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    Default Buying Lexia Diagbox, which version for X7 ?

    It has become clear that I will need a Lexia to help keep informed.
    Also to clear old fault s and check past activity via the Log

    But which version to suit 2010 X7 HDi
    Are not expensive on e-bay
    but too much choice for the uninitiated.

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    Version 7.67
    Different plugs

    I have an old lappy with Explorer installed.

    There are good Youtube tutorials on loading the programme.
    Needing advice on what best to buy anyone.
    Over.

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    Hi Biker
    I do not have the answer you asked !
    But be careful "with the old lappy" with Explorer. There are specific requirements for the program to run. It must be the earlier 32 bit operating system. W96 or XP or W7-32 only. The later programs are 64 bit including W7-64. Otherwise it will not work, simple.

    There are other alternatives using a "virtual 32 bit program" on your later 64 bit operating system !! Just be aware of these things or you may go mad. Do not let the clones try to update on the internet either or it will get shut down perhaps by the factory site.
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    I have been using Version 7.56 of Diagbox with a 2011 C4B7 and that seemed to go OK so that version should go OK on your 2010 C5X7

    Perhaps Greg can tell us from what manufacture date we need to start using Version 8. I have not been there yet and it seems the upgrade needs to be done to a working version 7 system.

    Regards, Ken
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    Have just learnt about, and how to perform a BSI re-sett. So I'll give that a go as well.

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    Interested to hear the process and hopefully a successful outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker View Post
    Have just learnt about, and how to perform a BSI re-sett. So I'll give that a go as well.
    I performed the BSI re-set procedure 4 times.. Each time there was no result.
    A: The suspension pump still runs when there is no requirement or prevailing condition for it to do so.
    B: It also runs too long and seems to be on a timer cut out as opposed to a height set cut-out.

    A: Pump running at door open and shut despite the height, heats up almost straight away
    B: Pump runs longer than required and after height is established.

    It would seem to me that issue A: is ECU related..
    Maybe the ECU is not receiving the cut-off signal that stops the pump...
    So what signal would that be? a height sensor?

    Issue B: Also ECU... acting on false information, or programme error.

    Isn't that how these cars work/think..
    all signals and programmed responses.

    A replacement used pump has arrived for a weekend swap.
    It carries its own module.. sits atop the pump.
    maybe the module is what sends signals back to the ECU from the pump.
    maybe it's a two-way thing.
    Maybe the vehicle needs the right module for the pump to function properly.
    The module appears nothing more than signal driven solenoids operating valves.. as seen on Youtube.
    There is mixed opinion about the module and it being vehicle specific... uk forums.

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    We have a release 7 running on window XP (32 bit). I wont run on any newer hardware.
    works on the wifes 307 and my new C5 X7, no problems other than its terribly slow and antiquated software which requires a lot of patience to use.
    a few hundred buck will get you the disk and cable on eBay these days, a cracked version of the oem one, i think.
    An essential tool if you have a Peugeot or Citroen.
    Cheap insurance against high repair costs.

    There are nice, and even cheap, bluetooth OBD readers available. They will read all codes. However, you wont be able to get details from any "manufacturer" specific codes nor probably not perform the reset and configuration functions which are specific to these cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CC1701 View Post
    There are nice, and even cheap, bluetooth OBD readers available. They will read all codes. However, you wont be able to get details from any "manufacturer" specific codes nor probably not perform the reset and configuration functions which are specific to these cars.
    This one does some of the functions eg read and clear codes, service reset, park brake reset & calibration, steering angle reset, live data stream, etc

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    Hi
    There is always doubt about these generic code readers when they do not get the facts right. These cars use EOBD not OBD2 protocols.
    The same comment goes for the often made statement ' find the port under the steering wheel'. Not there on these cars.
    They will supply the mandated code information function under an OBD2 protocol but not all the factory functions and never the ability to operate things remotely or look at specific functions etc.
    I have a generic unit that is French car specific and it can read the codes and reset them. Also some realtime readout stuff but does not compare to the factory tools, despite it claiming to do similar. Easy to use though, and no computer skills needed.
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    Biker- updated your other post regarding Lexia recommendation

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