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Old 12-03-2010, 04:59 PM
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Shift on fly programmers leave footprint?

i was wondering since i dont think that they can be reprogramming the computer they must be intercepting the signal and then changing it. and if they dont reprogram the computer can the dealer tell its been on there if you take it off before taking it to have warranty work done? just trying to find a way to have my cake and eat it too so to speak. since i gave in and bought the extended warranty for my problem truck, but i still want to actually be able to go over an overpass without losing 5MPH hailing a trailer. Probably going to go with a 4" MBPR(not sure if i got that right but i think you know what im talking about) turbo back exhaust if i dont have any trouble out of it for a couple months. or does anybody know any mod friendly dealerships in west texas?
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:14 PM
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On some years forget when it stoped you can use the programer to return truck to stock then disconnect the battieries for 15-20 minutes with headlights on to drain down the capaciters. then when you hook the batteries back up all traces will be gone...
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:26 PM
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Do you know where i could find more information about what year models it works on? mine is an 05
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:39 PM
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i have had my truck in twice with my sct and returned it to stock and nothing was said either of the times. i didnt do the drain the battery thing. just returned to stock and drove it to the dealer
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:42 PM
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search draining capaciters. I know it works on my 04
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:57 PM
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I dont know i guess i could call the service department at my dealership and ask them of course without revealing who i am or specifics about my truck in case they are @$$holes about it and see how they are about mods. Its Sewell Ford in odessa TX if anybody has had experience with them and has some info.
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:15 PM
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i did this procedure once when the dealer was trying there hardest to screw me... they could not find that a tune ever was on the truck... but the draining battery procedure threw a ghost code(no CEL). so they said, it shows the batteries were disconnected recently etc...... oh well i dint budge and niether did they... they cleaned my turbo under warranty but told me not to come back..... i did not get a long with that dealer, now im in a different state and all the dealers are much friendlier.... i dont know if i had not disconnected the batts, if it would of been any different, but i know they were trying hard to prove i had a tune, and they could not..
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:44 PM
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this dealership is great about customer service but they probably dont like me anymore cause i jumped their *** pretty bad about selling me a truck that had broke down so many times in only 5 months and didnt ever seem to run right and that i wanted to get out of it and get into a new one(at first they pretty much said i was SOL after the major @$$ chewing to the manager, they offered full trade in value with a bad internal oil cooler or to pay for the repair which worked better financially for me) i just think they may have a grudge against me cause when i went to buy the extended warranty none of the ones i talked to would look me in the eye or talk very much.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:28 PM
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You will have to watch out because they can see when you disconnect the batteries from the truck and let all of the charge drain out of them. It throws a code that says that everything was recently reset and it causes the trucks computer memory to go down to a width of 0 from what I was told by my dealer, which means that it shows no running time since it was last reset or reprogrammed by the dealer. With this they will be suspicious of what you were doing to your truck and they may give you a hassle but there really is nothing that they can prove you did wrong. Trust me I have been there arguing with a dealer about problems and codes that had been thrown and because I detuned and reset everything and the computer cleared its cached memory they could not find any codes to address. Since my problems were intermittent they may not fix your issues.

Sorry for the long response just thought it would be very informative.
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