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HP Tuner Smart Access Cable Install (18+ Challenger)

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I installed the smart access cable on my 19' Challenger Redeye today, and wanted to share some pictures to help others out that are wanting to do something similar.

*Note* The smart access cable is needed for any 18+ FCA vehicle to allow you to read/write (in this case with HP Tuners). This is a how to for the Challenger ONLY. The security gateway module is located in a different place in other vehicles. You can read only with a stock locked ECU (like mine). Pulling off the plastic trim is the hardest part of this. Just take your time and all will go well. There are also other ways to bypass the security gateway module, such as with z-automotive double bypass, these instructions are for HP Tuners solution the smart access cable.

Tools needed:
Phillips screw driver
Plastic pry tools

Parts: Left, MPVI2 / Right, smart access cable


Step 1:
Pull steering wheel all the way towards you and down (In order to have the room to remove the plastic screen with vents). Disconnect the battery. Then gently use a plastic pry tool and pop out the plastic cover with vents. The orange tabs in this photo are what you are popping out. Be gentle and take your time!


Step 2:
Once the trim is off, you'l have access to the unconnect screen, which the security gateway is behind. Remove (4) Phillips screws, and move the screen off to the side. Note* You don't have to unplug the screen.


Step 3:
Locate the security gateway module, just behind and below the unconnect screen. You will see (2) plugs. Unplug the white wrapped connector by pushing on the connector release (it's in there pretty tight, so give it a good tug, while holding onto the release). The black wrapped connector (left) remains plugged in and untouched.


Once the white wrapped connector is unplugged it will look like this


Step 4:
Take the unplugged connector and plug it into the female side of the smart access cable, then plug the male end of the smart access cable into the security gateway.
Here is a picture of the stock connector plugged into the security gateway (female side), out of picture is the male side plugged in to the security gateway.


Step 5:
Reconnect battery. Test that you can data log from the OBD2 port with your MPVI2. I'd recommend testing everything BEFORE you put the plastic trim back on, so you don't have to remove it again if you didn't insert a connector correctly. The end result should look something like this (My car at idle)
 
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Should this be in the Wiki section? If so feel free to move it.
 

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Can one of you guys "bless" this post for me. I sure hope it doesn't burn :ROFLMAO:
 

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Can one of you guys "bless" this post for me. I sure hope it doesn't burn :ROFLMAO:

The idea is to have someone that has also done the "thing" in whatever post that goes into the Wiki confirm its validity.

The idea being that anything in there has been confirmed.
 

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Come on, he can't be the only one to have done this mod with everyone that uses HP Tuners.
 

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I want to do it if that helps....:)
 
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Come on, he can't be the only one to have done this mod with everyone that uses HP Tuners.
I did this how to, mostly because the youtube vids I found seemed incomplete on the Challenger (half the instructions at best, lol). HP Tuners gives you a picture of the security box and tells you to install the cable wherever it may be on your model, lol. However, because this only effects 18+ Dodges and I did mine on a Challenger (each security box is in a different location). I would need someone with an 18+ Challenger to do this and confirm.

That said I agree, I can't be the only one who has done this!

Someone please post they have done this!
 

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Come on guys (and @Linda's Hell Cat too), he's 99.9% of the way there...

Somebody stick your neck out there and say this is an accurate Wiki item!

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@MaxCarnage has been a Great poster on things he has found that has worked and not as worked!
I definitely would add this to the Wiki section!

The research has been done and I believe It!

@MaxCarnage have you track tested are you giving us the "Truth frorm the Track"
Have you tested and all work s Good ?

Linda :)
 

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@MaxCarnage has been a Great poster on things he has found that has worked and not as worked!
I definitely would add this to the Wiki section!

The research has been done and I believe It!

@MaxCarnage have you track tested are you giving us the "Truth frorm the Track"
Have you tested and all work s Good ?

Linda :)
All is tested and works. Proof is in the last photo. Hooking up to HP Tuners and establishing a connection to VCM scanner.
 
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All is tested and works. Proof is in the last photo. Hooking up to HP Tuners and establishing a connection to VCM scanner.
I have done this exactly like the thread says and it worked.
My question is should it start showing data as soon as the engine is started or do I have to press the record button to just see the current data every time I drive?
 

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I have done this exactly like the thread says and it worked.
My question is should it start showing data as soon as the engine is started or do I have to press the record button to just see the current data every time I drive?
You have to press the record button to see any data after you hit the connect button (car icon). If you want to re-record, just hit stop, then record again.

Also don't hit the record button right before you do a pull for a datalog. I did that once and it only captured a few bits of data. I'd hit record a minute or so before you do the pull to let the car start capturing data. I also added quite a few more channels as well though.
 

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