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Old 05-31-2019, 06:28 PM   #172
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Originally Posted by Scooby921 View Post
No. Vehicle data communication is way too complicated for anyone to fully reverse engineer it. If they can't get all of the messages and signals exactly correct they are going to create other faults in the car.
We just upgraded the electrical system on our products at work, they're now equivalent to current consumer automotive offerings. If someone gets the secret handshake from the factory and knows what signals to send and when, it's not that bad. A bunch of work, to be sure, but nothing that the aftermarket can't already do.

But as someone mentioned earlier in the thread domestic OEMs seem pretty aftermarket friendly, Ford in particular, but I can see a work around for this "issue." OEMs and aftermarket have been leapfrogging one another for decades.
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