How to Program Used PCM Module for Ford F-250 with Autel MaxiIM IM608 J2534 Programmer?

Autel MaxiIM IM608

Vehicle model as the picture shows:

Ford F-250 2001 super duty


Not able to write VIN on the used PCM module after PCM replacement.


Autel MaxiIM IM608 & MaxiFlash J2534 (The module is in default package)

Ford OEM subscription



Normally IM608 alone can do this procedure.  All you need to do is click programming and look for a programmable module installation (PMI) which is a sequence in that the software will save all the original PCM’s information in IM608, then prompt you when to put the replacement module on it. Next it will then transfer all the information to the replace module.

With this vehicle 2001 F-250 it does not have this functionality on the IM608 so to do this procedure will be using J2534 with the OEM subscription.


Go to Ford Diagnostic Menu->Auto Scan->Programming->Programmable Module Installation

Autel IM608 does not have the “Programmable Module Installation” feature, use Ford’s OEM software to complete the programming task.

Purchase Ford day subscription from Ford Service Info website

Turn ignition to the OFF position

Run Ford OEM software

(* To write the VIN on a used module when original PCM is not present. Turn off the ignition when run the Ford software.)

Select vehicle year: 2001

Confirm vehicle information

Follow the prompt to Enter VIN

Insert VIN number and Tear Tag information

Note: Do not start a reprogramming session with a low battery in the vehicle and programming tool.

The fuel pump and the engine cooling fan(s) may run during the following procedure.

PCM reprogramming is in process

Then continue to follow prompts

Check VIN and insert mileage

Follow prompts until succeed.


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