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Old 06-13-2013, 03:44 PM
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No More H&S Mini Maxx Race Tuner?

I have a problem that I am hoping someone on here with their vast knowledge can help me solve. 8 months ago I bought I used H&S Mini Maxx from a member on this forum. I didnt know much about them and hooked it up and everything seemed to work fine. Now my warranty is up and I am ready to take me exhaust out so I updated my tuner and I realized it is still registers to the truck of the guy who sold it to me. I called H&S and they cant do anything for me. They cant even unlock it for me because they arent allowed to sell Race Tuners anymore. When did this happen, what is the point of having a tuner if you cant use it to delete your DPF and CAT. My only long shot hope they told me is to get in contact with the seller and send it back to him and he has to hook it back up to his truck (if he even owns it still) return it to stock then send it back to me. This is really upsetting for me because H&S doesnt even sell Race Tuners anymore and the few that are left seem to be selling for over $1300. So now what are my options if I dont hear from the seller, a Spartan (which I'm not a fan of the size of the unit) or the Edge Juice (which is just ugly). I never knew this was happening and why its happening. If I cant get my truck exhaust deleted I think its going for sale. Someone help me please, thanks.

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Old 06-13-2013, 04:31 PM
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The d@mn epa made them stop selling them

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Old 06-13-2013, 04:40 PM
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How come H&S was told to stop selling them but Spartan and Edge still sell theirs. They also said they were working on some sort of system where individuals can request an unlock code and send in some info and take responsibility for any illegal use bla bla bla but he didnt know when. I live in Canada in a place where your exhaust can be as black as night. Im torn between waiting for that option or forking out another $1400 for a new H&S race tuner before they are a thing of the past. They cant stop the production of Race Tuners....make them in Mexico then ship them, hahaha, theres always a way to get around it. If they banned all Race Tuners Diesel Trucks wouldnt sell.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:10 AM
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H&S tuners always show the last vehicle they were loaded to.

Are you sure it's actually still loaded to his truck?
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:10 AM
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H&S tuners always show the last vehicle they were loaded to.

Are you sure it's actually still loaded to his truck?

My thought too....Double check that.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:15 AM
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H&S tuners always show the last vehicle they were loaded to.

Are you sure it's actually still loaded to his truck?
From what I understand it is. When I go into "show settings" it shows a different VIN than my truck. Also when I update my tuner with the H&S updater I plug the sd card into my tuner and "update firmware" then "load tune". After it loads and calibrates and all those screen finish it says its successfully loaded really quick then it skips to a screen saying that my tuner is ready to return to stock. It then stays on this screen no matter what, even if I turn my truck on and off. I have ti unplug the tuner from my OBDII port and plug it back in then it "works fine". When I say it works fine it monitors my trucks temps and all that but I have no idea if I will be able to actually load a DFP delete tune and take my exhaust out. H&S is telling me that it was not returned to stock and I'm going to have to pay lots of money to correct this. Any ideas how to double check this. I fairly new to the tuner world but I am fairly mechanically inclined and very good with computers but this is eluding me. You'd think there would just be illegal files out there to upload onto the SD card and it unlocked everything with every tune. Everything else in this world is online but this stuff seems pretty hack proof. Thanks and sorry for the long winded response.
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Have you been able to get a hold of the person you bought it from?
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From what I understand it is. When I go into "show settings" it shows a different VIN than my truck. Also when I update my tuner with the H&S updater I plug the sd card into my tuner and "update firmware" then "load tune". After it loads and calibrates and all those screen finish it says its successfully loaded really quick then it skips to a screen saying that my tuner is ready to return to stock. It then stays on this screen no matter what, even if I turn my truck on and off. I have ti unplug the tuner from my OBDII port and plug it back in then it "works fine". When I say it works fine it monitors my trucks temps and all that but I have no idea if I will be able to actually load a DFP delete tune and take my exhaust out. H&S is telling me that it was not returned to stock and I'm going to have to pay lots of money to correct this. Any ideas how to double check this. I fairly new to the tuner world but I am fairly mechanically inclined and very good with computers but this is eluding me. You'd think there would just be illegal files out there to upload onto the SD card and it unlocked everything with every tune. Everything else in this world is online but this stuff seems pretty hack proof. Thanks and sorry for the long winded response.
Go in to your "Show Settings" screen. Look at download status. If it says installed, that means that the previous owner left the tuning installed on his truck. If it says not installed, all that you need to do is select Install Download and program your truck.

If you have any questions, shoot us an email or give us a call.

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Go in to your "Show Settings" screen. Look at download status. If it says installed, that means that the previous owner left the tuning installed on his truck. If it says not installed, all that you need to do is select Install Download and program your truck.

If you have any questions, shoot us an email or give us a call.

tech@hsperformance.com
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Now this is why I love H&S.
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Go in to your "Show Settings" screen. Look at download status. If it says installed, that means that the previous owner left the tuning installed on his truck. If it says not installed, all that you need to do is select Install Download and program your truck.

If you have any questions, shoot us an email or give us a call.

tech@hsperformance.com
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Now this is why I love H&S.
X2 great company always there to help!! Good luck man hope you can get it figured out
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