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My 4x4 has been out for a long while now and after replacing the shift actuator motor and the push buttons i was told that its possible that the TCCM could of went into sleep mode and only the dealership can reprogram it. now here lays my question...

Has anyone ever heard or experanced this?

Is it possible for the dealership to mess up the tuning on my truck when they try and reprogram the TCCM? im from a small town so im extremly causious taking it to them there not the brightest people i know...

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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Found this... so i guess its possible. but can they goof up my tune trying to reprogram it?

Bulletin No.: 02-04-21-006E

Date: July 20, 2006

Inoperative 4WD/AWD Lamps, Inoperative 4WD/AWD System, DTC C0550 Set, No Communication with TCCM (Reprogram Transfer Case Control Module)

2004 Buick Rainier
2002-2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, TrailBlazer EXT
2003-2004 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe
2002-2004 GMC Envoy, Envoy XL
2003-2004 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL
2004 GMC Envoy XUV
2002-2004 Oldsmobile Bravada

with Electronic Shift or Active Transfer Case (RPOs NP1, NP4 or NP8)


This bulletin is being revised to add Subject information and change the labor operation. This bulletin cancels and supersedes Bulletin Number 03-04-21-006. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Numbers 02-04-21-006D and 03-04-21-006 (Section 04 - Driveline/Axle).


Some customers may comment that the 4WD/AWD indicator lights on the selector switch do not work, or the 4WD/AWD system may be inoperative and/or the service 4WD light is illuminated. The condition is typically intermittent and always occurs at key-up. Upon investigation, the technician may find DTC C0550 set.


The Transfer Case Control Module (TCCM) has not received the wake-up call during key-up and has remained in the "sleep mode".

When the TCCM is in the "sleep mode", it will not communicate with the class II bus or the Tech 2®.

1. Try to communicate with the TCCM. If no communication, go to step 2. If communication is possible, go to step 5.

2. Remove the underhood (ATCM or TREC) TCCM fuse.

3. Wait 30 seconds.

4. Reinstall the fuse. The module should wake up and communicate with the Tech 2®.

5. Check for codes in the TCCM. If a C0550 is found current or in history with or without other codes, replace the module and go to step 6.

6. Reprogram the TCCM with the latest TIS software using normal SPS procedures.

7. Verify operation and that no codes are present.
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