Good effort! But why not just buy the ready-made cable? It is more costly but a whole lot less work and no chance of crosswiring anything. Not being critical, just asking a question.I know its been a few years since the last post in this thread, but I just made my cable tonight and I'm going to try it out this weekend.
I ordered the parts expecting to wait weeks for delivery, but I found a seller for the aldl connector in Cali and it arrived in just 3 days(I'm in NJ). Then I bought the usb cable from the same ebay seller as in the first post. Expected delivery was 8-10 weeks but it only took 10 days from date of order until I got it from China.
Thank you Shane. for this tutorial.
As already stated, no. And that's a very good thing. Regardless of the freshness of the engine, the chassis still has miles on it. And if you swap in a different cluster with different miles on it a flag is set in the system which identifies the mismatch and still tracks the original mileage and alarms will be raised if the car is ever scanned via the OBDII. You do know that turning the miles back is a felony, right?Can this program modify milage on the cluster for a car that has had a motor swap
I guess you are moderately qualified to make your own.I chose this option because I had the time to wait for the parts and to assemble it myself, secondly, I'm an electrician and also hold an engineering degree so I sure hope I could solder 3 wires together, and lastly, We just had our second child so $50 saved is always useful.
Anybody have an updated link on where we might find the ready made cable? ThanksGood effort! But why not just buy the ready-made cable? It is more costly but a whole lot less work and no chance of crosswiring anything. Not being critical, just asking a question.
It did for me. But also have used a tech2 to do it. Depends on the reason why it’s on. I removed the seat with the power still connected and this worked perfectly.So.... I'm way timely with the resurrection I know, but since my '05 threw the airbag fault a few days ago, does anyone know if this cable will work for this thread's topic?
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Responses much appreciated.
It did for me. But also have used a tech2 to do it. Depends on the reason why it’s on. I removed the seat with the power still connected and this worked perfectly.
If that cable works then you can check for current faults with the vz software before clearing them to make sure it's not an ongoing problem
Welp... multiple tries with several different configurations and drivers installed/removed, I can't get the VZ software("latest" beta 0.30) to see the heartbeat. The FT232RL cable plugs into the OBD port and lights up and I can open the port successfully in VZClustermod but that's about it. Tried multiple com ports, multiple latency settings, multiple baud rates, bare driver, full driver from the FTDI website, full driver installed via Windows Update, different USB ports and nada. I'm not sure if it's the laptop I'm using(older Sony Vaio machine-circa 2010, using Windows 7 32-bit) or the cable or a combination but my frustration level is pretty high.
Anyone have any suggestions aside from trying to purchase another cable via teh interwebz as I was trying to keep the overall cost of this whole project down....?
Thanks in advance.