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Old 03-16-2012, 04:54 PM
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Mini Maxx install Question

Hey guys, I'm new to the board and wanted to say I have found the info to be second to none. After lots of research, I decided to mod my new to me 08 F350. I bought a Mini Maxx tuner, S&B intake and a downpipe back MBRP exhaust. Intall is tomorrow. My Question is do i have to ground the 12v power source? In the instruction it say hook it up to the purple wire. Only problem is the plug has 2 wires. 1 red which should be hot and 1 black which should be a ground. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanx in advance.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:07 PM
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When I got mine it only had one wire, the red, exposed and I hooked it up to the purple under the dash and the unit turns on and off with the key.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:16 PM
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I can try powering up w/o the black wire. I f it doesn't power up i will ground it and go from there. Thanx
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I'm pretty sure the black wire is unnecessary. My cord has both black and red wires but the black is cut back...
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:26 PM
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Back to the garage I go. Thanx. will update soon.
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Not to hijack but I loaded mine today and just used the default tunes. I'll have the DPF on until Sunday but wanted to make sure the tune loaded.

Is it the easy tunes that I would be running as the basic tune or is it something different? There is a definte power addition that makes it scoot pretty good but after I get the DPF off I imagine it will be even better.
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The black wire is definitely not necessary.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:20 PM
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Black wire on mine was cut even with insulation so I ignored it. As mentioned, not needed.

The default tunes come with the unit. If easy or hot damn are wanted they will have to come from the h and s website. Same with any transmission tunes I believe. I am not sure if it comes with any transmission tunes loaded on it when new but there are 6 of them available there

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The power wire should only have the red wore exposed as that is the only one needed. If the black wire is also exposed, disregard it.
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Black wire on mine was cut even with insulation so I ignored it. As mentioned, not needed.

The default tunes come with the unit. If easy or hot damn are wanted they will have to come from the h and s website. Same with any transmission tunes I believe. I am not sure if it comes with any transmission tunes loaded on it when new but there are 6 of them available there

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Transmission tunes have to be downloaded and DPF removed.
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