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Post by PSDS » 31 Aug 2009, 20:27

Hi everyone,
Thanks to Citrojim I got the adress to this forum. And also help with oilchange procedure on my C5 4HP20 gearbox. It runs perfect after 3 changes.
We have a very active Citroenforum in Sweden ,(http://citroenakuten.com/)
where Citroenowners (freaks) in Scandinavia discuss the same things you are doing here.
Recently 22 of us made an order for Lexia 3 kits from China. And we are presently trying to learn how the thing works. So my question is if there is a manual available anywhere which would be a great help.

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Post by Paul-R » 31 Aug 2009, 22:11

PSDS wrote: So my question is if there is a manual available anywhere which would be a great help.
Personally I think that a masterclass by someone who REALLY knows how to drive a Lexia wouldn't go amiss.

I have a Lexia but I have hesitated to add my name to the list here as I fear I would do more harm than good to any vehicle I connected it to. I've played around with my own crs and so far have managed to make the Xsara ignore one of its keys (fortunately reversed) and the C5 to forget about the tyre pressure sensors (still a problem). I definitely need some help.

I've seen the screenshots in another thread Lexia thread and very impressed by them. I'm sure that there's loads of information but I just don't know how to read it. More importantly, I don't know what a problem looks like on he screenshots.

I would guess I'm not alone.

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Post by wheeler » 01 Sep 2009, 17:16

MikeT wrote: On the subject of Lexia, I notice my install, in the config menu it states "Automatic Testing Harness" is missing. Any idea what this means exactly?
The automatic testing harness is actually the automatic breakout box that should be fitted under the main unit, It's used for testing wiring to ECU's without damaging the wiring or pins in the connector. You need a specific harness to go along with it for each system you want to test.
Paul-R wrote:I have a Lexia but I have hesitated to add my name to the list here as I fear I would do more harm than good to any vehicle I connected it to. I've played around with my own crs and so far have managed to make the Xsara ignore one of its keys (fortunately reversed) and the C5 to forget about the tyre pressure sensors (still a problem). I definitely need some help.
You also need a special hand held transmitter tool to re program the tyre valves.

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Post by MikeT » 01 Sep 2009, 18:19

wheeler wrote:
MikeT wrote: On the subject of Lexia, I notice my install, in the config menu it states "Automatic Testing Harness" is missing. Any idea what this means exactly?
The automatic testing harness is actually the automatic breakout box that should be fitted under the main unit
Do you have any more information on this box please?

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Post by Paul-R » 01 Sep 2009, 18:31

wheeler wrote:You also need a special hand held transmitter tool to re program the tyre valves.
I know. It's called a Protoctair and I've done a lot searching on the Internet about this and other aspects of TPMS.

One of these days when I've got all my information together I'll make a posting about it and see what we can all come up with.

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Post by MikeT » 02 Sep 2009, 13:20

MikeT wrote:
wheeler wrote:
MikeT wrote: On the subject of Lexia, I notice my install, in the config menu it states "Automatic Testing Harness" is missing. Any idea what this means exactly?
The automatic testing harness is actually the automatic breakout box that should be fitted under the main unit
Do you have any more information on this box please?
I think I've located what you mean and I do have it installed.

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Any idea what's the big blue connector? It's got a long extension cable ending in a round plug with 128pins....

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.... to which a short interconnector was attached that seems to serve no purpose.

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Post by wheeler » 02 Sep 2009, 23:38

Thats the right place but it looks different to the lexia ones i have seen. The Lexia ones have two big round plugs (with a total of 128 pins) + a serial type connector to connect it to the trolley. I looks to me like that one may be a combined electronic breakout box & measurement card (for the ocilliscope & multimeter). the measurement card is usually on the back of the main unit with the screen. Do you have a pic of the back of the main unit ?
To use the breakout box you need an adaptor specific to the ECU plug that you are testing.
The third picture looks very like the old ELIT test adaptors but it has too many pins. Not seen anything like it with a lexia.

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Post by MikeT » 03 Sep 2009, 09:16

wheeler wrote:Thats the right place but it looks different to the lexia ones i have seen.
Well spotted, mine's a DIAG 2000 and I did get the "failed to connect" message when I installed Lexia software so that may be why. I'll have to dig the manual out but I do recall reading there is an "oscilloscope" input in that big box, along with probe input and clamp input and two fuses A & B. It reads "TESTEUR FAISCEAU" part number; P 102837 C
wheeler wrote:...the measurement card is usually on the back of the main unit with the screen.
Yes, I do have the measurement card which is installed in the portable itself.
wheeler wrote:To use the breakout box you need an adaptor specific to the ECU plug that you are testing.
Now this is where I'm confused. According to the literature, I first need the connecting cable (which I think is what you referred to as having a serial connector?) Actia part PR37. This then hooks into the ECU cables - 2, 16 or 30 pin (Actia part ADA2, ADA16 and ADA30), dependant on car so I don't get why I have this long 128-wire conductor that fit in the underside of the portable.
wheeler wrote:The third picture looks very like the old ELIT test adaptors but it has too many pins. Not seen anything like it with a lexia.
As I say, it's just an interconnect AFAICT, with equal number of pins - one end male, the other female :?

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Post by asav » 17 Sep 2009, 07:23

anyone in/near essex (southend) need the use of one its here...i have used it to read and clear faults but thats pretty much the xtent of MY knowledge.

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Post by myglaren » 17 Sep 2009, 07:34

Are you Lexia owners amenable to having your locations put on a map like the FCF-Relay one?

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Post by asav » 17 Sep 2009, 07:49

myglaren wrote:Are you Lexia owners amenable to having your locations put on a map like the FCF-Relay one?
I am

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Post by Paul-R » 18 Sep 2009, 00:09

myglaren wrote:Are you Lexia owners amenable to having your locations put on a map like the FCF-Relay one?
If I knew how to use it properly I would!

Anyone care to be my first guinea pig?

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lexia 3 sale

Post by asav » 17 Nov 2009, 12:37

well am selling it, am not making use of it and cannot see any time in the future that I will so its available for sale...(not sure on the forums rules??? so apologies if I am going against regs)..looking for a very quick sale am in southend and looking for about £80...

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Post by MikeT » 17 Nov 2009, 15:11

asav, what are you selling exactly as there are differing models of hardware, including leads/cables etc and different versions of software?

I'm still after the 16-pin OBD connector and adapter to fit the Lexia/Diag2000.

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Re: lexia 3 sale

Post by xantia_v6 » 17 Nov 2009, 15:48

asav wrote:looking for a very quick sale ..
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