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My 2002 Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa (with the latest Cambiocorsa software) no longer blips to match rpm on downshifts, even in Sport mode.

My car definately does not blip to match rpm. If I downshift at high rpm, the car will even lock the rear wheels!

Can you guys, esp if you have a 2002 Cambiocorsa with updated software, confirm that the car still "blips" to match rpm when downshifting with the foot on the brake with the car in Sport mode - e.g. from 3rd to 2nd while braking in Sport mode. It would be very helpful to know other owner's experiences.

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I no longer have a 2002, but when I did have it (with upgraded software) I noticed that the blips were basically gone. When I asked my dealer about this, he confirmed and said that it WILL blip, but only with very aggressive braking. My 2004 behaves similarly. Given the conflicting reports, there seems to be some variability on how these updates are performed.
 

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ebrigham said:
I no longer have a 2002, but when I did have it (with upgraded software) I noticed that the blips were basically gone. When I asked my dealer about this, he confirmed and said that it WILL blip, but only with very aggressive braking. My 2004 behaves similarly. Given the conflicting reports, there seems to be some variability on how these updates are performed.
Must a lot of variability, then. Mine noticeably blips even without braking. Sounds great through the Tubi!
 

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Hello and welcome. This is an old and unrelated thread, but anyway, is your battery dead?
 

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The first generation cars 02-03 gearbox ecu has either the original software, or an updated software, so a choice of two only. Once flashed to the updated software, it can't be reflashed back to the original software.
The updated software, unfortunately, loses the downshift blips, and many owners once this is discovered are very upset!
The only solution is to locate a gearbox ecu that has not been flashed, not easy.
The later 04-onwards ecu is different, and there are many ecu upgrade flashes right up to the last GS, which has the same ecu as a 04.
I am not 100% sure whether the later 04-onwards ecu can be retro fitted to a 02-03 car. I've heard about it, but can't 100% confirm.
So if you have a 02-03 car, don't get the ecu 'upgraded'!!
 
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