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I got an email back from them today. They want the "stratagy for my vehicle". Here comes the noobness, Is that the code that I originally sent them?
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Kinda need an answer soon so I can hurry up and get my tuner working.
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when you plug the x3 into your truck, it should display the strategy code.
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Will the x2 tell you the code?
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should be on your door tag i believe.

On the X2 you might need to use your laptop to pull the strategy code
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on my xcal2 all i did was plug it into the port under the steering wheel and it should read the strategy code. As long as the unit has been cleared of the previous code.
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on my xcal2 all i did was plug it into the port under the steering wheel and it should read the strategy code. As long as the unit has been cleared of the previous code.
Mine wont let me do that. I tried clearing the previous code and then get the strategy and it still wouldnt let me.
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Mine wont let me do that. I tried clearing the previous code and then get the strategy and it still wouldnt let me.
From Bamachips: Even if most of your vehicle is stock I will need to know these items due to differences in the base files for each computer. It's the four-digit code written on the top of the PCM under the hood in the rear of the engine bay. The axle code is written on the inside of the driver's door on the white label, it will be a two-digit code of two letters.

But the strategy code: The Strategy code is basically the same thing as the calibration code but it is a 7 digit code that is read from the PCM using a hand held device, wether it be a tuner, NGS scan tool or some other type of vehicle interface device. This is actually the best information you can provide because this is read directly from the PCM and gives me the exact level of your software.
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From Bamachips: Even if most of your vehicle is stock I will need to know these items due to differences in the base files for each computer. It's the four-digit code written on the top of the PCM under the hood in the rear of the engine bay. The axle code is written on the inside of the driver's door on the white label, it will be a two-digit code of two letters.

But the strategy code: The Strategy code is basically the same thing as the calibration code but it is a 7 digit code that is read from the PCM using a hand held device, wether it be a tuner, NGS scan tool or some other type of vehicle interface device. This is actually the best information you can provide because this is read directly from the PCM and gives me the exact level of your software.
I can't view the stratagy with my tuner. How should I go about finding it now?

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the code is under the hood, on the firewall, near the passenger side. the PCM hangs out of the firewall and a big plug plugs into it. there is a barcode there too. its a 4 digit code
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the code is under the hood, on the firewall, near the passenger side. the PCM hangs out of the firewall and a big plug plugs into it. there is a barcode there too. its a 4 digit code
The stratagy is the four digit code? Or is it the code above that that is below the bar code?

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oh sorry, all i have ever given doug is the 4 digit code.
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Did you get the tuner from Doug or just the tunes?
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Haha alright. Well thanks anyways Beard.
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Did you get the tuner from Doug or just the tunes?
Got the tuner from Goodysgotacuda and the tunes from Doug.
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Are you sure the tuner is unlocked? I thought they had to be programmed specially for your truck or something like that. I could be wrong idk lol
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Are you sure the tuner is unlocked? I thought they had to be programmed specially for your truck or something like that. I could be wrong idk lol
Well on the liveload program there was a button that said "unlock device" LOL Should I do that and see what happens?
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Well on the liveload program there was a button that said "unlock device" LOL Should I do that and see what happens?
Yep, you have to! lol it will use up one of the 5 resets that the device has. But that should do it.
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I have tunes! I unlocked it and it works now. So happy. Thanks to everyone that gave some input.
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I have tunes! I unlocked it and it works now. So happy. Thanks to everyone that gave some input.
Sweet! How does it feel? Glad you got it working
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How's the truck running now?
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Sweet! How does it feel? Glad you got it working
Feels good. I feel acclompished now.

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How's the truck running now?
The trucks runnin good. I like it Haha
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Good to hear you got it worked out.
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