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Trying to use a tech 2 on my 2006 Chevy equinox and it asked

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Trying to use a tech 2 on my 2006 Chevy equinox and it asked me the letter designation and nothing works! Any ideas?
JA: Are you fixing your Equinox yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Need to reset passcode witch is stopping me from starting the car replaced ignition lock and housing
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Yes to both
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No communication with the car from the tech 2
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  George H. replied 1 month ago.

Hello I will help,

For your Equinox it is the fourth digit of the vin. If that does not work try the third, the third is for cars.

This is a can vehicle I believe so you need the CANdi module to put inline with the tech 2 and for passcodes you need security access which you can get a three day subscription from GM for $55 to enable security features. That requires a computer running Windows 7 and a 9 pin to USB converter for the cable connection.

Please let me know what further questions you have.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok thanks for your help. What does GM charge to reprogram the BCM?
Expert:  George H. replied 1 month ago.

You reprogram it with your Tech 2 but if you are asking what a dealer charges it is usually 1 hour labor if there are no problems such as a used module, a fried module, something in the vehicle's communication system that prevents communication.

An hour of dealer time is $120 - $145 depending on where you live.

Please let me know if you have further questions, if nothing further please complete the rating

Thanks

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  George H. replied 1 month ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** and let me know if you have questions in the future

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok will do...
Expert:  George H. replied 1 month ago.

Great, please complete the rating so your question can be closed.

Thank you