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  1. Thread: DirecTV to PC?

    by DavidL
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    You can control some DirecTV receivers via a PC...

    You can control some DirecTV receivers via a PC serial port to DB9 to USB to receiver.
    MainLobby's MLDirecTV is software that does this today.

    You can pipe the HD tuner output to the Haupauge HD...
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    Most newer vehicles with ATC (Automatic Temp...

    Most newer vehicles with ATC (Automatic Temp Control) the ATC is on the vehicle bus and therefore is available to a good scan tool. The issue is that the protocol is not part of "OBD2" legislation...
  3. A 2003 Wrangler does not have a cabin filter.

    A 2003 Wrangler does not have a cabin filter.
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    Direktorz, You car should support OBD2.

    Direktorz,
    You car should support OBD2.
  5. armine, It might be easier to list what devices...

    armine,
    It might be easier to list what devices users have tried that are not compatible. The USB-UIRT is compatible with most all remotes and IR devices. Only some B&O devices come to mind as not...
  6. I am sure you realize that between the...

    I am sure you realize that between the touchscreen and the fusion board is a PC?

    Touchscreen < PC <> fusion board > relays
  7. Thread: OBD and XML

    by DavidL
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    Yes, Joey is correct, there is no XML standard...

    Yes, Joey is correct, there is no XML standard for vehicle diagnostic data. And yes, many of the OEM (commercial) scan tools do export to XML. The good news is that once you are able to create a...
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    You can also look into 1-Wire technology. ...

    You can also look into 1-Wire technology. Several of the home automation software (like MainLobby) supports graphing and display of 1Wire device values.(like voltage / temp / humidity etc)
  9. Look for Girder.

    Look for Girder.
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    There was a thread in the Software Front End...

    There was a thread in the Software Front End discussion that asked if a commercial product that included Diagnostic scan tool integration was of interest here. But, I didn't get the sense that...
  11. You should disconnect your scan tool and hide the...

    You should disconnect your scan tool and hide the wires.
    Even though you aren't doing anything to affect emissions by monitoring current vehicle states, that is not to say that the emissions testers...
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    Great commentary. Thanx. The product I speak of...

    Great commentary. Thanx.
    The product I speak of is highly configurable and with that, the OEM won't be interested as they couldn't support it. They also would not yet be interested in a PC...
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    Also keep in mind that the speed bottleneck is...

    Also keep in mind that the speed bottleneck is not the serial connection, but the vehicle's infrastructure itself. USB won't be any faster than a well designed serial connection to the vehicle.
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    Any other comments to this thread? Interested...

    Any other comments to this thread?

    Interested in all opinions!
  15. Thread: Project Down?

    by DavidL
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    You could look into Homeseer.com for a VR system...

    You could look into Homeseer.com for a VR system and text to speech.
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    turbocad6, that is exactly the type of feedback...

    turbocad6,
    that is exactly the type of feedback I was looking for. thank you.
    There is a high degree of customization that is available. You can pretty much build whatever you want with the...
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    JouS, Not sure I understand your point. Are you...

    JouS,
    Not sure I understand your point. Are you saying that building an interface in Macromedia Flash is "easy"? For a basic interface a Flash developer might agree. The product I speak of has...
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    MikeH, Yes, I respect and appreciate that many...

    MikeH,
    Yes, I respect and appreciate that many here "like to do their own thing"...but, how many are software developers? I see lots of folks, but very few are coders.

    I think there are many...
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    Flash based commercial front end discussion

    Is there a market for a commercial front end software package for CarPC usage? There are lots of very nice free / shareware packages using inexpensive vehicle interface modules. But, with being free,...
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    Any diagnostic code provides clues on the SYSTEM...

    Any diagnostic code provides clues on the SYSTEM that is involved with the issue. For example, the OXygen sensor is part of the system that is causing your car grief. The troubleshooting process...
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    I assume you pullled out the factory ECU when you...

    I assume you pullled out the factory ECU when you installed TEC3R - so that's why you say OBD2 is disabled?
    Of course it wouldn't work. So, to get access to the rest of functions, you will have to...
  22. Thread: TekMate

    by DavidL
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    "one thing that bugs me about both tools, is that...

    "one thing that bugs me about both tools, is that niether one offers an oil pressure sensor. i dont know why."
    I don't believe oil pressure is an OBDII legislated requirement.
    Which means you will...
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    You might want to look at a 1-wire Counter as an...

    You might want to look at a 1-wire Counter as an interface to your CarPC.
    You could add it to the power feed for both your ignition switch and another on your headlights. Maxim is the company that...
  24. Thread: Hp limit

    by DavidL
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    Your not going to get this functionality with the...

    Your not going to get this functionality with the base level tools and ECU access that is routinely available. You would need to change flash parameters to limit the amount of power available. You...
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    Each vehicle idle is set differently. Assuming...

    Each vehicle idle is set differently. Assuming your engine is mechanically sound (good compression, no vacuum leaks etc), then you might look into the Automatic Idle Speed (AIS) motor to see if it...
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