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Old 04-05-2006, 01:52 AM   #1
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I have a cobb accessport and I was wondering about the connector between the accessport and the computer. My roomate had a dell with 9 pin connector that it used so I just used his computer for a while. He got rid of it and I have a vaio and he has a new dell and my other roomate has a compac (none have the 9 pin connector). Is there any way to convert it over to a USB 2.0 or anything else? have they or are they going to make any revisions?
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Old 04-05-2006, 03:04 AM   #2
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whoa! I was not aware that the ap was not able to plug into the usb port.
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Old 04-05-2006, 04:11 AM   #3
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yeah, it still uses a serial port for some reason. Anyways, yes, there is a serial-to-usb connector. Check ebay or circuit city
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Old 04-05-2006, 09:12 AM   #4
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yeah, it still uses a serial port for some reason. Anyways, yes, there is a serial-to-usb connector. Check ebay or circuit city
...or Radio Shack.....

if the cable doesn't work rigth away with the supplied driver....dl the Radio Shack driver and try that one.....it has worked for many
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Old 04-06-2006, 12:28 AM   #5
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how much is it at radio shack? they are like $30 at Circuit City and the one I got off ebay for $10 doesnt have windows XP driver, but if anyone has something older than XP I'll sell it for $10
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Old 04-06-2006, 01:13 PM   #6
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You could also buy the Tactrix cable($80!) which you would use instaed of the AP cable. Then you could log and reflash with different programs if you wanted to.
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Old 04-07-2006, 12:50 PM   #7
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You need a DB9 to USB adapter. I got mine off http://www.pricewatch.com It was about $11.
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:37 PM   #8
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...or Radio Shack.....

if the cable doesn't work rigth away with the supplied driver....dl the Radio Shack driver and try that one.....it has worked for many
works for me fine
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:45 PM   #9
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You can get one for like $8 shipped at Monoprice (Can't post URLs yet) ->Cables->USB & Firewire -> USB Converter -> (USB to Serial Convert Cable ( DB9M / USB A Male) - 1 Meter 3FT [HL]) The one that's $5.43.

This place is great for cables, I've used them a couple of times. If you have any other audio/video/pc cables you need, pick them up as well as the shipping cost doesn't go up very much with multiple items.
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:50 PM   #10
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what they need is wireless. Just plug it into your OBDII port and then wirelessly controll your car with your handheld device, like a windows CE device or something Hmm..i should patent that.
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:33 PM   #11
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what they need is wireless. Just plug it into your OBDII port and then wirelessly controll your car with your handheld device, like a windows CE device or something Hmm..i should patent that.
That's a great idea! I can secretly flash ECU's in the parking lot.
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Old 04-15-2006, 08:39 PM   #12
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You can get one for like $8 shipped at Monoprice (Can't post URLs yet) ->Cables->USB & Firewire -> USB Converter -> (USB to Serial Convert Cable ( DB9M / USB A Male) - 1 Meter 3FT [HL]) The one that's $5.43.

This place is great for cables, I've used them a couple of times. If you have any other audio/video/pc cables you need, pick them up as well as the shipping cost doesn't go up very much with multiple items.
I also highly recommend monoprice, they ship quickly(although I live close to it) and their customer service is also good. I have not noticed anything negative about their cables, and I bought many different kinds. I bought a serial to usb connector at frys because I couldn't wait any longer to put on the accessport however. Anyway, just make sure to install the drivers since most computers with Windows Xp and Sp2 don't come with serial drivers installed.
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