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Old 09-05-2012, 07:59 PM
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AP not flashing...

So I just bought a V1 accessport for my 04 wrx today and plugged te test connector together and the "initialization" connector, plugged the AP in, it says choose a new map to flash to my car so I choose the stage 2 map and it says turn the car fully off then on. I do that and then hit select right away to start the process and it says initializing for 10-20 seconds and then says turn the car fully off and back on again...

Anybody know whats going on? My ecu has already been flashed with a stage 2 tune with ecuflash, is that my problem? Do I have to put the stock map back on with ecuflash to be able to use the accessport?

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I'm totally guessing but I think the othe stage 2 tune is conflicting with the accessport
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Blazingbuda40 View Post
I'm totally guessing but I think the othe stage 2 tune is conflicting with the accessport
Nope. The AP will flash over whatever is on the ECU.
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Nope. The AP will flash over whatever is on the ECU.
Whats a stock "SOA" map?

What if its a "locked" flash? I don't remember where I heard that there are tuners that lock their maps so another tuner cant retune their maps, not sure if that would be a problem. I did a little research after posting and found this

https://forums.cobbtuning.com/forums...2002-WRX/page3

Someone may have monkeyed with the ECU and that is why the AP is not recognizing the ECU. The AP is looking for a stock SOA map...I'm almost at a loss.

You've done everything right, the AP is trying to marry but then the error hits...makes me think the ecu has been flashed.

I've been looking at my AP manual and it says..."turn ign key to the ON position...Within 5 seconds of turning the ign on you need to press the SELECT button to begin the initialization process. If you wait too long, the procedure will time out and you will be forced to try again."
Ok that's about all I can do for you...I think your ECU has a flash on it...
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The AP is not looking for a "stock" SoA map. It will flash over whatever is there. I know this 1st hand.
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The AP is not looking for a "stock" SoA map. It will flash over whatever is there. I know this 1st hand.
Cool, thanks. What does SoA stand for? I halfa$$ searched and didn't find anything. Any idea what the issue could be? I was able to flash the car before with a tatrix and ECUflash, why won't it work with the AP?
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Subaru of America. They were saying it was looking for a factory Subaru map. I've had an OS tune flashed over with 2 different APs on 3 separate occasions. I would call Cobb and ask. It's a V1 though, so if something is wrong with it they've already technically dropped support for it.

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ahhhhhh okayyy. I will give them a call then, thanks!

Of course I'm still in for some input

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bump! I haven't called cobb yet
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Even my nissan micra has got similar problem...suggestion regarding this prob...

sorry to hear that...I'm totally guessing but I think the other stage 2 tune is conflicting with the access port.. its really irritating when we are facing such problem... Even i have nissan micra and have to face similar sort of situation.. I did a little research after reading your post.. for all my car related problems i visit this below link... i am sharing with you this link.. it might solve your problem...




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The problem was my current stage 2 map. I talked to cobb and they said either the unit is damaged or my current map is conflicting with the AP. I since resolved the issue by just selling the AP. The guy I sold it to said it worked find, he married it to his car and is now running stage 2. I just forgot to update the thread
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He's a spammer esousa.
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I figured, saw the one post and didnt click the link. Just updated the thread, thanks though fatal
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