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Halcyon
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:12 pm    Post subject: Cheap durametric reader thing Reply with quote

I have one. after a lot of faffing getting a Windows XP laptop working, I finally plugged it in tonight.
It can read the engine codes, data (running hours etc etc)
It can read alarm errors (there were a few!)

It can't read anything else? (Tiptronic, ABS, etc etc) It says "module failed to initialise"

anyone else have one of these and had success?

Here's the unit:
http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/porsche-piwis-cable-free-shipping-617.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes mine's the same though I got it to work on airbag on my 986 by selecting 987 as the model???? Wouldn't access that module on my 996. It's cheap and offers more than a generic obd reader so can't complain
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had some luck with one of those on an old Boxster, it helped diagnose a dodgy ABS sensor. It's a pity it couldn't help remove the duff sensor, that was a pain of a job, the drill won in the end though!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanG1 wrote:
Yes mine's the same though I got it to work on airbag on my 986 by selecting 987 as the model???? Wouldn't access that module on my 996. It's cheap and offers more than a generic obd reader so can't complain


I'll give that a try - thanks Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Select "993" to talk to the other modules.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also bought this one......I managed to get some useful info, but struggled with lots of the modules. Ended up buying a used genuine durametric off ebay - which immediately talks to every module.

Its been said on other threads, but dont try and update to the latest Durametric software, as it has coding in it that 'bricks' the cable.... Sad I think the latest version you can use is ver 3.xxxxxx

For the money you cant complain - will be a lot better than a cheapo OBD reader.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried all the various combinations of model, tried running the software after the ignition is on, before, engine running... but it's not making any difference. all except the engine and the alarm show "module failed to initialise" Sad

I know it was cheap, but with the exception of the alarm codes, I get pretty much the same info from my £3 eBay special! PC

I'll email the seller, but I can't imagine getting much out of them! lol

Thanks for everyone's advice Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The supplier's response:
"Sorry, not all car modules for all cars are supported ,pls kinldy consider."

Which isn't very useful.. frustrated
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halcyon wrote:
The supplier's response:
"Sorry, not all car modules for all cars are supported ,pls kinldy consider."

Which isn't very useful.. frustrated


Which modules/data are you trying to get? I have the iCarsoft POR II, so can plug it in and see if I can get the data on my reader? At least you then know it works.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eabeukes wrote:
Halcyon wrote:
The supplier's response:
"Sorry, not all car modules for all cars are supported ,pls kinldy consider."

Which isn't very useful.. frustrated


Which modules/data are you trying to get? I have the iCarsoft POR II, so can plug it in and see if I can get the data on my reader? At least you then know it works.


The tiptronic module would be nice, but anything would be better than I'm getting right now! lol
But the modules MUST be working, right? otherwise the car wouldn't be? Question
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halcyon wrote:


The tiptronic module would be nice, but anything would be better than I'm getting right now! lol
But the modules MUST be working, right? otherwise the car wouldn't be? Question


When I used the durametric clone lead (same as yours) it would only read
the engine module and alarm module.
As soon as I got a proper durametric lead, it read every module........so I think its safe to assume its a limitation of these clone leads, rather than an issue with modules on the car.
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