Initial Repairs to vehicle

So your typical commodore having the fault light on and P0009: Engine position sensor bank 2 fault is displayed,

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Holden Commodore VE – 04/2008 LEO V6 Engine – Random stalling

the 2 fault codes present every time after we scanned this vehicle was

Engine ECU
p0850 – Park/neutral signal Circuit Incorrect.
Audio System
(fixed this one too)
B101d-3c – Ecu, Hardware Performance fault.

Time to get out the workshop manual and start testing the circuits.
we did find a few things online that did not mean much at the time but might help down the track

Diagnostic Trouble Code Results for B101D for the Holden Commodore (VE)
Diagnostic Trouble Code: B101D
Diagnostic Trouble Code Name: ECU Hardware
Vehicle Make: Holden
Vehicle Model: Commodore (VE)
Diagnostic Code Entered By: ZerOne
Diagnostic Code Entered On: Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:00 pm
Please Note: The DTC Information provided has been randomly generated.
To view the correct Diagnostic Code Information, Please Login, or Register. Diagnostic Trouble Code Description: Throttle position sensor (TP1) out of self-test range.

Possible Module Faults
Accelerator pressed during self-test when not required. (Possible cause, driver pressing throttle at or just after key-on.)
this does not state if this fault is in the radio or the Engine ECU

none of the above was the fault,

after seeing the vehicle week after week, when the vehicle was playing up the throttle was removed and it was found that the throttle blade was sticking, removed and cleaned out the pivots and flushed with carby cleaner,

refitted to vehicle and it has not played up since,
so dont worry about the fault codes they have nothing to do with it, just a dirty throttle in the pivot bushes, so removed the throttle body and clean properly and you will find it works better.

Round 2. This week for the fault code P0016 this time on a F18D4 Holden Cruze, the vehicle came in with lack of power and struggled to idle,

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Holden Captiva 2011 – P0011 & P0016 intake valve timing issues


Holden Captiva series 2, 2011, 2.4L 4 cylinder engine.


Vehicle came in with check engine light on and complaint was, that the engine was shaking when idling after going for a drive, he left the vehicle sit over night at home drove the next day and no issues after leaving it over night.

Being that the engine light was on the instrument cluster we connected the scan tool and conducted a test drive.

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Security lockout active, vehicle data mismatch

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2005 Rodeo remote programming

A client came in this week, for us to program a new remote,

we used the Tech2 system to program, we looked under 2005 rodeo there was no car made in that year, The vehicle looked like an RA rodeo,

We found that using the ANTI THEFT SYSTEM with a 2000 model jackeroo, just like the TF rodeo,
you will need to immobiliser code and then you can follow the steps to program remote.

RA Rodeo, remote type for programming

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VT commodore DFI module wiring diagram

it is so often that i look for this i thought it would be easier to find it online the next time i need it
so here it is VT-VX DFI module wiring and harness plug pin outs

Holden Calais VE 2006 Electric Mirrors – Passengers side Mirror Not working

As Vehicle come into Our workshop its always an opportunity to be able to check out a system with the Genuine Scan tool Such As the Tech2.
Under Body Systems there is is a few lines that allow you to check the live data of the centre console switch, which is great to check the function of the switch
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XC Barina ECU Changing – Z14XE MULTEC H

known as Corsa c- these vehicles come from 2001 to 2005holden-barina-xc-z14xe-ecu-swap

Z14xe – Delphi Delco HSFI-2.1 – 1.4l 16vMultec (H) – P1614, P1615, P1616.


  • Vin Codes with XCF08 & XCF68 Spain Built.

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Ts Astra ECU Changing – Z18XE Simtec71

known as Astra G- these vehicles come from 99 to 2005

Z18xe- Simtec71


  • there are 2 main variants z18xe with simtec 71 and a newer version called simtec 71.1
  • after 2003 the fan controller is different, use your Vin and program with GDS to update is the ecu version is wrong, there is no CAN setting for this and you will not find it in the Tech2 or tech2win,


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