VE v6 Auto to VE V8 Manual conversion both vehicles series 2 VE

First thing to note if its a Series 1 it stays series 1
if its a series 2 keep it a series 2,
do your other mods after the initial conversion – or plan ahead.

These are some of the things you may need and need to know
VE Series 1 modules are not security programmed and will not need to be unprogrammed or unlinked to reprogram (unlike Holden Cruze)

TIP and tricks I’ve learned along the way

******Check all Hardware will match first******
******Check all Software Calibrations – will match what you want to do****
****** Dont Buy a cluster or have it programmed by the EBAYers – only half a job going on here – if you knew enough you wouldn’t have to ask them to do it******
****** Pick a vin with the same stuff apart from engine and transmission – Body Ute, wagon, sedan easier to pick the same one******

There is no way yet to extract the Security PIN CODE from any module (there are bypasses available)

Starting the Process

  1. Flash PCM/ Engine ECU to manual (you have a guy to tune your ride) (code Manual Vin – easier) (you can have security turned off) (no need to Pin code unless programming remotes/keys) There is no way yet to extract PIN CODE
  2. Flash BCM to manual (use SPS)
  3. Flash EBCM/ABS to manual (use SPS with manual Vin
  4. Reconfigure instrument to manual (use Tech2)
  5. Bypass auto trans computer (connect green & White CAN Wires)
  6. Fit clutch start wiring (plugs in below cluster)
  7. Fit reverse switch wiring and reverse lockout wiring (wiring diagram below)

1. Flashing The Engine ECU /PCM

Get a tuner to do the programming and remove security so the engine will start and you can drive it to workshop to continue the rest.

2. Flash BCM to manual

Programming the BCM
Important: The vehicle will not start and many other functions may not operate correctly if a replacement BCM is not correctly
set up. The following procedures must be followed:

  1. The BCM reprogramming – refer to Service Programming System (SPS). making it a manual with a manual VIN
  2. Brake pedal position sensor (BPPS) learn.
  3. Program SDM primary key to BCM.
    Important: After the procedure is completed, the personalization settings of the BCM are set to default settings. Inform the
    customer that the personalization must be set again.

The Bcm can be removed and VIN Number can be changed manually

3. Flash ABS/EBCM To Manual

If all your hardware is the same change the Vin and program to manual vin

4. Reconfigure instrument to manual (use Tech2)

Programming Features with Tech2

There a 4 basic types of VE cluster types A, B, C & D (‘D’ being the SS)

Instrument Cluster differences in Series 1 VE and Series 2 VE
– Cluster VE s1 White back on cluster (made by different manufacturer)
– Cluster VE s2, black on the back of cluster
Not interchangeable if you need to carry out programming SPS (can be modded later)
** Instrument configuration will not work if the EBCM and IPC do not have the Right coding to start with**

5. Bypass auto trans computer (connect green & White CAN Wires)

You have either cut the wires out or done a harness swap make sure the green and white wire goes to the obd2 port in series

VE s1 diagram
(cant be certain VE2 is exactly the same, no wiring diagram){so we will have to say that there is different versions/changes based on model level}

VF Diagram

7. Fit reverse switch wiring and reverse lockout wiring (wiring diagram below)

Little Extras for the VE

Engineering Mode,
Engineering Mode entered, by switching the ignition on while pressing the ENTER button.

  1. software version
  2. g Part number
  3. battery voltage
  4. remaining Fuel (Lts)
  5. Instantaneous Fuel (Lts)
  6. Coolant Temperature
  7. Speed (km/h)
  8. Tacho (rpm)
  9. Tyre Pressure
  10. Engine Oil Life (%)
  11. Park Lamps (on/off)
  12. Steering wheel switch Voltage
  13. Display of Gears (commanded)
  14. Throttle Position Requested (Pedal %)
  15. Transmission Sump Temperature (C)
  16. Self Test

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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