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Old 11-13-2010, 02:05 PM   #1
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SCT X3 turned off when returning car to stock

am i screwed? i found out that the battery died when i was doing this. it was 20% downloaded, then the unit shut off. so i have the battery on a rapid charger. what should i do?

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If it was during a download the processor is "dead" and the car will not start.

If it was during an upload the processor is fine and the car should start when the battery is charged.

Charge the battery. The device should have set the download failed flag meaning all it will allow is a return to stock. Return to stock and you should be fine and can start over.

Always know the condition of your battery if you are going to flash a vehicle so things like this do not happen.
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ya, no kidding, now i don't think it was the battery, the unit shuts itself automatically, i don't know why. lasts for about 1 minute or less. then just dies. at first i thought it was the battery, but its not. tried the unit (just running a diagnostic for DTC codes) on a taurus. (no programming, just checking) plugged in, booted up, and it died another 30 seconds later.

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ya, no kidding, now i don't think it was the battery, the unit shuts itself automatically, i don't know why. lasts for about 1 minute or less. then just dies. at first i thought it was the battery, but its not. tried the unit (just running a diagnostic for DTC codes) on a taurus. (no programming, just checking) plugged in, booted up, and it died another 30 seconds later.

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Feel the back of it. Is it really hot? Some of them shut off when the board gets too hot.
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that was actually my guess! lol, is there a way to fix this? it got up to 19% this time.
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can i put the tuner in an icebox? lol, just a thought, but seriously, what can i do to counter this problem?
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If it is getting too hot it just needs to cool off. You can put it in an icebox but you have to be careful with condensation.
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ya, i was thinking that, just wrap the sucker in a couple of towels.

what would you do?
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ya, i was thinking that, just wrap the sucker in a couple of towels.

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It should be fine. You don't have to do it for very long. In most cases you do not need to even go that far. Usually just unplugging it and bringing it inside an air conditioned room for a few hours is enough.
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well, its 40 degrees here. so its gonna need some other cooling. inside is actually warmer than outside, so i'm pretty sure its gonna need direct cooling.
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