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Max Headroom

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Re: Tech2 Options
« Reply #30 on: 15 October 2011, 11:40:22 AM »
Is it genuine? I heard that there were some fake Tech II's lurking in eBay

But just as in the Middle East - you can buy genuine fake watches - so you may have a genuine fake  ;D

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Re: Tech2 Options
« Reply #31 on: 15 October 2011, 01:28:26 PM »
all I know is that it works perfectly with my '03 9-5. I just need to get a 10mb card so I acn talk to the '95 'vert.
TIS2000 recognises and functions perfectly with the Tech 2.
Tech2  prices are coming down it seems though, due to the MDI device that supercedes the Tech2...

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Re: Tech2 Options
« Reply #32 on: 23 April 2017, 08:47:12 PM »
I Changed the setting for the wiper to extra wipe on the TECH II but it doesn't do it it is showing changed on the menu but nothing

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Re: Tech2 Options
« Reply #33 on: 24 April 2017, 10:48:15 AM »
The extra wipe only happens if the car is stationary or travelling at walking pace.
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Re: Tech2 Options
« Reply #34 on: 01 May 2017, 04:32:11 PM »
Doesn't extra wipe if stationary with engine on or off and not when driving either slow or normal speed

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Re: Tech2 Options
« Reply #35 on: 01 May 2017, 05:48:03 PM »
There's a setting in Tech2 where you can set the speed above which the extra wipe is cancelled.  I think the default speed is 6 mph.
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Re: Tech2 Options
« Reply #36 on: 18 July 2017, 03:44:08 PM »
Is it possible to disable rear bulb failure warning - MY2000 V6?
And not directly related, is there an easy way to fix a loose pin in the OBD connector?

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Re: Tech2 Options
« Reply #37 on: 18 July 2017, 08:45:28 PM »
Welcome! :)

There's no way to disable the bulb warning that I know of.  What problem do you have?  The usual one is that what appears to be a false warning is probably a real warning in that a bulb is about to fail.  The warning system works on comparing the resistance between the two sides.  A bulb near failure can trigger the warning.  Then when you replace it, the new bulb will have a different resistance to the other bulb which is also on its last legs and so the warning still appears.  Advice is to change in matched pairs.

It's also very easy to push the bulbs in too far. This bends the bottom contact down, so it appears OK, but the bulb will turn too far in the bottom position.  If you do this with a twin filament bulb, you can short out the brake and taillight circuits, then all sorts of weird electric faults appear!!

I don't think that there is anything special about the OBD connector.  There should be a springy on the side of the metal pin that expands into a slot when pushed into place that prevents it coming back out.
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Re: Tech2 Options
« Reply #38 on: 19 July 2017, 09:47:51 AM »
Welcome! :)

There's no way to disable the bulb warning that I know of.  What problem do you have?  The usual one is that what appears to be a false warning is probably a real warning in that a bulb is about to fail.  The warning system works on comparing the resistance between the two sides.  A bulb near failure can trigger the warning.  Then when you replace it, the new bulb will have a different resistance to the other bulb which is also on its last legs and so the warning still appears.  Advice is to change in matched pairs.

It's also very easy to push the bulbs in too far. This bends the bottom contact down, so it appears OK, but the bulb will turn too far in the bottom position.  If you do this with a twin filament bulb, you can short out the brake and taillight circuits, then all sorts of weird electric faults appear!!

I don't think that there is anything special about the OBD connector.  There should be a springy on the side of the metal pin that expands into a slot when pushed into place that prevents it coming back out.

Thanks for such a comprehensive reply. I'm making my own problems by installing Philips red LED's - not widely available in Europe, but not nasty junk either - specs are on some of the Philips web sites. My neighbours are Mr. and Mrs. Claus and in winter, brighter and faster is no bad thing with most driving fairly fast with studded tires. I've been dithering about buying a Tech 2 and if it had been possible I would have gone ahead since there are one or two other things I'd like to change. My extremely friendly Indy doesn't charge much but he's always busy and has to unscrew the connector to push one pin back each time - so he's not keen unless it's important.
Edit: Sorted brake failure warning out by, to put it briefly, hard wiring the inner bulb brake filament -there is no base contact in my car at least. Can live with the rear light warning since its a push of a button when I start up (run DRL), or I may hang a 5w resistor on if I get tired of the warning.
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Re: Tech2 Options
« Reply #39 on: 20 July 2017, 10:36:44 PM »
I've replaced other types of connector on my cars and equipment before, so had a look and quickly found female OBD connectors for sale. It should be easy for an auto electrician to sort.