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Has anyone performed the ECU reset described over in Club Titan on their Mada? My 05 does not seem to respond to the steps as described, and I was wondering if for some reason or another, the ECU reset descibed over there does not work on an 05 or higher Armada?

Your help is Greatly Appreciated..

ECU Reset on ClubTitan
 

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works on mine.
Here it is. What is or isn't it doing? Are you seeing the flashing light lower left on the gauge cluster? Are you turning the key far enough? The windows will work if you have. Make sure you don't start it though. :confused:

ECU Resetting Procedures
Timing is extremely critical. If it is NOT DONE within the specify time, the ECU will not reset and the Check Engine Light (CEL) will continue to remain ON. A stopwatch or an analog clock with a second’s needle will be useful.

Operations Procedures
1. Confirm that accelerator pedal is fully released, turn ignition switch “ON” and wait 3 seconds.
2. Repeat the following steps (2a and 2b) procedures quickly five times within 5 seconds.
2a. Fully depress the accelerator pedal (HARD).
2b. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
3. Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for approx. 10 seconds until the CEL starts blinking.
4. Fully release the accelerator pedal (while the CEL is still blinking)
5. Wait about 10 second.
6. Fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for more than 10 seconds.
7. Fully release the accelerator pedal (The CEL light will continue to blink).
8. Turn ignition switch to “OFF” position and now you can start the car. The CEL light should be gone.
If the CEL light continues to remain ON, repeat the above steps. Timing is EXTREMELY critical to resetting the ECU.
If this works, try this stuff also.

Accelerator Pedal Release Position Learning
Operation Procedure
1. Make sure that the accelerator pedal is fully released.
2. Turn ignition switch “ON” and wait at least 2 seconds.
3. Turn ignition switch “OFF” wait at least 10 seconds.
4. Turn ignition switch “ON” and wait at least 2 seconds.
5. Turn ignition switch “OFF” wait at least 10 seconds.

Throttle Valve Closed Position Learning
Operation Procedures
1. Make sure that accelerator pedal is fully released.
2. Turn ignition switch is “ON”.
3. Turn ignition switch is “OFF” wait at least 10 seconds.
4. Make sure that the throttle valve moves during above 10 seconds by confirming the operating sound.

Idle Air Volume Learning (Throttle Position Learning)
It is better to count the time accurately with a clock.
Operation Procedures
1. Perform “Accelerator Pedal Released Position Learning”.
2. Perform “Throttle Valve Closed Position Learning”.
3. Start engine and warm it up to normal operating temperature.
4. Turn ignition switch “OFF” and wait at least 10 seconds.
5. Conform that accelerator pedal is fully released, turn ignition switch “ON” and wait 3 seconds
6. Repeat the following (steps 7&8) procedures quickly five times within 5 seconds.
7. Fully depress the accelerator pedal (HARD)
8. Fully release the accelerator pedal.
9. Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for approx. 20 seconds until the Check Engine Light (CEL) stops blinking and turned ON.
10. Fully release the accelerator pedal within 3 seconds after the CEL is ON.
11. Start engine and let it idle.
12. Wait 20 seconds.
13. Rev up the engine two or three times and make sure the idle speed and ignition timing are within the specifications.
 

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You have an 04 though don't you triple? I noticed that someone in that post replies that their 05 titan didn't work the exact same, but worked. Mine is definately turned to the "ON" position and I even had the wife stare at the stop watch to try for even more precision. There are no blinking lights anywhere on the cluster throughout the entire process and I tried to follow it to a T. Would this make a difference that I'm on 05? I did try the other things as well with 0 success.

This is really frustrating....I reprogrammed the A4, and I have reset the ECU on it several times (similiar to this process) but I have no luck here

:damn: :damn:
 

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You have an 04 though don't you triple? I noticed that someone in that post replies that their 05 titan didn't work the exact same, but worked. Mine is definately turned to the "ON" position and I even had the wife stare at the stop watch to try for even more precision. There are no blinking lights anywhere on the cluster throughout the entire process and I tried to follow it to a T. Would this make a difference that I'm on 05? I did try the other things as well with 0 success.


This is really frustrating....I reprogrammed the A4, and I have reset the ECU on it several times (similiar to this process) but I have no luck here

:damn: :damn:
Mine's an '05. Light is in the area where the arrow is. It is not a very noticable light. ;)
 

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Worked for me too

Mine is an '05 as well. Just be patient. It took me about 6-7 tries to get it to work. Just keep doing it over and over again. You'll get it.
 

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Right on! So to make sure, it is not the service engine soon idiot light? Thanks for the support guys, I'll just keep trying and see what happens!

Appreciate it!
 

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Yes that's it.

Eclipse_Man said:
Right on! So to make sure, it is not the service engine soon idiot light? Thanks for the support guys, I'll just keep trying and see what happens!

Appreciate it!
It IS the Service engine light. Doesn't actually say, "check engine light". It's the yellow light where Triple was pointing to that says "Service Engine Soon". It should light up and stay on when you turn the ignition on to ACC. You know you got it right when it starts blinking. Good luck. Have patience my young Jedi.
 

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LOL...Ok. I'm definately feeling like anekin in Revenge of the Sith....I need more power master!!

I watched that light like no ones business....I will make it work....Oh yes, I will!!!!
 

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Good, you show wisdom my young padawan. Make the ECU reset you will. And remember, do or do not. There is no try. ;)
 

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:bow: :bow: The perfect wording of our favorite little green jedi master!!

That was great!
 

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Didn't work for me either, had about ten goes with stopwatch.

Turn ignition on, wait 3 seconds da de da de da, enging light on (and battery light) all the time, doesn't go off and no blinking. Followed steps exactly.

My Armada was made 06/05, if that makes a difference?
 

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Well I haven't found any information that Nissan switched ECU's at any time between the 04 and the 05's so, my guess is we are just off some how? Dunno, gonna make another go of it tonight, but I'm in you same boat, so, I will keep everyone posted.

Really want to reset everything for the new intake installation.... :usuck: :usuck:
 

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Are you sure you are turning the switch to the Ignition position? It won't work if you turn it to the Acc. position. Turn to the second click, but not to the Start position.
 

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Scr I thought the same thing until I went back up and double checked! Good call on the second position though, I could imagine that to be a piece that would be confusing, but not here. I guess it's a timing thing for me. I'm a drummer too!!... :duh:
 

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Are you sure you are turning the switch to the Ignition position? It won't work if you turn it to the Acc. position. Turn to the second click, but not to the Start position.


Yes. I turn my key to just before start (says ON .3). All the check lights come on as normal (normal start) then go off within the 3 seconds except the engine light and battery light on the left side and oil pressure and something else (can't remember just now..).

Follow the instructions as given and nothing happens. engine light stays lit and never blinks??
 

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but what will "resetting the ECU" actually accomplish? Thanks in advance for the knowledge!
The ECU "learns" your driving habits. If you broke it in easy like I did, it will think you drive like a granny. By reseting the ECU, you can untap a large amount of power. You need to do this often as it will relearn to drive slow. Say once a week or every 500 miles or so. ;)
 
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