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Old 08-10-2014, 05:51 AM   #1
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My car is bricked

Tried to load original backup and it diddent load it back to the car. Now I cant tune it with any tune. Says no ECM. Help please.
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what did you do right before this happened? did you update the hand held while there was a tune in the ecm? is the car's battery charged sufficiently? I try not to mess with flashing tunes on weekends or after hours when SCT isnt open, they can get you squared away first thing Monday morning
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:15 AM   #3
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Wait like 30-45min and reload stock tune.

I've had instances where the loading the race tune it would fail. And then I try to return to stock right after failing the race tune it also failed.

But for some reason if I waited like 30-45 mins it would allow me to return to stock again. Its dumb but true.
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But that was before I had the new updates to the tuner. After that I haven't failed in over 6 reflashes. But I also made sure I returned to stock before loading the new tune. Before that I forgot that step a few times because its not like I flash it every other day.

If you still have problems call the tuners. They can unlock the ECM for you.
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I had race tune on it and was going on a trip so I was going to put stock backup on it and it went through the whole process and said to disconnect so I did and then all the dash lights turned on and wouldn't start. So I tried to install stock tune again and it says no ECM
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When I hook up the tuner now it starts to read and then says no ECM
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Wait like 30-45min and reload stock tune.

I've had instances where the loading the race tune it would fail. And then I try to return to stock right after failing the race tune it also failed.

But for some reason if I waited like 30-45 mins it would allow me to return to stock again. Its dumb but true.
try this ^^^ if that fails, try disconnecting the battery for a few minutes, reconnect it and try again. if that doesnt work, youll be stuck until normal business hours for SCT tomorrow. so you definitely didnt accept any updates on the hand held when connected to your PC while the race tune on the car?
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:58 AM   #8
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Ok thanks I'll try it


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Also when you disconnect the battery turn on the headlights. Do this for 20-30 minutes.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:10 AM   #10
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Ok still days no ecm. Battery is disconnected and headlights on. Just waiting now.
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And no I diddent even plug it into the computer while I was changing tunes.

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looking forward to hearing a success story man, but if this doesnt work, dont sweat it, SCT will get you squared away with a recovery stock tune. dont get stressed
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:25 AM   #13
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By the way I talked to bama ywsturday before they closed and they said that since its a in tune that I would have to talk with Diablo for them to get me fixed up. If this dosent work I'll be calling them first thing in the morning. I'm missing g work because of this

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Had something similar a few years back when I went to install tunes on mine. Here's the original thread: Custom vs. Strategy Tune (BAMA SCT)

I think the problems start around post #11? For all the info you need (plus probably stuff you haven't yet considered).

TL;DR though - return car to stock before updating the tuner device. Make sure device is up to date before installing any new tune. Always, always return car to stock between swapping tunes (ie go 93R to stock to 93S).

As for right now, try the methods listed to drain off the battery... it might cause the ECU to reset everything to stock (hopefully!). If that fails, call SCT...you might have to pull the ECU and send it to them to be reflashed into a stock configuration under SCT's warranty. The numbers you need are in the thread I linked. Not sure but I think this is their number
1-866-637-1672

BAMA or whomever probably won't be able to help you much as its the actual device that is causing the problem, not the tunes. You need to work with SCT directly.

Good luck.

---edit---

I managed to 'brick' my car twice, so really check that whole thread - after Ford reflashed it the first time I managed to brick it again before I figured out what was going on.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:32 AM   #15
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Well it's a no go. Same thing happened. Plugged in tuner and says no ecm check egnition key is on.

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Old 08-10-2014, 11:43 AM   #16
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That thread is about a body kit


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Old 08-10-2014, 11:45 AM   #17
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Well it's a no go. Same thing happened. Plugged in tuner and says no ecm check egnition key is on.

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The time between the last two posts was 8 mins. That's 22mins at least shy of 30min that worked for me. Have some patience buddy. Lol
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? It links to my old thread for me. Odd.

Also, were you using a diablosport tuner? In that case I don't know if you'll need SCT's numbers. I'll see if I can find a number for them for you.
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1-888-801-9865 for diablosport's customer service line.

You might have an issue though. Reading through their warranty, it states "c. DiabloSport shall not be held responsible for direct or indirect failures due to our product."

I'd call them regardless and see what can be done.

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Still reading thru the warranty. They might bounce you back to AM or wherever you bought it from. "iii. It is the responsibility of the dealer distributor to handle their own technical issues with customers, and not to direct them to DiabloSport."

Sounds like their warranty is essentially a "go F@ck yourself" statement
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By the way I talked to bama ywsturday before they closed and they said that since its a in tune that I would have to talk with Diablo for them to get me fixed up. If this dosent work I'll be calling them first thing in the morning. I'm missing g work because of this

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first time youve mentioned this is an Intune device, I was under the impression it was an SCT, at any rate, Ive never dealt with Diablo, but Im sure theyll get you squared away
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I've had it unplugged for about 45 min now. Trying again.

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---------- Post added at 12:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:34 PM ----------

Lol well someone better get my car fixed.

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Old 08-10-2014, 12:42 PM   #22
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---------- Post added at 12:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:41 PM ----------

Yes it was AM that I got it from

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Yeah I thought u had SCT also. Oh well. It sucks but you'll get squared away. Just sucks you have to wait.
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Well diddent work

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---------- Post added at 12:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:47 PM ----------

Thanks Dallas stang

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Update your handheld online on the sct website

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I would have to talk with Diablo for them to get me fixed up.
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Update your handheld online on the sct website
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Update your handheld online on the sct website

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did you read all the thread? its an Intune Diablo device........
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Nope sure. Didn't. Have this problem once in awhile while swapping from nitrous to NA tune and it's just a update.

But cheers for going with **** ty Diablo.

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Just saw the title and responded with, what I do.
Not going to go and read through 3 pages. When it's a simple fix.

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Yeah I thought u had SCT also. Oh well. It sucks but you'll get squared away. Just sucks you have to wait.
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Wish it was simple. It lost my backup. So the tuner won't do anything.

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Aacts like it not plugged in to a car

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did you get it back on the road man?

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Nope had to send my in tune and ecu to Diablo for repair.

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Nope had to send my in tune and ecu to Diablo for repair.

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oh ****!! that's odd, when I had this issue with my SCT they sent me a stock recovery file, maybe a good reason to avoid the intune. are they charging you for this "repair"

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