JLR PATHFINDER and Drewtech CarDaq Plus 3

Paul Technical Support Specialist Lefkosia, Cyprus Posted   Latest  

Hi all,

Just wanted to ask if anyone has given CDP3 from Drew Technologies a try with OFFICIAL online Pathfinder software. And if they managed to have communications to vehicles.

Pathfinder is for (if i recall correctly), vehicles for 2017 cars and onward, as they have DoIP on them as communication network. CDP3 supports DoIP, but i didn't manage to communicate with the test vehicle i had.

Now, the issue is i am unsure if i did something wrong with installation/configuration etc. So i am unsure of what really happened. The installation at the time was a fresh install, had never previously had any experience with Pathfinder, and had no "pre-DoIP" cars at hand to test with SDD if communications were ok or not (confirming that install etc were ok, at least for SDD ).

Regards, Paul.

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David Technical Support Specialist
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Paul, Pathfinder uses PDU API instead of J2534, which is not natively supported by the CarDAQ Plus 3. You may have been able to select the CarDAQ Plus 3 in Pathfinder, but that was through the Drewtech Tech2Win driver, which is a PDU to J2534 driver. That driver was not designed to work with Pathfinder and will not work as the GM and JLR implementations of PDU are very different.

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Paul Technical Support Specialist
Lefkosia, Cyprus
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Thanks for the info David. Are there any workarounds for this? Or can anything in general be done for this? Or even a different product of Drew Technologies, that could work with Pathfinder? Or CDP3 will not be able to ever operate with Pathfinder? I love my CDP3. Its a true champion on my toolbox and has never let me down. I consider the Pathfinder case a minor issue. Though i would love if…

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David Technical Support Specialist
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Paul, No workaround at this time. No other Opus IVS product currently supports Pathfinder. We are looking at the effort required to resolve this issue, but there is not a schedule for resolving this concern yet.

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David Owner/Technician
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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diagnostic-associates​.​com This is the only one I know will work other than the oem.

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