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  1. 2000 E36/7 Z3 2.0 Carsoft connectivity 
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    Sorry to be a pest but OK finally bought carsoft 6.5. (and got the s/ware to work)
    Connected using the OBDII plug and the only module it sees is the DME which has no faults. All other modules don't respond.
    Connected using the round plug to the skt under the bonnet and it sees the DME module, the inst cluster module and ZKE module but no others.
    Sees one fault on the inst cluster module - F5 Can id missing (ASC)??
    Sees one fault on the ZKE module - electrical load cutoff, short cct or overload??
    My question is- should it see more modules on a year 2000 car?
    and why doesn't it see the inst cluster and ZKE modules thru the OBDII plug? Is it because of the age of the car?
    The good news is that it sees all the eng data when the eng is running, just have to find what the readings should be now.
    Last edited by grahamh; 09-10-2009 at 23:21. Reason: typo
     
     

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    I think that on cars which are older than around 1999 or 2000 which also have the round 20 pin connector are in fact OBD I and not OBD II compliant. OBD I is a diagnostic port which was really only able to be used for engine and other drivetrain codes. Instrument clusters and other modules are not available on it so what you are seeing is pretty normal.

    Ony Z3M there are quite a few modules which are not responding to Carsoft on the 20 pin port but one thing to check is to try the diagnostic with a battery charger attached since the software is sensitive to the battery voltage and some modules will not respond if the voltage is a bit low. With a battery charger attached you may see a couple of others start responding.

    Brian
     
     

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    Just to add, if you have both 20 pin and 16 pin, you are better off using the 20 pin connector only, as the 16 pin one has limited connectivity to the modules.
     
     

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