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Can I install a 96 PCM in my 95 Powerstroke so I have OBD 2 capabilities ?


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Yes. Just make sure that it is of the same family as your current one. You should have a DPC-203 PCM with whatever code (probably a SOD series code for 1995), so look for a DPC-203 with an ALF series code. There are vendors such as DP Tuner that can flash your current PCM to the later code as well. Many trucks have already been reflashed when they were in for service at dealerships. Are you positive yours has not had that done already? Cheers!
 

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A truck built with an EEC-IV does not have the wiring for OBD-II (EEC-V). Converting requires a lot more than just the computer. I did it to my '94 CV.
 

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I doubt the OP is really referring to straight-out OBD-II, but if Seanosu is, then yes it would be a bit more involved if not impossible. More than likely he is wanting the OBD-II port active. Our trucks are not OBD-II, but kind of a hybrid ... OBD-1.5???:laugh2:
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There is even a possibility that his 95's OBD II port is active now if the truck has ever been back to the dealer or depending on when it was built in 95.

As for the swap the main thing that you need to pay attention to is that your truck is a manual and you want a manual PCM but one from a automatic will work, it just may throw a code.

Here is a link to the PCM codes, you may have to look for a while to find yours but it is in there.
 

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Thanks everyone for the response. I really appreciate the feedback. I Have an OBD II port in the cab of the truck close to the passenger side. Shouldn't I be able to take it to the stealer and have the PCM reflashed so at least I can read the PCM with my scanner ? I do not see a CEL light on my dash. Did the 95's not have a CEL light ?


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96 PCM swap in a 95 Powerstroke

If you have an "over the counter" code reader like you can buy at the parts store, it won't read Powerstroke codes.

Build date of 11/94 could very well be a 95 model year truck. What does the Federal emissions sticker under the hood say.
 

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I have two models of craftsman scanners and both tell me the vehicle needs to be 96 or newer. I still cant find the CEL light on this truck.
 

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I doubt that the Craftsmans scanners will work on these trucks. Ford has propriety codes that usually only a upper end scanner will read.

I am not sure if Ford will flash the PCM's anymore but you can always give them a call and see if they will do it. Expect to pay 1 hr of shop time for them to do it.
 

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Thanks, I'll give them a call. The sticker on the injection pump says 95 for the year and there is no emission sticker that I can find under the hood, only the tire change, belt routing and refrigerant info.
 

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If nothing else and you can be without your truck for a while there are vendors that will flash the PCM for you.
 

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Does anyone else have a CEL on there 05 power stroke dash ? I don't, which makes me think it might be a different dash bezel than the stock one.
 

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Sorry 95 dash not 05
 

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The 10th digit of the VIN determines the model year, and trumps any sticker anywhere on the truck. In any event, all the mfrs turn over the model year mid-fall, so 11/94 would definitely be a 1995 truck.

The CEL is on the far right (location is in the owner's manual); it flashes VERY briefly when you first turn the key to RUN. Briefly as in, like, 1/10 second. So watch that right side next time, but don't blink or you'll miss it, literally.

If your truck has ever been to the dealer, then it most likely has already been flashed to use the OBD-II port in the cab. But as said, generic code readers/scanners won't communicate with it. Both our '95s work with AE and Aeroforce, with no flashing required.
 

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All the 94-97 trucks have a CEL. It won't be on the bezel where the WTS and Fuel Filter light are. It will be over by the tach. Cheers!
 

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This shows the '92-97 cluster layouts:

 

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You were right. I didn't blink and I finally saw the cel light. Thanks for your help.


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