Ford Accessport V3

Discussion in 'COBB Tuning' started by mcummings182, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. frismanis

    frismanis Member

    From page 21 of their manual...

    "
    Page | 21
    Uninstall
    Selecting this option will remove the Accessport programming from the vehicle on which it is installed and return the ECU back to a stock state. It is highly recommended to uninstall the Accessport prior to taking your car to the dealer for any type of service. It is also crucial that you uninstall your Accessport if you plan on selling your vehicle or Accessport separately. Otherwise the Accessport will still be attached to your vehicle and will not be able to be used on another car. "

    https://cobb.app.box.com/ap3-for-usermanual
     
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  3. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Manuals...whoever invented those things are a genius lol

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  4. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Now all they have to do is educate the rest of us to read them.


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    Dave
     
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  5. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Hopefully they can teach me reading comprehention lol

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  6. frismanis

    frismanis Member

    This thread appears to be doomed to stay off-topic.:rotfl:
     
  7. stuntdoogie

    stuntdoogie Active Member

    Rofl!

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  8. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    Yup.:wacky:
     
  9. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    And it always seems to be my fault!
     
  10. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with a lil off topic fun as long as we get back on topic which was what again ??
     
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  11. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    OK,
    let's see if we can get back on topic.

    For COBB,
    Is it possible maybe in a firmware update to have the ability to clear the "Black Box"?


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    Dave
     
  12. COBB

    COBB Active Member

    Dave,

    Can you rephrase that question , I'm not sure what you are asking?




    -Braden @ COBB
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  13. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    The very controversial flight data recorder.

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    Dave
     
  14. Papi4baby

    Papi4baby Member

    I think Dave is talking about Fords version of a flight data recorder. Ford recently said everything in our cars is recorded onboard.

    It is nothing new, I remember much older fords that mentioned it on the manual. Plus the information is somewhat limited. It most likely does 30 mins tops, and it might dump everything after the car is turned off. It might just be programmed to record and stored the information if it senses and accident happen.

    But it would be neat to be able to wipe or maybe even lock it down. But I have a feeling this is being stored in another module and most likely is more secure than the PCM.
     
  15. COBB

    COBB Active Member

    We can only clear the KAM (Keep Alive Memory) and reset the modules on the vehicle. If there is any specific information like this stored in a top secret location it is not cleared or accessible using basic service tools. This type of data would likely only be available to tools that are of manufacturer grade, which wouldn't be at your everyday Ford dealership. It has not been something we've heard to be a problem to date.

    -Braden @ COBB
     
  16. Papi4baby

    Papi4baby Member

    From what I have read is that it takes a court order for Ford allow the information to be downloaded. And also special tools that are not available to the dealerships.
     
  17. Papi4baby

    Papi4baby Member

    Hey guys, can i purchase the Focus APv3 and flash the fiesta map on it and flash my fiesta? It is the same part number!

    Thanks.
     
  18. TWDM

    TWDM Member

    Yes. It is just locked to one vehicle
     
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  19. smatty

    smatty Member

    I have a potentially dumb question. After using the AP to reflash to stage 1, does the AP always need to remain plugged in or can it be unplugged?
     
  20. Papi4baby

    Papi4baby Member

    If is anything like it used to be back in my evo days you could unplug it and put it away. No need to stay plugged in.
     
  21. golfhack

    golfhack Member

    I almost never have mine plugged in.

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