Thank you for your purchase of the EFILive AutoCal from Black Bear Performance. Before we get started, there are a few things to note about the AutoCal device.
Want to Tune an additional vehicle?Please see the Tune Additional Vehicles section below.
Click the "Check Firmware" button on the Scan and Tune home screen. If a firmware update is needed, the EFILive Control Panel will open up and you will be prompted with an "Update Firmware" button. Click it to proceed.
Each vehicle type uses a different set of configuration options that we have defined for data collection. Please find your vehicle type below and click on the download icon immediately next to it. A single "Quick Setup" file will download to your computer. Open that file and click on the "Program Quick Setup" button to update your AutoCal Configuration.
Your AutoCal is now ready to retrieve your factory tune file(s) and collect data for your tune.
Data logging should be completed by all AutoCal users except those that need an initial tune to be able to get the vehicle drivable. All AutoCal users must provide their OEM Tune file(s).
First Generation AutoCal Users:
We do not advise you to monitor any parameters directly while driving, log files may be viewed on your PC using the EFILive Scan tool, downloadable from www.efilive.com (V7.5.x).
Config contains configuration files copied to the device to support controller read and flash functions.
Menu contains AutoCal V3 menu configuration files.
Scan corresponds to all logged data that has been created and saved to your AutoCal device.
Trace contains files created by the Save Trace File operation. Files in this folder will typically be provided to EFILive to assist with support requests.
Tune corresponds to all tune files that can be programmed to the vehicle via the 5 programming slots in the onboard menu.
Read corresponds to all tune files that have been retrieved from a vehicle using AutoCal's read function.
The upper window panes represent your PC's file structure, folders on the left, files on the right, and the lower pane represents the AutoCal.
File operations within EFILive Explorer operate just as they do within Windows and allow for easy drag-and-drop copying. In the upper pane, navigate to your Tuning Files folder and drag the files to and from the AutoCal that you wish to move.
Note: Some users have encountered drag-drop errors using Windows 7. If you find that you cannot drag the files to be installed, there is another option. Right click on the file(s) to be copied to the AutoCal and select "Copy", then right click in the AutoCal memory pane and select "Paste". Repeat this for all desired files.
Within the body of the email, please include the following information:
Attach the desired files to the email and make note of any special situations regarding the logging conditions. We will analyze the log file(s) and either reply back with a request for action or confirm your desired tune changes and place you on the to do list.
If you have a 2007 or newer vehicle and have ever used a Diablosport product at any time on your vehicle, even if it is not currently installed, please specify that when sending your tune files in. Very often, there are trace components of the tune left in that can cause your ECM to left blank when flashing, requiring additional work on our end and a no start condition on yours.
Once completed, we will email the tune files for you to copy to your AutoCal and then install.
And finally, after you have received your completed tune files, you will want to follow the steps below to program them to your vehicle.
Navigate to the Tune Tool option. Select F1: Tuning and then select F2: Program Calibration.
Error code of $0194 while copying files to the AutoCal indicates that the internal memory is full. With the 6MB limit, you may not be able to store all of the files pertaining to your vehicle on the device at one time. Delete all logged data and try again, copying only the files immediately necessary.
Error code of $050B indicates that the AutoCal's configuration is not correct for the file needing to be flashed. Please update the firmware on the AutoCal using the Initial Setup Instructions and then re-load the QS file using the Configuring AutoCal step.
Error code of $0185 while recording data or reading tunes from the vehicle often indicates that the AutoCal's internal memory structure needs to be re-built. To do this, format the device using the "Format File Sys" option on the AutoCal menu.
Error code of $0536 while attempting to program indicates that the tune file has not been registered by our equipment for your device. This can occur is you are trying to reload your original OEM tune files rather than the "Stock" file(s) we provide, or it can occur when a tune file has been corrupted slightly, frequently by an email service. If you are able to re-download the file from your email, please try that. If that does not work, simply send an email in requesting your tune file for a $0536 error.
Error code of $0537. This either means that the PCM/ECM is locked or the configuration is incorrect. Please send in an email to us if you see this error for our diagnosis.
Plug the USB cable into your laptop and the flashscan device. Go to your start menu, then control panel. Click the "switch to classic view" link in the left pane, then click System. If you're using Vista, click the device manager link in the left window. If XP, go to the hardware tab, then click device manager. Look for the EFILive cable entry. Right click on it and select "Update Driver". When prompted, do not have windows search Windows update for a driver. Take the advanced option when offered and browse a specific location. Browse to C:\program files\EFILive\Drivers\EFILive\win-2k-xp-vista (or similar location) and click continue. If prompted regarding windows logo testing, click to continue anyway.
Once completed, the cable should be ready to use.
Retrieving Serial Number and Auth Code