EMCS Home Programmer Guide

APR's commitment to refining and improving its engine management software is unmatched in the chip-tuning industry. APR provides free software upgrades to all of our chip customers. From time to time, our engineers find ways to improve our chip software. This may be due to factory updates, customer feedback, or new APR innovations.

An EMCS Home Programmer gives the user the ability to reprogram their ECU with the latest software updates and to reconfigure their ECU for different preferences or features. To order a home programmer, you must first determine which style of EMCS module you have.

Home Programmer


EMCS Variations

There are three different variations on EMCS boards, EMCS 1 with an "A" connector, EMCS 1 with a "B" connector, and EMCS 2.

First determine whether you have an EMCS 1 or EMCS 2 board:

EMCS Modules

EMCS 1 boards have two different connectors on the circuit board itself:

EMCS Connectors

Please order your APR EMCS Home Programmer with the correct adaptor cable for your ECU.

EMCS Programmer
Application Part Number Price  
EMCS 1 "A" EM100001 $119.00 Buy One Now!
EMCS 1 "A" EM100008 $119.00 Buy One Now!
EMCS 2 EM100002 $119.00 Buy One Now!

If you would like all three adaptors when you purchase your home programmer, they are available for an additional $30.

Programmer Adaptors
Application Part Number Price  
ALL Z1000649 $30.00 Buy One Now!

In order to use the EMCS Home Programmer, first download and read the following instructions:

APR EMCS Home Programmer Operating Instructions(177K PDF)

After you have read these instructions you will see that you will also need the EMCS Home Programmer Software:

APR EMCS Home Programmer Software

You will also need the .APE file for your vehicle. The following pages are where you go to download an update "packet" for your EMCS equipped car.

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