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This is an awesome thread. Full version can he found here:

http://ozvr4.com/for...talogging-cable

I shamelessly stole this from OZVR4- pretty good for you OBD2 guys with RVR's......




Background

For those that wish to have the ability to log the Engine (EFI) ECU but don’t want to pay the $137US for the 1.3U cable, or the $197US for the openport 2.0 cable then this is thread for you!

Please be aware that the openport 1.3U cable is required if you want to log/service the AYC & ABS, and if you want to be able to flash the MH7202 & MH7203 ECU’s then you will need the Openport 2.0 cable. This is purely a cheap solution for logging the engine ECU, nothing else.

This is a guide for creating an Engine data logging cable for $20AU. This in no way replaces the functionality achieved by using the Tactrix Open Port 2.0 cable but allows you to monitor your cars ECU, as well as use applications like Virtual Dyno Room to get an idea of your whp etc.

First off, you need to buy a cable. The cable of choice in this instance is the OBDII to USB cable often referred to as VAG-COM Cable. VAG-COM is short for Volkwagen Audio Group Communications. Essentially this cable has been developed for use with VAG cars for communicating with their ECU. However, as VAG use the same OBDII protocol as the Mitsubishi’s (and Subaru) of ISO 9141-2. This means that certain functionality provided by the MUTII protocol can be accessed using this cable.

Now the How To

First you will need to buy a VAG COM cable, one like this will do (the exact cable I bought)
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When you receive the cable, you will need to modify the cable to put the car into diagnostic mode. As you (may) have read elsewhere, to put the car into diagnostic mode you need to bridge pin 1 to pin 4 on the OBDII port. So to keep it simple, we will solder a wire between pin 1 and pin 4 on the cable so whenever you plug the cable in, you will be in diagnostic mode.

So, open up the cable by removing the four holding screws, and you will see as below (minus the speaker wire):
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And the pins are marked from 1 - 8 (9-15 on the other side)
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Then as you can see on my cable here, I have soldered some speaker wire between pins 1 and pin 4. (My reason for this is I use this cable on my Subaru also, for which I don’t need 1&4 bridged, so I have put in a switch. SO you just need to solder a single piece of wire between pins 1 and 4.)

So simply solder a piece of wire between pin 1 and pin 4, and put the cable back together and here is the finished product:
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Then you will need the software.
There are 2 options when it comes to software.

First off is Mitsulogger v2.0. Its not the prettiest software around, but its very functional. It contains all the parameters that EvoScan does, however does not have the nice features like realtime graph, dashboard gauge layouts etc. It really is just for creating .csv logs - which really are all you need. It can be downloaded for free from here:
http://www.aktivemat...ix-useful-info/
If you use Mitsulogger, you will need to install the drivers for the cable. In which case, downloading ECU Flash and installing first will install the drivers: ECU Flash Download

Next is EvoScan, which is by far the most comprehensive software for use with our cars. It’s simple layout makes it well worth the while. You can purchase the software/licence from www.evoscan.com and download from the link following purchase.
To get EvoScan operational there is no need to install ECU Flash first as EvoScan comes with the drivers. Simply install EvoScan software BEFORE connecting your cable (as all drivers will install as part of EvoScan).

DO NOT install the drivers that come with the cable.

Then with the software installed, connect up the the OBDII port end to the OBDII Port. This can be found on the drivers side under the dash, just by your left knee, as seen here:
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Then connect the USB to your laptop and start the software. You should now be connected and ready to log!

End Notes
The evolutionm thread containing the Virtual Dyno Room can be found here:
Download Virtual Dyno Room
Note that you just need to sign up to the forum to be able to download attachments.
I have continued the virtual dyno room discussion in the datalogging thread here.


Finally, if I have forgotten any steps, or are having troubles with the guide let me know.

Cheers
Lee



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Thanks for this

Got a 1.3R Data Cable from Limitless and found the ABS light was flashing crazy, so I'm going to fix this with the cable mod.
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Thought I would quickly reply... the 1.3R Cable wont log ABS as said, however I found an article online suggesting that the 1.3R could if pins 1 and 4 were bridged. This is untrue and doesnt work.

The ABS light still isolates and flickers on and off.
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Will this includes the MH6211 processors as well?

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Hi, I know this thread is old but didn't want to start a new 1.
So I bought an OBD2 bluetooth, but it won't connect to the ecu.
Should I do what "clutz" did ?
Will it connect at all?
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Hi, I know this thread is old but didn't want to start a new 1.
So I bought an OBD2 bluetooth, but it won't connect to the ecu.
Should I do what "clutz" did ?
Will it connect at all?
1997 RVR


Would like to know the same thing. I've bought one for my Subaru but if I can modify it for my RVR i'll use it in there too.

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I also just purchased an OBDII bluetooth adapter. I can't for the life of me find the OBDII port though. :wacko: (95 SSG) I've just got in the mail, pulled the bottom drivers dash off....Still can't see it. Have u got a clearer picture of the surroundings please. My thought is perhaps bridging the wires on the Bluetooth adapter as well?!?

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Behind the fuse box pointing down. Black rectangular looking plug with curved sides.

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Ahhh ok. I looked there...must've missed it. Thanks for that. Ill check it when i get home.

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OK so I've plugged it in. As expected it isn't recognised. The Bluetooth will pair but i'm thinking perhaps that bridging 'may' be required for it to be read correctly. With the ELM 327 Bluetooth came a disc filled with about a dozen OBD2 programs. So firstly i'll tackle them before going down the path of rewiring it. I don't know whether you guys are aware. But the Android Playstore has a range of ODB2 to bluetooth apps available. This then allows me to connect to my Samsung Galaxy S2 or my in-car 7" Android/DVD player head unit.
One of these apps is called "Car Gauge Pro" (also in lite edition which is free) This allows similar functions to what the Skyline GTR's in-dash gauges display. Such as air temp, oil, water, boost, volts, Qtr Mile etc. And another handy app would be "Mitsubishi fault codes".

Has anybody else played around with similar apps and had success?

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Car gauge pro sounds cool, sounds like a reason to upgrade head unit
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Btw, does anyone know what Protocol i need to connect to for bluetooth? Has this been done with our earlier ECU/Engines before?

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I've had this unit installed for about 4days now. It has EVERYTHING you could possibly need. Android interface acts just like your android phone would do. This allows you to custom interface your unit with cool looking 'live wallpapers' and 'themes' and even allow for steering wheel controls. The controls are customise-able to your own liking. Kinda like a macro key on your PC (if you know what a macro is,that is) Yes we can also buy aftermarket conrols/remotes that have a learning ability to program upto 16 custom controls to you liking. There's endless options available by tapping into the Playstore's endless supply of cool car related apps.

This is where i got it from. Took 5 business days from HK!!! $470 delivered and it does all this! Oh and it comes with full Navigation software complete with a gps antenna and much more.
http://www.ebay.com....ht_13278wt_1163

I thought to myself. If i could possibly connect the bluetooth adapter to the Head unit via Android's apps. I'd get some wicked functions and data streaming right at the touch of a button....or custom steering controls.

The apps i'm currently looking into on the Playstore are: Car gauge Pro, Car home Ultra, IQuad, Mitsubishi Fault codes, Torque Pro.

Also found this thread of 1 & 2g owners also wanting to know how to get this working too. http://www.dsmtuners...l#post152343606

Edited by ULS33-RVR-GO, 27 July 2012 - 11:50 AM.


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Like this but Bluetooth! http://www.evoscan.c...-evox-can-obdii

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Sorry to revive such an old thread, however it was pinned so here we go,

I've purchased the vag-com cable and done the mod. Car goes into Diagnostics when hooked up, However when I run evo scan it states 1.3u cable not detected try 2.0 config. Which also does not work. (Evoscan 2.9)

Running windows 10 on a netbook laptop. I was getting FTD2xx.dll errors prior but fixed that up.

Do I need to run an earlier version of evoscan?

Cheers.

Aaron.



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Where the hell is Nanango?
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Nevermind...Ive worked it out.
[qoute name="BMGTZ" post="331212" timestamp="1467451744"]I don't know anything ...
Trust in the master of taxis.... He will set you straight[/quote]

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Where the hell is Nanango?

You can buy a bumper sticker from the info centre that says pretty well exactly that. xD



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Ha ha ha..thats funny as fuck.
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Hey mate, is than a '97 HSGR? I am pretty sure you need a newer version to support OBD2, which is v2.5 and up.




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