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VIN Unlock / Tuner Reset Unlock Code - H&S Mini Maxx & XRT Pro

If your H&S XRT Pro, Mini Maxx, or Black Maxx tuner is locked to another truck and you can't remove it, then you need a VIN Lock Reset Code. This code allows you to reset the tuner back to factory defaults and tune a new truck.
Availability: In stock
SKU: TUNERUNLOCK
Manufacturer part number: VINUNLOCK
Manufacturer: H&S Performance

PRODUCT SELECTIONS:

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Is your root code numeric (ie: 1736 - no letters) or is it alphanumeric (ie: G131 - includes letters)? Select below.

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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. 

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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. 

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**** IMPORTANT ****

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.

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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:

  • Remove the power source from your tuner then plug it back in
  • Go back to the root code screen to see what the new code is. You may have to repeat this cycle several times before you get a code match - G131, 00Y5, or 130E. 
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VIN UNLOCK CODE OVERVIEW

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.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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.


IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE WE START (Please read!!):

  • Unlock codes are one-time use only. Do not power the unit down or exit out of the root code screen for any reason once you have submitted your order because the root code changes each time that menu is accessed, and your unlock code will be no good. 
  • VIN unlock codes are NCNR (Non-Cancellable/NON-REFUNDABLE) once orders have been submitted and payment has been processed.
  • THE VIN UNLOCK RESETS THE TUNER TO FACTORY DEFAULTS. IF YOU HAVE OTHER OPTIONS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY UNLOCKED (SUCH AS HIGH SULFUR/EMISSIONS DELETE PROGRAMMING ON STREET TUNERS, IN MOTION, ETC), THEN THESE FEATURES WILL BE SET BACK TO FACTORY STATUS AND THE ORIGINAL UNLOCK CODES WILL HAVE TO BE RE-ENTERED.
  • It is recommended to have your tuner plugged into a computer's USB interface during this process. In the unlikely case of a delay in providing an unlock code, it would be required to keep constant power to the tuner otherwise your root code will not be the same, and your unlock code will be no good.

HOW TO RETREIVE THE ROOT CODE

To begin the vin unlock code process, we’ll need the root (challenge) code, which is generated by your tuner.

  • Power up your device (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to power it via USB source (such as a laptop, or really anything that has a USB port on it) rather than directly to the truck via the OBD-II interface.
  • Press the TOP LEFT button to open the main menu.
  • Scroll down until you see the SHOW SETTINGS sub-menu, and then press the corresponding menu button to select it.
  • Hold down the BOTTOM LEFT BUTTON until the unit beeps - this may take up to 20 seconds. After it beeps, release the button and it will bring up a 4 digit code at the top of the screen. This is your Root Code. Note: Your root code is NOT 1111. It is the next set of four numbers displayed on the screen.
  • Enter this code into the order form on this page, as well as the type of vehicle that the tuner is CURRENTLY LOCKED TO (in other words, the type of vehicle that is listed in the Show Settings screen - see sample image). 
  • That's it for now - Further instructions to complete the process will be emailed with your unlock code.

*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).

Show Settings ScreenMini Maxx Root Code Screen