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hi all just bought hds/him from fley bay and could do with some help
to connect it to my 2008 civic i have installed all the software that came with it iam running windows vista with usb to serial adapter on com 1
but no matter what i do i can not get it to connect to the car

any help on setting it up thanks
 

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hi all just bought hds/him from fley bay and could do with some help
to connect it to my 2008 civic i have installed all the software that came with it iam running windows vista with usb to serial adapter on com 1
but no matter what i do i can not get it to connect to the car

any help on setting it up thanks
Is the software communicating with the HIM OK?

Have you turned the ignition on?
 

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make sure you have downloaded and installed the driver software for the usb to serial adapter. i had to get mine from the net after it installed it worked
 

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make sure you have downloaded and installed the driver software for the usb to serial adapter. i had to get mine from the net after it installed it worked
drvers are working for the usb adapter

just a thought will it run on vista or does it have to be windows xp?
 

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ok
any one got a step by step guide on how to connect it to the car

is this right
1 plug the the hds in to the lap top
2 press and hold the enter button to program the hds
3 plug the diagnostic cable in to the car
4turn on the ignition on
5 read the codes
 

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Hi
What type of the usb to serial converter You use?
There are 2 types generally
PL2303 cheapest but sometimes not good
also I used Unitek with Y-105 driver with positive
FT232 -2-nd generation the best for OBDII transmision.
good luck
 

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did you get this sorted ? I've got the same problem , just yellow and green light flash on the him but can't connect to the vehicle
 

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no not at the mo
i have tried 2 usb to serial adapters one a PL2303_Prolific
the other a FTDI CHIPSET
when i go to connect it to the car it says

HDS has been unable to confirm connection to the vehicle
just yellow and green light flash

but it will update the unit if i press the enter button on the hds unit
it is on com port 1 running windows xp

also if i use the obe scan tool that came with the hds software this works

 

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Mine done the same but wasn't able to update the unit as it wasn't connecting to my laptop.
If it's updating then it must be a connection from the him to the car
I'm guessing you can connect a normal obd2 scan tool to the car ok ?


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when you install the hds software it also installs a obd2 scan tool at the same time
this scantool will connect but the hds software will not
 

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mine are also longer.
Im guessing youv tried deleting and re-installing the software on your pc
And also have selected the device your using as HIM
 

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