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    Angry Superchip says not original vehical????

    I tried plugging in my friends superchip programmer today to put a performance code into my 2000 Chevy Silverado. He has the exact truck and the chip works in his. Why is it saying not original vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw19 View Post
    I tried plugging in my friends superchip programmer today to put a performance code into my 2000 Chevy Silverado. He has the exact truck and the chip works in his. Why is it saying not original vehicle?
    That is because the programmer is locked to his vehicle. It has downloaded a copy of his stock program and stored it in the programmer along with his VIN. You can not use the programmer on another truck unless you return his to stock to "unlock" the programmer. This is done so you can not program a ton of trucks with the same programmer. Sometimes you can call the company and they will unlock the programmer for a certain price. Usually around $50 less than buying a new programmer. BUT, if you do this then your friend will loose his stock program. I know that most performance companies recommend returning the vehicle program to stock if you ever need any diagnosis work done. If you don't, some of the perimeters may not look correct to the mechanic on the scan tool, causing unnecessary parts to be replaced.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors, http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Perfect. Thanks for the information. I figured that the previous owner put performance codes in it already but that makes better sense.

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