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Guide to Programming a Reflashed C5 Body Control Module for Your Corvette

Guide to Programming a Reflashed C5 Body Control Module for Your Corvette

Attention, Corvette Enthusiasts!
If you’ve stumbled upon this article without having a reflashed body control module, worry not! At Dino’s Corvette Salvage, we have you covered:

  • Purchase a Reflashed Unit: You can buy a reflashed Body Control Module tailored for 1997-2004 Corvettes directly from us. Visit this link to get yours.
  • Reflashing Service: Do you already have a used unit? We offer a specialized service to reflash it for you. To take advantage of this, check out our service here.

For those who have their reflashed module ready, let’s proceed!

A Quick Note Before We Dive In:
Your newly reflashed module is in excellent condition, just like a brand-new one from the dealer. You must carefully and precisely follow the programming instructions to ensure it works perfectly with your Corvette.

Preparation Steps:

  • Battery Check: Make sure your battery is fully charged and in optimal condition, as a low battery can cause interruptions in the process.
  • Radio Off: To avoid any disturbances, turn off your radio.
  • Window Down: Roll down the driver’s window. This way, you can easily reach inside to adjust the ignition without opening the door.
  • Doors Shut: Throughout the procedure, it is advisable to keep both doors closed. This will prevent the battery from draining due to interior light and help ensure a seamless programming experience. It is important to note that even if you accidentally open one of the doors, the programming will not be affected. However, it is always better to be cautious and keep both doors closed at all times.

Programming Your Reflashed BCM:

1. Connect the Body Control Module to the vehicle.

2. Insert your key into the ignition. Turn it to the RUN position.
Tip: The run position is where the key stops naturally without force. DO NOT crank the engine.

3. Keep the key in the run position for at least 10 minutes.

4. Now, turn the car to the off position and wait for at least 15 seconds.
This marks the end of the first cycle.

5. Repeat step 2, turning the key to the run position and waiting for 10 minutes.

6. Turn the car off again and wait for 15 seconds.
You’ve now completed the second cycle.

7. Once more, turn the key to the run position and leave it there for 10 minutes.

8. Turn the car to the off position, this time waiting for 30 seconds.
Congratulations! The third and final cycle is now completed.

Success! You should now be able to start your Corvette without any problems. The Body Control Module has identified the unique RPO codes for your vehicle, which match your VIN Number and the Vehicle Anti Theft code from your key.

Please remember that if you experience any interruptions or make errors while programming, you must turn off the vehicle and start the process from the beginning.

Safe driving and enjoy your newly programmed Body Control Module! 🚗💨