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    I have an EML327 Interface and OBDwiz software, i've tried connecting it to the BMW 20-pin, and the OBD 16-pin locations, it connects to COM27 and says the interface is connected but 'Hardware not recognised' apparently .

    Just wondering if the 'Hardware' is referring to my ECU? can anyone help please??
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeves-E36 View Post
    I have an EML327 Interface and OBDwiz software, i've tried connecting it to the BMW 20-pin, and the OBD 16-pin locations, it connects to COM27 and says the interface is connected but 'Hardware not recognised' apparently .

    Just wondering if the 'Hardware' is referring to my ECU? can anyone help please??
    try and set it as a lower port numer on device manager, try com 1,2,3 or 4
     
     

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    Are you going through the USB or com port on the laptop?
     
     

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    I am surprised that an E36 has an OBD2 socket.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyboy2005 View Post
    try and set it as a lower port numer on device manager, try com 1,2,3 or 4
    i wont be back with the car until thursday so i'll try it again then, thanks

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    Are you going through the USB or com port on the laptop?
    i'm going through the USB

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    I am surprised that an E36 has an OBD2 socket.
    yeh for some reason my car has both the OBD socket and BMW 20-pin
     
     

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    I think most of these diagnostic softwares like to be run through a COM port and maybe that's where the problem lies?

    I could be wrong though..
     
     

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    Don't suppose you know if i can get a COM adapter, or maybe chop the USB end off and stick a COM one on?
     
     

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    What protocol are you using? OBD2 works on USB-Serial. DS2 needs a proper COM port for the DTR/DTS lines.
     
     

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    pretty sure its OBD2, but with it being pre 2001 i'm not 100% on that now
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeves-E36 View Post
    pretty sure its OBD2, but with it being pre 2001 i'm not 100% on that now
    The 16 pin socket is OBD2. Whether or not is is enabled in the EU version software is another question.

    There is also an OBD2 pin on the 20 pin connector. Whether or not is is enabled in the EU version software is the same question.


     
     

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