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Old 11-17-2007, 08:35 AM
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Livewire help

Ok I got my livewire the other day and finally had a chance to load my tunes. I downloaded the drivers from sct website but when I plug the livewire into the computer it does not recognize the unit and wont let me load the tunes. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am going to call sct on Monday to see if they can help. Btw the canned tunes are preety sweet though.
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:15 PM
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I was having the same problem with mine...did you download the "Livewire Updater Software" and "Livewire Windows Drivers"??? I extracted the drivers to a generic directory on my harddrive then loaded up the updater. When windows asked for the driver location after I plugged the livewire in, I sent it to the generic directory. HAven't had any problems since.

I don't have any custom tunes yet, but I think you need to update the firmware from SCT Flash Devices - MORE Power . . . Period! and the updater program will allow you to load up the custom tunes.

I only did all of this yesterday, so I'm still a NEWB when it comes to the livewire. Put my truck on Performance Tune and it unleashed the beast!
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:24 PM
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how did you extract it a put it in a generic directory? I have mine on the performance tune also and it runs great! I cant wait to get the custom tunes off my computer
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:11 AM
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not to hijack the thread....but livewire vs the xcal, why did you go with the livewire? I saw in another thread that there was a writeup about it, but couldnt find it.


Keep us posted on the resolution, that way I dont have to post when/if I get a livewire!
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:13 AM
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I liked the livewire for the ability to monitor the engine vitals and hold tunes all in one. Also I can take the unit out for a completly stock look ( no gauges on the pillar). So far it has been good I just need to get my tunes off the dang computer!
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Old 11-18-2007, 07:13 AM
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I created an "SCT" directory on my C-drive and ran everything from there. All, but the firmware update file from SCT will be zip'd, so extract them to a common SCT folder.

Time to go out and drill the manifold for the EGT probe.
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