I used to take it off. Then I forgot, twice. The dealer said nothing, and they did a "complete" vehicle inspection, both times, so they said. I know that mean two different thing for owner and dealer on what "inspection" really mean. But still, the dealer never said anything.Many people leave it in for service, however, there have been a couple of cases where over-zealous service techs have noticed it and removed it because they didn't know what it was. Luckily the customer was able to retrieve it back in all cases after they noticed their eco light coming back on again after the service. Most service techs don't even notice it, but I recommend removing it just to be safe.
You always start with the blue and only make adjustments to the other colours if and when you see it becomes necessary.I purchase the vcm 2 yrs ago, but have not installed it ... one of the reasons is because I didnt understand how to use/ install it .. (which resistor to use)
Is there a thread that gives detailed instructions
I am going on a long distance trip (from cold to hot climates) and would like to install before I leave to make there are no issues
What you bought is not as well made as the VCMuzzler. The VCMuzzler has far superior connections and moisture isolation. I hope it works well for you in the long term because I don't want anyone to have problems, but I won't be surprised it starts to fail after a while.Hi,
I bought mine VCM Disabler through eBay. Paid about USD 55 incl shipping to Germany.
I have Version 2.0, the seller now offers Version 3.0
I installed it yesterday and it works like a charm. VCM is inactive, the car runs smoother, much more responsive, especially when driving through the city. Also I think even the transmission behaves/ shifts better now (?)
I needed a VCM Disabler shipped to Germany and the one I bought on eBay was the only one offering shipping to Germany. And it does the trick.
But I don't know why his is just half the price compared to the other VCM Disabler solutions available. Quality wise it made a good impression...
The VCMTunerII will disable VCM 100% of the time but will show accurate temps above a preset threshold, like 225 or something like that, so your temp gauge will indicate an overheat if you do have one.Marvinstockman, thank you. Makes sense..i recall same temp gauge settings when i had it installed.. I thought I saw another version (from canada?) that claimed it would disable vcm, but also give accurate temp data same time..but I can't seem to get back to that link.