I had a problem my old computer on my 1999 Dodge Ram Van and have now acquired a new one, however the one I have acquired has not been programmed for my van. My mechanic tried to program it by connecting his laptop to the van and using a ‘delphi’ software but the new computer doesn’t show up. Should we be using a different software? Do we need extra hardware? Any help would be much appreciated.



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You will probably have to go to a dealer and use dealer level software - a generic garage tool may not have complete write capability to install the program from scratch.

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