truck computers

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by sano, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. sano

    sano Bobtail Member

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    How does one interface with a trucks computer? Is there some sort of OBD-equivalent for trucks, or is very manufacturer-specific?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. tjgosurf

    tjgosurf <strong>New Driver Helper</strong>

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    It's a round connector with some pins, it can tell fuel mileage, set speed limiters plus all kinds of other crazy things.
     
  4. NightWind

    NightWind Road Train Member

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    Each manufacturer has their own software and connector cables for the interface. It requires using hyper terminal and the protocol in the ports and the communications software will have to be tweaked on the laptop or what ever you are using to hook up.

    The software is expensive and the connector cables run about $150.00 on up. They just don't sell the software to anyone from what I can tell. I've done a few trucks and each OEM is different to a certain degree.
     
  5. sano

    sano Bobtail Member

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    ouch :( thanks for the info!
     
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