Installing Shimano 12 Speed Di2 Road Lever Firmware Updates with PC Link Device (SM-PCE02)

All current model Shimano 12 speed ‘wireless’ hydraulic levers (ST-R9270, ST-R8170, and ST-R7170) can only have their firmware updated using a WIRED connection at this point in time. There are two methods of getting this done with the DuraAce and Ultegra levers, and only one method with the new 105 Di2 levers. In this video I break out the expensive SM-PCE02 and perform a firmware update on my ST-R8170 Ultegra Di2 levers with the E-Tube Project Professional software.

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Rides of Japan (BHS) 12spd Lever Update Video:
SHIMANO SM-PCE02-B3 Di2 PC Linkage Device (Amazon):
SHIMANO EW-AD305 Conversion Adaptor (Amazon):

Ultegra Di2 Upgrade Project Part I:
Ultegra Di2 Upgrade Project Part II:
Ultegra Di2 Upgrade Project Part III:

Tools Used in My Ultegra R8170 Upgrade Project:
SHIMANO TL-BH62 Disc Brake Hose Cutter:
Park Tool IR-1.2 Internal Cable Routing Kit:
Feedback Sports T-Handle Wrench Set:
SHIMANO Workshop TL-BR002 Bleed kit :
Shimano ST-R Funnel Adapter:
PRO Shimano Torque Wrench:
BBB BTL-55 Chain Rivet Tool:
InstaPot Pressure Cooker:
SIlca Hot Melt Wax:
PRO BIKE TOOL Cassette Lock Ring Tool:
Feedback Sports: SPRINT Repair Stand:

Parts/Equipment Used:
Chain: CN-M9100 w/ Quick Link:
Cassette: CS-R8100-12 11-30T:
Chainset: FC-R8100 52-36 172.5mm:
Levers + Callipers (x2): ST-R8170-L & ST-R8170-R:
Front Derailleur: FD-R8150:
Rear Derailleur: RD-R8150:
Disc Rotor: RT-MT900: 160mm
Disc Rotor: RT-MT900: 140mm
Wheels Manufacturing BB86 Bottom Bracket:
Battery: BT-DN300:
Charging Cable: EW-EC300:
Di2 Wires (x2): EW-SD300-I 1400mm & 750mm:
Di2 SD300 Cable Tool: TL-EW300
Cassette No 2: CS-R8100-12 11-30T


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Shane Miller

One thought on “Installing Shimano 12 Speed Di2 Road Lever Firmware Updates with PC Link Device (SM-PCE02)”

  1. You also can connect de lever with Shimano EW-JC302. (about 20 euro’s) and one 2nd-gen di2 wire (
    long enough)
    Disconnect the front derailleur and connect the lever with this piece to the battery.

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