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Old 12-11-2010, 12:48 AM   #40
robtmc
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Originally Posted by MykuL View Post
Unfortunately yes, we're stuck paying for the engineering behind the Tactrix cable for now
The design of the 1.3 cable is not mysterious, just time and $$ intensive to make your own.

There ARE significant differences in the Tactrix versions and the Vagcom stuff. Ecuflash code is written to talk to a Tactrix cable, or one with the same functionality. That is why I requested a photo of one of the BFM PCB component layouts. I could determine from there with a degree of certainty how faithful the part was to a real 1.3 (or 1.2) cable.

Will wait to see what is forthcoming. No way I will pay $50+ for another version of a Vagcom, but if it is indeed a functional reproduction.......... Would save me time making my own from a recently bought Vagcom that will not work with Ecuflash (no surprise, but i thought, What the hell). Does not share the same circuitry. Really only needs a few components totaling less than $20 from Digikey and some handiwork with wiring.
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