ECU Unlocking, Programming and Security Linking

No More Myths!

We have collected tonnes of information over the years from our research and development which bust common myths and clearly explains common programming and security related questions.

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ECU Unlocking

What is a tunerlocked ECU? Why do people do it? How do I get into it?

These are just a few common questions that we cover in our documentation. There is alot of seriously wrong information floating out on the web about locked ECUs which will lead you to believe you can’t do anything, but you can!

To get up to speed with what a locked ECU is and what you can do about it, checkout our dedicated information page found here.

ECU Replacement and Security Linking

All ECUs are security linked to their car to prevent theft and unauthorized usage, so changing an ECU requires reprogramming and security linking (Theres a difference!).

This is a REALLY undocumented subject (until now), which leaves unsuspecting people left stranded with a useless ECU.

As no one can provide a straight answer for how this is done, we made a dedicated information page to explain everything you need to know.

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Bricked ECUs and Recovery

Not sure what a bricked ECU is? Well, our dedicated information page has all the details you need to know (Just click that read more details button!)

Somethings things can go wrong resulting in a dead ECU. This can include update failure, low power, scantool disconnect or even a complete power loss.

Once its a dead ECU its effectively as useful as a brick, but they can be recovered. Interested in hearing more? Click the read more button below.

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Security Removal and Tuning

All ECUs have a security system which prevents the car from starting in the event an invalid key or module is connected in the car.

This can sometimes be a problem for custom conversion vehicles which don’t have everything normally needed to keep the ECU happy with the security, which is why there are ways of disabling it via programming.

For more details, hit that read more button below.