Pilot Catalytic Converter Emulator

By | 2015/01/09

Pilot CCE is specially designed microprocessor based board, which provides you to correctly  remove catalytic converter from your car.This is a must-have upgrade if you have removed the catalytic converter or even installed a decat pipe, an aftermarket header, a free flow catback or high flow cat. The modified engine now produces a larger amount of exhaust gases than allowed. When the oxygen sensor delivers the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) a signal that is not within the manufacturer’s specifications the OBD-II (OnBoard Diagnostic) system logs an error accordingly check engine light will illuminate, resulting in ECU safe / limp mode and reduced performance at the wheels.

The PILOT CCE firmware  use rear oxygen sensor signal, modifying it with requirements of physical model of catalyst and output to the ECU (electronic control unit) is the processed signal is fed in such a form in which it was proper for the catalyst. Thus, the ECU thinks the catalyst works perfectly (no more error p0420, p0430, and other work-related catalyst) and the replacement of the catalyst is no longer required. So you can delete catalyst and simply install flash suppressor or a body of a catalyst.

The main advantages of Pilot CCE:

  • 100% works on  Lexus (Rx300, 330, Lx470, Es300), Toyota, KIA,VW, MAZDA, Nissan, Honda. The efficiency performance of our simulator can clearly see in the diagnostic mode, Mode $06 with any generic scanner.
  • Full firmware  emulation of heating of the catalyst, reaction to enrichment/enleanment and EGR system.
  • Two channels of processing. That is, can be easily installed on a V-shaped engines with two catalysts and two additional oxygen sensors – i.e. you do not need to buy two emulators.
  • Has the ability to configure and logging of all parameters with a special emulation program (need to collect cable to connect to a COM port)
  • Updating the firmware in case of new versions.
  • Before sending to the client, we have preload and tune all configuration parameters of emulator and make perfomance test. So in most cases you dont need to make any tuning of this device.
  • Hardly anywhere else you will find a 2 channel emulator of the catalyst in this price.

Installation on a car

Before installing on the car, it is strongly recommended that you remove the internal of the catalysts, as well as to ensure proper operation of rear oxygen sensor using a generic scanner or voltmeter.

The installation is made according to the following scheme

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Please note – it’s very important to connect  negative power supply(GND) of  simulator to the signal ground of  ECU( case or mounting).

Heater wires of oxygen sensor have the same colors,  to find which one of them is fed +12 V, use a multimeter.

For 4-cylinder engines( with a one catalyst and  one rear oxygen sensor)  the second channel of the emulator will not connected  anywhere.

Here  is a list of new cars  in which  this emulator was installed and tested
Please, let me know when you  will have installed this emulator on your vehicle  and also  some vehicle information like  Model, Year, Engine
Then i will add this info here- it seems to be helpful to someone


Jeep Grand Cherokee 2002г 4.7HO
Toyota Highlander
Toyota Rav4 2-nd gen 2004 year 2.0L California – needs emulator with special firmware for it  🙂 Ohter RAV4 models work with standard firmware.
BMWe46 2003г N42
Mitsubishi Outlander 2010 –   needs emulator with special firmware for it  🙂
Toyota Corolla 2009г 1.8л

Lesus GX,RX,LX,GS,IS series
Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Camry 2.4 all models (include PZEV engines)
Mazda all models



Product Options
1Pilot CCE$50.00

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19 thoughts on “Pilot Catalytic Converter Emulator

  1. kris

    Nissan Pathfinder v6 4.0 2006 engine:vq40de-whether it will work with this engine (there is no catalyst-are cut).

    1. Pin Post author

      Hi. If post-cat oxygen sensors is not removed and damaged, this emulator will work 🙂

    2. Mike

      Yes, this device will work with VQ40DE engine perfectly, because post-cat oxygen sensors are zirconium type ( info from Autodata db):)


    I Do not have rear O2 because i will swap LS400 1998 engine without rear sensor but ecu needs inputs, is your product works without cat and sensor ?

    1. Pin

      Let me know what trouble codes do you read with scanner?
      This emulator needs signal from oxygen sensor.
      It is not possible to create catalyst emulator, which will work without any input signals.
      For emulating catalyst, emulator needs some info about engine running mode, and it takes this info from rear oxygen sensor.

      If you have not rear oxygen sensors on your car, you can take signal from front oxygen sensors if they are zirconium (not AFR) sensors.
      I checked it with alldata database, and it tells that front sensors of ls400 1998 was zirconium.

      But if you have not rear oxygen sesors at all, you will get trouble codes about damaging their heaters. So you will need to istall some powerfull resistors in heater circuit or use some used oxygen sensor with working heater, so ECU will think that rear OS is fine.

    2. Pin

      In this way IMHO better solution is to buy some cheap chinese universal oxygen sensors on aliexpress ( the costs about 30$ each) install it in exhaust pipe and use their signal to this emulator.


    Thanks for reply, i want to by pass directly from ecu pin out without install rear o2 sensor , why because i will swap engine into other car so i do not need the rear o2 , i am sure if anyone who can make this solution he will sell it to most of customers who swap engine

    1. Pin

      Have you any ideas about cheating heater control circuit ?
      Or maybe you see other solutions on the internet – let me know about it , may be we can develop something.

  4. Arnold

    Will this work on 2013 landcruiser with 1UR Engine

    1. Pin

      We not installed it on 2013 TLC, but installed it on 2008 and older models and it works perfectly.
      And it seems that it should work on 1UR without any problems.
      If it will not work and tunings will not help – you can return it back without any problems.

      At this moment we have new version with bluetooth interface and special tuning software.
      The price is the same.
      We not upgraded information here yet, but you can read about it with a google translate on russian part of this website here http://shop.pilotpowersupply.com/product/emulyator-obmanka-katalizatora-pilot-cce-nadezhnoe-reshenie-oshibok-p0420-p0430/

  5. james


    For Lexus Rx 300 yr2005 for o2 sensor getting codes p0420 and p0430 can work ?


  6. Tod Boster

    Hi. I have a 2007 Lexus es350. Do you think this would work. What is an aftermarket heater.. how can I pay. I live in California usa. Thanks

  7. Jon

    I have a 2008 Subaru outback 2.5 catalyst removed will this function correctly?

  8. Jon

    I have a 2008 Subaru outback 2.5 catalyst removed will this function correctly? I would rather not have to reinstall cat

    1. Pin

      Yes it will.
      We have new version with adjustable output characteristics.
      Even if you have not cat, there should be installed correctly working rear oxygen sensor.

      1. Gerti

        I have a 2013 Jetta. 2.5. the catalytic sensors are removed. if I buy a pilot catalytic converter emulator. does the engine light go off from the dashboard