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Old 01-04-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy Accessport Reset????? Help please!

Is it possible to reset a married Cobb Accessport? I bought an Accessport used and come to find out the item was never unmarried. The guy no longer has the car since he traded it in. Cobb wants about $400 to reset it. I would rather find a cheat to reset this item . Does anyone know a secret about unmarrieing a married accessport without the original car?????????


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Old 01-04-2006, 01:06 AM   #2
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You're F-ed.
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:30 AM   #3
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It could be possible if you have a buddy with the same year WRX and an accessport.
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:44 AM   #4
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It could be possible if you have a buddy with the same year WRX and an accessport.
Sure, he might - but I don't see how this will affect anything
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:46 AM   #5
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Im pretty sure you can, however, Cobb isnt going to tell you how. Obviously. So either keep it as a paper weight, or try opening it up carefully... or pay the 400. Send it to me, i 'll try it
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:58 AM   #6
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You could do it without ever opening the thing up. Just need some of the ecuExplorer/flashing software, a tactrix cable, and some creativity.
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Old 01-04-2006, 10:27 AM   #7
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You could do it without ever opening the thing up. Just need some of the ecuExplorer/flashing software, a tactrix cable, and some creativity.

Sounds like you know how to do this. Have you done this before??? If so i have an accessport in need of being reset. Ill even give you 100 bucks to reset it.
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:30 AM   #8
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I haven't tried this method, but I see no reason why it wouldn't work. I've got some background in firmware flashing, and I really think its possible. However, I don't think I want to get into the business of doing this for other people - a good way to get sued and piss off Cobb (whose products I like).

Like JRSCCivic98, I'm not sure if I want to speak openly about the method I'd use (which given his short description, is probably the same method he'd use) for fear of getting blamed if someone fried their ECU and AccessPort doing it.
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:34 PM   #9
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I would rather find a cheat to reset this item .
Statements like this usually bring out the flamers. Once one person knows how to 'cheat', everyone will. Before you know it, no more Cobb. Good luck with your venture, my friend.
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Old 01-04-2006, 03:20 PM   #10
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Politely tell the guy you want to return it.
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Old 01-04-2006, 03:21 PM   #11
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Is it possible to reset a married Cobb Accessport? I bought an Accessport used and come to find out the item was never unmarried. The guy no longer has the car since he traded it in. Cobb wants about $400 to reset it. I would rather find a cheat to reset this item . Does anyone know a secret about unmarrieing a married accessport without the original car?????????


You needs to get your money back from the guy who sold you an un-married AP. Then you can pay Cobb to re-set it, or give it back to him just as useless.
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:05 PM   #12
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You could always try to talk to the dealership where he traded it in. If they still have it, maybe you could talk them into letting you un-marry it?????
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:13 PM   #13
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Sorry, retract this comment to appologize for false accusation

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Old 01-04-2006, 04:27 PM   #14
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actually it still is on ebay if anyone would like to check it out. I bid on it then had to retract the bid due to the fact it would cost more then a new one. Go to ebay and type in accessport. It will bring up one for a $100 starting bid and a $450 buy it now bid. so owell. im not going to buy it.
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:47 PM   #15
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$100 isn't bad if it's married.
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:53 PM   #16
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how do you figure????? yes its married but you cant unmarry it! unless you have Cobb reset it. they will charge 395 for a reset!
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:07 PM   #17
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$495 ($100 married AP + $395 reset) < $595 (new AP)
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:19 PM   #18
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Married AP will not work with ANY other car other than the original.

how much did you pay for it? I hope you didn't pay full price, otherwise you're screwed. $395 is what it takes for Cobb to have it cleared.

If you pay a hundo, then you're fine...
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:42 PM   #19
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how do you figure????? yes its married but you cant unmarry it! unless you have Cobb reset it. they will charge 395 for a reset!
Simple mathematics, my friend.
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:41 PM   #20
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Married AP will not work with ANY other car other than the original.
That's just hype.
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Old 01-04-2006, 10:52 PM   #21
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That's just hype.


so i will work with another car???? jrs civic what do you mean by hype? IS that not true?

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Old 01-05-2006, 08:38 AM   #22
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(What knowledge you discover by yourself, for personal use on your property is not illegal. Giving that knowledge away freely or at a charge to the public is unfortunatly.)

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Old 01-05-2006, 10:41 AM   #23
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jrsc are you talking about reflashing the firm ware? this i do have the capability of doing since we have an electronics lab and engineer on location but what to reflash it with is completely unknown. I dont know how to determine that. We would have to write a series of sectors and eproms. Or it may just be a simple plug into the comp and delete a special file. Im not sure. But the way you make it sound is that you can plug it into a same year car and be good to go. But i do want to agree with you about not releasing the info to the public. Cobb is a good company and loyal to subi so i would also feel bad about reseting the unit. On the other hand for people in my situation i think it would be nice because im not trying to cheat cobb. Im not sitting at home flashing cars. I just want a product from cobb to use on my car and in this case the person selling it forgot to unmarry it before he sold his car to the dealer. Kinda sux for him and kinda sux for me. This is just one of those things.
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:43 AM   #24
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If you have access to an engineer who works with this stuff and a friend who has a married car + AP, tell your engineer you have:

1) Tools to read a stock ROM
2) Tools to read a married ROM
3) Access to a Stock ROM
4) Access to a married ROM
5) Tools to WRITE to a ECU whatever ROM you want.

He should be able to figure it out from there (as should you).
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Another pointless post.

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