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    Purchased 11' WRX with Accessport married.....

    I recently purchased a 2011 WRX Hatchback. It had a Cobb intake installed and factory exhaust. I purchased a new exhaust and took the car to have the exhaust installed and ecu done. The shop (DPS, who have many good reviews) told me there was an accessport installed in the car and never unmarried. I don't have the accessport and the shop says they can't do anything without it. Anyone else had this problem or know what my options are?

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    Did you purchase the car from a dealer or private party?

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    From a dealership in MD

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    Contact Cobb. They could probably unmarry the ECU for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Contact Cobb. They could probably unmarry the ECU for you.
    This or take a chance on finding the previous owner and seeing if they might still have the ap.

    If they don't cooperate in giving you the previous owners info, then tell them they will be paying for getting the ecu flashed.

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    Can't the dealer flash over it? Or will it just fail? Especially since it probably hasn't received the update that come out a couple months back with the emmisions or whatever changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rquinn19 View Post
    Can't the dealer flash over it? Or will it just fail? Especially since it probably hasn't received the update that come out a couple months back with the emmisions or whatever changes.
    That's what I was just thinking.

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    I called COBB and the support guy said I could send them my ECU (no thanks) or buy a new AP which would have the stock map on it. This sounded fishy to me. I did some searching and COBB's own instructions as well as install video say that the AP downloads the stock map from the car when you plug it in. I don't mind buying the AP which I would do anyway but I want to know it will work first.

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    Buy a used AP that's unmarried. You can plug it in and flash stage 1 on your car. It'll tell you your car is already married to another AP and ask if you want to flash over it and go ahead. Then when it's done unmarry/uninstall it and sell it to get your money back. Unless like you said you want to have an AP then I don't see what the problem is.

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    Yep. That's the plan now. The used ones are few and far between but l am looking. COBB has 10% off everything for the rest of this month so one way or the other I will have one soon. Thanks for all the assistance.

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    I'm surprised they charged you full price. When my AP was stolen, which is a different but no less ****ty situation; they let me buy one for 300 dollars.
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    They didn't offer a discount but I also didn't ask. Maybe I will give it a shot. Didn't order yet.

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    No dice on the discount. I can get it with free overnight shipping from other places online for the same price they offered. Thought they would be a little more helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRowe
    I'm surprised they charged you full price. When my AP was stolen, which is a different but no less ****ty situation; they let me buy one for 300 dollars.
    And you had to prove you bought one. Otherwise, everyone would have theirs "stolen".

    It's a tough situation, but Cobb owes nothing to the OP other than remedying what the previous owner neglected to do. They offered to unmarry the ECU, which is fair.

    The problem with sitting on the ECU in the state it's currently in is that you're unsure what map is installed, and it could be unhealthy. My advice is to take Cobb up on their offer and send the ECU to them. Rent a car for the few days you're without a car. It'll be cheaper than if you're running an improper map and the motor lets go...
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