. On this setting, 1 is the most aggressive timing, and 3 is the least aside from stock. The Torque Management is a system put in place by Dodge to help save wear on the drive-train. The more you turn this setting up, the more bottom end torque you will see. This is also quite a bit harder on the transmission, so it is worth noting that you will want to be careful if the transmission is stock. This is a setting that is 1-3, 1 being least aggressive and 3 being most. Rail pressure controls the mapping for the pressure in the fuel rail of the truck. We don't raise overall rail pressure on the regular software, but we do increase how fast it ramps to the max value per Dodge, and how long it stays at that value. This is because prolonged use of increased pressure can cause damage to Common Rail injectors. This setting is also 1-3, 1 being least aggressive and 3 being most. The wastegate setting is used when you have an aftermarket turbocharger. When set to stock, the wastegate will open at the factory defined value. This is at about 32 lbs of pressure on the 2004.5-2007 trucks if they are relatively stock. The 2003-2004 trucks do not have this setting on the Smarty as the wastegate is mechanically actuated The speed limiter sets what the top end miles per hour is limited to. From the factory, this is around 105 MPH. This setting ranges from 25-250 MPH. For first time tuning with the Smarty Touch, we recommend setting these all to 1 (with the wastegate on or off depending on if you have an aftermarket turbo). Most people don't need to adjust the speed limiter, but be sure the truck is equipped to handle that kind of speed and that you aren't breaking laws when doing so. Run your preferred power level with the settings above for around a week or two so that you have a good feeling what the tuning is capable of. You can always re-adjust from there to dial in to your needs.
  8. In this guide, we will be covering the Smarty Touch settings for power level options on the 1998.5-2002 Dodge Cummins. This section will describe the Smarty Touch power levels for the VP-44 equip trucks: Level 1: Fuel Saver Level 2: Only more fuel and Boost fooling Level 3: Like # 2 + added timing Level 4: “Soft” CaTCHER no added timing Level 5: Like # 4 + added Timing Level 6: Mild CaTCHER no added timing Level 7: Like # 6 + added Timing Level 8: CaTCHER no added timing Level 9: Like 8 + added timing The biggest difference between Smarty levels 5-9 is how aggressive the Smarty tuning is. While the overall horsepower (~65 horse on a stock truck) is the same, how aggressive the tuning is changes quite a bit (9 being the most aggressive). Generally, we don't recommend going past level 5 on an automatic truck while empty, and 7 when using a manual. When towing we generally recommend running level 3. A lot of this comes down to how you drive. Keep in mind you can get away with a lot less with a heavy foot. Next, you have the adjustable options. In this year range you have: -Timing -Torque Management -Duration When tuning with the Smarty Touch, the timing can be helpful to get things dialed in. Mainly we recommend keeping this at 1. If you run bigger injectors or have more fuel with some other method, that is a good time to turn this setting up. Note that this setting is 1-3 for the selection. The Torque Management is a system put in place by Dodge to help save wear on the drive-train. The more you turn this setting up, the more bottom end torque you will see. This is also quite a bit harder on the transmission, so it is worth noting that you will want to be careful if the transmission is stock. This setting is 1-5 for the selection. Duration controls how long the injectors are open when they spray fuel. The higher this number is, the longer it will stay open. Turn this up if you need more fueling in general. Note that this setting is 1-4 for the selection. When first setting up the Smarty Touch, we recommend setting the adjustable options to 1 (timing, torque, duration). Run this for awhile and find out what you do and don't like. From there we can help make recommendations on what to change, and this guide will help provide some insight as well.
  9. Smarty Touch Settings for 2nd generation VP-44 Cummins trucks This section will describe the Smarty Touch power levels for the VP-44 equip trucks: Level 1: Fuel Saver Level 2: Only more fuel and Boost fooling Level 3: Like # 2 + added timing Level 4: “Soft” CaTCHER no added timing Level 5: Like # 4 + added Timing Level 6: Mild CaTCHER no added timing Level 7: Like # 6 + added Timing Level 8: CaTCHER no added timing Level 9: Like 8 + added timing The biggest difference between Smarty levels 5-9 is how aggressive the Smarty tuning is. While the overall horsepower (~65 horse on a stock truck) is the same, how aggressive the tuning behaves changes quite a bit (9 being the most aggressive). Generally, we don't recommend going past level 5 on an automatic truck while empty, and 7 when using a manual. When towing we generally recommend running level 3. A lot of this comes down to how you drive. Keep in mind you can get away with a lot less with a heavy foot. Next, you have the adjustable options. In this year range you have: -Timing -Torque Management -Duration When tuning with the Smarty Touch, the timing can be helpful to get things dialed in. Mainly we recommend keeping this at 1. If you run bigger injectors or have more fuel with some other method, that is a good time to turn this setting up. Note that this setting is 1-3 for the selection. The Torque Management is a system put in place by Dodge to help save wear on the drive-train. The more you turn this setting up, the more bottom end torque you will see. This is also quite a bit harder on the transmission, so it is worth noting that you will want to be careful if the transmission is stock. This setting is 1-5 for the selection. Duration controls how long the injectors are open when they spray fuel. The higher this number is, the longer it will stay open. Turn this up if you need more fueling in general. Note that this setting is 1-4 for the selection. When first setting up the Smarty Touch, we recommend setting the adjustable options to 1 (timing, torque, duration). Run this for awhile and find out what you do and don't like. From there we can help make recommendations on what to change, and this guide will help provide some insight as well.
  10. NOTE: Still Editing/Adding This is a short guide meant to teach you how to program the settings for the Smarty Touch. This guide assumes that your Smarty is already physically installed. On the main menu of the Smarty, there will be 2 rows of 4 boxes. The upper section is for gauges, the bottom section is for tuning the truck and other options that will be covered in a different guide. The first thing we will do is hit “ECM Tuning & DTC”. There will be some options on the Smarty that aren't there depending if the truck has been programmed or not. Either way, hit the “ECM” button to proceed. Next, there will be an option for “Customize Tuning: STD Revo”. This will allow us to select the tuning for your Smarty. You will now see some options for power levels, rail pressure, timing, torque etc. depending on the year of truck. For power levels, we recommend going for 70 horsepower at most for a stock automatic transmission or 100 for a manual. For these other tuning options, we recommend setting them to 1 for the time being. You will want to hit the next button on the Smarty's screen. On this menu, it will ask for your preferred speed limiter. This can go anywhere from 25 MPH to 250 MPH. On most Cummins, the stock value is around 105 MPH, but feel free to put this wherever you'd like. After this is selected, there will be a program button. Once you hit this the programming will start. It takes anywhere from 4-7 minutes depending on year of truck. It will go from 0-100% in this time. Once that is done it will have you cycle the key a couple of times (just follow the prompts). After that, you are done!
  11. Absolutely! The best number is 855-456-7627. If you want to leave your number here I can call you instead.
  12. Good Afternoon Daniel! The 70009 means that we need to update the Smarty first. Did you need help on that part?
  13. The UDC Pro Ver. 12 is now uploaded to our website. (Here) The new Firmware version 1.1.3 is also available to download. (Here) The big news here are several. 1) 59L Trucks from 2003 to 2007 are now added to the tuning software. (Already in the works are the 98.5-02 VP trucks, stay tuned!) 2) A major breakthrough has been added to the 2004.5-2007 softwares. We force the ECM to work with RT parameters which in stock form are NOT real time capable. That's been a M A J O R project!!! This now allows also those trucks for fully functional "On the Fly" power levels. All the needed tables and parameters to customize a power level are now available! Working principle = as the 67L trucks. An exception to the real time capable software's are the 2003-2004 trucks. These simply do not have enough RAM on board to ever have any really meaningful and useable real time parameters. We're already working on a "switchable" software to allow those trucks to have switchable tunes. It'll be a while but we'll get it done! Switching will be done through the OBD bus from the display. As of today, we're working on the VP trucks for the RT. Looks like we might get those to work in RT mode. We will see. 3) While optimizing the Tuning software for smoother and more versatile operation, we have also changed several data formats we work with to build the tuning files. Now we can do more and better but it has a downside... The "downside" is that the new data format we're now using in the tuning software is NOT compatible with the Firmware version 1.1.2 that's out there in the Smarty or the MM3. The Tuning software version 12 works only in conjunction with the firmware 1.1.3.!!! In other words, once the 1.1.3 Firmware is installed on a Smarty or MM3 the ECM / RTG / RTP files done with any older tuning software version will no longer work. Sounds nasty but it’s not really a problem! All it takes is to export the files with the tuning software Ver12 again into ECM / RTG / RTP format and then write those files onto the SD card. Done. Sorry for this complication but we decided to do this rather now than later with more products out there. Let us know if you have any questions! Thanks, Marco
  14. Dylan

    Map Rotate Issue

    I agree, an interesting issue for sure.... I have been going back and forth with our programmers and wasn't having any luck finding out what the cause of this was. A couple of things we tried was updating the mouse and video card drivers. If you haven't, it wouldn't hurt to try (if you need I can help with this). What is weird, is I was helping a customer with how to lock a dongle to his vin, and noticed that my map worked again. I don't believe there was anything that had helped other than possibly restarting the computer. It seems to have went away on its own. As I mentioned though, I do recommend a driver update if you haven't yet. Thank you, Dylan
  15. SmartyResource Voltage Diagnostics Guide What this guide is for This guide is designed to help troubleshoot any voltage related issues. It will include a list of relevant smarty errors that can occur, and what the common fixes are. Generally, a voltage issue doesn't mean that there is something wrong with the truck (although it most certainly can). Below you will find a list of errors and symptoms of a voltage issue. From what we have seen, if the smarty throws an error between 0% and 100%, it is almost always a voltage issue. If it ONLY does it at 100%, it generally isn't. 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 14, 41, 51, 61, 71 --- Communication timeout A communication time-out means that the Smarty was trying to communicate with the ECM, but at some point it did not get a response in a timely manner. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 42, 43 --- Wrong answer from ECM Wrong answer from ECM means that the request that the Smarty made, was responded to incorrectly. An example of this is if the initial request was lost. 52 --- Checksum not Accepted Getting checksum not accepted is because of the fact that when Smarty is programming the ECM, after each single data block sent, Smarty says to the ECM the checksum of that block. A checksum is proof of what was sent to the ECM was written correctly. Do note that any of the above could also be the connections, or in rare cases, the ECM. It entirely depends on the specific situation. Things to Check In all these cases the best suggestions are: - Check and clean OBD port - Remove the ABS and fuel pump fuses/relay during the programming - Check battery voltage for low voltage - Check and clean ground pole (negative pole) of batteries -If voltage is below 12.6V (post to post), make sure to put a charger to the system. DO NOT charge while programming, it causes fluctuation in voltage which can cause an error -Make sure to check battery grounds -Remove the power temporarily for any aftermarket stereo, If your truck does not start: -Don't panic! This is usually because the truck does not have complete programming. Once the above steps have been completed, it should be in good running condition again. -One trick to try, is to remove both positive battery cables, and then turn the key on for about 10-15 minutes. After that, turn the key back off and reinstall cables. This drains the capacitors in the system, which usually causes the ECM to reset, and often has helped get a truck started in the case where the usual methods don't work.
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