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  1. #31
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    What do you think to do with DCL, Steve.??

    Best Regards.

    Sergio

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    I was frustrated by the fact that there is no easy method of obtaining fault codes from these ECUs, as Ford removed the STAR TEST connector. I have an Innova OBD-I, II, CAN fault code reader, but it doesn't work with the Escort, so I started to reverse engineer the ECU to find if I could find a way of building a DIY fault code reader.

    Steve
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    Hello Steve.

    I have seen that Ford has removed the STAR TEST connector, but hasn´t removed pins from PCM or electronic circuit. I my Country all that EEC IV included EEC IV DCL has pins to read fault code by them, but in DCL are not wired. You have to see the way to reach that pins and will use them with no problem.

    http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq23O139

    Best Regards Steve.

    Sergio
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    Last edited by Sergio2007; March 19th, 2009 at 09:14 AM.

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    Hi Sergio,

    I started reverse engineering the ECU by disassembling the ROM using C.A.T.S. and then comparing the assembler file to the documented Mustang ones on Tom Cloud's site. My goal was to build a DCL reader, but I quickly realized that the Star Test routines were still in there, but, at least on the cars in Europe, the components have been left off of the PCB. So I did this:

    http://158.143.56.200/~steve/eeciv/

    Since then I've modded a couple of ECUs by bringing the wires out through the J3 cover, but friends keep asking me to build a real tester, so I'm starting work on this again.

    Steve
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    Where are you from Steve, USA or Europe ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergio2007 View Post
    Where are you from Steve, USA or Europe ??
    Europe - UK

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    Hi Steve.

    If you are interested, I can send you a mail (by PM) from a Czech guy who is working in DCL too.

    Best Regards

    Sergio

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    Hi Sergio,

    I've found a guy in America who's doing data logging to a PC application, and he kindly sent me his program code. Like you, he used a RS232 converter, but I have already built a working USB to EEC-IV interface (using easily obtainable development modules costing about 50 USD), so I intend modding his code to work with that.

    Steve

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    Very Good Steve.!!

    I have not program code, have only .exe file, my partner has program code but don´t give it to me. I hope you have some advances with that information.

    Best Regards.

    Sergio

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    Sergio,

    I would be interested in getting a copy of the DCL document you refer to. Is this possible?

    Thanks,
    MrTdude

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    Hello MrTdude

    Of course that it is possible.
    Send me a PM or mail and I will send you as soon as I can.
    What are you planning to do with DCL ?? and where are you from ??

    Best Regards.

    Sergio
    Last edited by Sergio2007; April 1st, 2009 at 11:42 AM.

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    Sergio,

    I am new to this message board, how do I PM or mail. I don't see these options on my menu?

    Regards,
    MrTDude

  13. #43
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    May be you are so young for this board.

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    Sergio,

    I just signed up today. Any idea on how long it will be before I can contact members?

    Regards,
    MrTDude

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    Maybe you can download it from opendiag.

    What are you planning to do with DCL ?? and where are you from ??

    Regards,
    Sergio

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