Cloning & Virginising ZF 6HP, 8HP, 9HP TCM

Just some general information about cloning & virginising of ZF TCMs for JLR vehicles, in case of needing to fit a 2nd hand TCM to a vehicle.

6HP26 6-speed, 1st generation
Jaguar X202 S-Type, X350 XJ, X103 XK8/R

These TCM do no have a VIN in them but the software must match the specification of the vehicle, so unless the used TCM came out of an identical model (engine, model year, market specification) it will need to have the correct software loaded.

6HP26 6-speed,
Jaguar & Land Rover models to 2009MY, some 2010-2012MY

These TCM do no have a VIN in them but the software must match the specification of the vehicle, so unless the used TCM came out of an identical model (engine, model year, market specification) it will need to have the correct software loaded.

There is an additional complication in Land Rover up to 2009MY has a different CAN protocol to Jaguar, this was unified at 2010MY. So you cannot simply fit a 2010MY 6HP26 (2.7 or 3.6 diesel) to a pre-2010MY Land Rover without some special programming first.

And the further complication of E-Shift variant used in the Jaguar XF, the other vehicles from this time are M-Shift.

6HP28 6-speed
Jaguar & Land Rover models from 2010MY

There is a VIN stored in these TCM, and a DTC will be set for VIN mismatch, additionaly the software must match the specification of the vehicle (engine, model year, market specification) it will need to have the correct software loaded.

Additionally there were different manufacturer of TCM; Land Rovers used Continental 5WK75020AA in the earlier vehicles, later changing to Bosch GS19.11, it is possible to fit a Bosch in place of the Continental, as the Bosch was factory fitted in later production, and as the dealer replacement for failed Conti units.

A the further complication is the E-Shift variant used in the Jaguar XF, XK and XJ, the Land Rovers from this time are M-Shift, so you cannot fit a Jaguar TCM into a Land Rover.

8HP70 & 8HP45 8-speed
Various Jaguar & Land Rover models

There is a VIN stored in these TCM, and a DTC will be set for VIN mismatch, additionaly the software must match the specification of the vehicle (engine, model year, market specification) it will need to have the correct software loaded.

The first series of 8HP in JLR models is more or less unified from a hardware & CAN level, so the TCMs are interchangeable across models up to the introduction of the Gen 3, but of course the VIN needs to be wiped, and the correct software for the vehicle loaded.

8HP70 & 8HP45 8-speed (Gen3 from 2017MY, Flexray)
Various Jaguar & Land Rover models

At this time we are unable to clone these TCM or wipe the VIN from a used one, but it’s on the project list.

9HP48 9-speed
Range Rover Evoque L538, Discovery Sport L550, Jaguar E-Pace X590

The 9HP TCM is known to have internal faults, in which case the TCM should be replaced however JLR does not sell the TCM as an individual spare part, neither does ZF. In which case the only economical alternative is to source a used TCM, but the VIN of the vehicle is stored in the TCM and in case of VIN mismatch, various faults will be reported on the dashboard and the transmission will be stuck in limp mode.

We are able to clone your existing TCM into the used replacement, or virginise a used TCM that it can be programmed as a new module to the vehicle.

9HP50 9-speed
Range Rover Evoque L538, Discovery Sport L550, Jaguar E-Pace X590

At this time we are unable to clone these TCM or wipe the VIN from a used one, but it’s on the project list.

We will give further updates to this information as new capabilities are added.

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