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So...I bought a used SCT X3

I bought a used SCT X3 off Criagslist and I can't make it work.
here's the deal.
I plug it in and it says "invalid tune for married vehicle"

Did I just get screwed?
I'm assuming that I just paid good money for a locked programmer.
Any way I can fix it?
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When you plug it in it should tell you how many unlocks are left. What does it say?

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When you plug it in it should tell you how many unlocks are left. What does it say?
I just saw that.
It says "4 unlocks left"

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if it is a newer SCT X 3 then it prob has custom tunes for that owners truck.. which means you need to buy custom tunes for your truck...

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if it is a newer SCT X 3 then it prob has custom tunes for that owners truck.. which means you need to buy custom tunes for your truck...

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That's another thing I noticed on the package...It says 2003 Ford on it and my truck is an '07.
I specifically asked if it would work on my rig and he assured me it would.

What now?

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They work on a wide variety of engines including gas and diesel. Also span several years. It will stil work. Thas just probably the vehicle he had it on.

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For cheap tunes try Cale's. His are only $25 each. Here's a link to a thread with his phone # and email address. Cales Tunes

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That's another thing I noticed on the package...It says 2003 Ford on it and my truck is an '07.
I specifically asked if it would work on my rig and he assured me it would.

What now?
whats the part number on the tuner? all you will need is some custom tunes for the tuner specific for your truck...
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whats the part number on the tuner? all you will need is some custom tunes for the tuner specific for your truck...
It says Part #3000

Sounds like I have to but more tunes to make this thing work on my truck?

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