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Pontiac Fanboy
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The main page hosting the application includes presets for changing the cluster message, including Vauxhall/Pontiac/Holden/etc messages.
 

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Anyone left out there that can help with this? Its been a couple of years since I've done this. It worked well the the cable I have. I have the one that was recommended. Below is what I'm getting.


# _ __ ____
# | | / //_ /
# | |/ / / /_
# |/ //
# _ __ __ __
# / _// / __ _ / /_ _ __ __ _ _ ___/ /
# / /__ / // // /(-</ _// -)/ _// ' \/ _ \/ _ /
# \/// \,//_/\/ \/// ////\___/\,/
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To use:
Open com port with:
open [COM_PORT] where [COM_PORT] is your cable's port. I.E. COM5

Read a table:
read [table_num] where table is a number from 0 to 9

Use a preset:
preset custom-text=1337vend

Type help for a listing of commands.

[incar-cluster]$ listports
COM3
[incar-cluster]$ open com3
serial port opened successfully
[incar-cluster-com3]# listen
No response or error
No response or error
19:35:06(1571268906566ms) 12,00
19:35:06(00ms) 00,00
19:35:06(16ms) 3d,18
19:35:06(00ms) 00,00
19:35:06(313ms) 70,f2,24,00,00,00,00,00,01,DD,00,8C,20,55,8B,21,5F,09,38,3E,00,00,00,00,40,DD,DD,07,08,55,A3,B8,57,66,38,53,B9,58,02,09,10,D4,40,58,74,50,06,9E,41,68,12,00,00,00,3D,18,00,00,70,F2,24,00,00,00,00,00,01,DD,00,8C,A8,55,03,20,55,8B,21,5F,09,38,3E,00,00,00,00,40,DD,DD,07,90,55,1B,91,59,03,10,00,00,03,A0,55,0B,A1,58,02,0D,00,F8,11,5D,07,FF,70,40,05,02,04,00,D1,B8,57,66,38,53,B9,58,02,09,10,D4,40,58,74,50,06,9E,41,68,12,00,00,00,3D,18,00,00,70,F2,24,00,00,00,00,00,01,DD,00,8C,20,55
19:35:06(00ms) 8b,21
19:35:06(15ms) 5f,09
19:35:06(00ms) 38,3e
19:35:06(00ms) 00,00
19:35:06(00ms) 00,00
19:35:07(282ms) 40,dd,DD,07,08,55,A3,B8,57,66,38,53,B9,58,02,09,10,D4,40,58,74,50,06,9E,41,68,12,00,00,00,3D,18,00,00,70,F2,24,00,00,00,00,00,01,DD,00,8C,A8,55,03,20,55,8B,21,5F,09,38,3E,00,00,00,00,40,DD,DD,07,90,55,1B,91,59,03,10,00,00,03,A0,55,0B,A1,58,02,0D,00,F8,11,5D,07,FF,70,40,05,02,04,00,D1,B8,57,66,38,53,B9,58,02,09,10,D4,40,58,74,50,06,9E,41,68,12,00,00,00,3D,18,00,00,70,F2,24,00,00,00,00,00,01,DD,00,8C,20,55,8B,21,5F
19:35:07(15ms) 09,38
19:35:07(00ms) 3e,00
19:35:07(00ms) 00,00
19:35:07(15ms) 00,40
19:35:07(282ms) dd,dd,07,22,55,89,08,55,A3,B8,57,66,38,53,B9,58,02,09,10,D4,40,58,74,50,06,9E,41,68,12,00,00,00,3D,18,00,00,70,F2,24,00,00,00,00,00,01,DD,00,8C,A8,55,03,20,55,8B,21,5F,09,38,3E,00,00,00,00,40,DD,DD,07,90,55,1B,91,59,03,10,00,00,03,A0,55,0B,A1,58,02,0D,00,F8,11,5D,07,FF,70,40,05,02,04,00,D1,B8,57,66,38,53,B9,58,02,09,10,D4,40,58,74,50,06,9E,41,68,12,00,00,00,3D,18,00,00,70,F2,24,00,00,00,00,00,01,DD,00,8C,20,55,8B
19:35:07(16ms) 21,5f,09,38,3E,00,00,00,00,40,DD,DD,07
1571268907.52 ==Heartbeat== 62.0 ms
19:35:07(62ms) b8,57,66,38,53
19:35:07(00ms) b9,58,02,09,10,D4
19:35:07(16ms) 40,58,74,50,06,9E
19:35:07(31ms) 41,68,12,00,00,00,3D,18,00,00,70,F2,24,00,00,00,00,00,01,DD,00,8C
19:35:07(00ms) a8,55,03
19:35:07(31ms) 20,55,8B
19:35:07(17ms) 21,5f,09,38,3E,00,00,00,00,40,DD,DD,07
19:35:07(00ms) 90,55,1B
19:35:07(16ms) 91,59,03,10,00,00,03
19:35:07(16ms) a0,55,0B
19:35:07(00ms) a1,58,02,0D,00,F8
19:35:07(15ms) 11,5d,07,FF,70,40,05,02,04,00,D1
19:35:07(16ms) b8,57,66,38,53
19:35:07(16ms) b9,58,02,09,10,D4
19:35:07(15ms) 40,58,74,50,06,9E
19:35:07(19ms) 41,68,12,00,00,00,3D,18,00,00,70,F2,24,00,00,00,00,00,01,DD,00,8C
19:35:07(16ms) 20,55,8B
19:35:07(16ms) 21,5f,09,38,3E,00,00,00,00,40,DD,DD,07
1571268907.82 ==Heartbeat== 62.0 ms
19:35:07(62ms) b8,57,66,38,53
19:35:07(00ms) b9,58,02,09,10,D4
19:35:07(16ms) 40,58,74,50,06,9E
19:35:07(31ms) 41,68,12,00,00,00,3D,18,00,00,70,F2,24,00,00,00,00,00,01,DD,00,8C
19:35:07(00ms) a8,55,03
19:35:07(31ms) 20,55,8B
19:35:07(16ms) 21,5f,09,38,3E,00,00,00,00,40,DD,DD,07
19:35:07(00ms) 90,55,1B
19:35:07(15ms) 91,59,03,10,00,00,03
19:35:07(00ms) a0,55,0B
19:35:08(16ms) a1,58,02,0D,00,F8
19:35:08(16ms) 11,5d,07,FF,70,40,05,02,04,00,D1
19:35:08(15ms) b8,57,66,38,53
19:35:08(16ms) b9,58,02,09,10,D4
19:35:08(00ms) 40,58,74,50,06,9E
19:35:08(32ms) 41,68,12,00,00,00,3D,18,00,00,70,F2,24,00,00,00,00,00,01,DD,00,8C
19:35:08(15ms) 20,55,8B
19:35:08(16ms) 21,5f,09,38,3E,00,00,00,00,40,DD,DD,07
1571268908.12 ==Heartbeat== Stopped listening
[incar-cluster-com3]# read 0
Waiting for heartbeat...
Send: ['F2', '57', '01', '00', 'B6']

error: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'getitem'
[incar-cluster-com3]#
 

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GR-RRR!
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Is anyone still using the old OSE Enhanced Flash Tool to update the cluster controls? Coupled with the spreadsheet used to generate the instruction HEX for the cluster I'm still having good luck using this update method.
 

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I've got those files saved but haven't messed with them.
Personally, after I got things set the way I like with the VZcm presets, I haven't touched the cluster in years. Still got the cable though.
 

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I was thinking of resetting my redline/shift indicator points and maybe the welcome message and dug out my old laptop that has these programs on it. My "modern" computer is a desktop so I've kept that old laptop (glorified netbook really) around. After it updated the virus protection for about an hour it was up and running and doing just fine. Not as speedy as my desktop, but a whole lot faster than my even older netbook which can barely even function nowadays after I loaded Win10 onto it. Should have left it on Win7. Wish I could find a way to revert it back and see if that would help.

ANYWAY, I tried to get the VZcm program to work and I didn't have success. The old OSE and spreadsheet tool just make it all work so well a dork like me can have success with it. The only problem I ever had with OSE was finding the right speeds and settings to connect to the cluster on a regular basis. Most of the time I just go with the suggested settings and try it again and again until it connects. Connects about 1 time in 15-20 tries, but it usually works eventually.
 

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I was thinking of resetting my redline/shift indicator points and maybe the welcome message and dug out my old laptop that has these programs on it. My "modern" computer is a desktop so I've kept that old laptop (glorified netbook really) around. After it updated the virus protection for about an hour it was up and running and doing just fine. Not as speedy as my desktop, but a whole lot faster than my even older netbook which can barely even function nowadays after I loaded Win10 onto it. Should have left it on Win7. Wish I could find a way to revert it back and see if that would help.

ANYWAY, I tried to get the VZcm program to work and I didn't success. The old OSE and spreadsheet tool just make it all work so well a dork like me can have success with it. The only problem I ever had with OSE was finding the right speeds and settings to connect to the cluster on a regular basis. Most of the time I just go with the suggested settings and try it again and again until it connects. Connects about 1 time in 15-20 tries, but it usually works eventually.
I'm using VZcm with my new Acer laptop with WIN 10 pro 64 bit. Works just fine. Went and made a few tweaks the other day without any issues
 

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VZcm is pretty dang easy to use.

I made up my own custom coolant temp scale a few months ago too. I hated how our temp gauge (even with the revised settings) doesn’t move till 140°.

Decided to make a custom scale that would move the needle off cold at 100°, and move linear all the way up to 240°.

It’s so much nicer having a true coolant temp gauge now.

One mod I highly suggest you forgo is the gear indicator. It’s cool for about 10 minutes, then becomes nothing but an annoyance.
 

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I haven't been able to get it to work since my old laptop died. Not much help on here anymore sadly.
 

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Is there any way I can use the OSE tool to insert a hex key string that would update the temp gauge? I'd honestly just need the correct hex key string to send.

For example, when I want to update the opening and closing messages and the shift light parameters I have the OSE tool send the following hex key string:

F2,70,28,09,05,00,00,07,D6,0D,46,78,7C,7C,7C,7C,01,58,00,47,52,45,41,54,50,55,4E,4B,4E
 

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Attached is a sheet I wrote up showing the stock calibration, the "standard" cluster mod calibration, my own calibration, and how you go about uploading your own scale.

 

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GR-RRR!
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But I'm not using the VZClusterMod tool, I've never been able to get it to work on my laptop. I'm using the OSE tool which was what we used ages ago to update the cluster. But the spreadsheet tool designed in that effort only ever focused on the shift light and the opening and closing messages. It never was developed to cover the temp gauge stuff. However, the OSE tool will simply install whatever hex code string you give it. So, if I wanted to use the OSE tool update the temp gauge I'd just need to know the proper hex string. It would look similar to what I posted above.

When using the OSE tool, it does all the opening, writing, etc., you just have to provide the hex string you want it to use.
 

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Ahh, I can't help ya then as I've never used that tool.
 

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Yeah, I think I'm the only hold out. I wish someone could just sit down beside me and show me how to use VZClusterMod. Reading the instructions does nothing for me but it would make great sense if I could just see it being used. Of course it would help if I could get it to load and run on my laptop.....
 

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What error does it give you on the laptop?
Pretty simple, open a cmd window, CD to the folder the VZclustermod software is in and type VZclustermod. Should give you the prompt prompt so you can start playing
 

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Yeah, I think I'm the only hold out. I wish someone could just sit down beside me and show me how to use VZClusterMod. Reading the instructions does nothing for me but it would make great sense if I could just see it being used. Of course it would help if I could get it to load and run on my laptop.....
I routinely use the OSE tool. it does involve some extra steps, but I think it's a lot easier.
 

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VZcm is pretty dang easy to use.

I made up my own custom coolant temp scale a few months ago too. I hated how our temp gauge (even with the revised settings) doesn’t move till 140°.

Decided to make a custom scale that would move the needle off cold at 100°, and move linear all the way up to 240°.

It’s so much nicer having a true coolant temp gauge now.

One mod I highly suggest you forgo is the gear indicator. It’s cool for about 10 minutes, then becomes nothing but an annoyance.
This is impressive. A huge improvement over the dummy gauge that I was bewildered to find out that we we have on our cars. Wonder how hard it would be to silk screen some details on the gauge face for 100* and 240* ?

I may experiment with this on my car and I could cross-check my work with Torque, which I run any way in the summer months because I'm so afraid of overheating because of lack of real temp info.

Thanks SkyPopeye!
 
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