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VF Commodores

What diagnostic kit does my VF need?

The Holden VF commodore diagnostic system is actually spit into two main parts which speak two different ‘languages’ in the car. The first system caters for the engine and transmission system, and the second system caters for the rest of the cars body related systems.

For engine/transmission diagnostics, the Holden VF requires our ELM327 kit which will allow viewing live data and also fault codes. For more information about why our software is different and why it is able to view Holden specific live data/faults, click here.

For diagnostics on the rest of the body modules, we currently do not have a suitable scantool and software package.

 

Can I add navigation to my VF Mylink radio?

In short, yes!
If you have a non-navigation mylink, you can upgrade to a factory navigation mylink radio.

To obtain navigation, you need the following:
– Replacement Mylink unit fitted with factory navigation.
– Mylink VIN link programming to security link the radio to your VF Commodore.

We offer a programmed plug and play navigation Mylink upgrade which you can view on this product page link.
Alternatively, if you have found your own navigation Mylink from a local wrecked vehicle, we also provide a flashbox for security linking the radio into your car which you can view on this product page link.

How hard are the mylinks to change and fit?
Only basic tools are required such as a socket set and screw drivers. This upgrade is very easy to do, and as always, all our kits include picture installation guides.

Can I fit a colour screen cluster to my VF?

You sure can!

VF commodores fitted with a monochrome screen (such as SS,SV6,Omega) can be fitted with a colour screen instrument cluster from an SSV,HSV or Calais vehicle.

The colour screen clusters can be programmed to have the screen background theme set as red (SSV/HSV) or blue (Calais). We also offer completely custom themes on request!

To fit a colour screen instrument cluster, you need the following:
– Replacement VF colour screen instrument cluster from SSV,HSV or Calais
– Instrument Cluster reprogramming to configure it to suit your vehicle.

We offer a programmed plug and play colour screen VF instrument cluster upgrade which you can view on this product page link.

Alternatively, if you have found your own colour screen VF instrument cluster from a local wrecked vehicle, we also provide a ship in service for reprogramming which you can view on this product page link.

How hard are the clusters to change and fit?
Only basic tools are required such as a socket set and screw drivers. This upgrade is very easy to do, and as always, all our kits include picture installation guides.

My VF HSV did not come with an EDI from factory, how do I get it?

The VF HSV Enhanced Driver Interface (EDI) can be fitted to any HSV that did not come with one from factory.

We can provide a pre-programmed HSV EDI to suit your HSV VF so its a completely plug and play upgrade.

Our VF HSV EDI kits include programming to match the build number, build screen and configuration of your vehicle, so that it is a perfect factory match. For more information you can view this product page link.

 

How hard are the HSV EDIs to fit?
In a VF HSV, they are easy to add in. Only basic tools are required such as a socket set and screw drivers. A picture installation guide is included with our kits which step you through the install.

Can my SSV/SS/SV6/Calais have an EDI fitted?

In short, yes!

The upgrade is not a plug and play upgrade, and requires the following:
– Programmed HSV Enhanced Driver Interface (EDI)
– Custom programmed Mylink with available EDI port
– Custom wiring loom for EDI for power,video and communication

This kit allows the VF EDI to be fitted to any VF commodore, although does require wiring and also must not have the Mylink updated/programmed after installation as it will undo the custom programming performed.

If you would like to hear more details and pricing, please contact us!

How do I add Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?

First off, VF TPMS can be added to any VF commdore. This includes vehicles that were never offered TPMS from factory either.

Adding TPMS requires programming a couple different components in the car (BCM and instrument cluster) to enable the factory option in the car. After that, the TPMS learn mode needs to be enabled and the sensors learnt to the car using a relearn suitable tool.

The VF TPMS kit includes:
– 4x brand new TPMS sensors
– Programming to enable TPMS

Our kit is unfortunately not plug and play, as we are unable to provide a remote programming solution for TPMS yet. We are looking into solutions or possibly certified technicians in each state to perform the required programming.

For more information you can view this product page link.

How do I add paddle shift to my VF?

The VF paddle kit can be added to all VF commodores, including those that never had it as an option from factory! (2013-2015)

For all 2016/2017 vehicles, the paddle kit requires the following:
– Replacing steering wheel with paddle shift wheel
– Update to Body Control Module(BCM) to enable paddle shift

For all 2013/2014/2015 vehicles, the paddle kit requires the following:
– Replacing steering wheel with paddle shift wheel
– Running wire from back of steering wheel to Body Control Module
– Custom programming modules to enable paddle shift

As seen above, the earlier VF models never had the option for paddle shift from factory, thus do not have the require wiring to the body control module, and require custom programming to enable the feature. This custom programming is not available through Holden, as their tools simply do not allow it.

Please checkout our dedicated paddle shift product page found here.

VE Commodores

What diagnostic kit does my VE need?

The Holden VE commodore diagnostic system is actually spit into two main parts which speak two different ‘languages’ in the car. The first system caters for the engine and transmission system, and the second system caters for the rest of the cars body related systems.

For engine/transmission diagnostics, the Holden VE requires our ELM327 kit which will allow viewing live data and also fault codes. For more information about why our software is different and why it is able to view Holden specific live data/faults, click here.

For diagnostics on the rest of the body modules, we currently do not have a suitable scantool and software package.

 

What do I need to upgrade to a series 2 VE IQ radio?

We have a completely dedicated page which explains everything needed to perform a VE Series 1 to Series 2 IQ Radio conversion, click here to checkout this page!

In short, the required parts include:
– VE Series 2 IQ Headunit (main fascia and Silver box)
– Replacement trims
– Series 1 to Series 2 Wiring Patch loom
– USB/AUX kit
– Modified Dual Zone HVAC
– Programming to security link to the next VE commodore

We offer complete plug and play Series 2 upgrade kits which you can view on this product page link.
Alternatively, if you have found your own VE series 2 IQ from a local wrecked vehicle, we also provide all required parts needed for the conversion. Please see our dedicated page for series2 conversions for details of each part required!

How hard are the Series 2 upgrade kits to install?
The entire installation is plug and play and requires basic tools such as screw drivers and plastic trim removal tools. The install takes 1-3hours to perform depending on previous experience with installs. A complete picture installation guide is provided with all our kits.

VZ Commodores

What diagnostic kit does my VZ need?

The Holden VE commodore diagnostic system is actually spit into two main parts which speak two different ‘languages’ in the car. The first system caters for the engine and transmission system, and the second system caters for the rest of the cars body related systems.

For engine/transmission diagnostics, the Holden VZ requires our ELM327 kit which will allow viewing live data and also fault codes. For more information about why our software is different and why it is able to view Holden specific live data/faults, click here.

For diagnostics on the rest of the body modules, we currently do not have a suitable scantool and software package.

 

How do I reset and relink a VZ V6 ECM?

When it comes to anything security related on the VZ V6 ECMs, theres alot of confusing and conflicting information!

We have played with the VZ V6 ECMs (Aso known as E55) and know exactly what is needed to link them to other vehicles and get them up and running.

Because this is a complex topic, we have a dedicated page for everything related to the VZ V6 ECM replacement and security linking. Head to this page for a detailed explanation.

I have an airbag fault after changing seats/Instrument cluster, what do I do?

This is easily the most common question we are asked about on VT,VX,VY and VZ commodores.

The airbag light can be set due to the following reasons:
– Removing seats and turning ignition on (Commonly done during stereo install!)
– Fitting seats that are no compatible (Missing side airbags in a car needing them)
– Fitting seats with deployed pretensioners (seatbelts)
– Removing instrument cluster and turning ignition on
– Replacing instrument cluster that has not bee configured to suit the car.

Once an airbag fault has been set, it can only be removed after the problem has been repaired and then finally cleared with a suitable scantool (Which we do provide also!).

The only exception to the above, is if a deployed airbag, or deployed pretensioners are fitted which will cause a permanent fault in the SRS module (SDM) which cannot be cleared, and the module MUST be replaced.

Our application “SRS Diagnostic Tool”(SDT) is suitable for reading airbag faults, detailed airbag information and also clearing airbag faults once repaired. Please see our dedicated product page for SDT for more details.

VY Commodores

What diagnostic kit does my VY need?

For engine/transmission diagnostics on a Holden VY commodore:
– VY V6 requires an ALDL Cable Kit
– VY LS1 V8 requires an ELM327 Cable Kit

As indicated above, the two engine types require two different kits. This is because Holdens V6’s use an old legacy diagnostic protocol called ‘ALDL’, whereas the LS1 V8’s moved to an OBD2 compliant protocol called VPW which is supported by our ELM327 kit.

If your interested in hearing more about the differences been ALDL and OBD2, please read our technical document here.

I have an airbag fault after changing seats/Instrument cluster, what do I do?

This is easily the most common question we are asked about on VT,VX,VY and VZ commodores.

The airbag light can be set due to the following reasons:
– Removing seats and turning ignition on (Commonly done during stereo install!)
– Fitting seats that are no compatible (Missing side airbags in a car needing them)
– Fitting seats with deployed pretensioners (seatbelts)
– Removing instrument cluster and turning ignition on
– Replacing instrument cluster that has not bee configured to suit the car.

Once an airbag fault has been set, it can only be removed after the problem has been repaired and then finally cleared with a suitable scantool (Which we do provide also!).

The only exception to the above, is if a deployed airbag, or deployed pretensioners are fitted which will cause a permanent fault in the SRS module (SDM) which cannot be cleared, and the module MUST be replaced.

Our application “SRS Diagnostic Tool”(SDT) is suitable for reading airbag faults, detailed airbag information and also clearing airbag faults once repaired. Please see our dedicated product page for SDT for more details.

VT/VX Commodores

What diagnostic kit does my VT/VX need?

For engine/transmission diagnostics on a Holden VT/VX commodore:
– VT/VX V6 requires an ALDL Cable Kit
– VT/VX LS1 V8 requires an ELM327 Cable Kit

As indicated above, the two engine types require two different kits. This is because Holdens V6’s use an old legacy diagnostic protocol called ‘ALDL’, whereas the LS1 V8’s moved to an OBD2 compliant protocol called VPW which is supported by our ELM327 kit.

If your interested in hearing more about the differences been ALDL and OBD2, please read our technical document here.

I have an airbag fault after changing seats/Instrument cluster, what do I do?

This is easily the most common question we are asked about on VT,VX,VY and VZ commodores.

The airbag light can be set due to the following reasons:
– Removing seats and turning ignition on (Commonly done during stereo install!)
– Fitting seats that are no compatible (Missing side airbags in a car needing them)
– Fitting seats with deployed pretensioners (seatbelts)
– Removing instrument cluster and turning ignition on
– Replacing instrument cluster that has not bee configured to suit the car.

Once an airbag fault has been set, it can only be removed after the problem has been repaired and then finally cleared with a suitable scantool (Which we do provide also!).

The only exception to the above, is if a deployed airbag, or deployed pretensioners are fitted which will cause a permanent fault in the SRS module (SDM) which cannot be cleared, and the module MUST be replaced.

Our application “SRS Diagnostic Tool”(SDT) is suitable for reading airbag faults, detailed airbag information and also clearing airbag faults once repaired. Please see our dedicated product page for SDT for more details.