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pscan and pektron swap MGTF 2005 1 week 6 days ago #198989

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SInce I am bothered now and again with pektron issues, I would like to have a spare one for easy swap.
Now I have seen that some clever guy invented pscan, to read an program functions in the pektron.
So I am thinking of ordering one, but a few questions for those who already are know to the pektron quality.
Is is possible to swap a pektron unit for a donor pektron unit coming from another TF?
What programming needs to be done to get it working. I guess keyfob match, but does the donor pektron need to be programmed to the ecu, and possible other units ?
Best would be to just clone the existing pektron to the donor, (plug and play) would that be possible with pscan ?

Another alternative for using pscan would be to send the unit to a UK based company for cloning, but the risk that the postal services get the package lost, is too high. And being in the Netherlands, it is quite a long drive to physically visit such a company and cloning is also probably not something you can wait for. So therefore the DIY option seems safest. I know my way around in VAG ecu's with VADIS so not new to this kind of work, but MG units are new to me.

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pscan and pektron swap MGTF 2005 1 week 6 days ago #198992

The best man and company for any Pektron related problems is Paul Brown @ https://www.technozen-electronics.co.uk/

Further, yes you can use PScan tool to do part of what you want.
You need good reliable second hand Pektron SCU unit which has fobs already coded to it. Then you can use that unit in yoir car and with help of PScan pair that unit with your engine ECU. If evrything is fine it shoukd work without problem.

What you need to know is following:
- you cannot clone your Pektron SCU to another Pektron SCU, neither PScan can help you. For that purpose you will need help of above mentioned Pul and its company.
- you cannot code second hand fobs to any Pektron SCU unit. You need completely NEW fobs WITH barcode in order to be able to code them to Pektron SCU with help of PScan, tool which do that job.

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pscan and pektron swap MGTF 2005 1 week 6 days ago #198994

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Thanks, that is clear. I guess the keyfob has a transponder. For my other car, an Audi A2, this works about the same: only new keys can be programmed, not keys from a donor audi. My way around that is to remove the old glass-housed transponder from the key, and put in a brand new ID 48 transponder, that works. The transponder is very cheap on ali, only a few euro's, whereas a new key from the dealer is more than 100 euro.
Looking at the MGTF keyfob inside there is a different kind of transponder, not a glass one, but the coil is soldered, or glued, on the small PCB so it might well not be an ID48, but a different type.
Anyway, having two sets of fobs, beloning to each pektron, is very inconvenient, so therefore the clone idea.
So I will give Paul an email, see what he thinks about it. I am a bit worried about the package getting lost in the postal services, perhaps I can insure it at a value needed for a complete new set: ecu, pektron, 2 fobs.

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