WARNING: IF YOU DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE FLASHING YOUR CAR’S ENGINE COMPUTER OR HAVE LIMITED KNOWLEDGE ON USING A WINDOWS BASED PC. ITS RECOMMENDED TO TAKE THE KIT TO A PROFESSIONAL REPAIR SHOP OR AN AFTERMARKET INSTALLER TO HAVE THE WORK DONE. IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE STEPS CORRECTLY, YOU CAN DAMAGE YOUR ENGINE COMPUTER AND STAGE FABRICATION AND PERFORMANCE LLC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES DONE, THERE IS A $100 REPAIR FEE + THE COST OF SHIPPING TO RECOVER YOUR ECU.

SUPPORT HOURS: MON. – FRI, 9AM – 5PM EST.

PLEASE EMAIL tune@Stagefp.com for support, please do not call in. Our phone line is reserved for appointments & parts ordering.

NOTE: IF YOUR CAR HAS BEEN TUNED BY ANOTHER SHOP, THIS MAY CAUSE ISSUES WITH INSTALLING OUR TUNE. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CAR HAS THE FACTORY TUNE INSTALLED BEFORE FLASHING OURS.

Required Items:

  • Kline / DCan Cable (BimmerGeeks or a supplied Cable from StageFP) *WARNING CHEAP CABLES FROM AMAZON OR EBAY MAY DAMAGE YOUR DME IF YOU FLASH WITH IT*
  • Windows 7 or Windows 10 Base system
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • 30/50 AMP Battery Charger
  • Internet Connection

Downloading and Installing SFP FLASH SOFTWARE & Device Drivers

You will get a link on checkout once you buy the software license off the website. If you are having trouble downloading the software or need help choosing the correct version for your vehicle type, please email tune@stagefp.com with your order number and your VIN.

*We are currently working on an installation software, for the time being, download the software and device drivers to your desktop*

Before we get started we must setup the flash cable
1) Plug in the flash cable into the usb on the pc
2) Download the device drivers listed on our site
3) Extract the device drivers to your desktop or a temp folder
4) open ftdi.exe
5) Follow the on screen instructions
6) Once the device drivers have been installed, right click on the start menu and select device manger
7) Select Ports
8) Right click on the device that says Serial to USB and select properties
9) Select the Ports settings tab and then click advanced
10) Change the latency timer setting to 1 msec

Downloading your factory file
NOTE: BEFORE STARTING THIS PART, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A 20/50 AMP CHARGER ON YOUR BATTERY

1) Plug the flash cable into the obdII port
2) Place the key in the ignition and with your foot off the brake, press the start / stop button until the check engine light is shown
3) Open the flash software
4) On the read tab, Select identify
5) After the program shows the car is communicating with the engine computer by showing a valid VIN number, Select BACKUP. *THIS PART WILL TAKE UP TO ONE HOUR, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A CHARGER ON THE CAR*
6) Save the file to your desktop.
7) Copy the information displayed in the log area and paste it into an email, also attach the stock backup file. Send the email to tune@stagefp.com along with a list of mods done to your car with your order information.

Flashing
NOTE: BEFORE STARTING THIS PART, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A 20/50 AMP CHARGER ON YOUR BATTERY, ALSO IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE STEPS YOU WILL BRICK YOUR COMPUTER!!

1) Plug the flash cable into the obdII port
2) Place the key in the ignition and with your foot off the brake, press the start / stop button until the check engine light is shown
3) Open the flash software
4) On the write tab, Select identify
5) Before flashing the custom tune we need to install our custom firmware, You will get two files emailed to you. A 2mb file that will be the full write custom firmware and a 250kb file that will be the custom tune.
6) We need to do a full write, select Full Flash *DURING FLASHING MAKE SURE NOT TO OPEN OR CLOSE ANY DOORS. THIS CAN AND WILL DAMAGE THE ENGINE COMPUTER!*
7) After the full flash is done and installed, we can install the tune file, select load bin and select the tune file provided by us.
8) Select Flash tune

VERSION 2.00