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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Actuator Abuse!

    It is the next best thing to the star system and will probably do what you want.

  2. #12
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    2014.2 version is best in my humble opinion.

  3. #13
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    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Obd-...875327091.html

    This is what I bought. Should have 2014R2 software, no blutooth. To be brutally honest, I'm not exactly sure what I have paid for. I might have bought an empty cardboard box as I think that was one of the options! I'll get a surprise in 20 days or so. Anybody paid $20 extra for the 7-15 day DHL option? And did it work?

  4. #14
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    You shouldn't pay the extra for expedited shipping, DHL will always catch it for customs, most of the other couriers don't bother. There have also been reports of them being confiscated as the software is not open source.

    You did right by not buying bluetooth, it's a bit flaky on these.

  5. #15
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    Top tip. Thanks! All I need to hope for is that I don't take delivery of an empty cardboard box.

  6. #16
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    One quick update. Whilst waiting for my Chinese Delphi to arrive, I bought a cheapo OBDII reader from eBay. First time I have used one of these. It shown one pending code 0702 which sounds pretty generic: "Trans Control Sys Electrical". So I am not much wiser. I tried erasing and the OBDII just throws an error. I did notice the high level brake light bulb isn't working, so I will fix that. I've also got a set of 5 point tamper proof torx (eBay is great!) so I can now remove the Gearlever module and visually check the circuit board and wiring (looks like I have to drill out the pop rivets fixing the seat drawer to then remove the frame?). After that I really am stumped.

    I'm hoping the Delphi will give me some more options to try. For instance, Tolsen mentioned "gear change adaption". Maybe there are other things I can try with the Delphi?

    Regards,
    Gordon.
    Last edited by Smartysmartface; 31st May 2018 at 13:04.

  7. #17

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    The clutch actuator is driven by the ECU, and it's possible for the ECU to be damaged if the clutch wiring looms shorts out. There was a thread in one of the other Smart forums where the transistors in the ECU that drive the actuator motor had burnt out and required replacement.

  8. #18
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    Oh dear, that sounds ominous! Might I be able to tell that from the Delphi, when it turns up? The ECU already knows there is an electrical problem with the transmission as per the P0702 code picked up with my £10 OBDII reader. That’s all I have to go on so far.


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  9. #19
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    An update. Seems to be fixed, but I have a few questions if I may?

    Delphi arrived in record time, no customs duty. Much faffing about getting a suitable laptop, OS, and then the software to work properly - keygen, firmware update, USB driver and dotNet installation, I managed to

    Read several codes:
    P2035 Rotation angle sensor adaption
    P2036 Adaption of incremental sensor 'Transmission'
    P2022 Auto clutch system

    None of these would clear using the application. So I found the part where you can make changes. And the options were
    Shift fork learn
    Reset adaptions for automatic gearbox
    Clutch learning reset
    Clutch protection class
    Clutch pulsing
    Program engage/disengage point
    Programming clutch drag point

    Tried a few of these options without any luck. Then (I think) I shift fork learn which resulted in plenty of noise. Then with the brakes applied, I got an 'N' in the display and was able to start the engine. Runs like a dog on two cylinders, but at least it starts and runs! Drove up the road and back and the gears change okay. Is difficult to drive as you need to keep your foot on the accelerator to keep the engine running and then the clutch is biting moving the car and so it needs some careful left foot braking to keep under control.

    My questions for anybody that has a similar Delphi are

    I bought a 150E but the software reports it as a 100E when I run the hardware test. Is this normal?
    The software says it is running 2014R2 when all the files loaded say 2013 not 2014. Again, normal?
    The options for adjusting the transmission don't include "gear change adaption" which Tolsen mentioned so am I using the right software/hardware?
    Are there other software packages that might give me more options to play with?

    Many thanks!

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Actuator Abuse!

    I had that same menu, I think I just did the engage/disengage point.. not sure if that was the best one to go for though..

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