I'm an inventor and Electrical/RF Engineer and longtime lurker here on the forums. I own a 2007 Odyssey Touring (DEPAXED) and have been a Honda gearhead since I was 16. I've owned a 91 civic Si since I was 16 (now age 38) and it has been babied and stored indoors with only 82k miles. I am a complete DIY guy - built my own home as GC, built a 40x60 garage including the foundation, installed an 8k solar system on my garage, do my own brakes and maintenance on my vehicles. I will always do something myself if I think I can do a better job.
I have specialized in developing outdoor wireless devices for rural broadband for the last 15 years. When my van started shuttering every time the eco light would come on, I was going to either sell it or fix it. I looked at ways of disabling VCM and they all seemed like they were missing something- primarily fine tune adjustment for the temperature gauge and not having to swap out a plug or resistor every time the seasons change, plus the legality of using an aftermarket product without certification. My wife drives the car every day, but she isn't going to reach down there and change a resistor plug, With my solution, she could use a screwdriver and tune it when necessary. It's visible if you want it to be in the engine compartment. Half to one notch clockwise when the ECO light comes on. Back to position 40 when winter comes around. That's it. It's also plug and play, so no splicing to deal with.
I didn't like the idea of having different fixed resistance value dongles for disabling VCM as the precision is also not terrific with the variances between factory ECT1/CTS sensors. The temp gauge could be some 20+ degrees off w/ a plug resistor solution like VCMUZZLER if a 100 ohm or 120 ohm was left in during winter. Plus, if one of my 5 kids happened to find an unused resistor plug in the car, they'd play with it and lose it somewhere - this is not a joke. So I've come up with a really nice pluggable tuning solution that works between 0-130+ Ohms, tunable in 1-2 ohm increments. This setup is compact and can be hidden away, also is tunable with a screwdriver for easy accessibility. Plus, the components are rated for -55 to 275F. I think all of you here are going to love it and i've already started working with a SEMA consultant to achieve CARB/EO compliance. More detail about this below. CARB/EO is an expensive process but is a must to mainstream the product with dealerships and consumers due to legal issues. I'm willing to make that financial investment, somewhere in the ballpark of 15-20k, and I think it will pay off as VCM is just too damned destructive to our vehicles that we paid dearly for. More and more owners of VCM vehicles are aware of the problem by the time the vehicle hits 50k miles. Anyone here is welcome to ask questions or PM me. The product will be shipping this wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 that supports 2007+ vehicles. I'll have support for 2005-2006 vehicles by March.
The website is about done but still needs some youtube installation videos posted. Maybe complete that this week.
Below is a quick description from my at vcmtuner dot com
DISABLE VCM/ECO mode on your 2007+ HONDA Odyssey, Accord, Ridgeline, Pilot, Crosstour and Acura TL/RDX/MDX with 3.5L V6. Fine Tune VCM adjustments with a 10 position dial, which allows quick adjustments and accomodates all CTS sensors. VCM can be re-enabled by selecting position 1 on the box. Installs in minutes.
Positions 40,50,60 are recommended for disabling VCM. 40 for winter, 50 for mild summer climates and 60 for those Northern California and Arizona summer scorchers. Dial allows tuning in 1-2 ohm increments. Contains everything you need to install in your vehicle. Includes velco wrap to secure wiring away from motor to prevent damage to factory wire harness. Harness and adjustment plug are rated for -55 F to 275 F. Wrapped in quality OEM style automotive plastic wire protector, 3M automotive electrical tape and Honda/Acura waterproof connectors, This is a quality product designed by an Electrical Engineer for durability and longevity.
- 1 year parts and labor warranty on VCMTUNER
- OEM Grade Reliability
- Hand-made in USA.
*** EPA/CARB Approval in Process. Will be 100% legal when complete. See legal disclaimer at bottom of page.
Special Introductory price through 4/1/2017.
Price: $79.95. Priority USPS 3 day delivery w/ S&H - $10.00
This product is covered under US Patent App 62,444,812 A. "Methods and Systems for overriding automotive computer controlled variable cylinder management"
Harness is hand-made in Chico, California USA.
: *** CARB Certification in process with SEMA for 50 state legal. Legally sold as a calibration device under CARB Section EO 203a (3) as it can fine-tune to bring replacement or aftermarket CTS sensors into proper calibration.. SEMA/CARB is still determining testing methodology to complete certification process when disengaging VCM. When CARB cert is complete, device can be left on vehicle during smog checks.
VCMTUNER makes no warranties regarding modifications to your vehicle. This product can be utilized for calibration of sensors and diagnostic troubleshooting. Not for highway use until CARB EO or Exemption determination is issued.