View Full Version : Basic beginner needing some direction

May 20th, 2013, 08:01 AM
Hello all,

I am kind of new to looking through and posting to forums. I will try to keep my ignorance to a minimum and avoid asking stupid questions. I have done a few LS1 swaps at work as well as a couple personal projects, so I am not completely ignorant. I have never done the programing myself, but am looking into purchasing a tuner. EFI Live is highly recommended by the people I have worked with in the past. Which is why I have found my way here. I have been looking around a few threads and this seems like it might be a good place to start.

First of all, what are some good sources with some simple wording to start learning?

I do have a specific question too. I know EFI can do all sorts of cool little tricks, but can it also access things like the backup sensors of a suburban? My parents have a 2007 Suburban with a 5.3 that has faulty sensors in the rear bumper, as well as a shredded harness making it beep constantly when in reverse. It is $900+ just for the parts. In stead of replacing all of that, they are willing to help fund my investment if I can just program that out of it.

I'd be very appreciative for any help

May 20th, 2013, 08:37 AM

For learning, start reading the forum here. There is a LOT of good information (and some bad, once you start reading you'll be able to pick it out) on here.

No, EFILive communicates ONLY with the PCM/ECM/TCM modules. No ABS, ECBM, LGM, etc. You would have to either buy a Tech II/MDI or a Mongoose (features limited) to do that.

May 21st, 2013, 12:55 PM
Thanks for the reply. I'll keep reading and learning.
As for the suburban, I was holding out hope that there was maybe a signal being sent from the transmission when it was in reverse.

May 22nd, 2013, 02:56 AM
Also read the scantool/tunetool pdfs.