Notices
EcuFlash

Limitless cable for the loss

 
Old Feb 5, 2009, 05:16 PM
  #1  
Evolving Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Cyloc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tampa Area
Posts: 465
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Limitless cable for the loss

Well just got my cable in the mail yesterday. I was doing some pulls on my way home while logging. Pulled over in the rest stop to make some changes. In the middle of the reflash it malfunctioned. I tried again a number of times. So I decided to pop the top off the head of the cable. When I looked inside, I found that 2 of the wires had broken loose from their soldiers. So now I am stuck at the rest stop with a dead car.

LIMITLESS CABLE FTL
Cyloc is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2009, 05:20 PM
  #2  
Evolved Member
iTrader: (42)
 
Boltz.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: St. Charles, IL
Posts: 2,501
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
ouch. sorry to hear.
Boltz. is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2009, 05:29 PM
  #3  
Evolving Member
iTrader: (4)
 
v-manracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Topeka, KS
Posts: 130
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I would try to soldier it back on at least to get your car going again, or if you know anyone with a cable you can use, good luck
v-manracing is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2009, 07:04 PM
  #4  
Evolved Member
iTrader: (3)
 
derangedazn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 1,326
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by v-manracing View Post
I would try to soldier it back on at least to get your car going again, or if you know anyone with a cable you can use, good luck
Good thing evos come with a soldering kit in the trunk.....oh wait.
derangedazn is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2009, 07:09 PM
  #5  
Evolving Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Cyloc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tampa Area
Posts: 465
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have been trying to solder it. Everytime I fix one another breaks. They used some 26 gauge or thinner wire. You move them a little and they just snap. SO not I am screwed. It seems no one in my area has one I can use. So I may have to pay about 250 to 300 to get it towed home.
Cyloc is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2009, 07:41 PM
  #6  
Former Sponsor
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: TGA, New Zealand
Posts: 723
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
sorry to hear, the wires I normally use are soldered quite firm, they would only come apart if the top of the plug is pulled open. I will check each one more thoroughly during testing. Did you try disconnecting the battery? it will reset the ecu out of reflash mode. A partial ecu rom upload if you are changing just a few values in a table should not effect the ability of the ecu to start. if it was two wires undone, you can hold it with two hands whilst pressing the space bar with your elbow. Or take it to the local TV repair shop and ask for a repair, so you can reflash it. log a support call on the website, and you can send it back for a full refund.
evo4mad is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2009, 10:10 PM
  #7  
Evolving Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Cyloc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tampa Area
Posts: 465
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by evo4mad View Post
sorry to hear, the wires I normally use are soldered quite firm, they would only come apart if the top of the plug is pulled open. I will check each one more thoroughly during testing. Did you try disconnecting the battery? it will reset the ecu out of reflash mode. A partial ecu rom upload if you are changing just a few values in a table should not effect the ability of the ecu to start. if it was two wires undone, you can hold it with two hands whilst pressing the space bar with your elbow. Or take it to the local TV repair shop and ask for a repair, so you can reflash it. log a support call on the website, and you can send it back for a full refund.
I was changing the whole map. I did try the ecu reset anyway. No luck. Had the car towed. So now I am out another 150 bc of the tow.
Cyloc is offline  
Old Feb 6, 2009, 01:53 AM
  #8  
EvoM Guru
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 9,486
Received 57 Likes on 38 Posts
ouch that sux. this is one of my biggest fears, flashing and something going wrong on the road..

i guess theres a lesson for everyone here.
tephra is offline  
Old Feb 6, 2009, 03:30 AM
  #9  
Evolved Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 821
Likes: 0
Received 18 Likes on 17 Posts
On MIL-Spec cables we usually have a small loop in the wire to prevent joint stress.
It also allows for re-working the connection.
Just a hint.
merlin.oz is offline  
Old Feb 6, 2009, 11:23 AM
  #10  
EvoM Super Moderator
iTrader: (15)
 
fostytou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 3,141
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
You couldn't have stopped at any nearby electronics store and picked up an iron for $10? Even if you had to take a taxi that would have been a better option...

I'm not sure how those two cables would have just broken mid-flash. I'm not sayin' I'm just sayin'
fostytou is offline  
Old Feb 6, 2009, 11:34 AM
  #11  
Evolving Member
iTrader: (29)
 
EnjoyDriving's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 210
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by tephra View Post
ouch that sux. this is one of my biggest fears, flashing and something going wrong on the road..

i guess theres a lesson for everyone here.
Wow nice tips and Thanks a lot for sharing
I do have the same cable at home right now!! However, I still haven't been able to make mine to work with the ecuflash yet......Lucky ME or UnLucky ME...Hehehe
EnjoyDriving is offline  
Old Feb 6, 2009, 05:19 PM
  #12  
Evolving Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Cyloc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tampa Area
Posts: 465
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Right now I am still trying to get a file onto the ecu. All i keep getting is the no response error. I hope this did not fry my ecu.
Cyloc is offline  
Old Feb 9, 2009, 08:39 AM
  #13  
EvoM Super Moderator
iTrader: (15)
 
fostytou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 3,141
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Originally Posted by Cyloc View Post
Right now I am still trying to get a file onto the ecu. All i keep getting is the no response error. I hope this did not fry my ecu.
Is your battery dead from trying to start it? Make sure to hook it up to a charger.

Even with the car on a charger I would get no response errors sometimes until I drove for ~5 minutes. Unfortunately I don't think that helps you, but fortunately I don't think its possible to brick your ECU in the manner you have described.
fostytou is offline  
Old Feb 9, 2009, 12:24 PM
  #14  
Evolving Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Cyloc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Tampa Area
Posts: 465
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Cyloc is offline  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
hearnoevo
EcuFlash
141
Dec 1, 2011 06:05 PM
jcsbanks
EcuFlash
28
Aug 4, 2010 06:48 AM
mantosride
EcuFlash
4
Jan 8, 2010 12:01 PM
stackhouse
General Engine Management / Tuning Forum
3
May 31, 2009 10:35 AM
MrEvo2nv
EcuFlash
10
Aug 22, 2008 03:25 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Limitless cable for the loss


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.