GM Releases New Program to Assist 6-speed Transmission Replacements
Oct. 31, 2013—GM Customer Care & Aftersales (GM CCA), the parts and service division of General Motors, announced Thursday the release of programming tools to simplify and quicken repairs on the transmission control module on GM 6-speed automatic transmissions.
The program, the Transmission Electro-Hydraulic Control Module (TEHCM), gives independent service centers the ability to access the digital tools needed to “flash” the component that gives the GM 6-speed its unique performance capabilities. The module, housed within the transmission while bathed in transmission fluid, contributes to the transmission’s adaptability, efficiency and overall performance.
“There’s never been a better time for ISCs to get into the GM 6-speed transmission servicing business,” says Jessica Earl, product specialist, Transmissions and Transfer Cases, GM CCA. “With expanded availability of the TEHCM and ready access to essential diagnostics and programming tools, ISCs won’t be forced to leave money on the table with transmission work.”
Seven different subscription packages are offered, varying by price, expiration date and support level are available through a TIS2Web Service Programming subscription, GM’s next-generation Technical Information System. A J2534 device or scan tool is also required.
GM CCA is offering free two-day trials of the program to anyone who purchases a GM 6-speed replacement automatic transmission before June 30. After the purchase, a promotional code can be obtained by calling GM at 866.453.4123.