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      05-13-2009, 03:54 AM   #1
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Evolve Switch Installation & User Guide

evolve Switch USER GUIDE
Introducing evolve Switch

The most effective tool to increase the power of your engine, through the OBDII port, enabling you to program the new map in few minutes.
evolve Switch can be connected to your PC and, with the software included, allows you to download an evolve map most suitable for your car.
With evolve Switch you can turn between the original and the modified map, without specific technical knowledge. evolve Switch can also be used to find and erase the errors in the memory of your ECU.

Diagnostic port location
Your evolve Switch communicates with your vehicle via the diagnostic port.
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Right hand side kick panel behind small panel which says OBD on it.
For read time allow 5 minutes.
For programming time allow 5 minutes.

Warning
Don't remove the OBDII connector of your evolve Switch from the diagnostics port during any operations.
Turn off all electric (including AC, Daytime running lights, Radio, Satnav Screen, Interior Light) and electronic devices installed on your car before to connect the evolve Switch to the diagnostics port.
Turn off the engine, go out of gear and put on the hand brake.
Throughout reading and writing operations, the fans could start.


evolve Switch Installation
1. Connect the PC to the internet website:
evolve Switch software download
2. Click on the button Download XConsole 3.90 software and save the file on your PC.
3. Execute the installation file as soon as downloaded, you will be guided through the installation process.
4. Connect the evovle Switch to the PC with the USB cable supplied. Wait a few seconds as most of the time the computer will automcatically search for and find the driver.
If the driver does not automatically download, it may be necessary install the driver for the evolve switch. This can be found in at the following location folder -> (C:Xconsole).

How to use evolve Switch
1. Run Xconsole software.
2. Connect your evolve switch to your computer with the USB cable provided.
3. Click the button "Link" to establish communication between your PC and your evolve Switch.
4. Choose your specific-car from the list and wait for the installation of the correct firmware. If you are unsure of the correct protocol to select, please contact us.
5. Choose the language that will be shown on the display of your evolve Switch and wait for the installation of the language.
6. Remove the evolve Switch unit from USB connector.
7. Locate the diagnostic port in your vehicle.
8. Connect the evolve Switch's via its OBDII cable to the diagnostic port of your car. Turn on the cars ignition but DO NOT START THE CAR. The fuel gauage will show a reading when the ignition is on. (This can be done by repeatedley pressing the start button without pressing the brake pedel.)
9. PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL CAR ELECTRICS ARE TURNED OFF!!! turn off the idrive display, disconnect any bluetooth devices, turn off the ac, turn off daylight running lights
10. Follow the instruction on the display of the evolve Switch to read the original file from your car.
11. Once the read process is complete (typically under 5 mins) remove the OBDII cable on your evolve Switch from the diagnostic port.
12. Connect evolve Switch unit to your PC via the USB cable.
13. Run Xconsole software.
14. Click the "Link" button to establish communication between PC and your
evolve Switch unit.
15. Select the original file and download it on your PC, by clicking the button "Read".
16. In order to continue it is necessary to have
the modified file. Please email your original file to data (at) evolveautomotive (dot) com
17. When you receive the modified file save it to your PC. Link your evolve Switch again and select the file you have just saved.
18. Insert the name to assign to the modified file.
19. Click the button "Write" and to wait for the end of the operation.
20. Remove the evolve Switch unit from USB connector.
21. Connect the OBDII cable on your evolve Switch to the diagnostic port.
22. Choose the operation of writing on the display of the evolve Switch unit.
23. Select the modified file to program.
24. Follow the instruction on the display of the evolve Switch that you guide to the writing of the modified file.
25. Remove the OBDII cable on your evolve Switch from the diagnostic port.

The evolve Switch unit now holds both your original and modified maps. To return back to original simply plug in the evolve Switch to your cars OBDII port and "Write" the original file back in.

If you need any telephone support please call us on + 44 (0)1582 584 000.

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      05-13-2009, 04:38 AM   #2
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Who do we think will be first to bottle it and ring Evolve haha

I work in I.T but I wouldn't bet against it being me!!!

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      05-13-2009, 04:45 AM   #3
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It is actually very simple. The instructions are just super detailed.

Most people can do it without assistance. No pressure of course!
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      05-13-2009, 09:27 AM   #4
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Sods law - we have having a few issues with the switches we sent out linking with customers PC's. We are looking into this now and will hopefully have a fix soon.

Funnily enough we have not had this problem before this group buy.
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No!!!!

If that happens to me I will be super pissed lol - also mate, if you get it to link to a PC be careful to test it when linking to peoples cars too you (and I) dont want a situation where it messes someones ride up...

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      05-13-2009, 09:56 AM   #6
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No!!!!

If that happens to me I will be super pissed lol - also mate, if you get it to link to a PC be careful to test it when linking to peoples cars too you (and I) dont want a situation where it messes someones ride up...

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That has never been an issue (we have used this to upgrade cars all over the world) and if it does ever occur rest assured we would sort it out.
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That has never been an issue (we have used this to upgrade cars all over the world) and if it does ever occur rest assured we would sort it out.
I dont doubt it mate - but if the first problem (syncing with pcs) hasn't happened before, then you never know

Dont worry, I will be trying my damnest to make it work tonight and if it gives me any trouble I will have it sorted by the morrow, so I might tell you how to fix it haha

Any progress? Whats the nature of the problem? I do work in I.T ya know

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I dont doubt it mate - but if the first problem (syncing with pcs) hasn't happened before, then you never know

Dont worry, I will be trying my damnest to make it work tonight and if it gives me any trouble I will have it sorted by the morrow, so I might tell you how to fix it haha

Any progress? Whats the nature of the problem? I do work in I.T ya know

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No idea at the moment - the guys that designed the software are looking into it.
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Is it a USB connection?
PC not picking them up at all?
Does pick up the hardware but doesnt communicate with it?
Does pick up the hardware and communicates with it but the software wont communicate?



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Hey Imran,

Have you tried this instead?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...rted=&viewitem

Might not have the communications problem with this solution.
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Hey Imran,

Have you tried this instead?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...rted=&viewitem

Might not have the communications problem with this solution.


Thats awesome - will speak to the guy and see if we can stock up on some!
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Is it a USB connection?
PC not picking them up at all?
Does pick up the hardware but doesnt communicate with it?
Does pick up the hardware and communicates with it but the software wont communicate?



Matt
Should have a solution tomorrow. The explanation I have been given is that the boxes have new hardware in them to enable communication with EDC17 (not going to be released just yet but coming soon) so we will have a different software interface available for download.
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Should have a solution tomorrow. The explanation I have been given is that the boxes have new hardware in them to enable communication with EDC17 (not going to be released just yet but coming soon) so we will have a different software interface available for download.


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It is fixed now.

Download XPro 3.59

I have checked it out our end.

First post ammended.
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Woop - cant wait

Hope you guys have accepted the need to stay late tonight?? hehe!

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Emailed you Imran

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OK guys,

Just doing the laptop part so not connected to my computer, but the instructions need a couple of steps...

In terms of the location of the drivers - the default location is not C:\PWGPro but instead if you just point the Driver search at C:\XPro...

Next, when I originally saved the file from my car to send to Imran, using the button 'read' to save it to my computer, the file saved as a .txt by default - Imran was able to use this, but might prefer a .bin file type so will correct me if neccesary.

Finally, the last stage I have just done which is to upload the map Imran sent back is a little unclear from the Instructions, at this point I saved the modified file to my C: and opened the Xpro application.

To upload the map to the switch unit, you need to click 'browse' in the bottom right - this will then allow you to choose your new map. Once this is done, you will see two previously grey fields are now accessible just below - 'Modified 1' and 'Modified 2' choose the first (I guess) and name your remap - I didnt put any spaces or weird charachters just to be on the safe side.

You then click 'write' which is just a little below!

Hope this helps, I will be heading outside to map the car at half time (leeds vs millwall) - hopefully all will be well but expect me to come back with avengeance if not haha!!

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Hi Imran,

What a great product, connected to car and downloaded the map no problem

Emailed File as well...Be great to get update back so can go for a drive Sat Morning


Couple of corrections for instructions so far:
4. Connect the evovle Switch to the PC through cable USB in equipment, the first connection will be necessary install the driver of USB device, contained in the folder (C:\PWGPro).

>Location should be (C:\Xpro)

13. Select the original file and download it on your PC, by clicking the button "Read".
> I didnt have to do this - after connecting Xpro automatically downloaded my file to a path I choose.

One question on:
3. Choose your specific-car from the list and wait for the installation of the correct firmware.

There are 2 330d's listed when you select the car - a 'd' or 'xd' - I take it was correct to select 'd'?

Cheers,

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Well mine is done...

I will be posting a first impressions thread fairly soon

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Thanks for the feedback guys - I will keep ammended the first post with any suggestions you have.
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