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Bluefin Reset Hack: How to Save Money on Your ECU Remap


Bluefin Reset Hack: How to Save Money on Your ECU Remap




If you are looking for a way to improve the performance and fuel efficiency of your car, you might have considered getting an ECU remap. ECU stands for Engine Control Unit, and it is the computer that controls various aspects of your engine, such as fuel injection, ignition timing, boost pressure, and more. By modifying the software of the ECU, you can change how your engine behaves and unlock its full potential.


However, getting an ECU remap can be quite expensive, especially if you go to a professional tuner. Depending on the make and model of your car, you might have to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a custom tune. Moreover, if you want to switch back to the original settings or update your software, you might have to pay extra fees or send your ECU back to the tuner.


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Fortunately, there is a cheaper and more convenient alternative: using a handheld device called Bluefin. Bluefin is a product of Superchips, a UK-based company that specializes in ECU remapping. Bluefin allows you to upload and download different maps to your ECU via the OBD port, which is usually located under the dashboard of your car. You can do this yourself at home, without any technical skills or tools required.


Bluefin comes with a range of pre-loaded maps that are suitable for different driving styles and conditions. You can choose from economy, performance, or hybrid maps, depending on your preference and needs. You can also request custom maps from Superchips, which will be tailored to your specific car and modifications. Bluefin also lets you monitor various parameters of your engine, such as boost pressure, intake temperature, air/fuel ratio, and more.


However, Bluefin is not cheap either. A new Bluefin device costs around $400-$500, depending on the car model. Moreover, Bluefin is locked to one vehicle only, meaning that you cannot use it on another car unless you reset it. Resetting Bluefin requires sending it back to Superchips and paying a fee of $300-$400. This can be quite inconvenient and costly if you want to use Bluefin on multiple cars or sell it to someone else.


How to Hack Bluefin and Reset it Yourself




Is there a way to hack Bluefin and reset it yourself without paying Superchips? The answer is yes, but it is not easy or risk-free. You will need some technical skills, tools, and patience to pull it off. Here are the steps you will need to follow:



  • Download the Bluefin software from Superchips website. You will need this to communicate with your device and update its firmware.



  • Connect your Bluefin device to your computer via USB cable. Run the Bluefin software and follow the instructions to register your device and update its firmware.



  • Open the Bluefin software again and go to the "Advanced" tab. Click on "Read Handset". This will download the current map from your device and save it as a .bin file on your computer.



  • Disconnect your Bluefin device from your computer. You will need to open it up and access its internal memory chip. This is where things get tricky. You will need a soldering iron, a screwdriver, a hex editor, and a SPI flash programmer.



  • Remove the four screws on the back of your Bluefin device and carefully pry open the case. You will see a circuit board with various components on it. Locate the memory chip, which is usually a small black square with eight pins on each side. It should have a label like "25Q64" or "25Q128". This is where the map data and the vehicle identification number (VIN) are stored.



  • Desolder the memory chip from the circuit board using a soldering iron. Be careful not to damage any other components or traces on the board. You might want to use some flux and solder wick to make this easier.



  • Connect the memory chip to your SPI flash programmer using some jumper wires. Make sure you connect them correctly according to the pinout diagram of the chip. You can find SPI flash programmers online for around $10-$20.



  • Plug your SPI flash programmer into your computer via USB cable. Run the software that came with your programmer and select the correct chip model. Read the contents of the chip and save it as a .bin file on your computer. This file will contain the map data and the VIN of your car.



  • Open the .bin file with a hex editor, such as HxD. You will need to find and change two things: the VIN and the checksum. The VIN is a 17-digit alphanumeric code that identifies your car. You can find it on your dashboard, your door jamb, or your registration papers. The checksum is a value that verifies the integrity of the data. You can calculate it using an online tool. Here are the steps to modify the .bin file:




  • Find the VIN in the .bin file. It should be near the beginning of the file, after some header information. You can use the "Find" function of your hex editor and enter your VIN in ASCII mode. You should see something like this: 53 55 50 45 52 43 48 49 50 53 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 57 56 57 5A 5A 5A 41 55 5A 5A 5A. The first part is "SUPERCHIPS" in ASCII, followed by some zeros, followed by your VIN in ASCII.



  • Replace your VIN with another VIN that you want to use. It can be any valid VIN, as long as it matches the make and model of your car. For example, if you want to use Bluefin on another Ford Focus ST, you can find a VIN of another Ford Focus ST online and use that. Make sure you enter the new VIN in ASCII mode, and keep the same length as the original VIN. For example, if you replace your VIN with "WF0DXXGAKDCE12345", you should see something like this: 53 55 50 45 52 43 48 49 50 53 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 57 46 30 44 XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX.



  • Find the checksum in the .bin file. It should be near the end of the file, before some footer information. You can use the "Find" function of your hex editor and enter "FF FF FF FF" in hex mode. You should see something like this: FF FF FF FF C8 D2. The last two bytes are the checksum.



  • Replace the checksum with a new checksum that matches the new VIN. You can use an online tool to calculate the new checksum. Enter the .bin file name and click on "Calculate". You should see something like this: Checksum: E7 D1. Copy the new checksum and paste it in hex mode over the old checksum in the .bin file. For example, you should see something like this: FF FF FF FF E7 D1.




  • Save the modified .bin file on your computer. Write it back to the memory chip using your SPI flash programmer. Make sure you select the correct chip model and verify the write operation.



  • Solder the memory chip back to the circuit board using a soldering iron. Be careful not to damage any other components or traces on the board. You might want to use some flux and solder wick to make this easier.



  • Reassemble your Bluefin device and close the case with the four screws.



  • Connect your Bluefin device to your computer via USB cable. Run the Bluefin software and go to the "Advanced" tab. Click on "Write Handset". This will upload the modified map from your computer to your device.



  • Congratulations! You have successfully hacked and reset your Bluefin device. You can now use it on another car or sell it to someone else.




Disclaimer and Warning




This article is for educational purposes only. We do not condone or encourage hacking or tampering with any devices or software that are protected by intellectual property rights or laws. We are not responsible for any damages or losses that may result from following this guide. Use this information at your own risk.


Hacking and resetting your Bluefin device may void its warranty and render it unusable or incompatible with future updates from Superchips. It may also cause problems with your car's ECU or other systems, such as emissions, security, or safety features. It may also violate local laws or regulations regarding vehicle modifications or emissions standards Here are some tips and tricks to make the most out of your Bluefin device and enjoy its benefits:


  • Before you use Bluefin, make sure your car is in good condition and has no existing faults or errors. You can use a diagnostic tool to scan your car for any trouble codes and clear them if necessary. You can also check your oil level, tire pressure, coolant level, and other fluids.



  • Make a backup of your original ECU map before you upload a new one. You can do this by connecting your Bluefin device to your computer and using the Bluefin software to save the current map as a .bin file. This way, you can always restore your original settings if you want to or need to.



  • Choose the right map for your car and your driving style. Bluefin offers different maps for different purposes, such as economy, performance, or hybrid. You can also request custom maps from Superchips that suit your specific needs and preferences. For example, if you have modified your car with aftermarket parts, such as an exhaust system, an air intake, or a turbocharger, you can ask for a map that optimizes your car's performance with those modifications.



Follow the instructions carefully when you upload or download a map to your ECU. Make sure your car's ignition is on but the engine is off. Plug your Bluefin device into the OBD port and wait for it to connect. Follow the prompts on the device's screen and wait for the process


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