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    Default black v2 differences?

    Just got a v2with a black case. Heard they were a little different than a blue one and that when 03-05 Cummins is released that this One will not work.

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    That is correct. The difference between the Black and Blue units is a specific hardware change to support the SCI protocol used by the 2003 - 2005 Dodge Cummins. The Black device cannot support these vehicles.
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    I'm guessing your bought your Black V2 second hand. Units sold prior to December 2010 were black, units sold after that time are blue.

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    Yes, just bought it second hand. Is there any kind of "upgrade" available for the black ones for when the 03-05's are supported? All other features are the same?

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    The only other feature that come to my mind are that the blue case V2s have adjustable contrast. I highly doubt an upgrade to the black V2 hardware will be available, you'll need to purchase a blue V2 and have your licenses transferred to the new unit. I think EFILive quotes $499 for a Scan-only blue V2 (just need the physical hardware) + $99 license transfer charge and you have to pay for shipping to/from New Zealand (figure $50 each way).

    If you plan to tune the 03-05 Cummins, Id recommend selling the black case V2 you have now and then buying either a used blue case or a new one. Figure its going to cost you $800 ($499+$99+$50+$50= ~$800) to upgrade from your currently black V2, might as well sell the existing one before you use any licenses and buy a new one for $899.
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    That's ok. I've got a duramax. Not super interested In 03-05 Cummins. Just wondered what it would take. Thanks, Jason

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    There is no upgrade path from black to blue units.

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