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RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable.

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RacingLine PDM
& App-Connect.

End-user Flashing Tool and Cable
- now with RacingLine PDM App-Connect.

Welcome to PDM from RacingLine. 

 

The Power Delivery Module allows you to access the full RacingLine Performance Software calibration suite for your car from your laptop or mobile device.

 

Quickly and safely reflash your Engine Control Unit (ECU) and DSG Transmission Control Unit (TCU) anywhere with a wifi/phone connection.

RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable

What is PDM?

RacingLine's renowned Performance Software is powering thousands of cars all over the globePower Delivery Module is our latest user option to further enhance your Performance Software experience.

 

PDM is our end-user tool to allow you install the RacingLine calibrations yourself. By purchasing the PDM Tool, you'll get access to exactly the same full Software Suite as your RacingLine Performance Dealer does.

But the difference is that the PDM tool allows you to install, remove, upgrade or change your calibration yourself, any time, any where. And paired with our new PDM App-Connect you can control your tuning choices from your mobile phone/tablet, wherever you are, whenever you want.

Of course the PDM tool is not required to enjoy our Performance Software, and won't be everyone's choice. Our expert network of trusted Software Specialists remains on-hand to supply and install your calibration for you if you prefer.

RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable.

Why choose 
PDM & App-Connect?

Instead of going to your local dealer, PDM gives you the option to take full control of your RacingLine Software.

 

Install your software, upgrade to the next stage of tuning, vary between fuel octanes and even flash the car back to stock. All from the comfort of your own garage or driveway, at any time.

 

Even better, by installing the free PDM App-Connect on your phone or tablet you can perform these functions direct from your device.

 

And, best of all, as all RacingLine Performance Software comes with our Free Upgrades programme, there’s zero cost to switch between any of the calibrations available for your vehicle.

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How does PDM work?

RacingLine’s PCM flashing process couldn’t be easier. The beautiful billet PCM Tool plugs securely into the car’s OBD-2 port, using  your Windows laptop or tablet to access the full suite of RacingLine Performance Software available for your vehicle.

 

The system automatically reads your VIN number and ECU type for instant identification. Select which RacingLine Performance Software calibrations is right for your car’s hardware and fuel grade used. Then quickly and easily re-flash your ECU and/or TCU. 

And, via PDM App-Connect, you can perform all these same functions from the convenience of your smartphone.

RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable

PDM App-Connect

One of the most exciting features of the RacingLine PDM interface is the App-Connect control from your smartphone. 

Once you've purchased and installed your PDM system, simply download the free App onto your Apple or Android phone or tablet, and take full control of your tuning from your device, wherever you are at the time (providing you have phone/data coverage).

Your smartphone can now connect wirelessly to the PDM dongle, which is connected via the OBD port.

  • Tune your car using your smartphone

  • Swap between different fuel grades

  • Change to different tune level

  • Activate Theft-Protect (where available)

  • Return to stock any time

  • Check for fault codes (DTCs) and erase

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Download your
PDM App-Connect:

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RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable

How to purchase PDM.

To access this flexible world of home flashing, you’ll need to purchase the PDM Flashing Tool and Cable from a RacingLine Authorised Dealer. Now you have the tool, you will then need to buy the Performance Software itself, in the form of a Digital Access Key for your car. Choose ECU, TCU or a bundle deal for both.

 

Once authorised, the intuitive PDM Install Software will automatically detect your vehicle's ECU and VIN number, and present you with the list of compatible engine ECU and transmission tunes available. Choose your tune, and in a matter of minutes the system will guide you through the process to transform your vehicle’s performance. It couldn’t be simpler. 

RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable

Which cars?

PDM isn't available for all ECU types right now. 

We have our three most popular engine types available to work with PDM:

2.0 TSI EA888 gen.4

2.0 TSI EA888 gen.3

2.5 TFSI EA855 EVO

2.9 V6 TT EA839

4.0 V8 TT EA835

3.0 V6 TDI EA897 EV0 2

RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable

Envious friends? 

RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable

Friends and family interested? Once you have purchased your PDM unit, as it isn’t tied to a specific vehicle VIN, you can then use the tool as many times as you like, on as many different cars as you wish.

 

Simply get back in touch with your RacingLine Software Dealer, purchase the Performance Software Digital Access Key for the next car, and as soon as it’s authorised you’ll be able to flash that vehicle, plus any previously flashed ones, in exactly the same way via the PDM system.

RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable
RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable
RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable

Return to Stock.
Anytime.

The PDM system stores your stock factory ECU calibration on the RacingLine Server. Meaning you can return your vehicle back to factory ECU programming at any time, quickly and easily.

Upgrade to 
higher stages.

Upgraded your car’s hardware? Once all the minimum hardware requirements are met, as RacingLine Performance Software comes with our Free Upgrades programme, there will be no further charges to upgrade to the next levels of available calibrations ever again.

Switch between
fuel octanes.

Headed to the dragstrip? Or taking a long trip to an area where you can’t guarantee fuel quality? Simply plug in your PDM to switch to a different fuel octane file for your stage of tuning. Most RacingLine Performance Software calibrations include options of 95, 98 or 102 RON.

PDM
Install Software.

RacingLine’s own intuitive PDM Install Software is included with your PDM purchase and  will run on your Windows 10 laptop or tablet. This Install Software allows the PDM Tool to communicate with your vehicle's ECU to flash software tunes, upgrade, return to stock and update. 

System requirements.

Requirements for Windows-Based End User Flashing:

  • Windows 10/11 Laptop with available USB Port

  • Power supply for laptop

  • Secure Wired (or very stable WiFi) High-Speed Internet Connection

  • Battery Charger, 20AMP minimum (CTEK Brand recommended)

  • Available electrical outlets

PDM Kit contents.

  • PCM Tool OBD-II

  • USB-C to USB-C Cable

  • USB-C to USB-A Adapter

  • Robust RacingLine Carrying Case

  • User Credentials (provided via email)

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RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable
RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable
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  • Q: I'm not sure if I want to flash my car myself! What are my options?
    A: Absolutely no problem! Our expert global network of RacingLine Technical Centres continue to install our Software, with the reassurance of their experience and advice to ensure everything goes perfectly. We know that PDM home-flashing is not going to be everyone's choice, so it's completely up to you to decide how you want to install.
  • Q: What happens if I should encounter a problem whilst flashing?
    A: The PDM System has been rigorously tested all over the world. So as long as you carefully follow the instructions, we'd never expect problems! But of course, your supplying dealer is there to provide you any assistance you may need as first-level support in your local area and timezone. If there's any further level of support needed, the RacingLine Software team are always on hand to ensure you are delighted with your PDM Install and the calibration installed. Therefore, if you need to contact the RacingLine team, you will get the best and most helpful response by e-mailing oemplus@racingline.com, or contacting us via Whatsapp on +441908214917. We would really appreciate you contacting us directly rather than using internet forums or Facebook groups, as the designers of the software, we are best placed to help.
  • Q: I've successfully flashed my own car. Now I want to flash another car with my PDM.
    A: Once you have purchased your PDM unit, as it isn’t tied to a specific vehicle VIN, you can then use the kit as many times as you like, on as many different cars as you wish. Simply get back in touch with your RacingLine Dealer, purchase the Performance Software Digital Access Key for the next car, and as soon as it’s authorised you’ll be able to flash that vehicle, plus any previously flashed ones, in exactly the same way via the PDM system. There's no limit to how many vehicles you flash with your PDM!
  • Q: How do I add the PCM App-Connect to my smartphone?
    A: Simple! Once you have your PDM kit activated, you can then download the App-Connect from either the App-Store (for Apple IoS devices) or the Google Playstore for (for Android devices). That will install the App-Connect on your phone alongside all of your other Apps. Enter your details where prompted, and your smartphone becomes your controller for PDM to carry out all of the functionality your laptop gives you. Suitable for: Apple iPhone Android phones Android Tablets Apple iPad Apple Silicon Mac Download links here:
  • Q: Is there an Install Guide to help me use PDM?
    A: Yes of course. We have an online guide, with a link to a printable version if you prefer.
  • Q: I identified my ECU/TCU and the OEM+ Portal said “No products are available for this controller”, why?
    A: This indicates that either the RacingLine Software team have not yet loaded your exact ECU software to the server, or we need to change a setting on your account to make it available to you. Please e-mail oemplus@racingline.com and one of our team will come back to you as soon as possible.
  • Q: Can I use public Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to flash my car?
    A: We highly recommend that you flash somewhere with secure, strong Wi-Fi / internet, with access to power for a battery charger and your laptop.
  • Q: Where can I get advice on which tuning stages & fuel types suit my car & country?
    A: Your starting point is always your RacingLine Dealer. Not only will they be the ones supplying you with the PDM Kit and Software Digital Access key, but they are the experts in your car/engine type and local fuel types. They will be happy to give you great advice on what suits your car, your driving and your market.
  • Q: How do I download the PDM Install Software?
    A: Your confirmation email with Digital Access Key will have a link to the PDM Install Software download. Or, follow this link to download:
  • Q: Do I have to purchase the PDM kit before I can use App-Connect?
    A: Yes you do. The PDM App-Connect interface on your device connects wirelessly to your PDM Dongle (which is plugged into the OBD port of your car). Therefore the App on its own cannot connect to your car until you have the PDM kit installed and connected.
  • Q: My car may already be tuned, what should I do?
    A: If you believe your car may already be tuned, we always recommend to first flash the calibration variant listed as “Stock”. This puts the ECU back into its factory format. Then start the flashing process again to select your performance calibration. This will ensure that we are starting with a clean OEM calibration.
  • Q: Where can I purchase my PDM Kit and Software Digital Access Key?
    A: The RacingLine Dealer Network will supply the PDM Kit, and set up your Software Access Key purchases.
  • Q: How long does it take to flash my car?
    A: The entire process shouldn’t take you any more than an hour. However, it would be wise to allocate plenty of time and not to flash just before you need to use the car, just in case there are any unforeseen issues.
  • Q: Do I need to have WiFi connection for my PDM App-Connect to work?
    A: No you don't. All you need is a decent phone data signal for App-Connect to work. Meaning you can carry out any changes at the racetrack, in a carpark - in fact, wherever you are! However, we'd always prefer to use WiFi if available, just as it tends to provide a more stable platform to perform downloads.
  • Q: I Identified my ECU/TCU, the only option I see is “Factory Update”, what is that?
    A: Manufacturers regularly update your cars’ software via the dealer network. We may need you to update the software on your car before programming the performance calibrations. You will need to flash the OEM update first, then start the flash process again to flash your performance calibration.
  • Q: How long does it take to activate my Digital Access Key after purchase?
    A: Your supplying dealer will register your purchase within 2-3 working days (and often quicker if you request it). You will then receive your Digital Access Key via email, to the email address you have supplied. Keep an eye on your junk folders if you haven't seen the email arrive.
RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable
RacingLine PDM. End-user Flashing Tool and Cable

PDM Install Guide.

We've designed the whole PCM Install  system to be completely intuitive to guide you through every step from start to finish.

However, to assist you, please follow the online PDM : INSTALL GUIDE linked below, or download the printable version if you'd prefer to work from a hard copy:

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