Roland@pcmtec Posted August 6, 2020 Share Posted August 6, 2020 Tuner lock is a widely debated feature however for many tuners it is a must. Tuner lock is a soft lock that will prevent other PCMTEC users from editing/viewing/datalogging your tune. This includes other competitors products as well. Tuner lock will prevent everyone including yourself from datalogging the vehicle and it will also prevent you from using the custom OS wizard. Hence it is recommended to only turn this feature on before it leaves the workshop. There is no cost to use tuner lock. Tuner lock requires the workshop edition to enable and at least the professional edition to overwrite. Enabling Tuner Lock To enable tuner lock, press "Calibration Tools" -> "Binary Tuner Locked (OSID Scramble) Active". Press "Yes" to save the file and the file will now be tuner locked. You can confirm by checking the Binary "Tuner Locked (OSID Scramble) Active". You should see there is a "✓" on the left hand side. Or you can check in the old place, "Custom Operating System Build Options" -> "Tuner Lock Enable/Disable". Now if any other users read this file they will be greeted with the following popup. Overwriting Tuner Lock If a car has come into your workshop that is tuner locked and you wish to tune the car you can overwrite the tuner lock with a stock file. To do this first read and save the tuner locked file ignoring the tuner lock warning. Ensure you read both the PCM and TCM if the vehicle is a ZF automatic. Next open Calibration Tools -> Create Stock File/Calibration Merge Next press "Create Stock File From Strategy or Catchcode" Now enter either the strategy or the tear tag for the vehicle. This can be located on the sticker in the drivers door. Next press "Create and Merge" Next press "Load File" loading the tuner locked file that was saved previously. Press "Save/Open File" Save the resulting file, open and license it (3 credits). Once licensed you will see the resulting file is completely stock with the VIN/VID Block and Serial copied from the tuner locked file. Please note that if you do not license the resulting file the VID block will show default values. Happy tuning! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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