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TSB 18-008-03

Note: Superseded by TSB 18-029-05. Left for reference only.

Co-Pilot Support and Correct Cable Usage
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Date: Mar. 7, 2003

Models: 1996 - 2002 (BR/BE) Ram Pickup, 2002 - 2004 (DR) Ram Pickup

1996 - 2003 (AB) Ram Van/Wagon
1996 - 2004 (AN) Dakota
1996 - 2002 (BR/BE) Ram Pickup
2004            (CS) Pacifica
1998 - 2004 (DN) Durango
2002 - 2004 (DR) Ram Pickup
1996 - 2000 (FJ) Avenger/Sebring/Talon
1996 - 2000 (GS) Chrysler Voyager (International Markets)
1996 - 2000 (JA) Breeze/Cirrus/Stratus
2001 - 2004 (JR) Sebring Sedan/Stratus Sedan/Sebring Convertible
1996 - 2000 (JX) Sebring Convertible
2002 - 2004 (KJ) Liberty/Cherokee (International Markets)
1996 - 2004 (LH) Concorde/Intrepid/Vision/LHS/New Yorker/300M
1996 - 2000 (NS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
1996 - 2004 (PL) Neon
2002            (PG) PT Cruiser (International Markets)
1997 - 2002 (PR) Prowler
2001 - 2004 (PT) PT Cruiser
2001 - 2004 (RG) Chrysler Voyager (International Markets)
2001 - 2004 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
1996 - 2002 (SR) Viper
2001 - 2004 (ST) Sebring Coupe/Stratus Coupe
1997 - 2004 (TJ) Wrangler
2001 - 2004 (WG) Grand Cherokee (International Markets)
1999 - 2004 (WJ) Grand Cherokee
1997 - 2001 (XJ) Cherokee
2003 - 2004 (ZB) Viper
1996 - 1998 (ZG) Grand Cherokee (International Markets)
1996 - 1998 (ZJ) Grand Cherokee/Grand Wagoneer

Discussion:
General Information
The dealership technician has a choice when it comes to making a recording of a supported
Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or Transmission Control Module (TCM). The recording can
be done using the DRBIII and/or using a Co-Pilot. The Co-Pilot was released to provide a
lower-cost option along with an element of simplicity that would allow a vehicle operator to
capture intermittent problems to assist the dealer technician in identifying problems.

Whether a module can be data recorded effectively depends on a number of factors. The
most important is communication speed between the tool and the module. DaimlerChrysler
vehicles using modules that support Serial Communication Interface (SCI), currently our
fastest serial communication, on PCMs or TCMs have the communication speeds to make
recordings viable. To be viable, the module communication speed needs to be 62.5 Kbps
(kilobytes per second) or higher. Modules that use slower communication protocols such as
CCD, PCI, J1850, and ISO-9141 are too slow to be effective for making data recordings.
DaimlerChrysler does not provide data recording support for these communication protocols.

The modules currently supported for data recordings are the PCM and TCM.

Co-Pilot
The current Co-Pilot recording tool has been around almost as long as the DRBIII. Co-Pilot
only supports communication connections to a single pin. This tool must connect to the proper
pin in the Data Link Connector (DLC) to produce data recordings. This limitation requires
multiple cables (described later) to connect to the desired pin for successful recordings to
occur.

DRBIII
This tool can connect to the various pins in the DLC using the CH7000/7001 cable for domestic
vehicles. For MMC vehicles with domestic powertrains, use the CH7010, MMC double-headed
(16 & 12 way support cable). The DRBIII can move its reporting pin connection to different
pins at the DLC because it can multiplex (mux) the communication wires for the various
controllers to establish a connection link.

MODULE SUPPORT:

Powertrain Control Modules

NOTE: THE NGC IS REPLACING SBEC AND JTEC CONTROLLERS. ADDITIONALLY
THE NGC CONTROLLER MAY ALSO HAVE THE TCM FUNCTIONALITY
DEPENDING ON THE VEHICLE CONFIGURATION.

Diesel Engine Controllers (ECM)

Transmission Control Module

NOTE: CO-PILOT SUPPORT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2002 LH AND 2002.5 DN
NGC TRANSMISSION. DRBIIIT DATA RECORDER MUST BE USED FOR THESE
VEHICLES.

Not Supported are:

CABLES:

Successful Co-Pilot usage requires selecting the correct cable
Eight (8) Co-Pilot cables have been released. The Co-Pilot tool can only record data using SCI
lines for communication. The Co-Pilot tool cannot multiplex, as the DRBIIIT does to different
circuits in the J1962 connector. As a consequence, anytime the wiring of the diagnostic
connector pin-outs change or new module support is added, this will in turn, often require a
different Co-Pilot cable.

NOTE: CHANGES TO CO-PILOT SOFTWARE ARE OFTEN NOT BACKWARDS
COMPATIBLE. IF NEW CO-PILOT SOFTWARE IS RELEASED, ANY
RECORDINGS TAKEN USING THE PREVIOUS SOFTWARE SHOULD NOT BE
UPLOADED TO THE TechCONNECT/MDS2 FOR VIEWING. PROBLEMS WITH
INVALID DATA BEING DISPLAYED ON THE TechCONNECT/MDS2 MAY OCCUR.
ALWAYS PERFORM A RECORDING USING THE NEWEST CO-PILOT
SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THE TechCONNECT/MDS2.

Co-Pilot is an optional diagnostic tool for the dealership or workshop. Because of this, please
review the cables listed and the appropriate application or usage chart.

NOTE: USING THE WRONG CABLE WILL PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING
RECORDINGS!

NOTE: IF YOU NEED ONE OF THE CABLES LISTED BELOW, CONTACT TEAM PSE AT
1-800-223-5623.

There are 6 OBDII (J1962) compliant vehicle cables used with TechCONNECT/MDS2.
Cable No. Color Description
OT-2040 Blue 16-way
OT-2090 Black 16-way
OT-2091 Black 12-way and 16-way (MMC)
OT-2092 Blue 12-way and 16-way (MMC)
OT-2095 Yellow 16-way
OT-2045 Green 16-way

There are 2 non-OBDII cables supported by MDS1, when available.
Cable No. Color Description
OT-2010 Black 6-way (old style Engine)
OT-2030 Black 6-way (old style Body used on 93-95 LH vehicles)

NOTE: WHEN USING A DRBIIIT FOR DATA RECORDINGS INSTEAD OF THE CO-PILOT,
NO SPECIAL CABLES ARE NEEDED SINCE THE DRBIIIT CAN MULTIPLEX TO
THE CORRECT PINS ON THE DLC. THE PROCESS FOR DATA RECORDING
WITH THE DRBIIIT IS VERY SIMILAR TO THAT OF RECORDING WITH A
CO-PILOT.

Non–supported Module List

NOTE: THESE MODULES ARE NOT SUPPORTED BECAUSE THE COMMUNICATION
SPEEDS AVAILABLE

Co-Pilot Cable Application Chart
Engine (MDS2 support coverage starts with MY1996)

Usage Engine Controllers Cable/Color Notes
2003 & up Cummins 84x OT-2040/Blue  
1998.5 - 2002 Cummins 551
1996 - 2002 SBEC OT-2090/Black
1996 - 2002 All (except AN/DN/DR Trucks) JTEC
2003 - AB/KJ/TJ/WJ
2001.5 & up PG/PL/PT Siemens (SIM70) Currently BUX Only
1996 - 2000 FJ SBEC - MMC OT-2091/Black 12 & 16 way connector
2002 AN/DN/DR JTEC OT-2095/Yellow  
2003 - All (except 2003 AB/KJ/TJ/WJ)
2002 & up NGC - All Different cable for
Trans (see next table)
2003 & up SBEC Not supported in
module - communication
speeds used are too
slow
All Bosch No Cable Available
MMC

Transmission/Transaxle (MDS2 support coverage starts with MY1998)

Usage Trans/Engine Controllers Cable/Color Notes
1998.5 - 2002 Cummins 551 JTEC OT-2090 Black Auto Trans Only
JTEC control the AT
shifting
1998 - 2000 JA/JX/NS EATX OT-2040 Blue  
1998 - 2001 LH
1998 - 2002 PR
1999 & UP WJ
2000 - 2001 AN/DN
2001 - 2002 JR
2001 - 2002 RS
2001 - 2002 PT
2002 - 2003 KJ
2002 PL
2003 TJ
1998 - 2000 FJ EATX-MMC OT-2092 Blue 12 & 16 way
connector
2002 - AN/DN/DR EATX OT-2045 Green  
2003 - DR 5.7L
2003 & UP AN/CS/DN/DR/JR/LH/PL/PT/RS NGC Trans Available Spring 2003
2004 - KJ NGC Trans Auto Trans Only
JTEC Controls the AT shifting
2003 & UP DR Cummins 84x JTEC

NOTE: CO-PILOT SUPPORT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2002 LH AND 2002.5 DN
NGC TRANS. DRBIIIT DATA RECORDER MUST BE USED FOR THESE
VEHICLES.

Policy:    Information Only.

Note: Superseded by TSB 18-029-05. Left for reference only.


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