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 How do I load tunes received via email onto my X3/SF3, Livewire, TSX, GM SF3 3416 or X3 3400 Tuner?
Solution Here is a Step by Step Process for loading Custom Tunes onto your tuner.


PLEASE NOTE: For all USB devices, printers, scanners, SCT tuners, etc. You always want to install the software before plugging the device other wise you have to install drivers manually from the device manager. (THERE IS ANOTHER FAQ ENTRY FOR INSTALLING DRIVERS MANUALLY.)

FOR THE FORD X3/SF3, LIVEWIRE, TSX, GM SF3 3415 and X3 3400:

*Install the Updater Software, if already installed skip to the section titled “Loading the Custom Tunes…”, if not follow Step 1

STEP 1: INSTALL DEVICE UPDATE SOFTWARE

Go to www.sctflash.com/tsupdates.php located by clicking on the Tech Support link at the top of the page.

Scroll to find your SCT device and select it by clicking on the product image, you may use the scroll arrows to navigate through the options.

On some devices you may be required to enter the serial number that appears on the back of your SCT device to be able to continue



Locate the section labeled Device Update Software, should indicate being Version 2.6


Click on the image to download the software. You will have to install the software once downloaded

STEP 2: INSTALLING DEVICE DRIVERS

Plug in your SCT Device to your PC via USB, if you own a TSX you will connect the Monitor to the computer. A Found New Hardware Wizard will pop up.

IMPORTANT: If you did not receive a found new hardware wizard, see the How To Manually Install Drivers section or click here:HOW TO MANUALLY INSTALL DRIVERS

It may ask if you'd like for it to search the internet for the drivers, if it does: Click "NO, Not at this time" if it does not, proceed.

Leave the circle in"Install the software automatically (Recommended)" Click Next. Windows will now begin to search for the drivers automatically.

Note: You may receive a screen that says "The software you are installing for this hardware:"SCT USB Driver has not passed Windows......." Click on Continue Anyway.

You will then come to a "Completing the Hardware Update Wizard" screen, Click Finish.


**Loading the Custom tunes onto the X3/SF3, TSX, Livewire, GM SF3/X3**

• Go to your Email, and save the tune files that were sent to you. Save the files to your Desktop.

• Now that the drivers are installed, open the SCT Device Updater Software There will be a new Icon on your desktop. (Yellow, Orange and Black.)



• Once opened, click on the button labeled: "Load Custom Tune File", this will open the window for loading custom tunes onto your device. If you receive a "Failed to Write Bulk Data" message, you will need to manually install the drivers, click here for instructions:HOW TO MANUALLY INSTALL DRIVERS



• Click on the browse button, browse to the location that you saved the tune files to.



• Click on the custom tune you wish to load onto the device (must be a .ll3 or .cef) and press Open.

• This will bring you back to the tune loader window, select the file position, and type a name for the tune file.

• Once the file position is selected and the Tune Name is populated, press the Program button at the button, this will add the tune file to your tuner.

If you receive a message “Wrong Serial Number, aborting”, this means the serial number within the tune file does not match the serial number within the device. You will need to contact your SCT dealer that created the tune for you and have them correct the serial number within the custom tune.



• If you receive a message “Wrong Serial Number, aborting”, this means the serial number within the tune file does not match the serial number within the device. You will need to contact your SCT dealer that created the tune for you and have them correct the serial number within the custom tune.

• For more than one tune file, repeat this process



Article Details
Article ID: 25
Created On: 28 Apr 2008 08:41 AM

Posted By: fred abbott (fredabbott@lycos.com) On: 12 Feb 2009 01:45 PM
this has been very helpful, now I think I understand how to do it! my problem came when the warning about computer speed was checked, those instructions aren't correct, to check processor speed I had to go to all programs ,then accessories, then system info, because that processor speed wasn't on the My computer info.
Posted By: Curtis L. Wayland (clo51@charter.net) On: 16 Oct 2008 09:32 AM
i have part 9550. Where are the faq's for this one?
Posted By: Jerame Stoffer On: 07 Oct 2009 07:30 AM
thank you, this helped me get my sofware installed
Posted By: Gary Gaspar (gary.gaspar@i-o-p.com) On: 21 Mar 2010 01:07 PM
This helped me get the new tune loaded on my handheld. I had downloaded the X3/LW updater software to my new laptop but didn't realize I also needed to install the drivers for the flash tuner on the laptop.
Posted By: John Sims (jsims1967@hotmail.com) On: 28 Mar 2010 07:45 PM
This was very helpfull. Thnaks
Posted By: John Haselroth (johnsgtr@hotmail.com) On: 12 Sep 2010 08:50 PM
Do you guys have any instructions for Apple users?
Posted By: Wictdydricdow (ashleyminor378@gmail.com) On: 14 Dec 2010 06:37 AM
Awesome posts

Thank you for posting!
Posted By: Chad Boutchyard (snyper94z28@yahoo.com) On: 20 Apr 2011 04:27 PM
Installing the custom tune is real easy and straight forward. anyone should be able to do this no problem. now i gotta install to the car and ZOOM!
Posted By: tammy smith (hammerheadfence@yahoo.com) On: 12 Aug 2011 10:12 PM
Soooo helpful, would not have figured it out unless I had this article!!!
Posted By: KevBo On: 03 Aug 2011 12:19 PM
Very useful and step-by-step instructions alleviated fear of screwing up tuner or download process. Thanks!
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