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      04-17-2015, 01:45 PM   #1
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DIY- Fake FTDI (DCAN CABLE) Chip Fix--Install Drivers

If you're reading this, you are probably like me and bought a cheap OBDII cable, and much to your surprise, you can't seem to install the drivers. Probably getting a message that windows can't locate the drivers even though you have tried manually installing them. This is how to fix that. I am using Windows 8.1 for this. I made this because I had spent hours trying to find a tutorial on how to make this cable work and there was no good tutorial, especially for Windows 8.

1. Open your Device Manager. Control Panel--Hardware & Sound--Device Manager.


2. Locate your OBDII cable.--Double click



3. Details--Dropdown Menu--Hardware IDs. The PID number is the one you want. Will most likely be 0000 .



4. Download CDM v2.08.30 --> http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/...dows%208.1.zip


5. Disable "Driver signature verification" Settings--Change PC Settings--Recovery--Advanced Startup--Restart. This will restart your PC to Advanced settings. From there: Troubleshoot--Advanced Options--Startup Settings--Restart--F7
















Your PC will then restart with signature verification disabled.

TIME TO EDIT THE DRIVERS

6. Open up your Drivers file that you just downloaded. (You will need to unzip first)

7. Open ftdibus.inf



8. Replace every PID_6001 with PID_0000 to match your hardware ID. Scan through the whole document.--SAVE



9. Do the same to ftdiport.inf

10. Back in your device manager double click on your OBDII cable again. --UPDATE DRIVER--BROWSE MY COMPUTER. Locate your driver and install. You will need to install it for both USB Serial Converter and Ports & COM.







11. Setup cable as normal. ENJOY

It seems that the white chip cables have to be manually put into D-CAN mode. This file will take care of that. It is normal for the LED to go out.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/35...vf3w/D-CAN.exe

I hope this helps anyone that has had problems!
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You're a beast for writing this up bro, I'm going to try it when I get home today! Would it be the same for Windows 7..?? It doesn't matter I'll run any version of Windows I need I just already have 32 bit Windows 7 setup on my VMWARE..

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Ok got it set up, will see if INPA can communicate with my car now..

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Ok got it set up, will see if INPA can communicate with my car now..

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im sorry, im not sure about the error, mine went without any problems, but you are able to disable the sig verification through windows 7 also. just give it a google, looks like win 7 is through the command prompt. let me know if you have anymore issues
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Wow. Nicely done sir. Personally, I'm glad I just went ahead and bought the one stop cable a few years ago though.
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updated with link for D-CAN.exe
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When I try to put my cable into DCAN mode, the LED goes off, and it says there is no adapter connected.. Any tips you can provide are appreciated.. I've already ordered the BMWhat adapter but I'd love to get this cable working.. Thanks for all your help so far!

ps - i've tried changing com ports as well, some said 5 works best but i had no luck with that..
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When I try to put my cable into DCAN mode, the LED goes off, and it says there is no adapter connected.. Any tips you can provide are appreciated.. I've already ordered the BMWhat adapter but I'd love to get this cable working.. Thanks for all your help so far!

ps - i've tried changing com ports as well, some said 5 works best but i had no luck with that..
Make sure to modify the OBD.ini file when you change comm ports. Didn't know if you knew....
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When I try to put my cable into DCAN mode, the LED goes off, and it says there is no adapter connected.. Any tips you can provide are appreciated.. I've already ordered the BMWhat adapter but I'd love to get this cable working.. Thanks for all your help so far!

ps - i've tried changing com ports as well, some said 5 works best but i had no luck with that..
Connect it to the car and run the d-can
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I tried that, once I run the DCAN.EXE the led light goes off and it says "adapter not connected" within the dcan app..
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Yes also modded the obd.ini and edibas files as well.. It just seems like whenever the cable is plugged in it's gonna work, but once you try to use it to read information, it shuts off?
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