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Freelander 1 code reader

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by maddaz, Oct 31, 2019.

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  1. maddaz

    maddaz Member

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    Can anyone tell me what code readers will work on 99 L series thanx
     
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    Dont have pc cant afford hawkeye
     
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    Oh no idea without pc you can try the cheap ones 4-5 quid.
     
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    You can try them, but they won't work. Didn't on mine.

    However, as said, some cheaper hand held devices will talk to the Wabco ABS.
     
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    Those dirt cheap dongles only talk to the engine ECU.
     
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    Was gonna get icarsoft i930
     
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    I believe the only problems with the i930 are the 2000-2002 cars with the Teves Mk20 ABS - I'm sure it is fine with the L Series and Wabco, but do check with them first.
     
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    Ok thanx bud
     
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    I have a pscan for my MGs and FL1 - and it reads the Teves Mk20 perfectly :D (which is a good thing because the three amigos appear to be my constant companions in my car!!!).

    I think it'll do the L-series diesel too (it does: just checked: http://www.pscan.uk/).

    The problem with L-series is that it not EOBD/OBDII compliant - it uses Rover-specific communication protocols, so the cheap eBay stuff won't work. The more expensive tools will also read more of the car's ECUs making them far more useful, and some enable features that previously only factory kit could do...
     
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    As it is appropriate to the title.... I, along with others on the forum, bought an Icarsoft i930 for use on the Freelander. Mine is an early one and works on the TD4 engine ok but other functions and the useful injector balance functions don't work. Apparently the later i930 does.
    Raised it with Icarsoft tech support, who after much 'misunderstanding' and vague responses have told me that the i930 will only work OBD2. This is a specific Land Rover / Jaguar tool and I would expect it to work with non obd cars. That is why I bought it! Further confused by the fact that the later one works better on some extra functions. What to do next? I was hoping Icarsoft would offer an upgrade but their response is black and white and wrong!!!

    Ideas please?
     
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    Have none I contacted them bud
     

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    That's a gormless response from them maddaz: L-series is not OBDII compliant...

    It is strange that later versions do work? If so, surely it is just a software or firmware update? If a hardware update is required, I can see why they'd be resistant - but their response is disappointing :(
     
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    Really disappointed in them tbh I cant afford likes of hawkeye and all that i have hdc and abs lights on guess just gonna have to do it with multimeter
     
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    Is it possible to return it and get a refund? You could the potentially go and buy something more suitable...
     
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    Never bought it I enquired b4 buying am trying find somethin that works without breaking bank
     
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    Really happy with my pscan (works with all my MG Rovers too) - but it's around £150. Good investment for me though!
     
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    The I930 is a pain as it's doesn't show much of anything. Some TD4 engine functions work, but lots don't. It does read my ABS and SRS system, but refuses to read gearbox codes, even though it pulls the TCM module information file for display. :(

    However since I update the software the I930 now doesn't connect to anything, not even the 1.8 k series ECU, so something has gone wrong. I'm wondering if there's a master reset, as it's useless as it is. :(
     
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    The pscan is developed for Rover cars. Your mate who develops it sounds like a great fella and wants to help out Freelander owners, but he admits (or at least used to) that he hasn't tested/developed on Freelanders greatly. For example, it may work well on a Freelander's L Series lump - but there's not as much use in that as it being able to talk to the Freelander Wabco ABS unit which is much more likely to need talking to.

    I'd check if it does work with the ABs before buying one.
     
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    I'm hoping the @rob_bell might be in the position too test his pscan on my TD4 SE auto in May when he comes to visit!! ;)
     
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