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Old 07-19-2006, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default Cannot initialize Accessport.......HELP

I have an 06 sti. I hooked up the green test connectors and ran through the steps to the first stg 1 map marrying. The ap starts up.... lets me pick a map to flash.... the goes to initialize. IT stays on the initializing screen and doesnt move. The are no little progress dots traveling across.... and it doesnt revert to an error screen at all. It just stays on " initializing..." with a flashing cursor below it.

Its like it wont communicate with the car. I tried a freinds obd2 cable.... and it does the same thing. I tried resetting the ecu for the heck of it.....same problem. I tried starting the car the shutting off multiple times..... selecting base maps to flash....etc etc.......all have the same problem. It just stays on the initializing screen.

I even tried using the open ecu software to try reading the ecu. We could not get a logfile to show up. It wont show the stock map at all.

Im thinking that there is a problem with my ecu communication in the car somewhere. I havnt had any error codes...check engine lights....or anything else go wrong with the car. I only have 4000k miles on her too.

Im wondering how if there is anything I can try..... any other connectors that may be disconnected... etc,etc. I read something about a white INIT connector somewhere, but I dont know what that is or where to look.

Im wondering about maybe taking my car to the dealership about this problem. What should I tell them though.... Umm my ecu wont talk to my Cobb AP......lol. or... Hey, can you guys try reading my ecu to see if there are any error codes......I got a check engine light the other day. I dont know how I can bs them into checking for/ fix the issue.

Help me out...... Please!
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:16 PM   #2
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Havnt tried it on anyone elses car because I dont know anyone else with an 06 sti... And the Ap seems to work ok up till the point that it stays initializing.

I called Cobb and told them about the problem..... they said "Interesting, I dont know whats going on....." " As far as checking out the car is concerned.... youll just have to take care of that somewhere..." They ran me through all the usual... make sure cables are connected, make sure test connectors are plugged, check that the car is on and button is pressed before 10 seconds.....yadda...yadda!

Im thinking...Wow no kidding! They told me I could send the ap back if I wanted them to look at it, but thats it.....!

Im just not 100% sure if its the AP thats the problem though. There is something going on here with ecu communication. Maybe the AP just has an problem to where it wont talk to the car.... Its just that the openecu program didnt seem to do it either...

Im just surprised that Cobb wouldnt try to help me figure this out and come up some more ideas that that. Its like the guy I spoke with didnt seem at all interested in really trying to figure it out with me.

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Old 07-20-2006, 10:44 PM   #3
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Wow, thanks for all the responses.....lol. Thats the last time I post on this forum.... I should have listened to my friends that told me about the people at nabisco not helping others out....
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:01 PM   #4
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Make sure the Cable is plugged in to the Ap nice and tight. Make sure the battery is charged and make sure the key is in the on position. IF that dont work i know whit my car 03 wrx i had to connect the 2 green wires and i had a jumper pack that i had to put on another wire. Is your car going into test mode? I.e. fans turning on and off? If thats not working then im not to sure what could happen. Where did you buy the AP from maybe its been married to another car and you not know it? Sorry if that dont help any but i tried
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Old 07-21-2006, 07:59 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by BigJonSTi
Im wondering how if there is anything I can try..... any other connectors that may be disconnected... etc,etc. I read something about a white INIT connector somewhere, but I dont know what that is or where to look.

You DEFINATELY need the initilization connector to marry the AP/Switch base maps. There should be a little white connector that you attach to a plug, it is near the green connectors.

Try that, I bet it will solve you problem.

Edit: Sorry, didn't realize the STi didn't need an initilization connector

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Old 07-21-2006, 11:47 PM   #6
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STis don't need the flash block. I would do as the other poster suggested and make sure your fans are cycling. That will verify you are actually in diagnostics mode. If they don't come on and cycle with the green connectors attached, then you may have an issue with the another set of diagnostics connector on the passenger side which are sometimes not connected by the dealership during the pre-delivery inspection.
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