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    We'll let the emoticons decide which is better...

    PC Mac

    PC Mac

    The emoticons have spoken.

    But on a more serious note. ConSultan is *working* on my mac with a USB cable from Blazt. More on this when I get home and get to play with it a bit more. Again MAJOR props to Eric Pooch, the creator of ConSultan for working with me to get the issues around these USB cables resolved.

    -matt

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    Good stuff :thumbs:

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    Update - Working

    Hey All,
    Here is the latest. ConSultan works pretty well. I got everything working as it should be. If you want to use Consult diagnostics on your mac for a pre 1999 nissan with a USB cable from Blazt, then do the following:

    Get a USB consult interface cable from
    http://www.blazt.biz

    Install the mac drivers for the USB cable that come with Blazt's cable.
    The mac dirvers for the cable are in the windows exe extract. They are also listed for download previously in this thread.

    After installing the drivers, go plug in your mac with the cable to your consult port, which is right in your drivers side floor fuse kick pannel. I had to wait a minute before my mac recognized the new port. Your mac should recognize a new modem* port called something like: USBToRS232.

    Install the latest build of ConSultan from Eric's site:
    http://members.cox.net/~epooch/consultan/

    After installing ConSultan to your applications directory, you need to type the following command in Terminal in order to get ConSultan to recognize modem* ports and not just serial ports:

    defaults write com.Code55.ConSultan CSAllPortsConfigKey 1


    * Here, the (mac and pc) drivers for the USB to serial chipset that comes with Blazt's cable are made by si labs http://www.silabs.com. Their mac driver currently installs the cable interface as a modem port, not as a serial port. Hence ConSultan could not see it before. Eric modified his app to look for modem ports as well, but only by issuing the command above after installation.

    Hope this is useful to someone other than me... Anyone else gonna use this?

    Thanks to Eric Pooch for his help tweaking his app for this purpose, and thanks to all the help from the community!

    Peace,
    Matthew

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    screenshots???

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    pics comming soon

    sorry guys, i am super busy this week. I am going on vacation and i leave this friday. I will try to get pics of ConSultan in action yet this week. failing that, they will be up next week when I get back.

    peace
    matt

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    Good thing I found this forum...

    So my car got broken into on weds

    They tried to yank out my CarPC, and when they did, they ripped off the consult connector from the usb cable. The CarPC was a cheapy box running a Pentium III and only 128MB of RAM since it was only used for DataScan, a few OBD2 monitors, and MP3's.. no big deal.

    The big deal is that the Blazt cable had this pink shielding on it (i'm assuming where the connection board was shielded) and i can't seem to find that piece. I tried looking behind my center console but it's too crampt to see anything. Also, the connector is broken, but Blazt sells the connectors separately so I have no problem buying another one.

    I do have a problem with having to buy the whole $80+ cable all over again when I can just use my USB cable, find a board, and buy the inexpensive connector and remake the whole dang thing myself.

    Anyone have a wiring diagram on this, or know where I can find instructions to do it myself. I can find instuctions for the serial one, but it's too bulky to find a place for it inside the car.

    I think I will e-mail Blazt directly. I already e-mailed an eBay seller that sells the same Consult-to-USB cabe to see if he knows how to reassemble it and what parts I need.

    Thanks ahead of time!

    - Mario

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    Hi, i have toyota land cruizer 3.0 diesel from 1997 and i think is have not obd, can i get some consult pc sistem to him.Thanks

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    Talking Thanks ikon 240!

    I just did basically the same setup and those instructions worked great!

    I got my cable off ebay from Desert Laboratories, by a guy who makes them by hand. slip0n0fall is his ebay ID, but he makes small quantities. It's nice because there's a female usb port on the other end, which accepts A-B cables like off a printer. The build quality is good.

    When I first plugged it in, OSX recognized it as a Nissan/Infiniti Consult Interface in the system profiler under USB. Which I thought was cool. Consultan didn't recognize it though, so I downloaded the silabs/blatz driver (it uses the same chipset as the blatz) from your earlier post. That did the trick. I went into System Preferences/Network, and it recognized it as a network port, hit apply for it to take.

    Then Consultan worked fine, although it didn't automatically pick up the chassis and engine codes. A quick search found those, and I'm good to go.

    Just got my official nissan service manual off ebay too, so now I just need to figure out what I need to do to fix this mofo

    Thanks for all the help!

    -arton

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    Quote Originally Posted by arton View Post
    Just got my official nissan service manual off ebay too
    u mean an actual hard copy version? hope no one actually buys the CD ones (that sell for like 10$), since the people selling them dont even own them (they just got them off the net and are selling them to make money, though no one realises this, they think that its such a bargain, and they all have good rep due to no one knowing any better)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewKleer View Post
    u mean an actual hard copy version? hope no one actually buys the CD ones (that sell for like 10$), since the people selling them dont even own them (they just got them off the net and are selling them to make money, though no one realises this, they think that its such a bargain, and they all have good rep due to no one knowing any better)
    No, I got a used hard copy. I wouldn't mind having a searchable pdf sometimes though.

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