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How to Load MPT Tunes to an SCT Tuner


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Step 1. Save the Tunes

Your MPT Tunes will be sent as attachments to an email. The first thing you need to do is save them to your computer. We often prefer to save them to the Desktop so that they are easy to find. Other common choices are the Downloads and My Documents folders. The key point is to make sure to remember where you saved them.

How to Save Attachments Using Different Email Programs:
  • Yahoo: Scroll to the bottom of the email, and look for a file starting with MPT. It will likely have a paperclip icon on it. Click on them individually saving them one at a time. It is better to not press the Download All button. When the option to Save File or Open with comes up, choose Save File. Press Ok. Choose a location you will remember. Typically the default saving location is Downloads. It is recommended to NOT change the file name. Keep it as MPT has named it.
  • Hotmail: Attachments will be at the top of the email, usually looking like a piece of a paper with one corner folded. Do not click on Download as zip. Click on the piece of paper icon to download each file individually. When the option to Save File or Open with comes up, choose Save File. Press Ok. Choose a location you will remember. Typically the default saving location is Downloads. It is recommended to NOT change the file name. Keep it as MPT has named it.
  • Gmail: Scoll to the bottom of the email, and look for a file starting with MPT. It will likely have a small icon next to it that looks like a small piece of paper with one corner folded. Click on the piece of paper icon to download each file individually. When the option to Save File or Open with comes up, choose Save File. Press Ok. Choose a location you will remember. Typically the default saving location is Downloads. It is recommended to NOT change the file name. Keep it as MPT has named it.
TECH TIP: After saving, do not try to open the file by clicking on it. The files will be opened through the SCT software. Proceed with the instructions listed below.

Step 2. Install Device Updater

With your SCT Tuner ***NOT*** plugged in, follow these steps:
  1. With the Tuner unplugged, install the SCT Device Updater Software. A link to the software will be in the email with your tunes or you can download it by clicking here: SCT DEVICE UPDATER - Install Link
  2. Select RUN to begin the software installation process.
  3. You may be asked if you would like to allow this program to make changes to your computer. You will select YES.
  4. The SCT Device Updater - InstallShield Wizard will open up, you will be pressing NEXT and INSTALL at the window prompts.

During the software installation, you will receive another InstallShield Wizard for SCTDrivers. Select NEXT and INSTALL for this prompt as well.

If you receive a Windows Security pop up asking, "Would you like to install this device software?" Make sure to check the box: Always trust software from "SCT Performance LLC" and then click INSTALL.

Once the SCT Device Updater software is installed, you will see this icon on your desktop:

Step 3. Update the Tuner

  1. With Device Updater Installed, you can now plug your SCT Tuner into your Windows computer.
  2. Under Basic Operations, you will click on Automatically Check for Updates.
    • Additional drivers may need to be installed. If so, follow instructions on screen and select INSTALL should any approval windows appear.
    • If necessary, Device Updater will automatically install "Required Files" to your SCT Tuner. These files are needed to load tunes to your vehicle.
  3. Device Updater will display your device information and let you know if the tuner is up-to-date. If it is not, click the button marked UPDATE DEVICE.
    • TECH TIP: Do not update device unless vehicle is at stock and SCT Tuner is unmarried.
  4. Once fully updated, return to the main menu.

Step 4. Load the Tunes

  1. Now, that the SCT Tuner is updated and required files are installed, select LOAD CUSTOM TUNE FILE.
  2. You will now find yourself at this screen:

  3. Click BROWSE and locate your tunes.
  4. Click on the tune you would like to load and then, click on OPEN. The tune will now be displayed in the left-hand window, aka the AVAILABLE TUNES window.
  5. Select the tune in the window by clicking on it and then, press the two arrows pointing to the right. This will move the tune to the right-hand window, aka the ON DEVICE window.
  6. With the tune now displayed in the On Device window, click PROGRAM.
    • TECH TIP: It is only possible to load one tune to the SCT Tuner at a time. This process will need to be repeated for each tune you have.
  7. Once the tune is programmed to the device, you may load another tune or return to the main menu.
  8. With the loading of tune(s) complete, you can shut down the program and disconnect your device.