Join Date: Aug 2008
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More Hypertech HyperPAC displeasure
well i've owned the HyperPAC for quite sometime now and have loved using it on my '01 f250. ran into a problem recently that i has left me rather frustrated and annoyed. i can honestly say that after being a loyal customer of hypertech for several years i will probably move beyond them and never buy again.
a short while ago i wrecked and totalled my previous '01 f250. i did what i thought was the smart thing and salvaged all aftermarket parts i could to install on my next truck. one of the first things i made sure to get was my hyperpac. the problem being that this is not transferrable to my new '01 f250 without paying, in my opinion, an outrageous amount to have it 'unlocked.' in case anyone is wondering, as long as i can provide the original receipt (impossible after a few years and couple moves between 3 states) and a copy of the report from the insurance company stating that the truck was totalled than hypertech will unlock it for $100 plus shipping both ways. original price on this unit that i paid was $599. i completely understand why it becomes locked but i think marrying it to a vin is not a good idea. i think a much better and customer friendly concept would be to lock it to an original owner, not vehicle.
now i know this is beating a dead dog as i have spent the last couple hours reading complaint after complaint on this issue. i have seen where there are a couple people who can unlock the hypertechs for GM but nothing for ford. i also read a brief thread where someone mentioned being able to go into the partition on the hyperpac and being able to wipe clean the vin and then rebooting which actually sounds doable for the computer saavy. unfortunately it was a brief mention and nothing more was said about it.
does anyone know of anyone that can unlock these units? or of any website that explains in detail how to do it?
i've already decided that before i pay upwards of $100 to hypertech again i will pay a little more and go to something that is transferable in case of an 'accident' in the future.
thanks in advance on this issue.