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Old 06-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #11
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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.
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