If I connect the shield of my coax which is grounded outside to the antenna input of my R8, I hear lots of junk, indicating that there is an RF voltage difference between the coax shield and the R8 chassis. Last night this measured about S5. That’s a lot of noise: This sort of disagreement about ground potential is characteristic of electrically noisy environments. The receiver will, of course, respond to any voltage input that differs from its chassis ground. The antenna, on the other hand, is in a very different environment, and will have its own idea of what ground potential is. If you want to avoid noise pickup, you need to deliver a signal, referenced at the antenna to whatever its ground potential is, in such a way that when it arrives at the receiver, the reference potential is now the receiver’s chassis potential. Coaxial cable represents one way to do this. Coax has two key properties: The voltage between the inner conductor and the shield depends only on the state of the electromagnetic field within the shield.
Ford compatible OBD2 and ELM 327
Cord is good quality and the software is good enough for the DIY. Looking for higher quality software that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg is a little hard, but this is a perfect start! I am using an old 10 inch HP laptop with a small Intel mobile processor and works great. I went through several before finding that this one works well with Torque on my Pumpkin in dash Android Stereo.
It’s significantly faster than the Bluetooth connection i was using and I no longer have to suffer through re-pairing. Review by Glenn Dawn [Amazon Review] Satisfaction It works exactly as advertised and was delivered a day earlier than forecast.
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The slightly less good news is that it took a fair bit of sorting out and is not for the faint hearted or indeed ham-fisted. It turns out that there is a fairly common error on the PCB within these cheap Chinese devices which prevents the J interface from working which is, as the law of sod would dictate, the one you need for Fords. It is fixable, but you need to open the unit up, cut a track on the PCB and strap a surface-mount pin to ground. With thanks to “Snail” and “Lyssy” at http: It might fix yours I take no responsibility for what happens should you follow these instructions and something untoward happen.
Peel off the label on the top of the unit to reveal four screws that hold the box together, take these out and prise the box apart. Obviously any thoughts of returning the unit for a refund should be forgotten now Check the PCB is like this one on the front as mine was Bluetooth, the radio module was fitted in the large white rectangle on the right: Using the multimeter, check for continuity between the emitter of T5 and the emitter of T2 on the side with two legs, the emitter is the lower one on both devices in the above picture.
If you have continuity, that is the problem. Using the craft knife or small drill bit, cut between T2 and T5 as shown in red below. Be careful not to damage the T5 or T2 a magnifying glass would be useful!
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Modern vehicles contain a computer brain which is used to monitor and control various sensors and controls in your vehicle. A portion of this computer operates and controls your engine function. The use of OBD readers has emerged to be very useful and is now found on most of the modern vehicles. It will be important that you first understand what exactly an OBD reader is before thinking of using it.
In the simplest terms possible, it is an electronic device that enables you to access technical information from your car the moment you plug it into your computer diagnostic port. Trouble shooting the predicament and malfunctioning of your car has never been that easy as this particular reader allows you to view most of the stored diagnostic trouble codes. If you have a check engine light displayed for your car and you are not sure why exactly the problem is, it is advisable to check with one of our tools first.
On the other hand the OBD stands for on board diagnostics with the latest technology giving you the OBD II that operates mostly on the vehicles and beyond. With the ability to read the entire information from the vehicle, the OBD readers perform the role of monitoring almost all engine controls and to some extend it goes as far as some other parts outside the engine such as the chassis and general body.
In general, the most crucial and vital part to you as a driver is the ability of this gadget to read the information from your vehicle. Moving on you will find that the OBD readers come in many shapes, varieties and even sizes but this will depend on the type of vehicle that you are using. To some extend you will find some being compatible enough to work with a laptop computer and a number of softwares and the only thing you need to do in this case is to purchase a cable and software and proceed to read the information from your car.
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I called Innovate motorsports and asked about their kits and accessories. If you’re interested in what I have found so far, here it is: The LM-1 kit has data logging capability and the LC-1 doesn’t. The LC-1 standalone is pretty much just for real time display and is attached to the car with 7 wires. It is for practical purposes a permanent mount. The LM-1 is portable and is powered through the cigarette lighter. It doesn’t have a good real time display but can record 44 minutes of data.
The high points of the Innovate LM-1 are the error codes and calibration abilities. Innovate has a forum with good tech support and is well documented according to their own words. The PLX R has a nice display, 90 minutes of logging and accepts 6 inputs and has output voltage for both narrow and wideband receivers. The input I am most interested is to the tach which is considered a frequency input as opposed to a voltage input. It looks very good but I don’t know about the software or customer support.
So far my knowledge of the AEM wideband is too limited to even comment on. I just got notice that my Zex is a kit specifically for the LS1.
Monitor Says ”No Video Input” Looking a while for a fix :\
Posted 14 March – Any connected component can cause post fault. Make sure you try to reset the cmos especially if you have any over clocks etc If you have a speaker connected to the main board you should get a memory fault on post with no ram installed. If you have no beep codes at all, I would start to suspect your cpu
I purchased it at the same time as my DE radio which I’m impressed with on eBay. The ant tested was on the TG34 model replacing the TG33 model. It does not say Degen but its their brand and I am sure the same as Kaito. You get a lot of stuff with it. I have no idea the affect of this metal rod in the middle of the loop, but more on how it works below.
At the feed line is a switch for SW or MW. It comes with a long feed line 15′. The amplifier is the size of a large pack of gum. It takes two AAA’s not incl. I found dialing down biused more towards higher freqs. I did not look under the board, it was in there for good, so I did not push my luck. You get two attachments, a loop-stick booster and one two lead pigtail with alligator clips.
If you have no leads or have dedicated antenna input, the third way to use is the pigtail and clip attachment, connecting to the external antenna or to the radios wires leads. First about loops and amplified or active antennas.
ELM327 Interface Not Connecting to ECU?
This is a key, and would explain how the PCM uses what it learned in closed loop, to set the fuel rates in open loop. In this instance, if you could watch the long term block learns and short term integrators fuel corrections, you would find that all have been set to ” “. This was explained in the section above.
Interface Setup BlueTooth Version: The OBDII plug is normally located under the steering column or dash board, about 3 feet away from the driver. Turn on your laptop or mobile phone and locate the Bluetooth settings. In Windows you may have a Bluetooth icon in your task bar tray. Scan for and locate new hardware. It may show up as If scan results come up empty, unplug the interface and plug it back in and be sure you in transmission range of the Bluetooth signal.
In Windows the drivers will begin to install, if not, make sure you are connected to the internet and that Windows is allowed to download and update drivers. Install the software package of your choice. Open the software application and proceed to set the software up to connect to your OBDII diagnostic tool.