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Old 04-23-2010, 02:32 AM   #1
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Default Super Monitor: Lost in Time

Today after doing a few repairs. I decided to finally set the date and time in my Super Monitor. Well I got to 2006 then it regressed to 86.
Did Toyota really think that the car and or the Super monitor was only going to last for 20 years. Maybe a sloppy software developer?

Well I am working the problem. Going to see if I can get the firmware out of the Super Monitor. And maybe find a easy way so everyone can fix theirs.


I'll keep everyone updated
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It's SuperMonitor and they're not flashable and no the calendar does not go any higher. Suze posted a chart of years you can use in place of the current to keep everything else in line, but that's the best you're going to find.
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Sorry fixed it. Long day, had a few drinks.
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ROFL!!! I could think of worse things to get wrong.

At least they acknowledged that the millennium was going to end, eh?
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Yeah it is pretty crazy never thought I'd live past 2006, 1 car wreck and 3 crazy women wrecked in the head, I thought I'd be dead by now.


Anyway to get geeky for a minute, more then likely what happened was well the Super Monitor was developed in 1986, if you had a Meg of memory in your computer you were a millionaire. So I haven't taken mine apart yet but I am guessing there just wasn't enough storage in the chip to calculate dates over 20 years.

So tomorrow night Super Monitor comes out, and get to see what's in it.
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I might need Indiana Jones to find something to talk to the chip but would be a good weekend project searching ebay
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Talk to Pi on SM... he's dumped the ECU for both GE and GTE and will probably be looking for something else once he finishes reverse engineering it.... actually there are a few engineers working on it over there... crazy stuff. I never dug very far into the unit (SuperMonitor), planned on it and bought extras too, but they (like so many projects) grow stale with anticipation in a box in a storage unit. Anyway, Pi any the others managed to start on the ECU with some fairly common equipment I'm sure the SuperMonitor isn't going to be any trickier to find a reader.



Interesting fact: The USDM 7M-GE ECU has the operating code for BOTH the USDM and JDM 7M-GE's. Which mode it operates in is dependent upon certain resistor values. This is not the case with the GTE though. So, if you have a N/A and want to delete the EGR and operate with the JDM tune (safer given the higher combustion chamber temps) you needn't actually replace the ECU, just mod it quickly. Like I said... crazy stuff!
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