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06-07-2013 02:47 AM
GBPackFan
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Originally Posted by 1turbofocus View Post
No , if you reload the stock tune file to your car then you can use the Focus xcal Flasher on most any Ford Product up to 5 VIN # then it has to be unlocked for more VIN # most any SCT dealer could do this for you

Tom
Tom, check your PM's.
06-06-2013 10:55 PM
1turbofocus
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Originally Posted by BlkNite713 View Post
If you return the car to stock it will still be paired to the ecu via vin in the programmer because of the sct's last firmware update. Can't transfer unless you pay the unlock fee of $160.
No , if you reload the stock tune file to your car then you can use the Focus xcal Flasher on most any Ford Product up to 5 VIN # then it has to be unlocked for more VIN # most any SCT dealer could do this for you

Tom
06-06-2013 10:19 PM
GBPackFan
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Originally Posted by Mile30 View Post
That's not really the nature of these forums...



I just picked one up from a fellow fanatic, we were texting back and forth last night as we both messed around on our respective computers.

3 modes for SCT Xcalibrater 2 or 3 (as far as I know)
-Locked
Married to your VIN number and ONLY your vin number. If you still have the old one you can return it to stock tuning maps and that leaves you at the second mode->
-Semi Locked
Still assigned to your car. You can visit their website and down load their program Liveload. With your tuner plugged in via USB, you can open the program with the computer and communicate with the SCT box, check the status and unlocks left, and Unlock the box.
-Unused (unlocked)
Ready for reassignment. You can't just plug it in to another car and reap the benefits, though. You need to hit a tuning shop and have a registered SCT dealer assign a tune to your new VIN, or reload a previous tune you already had there



I had one yeeeeears ago, but it ended up getting stolen. Now that I just got an unlocked one from another member; I can go back where I originally had it tuned and they're gonna reload my tunes on the box. In the OP's case: you need to unlock or semi-lock it before getting rid of the old car it's assigned to, and then get the new car tuned and reassigned to the box.
If it's locked down... you WILL need to pay the extra to get it unlocked, though.
I'll give this a try tomorrow evening. I'm picking up an '04 SVT tomorrow to replace my '02. I will see what what happen and report back.
06-06-2013 02:43 AM
Mile30
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Originally Posted by BlkNite713 View Post
Pm me and I will tell you how.... Cannot make the secret known on the forums tho.
That's not really the nature of these forums...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlkNite713 View Post
If you return the car to stock it will still be paired to the ecu via vin in the programmer because of the sct's last firmware update. Can't transfer unless you pay the unlock fee of $160.
I just picked one up from a fellow fanatic, we were texting back and forth last night as we both messed around on our respective computers.

3 modes for SCT Xcalibrater 2 or 3 (as far as I know)
-Locked
Married to your VIN number and ONLY your vin number. If you still have the old one you can return it to stock tuning maps and that leaves you at the second mode->
-Semi Locked
Still assigned to your car. You can visit their website and down load their program Liveload. With your tuner plugged in via USB, you can open the program with the computer and communicate with the SCT box, check the status and unlocks left, and Unlock the box.
-Unused (unlocked)
Ready for reassignment. You can't just plug it in to another car and reap the benefits, though. You need to hit a tuning shop and have a registered SCT dealer assign a tune to your new VIN, or reload a previous tune you already had there



I had one yeeeeears ago, but it ended up getting stolen. Now that I just got an unlocked one from another member; I can go back where I originally had it tuned and they're gonna reload my tunes on the box. In the OP's case: you need to unlock or semi-lock it before getting rid of the old car it's assigned to, and then get the new car tuned and reassigned to the box.
If it's locked down... you WILL need to pay the extra to get it unlocked, though.
06-06-2013 02:22 AM
zetecDon
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Originally Posted by BlkNite713 View Post
Pm me and I will tell you how.... Can not make the secret known on the forums tho.
The only thing you can't do is sell it on the forums. Other than that, it's all good to go. Also I am moving this to "ECU Tuning Chat".
06-06-2013 02:22 AM
zetecDon Moved to "ECU Tuning Chat".
06-05-2013 09:47 PM
BlkNite713 I'm unsure.... I just remember trying to unpair/unmarry mine from the sct and even tho it will say unmarried in the sct it wouldn't allow me to pair with another's svt.


Anthony
06-05-2013 09:44 PM
sam fisher
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Originally Posted by BlkNite713 View Post
If you return the car to stock it will still be paired to the ecu via vin in the programmer because of the sct's last firmware update. Can't transfer unless you pay the unlock fee of $160.
When was the last firmware update? Would the sct 3 i bought roughly 2 months ago have this updated firmware already installed??

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06-05-2013 09:42 PM
BlkNite713 If you return the car to stock it will still be paired to the ecu via vin in the programmer because of the sct's last firmware update. Can't transfer unless you pay the unlock fee of $160.
06-05-2013 09:26 PM
iminhell
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Originally Posted by BlkNite713 View Post
Pm me and I will tell you how.... Can not make the secret known on the forums tho.

There is no secret bud.


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Originally Posted by Focus112 View Post
just return the old car back to stock. If you go to info the tuner should now say unmarried i believe.
That is correct.
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