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Old 03-13-2010, 09:38 AM   #41
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TurboRoach- once you figure it out, I can try and get you listed as a contact for selling these on the PLink site... if you want.
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That would be great.
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Just arrived. Thanks man!
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Sweet. You're welcome.
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PM me the info- contact and price, so I can pass it on.
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falcon, Have you had a chance to try out the serial box?
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this week sometime. I've been out of town for a bit.

Is there any way I can bench test the ECU? Like ground it and give it 12v and trigger so I can set the map without it in the car?

Since the install involves cutting/moving wires which will make the stock ECU useless I want to do the basemap first so I don't run into any problems.
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Hurry man Some of us are waiting to find out if it works so we can order one
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You should be able to just give it gnd and +12v to test the communication. I don't think it needs a trigger, I could be wrong though its been awhile since i used the link.
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What if I just plugged it into my car, without doing all the wire swapping. Would it get 12V and be able to link up with my computer?

I wouldn't try to turn the car on or anything... just turn it to ACC.
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that should work. if not you could unplug the coils/injectors and turn it to on.
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I'm having issues testing everything.

I plugged the ECU is and put the car to ACC and attached to the computer while running Dataloglab. Nothing.

What am I missing?

The ECU is not installed I just wanted to get power to it to see if the computer would read the ECU and I could set the base map I wanted.
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You have to turn the key to the ON position.
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Sorry, that's what I meant.

I did everything but crank the engine.
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k, just making sure.

Is it using the correct com port? (tools->options)
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You know, that may have been it..

I'm using the trial version of DataLogLab. But it skips the first part now and goes right to the program. I think I chose the wrong default at the first opening of the program.

I looked through the program and couldn't find anything in regards to "read ECU" or "load map". I downloaded the map I want from Flying Miata's website.

My PowerFC in my FD is so easy... You just press "read ECU"... this thing is starting to make me frustrated.
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Yeah the link software is kind of a pain. To get the map that is in there: File->New, select zone settings, OK.

If you were expecting to see live data in datalog you'll be disappointed. You should download RTLink.
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I'm not concerned with the datalogging portion.

I just want to load the proper map so I can drive my car to the tuner, 300 miles away.
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Ahh.. I see how it works now. It won't do the whole process since I'm sitting in my living room not at my car...

But.. is this how I should do it?

Plug ECU into car, Plug ECU into computer
Turn to "ON" position
File -> New -> select zone

Then what?

It will load what's on the ECU? Can I then open the map (it's a .txt file) I downloaded from FM and load it on the ECU?
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I just meant when you had it connected and didn't see anything.

I know where the tuner is, its 5 miles from my house
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