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    Default First time Dominator EFI install help request.

    Hi All. I have no "Send To ECU" option in my "Sync" drop down menu. The Toolbox drop down only has "Add Individual Config" and "Remove Individual Config" options. I've downloaded version 5, version 160 (twice) and updated the firmware on the ECU (twice) to match what I have on my laptop.

    The sync works - or at least says it does. I get an "Online" message when I click on "USB Link". TPS Autoset works. I've followed all instructions to the letter. I see the barometer reading from the MAP, TPS shows 0% and the battery voltage is showing accurately. However, no reading from the CTS or MAT. The fuel pump does not run.

    Does the EFI software automatically sends the Global File that is open in the EFI software on my laptop? I have no confirmation that the ECU has anything loaded. I'm currently unhooking the power wire from the ECU and see if it will reset. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

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    It seems you're not uploading a Global File. That's why the fuel pump doesn't run for five seconds at key-on/engine-off (and why you're missing Get From ECU & Send To ECU options). Did you read the instruction manual?

    Originally Posted by Danny Cabral
    • Laptop "Online" Communication With ECU:
    Next to the “Toolbox” button, is a button to indicate the following status of ECU/laptop communications.
    Offline: Is shown when the ECU is not powered or the USB cable is not connected.
    USB Link: Is shown when the ECU is powered and USB connectivity is established.
    However, the user has not chosen to select the “Online” mode,
    and the Laptop & ECU are not communicating with each other.
    Changes made at this time on the laptop, are not being updated in the ECU.
    Online: Is shown when the Laptop and ECU are communicating.
    At this point, changes made with the laptop are real-time updated in the ECU.

    • "Get From ECU" & "Send To ECU" - ECU Sync window:
    When you connect a laptop and go "Online" with the ECU, you first want to click "Get From ECU". This updates your laptop with the latest ECU "state of tune". If you click "Send To ECU", you overwrite all the Learning the ECU has performed since the last time that laptop was connected (because you're not sending the latest, up to date values to the ECU). The only time you should click "Send To ECU", is if you're just sending a Global File change to the ECU and you haven't driven the vehicle since the last time the laptop was connected.

    • ECU Date & Time:
    When you go "Online" with the ECU, the option to "Sync ECU Time" (ECU RTC - Real Time Clock) is at the top of the ECU Sync window. Then cycle the ignition key off/on.

    A Terminator ECU is an HP ECU; same ECU, just a different decal. Download the Holley EFI software to your laptop (LINK),
    open the software with the USB cable (LINK/LINK) connected, click on "USB Link" to go "Online" with the ECU, and select "Get From
    ECU", (if there's still a Global Folder/File in it), or "Send To ECU" (if you're selecting a new base calibration to upload into the ECU).

    The EFI (laptop/PC) software, ECU firmware & touchscreen unit must all be version compatible (LINK).
    If the touchscreen's GCF Wizard doesn't work, use the laptop EFI software to load the Global File. The V5 EFI software has base
    calibrations available. Open the EFI software & click "Open Global File", then "Base Cals". When using the EFI software, everything
    is done with the laptop. The GCF Wizard or those related files are no longer needed on the 3.5" LCD Touchscreen (TSLCD).

    • Creating, Naming & Saving a Global Folder/File (Global Config Directory):
    You should name your Global File and save it in the EFI software. See below:
    Open the "Help" Contents ("Help" drop down menu), and read "Step-By-Step Beginner's Tuning".
    Or, at least read the "Quick Start Guide": http://documents.holley.com/techlibr...r10546rev1.pdf.
    IF creating a new Global File Name (as opposed to just saving a change in an existing GF), it's much easier to click "File",
    "Save Global File As...", delete the Global File Name shown and just type in the new name you want without any backslash.

    • Emailing Global Folders/Global Files & Datalogs:
    Your Global File and/or Datalogs can be emailed to yourself or other forum members. Click on their username, "View Profile", "About Me" & "Download vCard" for their email address. When emailing a Global File or Datalog, use your email's 'attachment utility' function and Browse through your computer's "Documents", "Holley", "HEFI" & "Global Folders"/"Global Files" or "Datalogs". V4+ Global Files & Datalogs (all versions) aren't required to be "zipped"; simply select & attach it to the email. The recipient now has your entire GF or Datalog in one easy step. If it's zipped from email, so download it to your Desktop (or wherever your PC saves it to), and unzip it. Then "Cut & Paste" the GF into "Holley" "HEFI" "Global Folders/Files" directory (located in Documents).

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    Danny, thanks for replying. I've read all of the instructions - both the Step-By-Step Guide for Beginners and the Quick Start guide.

    I just downloaded V5 build 171 to my laptop. The ECU is unhooked at the battery ATT, it'll be twenty minutes shortly.

    I'm going to reconnect the power and update the firmware on the ECU (again, that takes 20 minutes). Past attempts, after "Online" shows comms between the laptop & ECU. There is no "Get From ECU" or "Send To ECU" option in the Sync menu. I must be missing something very, very simple.

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    The only time you'll see the "Get From ECU" or "Send To ECU" options is if you have a slightly different tune loaded in the laptop software before you connect to the ECU. When the system does the compare, and there's ANY difference, you'll get the option.

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    Thanks Danny & Fastmanefi. I was able to get it to work (finally) with the V5 build 171 firmware.

    Now to troubleshoot the no start...but I'll do a search first.

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    http://forums.holley.com/showthread....5760#post45760 (Scroll down to "Typical No-Start Checks".)
    May God's grace bless you in the Lord Jesus Christ.
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    I could do a remote training/tune session for you. Call me to discuss. Phone number on my website.

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