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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:27 pm

JacobsRedRivi wrote:
Hey guys I have tunerpro rt and I've purchased the 16pin to serial adapter but I don't ha e a serial port on my laptop.  I bought a serial to usb  adapter but I can't get it to work with the program. I selected the com port but it doesn't recognize the cable.  Are there any drivers I need to install to make it work? Or do I have to buy a whole new cable?


There are different quality levels of USB to serial adapter.  It's more than I can go into right now, but basically you need to determine which port your computer's using for the USB, *or* get a USB to Serial adapter (eBay) that comes with drivers and follow the instructions strictly.  The instructions usually say to load the drivers first from a clean boot, then reboot, then connect the USB cable.  Why?  Otherwise the operating system won't assign/forward the ports you need to make the sucker work. One like this is what you're likely looking for:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Serial-RS232-to-USB-Converter-Adapter-programming-cable-to-COM-port-for-FTA-STB/351957877171?hash=item51f25301b3:g:jioAAOSwEzxYezqH


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:27 am

Well I made sure my drivers are correct and I've tried it on 2 different laptops and I get the can't find cable error in tunerpro. Are there any settings I need to change in device manager? I've set it to com1 and didn't change anything else. I've read setting the latency to 1 but I can't find that option.

Would it be best for me to just buy a old laptop with a serial port on it and download tunerpro on it or Is it still going to tell me that the cables not found baud 8162 or whatever?.

I really want to datalog so I can figure out what the he'll is wrong with my car but I can't get this damn software to work with me
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Code / Scanning setup for the 1995 Riviera   Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:31 am

robotennis61 wrote:
has anyone here ever used or owned the very simple $40 or so plug in scanner that plugs into the obd port ,and then allows you to read the flashing ses codes to search for problems? do they do the job? or are they just a pia? cant beat the price though

The bluetooth and wifi OBD II readers generally work.

On the 95 you need an OBD-one reader with OBD-two pinout. GM Tech I scanners, and other scanners/code readers of that era had the adapter needed.

BTW Robo you still got those stainless wheel opening trims? PM and let me know thanks.
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