Nissan Consult 3+ with a regular laptop

Keith Diagnostician Oklahoma Posted   Latest   Edited  

Earlier this week Nissan released the consult Diagnostics software version 91.10. Starting with this new version the consult software is able to be installed on a regular off-the-shelf computer, rather than the historically required Panasonic Toughbook that is specifically serialized as a consult laptop.

Excerpt from nissan-techinfo​.​com

"CONSULT-III plus Diagnostic Software (Version: 91.10)

Starting with version 91.10, CONSULT-III plus (C-III Plus) diagnostic software can be installed on any off-the-shelf generic personal computer that meets C-III plus software operating specifications. This software must be used with a Nissan Vehicle Interface (J-47446-VI2-B)."

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Matthew Mobile Technician
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Sweeeet! I know what my next tool purchase is now! Thanks for sharing.

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Marlin Technician
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Excellent! Thanks.

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Oscar Diagnostician
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I just got a computer from AE tools and computers, for the new Nissan consult 3 plus. :(:( Does anyone know where to buy the J 47446-V12-B at a good price?

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Matthew Mobile Technician
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nissantechmate​.​com/equipment/prod… Anything cheaper than this is likely a clone. There are a lot of clones out there for this one, I wouldn't risk it. Reputable vendors will likely have a markup on this price.

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Brin Diagnostician
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I'm so excited!

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Brin Diagnostician
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Unfortunately, the link for the consult interface is not working on nissantechmate​.​com right now.

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Matthew Mobile Technician
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Nissantechmate​.​com/equipment/prod…

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Matthew Mobile Technician
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Just noticed.... showing out of stock with ship date of August...

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Robert Engineer
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Hello Keith, thanks for sharing this. Do you know if Nissan has put in provisions to use a J2534 Device? This needs to be part of their compliance efforts for Mass law and the Industry agreement.

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Brin Diagnostician
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I thought that they only had to make 2018 and newer available through a J2534 device to be compliant? If that's the case, then they are compliant. They have R2R software to be used with a J device for 2018 and newer.

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Robert Engineer
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If they do like other manufacturers they make a "special" compliant version by stripping down the comprehensive version. We will have a closer look when we have time to see what is going on. Thanks for writing. bob

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Brin Diagnostician
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I would expect that is often the case Bob.

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Keith Diagnostician
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Hi Bob, As Brin stated there is a "Consult 3+ R2R" version available, it does meet the minimum requirements (MY 2018+ Only) for the Right to Repair MOA.

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Scott Manager
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Hi Keith, Thanks for sharing this development. It's possible that Nissan is behind schedule and this is the beginning of something bigger. According to the 2017 Fall NASTF presentation from Danny Uhls where he displayed a schedule outlining Consult-III R2R from MY95+ avail November 2018: youtu​.​be/rP7ip7p4vzQ?t… Scroll to 9:15 or so

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Brin Diagnostician
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Scott & Keith, We've been hearing rumors about new software and a new interface that's coming. This is one of the reasons that I haven't pulled the trigger on a C3+. Does anyone know if these rumors are true? Is it possible that they are trying to get rid of old stock before they release the new interface? I know that they are out of stock here in the states but maybe there's inventory in…

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John Owner
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To all, If it's Nissan expect holes, issues, backorders, etc. They are among the least aftermarket friendly manufacturers. I have been trying for years with the powers that be to get us Nissan FAST and ASIST. These are essential to program modules properly. Configuration files for Airbag Modules, IPDM's, and BCM's are embedded in their parts program called FAST. Certain applications will need…

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Daryll Diagnostician
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Scott I had seen this presentation last year and was expecting to see the Consult 3+ R2R updated to match the presentation. However it never happened, I contacted the department and they stated that have no information of when the software will retro back. The “support” department was not very helpful.

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Scott Manager
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Thanks Darryl, I'm back-channeling to see if I can surface any intelligence on this.

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Scott Manager
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Update: I heard from Nissan that the plan for the R2R package to go retro was dropped... Ben also confirmed this info below.

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John Owner
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Scott, Did you really think Nissan was going to play nice? Did you get a chance to ask about my inquiries?

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Benjamin Diagnostician
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I currently have the R2R Consult 3+ software. It is very limited. Honestly, it is no better than any one of my aftermarket tools. The only reason I decided to purchase it is for being able to post scan very new … Nissan/Infiniti vehicles for some of my collision shop customers. My aftermarket tools could not do some of the new models. Very few of the buttons within the software, such…

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Samuel Technician
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Benjamin.....with this software, is it diagnose, bi-directional only or will it allow you to program?

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Benjamin Diagnostician
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Diag and bi-directional only. It Does include ADAS, ICC, BSM calibration if you have the equipment. The programming function is there, but doesn’t work.

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Scott Owner/Technician
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Hi Robert, I've had two cases where I was unable to perform certain tasks with the R2R software using the J2534 interface. One was the FFC camera calibration on a 2019 Altima. The other was on a 2018 Sentra where the scan tool operation was very handicapped from what the factory version. I plan on documenting this with clear evidence soon.

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Scott Owner/Technician
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Hi again Robert, Attached is a short video clip that clearly shows how the record button is missing from the R2R version of the software as compared to what's show in the help file.

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Jeff Owner/Technician
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I have a correct interface for the c3 plus. I bought the software download today save my $725 and the software installs part way and then crashes. Has anybody install this software and had any problems? I have emails Nissan support and have not heard anything back as of yet. If anybody out there knows anything about this I would appreciate the help..

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Benjamin Diagnostician
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I lost two jobs today due to not having a full blown Consult III plus. There are those in-between years that I need it. I currently have the R2R Consult III plus software. I tried fooling it with a couple of 2017 vehicles today. I had a 2017 Altima with a re-man CVT that did not come with a disc for writing the info to the TCM. I think the R2R software may have completed this one if I had a cd…

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