hey whats up guys. im fairly new here. i mostly been reading up on some of the things you guys have been talking about and that actually been taking alot of my time. since this is my first subbie im trying to learn as much as i can about the car and what mods to do, so i don't really have time to relpy or post msgs yet. but now i have a problem and hopefully someone here maybe be able to help me. To make long story short i just bought the accessport for the 2006 sti off of ebay. it was used ( i know you guys are prolly saying what were you thinking) but i got a pretty good deal on it. when i got it i up loaded the new real time maps to my accessport and it went smoothly. however when i went out to the car and tried to initialize the AP, it wouldn't turn on using the diag port to serial cable. first i thought maybe i missed a step so i went back to the manual and read it 10000000000 X 10000000 times. but to my surprise i followed the instructions perfectly. however i had an ac to dc converter that i used for my laptop on my old car so i used that and the 5v power connector and it worked. i tried the whole initializing thing and when i got up to the part about choosing the map i wanted to flash it told me to turn the car off and on again then press ok. so i did that except when i turned the car off the ap also turned off. when i turned the car back on again it went back to the firs screen that says "choose a map to be flashed" or something like that. now all of you guys who has the ap did your ap turn off when you guys had to turn the car off and on again before initializing the ap. and also does anybody know if i could get a new cable maybe from cobb or some where else that might work for the ap. i already emailed cobb but didn't get a response yet. its the wknd so im thinking i won't hear from them untill monday at the earliest. i need your help. sorry if this is a really really long question but i wanted to make sure i give as much info so we don't play the whole back and forth back and forth q and a game. any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance.