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Old 08-13-2009, 12:16 AM
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ok this is a rookie question but wht is the death flash cause i have never heard of it till i saw the one post on here. i searched it but i still don't know wht it is.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:19 AM
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It causes a horrible death to your truck, get rid of it now before it's too late!!!
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:21 AM
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ok how do i know if i have it
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:48 AM
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If you look all the way back on the passenger's side of the engine bay, there is the PCM, you can tell by the three large sets of wires going into a metal box with a black plastic cover. On the metal part, there might be a sticker on it that says "Authorized software update," with a date on it. If you have that sticker, you have the death flash.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:53 AM
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oooo sounds funny the death flash from an authorized software update obw it was your theard that got me wondering about it thax
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They may have authorized the demise of your truck...you'll never know when until you get rid of it!
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:21 AM
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or on your radiator support there will be a similar sticker, i assume that you know about our leaky plenums? the death flash was a reprogram that took out a few degrees of timing so that the truck wouldnt ping when the plenum was shot instead of fixing the plenum.....if you have it you have about 3 options
1- do the cps mod (search for it)
2- get a tuner
3- find a stock pcm without it
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It causes a horrible death to your truck, get rid of it now before it's too late!!!
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what are the symptoms of the death flash? cause my pcm has been missed with. its got the tag!!
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ypu could also get a MP PCM
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