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Techline Connect / SPS2 - E4398: No supported calibrations found

Post by rcg530 » Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:48 am

Last year I created a video showing how I updated the BCM in my 2014 Chevy Caprice PPV to change the four configuration options (aux battery, rear door window switches, auto headlamps & DRLs and theft system). That was accomplished by using a 2-year subscription from ACDelco TDS for $40 USD per VIN. That subscription allowed me to run the GM Service Programming System (SPS) to update calibration files in the various ECUs in the vehicle.

From what I was told by ACDelco TDS tech support, in July 2021, GM switched dealerships over to using a new Techline Connect (TLC) software system which provides access to an updated Service Programming System (SPS2). On September 5, 2021, the ACDelco TDS side of the offering (for third party service shops, etc) was updated to use the newer Techline Connect (TLC) software as well.

I thought I would check it out and see how it worked or if it worked. In general, the process is the same as before (overall), but after selecting the VIN from your list of VINs you have subscriptions for in the ACDelco TDS side, it now invokes the new Techline Connect software. You need to download the newer software (of course) and get it installed. You need a Windows 10 Pro computer with 8+ GB of RAM and at least 100 GB of free disk space.

I was able to get everything installed successfully. You can now use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browsers as well with the new software.

I decided I would attempt to reconfigure my 2014 Chevy Caprice PPV's BCM one more time.

I was able to get to the point of selecting the four configuration options and then when SPS2 tried to retrieve the BCM calibration file info from the GM servers, it failed with error "E4398: No supported calibrations found".

That error is documented as being a GM server side "issue", but I checked my laptop to make sure I didn't have any problem on the laptop. The laptop was setup ok and it met all of the system requirements for TLC and SPS2.

I ended up calling ACDelco TDS support and waited on hold for 2 hours 35 minutes. That was fun.

The tech on the phone agreed that the SPS2 calibration file info is not present for my vehicle (or Caprice PPVs in general).

The only option at this point is to allow the tech to remotely connect to your computer and they will login to the older system using login credentials that are allowed to run the older SPS software.

At this time, there is no date that GM will state when the Caprice PPV calibration info will be available to use with SPS2 other than it should get corrected over time.

I'm going to try and put together a "short" video on this topic tomorrow.

Here's the error in SPS2 when it tried to retrieve the BCM calibration file info for my 2014 Chevy Caprice PPV:
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ACDelco TDS - Techline Connect - E4398 No Supported Calibrations Found - 9/2021

Post by rcg530 » Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:05 am

ACDelco TDS was updated on 9/5/2021 to utilize the GM Techline Connect software which provides access to Service Programming System version 2.

I decided to get my Windows 10 computer updated with the GM Techline Connect software and verify if it works with my 2014 Chevrolet Caprice PPV.

Unfortunately, I encountered error "E4398: No supported calibrations found!".

I show the installation of the GM Techline Connect software, the E4398 and the only workaround to the error available currently.

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Re: Techline Connect / SPS2 - E4398: No supported calibrations found

Post by Mooseman » Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:49 pm

Well that's just great! I was going to play around with reprogramming a spare cluster I got to get the shift indicator working on my '11 but looks like the Tech 2 is not listed in supported tools unless it's just because yours is a '14. So unless it's because of the year (2011 still works with the Tech 2), I might have to get an MDI too.

Instead of the rigamaroll of having them remotely connect to your computer and login to the old TDS, they could just as easily allow your login to work instead of their ultra secret login, which could easily be found out by running a keystroke recorder even if they use a private browser session. I'm sure there are other low production vehicles (RV's and tow trucks come to mind) that are having this same problem.
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Re: Techline Connect / SPS2 - E4398: No supported calibrations found

Post by rcg530 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:53 pm

Mooseman wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:49 pm
Well that's just great! I was going to play around with reprogramming a spare cluster I got to get the shift indicator working on my '11 but looks like the Tech 2 is not listed in supported tools unless it's just because yours is a '14. So unless it's because of the year (2011 still works with the Tech 2), I might have to get an MDI too.

Instead of the rigamaroll of having them remotely connect to your computer and login to the old TDS, they could just as easily allow your login to work instead of their ultra secret login, which could easily be found out by running a keystroke recorder even if they use a private browser session. I'm sure there are other low production vehicles (RV's and tow trucks come to mind) that are having this same problem.
I would expect the Tech 2 should still work as a J2534 pass through device, but since I don't have a Tech 2 I may not have the software on my laptop to make it one of the options (by name at least) for a device to work with SPS2.

I would suggest calling the ACDelco TDS support line 888-212-8959 and asking that question.
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