How to Reset the ECM
After watching the Smack resetting the ECM and getting a huge increase in mpg, I started looking up how to reset the ECM. There are a few different ways, but they all pretty much say the same thing, just in different ways. The majority of the info I gleaned was from high performance car sites where people add after market parts and need to reset the ECM so their vehicles will adjust to the new equipment and variables. Hopefully this will help us with our cells/systems. BTW I am NOT a mechanic or an electrician - IOW this is for informational purposes only! Use at your own risk cause I am not liable for anything you do. Peace, Steve aka AlmostHydrogen
Buick - Electrical Part 1: Understanding the Circuit (1990)
This video, taken from Buick's Know-how Series (KH-124), is Part 1 of a 3-part video series on Electrical Issues. Part 1 covers the "basics" of electricity—Electricity 101 if you will, for the early 90s.
Buick - Electrical Diagnosis & Repair (1997)
This video, taken from Buick's Know-how Series (KH-214), picks up where KH-213 (Buick Best Competition) leaves off and covers specific electrical concerns, their causes, and how to repair for late 90s Buick models. Topics addressed include: microprocessor IC upgrades, required tools, ABS traction problems, no starting condition, radio issues, glove box lamp, stuck DEFOG button, under-hood lamp switch, engine wiring harness, generator performance, taillight failure, door devices, drivability concerns, intermittent power windows, erratic power door locks, magnasteer problems, and MIL light ON.
Buick - Electronic Accessories Encyclopedia (1992)
This video, taken from Buick's Know-how Series (KH-153), discusses the "new" computer-controlled accessories on early 90s Buicks. Topics include six computer-driven systems, including how they work, differences between the systems and diagnostic techniques. Systems covered: (1) Auto Door Locks (2) Remote Keyless Entry (3) Universal Theft Deterrent (4) Retained Accessory Power (5) Oil Monitor Module (6) Twilight Sentinel.