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#1 mike97

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:59 PM

I was wondering how I can hook up a lap top to my car ?

#2 3Pin

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:01 PM

What are you looking to accomplish?

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:12 PM

you mean to recharge, diagnosis, or something else?

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:21 PM

or make it some sort of evil bionic extension of yourself?


:lol:

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:33 PM

LOL thats so funny ..well I was looking for diagnose and to have more control

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 09:00 PM

yeah that's been discussed before with links to products (cable and software) to facillitate that. search for OBDII i guess or laptop or lap-top? or being standardized (OBDII) this will come up quickly in google.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 09:02 PM

LOL thats so funny ..well I was looking for diagnose and to have more control



i liked my idea better :P

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 09:24 PM

or make it some sort of evil bionic extension of yourself?


:lol:


but then he'd have to get a cat and a monocle.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:02 PM

By the time you get it working your time and parts investment would probably be better spent on an inexpensive OBDII reader and then you can pull codes in any 95-2006/7 give or take a year Subaru for friends and such. Charge $5 a pull for friends and it will probably pay for itself.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:09 PM

Charge $5 a pull for friends and it will probably pay for itself.



AND IVE BEEN GIVING AWAY ADVICE FOR FREE!


Ok i now have a paypal account ...comeon folks i need to pay for college :)


:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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#11 mike97

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:45 AM

AND IVE BEEN GIVING AWAY ADVICE FOR FREE!


Ok i now have a paypal account ...comeon folks i need to pay for college :)


:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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you are 2 funny ..LOL:lol::lol::lol:

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 05:48 AM

I am sure I will buy a ob scaner .I was just cerious if there was a way to get more control of the engine with a program .like in fast and the ferious 2 .that movie was awsome..:banana:

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:29 AM

I am sure I will buy a ob scaner .I was just cerious if there was a way to get more control of the engine with a program .like in fast and the ferious 2 .that movie was awsome..:banana:


There is, but, it costs more then your car.


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Posted 05 March 2009 - 10:31 AM

Using a lap top to have more control of your engine is something that is usually used on a car that has a turbo setup and some sort of aftermarket computer module.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:35 PM

By the time you get it working your time and parts investment would probably be better spent on an inexpensive OBDII reader and then you can pull codes in any 95-2006/7 give or take a year Subaru for friends and such. Charge $5 a pull for friends and it will probably pay for itself.



I would second Shawn's advice. You're better off just getting a stand alone reader.

There is an OBD2 interface reader you have to buy and cable, and then you need software. Some software is free, but very limited in what it can do.




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