"or are you using the "enhanced DRB 3 emulator" that was released around 2016?" I spoke with a couple of very experienced Viper Techs using the latest wiTECH system's emulator in 2017 and they were unable to program the TPMS in Gen III and IV Vipers at that time...so, I lost interest in tracking said use.
I could NOT get the dealership STARSCAN to work on any of the Gen III Vipers' TPMS. Others may have had a different experience.
"Also, do you know which module in the vehicle is associated with the sensors in 2003-2006 and 2008-2010? I will try to look at each of our Gen III and IV's to read module info using DRB III shortly.
While "stand alone" is the only system that appeals to me personally...though, admittedly, I don't actually NEED one at all since I live 3 miles from a "Viper friendly" dealership.
2003 Viper TPM "Id 10910, Version 15, 06/11/02"
2008 Viper TPM "Id 43035, Version 15, 04/07/08"
2010 Viper TPM "Id 60718, Version 15, 03/04/10"
I am very interested in tracking the issue since I've made it my hobby to document this stuff. If you spoke to some suitably experienced techs who were unable to access it with the newest version of the emulator then I would say it was likely left out all together. A shame since the enhanced DRB 3 emulator was being marketed to the dealers as the definitive version and one that would finally allow the dealers to let their actual DRB 3's go. The enhanced version was a $4000 add on the dealers had to buy seperately and since they are not supporting it in Witech 2.0, dealers who purchased it, still have to maintain a Witech 1.0 installation on a computer and a dedicated device configured for witech 1.0 to use it.
The enhanced DRB 3 emulator states it only works with the micropod 2. As it turns out, that is not true. The starmobile, the vci pod and the micropod 2 are functionally equivalent as it relates to the DRB 3 emulator. I was able to implement a work around to use them with the Enhanced emulator version and have tested it on one of the DRB 3 sprinter vans to ensure it worked correctly. There was also an added/updated option for the air adaptation in the sprinter vans that is only available in the enhanced DRB 3 emulator. So there is at least one documented thing that the enhanced DRB 3 emulator can do that an actual DRB 3 can not.
The starscan only supports CAN bus vehicles so it should not support the Gen 3 Viper at all. The final software release for the tool to dealers was 9.07 which covered 2004-2009 but is known to work with later model years if the model didn't change at all since one of the years that was already covered. Like a 2010 jeep that didn't change electrically from a 2009 would still work on the starscan by selecting the 2009 year one.
I have a manufacturing version of the software for the starscan M9.03, that covers 2008-2011 vehicles. I assume that excludes the powernet architecture vehicle in those years though.
I also have an engineering release of the software that runs on the starscan, CDA E4.02.45 but that requires you to have the engineering files for the years you want to use it with and frankly the desktop version of the CDA software would be a much better choice if that was the route you wanted to go with it.
If you are looking for a standalone setup, I would be happy to go over what I have available and what I know to be available from various places online. That VCI pod you have is not a paperweight. The cloned tool option is the most cost effective one I have seen and seems to be a popular choice. I only deal with original hardware though. There are some other things available for the more knowledgeable people that go deeper than witech will take you; I'm not referring to any 3rd party offerings.
What I am really interested to know is, has anyone tried using something like the old snap on red brick MT-2500 to program the TPMS on non-CAN Vipers? They are very cheap to get ahold of and just might cover it with the main Chrysler Cartridge.
"2003 Viper TPM "Id 10910, Version 15, 06/11/02"
I unfortunately don't know what this means. Where did you find this information? What I was actually trying to ask you is, under what module in the DRB 3 menu system did you find the option to program the TPMS? For the purposes of comparing the DRB 3 to the emulator; I/we are trying to determine if the module itself isn't being listed in the emulator or if it's just a menu entry missing somewhere. So, if you could list which option you selected on each menu screen that lead you to it, that would be very helpful. Also, what were the other menu options on the last 2-3 menus on your way to it?
Thank you for helping with this and contributing to the conversation.