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Unlocked unit won't lock to my ECU. HELP!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:41 pm
by mautsukuda
Hi, I have a 2018 Civic Sport Hatch 6MT and I recently bought a used V1.2 unit from a friend who unlocked it before selling it to me. Everything seems to show that it's unlocked and ready for the next user, but for some reason I keep getting the message that the unit is still locked to another ECU. See attachments for reference. Also, Ktuner is blinking blue when attached to the car in accessory mode, which means "Unit Not Locked". Anybody have any idea what the problem is and how I can fix it?

Re: Unlocked unit won't lock to my ECU. HELP!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:21 pm
by KTuner
According to his account information the original owner actually re-locked it after unlocking it. Plug the unit in by itself to verify.

Re: Unlocked unit won't lock to my ECU. HELP!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:18 pm
by ethanbwhitehead
I have the exact same issue, litteraly the exact same. What is the solution?

Re: Unlocked unit won't lock to my ECU. HELP!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:43 pm
by ethanbwhitehead
mautsukuda wrote:Hi, I have a 2018 Civic Sport Hatch 6MT and I recently bought a used V1.2 unit from a friend who unlocked it before selling it to me. Everything seems to show that it's unlocked and ready for the next user, but for some reason I keep getting the message that the unit is still locked to another ECU. See attachments for reference. Also, Ktuner is blinking blue when attached to the car in accessory mode, which means "Unit Not Locked". Anybody have any idea what the problem is and how I can fix it?


Did you ever figure this out?

Re: Unlocked unit won't lock to my ECU. HELP!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:02 pm
by KTuner
If you plug a unit in by itself and it's actually unlocked you'll get a message that the unit has not yet been locked to an ECU. If it instead asks you to lock to a vehicle, it hasn't been unlocked.

Re: Unlocked unit won't lock to my ECU. HELP!

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:44 pm
by tpanda88
Im on the same boat. Picked it up second hand. Any way to resolve this?

Re: Unlocked unit won't lock to my ECU. HELP!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:01 am
by KTuner
tpanda88 wrote:Im on the same boat. Picked it up second hand. Any way to resolve this?


If you bought a unit second hand and it's locked there is nothing you can do other than work with the seller to get it unlocked.

Re: Unlocked unit won't lock to my ECU. HELP!

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:59 pm
by tpanda88
Ahh shit. That wont be able to happen bought it on kijiji. Have no way of contacting the old seller. Pictures show that its unlocked but as you say its locked.

Re: Unlocked unit won't lock to my ECU. HELP!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:15 pm
by KTuner
Unfortunately the first person who tried to have a stolen unit unlocked ruined this for everyone.