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When it comes to upgrading your engine's overall performance, replacing components that are still in good condition is simply just a waste of money. Nowadays, if you really want to get that extra push from your vehicle, you simply need to focus on tweaking its engine's computer. And the best way to do that is through the use of a Power Programmer. This cutting-edge device is what you can utilize to add that instant boost to your engine's performance. It has almost the same function as a performance module which allows you to tune your vehicle's onboard computer. By doing this, the engine is allowed to operate at its peak, resulting in a huge increase in horsepower and torque as well as fuel efficiency. However, unlike performance modules, this piece of equipment is not permanently installed to your vehicle. In fact, it's considered as an optional upgrade. This makes it more convenient since you won't be forced to make room for it in your engine compartment. The product simply serves as an easy, plug-and-play component where you just need to answer a series of yes-or-no questions reflected on its display. After this, it will automatically upload a set of operating instructions into your vehicle's computer based on your answers. With a Power Programmer, you'll be able to enjoy better engine performance by simply modifying the program of your vehicle's computer. So if you need a quick boost ithout replacing any component, this product is for you. Simply pick one from our catalog here at Auto Parts Warehouse.

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Choosing the Right Power Programmer

The manufacturer had your convenience in mind when it made your car. Therefore, it made a computer for your car that calibrates your vehicle's performance so you can focus more on driving. Every modern vehicle comes with this built-in computer that controls functions like air-fuel ratios, ignition timing, gear shifts and gauge calibration. Some questions still remain, though: is the computer allowing the engine to operate at its peak? Is your car at its peak horsepower, torque and fuel efficiency level? If you feel like you aren't getting enough performance out of your car, it's because your factory settings aren't tuned for maximum power. This is the job of a power programmer-to boost your vehicle's capability by giving you more control over your vehicle.

Vehicle type and desired performance

Are you towing, racing, or do you just simply want to improve your car's fuel efficiency? Buying the right power programmer would depend on how you want your car to function. You might be eyeing a power programmer for a truck that you want to use for towing, and you choose one for your make, model and year. You have to make sure, however, that it is one that improves hauling capability. A power programmer is custom-made to fit the needs of a vehicle type, as well as the function you want it to perform.

If you're looking for more acceleration, there are plenty of race-inspired programmers to choose from. If you really just want to tune your engine for higher fuel efficiency, then a programmer that focuses on gas economy is the right one for you. There are ones that optimize your engine, allow it to draw the most power out of every drop of gas, and even calibrate your vehicle to run on lower-octane fuel.

Other factors to consider

Choosing the right power programmer will primarily depend on your driving style and what you want out of your engine. However, there are also quality power programmers that give you the ability to calibrate and update your gauges when you make changes to your tire size or gear ratio. They should also be able to accommodate future changes you want to make to your air intakes or exhausts.

Are you able to take advantage of the true performance capability of your car? Install a power programmer, confidently say yes, and be confident in knowing that you are on the right track to meeting the needs of your car and improving, among other things, its character.

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5-Minute Power Programmer Installation

If you think your system is limiting the power of your engine, get a power programmer. This device upgrades the performance parameters set for the automobile without ?the works'. All you have to do is plug this into your On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) system, let it download the perfect codes for your ride, and it's all set. It is very easy to install. With these easy steps, you can get the job done in five minutes.

You'll need:

  • 8mm socket and ratchet
  • 1/4" flathead screwdriver
  • anti-freeze coolant

Safety tips

  1. Charge your battery fully.
  2. Allow your engine to cool before plugging this device to your OBD port.
  3. Do not disturb the power programmer's cable while the installation is in progress.
  4. Never leave your vehicle untended.
  5. Use your owner's manual as reference.
  6. Keep yourself from operating any electrical parts or systems in the vehicle to prevent any untoward incident.
  7. DO NOT start your engine while programming.

Step 1: Connect one of the supplied cable ends to a black plastic adapter of your new power programmer and the other to the device.

Step 2: Tighten the thumbscrews of the cable.

Step 3: Find the Data Link Connector (DLC), which is typically near the driver's right knee under your dash panel.

Step 3: Plug the assembled adapter into the DLC.

Step 4: Set your parking brake.

Step 5: Turn your ignition key to ?RUN' without starting the engine.

Step 6: Press the arrow on your programmer and follow the instructions that appears on the LCD.

Step 7: As soon as the programmer identifies your automobile and its settings via its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), a series of applications will be shown on the LCD. It will download program applications for engine tuning, rev limiter, cooling fans operating range, top-speed limiter, tire size, rear-gear ratio, transmission shift point mph & rpm and shift firmness for automatics, and programming. Press the letter or indicator that matches your answers. Generally, ?Y' means yes and ?N' means no.

Step 8: Once the installation reaches 100%, which is expected to run for a max of 5 minutes only, turn the key to ?OFF' for 30 seconds.

Step 9: Press ?Y' or any letter suggested by the programmer before removing the cable from your DLC.


  1. Check your engine. Start the engine and let it warm up-the engine should run smoothly. Expect the ?Service Engine Soon' to come and go off the moment you crank up your engine.
  2. Check for detonation. If you hear a pinging sound at heavy acceleration, back off the throttle and call your dealer.

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