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As above, if anyone has one going spare then drop me a line.

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I have been looking at these, although I don’t think they can do Pre-1996 with a 38 pin adapter


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Thank you guys for your responses. I was looking for a used one to keep costs low as the parts list is growing on the car and the missus eyebrow is getting higher on one side.

That could be down to me telling her that an S Class was a good idea and that it didn’t need too much work (heart over head) :D
 

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I have been looking at these, although I don’t think they can do Pre-1996 with a 38 pin adapter


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You are correct - they can't.
The only ones I've found that can diagnose 38 pin cars is Carsoft or STAR. I recall @GLK on here had the full Carsoft kit for sale a little while ago.
 

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You are correct - they can't.
The only ones I've found that can diagnose 38 pin cars is Carsoft or STAR. I recall @GLK on here had the full Carsoft kit for sale a little while ago.
Yes, that's right - I had one, nicely setup with Toughbook, padded case, accessories, etc.
It was sold ...
 

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GLK, would you be so kind as to PM me the spec of the components? I think my dad bought acarsoft kit but needed a serial port laptop to run it - I’ve since learned that his plans to buy a serial to usb adaptor wouldn’t work either. It has to be a particular dell laptop.


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GLK, would you be so kind as to PM me the spec of the components? I think my dad bought acarsoft kit but needed a serial port laptop to run it - I’ve since learned that his plans to buy a serial to usb adaptor wouldn’t work either. It has to be a particular dell laptop.


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If you give @V6Matty a PM he can help you out. He supplied the Toughbook I use. You won't be able to use a modern PC as most manufacturers did away with the serial port years ago. Matty often has used laptops available.
 

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Will do, but just for the record - doesn't have to be a Dell laptop, in fact I think Panasonic Toughbook is the perfect tool for car diagnostic, as long as it comes with a native serial port.
 

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I think I’ve got the spec of the correct dell machine - I can find that. The multiplexer was the pattern black box one with the relevant leads.

I’ll send Matty a PM, cheers.

This is due to having a 2004 w211 and a 1995 R129 lol


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PM, with a bunch of pics and spec details sent :)
 

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Beware of pattern multiplexers. The 38pin lead must terminate in a huge connector. Many pattern muxes have a simple serial port connector on the 38 pin lead and they won't work.
 

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Useful info. Does this mean that a pattern multiplexer is useless?


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Hi, I do still have a spare CF19 available, I’ll dig it out at the weekend and check it over if you like.
 

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Useful info. Does this mean that a pattern multiplexer is useless?
It depends on who's the knock-off master :)

Some are nearly perfect copies of the originals, including C3, C4 etc - I remember Malcolm showing me a couple (one OE), and the only difference was the colour of the PCB.
 

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Lol! China are the knock off masters in my eyes!


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Bump if anyone has one going spare.......
 

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UK Parts Direct should have them back in stock by the middle of next week, I'm told
 


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