Buying a Used Accessport

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Most of us would probably have a 10 second (or faster?) car if we could.  Most of us also have the same hurdle when it comes to reaching that or any other car goal that requires modifications.  It usually comes down to money.  In an effort to stretch the car budget a little further, it’s common to check out the used market.  With hard parts, it’s pretty straight forward.  However, with an Accessport, it’s not uncommon to see people that were trying to save a buck end up spending a lot more than they should have.  The following is a basic guide that includes the things to consider when buying a used Accessport.

Accessories

The Accessport should at least include the cable that connects to your OBD2 port.  If not, this would have to be purchased separately.  The cable that connects to your computer would also be a plus if included but it’s not a proprietary cable.  It can easily be replaced with any micro USB > USB cable.  Other accessories include the start guide, different faceplates, a protective case, and a dashmount and holster.  Although these aren’t necessary for the Accessport to operate,  definitely consider the purchase price If several of these accessories (especially the OBD2 cable) are missing.

Part Number

A more important thing to consider is the Accessport’s part number.  Each Accessport is only compatible with certain vehicles.  With many platforms, it can even be specific vehicles through specific model year ranges.  Luckily, it’s pretty easy to determine which Accessport part number you need.  Simply visit cobbtuning.com and configure your vehicle at the top of the page and click “view products.”  You will then see all compatible parts.  The Accessport will be on this main page and have its part number listed (it starts with “AP3”).

Once you know what part number you need, pry up on the faceplate of the Accessport you’re considering buying and make sure it corresponds to your part number.  The part number pictured below starts with SUB03 so we know this is an AP3-SUB-003 part number Accessport.

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You can also check the part number if you are able to power on the Accessport with a car’s OBD port or any computer.

Note Two Exceptions to the Accessport Part Number Shown Above: 

1 – Accessport Activates or “APA”s.  If the serial number shown above starts with APA, it means the Accessport was programmed as it was sold by a dealer.  You’ll have to use a below method to determine compatibility.

2 – Accessport V3s are able to be reprogrammed to a different part number.  This is far less common but is something to be conscious of.  We’d recommend going one of the below routes to make sure the Accessport is the same number is started life as.

Computer Only

First, download and install Accessport Manager.  Then, plug the Accessport into the computer via the micro USB > USB cable.  You can then open Accessport Manager and view the manage tab shown here (this also shows the installed state mentioned below):

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Car/Computer

If no computer is handy, and you’re not able to get the faceplate off, you can also check the part number (and installed state) by powering the Accessport on with any vehicle’s OBD2 port.  Then, scroll through the “Help” > “About Accessport” > this section will show the Installed State (a “?” will be shown if it is not installed to any vehicle) and the Serial Number.

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Installed State

The installed state is just as important as whether or not the Accessport is the correct part number.  If it is already installed (or “married”) to another vehicle, it will not work on your vehicle.  The installed state can be checked by plugging the Accessport into any car (any car with an OBD2 port, compatibility for this step is not required) or computer and completing the steps above or with a quick scroll through the main menu.  If “Install” is an option, this Accessport is ready to work on another compatible vehicle.  If “Uninstall” is an option, this Accessport will not work on your vehicle until it is uninstalled from the previous vehicle or sent to COBB to be re-licensed.

GOOD: Ready to be used on your car! BAD: Still installed to another car.
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There is no way to determine 100% the Installed State without being in person.  Sadly, we have seen situations where sellers take pictures of the “Install” option and then install the Accessport prior to selling it.  We recommend to protect yourself by confirming the installed state in person or, at the very least, feel the seller out.  Check for references or mentions of previous transactions to determine if you’re willing to trust this person to be honest about the Installed State of the Accessport.  This is typically readily available on forums or Ebay which may be a better alternative to craigslist.

The Potential Costs of Purchasing Used

COBB is able to change the part number of your Accessport.  This service is $150 plus any positive difference in the cost of the part number you’re changing to.  This isn’t the only cost to consider when buying used.

If an Accessport was never uninstalled from a previous vehicle, it can be re-licensed, or set to an uninstalled state. The Accessport is essentially 2 parts: the hardware to flash the vehicle and the tuning license that is installed on the car. Therefore, in cases like this when the tuning license is still being used on another vehicle, COBB can re-license the Accessport for 70% of the price of a brand new Accessport of that part number.

Let’s take a look at a couple of examples of purchasing used Accessports:

Situation 1 – John owns a 2015 Subaru WRX (needs Accessport part number AP3-SUB-004 $675) but buys an uninstalled Accessport (AP3-NIS-005) from a Nissan GT-R (total cost new is $950).  Since the cost for the GT-R Accessport is greater, the total cost in this situation is only $150.  Since it is uninstalled, no re-license is required.

Situation 2 – Mark owns a 2010 Mazdaspeed3 (needs Accessport part number AP3-MAZ-002 $650) but buys an installed Accessport from a Mitsubishi EvoX (AP3-MIT-002 $500).  Since the Accessport is still installed to the Evo, Mark would have the cost of the re-license (in this case $350) AND the cost of changing the part number ($150).  If he bought this used Accessport for anything over $150, he could have had a brand new one for cheaper.  He may be out even more if the required OBD2 cable is not included or faulty.

What the Accessport comes with, its part number, and whether or not it was uninstalled from the previous vehicle should all be considered when buying a used Accessport.  Not all is lost if you purchase a used Accessport that is installed to another vehicle or the wrong part number.  However, paying for these remedies can quickly outweigh the savings for buying used in the first place.  Hopefully this guide can save you making an overly costly purchase.

 

 


COMMENTS
Ernesto Lozares on June 18, 2017 says:

Kyle, I have purchased Accessport Stage 1 package for my 2015 Fiesta ST and haven’t installed the Accessport yet. I plan to trade-in my FiST for a 2016 Subaru WRX premium. Will i be able to use/convert my accessport to this WRX?
Thx, ernee

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    Marshall
    Marshall on June 20, 2017 says:

    Hey Ernesto,

    We do offer the ability to change part numbers on the V3 Accessport. There is a $150 fee plus the difference in Accessport cost. Reach out to our Customer Service team at 1-866-922-3059 or support@cobbtuning.com to get the process started!

    Marshall@COBB

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Dustin Aco on September 19, 2017 says:

I purchased a used accessport v3 from the previous owner of my 2006 mazdaspeed6. It was already setup for my car and had been used but then Uninstalled by the previous owner in case another person wanted it. I had purchased it shortly after the vehicle. It allowed me to install and tune the vehicle with OTS maps, but the option for Uninstall is available; does that mean it is not functioning properly? Will I be able to register the accessport?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on September 20, 2017 says:

    After you install the Accessport to your car, uninstall will be an option. It is functioning properly. You are able to register it.

    Kyle@COBB

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Dan Graves on September 20, 2017 says:

im looking at a v3 cobb accessport that is a sub 003 and i would want to switch it to a sub 001 how much would that cost?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on September 21, 2017 says:

    Hi Dan,

    Assuming it was uninstalled from the previous vehicle, the cost would be $150. If it wasn’t, the cost would be $450.

    Kyle@COBB

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Jiho Choi on September 22, 2017 says:

I bought AP3-SUB-003 but I just realized that I need to have AP-SUB-004 for my 2016 WRX. Is there any way to re-license it? or do I need to buy new one?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on September 25, 2017 says:

    Hi Jiho,

    As the article above mentions we are able to change a part number for $150. If your used SUB-003 is still installed to a vehicle it would be an additional $300 to relicense it.

    Kyle@COBB

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laurent bouclin on September 28, 2017 says:

I am looking at buying an ap2-sub-003 (unmarried) and would need to have it relicensed to sub-002. How much would that cost ? Thank you

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    Kyle
    Kyle on September 28, 2017 says:

    Hi Laurent,

    As the article mentions, the cost to change part numbers is $150 plus the difference in the price of the Accessport. Since those part numbers are the same cost, the cost to change the Accessport would be $150.

    Kyle@COBB

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Byron Aberle on November 1, 2017 says:

I am looking at a “married” AP3-MAZ-002 for my mazdaspeed 6. Would i still need to re-license it?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on November 2, 2017 says:

    Hi Byron,

    Yes. When it comes to Accessports, married and installed are synonyms.

    Kyle@COBB

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Jake Johnson on November 2, 2017 says:

Want to buy a married AP v3 to a Mazdaspeed 6 and use it on my Mazdaspeed 6. Cost $150?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on November 3, 2017 says:

    Hey Jake, if an Accessport is still married to another vehicle you would need to have it relicensed before it can be installed onto your car. The cost to relicense is 50% of the retail value of the Accessport, or in this case $325. Keep that in mind when considering the purchase of a used Accessport!

    Marshall@COBB

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Caleb Webb on November 16, 2017 says:

If I buy a 15 sti unmarried sub 004 accessport and use it on my 16 wrx do i have to pay anything? Cause the part number is the same

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    Marshall
    Marshall on November 17, 2017 says:

    You shouldn’t! As long as the Accessport was completely Uninstalled, or “Unmarried”, you will be able to install it onto your 2016 WRX without an issue.

    Marshall@COBB

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Alex Wang on November 27, 2017 says:

Got a accessport v3 for 991 carrera from my friend, mine is a 991 turbo, wonder how much would cost to fit my car with new PDK flashing.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on November 27, 2017 says:

    Hey Alex, you can indeed have that Accessport re-programmed to work on your 991 Turbo! We charge $150 + difference in cost of the two Accessports. Give our Customer Service team a call at 1-866-922-3059 so we can get that process started for you.

    Marshall@COBB

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brian young on November 29, 2017 says:

I bought my AP brand new and it’s having trouble communicating with my 2013 impreza

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    Kyle
    Kyle on November 30, 2017 says:

    Hi Brian,

    I’m sorry you’re having issues. Keep in mind only the Imprezza WRX and STI are supported. If that’s not the problem, give us a call at 866-922-3059 and we can help you troubleshoot.

    Kyle@COBB

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joe n on January 10, 2018 says:

I have a 2017 wrx and my wife just got a 17 Forester. Can we use the same access port?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on January 11, 2018 says:

    Hi Joe,

    If it’s a Forester XT, then yes. However, you’ll only be able to use it on one vehicle at a time.

    Kyle@COBB

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      joe n on January 11, 2018 says:

      so you’re telling me I have to buy 2 accessports? Is there a work around?

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        Kyle
        Kyle on January 11, 2018 says:

        Joe,

        You don’t HAVE to. But if you didn’t, you’d have to go through the hassle of uninstalling and reinstalling the Accessport to each vehicle every time you drive. There is no work around for having a limit of one vehicle per Accessport at a time.

        Kyle@COBB

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Raul Ortiz on January 17, 2018 says:

I have a married AP v3 to a Mazdaspeed3 for use it on my Mazdaspeed3. What is the total cost?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on January 17, 2018 says:

    Hi Raul,

    You would need to have it relicensed. The cost to relicense it would be $325.

    Kyle@COBB

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Jim Wong on January 17, 2018 says:

Are there any hardware revisions differences to be concerned with the older production units? What are the difference between the “Accessport” vs “Cobb” labelled units (on top front of unit)?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on January 17, 2018 says:

    Hi Jim,

    There are no major differences between the two. Very minor changes are present but nothing that affects overall functionality.

    Kyle@COBB

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prabh panesar on January 28, 2018 says:

i have a 08 wrx but the AP i have is installed to a 08 STI i wounder if i have to send it to cobb to reset???

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    Kyle
    Kyle on January 29, 2018 says:

    Hi Prabh,

    If you are able to uninstall it from the STI, it will then be able to be installed to the WRX with no issues. If not, we are able to relicense the Accessport for a cost of $325. To start this process, give us a call at 866-922-3059 or email support@cobbtuning.com. Kyle@COBB

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Afif Tabarah on January 29, 2018 says:

Hi Guys,

I’m about to buy a used COBB access port V3. Below are the detailes:

Specification of the COBB access i will be buying:
– v3
– Part#: AP3-POR-007, used origianlly on a Cayman Gt4. the device has a UNINSTALLED state.

I will be using the the COBB on my 2014 Porsche Carrera Turbo. Which uses another part number AP3-POR-006.

Is the switch doable ? and how much would it cost. Thanks !

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on January 29, 2018 says:

    Hello, thanks for contacting us.
    Make 100% sure it is properly Uninstalled. If it is, there will be no charge for a new license but it will need to be converted from an 007 to an 006. In order for that to happen, you will need to contact our support team and set up a service ticket. The Accessport will need to be mailed to our HQ for the conversion to take place. You will have to pay the difference in price between the 007 and 006 models. That price can vary somewhat depending on whether the unit has PDK flashing ability or not and if you want to have the PDK option on the 006. Please email support@cobbtuning.com with all the information regarding your Accessport and the vehicles. They will help set up a service ticket and quote your final price.

    Adam@COBB

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Anthony Chan on February 20, 2018 says:

if i buy a AP3-SUB-003 unmarried and i have a 2015-2017 wrx that uses AP3-SUB-004, how much would it cost to convert it over?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on February 20, 2018 says:

    Hi Anthony,

    The cost would be $150 plus return shipping. To start the process, give us a call at 866-922-3059 or email support@cobbtuning.com.

    Kyle@COBB

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Alex Martinez on March 22, 2018 says:

If i buy a used stage 1 cobb package with accessport and intake will it work for my car if the guy says he unmarried it from his car?I have 16 wrx

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 23, 2018 says:

    Yes, as long as the previous owner went through the complete Uninstall process you should be good to go. To verify, have him send you a screenshot of the Accessport’s “About” screen showing the Uninstalled status.

    Marshall@COBB

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Charlie Calise on April 4, 2018 says:

AP Ver2 is not working well enought for me to be comfortable with and have gotten an unmarried AP3-MAZ-002. When putting my map over to it, it said this:
“The map is locked to a V2 Accessport serial number. To use V2 locked maps, you must contact Tech Support to upgrade your v3 accessport” Is there a cost for this upgrade?

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on April 5, 2018 says:

    Hi Charlie,

    Send an email over to support@cobbtuning.com and let them know the serial number from your V2 and the V3. They can send you an update to allow the V3 to recognize your V2 serial number so it can use those maps.

    Adam@COBB

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Justin Scrivener on July 14, 2018 says:

I will be trading in a 2017 WRX for a 2018 Forester XT in the next week or two. I’ve been using an AP3-SUB-004, and today I restored the factory settings on the WRX via the AP so it just displays “Install” when connected to the car. If I’m reading this post correctly, the Accessport is now “unmarried” from the WRX and could be installed in the Forester with no need to convert or re-license? Is there anything else that would need to be done to switch from “WRX mode” to “Forester mode” or would the AP automatically recognize the new vehicle and display the appropriate OTS maps? Thanks.

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    Kyle
    Kyle on July 16, 2018 says:

    Hi Justin,

    That’s right. The Accessport is uninstalled from your WRX. All you’ll have to do is plug it in and select install on your FXT. It will recognize the vehicle and give you the appropriate OTS map selection (this is all assuming it is on the current firmware. If not, visit this page for direction son how to update: https://www.cobbtuning.com/support/step-by-step-firmware-update-instructions/).

    Kyle@COBB

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Carlos Maldonado on August 11, 2018 says:

I have a 2004 WRX. I found an access port with SUB-001. says it needs to be relicensed bc he sold his last wrx, so is that the $150?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on August 12, 2018 says:

    Hi Carlos,

    The cost to relicense the Accessport would be $325.

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Daniel Nikolic on August 22, 2018 says:

Hi i got one Accesport from my first GTR.. i havent unmarried it… can i still unmarry it? how much does this cost?!
TY

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    Kyle
    Kyle on August 22, 2018 says:

    Hi Daniel,

    It can only be unmarried with the car it is installed on. If that’s not an option, it can be re-licensed. That cost will vary depending on which Accessport part number you have. Check out the article above for details on how to determine which part number Accessport you have. You can then search that part number to find the price. The cost to re-license the AP will be half of that cost.

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Keagun Michael on September 8, 2018 says:

I have just purchased a SUB004 that is married, what is the cost to have it relicensed? And how do I have it relicensed?

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on September 10, 2018 says:

    Hello,

    Please email support@cobbtuning.com or call 866-922-3059 for help with specific pricing and service options in order to relicense a used Accessport.

    Adam@COBB

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Jeremy Colvin on November 8, 2018 says:

If I buy an Accessport married to a 2004 wrx, can I put it on a 2004 wrx? Also, does it matter if it goes from a sedan to a wagon?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on November 8, 2018 says:

    Hi Jeremy,

    You’ll have to get it relicensed even if it is going to be installed on the same model year car. The body style will not make a difference.

    Kyle@COBB

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James Huffman on December 3, 2018 says:

Hello,
I’m looking at getting a used AP3-FOR-001, it is still married. What would I be looking at on price to use it for my 2013 Focus ST?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on December 3, 2018 says:

    Hi James,

    It would be $250.

    Kyle@COBB

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Victor Lee on December 7, 2018 says:

Hi, I’ve bought an accessport, for my MY16 STI ADM and the part number is AP3-AU-SUB-004, however the serial number is SUB1400397. Is this correct? From the above post, it says that it should be starting with SUB004?

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on December 7, 2018 says:

    Hi Victor,

    Looks like everything is normal. The SUB04***** serial numbers are for USDM 2015+ Subarus. ADM models have different firmware.
    Adam@COBB

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Carl Maratta on January 4, 2019 says:

When I installed the accessport it downloaded my factory map. When I go to un-marry my accessport and I go to un install does it automatically download the factory map back onto the car or do I have to do the factory map download first then go to un-install so I can have a friend use it on his fiesta?

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on January 4, 2019 says:

    Hi Carl,

    When you select the Uninstall option, it will automatically use the factory map as the uninstall file, you are not even given the option to choose a map. So it should be nice and easy, but let us know if you have any other questions.

    Adam@COBB

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      Carl Maratta on January 7, 2019 says:

      awesome thank you for the speedy response!

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Kevin Fisher on January 10, 2019 says:

I recently sold my 2007 Legacy GT and didn’t have a chance to uninstall AP (AP3-SUB-003) because it was a last minute trade (I basically moved my stuff to a new car and went on my way) If I wanted to sell it to someone else with the same year LGT what would be the cost for them to unmarry?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on January 11, 2019 says:

    Hey Kevin, the current cost to relicense is 50% of the retail value of the Accessport. In this case, it would be $337.50 to “unmarry” that Subaru Accessport.

    Marshall@COBB

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jeremy luckey on January 10, 2019 says:

i have V3 for my 2011 evo x gsr can i unmarried it and use it on my 2015 Evo x gsr?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on January 11, 2019 says:

    You can! Luckily, all supported Evo Xs use the same Accessport part number. Just make sure to update the firmware using Accessport Manager to make sure you’re all up to date.

    Marshall@COBB

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Bill Abrams on January 13, 2019 says:

I have an unmarried Cobb AccessPORT V3 AP3-POR-010. What would it cost to have it work on a 2007 997.1 911 turbo?

Thank you

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    Marshall
    Marshall on January 14, 2019 says:

    Hi Bill! We typically charge a service fee of $150 in addition to the difference in cost of the Accessports. In this case, you would be looking at $505 to make that change. Give our Customer Service team a shout at 1-866-922-3059 or support@cobbtuning.com if you’d like to get that process started.

    Marshall@COBB

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Jim SUNDIN on January 20, 2019 says:

Will the Accessport V3 from a 2011 WRX/STI work on a 2015 thru 2018 WRX/STI?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on January 21, 2019 says:

    Hi Jim,

    It will not. Sorry for the bad news. We are able to reprogram it to the part number compatible with the later cars. If the Accessport is uninstalled the total cost would be $150. To start the procss give us a call at 866-922-3059 and we can help!

    Kyle@COBB

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Arun Sivanand on March 4, 2019 says:

Hey Kyle,
I bought a used unmarried AP3-SUB-004 accessport which was used on 2018 WRX. I own a 2019 STI. When i uploaded a 2019 map into the accessport using the accessport manager it showed me a warning that the car model in which on which the accessport was installed doesnt match even though the website says AP3-SUB-004 is compatible with all subaru models from 2015-2019. Should I be concerned?

Thanks
Arun

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    Kyle
    Kyle on March 4, 2019 says:

    Hi Arun,

    It sounds like the Accessport may still be installed to the previous vehicle. There is no need to download anything. Just plug it in and select install. As long as the firmware is up to date it will offer you the 2019 model year maps. The Accessport will only allow you to install the correct map specific to your ECU. If this doesn’t work or you need any help, give us a call at 866-922-3059. Here is a link to a firmware update: https://www.cobbtuning.com/support/step-by-step-firmware-update-instructions/

    Kyle@COBB

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Nicholas Arellano on March 10, 2019 says:

I have an accessport I am getting rid of and need to unmarry it from the car. I currently have an APR stage 2 tune on it with out unmarring the accessport on the car. Can I unmarry the accessport from the car with out removing the APR tune?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on March 11, 2019 says:

    Hi Nicholas,

    Unfortunately, if you have a tune that has overwritten the Accessport install (which is what it sounds like) you will not be able to uninstall the Accessport.

    Kyle@COBB

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joei DJ on March 10, 2019 says:

i have a question i am a little Confuse lets say if i have an married ap_sub_003 and i wanted to get them unmarried so i can use on my 09 forester this would cost me 150$ or $300 something?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on March 11, 2019 says:

    Hi Joei,

    The cost to relicense an Accessport is 70% of what it costs new. That is $472.50 in this case.

    Kyle@COBB

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Benjamin Peacock on March 12, 2019 says:

I bought an AP for my WRX two weeks ago and a week later I had a wreck and totaled my car. It was unable to turn on so I could not unmarry my brand new AP. What are my options. Please tell me I’m not going to have to pay another $350 to get it re-licensed.

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    Marshall
    Marshall on March 13, 2019 says:

    Hey Benjamin, sorry to hear about the wreck! As long as you have documentation of the total loss we are able to give you a break on the relicensing fee. Shoot our Customer Service Team an email (support@cobbtuning.com) or phone call (866-922-3059) and we’ll get you taken care of.

    Marshall@COBB

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Shawn Andersen on March 26, 2019 says:

I have AP for my 02 wrx (AP3-SUB-001) and the ej205 motor is on its last days, Im thinking of upgrading to the ej257, ECU, and harness for the full USDM STI swap. How much would it be to convert my AP3-SUB-001 to AP3-SUB-002?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on March 26, 2019 says:

    Hi Shawn,

    The cost would be $150 plus shipping.

    Kyle@COBB

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Umar Moolla on April 26, 2019 says:

Good Day Kyle,

I have got a V3 accessport that came from a BMW 13i N55
It has been ininstalled correctly. To my understanding i just need to get the part number changed to work on my 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI ADM spec.

What would be the process for this, is it a physical change that Cobb need to make, or is it something that is done remotely. I am based in South Africa.

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    Kyle
    Kyle on April 26, 2019 says:

    Hi Umar,

    It is a physical change that would require sending in the ECU. For more details or to start the process, give us a call at 866-922-3059 or email support@cobbtuning.com.

    Kyle@COBB

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Andrew Hammond on May 6, 2019 says:

My ’06 STi was totaled. I’d like to sell my v3 AP. I have a potential buyer lined up with a ’16 STi. What are the costs to make it work?

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on May 7, 2019 says:

    Hi Andrew,

    Sorry to hear about the accident. It looks like one of our support team replied to your email today with the information needed to get started on taking care of that. Let us know if you have other questions later.
    Adam@COBB

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Kevin VerSluis on July 1, 2019 says:

Hey, so I got a married V3 AP from a 2013 Speed3. Guy sold the gay before I got the AP. I have a 2011 Speed3. What do I need to do to make it work?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on July 2, 2019 says:

    Hi Kevin,

    As mentioned above, the cost to relicense an Accessport is 70% of the cost of the unit. The Mazdaspeed Accessport is $650. 70% of that amount is $455. You’d have to send it in to get relicensed for that amount in order for it to be installed on another compatible car.

    Kyle@COBB

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Brandon Burton on July 18, 2019 says:

If I bought a used AP v.3 and it has a professional tune on it but doesn’t work to pass emissions could I go to a Stage 2 tune for emissions then switch back to the pro tune?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on July 18, 2019 says:

    Hi Brandon,

    Whether or not you can use the Stage 2 tune safely will depend on what modifications are on the car. Whether or not it will pass will also be dependent on the modifications done to the car and what issues are causing it to fail.

    Kyle@COBB

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Stephen Hales on July 19, 2019 says:

Hey Kyle, I am selling my COBB APv3 for my 2014 Evo X MR. Does just uninstalling it allow the potential buyer to install it and use it or do they have to contact COBB for the $150 USD part number fix?

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on July 24, 2019 says:

    Stephen,

    Uninstalling will allow the Accessport to instantly apply to any other Evo X. If the buyer has a different car, then they will need to contact support to have it converted and there will be a fee for that. The price for the conversion varies depending on what car it is for.

    Adam@COBB

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Rob Bohinc on August 28, 2019 says:

We have a member in our car club (Ford ST/RS) that has a Fiesta that appears to have been modded by a prior owner. He’s the 3rd owner in the list and what we can tell it may have been tuned but it came with no AP. Any telltale signs of what is on the car? Looks to have mostly stage 1 Cobb parts.

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on August 29, 2019 says:

    Hi Rob,

    Good question. Unfortunately, a lot of people will be selfish and sell the car without the AP but leave parts on the car that need tuning. The easiest way to find out if it still has a flash on the ECU is to have another Accessport. If someone in the club has an AP3-FOR-001, they can uninstall from their car, then attempt to install to the Fiesta. It will give a warning if it detects a previous tune and usually give the option to overwrite. You don’t actually have to complete the install if you don’t want. If you don’t get that message, then it’s probably on an OEM flash. Either way the Accessport can overwrite it if desired. So if the person wants to get an Accessport anyway, they might as well go ahead. There isn’t much reason not to in that case.

    Adam@COBB

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Troy Patton on October 3, 2019 says:

I didn’t do the uninstall procedure correctly when trying to uninstall my AP from my car. The car was totaled and I no longer have access to it. If I am reading correctly, I only need to pay $150 to get it uninstalled so I can sell it?

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on October 3, 2019 says:

    Hi Troy,

    Sorry to hear the car was totaled. Please email support@cobbtuning.com and include documentation from your insurance report regarding the total loss of the vehicle and they will quote you on the exact price and service process to relicense the Accessport.

    Adam@COBB

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POCHIN LIN on October 20, 2019 says:

I used AP3-004 for my 2018 WRX CVT, I sold this car last week and I bought the manul tyoe. I didn’t do the uninstall procedure from my old car. What do I need to do to make it work? Thank you.

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    Kyle
    Kyle on October 22, 2019 says:

    Hello,

    If you contact us at support@cobbtuning.com we can start the process to relicense the Accessport. The total cost would be $472.50.

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Seve Cantini on October 21, 2019 says:

I bought a used access port and the owner did not uninstall. How much would I have to pay for it to get uninstall and installed to my 2018 wrx. It is currently installed to a 2015 STI

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    Kyle
    Kyle on October 22, 2019 says:

    Hi Steve,

    According to the article above it is 70% of the cost of the price of a new Accessport. The SUB-004 Accessport is $675. 70% of that is $472.50 which would be the cost to relicense that part number Accessport. To start the process, give us a call at 866-922-3059 or email support@cobbtuning.com.

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Antonio Lopes on October 22, 2019 says:

I bought a married focus st accessport. How much will it cost to unmarry it and be able to work on my fiesta st?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on October 22, 2019 says:

    Hi Antonio,

    According to the article above it is 70% of the cost of the price of a new Accessport. The FOR-001 Accessport is $550. 70% of that is $385 which would be the cost to relicense that part number Accessport. To start the process, give us a call at 866-922-3059 or email support@cobbtuning.com.

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Ricardo Aceves on November 4, 2019 says:

When shipping my access port to get it relicensed do I just send the access port or do I need to send the cable and case as well?

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    Kyle
    Kyle on November 5, 2019 says:

    Hi Ricardo,

    You only have to send in the AP.

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Dan Kielur on November 10, 2019 says:

Hey, I bought a used unmarried accessport that came out of a 2013 wrx. I own a 2017 wrx. Can I still install it on my car or do I need the accessport reset?

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    Marshall
    Marshall on November 11, 2019 says:

    Hey Dan, unfortunately the Accessport you purchased for a 2013 WRX (SUB-003) is not the same part number that you’ll need for your 2017 WRX (SUB-004). We can reprogram that unit for you, but there will be fees involved and, depending on what you paid for that Accessport, it may be more cost effective to sell and purchase the correct part number. Give our Customer Service team a shout at 1-866-922-3059 or support@cobbtuning.com and we’ll help you figure out the most effective way to get your WRX tuned!

    Marshall@COBB

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Juan Querubin on November 20, 2019 says:

Hi I had my AP uninstalled from my previous WRX, SUB0311905. Am I able to use it without relicensing on my 2019 Ascent?

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    Adam Hill
    Adam Hill on November 20, 2019 says:

    Hello,

    Since it is a different ECU and engine it will not work in its current form. Please contact support@cobbtuning.com to request to have the Accessport converted to the appropriate part number. There is a fee associated with that but it’s much cheaper than buying a new Accessport.

    Adam@COBB

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