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How to install trifecta tune

This is a discussion on How to install trifecta tune within the Tuning forums, part of the Engine Technical Discussion category; I bought the trifecta tuning cable dealer kit for my car and it came with no instructions on how to ...

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Old 09-20-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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How to install trifecta tune

I bought the trifecta tuning cable dealer kit for my car and it came with no instructions on how to install the tune onto my car can someone help me
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:03 PM   #2
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open ez flash click on program then program vehicle.. then select tune.. press open.. it'll pop up asking you to confirm if it's for the right car you press accept then it'll pop up a thing with a bunch of stages and a loading bar..
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:21 PM   #4
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When i go to program the car it doesnt show any TPC files to install how do i find them
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:37 PM   #5
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when i install the microsoft software it says something about using the control panel to turn frameworks 3.5 on what does this mean
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:41 PM   #6
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idk about turning framework on .. but for the tpc files.. have you downloaded any of them? if you did then they will probably be in your my documents downloads folder..

you can try typing *.tpc into the search function and that'll bring up any files with that extension
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were do i download the tpc files from?
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well i now feel like i just wasted a ton of money on this

I did like i was suppose to i installed the microsoft program then the drives and i dont plug the box or anything in i hit program and theres no tpc file
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You have to download ms framework (you probably already have it), drivers for the pmc to serial to usb box, and download EZflash.

Next
OPEN YOUR EMAIL, vince sends you the TPC file with your vin embedded
UNZIP (dont try to load the zip file), save to your tuning folder.
Open EZ flash program
Find the TPC file
Connect the OBD2 cable
Flash the ECU (make sure your laptop wont fall asleep, change power settings, or plug it in)
Microwave a burrito, drink a beer.
Wait for ECU to reset
Start the car up, let it warm up. Open the datalogging menu, name the file something easy to remember (stock/boltons/etc)
Go find a road, and datalog while doing some 2nd gear burnouts, or punish your clutch in 3rd gear at 3k....
Send it to vince, and let him tweak it
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I never received the TPC file thats my problem
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did you get a tune through vince lol? he sends you the tpc file
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yeah i ordered a custom tune and the dealer kit it cost me 490 and i never got a email with the tpc file
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well then shoot him an email asking where the tune is
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i emailed him and i called him they are still open since its 4 were they are and they close at 5 and no answer
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return the cable and pay me to drive down and tune you

problem solved
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youd probably get the file as quick as i would lol
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Depends, I sell a lot of tunes :P

but probably
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Well i talked to vince hes gonna email me the tune soon as he can
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all installed man this is insane lol
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Dealer charged you 490?? did it come with some gold covered crack? i just got mine 2 weeks ago and it cost 300.
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Dealer charged you 490?? did it come with some gold covered crack? i just got mine 2 weeks ago and it cost 300.
Gold covered crack ehh me want some
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Dealer charged you 490?? did it come with some gold covered crack? i just got mine 2 weeks ago and it cost 300.
When you buy a dealer kit you pay for the tune and the cable. When I bought my dealer kit, I paid $350 for the tune, $36 shipping, and $200 for the cable. $490 is a much better deal than the $586 I paid.
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oh, right. That makes sense.
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yeah there is no dealers around here so i got the kit
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