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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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SCT Unlock?

Ok I have confused the #### out of myself but if I'm reading it correctly on the SCT website so long as the original vehicle was returned to stock then the device is not locked right? What does it take to use on another truck if so?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 05:42 AM
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Re: SCT Unlock?

I only know about the 3015 sf3, they come with 5 unlocks that means 5 different vins. That could be two trucks going back and forth or five different ones. You have to return to stock to use on a new truck because it is vin locked to whatever truck you're tuning now. The tuner will have 4 unlocks left after initial use you can return to stock and tune the same truck over and over and still have 4 unlocks left. If you run out of unlocks SCT will sell you a unlock for $150.00 but I think you have to send them the unit.
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Re: SCT Unlock?

The original truck needs to be returned to stock. This will "unmarry" the tuner and allow it to be used on another truck. When you use it on a different truck the device counts down one unlock. SCT sets the device with 5 unlocks. EVERY time you switch VINs you will use an "unlock". It will not store a VIN and allow you to switch back and forth. It will use an "unlock" every time you switch truck to truck.

As long as you use the same truck it will not count down the "unlocks".

Examples: I use the SCT on my it will show 5 unlocks and "married" when the SCT has loaded a tune. I can go to stock or any tune without worry. I return my truck to stock and sell the SCT to my friend. Once he tunes his truck it will show 4 unlocks and "married". No issues swapping tunes, going to stock. It will show 4 unlocks. He returns the truck back to stock and sells it back to me. When I tune my truck it will show 3 unlocks and "married" to my truck.

In the end once the SCT has been used 5 different times you need to send it to SCT for the 5 unlocks to be reset at a cost of $150.

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