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Post by 0l0dom0l0 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:25 pm

Wibbles wrote:
rob180bhp wrote:When I fit the cruise control switch do I need a complete new cowl or just the top peice or the bottom peice
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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by 0l0dom0l0 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:27 pm

psilverwood wrote:If you do get this done please do a write up. I'd like to have cruise control but no idea how to go about it

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There's a whole set of comprehensive instructions in the how to section of the forum mate.

Tells you everything you need to know. Fitting and coding. Very useful.
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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by rob180bhp » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:42 pm

Thank you

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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by jonwilli » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:14 pm

Wibbles wrote:NCS hands down! I can help you set the software up if required. Personally I think Carly is a pile of sh1te.
Maybe I should give NCS another go. The problem I had was I was told because of the age of my car (57 plate) the version of NCS was designed to run on Windows XP, not Windows 7 which I was running on my old laptop. I now have a Macbook Pro with Windows Parallels as my old laptop died last year, will I be able to set up NCS on the Mac? Do you have any links to somewhere I could download a version of NCS that would work? Cheers

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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by Wibbles » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:23 pm

jonwilli wrote:
Wibbles wrote:NCS hands down! I can help you set the software up if required. Personally I think Carly is a pile of sh1te.
Maybe I should give NCS another go. The problem I had was I was told because of the age of my car (57 plate) the version of NCS was designed to run on Windows XP, not Windows 7 which I was running on my old laptop. I now have a Macbook Pro with Windows Parallels as my old laptop died last year, will I be able to set up NCS on the Mac? Do you have any links to somewhere I could download a version of NCS that would work? Cheers
I run NCS on a Macbook Pro in Bootcamp on windows 10 just fine.

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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by Twenny » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:45 pm

Wibbles wrote:NCS hands down! I can help you set the software up if required. Personally I think Carly is a pile of sh1te.

Wibbles? I love you but don't disrespect Carly she's a god send for us noobs.

That's fighting talk and should you continue on this path I'll be forced into drastic action.

Well......when I say action.....I was just going to call you Wobbles from now on lol


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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by rob180bhp » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:48 pm

I have carly and have used it but it's too hit and miss, but very good as a scan/diagnostic tool

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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by jonwilli » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:56 pm

Wibbles wrote:
jonwilli wrote:
Wibbles wrote:NCS hands down! I can help you set the software up if required. Personally I think Carly is a pile of sh1te.
Maybe I should give NCS another go. The problem I had was I was told because of the age of my car (57 plate) the version of NCS was designed to run on Windows XP, not Windows 7 which I was running on my old laptop. I now have a Macbook Pro with Windows Parallels as my old laptop died last year, will I be able to set up NCS on the Mac? Do you have any links to somewhere I could download a version of NCS that would work? Cheers
I run NCS on a Macbook Pro in Bootcamp on windows 10 just fine.

Drop me a PM for help.
Cool, thanks. My girlfriend also has a laptop running Windows 7 so I can try it on that again as a backup. I can't exactly remember what the issue was, the cable and software was recognising my car but I think that was about it. I will have a play tomorrow and maybe take some screen shots and PM you. Thanks again.

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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by Wibbles » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:57 pm

Carly is good for diagnostics but it's pretty poor and over priced for coding.

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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by jonwilli » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:59 pm

Wibbles do you use INPA for diagnosis and fault code clearing?

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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by Wibbles » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:37 pm

jonwilli wrote:Wibbles do you use INPA for diagnosis and fault code clearing?
Yes & sometimes Tool32.
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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by rob180bhp » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:43 pm

Cowls bought off ebay, now got to find a switch pack and my cables...

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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by rob180bhp » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:44 pm

Spending money is so easy I'm really good at it lol
Cowls and switch pack bought)

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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by Dan123d » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:32 pm

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^^ I find that this does the job, worked perfect for my e46 and now my e81. Best thing that i have ever bought. Not bad for £35, I paid £50 for this 2yrs ago.

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Re: Best OBD tool for diagnostics and coding

Post by Octavius » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:42 pm

I'm in the age-group that didn't have computers at nursery school. In fact I didn't see one until I left school in 1982.
In other words I'm a computer numpty and can just and so manage the basics so Carly is brilliant for me.
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