Is your root code purely numeric (ie: 1736 - no letters) or is it alphanumeric (ie: G131 - includes letters)?
Select here with the drop down menu.
Select the type of truck that the tuner is CURRENTLY locked to - NOT the truck you are about to install it on.
If you’re unsure, the locked truck is listed in the “Show Settings” menu screen.
Once you have read ALL of the product info BELOW, and are ready to purchase, then please enter the Tuner's Root Code (NUMBERS ONLY - NO LETTERS! For root codes with letters, choose alphanumeric code above). What is a root code? Click here.
If your Mini Maxx displays an alphanumeric code and you have a MINI MAXX "RACE" tuner, then it is NOT RECOMMENDED TO PROCEED.
There has been a percentage of units that experience the "BRICKED BLACK SCREEN" shortly after unlocking and retuning. This disables your tuner and it will not power up again (even when plugged in by USB) and will have to be sent away to be reflashed at your own expense. The reason is unknown, but it is likely caused by a"Kill Code" that has embedded into newer firmware by someone with access to the still-active H&S update servers.
TO CHECK IF YOUR UNIT IS AFFECTED, GO TO THE MAIN MENU -> SHOW SETTINGS info screen. If your tuner displays "N/A" for a serial number, then you CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Note: This only affects MINI MAXX tuners with NO SERIAL NUMBER.
Presently, only three alphanumeric root codes are compatible: G131, 00Y5, and 130E. If your root code does not match one of those three codes, then please:
If you are in a situation where your truck was written off, or for whatever reason you don't have the ability to put your tuner back to stock and your tuner remains VIN locked, then it's essentially useless at this stage. Purchasing this unlock code will allow you to reset your unit back to a factory unlocked state and remove the VIN lock, which will allow you to install the tuner onto another vehicle without having to purchase a new device.
The way this works is via a challenge/response-type code system. Your tuner will display a root code (the challenge). This is the code that you enter into the order form. The tuner will then display a box for you to enter in the unlock code (the response). Once you complete the order and payment is processed, a code is generated and sent to you instantly via e-mail. This is the code that you will enter into the response box on the tuner. We'll get to this shortly.
To begin the vin unlock code process, we’ll need the root (challenge) code, which is generated by your tuner.
*TIP: There's also a video on Youtube explaining how to go through this process if you wanted additional information, or if you wanted to use it as a visual aid. CLICK HERE TO VIEW (opens in a new window).