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Old 03-19-2014, 02:59 PM   #1
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I sold my car and the dealership didn't want the tuner. I have a Bama Tuner with 3 tunes on it. Can I sell it as it is still mated to my car I would think?
Please let me know and if anyone is interested you can have it for $100.00 plus shipping.
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You can but whoever buys it won't be able to use it or the tunes as it's still mated to your car that you sold to the dealer. With the SCT you have to send it in to get it unlocked before someone else was to use it which I've heard is $150. If it's a Diablosport Intune then as long as you returned the car to stock before hand then it's good to go and unlocked. Next whoever buys it has to buy in to the tunes for life with one of the vendors (Bama, Steeda, Lund) and that's anywhere $150-200.
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I sold my car and the dealership didn't want the tuner. I have a Bama Tuner with 3 tunes on it. Can I sell it as it is still mated to my car I would think? Please let me know and if anyone is interested you can have it for $100.00 plus shipping.
If u didn't retune ur car back to the stock tune them the tuner is locked/married & it would cost around $150 to unlock by sct. Most u'll probably get is $30-$50 for it.
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seems a shame to just junk it but oh well.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:37 PM   #5
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Yeah most people just junk it. $50 for the tuner, $150 for unlock costs, $150 for tunes cost = $350 right there. For $30 more someone can just buy a brand new one at $380.
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you didn't answer, did you return the car to the stock tune before selling it?

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seems a shame to just junk it but oh well. Thanks for the info.
U can probably make $20 off of it but even then for most people it wouldn't be worth the hassle of unlocking!
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So if a SCT tuner returns a car back to stock, it doesn't need unlocked? Is that it? Inquiring minds would like to know. If than if no unlock costs you can just by a new tune.

Case in point, you sold your car, you returned it to stock, you could than use it to tine the new car/truck; by purchasing a tune for that ECM unit?

Original Poster[OP], what did you replace the car you sold for? Did you return the original tuned car to stock?

Edit, I found this on the SVT Forum a few years back: ["You have to unlock the device as it was married to the previous car. You can either return previous car to stock and it will unlock it or you have to send it to sct where they can unlock it for $150. You also have to get new tune for your vehicle that works with your ecu"]

So that also means the tunes on the tuner should just simply be deleted withe the SCT file manager tool that runs on windows.
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Returning a car back to stick does not unlock it. I tried to buy an unmarried tuner and Use the existing tunes but it turned my car into a brick. Luckily am was able to walk me through returning my car back to stock. They said the device was tied to the previous PCM code and needed to be sent in for the new PCM and tune. If I am wrong on this please correct me as I too have bought a Bama tuner.
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Returning a car back to stick does not unlock it. I tried to buy an unmarried tuner and Use the existing tunes but it turned my car into a brick. Luckily am was able to walk me through returning my car back to stock. They said the device was tied to the previous PCM code and needed to be sent in for the new PCM and tune. If I am wrong on this please correct me as I too have bought a Bama tuner.
You cant use any existing tunes, I mentioned you must buy new tunes and delete the other ones. The existing tunes are made and married still to the original car.

Also it seems funny the tuner would let you load them to the wrong ECM, they should really check the EMC serial number, mostly....are you positive it was unlocked? Did you ask Bama if they have code in their tunes to prevent loading into the wrong ECM?

Here is the SCT website info on unlocking...we will leave the answers to them:
http://www.sctflash.com/support/inde...kbarticleid=24

Key quote ["Status: Locked - The vehicle is VIN locked, you need to either return the vehicle it is currently locked to back to stock , or you will need to call Tech Support and Get a Return Authorization and pay an Unlocking Fee. "]
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Returning a car back to stick does not unlock it. I tried to buy an unmarried tuner and Use the existing tunes but it turned my car into a brick. Luckily am was able to walk me through returning my car back to stock. They said the device was tied to the previous PCM code and needed to be sent in for the new PCM and tune. If I am wrong on this please correct me as I too have bought a Bama tuner.
Returning it a car to stock unlocks the tuner but the tunes are only made for 1 specific car. When my 12 v6 got totaled I went to the auto shop & retuned the car back to the stock tune then got new tunes from bama for my 13 v6 & it worked like a charm. When I traded in my 13 v6 I retuned it back to stock so I still have the tuner now all I need to do is but new tunes for the coyote!
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as said, returning the car to stock unlocks the tuner, but you need to buy your own tune(s) in order to use the tuner, it then becomes married to your car

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I sold my car and the dealership didn't want the tuner. I have a Bama Tuner with 3 tunes on it. Can I sell it as it is still mated to my car I would think?
Please let me know and if anyone is interested you can have it for $100.00 plus shipping.
Congratulations on the new car! What'd you end up going with?

Like these guys all said if you didn't unlock the tuner from your Mustang before trading it in, the device isn't really going to be worth much. Whoever buys the device will have to send it back to SCT to be unlocked which will cost a one time fee of $150. Then they'll have to get tunes etc.. That will end up being the same price or more than a new device.

Hope this clears things up..

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Thanks, I bought a 2013 Challenger R/T
I did not return the car to stock prior to the trade.
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You can sell the locked tuner on eBay and make around $100. I sold my locked x3 about two weeks ago and it sold for $105. People buy locked tuners on eBay all the time just to magically unlock them then sell them again for profit.
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