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OBD2 port lock?

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by dont slow down, November 29, 2017.

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      dont slow down Active Member

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      So for all you guys that have added tunes to your Explorer or modified modules via Forscan, do any of you have a OBD port lock installed? I've seen covers for them before but I would like another layer of protection. Basically I added remote start, navigation, and a few other changes to our Ex and if I ever take it in for any service I want to know they wont mess with the computer without consulting me first and erase all my changes for no reason. A google search came up with a few:

      Auto & Truck Accessories | Marysville | BEM Auto
      This one looks nice, compact, not over priced, however I don't see how it locks onto the port though and the key doesn't look unique.

      AutoCyb – AUTOCYB: Driving Freedom

      This one looks pretty nice too. A little bigger but the key looks more unique and its borderline expensive.

      I'm wondering if anyone has experience with either of these or any other OBD lock device out there?
       
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      Honestly, if I were you I'd forego that and just download flat files of the BCM, APIM, and any other modules you've modified. I keep backups for that reason. If I were a tech I'd be frustrated with that if my diagnostic track required me to pull some PIDs or perform a flash.

      Restoring them, at worst, is only a few clicks at that point.
       
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      I have downloaded backup copies of all my build data and yes it may be a bit petty of me to want to do this however I like the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing I'm in complete control of things that I own. I can't trust techs to look out for me and not screw something up that I have gotten just the way I want it. I especially want this protection in case somewhere in time they flash the car with a version that is no longer able to be changed (closing the loophole). Then poof there goes my navigation.
       

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