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hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Monday, January 07, 2008 9:37 PM
I dont know about you all but i am getting REALLY pissed at hptuners. First off me and wrenchmonkey had problems with 2002 cavy's in generaly, Took us awhile to get the new update. Then it didn't work for wrenchmonkeys car and he had to get a different version from a different guy.

Now about 2 months or so later after getting the update it doesn't work on my car. wrenchmonkeys older version doesn't even work on my car ... so idk... any on else having this much problem?




Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Monday, January 07, 2008 9:44 PM
me and freq-z had issues with hpt when doing his eco swap in his 02

first we learned that on 02 eco program won't work with the 03+ computers. then we got a 02 eco computer and it wouldn't work untill we downgraded the hpt version.

we ended up going back to 2.18 and that seamed to work fine for us



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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Monday, January 07, 2008 9:47 PM
i like your sig pic dude, u need to post more pix.



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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 12:18 AM
we also tried going to XP versus Vista. that seemed to help too.


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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 4:23 AM
FReQ Z (ikE-Zed) wrote:

we also tried going to XP versus Vista. that seemed to help too.


thats because im pretty sure HPTuners doesnt formally support Vista right now.



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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 5:39 AM
Have you contacted HPT tech support?

Are there any error codes, or a better description (aka, more than "it doesn't work")?

What DOES it do when it doesn't work?





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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 6:02 AM
mines been acting funny...only because i had it plugged into the wrong usb....duh
Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 8:21 AM
Shifted wrote:

Have you contacted HPT tech support?

Are there any error codes, or a better description (aka, more than "it doesn't work")?

What DOES it do when it doesn't work?


Basically it will not connect to the car through the editor... gives you the error like the car is not in the RUN position.



Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 8:29 AM
hey man... just go back a few revisions, make sure you're using XP, and you should be alright. that's what we had to do on my car.


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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 8:34 AM
Wrench Monkey wrote:

Shifted wrote:

Have you contacted HPT tech support?

Are there any error codes, or a better description (aka, more than "it doesn't work")?

What DOES it do when it doesn't work?


Basically it will not connect to the car through the editor... gives you the error like the car is not in the RUN position.


thats the exact issue we were getting...try 2.18...if you don't have it contact me and i'll send you a copy of it



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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 8:37 AM
AZSpitFire97+01 (Todd) wrote:

Wrench Monkey wrote:

Shifted wrote:

Have you contacted HPT tech support?

Are there any error codes, or a better description (aka, more than "it doesn't work")?

What DOES it do when it doesn't work?


Basically it will not connect to the car through the editor... gives you the error like the car is not in the RUN position.


thats the exact issue we were getting...try 2.18...if you don't have it contact me and i'll send you a copy of it


Thats the thing... im running 2.1.18 and it worked a couple weeks ago now its not working at all on the eco, but still works on my 2002 2.4 computer.




Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 9:10 AM
thats...odd

gonna have to see if it still works on freq's car today then if he is up for it



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-me

Versus Motorsports really @!#$ sucks
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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 9:19 AM
Tom u try what jeremy had yet?




Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 9:39 AM
yeah, I'll be down for the test. I wanna look at the DFCO stuff while we're doing it.


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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 9:52 AM
hpt is very twitchy tom.. i've had trouble with mine from time to time too


usually takes 5 attempts to get the editor to flash the ecu

my scanner is twitchy as well.. sometimes doesn't record certain variables, or has weird readings (-40 degrees intake temp for example on a 56degree day)

after stopping and restarting the scanner a few times and checking everything reads right its usually ok


but shoot hpt some emails they should be able to help you out.





Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 10:19 AM
you may want to check your fuses just incase. there is a fuse for the port the scanner uses. it wasn't an issue for us but its worth checking anyways


oh and make sure the .net stuff is up to date from microsoft


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If I'm weird and everyone else is weird, does that make me normal?
-me

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and so does DHL...but more
Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 11:42 AM
My copy of HPTuners stopped reading on my car all together, complaining it wasnt in the RUN position. Its happened several times... I find that if I disconnect my ecu and plug it back in it usually does the trick... but thats just me, not sure if you guys are having the same issue. It also takes me 8 minutes to flash my car, compared to most people's like 2mins? It's either a buggy program or I just have a bad computer on my car.



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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 12:41 PM
Only issue I have had is with a 97 ECU and it was one that had not been seen. Email HPT support the file and they got me a new version. I have Vista on my home PC and have the new version on it with no problems.



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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 3:06 PM
let's not all blame hpt now....

I currently have one pcm that just wouldn't respond at all swapped it out with one from an 04 malibu and flashed my settings, worked fine.

and before the one that doesnt respond started acting weird My original pcm got f'd up somehow and Needed to be reflashed with a tech 2 back to stock. (needs the crank relearn variant ran)

I am now on my 3rd pcm.




Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Wednesday, January 09, 2008 11:58 AM
Only time I have ran into a problem like this is with a bad ground or a short somewhere in the car.....



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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Wednesday, January 09, 2008 6:34 PM
I am going to have to figure out whats up, it might be my car it might not be idk. My cruise control doesn't work and the cig lighter on passanger side of center dash doesn't work eather. i piggy packed a set of LED's on the cig lighters power wire but idk wtf happened. It worked one time and the next it didn't.

I like the way the hole HPtuners is set up and all but Im getting kind of pissed ... I email tech support and it takes more then 3 days to get a responce back, sometimes longer.

I will check the fuses again and figure out what the problem is.




Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Thursday, January 10, 2008 12:33 AM
I also had some problems when i first got it took about 2 months to actually do anything. I had to download there new version that they decided to put out after all my b1tching


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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:32 AM
Did you guys try this? ------->


close both the editor and scanner and then go into my computer, then to your hard drive,open your program files and open up hptuners open your vcm suite 2 and look for the file marked vcm Suite.cfg
And this should take care of your problems i had the same issue on my buddies cavi and my ecotec swapped 2000 cavi it said it couldnt locate the vcm, and i read on the forum search on hp tuners that this was the quick way to fix it and that they were making an update. and his fixed it for me so good luck this is also with the newest version 2.2 on vista.

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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:56 AM
Jeremiah Reckner wrote:

Did you guys try this? ------->


close both the editor and scanner and then go into my computer, then to your hard drive,open your program files and open up hptuners open your vcm suite 2 and look for the file marked vcm Suite.cfg
And this should take care of your problems i had the same issue on my buddies cavi and my ecotec swapped 2000 cavi it said it couldnt locate the vcm, and i read on the forum search on hp tuners that this was the quick way to fix it and that they were making an update. and his fixed it for me so good luck this is also with the newest version 2.2 on vista.


After you find it... what are you supposed to do with it????





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Re: hptuners is makeing me very mad!!!
Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:15 PM
HAHA my bad sorry guys you are supposed to delete it.


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