Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: How to read BIN files from ECM?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    37

    Default How to read BIN files from ECM?

    Howdy,

    We're dealing with several E37 ECMs and while EFILive has been great for the tuning. I need to alter the OS from several different years. Does anyone have a good way to read an unencrypted & non proprietary BIN file from the computer? I've looked into flash readers, etc..., just not sure best method.

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Lifetime Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,798

    Default

    I would like to know as well, I know for a fact that using a FlashScan or AutoCal this cannot be done (at least with non-dev EFILive proprietary software). Does TunerCat work with the E37s? I believe there is a read option that lets you save them as *.bin but I cant guarantee that as I dont have access to it.
    ~Erik~
    2013 Sonic RS Manual - 1.4L I4T E78, starting the mods
    2008 TrailBlazer SS 3SS AWD Summit White - LS2 E67/T42, bolt ons, suspension, etc.
    2002 Chevy TrailBlazer LT 4X4 Summit White - 4.2L I6 P10, lifted, wheels, etc.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    172

    Default

    EFILive will open a bin file but wont save to one.

  4. #4
    EFILive Developer Site Admin Blacky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    9,119

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by engimuneer View Post
    Howdy,

    We're dealing with several E37 ECMs and while EFILive has been great for the tuning. I need to alter the OS from several different years. Does anyone have a good way to read an unencrypted & non proprietary BIN file from the computer? I've looked into flash readers, etc..., just not sure best method.

    Thanks!
    We can do a one-off conversion from *.tun (or *.ctd) files to bin format.
    Send the file(s) you want converted to me at paul@efilive.com.

    However what we won't do is continue to convert the same file to *.bin as modifications are made to that file.
    Folks have asked us to do that in the past so that they could reverse engineer our calibrations.


    Regards
    Paul
    Before asking for help, please read this.

  5. #5
    Lifetime Member schwoch1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    202

    Default

    I don't belive TunerCat will do E37's... WHat is the make/model/year of the PCM/car? I know you can save as a .bin with tunercat!

    MIke
    Current toys are as follows:
    1961 Chevrolet Corvair Monza, 145 H6/powerglide. 85 HP of raw fury.... slow and stock and staying that way!
    1969 GMC 2500, 4-53T Detroit diesel/Fuller 10 speed on late model 1500 HD frame
    1970 GMC 9500, 6-71 Detroit/Fuller 13 speed, not sure why I bought it, but it sure is noisy!!!
    1975 Ford F100 shortbed. Currently undergoing Crown Vic subframe swap and EFI 4.6!!!
    1975 Chevrolet Vega, 5.3/200-4R may finish someday, maybe...

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    37

    Default

    Thanks for the offer Paul, YGM.

    Schwoch, you are correct, no E37 for the TunerCat.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    34

    Default

    Yes Tunercat will read with the CAN interface press ctrl alt T in winflash and will open test function to read in .bin format

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    27

    Default

    Yeah,TCII as far as I know has always been able to read most any GM .bin,even before the CAN interface.
    The test function has always been there,I used it to pull V6 files when he was developing the def files.
    I was under the impression it could read anything in GM .bin format in the test function.
    Doesn't mean anything can be done with what you pull,but a download could be done.

Similar Threads

  1. bin files
    By limited cv8r in forum EFILive V4
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: August 6th, 2007, 08:25 AM
  2. Raw Bin files for pcm recovery
    By mrrattle in forum General (Diesel)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: January 24th, 2007, 05:12 PM
  3. EFILIve read HP Tuner .BIN files
    By Joel_SS in forum General (Petrol, Gas, Ethanol)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 19th, 2006, 08:16 PM
  4. Why can't I download bin. files???
    By Chris81 in forum General (Petrol, Gas, Ethanol)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: December 22nd, 2005, 01:08 AM
  5. saving raw BIN files
    By SS2win in forum General (Petrol, Gas, Ethanol)
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: March 29th, 2005, 08:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •