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Old 01-09-2005, 02:42 AM   #1
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Default How hard is it to work a AccessPORT

I want to get one but not sure how hard it is to use i mean what could i mess up by not knowin anything about it really?How hard is it really to use? am i gonna get a cel if i push the wrong buttons?
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Old 01-09-2005, 03:00 AM   #2
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Honestly it is really easy. I have found it to operate flawlessly despite my best efforts to the contrary, and still had no problems. Just remember that dang connector if you do a base map It is actually safer for your 2004 than your stock engine management. The directions are clear, and the support is good. When I first got it I played with it, but now it's set it and forget it.
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Old 01-09-2005, 03:07 AM   #3
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two words "plug and play."
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Old 01-09-2005, 03:10 AM   #4
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I have also had a great experience with the AccessPort. It is super easy to use and the increases in Hp are great. Acceleration is also much smoother. The extra features are also nice - Valet and economy modes. Go for it...
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Old 01-09-2005, 03:20 AM   #5
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Ditto.

Simple step by step instructions, easy to read prompts on the unit, it doesn't really leave much room for you to do the wrong thing (unless you disconnect the unit while a map is still downloading )

...go for it man!
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:16 AM   #6
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Same level of skill one needs to operate an iPod.

I had more difficulty w/ my new TV. Directions are very clear to install and get up and running. Take the time to read them through. They are on their website PDF'd if you want to read'm before you buy.
Have fun!

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Old 01-09-2005, 11:18 AM   #7
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As long as you follow the directoins and do everything in oder you'll have no trouble. The only thing you could do wrong is try and skip something...otherwise, it's soo easy.

I managed to load a base map (marry the AP to my car), download all the new maps I wanted to the AP (since I bought it used I wanted to make sure it contained the latest maps), then reflah the base map I really wanted (since it wasn't in the AP to start with), and load my realtime map in under an hour.
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Old 01-09-2005, 01:41 PM   #8
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Ok great sounds like a go now where is a good place online to get it from?
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Old 01-09-2005, 01:45 PM   #9
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also i was wondering if it changes ecu settings and stuff does that effect my Auto trans? it will work with a auto right? cause isnt the shift points computer controlled?
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Old 01-09-2005, 02:36 PM   #10
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Go to Cobb's web site and research it. And you can buy one direct from them.

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Old 01-09-2005, 04:17 PM   #11
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The instructions are in PDF format on cobb's website. Read them first and see if its something for you. I read them over before I ordered and it seemed pretty safe for me to do. The install went perfectly and stage 1 is great.
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Old 01-09-2005, 04:40 PM   #12
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I just got my AP a couple days ago. It's ridiculously easy to use. You should not have a problem.
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Old 01-09-2005, 08:27 PM   #13
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Cobb's site is www.cobbtuning.com in case you didn't know. The AP is real easy to use as everyone has already stated. Definately a good mod.
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:13 PM   #14
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Ok great sounds like a go now where is a good place online to get it from?
As mentioned, Cobb tuning. In fact, Cobb is the only place you can get one
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:31 PM   #15
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Quote:
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Ok great sounds like a go now where is a good place online to get it from?
I went to cobb's site and looked through the vendors. At the time there was a mad rush for them, and I emailed a couple and asked how long it would take. I picked selgp, and had great service. The situation may have changed on the lag time, I don't know.
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Old 01-10-2005, 03:28 PM   #17
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Ordered mine on hotsubaru on a Monday last week, had it and installed it that Thursday with standard shipping. It really is easy, the only problem I had was it was still in some sort of diag mode (0x004BCOBB 0x400A or something on the display) which was easily fixed by holding the 2 up/down buttons and pressing select.
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