DRBIII Emulator & MicropodII
Can someone who has this combination confirm for me that you can program the chassis control module on pre-2003 incomplete/cab and chassis trucks (or similar).
I have only been able to complete this using my older VCI Pod.
For instance, if I try to write the VIN in the chassis module using the Micropod, the emulator says the task is complete, but it is not. If I do it using the VCI Pod the task completes and the VIN is actually written.
I don't know if this is an idiosyncrasy of the Micropod itself or just my particular unit.
Sorry Jeff, I am guessing not too many setups like this out there. We traded in our old VCI pod years ago…. at that time i didnt know there would be any useful function for it anymore. You got yours to work as the interface for the emulator software? We used to use the emulator part of witech1 to do flashing but when witech1 went out of existence that part of or programming left too.
The VCI Pod was still the standard interface up to WiTech v17. The MicroPod was slotted in there somewhere between v14 and v17. The DRBIII emulator was dropped from the WiTech software front-end by v17, but it was still hidden in the installation folders and can be run with a browser trick. If you didn't have a real DRBIII, this was the only way to do DRBIII functions. Then Chrysler phased out…
That is interesting. Are you suggesting we could get back to flashing those non power train (as well as powertrain) modules with our micropod2? Would the micropod itself need to have the software manipulated somehow? Or is it only the micropod 1 that works for this?
Well, that's the question. The MicroPodII I have did work I think with the DRBIII emulator, but now I'm questioning that since it seems to not want to identify this PT Cruiser I was looking at the other day (in addition to the VIN-write problem I alluded to in the original post). It should work, but the only thing I'm sure of at this point is that the VCI Pod definitely does work with the…
Ok, sorry for all the questions, it looks like you have answered more questions for me than i have for you. How can you even get connection your micropodll locally to your pc? We use ours and it is pretty well wifi connection and thats it. There is usb to help with configuration of the pod but to use it with standalone emulator software… does that software detect the pod plugged in with usb?
The USB connection on the Micropod has a native IP address that you append to the call to launch the emulator.
I think you havepersuaded me to take on a little project…. See what can be done. I will be quite awhile before I get back to you on whether or not it works for me. SO you know it works for some things yet at this point, only specific things that don't? Or do you feel all functions have stopped working? I will have to find the emulator software somewhere. Unless you care to share?
Just follow the instructions here: blog.obdii365.com…ins… Software is here: mega.nz/#!Nm5QRQYR!fVP…
Ok and the Micropod11 you have been trying is a registered authentic one or is it a clone? And have you tried both windows 10 and 7?
Hey Jeff, I have been a little leery of trying this witech 1 stuff …. thinking it may corrupt my licensed micropod 2. However i came across this video youtube.com/watch?v=pf26k6… So now i just dont know if it will work with the same pod as we have been using for witech 2.0 or if it needs to be a separate pod with a different license. I do want to try it.
I use both Win7 and Win10. No licensing required. Do not attempt to update the firmware on your MicroPodII. This is NOT the “enhanced” emulator. Clone or not, it works the same way. Flash files must be local.
It's very important to understand the division of tasks here. If you're trying to work with a car that will not work 100% with this older system, don't try it. These techniques are meant to be bottom-line enhancers, not replacements for the techniques that are certified by the manufacturer.
I tried setting this up on a recently decommissioned secure micropod 2. So far no luck getting it to show up as a connected device in witech1, therefore cannot launch DRB111. I tried opening a configuration utility by putting the IP address in the web browser but nope. (micropod 2s were not set up to be configurable that way anyway) I might mess around with this a little more
Does anyone know about j2534 with WiTech went through nightmare with this. I use bosh mrvcs plus device apparently not supported(Ive Been able to use this device with all other manufacturers ) says it's compatible with j2434 in literature has anyone had any luck or is micropod the only option
Did you do the certification stuff to setup the J-device to be a “MicroPod” in the WiTech software? The new WiTech2.0 is terrible and the setup is onorous. You need three subscriptions. You can get all the stuff here: mopartsp.com/login
Yes I tried to register says not supported. This was after paying the money and jumping through the hoops.
If you are doing the J2534 tool registration correctly, it doesn't care if it is a supported box or not. It just looks for the pass-through runtimes. I don't know what a “bosh mrvcs plus” is, but if it works as a J2534 device, it will work with WiTech 2.0. The Bosch GM MDI (which is, essentially, the same as every Bosch VCI) works great with WiTech 2.0. Clones can be had for $200.