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Old 08-07-2009, 11:57 AM   #1
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Can't load the stock tune on the Diablosport predator?

I have an 03 svt, 67mm t/body, intake, exhaust and I just bought a Predator tuner. I bought it used. The guy that I bought it from said he put the unit back to stock, but when I try and load it I'm getting error that software does not match this vehicle? Now correct me if I'm wrong but after reading all through the manual it looks like these tuners marry themself to each vehicle? So if I'm not mistaken I think I've just been had. Tom your expertize/input would be greatly appreciated here.


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yea, if you bought it used from another person that had it tunned to there car , you CAN NOT use it on your car with out buying a tune for the device. if the guy said you can tune your car with it and didnt say anything about going and buying a new tune for you car , you did get had. your best bet is to see if and how much it would be to buy a tune from tom of fsw.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:20 PM   #3
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Man I knew that guy was shady, well thanks for the info! Tom I need a tune baby, gimme what I need.. I will suck yooo diii...oh wait, hello all, nevermind lol
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^^^ ohh snap!!!!!! that will get his attention,lol.
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The device could very well be locked. That means, if the stock tune was not removed from the device (by putting the car back to a stock tune), it can be expensive to unlock it (send it to Diablo and they can unlock it for a small fee, plus more to get a tune put on it).
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:05 PM   #6
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I don't believe it is locked, as I can hook it up and access the diagnostics as well as get to the point of installing the tune but then it gives an error message "does not match vehicle", could it be that this vehicle does not have a stock tune already?
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Anyone have any ideas I have an open thread on the diablo website - here is the link
I believe you have to be a member to view it - https://www.diablosport.com/index.ph...=100315#100315

The last tune that was written was the Original backup but for some reason it keeps telling me that the tuner does not match my vehicle(basically meaning it is still mated to the p/o vehicle?). Has anyone had experience with buying one of these used? What all do I need to do?
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:18 PM   #8
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Still can't get the damn thing to work!!! Help!!! lol

I think I might take it into the dealer and have them flash the ecu and see if it will load on my predator or I guess I can have the diablo cleared out? The orignal fOOked me I'm pretty sure. Anyone local that can give me a hand? Thanks all.
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If the "Restore Origional Tune" Was not put back to the origional car the Predator was bought for , Meaning your Predator is locked , Its a good scan tool and thats about it , Diablosport will NOT unlock locked Predators

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How so? It says last tune written - Original backup, f this I'm calling diablo tomorrow on my lunch break.
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