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Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by Todd Turbo S, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Todd Turbo S

    Todd Turbo S Full Access Member

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    Hi All I have a 2020 Ford Raptor and I’m in the process of backing up all the original Module formats before making any changes.

    I read on the Forscan Forums that you should not save/back up the “PCM Module Configuration (AS BUILT format), which is the first module on my truck. After completing all original back ups, I inadvertently back this one up. Can I simply go to my computer hard drive file and delete this, or would I need to start over? I’m assuming it’s ok to delete as I, only backing up and not trying to reinstate to the trucks computer.

    Also, on the same Forscan Forum, it reads you should avoid starting the Truck while backing up the Module AS BUILT, however, my Truck prompts me to start the Truck after a while, otherwise, it completely shuts off. I had to start the struck during the back up Module process, and one time, the power completely shut off, do I need to start over?

    feedback appreciated.

    Todd
     
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    what are you modding?

    ive done a few trucks and never was prompted to start it.. it always says shut it off, but usually the module that you are editing resets its self after writing it..
     
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    I actually haven’t made it to the modding stage, I’m trying to first back up all the AS BUILT
     
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    You should have a seperate abt. file for each module you save. In the tutorial it states to not save the PCM RELEARN. So you are fine. You can delete whatever abt file you want and save the new file if your worried its corrupt or something. All of these files are being stored on your laptop. Find the folder with the files and verify that they are there. If you want to delete the PCM file you can do that. There is no need for the file but i don't see any harm on accidentally storing the data.
     
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    Q: which OBD scanner do you recommend for a 2018 G2 Raptor ?
     
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    Once you download the file to your PC it does not matter if you delete it, it is now a local file. But you are fine with what you did, you just misread the instructions as stated above. I had to read that step a couple times till i saw what they were trying to say.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    I like that everyone in this thread thus far seems to be sporting blue Raptors!

    Correction, onthebrake ruined the trend, but thats ok.
     
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