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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-28-09, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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CVPI changes

What kind of changes does a police department usually make to their cars when they take them out of service and sell at auction?? I know they usually take out equipment and lights, but what about the chip?? Do they reprogram it or just take it out? I have what used to be a detectives or higher ups car, it didn't have any lights, antennas, or equipment mounting done to the car, so I wonder if I still have a chip?!?! How can I find out?? If I don't have one, where can I get one?? Thanks.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-28-09, 12:17 PM
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Re: CVPI changes

As long as it's a P71, everything is built in and no one changes anything. The equipment is all they take out. If the VIN# has P71 in it it's still aPolice version.
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so... what is the mysterious police interceptor "chip"?? Is there a chip that handles the performance?? Or is it a myth??
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It's actually the PCM that changes the shift points a little later and a little in running for perfomance. The P71 also usually has a different gear ratio in the differential for take-off, so the mileage isn't as good as a civilian model.
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