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Old 04-06-14, 03:19 PM
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Rtek 2.0 connection issues

Hey guys,
I bought a used 2.0 (N326) for a forum member here a while back. I finally got the ECU installed, and the software (v2.1.3 build 5) loaded onto my palm Vx, but the ECU will not make a connection with the palm. I'm using the Palm cradle that came with it to connect to the ECU. Anyone have any pointers on what might be going wrong?

On a side note, I also have a palm tungesten E2, but can't seem to find a serial cable for it. Anyone know where I could get one? I'd much rather have the nice color screen to work with!
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Old 04-07-14, 10:22 AM
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Kinda hard to troubleshoot connection problems. Are you using any adapters or plugging the cradle right to the ECU? Is the cradle original Palm or aftermarket? Please give us details as to what you are doing to connect.

I doubt you'll find a cable for the E2. We had to manufacture our own and then we couldn't source the parts anymore so we had to stop selling them.
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I'm plugging the rtek directly into the palm cradle. No adapters, and it's the original cradle that came with the palm.

Don't suppose you have and more cables do you? Or maybe a wire schematic so I can make my own?
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The cable have electronics in them that tell the Palm it's a serial cable. It's not a simple wire to wire cable.

Check for error codes using the LED harness method. This will tell you if the ECU is booting.

Check serial cable for damage. They tend to get caught in the seat rails.
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hmmm, well even a small circuit I'd be ok making.

Cable is fine, at least the part outside of the ECU. I just put the ECU in to test it so the cables aren't even routed near the seats yet.

I'll give the LED error code test a try and report back.
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