Thank You! :thumb:
Your welcome.Thank You! :thumb:
The OTC setup gave you an 8-foot(?) extension cable for the 8-pin din cable...One thing I had not considered.
OTC transitioned from a 12V POS battery clip on the DRB-II to using an AUX Port "cigarette lighter" style plug on all their later diagnostic scanners.
That could get awkward if your sitting in the vehicle to get power and can't reach the SCI connector in the engine compartment.
The OTC 3305-72 DB-25 Power and 8-Pin DIN is 96 inches long (US) or 8FT from the Female DB25 connector to either the Female 8-Pin DIN or the AUX Port Power Plug.. if you divide the two cables up and stretch them so each cable is its full lenth that is a total of 192 inches or 16FT [ I just measured it with a tape measure to be absolutely accurate ]The OTC setup gave you an 8-foot(?) extension cable for the 8-pin din cable...
Thanks for fleshing this tester/topic out!:thumb:
That's actually a clever and awesome way to get it to work!Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate has an XP emulator(XP Mode) in a Virtual Mode (VM) that I was able to get an older scanner to work in.
Good Luck with yours
Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate has an XP emulator(XP Mode) in a Virtual Machine (VM) that I was able to get an older scanner to work in.
Good Luck with yours
And it is still just 1 machine, and it works simultaneously, you just save the image where you can find it and copy it out to W7 to use it there.That's actually a clever and awesome way to get it to work!
I think I have.. I have the parts and the pins to connect.jwillis84,
Did you ever get your cable figured-out?
I just got a DRB II w/Jeep-Eagle adapter, but need the SMEC 6-pin cable to diagnose an '88 Horizon, but can't find one.
So if you know, would you be so kind as to show me what pins connect from the DIN 8 to the SMEC 6 and to the battery clamp? I'd be very grateful, since it seems I need to make my own cable at this point.
Cheers ... Chris
OTC is the original vendor/maker/(inventor?) of the DRB-II which was sold under the Chrysler brand.Thanx for getting back to me.
Glad to hear you're having success.
What is "scan gti"?
I know about the Monitor 4000E.
How is it better than the DRB II?
I thought it was limited in what it could read, and in not being able to send feedback signals?
Well.. my background is computers.. in the 80's I couldn't do video games because they gave me motion sickness.. so I focused on fixing games and setting them up for other people. So that's how I got into computers, more in the head than sitting in front of them. I missed learning about cars for the most part but my Dad passed away and left a really old truck that needed repair.. a 1989 Dodge D250 pickup.. and it was the first year an Electronic Fuel Injected system was put into it.. so its pretty simple compared to everything before and since. Its a sweet spot of just complicated enough and demonstrates but not too much.. a lot of stuff was put on this vehicle for the first time.Nice write-up!
Thanx for the info.
Where'd you learn about diagnosing and all that?
I used to be very good at a/c diagnosing and carburetors, b/c I initially had charts to show me what gauge readings meant. Eventually, experience added to the charts. But all this computer stuff is new to me. I've been out of the loop since the late 80's, when I was a Honda tech. Wish I could find something that would get me started. I'm a mechanical guy, not an electrical guy, which makes it harder to learn, b/c this stuff is taught to people who can memorize tons of trivia and then pull from it whenever they need to, whereas I'm the kind of brain that needs standards, procedures and ordered logic to diagnose.
Know of anything that may get me started right?
I have the service manuals, but they are about as good as a Philadelphia brick.
What I would like to have is a manual that has flow-charts and procedures, like the HELM manuals I've used.