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#1 jay m

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Posted 23 May 2007 - 05:03 PM

Alright folks,

After driving home from work my engine management light has come on and with past experience with cars this would mean one of two things, put it to a garage or the old trick with the paper clip etc.

is it possible to carry out the trick where you bridge two terminals and count flashes on the dash etc wit the is200? If so does anyone know how to do it and what codes there are etc?

I just fitted a new manifold and hi flow cat so sensors are all there etc, wasn't drining hard at the time eiter, i was sitting behind a tractor waiting to over take lol.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

cheers

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:57 AM

Alright folks,

After driving home from work my engine management light has come on and with past experience with cars this would mean one of two things, put it to a garage or the old trick with the paper clip etc.

is it possible to carry out the trick where you bridge two terminals and count flashes on the dash etc wit the is200? If so does anyone know how to do it and what codes there are etc?

I just fitted a new manifold and hi flow cat so sensors are all there etc, wasn't drining hard at the time eiter, i was sitting behind a tractor waiting to over take lol.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

cheers

jay



If youve just changed the manifold have you done an ecu reset? My first though would be that a sensor has possibly got damaged if that doesnt work or has been tried

#3 jay m

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 06:45 PM

thats what i tried, unpluged the battery for a half hour then pluged it back in and it seems to be fine again though.

Will have to keep an eye on it though.

Out of interest though does anyone know if the paper clip method could be used for future refference.

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:30 PM

I use my laptop and an OBDII reader. Never heard of the paper clip method on the IS :unsure:

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:58 PM

I use my laptop and an OBDII reader. Never heard of the paper clip method on the IS :unsure:



Yemgi, which OBDII reader do you use? ive searched on ebay and there are loads, and i have no idea which is which and which will work on the IS.

Any ideas?

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:53 PM

I have an ELM327 with USB interface, I bought it from Gendan, they do a pack with the software wich is quite good but you can get free ones from Internet

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 10:08 PM

I have an ELM327 with USB interface, I bought it from Gendan, they do a pack with the software wich is quite good but you can get free ones from Internet


I've been looking at getting one of these for a while, can you display real time data with it ? Like O2 sensors MAF readings etc. ?

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:22 PM

Yes you can have real time readings :)

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:58 PM

Yes you can have real time readings :)


Great stuff, :) just one more question though.

Can I use the ELM323 interface which supports ISO protocol, or do I have to use the ELM327 which supports ISO & CAN protocols ?

Looking at my diagnostic port it has 8 pins fitted.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 05:22 PM

I have no idea. Afaik the IS has no CAN so it should work fine. I bought the ELM327 because it was the top end one but looking at ELM website I would say the 323 should do the job.

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 07:11 PM

I have no idea. Afaik the IS has no CAN so it should work fine. I bought the ELM327 because it was the top end one but looking at ELM website I would say the 323 should do the job.



Cheers mate, that's what I thought, the IS appears to use only ISO9141.

So I shall order a 323. Many thanks. :)

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 07:28 PM

where can you buy them from and how much for? Typed ELM327 into E-bay but there was so many different types.

Would be a very handy thing to have!

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 09:10 PM

ELM327 is the chipset so any box using it should be OK.

here is the one I bought, got it 24 hours later :)

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 10:33 PM

Very interesting topic. A very useful item to be honest and displaying realtime info could be highly beneficial in some circumstances.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 05:30 PM

Ok guys, I purchased the interface, got to say I am very impressed. :)
The only downside is that all the free software seems very basic and the demo versions of larger packages have a lot of the features unavailable.


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This will be a great aid to fault finding if ever I need to. I only wish I'd had this kind of thing in the past, It would have saved me a lot of time and trouble on other cars.


Thought I'd take a pic whilst messing around with it :)

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