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Old 01-31-2019, 11:47 PM
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odd cobb/ecu question

ill try to make this quick. years ago my 8 was totaled and my cobb was married to it but at the time my cobb wasnt working because some of the connector pins were jacked up. got the cobb fixed (thanks archwisp) but its still married. i gave swoope my ecu a while ago and just spoke to him. my question is if he plugged my computer into his car would it power on and would he be able to unmarry my accessport from it if i sent it to him? we are not sure if the ecu would work enough to do it if he connected it to his 8? would it mess anything up? my only other option is to send it to cobb for a reflash which is expensive

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Originally Posted by 200.mph View Post
ill try to make this quick. years ago my 8 was totaled and my cobb was married to it but at the time my cobb wasnt working because some of the connector pins were jacked up. got the cobb fixed (thanks archwisp) but its still married. i gave swoope my ecu a while ago and just spoke to him. my question is if he plugged my computer into his car would it power on and would he be able to unmarry my accessport from it if i sent it to him? we are not sure if the ecu would work enough to do it if he connected it to his 8? would it mess anything up? my only other option is to send it to cobb for a reflash which is expensive

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It might work. It depends on what the Cobb needs to do to authenticate the flash. If it is just checking the ID data it might work. The ECU won't work properly... but it should power on perfectly fine

whether or not it confuses the other CAN modules permanently is the question... I would guess no... but it would be a guess
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It might work. It depends on what the Cobb needs to do to authenticate the flash. If it is just checking the ID data it might work. The ECU won't work properly... but it should power on perfectly fine

whether or not it confuses the other CAN modules permanently is the question... I would guess no... but it would be a guess
dan thanks for the help with the chat the other night.

as to the topic, could anything be damaged on my car if i swap the ecu's?

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Not sure on this one. Dannobre is one I would have asked. What year is your car?

If it were me, I would look for a wrecked 8, the right year. Then publish the findings.

Option 2 is look for a more modern tuner. People are starting to get back in the game.

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thanks for the help guys, last thing i want to do is mess someones car up to save me a few hundred. i figured since cobbs arent made anymore i would try to get it unlocked
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I don't think you'll mess up anything... stuff just won't work with the new ECU until it gets an AS BUILT flash. You may not even be able to get on the CAN bus because of the immobilizer freaking out.
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