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Just wondering if anyone has had a problem with their tactrix adaptor. It wouldn't connect

to my ba xr8 and I thought it was a probem with my obd port but my blue tooth adaptor and my

sct hand controller both connect fine. The error message I get through pcmtec when I try to read the vehicle is

that it can see the cable but isn't receiving from the pcm. I then trie using it with my scanning software

in the wifes kia and it is doing the same thing, it can see the j2354 but isn't seeing feedback from the pcm.

Any help would be appreciated thanks Scott

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Hope it genuine for the price I paid lol. But seriously they are a well known Aussie company so I think it is. As for the drivers I double checked they were installed and pcmtec is saying that it can see it as a j2354. I am lost too if it's not faulty.

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It could be a comm port issue. Maybe try plug it in a different usb port and let it power on and install to see if makes a difference. I know sometimes i have to do this for PCMtec to pick it up again. Maybe try a different obd2 software to scan the ecu.  Just to see if you get anything out of it.

Otherwise maybe well be stuffed :/

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Lol yeah I have that, it's what I tried on the other car. I have access to a territory tomorrow that I will try to rule out my car being the problem. Thanks for trying to help Finnegan. 

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Is it a big HP build? Some tuners cut the OBD2 wires back in the day before they could tuner lock cars.

Where did you buy the cable from and how much was it? It should be about the $250-300 mark. Fake OpenPorts are usually under $100 and most are DOA or fail within a few weeks.

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The wiring hasn't been touched Roland as I built the car and was tuning it with sct prior to this. I bought the cable from ti performance and it cost $300 with postage.

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Yeah I tried and same result, the laptop is seeing the cable but no response from the com.

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Yeah I have a territory I can try tomorrow, so I will give that a go and see what happens.

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Thanks finnigan I will give it a go tommorow and if its a no go

then I will hit them up and see what they say.

 

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If you don't have any luck on the Terri just drop us an email. Would be the first failure I've seen in many sales.

 

PS: for anyone in doubt about whether they're Genuine, the authenticity of the units we sell can be validated by checking the serial number on the unit with Tactrix themselves.

 

Cheers,

Jason

 

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Thanks. I just wanted to make sure it was a failure before I emailed you, I understand these things can happen if it is a faulty cable.

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15 hours ago, galapogos01 said:

Would be the first failure I've seen in many sales.

We only ever heard of one failure before and I suspect it was a high voltage power supply killing it (I think it was about 20v and had FEPS left powered on over a weekend which is not exactly normal use). Tactrix themselves said they had never seen it before.

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The territory didn't come onto work and we usually get a few Ford's in but not one last week lol. Work has been flat out so I'll have another look in the next few days.

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Woohoo success! It wasnt the cable it was the usb port in my laptop, all good now though. On a side note i have just read the file in my car and it is telling me i have a checksum error. Any thoughts?

Thanks for all the help and advice.

Scotty

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it says it has a DTC permanent checksum error, which may make the vehicle undrivable. I have always had an error code come when i have scanned it and

I always put it down to the aftermarket tune in the car, but maybe I am wrong.

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hmmm... i wonder if that's because the tune is locked?  Still should stop you from logging the vehicle thou i wouldn't have thought

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Basically if the car starts and runs fine it is usually safe to ignore it, it was most likely the result of whoever tuned it previously.

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1 hour ago, finnigan001 said:

hmmm... i wonder if that's because the tune is locked?  Still should stop you from logging the vehicle thou i wouldn't have thought

If it is tuner locked with our software it will say so specifically. Some other tuners do their own thing to tuner lock the PCM which could also cause a checksum error.

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Thanks Roland I will have a read of that post. No it's not locked, the pcm is from my sedan and was tuned by a large shop in Melb when I had the vortech supercharger in it. When i transferred the engine into my ute I used the same tune and have been trying to fine tune it with sct since.

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SCT sometimes causes a checksum error. I'm not sure why. Often you'll find the VID block has been wiped as well so double check that.

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