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Old 05-10-2011, 04:03 PM
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Default Starscan for your use? Any interest?

OK, heres the deal. I have a real need for a starscan, for multiple reasons. I know that many of you would also have a few reasons to have access to a starscan.

I can get a hold of a starscan without dealer updates and I can get a hold of one with updates thats obviously more expensive.

The one without dealer updates can do basic things on any CAN-bus vehicle like install fog lights, add CAN bus modules, do troubleshooting etc. Basically all it could NOT do is flash your PCM with any updates, it would only be accessory based things.


If i purchased one, what would be your interest level if I rented this out to forum members to help me recoup the cost and to help you out cheap? If you felt technically confident, I would mail it to you for a short time. If you did not, you would come visit me near Cincinnati.

Any interest on this at all? Before I go in on one and start researching how it works (im an electrical engineer by trade) I want to make sure there are people that I could help besides me by doing this.

My personal philosophy is that "if I buy it, I can break it any way I want to" so long as I don't hold anyone else responsible. Anyone else with that credo should jump on board with me!
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Depending on how much to "Borrow" it, I may jump on it.. I would like to turn on the DRL and enable the fog lights to stay on with High Beams.. I read somewhere that Starscan can do both of those for me. Not sure what else it can do though..
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I know starscan without updates can do:
  • DRL
  • Fogs on with high beams
  • radio upgrades
  • uconnect installs
  • remote start installs
  • mygig stuff

I feel like it can do much more, but until i have one in my hands I have no idea. I'm pretty sure it can modify all the settings for shift points and other PCM changes without a reflash, but dont hold me to that.

The best thing will be to find a few members in your area that will pitch in to get it for a week or weekend. That will save on shipping (which is a bear because of the item's value. As a VERY rough guess I would imagine it would be $150 for a weekend shipped within the contiguous U.S. (That actually leaves me recouping very little per-rental for the total cost).
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Well the interest level seems about nill. Granted, i know i'm a 'newbie' to these forums so people dont have the faith, but I still thought I'd see a little more interest.
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be carful i wouldnt send an item that expensive out for strangers to use
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be carful i wouldnt send an item that expensive out for strangers to use
There would be a hefty deposit, but I wouldn't mind

Im a DIYer, and I love computers. So this is like excellent for me.
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Thats a pretty costly tool to purchase. I sold my Star Mobile with no cables or anything for $1200 on ebay.
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how much deposit ye thinking about... the only use i know of (now anyway) would be the foglights w/highs.... and being in texas, not gona be likely that i take a road trip to meet up with you anytime soon.
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I would be interested without a doubt. I have the dough for a hefty deposit, but keep in mind - dealers will modify many settings for a fee and if your rental fee is more than that, what is the point?

I'd be willing to give you $75 to experiment with it for a few days.
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