07-14-2012, 08:40 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgetown, Guyana
You don't need an interface or Rhinoview to diagnose a problem with the vehicle, you can insert a jumper (or diagnostic fuse), count the flashes and look up the codes - what you need to do, and how you go about doing it are documented in the FSM for your vehicle.
Apparently you're looking for more - as I was - how about you design your own hardware interface, sit down & reverse engineer the communication protocols, and then write your own application?
Do you think you have what it takes?
Would you like to price a Tech1 or a Tech2 with the necessary adapter & cartridge, see what that'll set you back?
Rhinoman has put a lot of time & hard work into reverse engineering the SDL protocols, he doesn't have to make that available to you, he's designed an interface that works, and made that available also, and given the fact that he's made it available for less than I paid for the interface I have, I'm going to guess that he's not doing it at a profit.
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