Passat Sedan V6-3.6L (BLV) (2008)
PROM - Programmable Read Only Memory: Technical Service Bulletins
Computers/Controls - Software Version Management Info.
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April 1, 2010
2014603 Supersedes T.B. Group 01 number 08-36 dated Dec. 10, 2008 due to additional SVM function information and to include Response Codes with
Software Version Management
This Technical Bulletin details the general process for carrying out a Software Version Management (SVM) software update for any Technical
Troubleshooting information is included in the Additional Information Section.
SVM is a function within GFF with the options illustrated in Figure 1.
SVM is a process to update the programming in flashable (re-programmable) control modules and/or to document changes in software levels in
Volkswagen vehicles. This system uses the VAS 5051B, VAS 5052, VAS 5052A or VAS 6150 diagnostic tools to send vehicle-specific data to the SVM
database, to download instructions from the SVM database, and to program control modules for identified software updates.
The technician must first diagnose the condition in the vehicle and find a Technical Service Bulletin that describes that condition. This conditional
bulletin specifies the appropriate Unit Code (Action Code) for the programming update. SVM eliminates the need to wait for Flash CDs to be sent to the
dealer and problems such as scratched or missing discs, and allows the updates to be performed faster and more efficiently at the dealership.
An Update Programming procedure (flash) may overwrite any "TUNED" ECM or TCM programming. A "TUNED" ECM or TCM is described as
any ECM or TCM altered so as to perform outside the normal parameters and
specifications approved by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Current Tuned ECM or TCM requirements:
If you encounter a vehicle with a "Tuned" ECM or TCM, your dealership must do the following before performing any procedure that updates ECM or
Notify the owner that their ECM or TCM was found to have been tuned
Notify the owner any damage caused by the tuning of the ECM or TCM (including any adverse emissions consequences) will not be covered by
Volkswagen of America, Inc. warranties.