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Postby CitroJim » 23 Apr 2009, 13:26

New they did..

The going rate for a well used second-hand Lexia 2 with all the accessories, cables and sitting on a trolley is in the region of £500.

That's if you can find one. They're as rare as rocking horse manure but they do crop up on eBay from time to time.
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Postby ACTIVE8 » 24 Apr 2009, 08:23

Does this explain why the main stealers set their labour rates so high, to cover and claw back costs for the many items of equipment that they are required to have by the manufacturer.

Also are these "released," and available units being sold off by the main dealers selling off older units.
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Postby ACTIVE8 » 24 Apr 2009, 12:07

This a useful and interesting thread, and I would certainly rather enlist the help of a fellow enthusiast, rather than the less than enthusiastic main stealer who charges too much, and does not understand the earlier models, and does not give the personal touch.

Also the money that would be wasted at the main stealer is better used to pay back the forum Lexia owner, or contribute to the survival of this forum, so this idea is a very good idea, well done! 8)
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Postby craigmanc » 25 Apr 2009, 09:30

Any body want to buy a Lexia lead I have a spare one!!

PM me with offers
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Postby CitroJim » 25 Apr 2009, 10:12

craigmanc wrote:Any body want to buy a Lexia lead I have a spare one!!

PM me with offers


What lead? Mine are a tad scruffy so always interested :lol:
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Postby red_dwarfers » 25 Apr 2009, 14:29

Are we talking Lexia lead that could be used in conjunction with an old laptop :wink:
If so, I may be interested in the one on offer or your old one Jim :D
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Postby craigmanc » 25 Apr 2009, 16:56

Yes guys its the lexia lead for using with a lap top.
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Postby CitroJim » 25 Apr 2009, 17:40

Ahh, right. No use to me then as I'm on a Lexia 2 and that'll be a lead for a Lexia 3.

All yours Kev :wink:
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Postby genius149 » 27 Apr 2009, 01:20

I'm still trying to get my LPG sorted (depending on what the MOT station say next week of course - the ABS light has suddenly come on) and all I need to do is get the correct lead to clear the codes. The people that do the LPG have the Lexia and Proxia stuff but not the lead for the LPG connector. The connectors are here - and obviously it's the green thing with two connectors.

Can anyone advise what we need, where we could get one or if it can be made up somehow??

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Postby steelcityuk » 28 Apr 2009, 10:56

Hi,

I'm in Sheffield and have laptop with a Lexia 3 interface and 30 pin adapter, I also have a 2 pin lead but have never used it so don't know the ins and outs of it.. It's worked OK with a Saxo, C5 HDi (53 plate), 2.5 XM and a 2.0 XM TCT. I wouldn't be prepared to loan it out due to the cost of the thing but could read codes at times to suit me.

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Postby xmexclusive » 28 Apr 2009, 16:52

Hi All

From reports the Lexia 3 stuff running on a standard laptop seems to be at least 95% of a full system. Not all of the Chinese ones seem to offer the leads. If anyone has the details of the lead pin connections for the 30 pin and 2 pin leads then the details could be useful as I have the Citroen plugs waiting if I need to make them up. Will try and remember which model Pug and where on the scrap car I found the 30 pin socket. Anyone got horror stories about the software for these Chinese clone systems not working or time expiring after you get it all set up.

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Postby Sl4yer » 28 Apr 2009, 17:00

xmexclusive wrote:Anyone got horror stories about the software for these Chinese clone systems not working or time expiring after you get it all set up.


I didn't have any problems. Although my laptop doesn't get on with most discs nowadays, I installed successfully from a memory stick. :D

I'm in North Manchester BTW!

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Postby genius149 » 28 Apr 2009, 21:43

Interesting, it's only the 2 pin lead that I need - A quick search on fleabay has brought up the possibility that the lead could be something to do with OBD1. Sadly I've no real inclination to go to Sheffield - I need the LPG guys to use it so that they can not only read the codes, but clear them as well so that they can identify the problem good and proper. I've driven over 10,000 miles on petrol and (MOT permitting) quite looking forward to saving £20-£25 a week in fuel costs :?
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Postby DickieG » 28 Apr 2009, 22:08

I've got the Citroën diagnosis manual for the LPG Xantia in front of me now, it states that "faults can be read using a diagnostic tool attached to the 2 way green connector" :? no clues as to what type of tool though!

I wonder whether one of the old LED flash code readers will do it as it states that fault code 12 (engine speed sensor appears each time the fault codes are read).

To clear a code remove fuse 13 BF00 (for 10 seconds).

Also fault code 44 (oxygen sensor weak mixture) causes the fuel supply to be changed from LPG to petrol.


PS; Having just taken a look at my two pin lead for diagnosing old Citroëns prior to the 30 pin socket, your green connector looks an exact match for it so I reckon you could plug in a Gunsons flash code reader, record the code numbers then I'll let you know what they mean.
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Postby genius149 » 29 Apr 2009, 00:23

DickieG wrote:I've got the Citroën diagnosis manual for the LPG Xantia in front of me now, it states that "faults can be read using a diagnostic tool attached to the 2 way green connector" :? no clues as to what type of tool though!

I wonder whether one of the old LED flash code readers will do it as it states that fault code 12 (engine speed sensor appears each time the fault codes are read).

To clear a code remove fuse 13 BF00 (for 10 seconds).

Also fault code 44 (oxygen sensor weak mixture) causes the fuel supply to be changed from LPG to petrol.


PS; Having just taken a look at my two pin lead for diagnosing old Citroëns prior to the 30 pin socket, your green connector looks an exact match for it so I reckon you could plug in a Gunsons flash code reader, record the code numbers then I'll let you know what they mean.


Aha...this is getting interesting now. I'd worked out the fuse 13 bit from a post a few months back. I'll let the guys at the LPG place know and also see if they can be read when I get it MOT'd at my local Citroen specialist on Friday.

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