Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, UK
Vehicle: SLK 230 Kompressor R170 auto 1997 in Imperial Red
Other Toys: Mostly computers, lots of them, opening a museum one day, maybe.
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Carsoft 7.4 Multiplexer
I've found a Carsoft 7.4 Multiplexer for sale on t'internet for just 30 quid - so, not expecting too much info from it, I thought it might be worth a go.
Mine is a 1997 SLK 230 with only the 38 pin OBD connector, and reading elsewhere I think this multiplexer might allow me to see error codes on a laptop, if nothing much else.
However... the multiplexer output is to an RS232 serial cable, and none of my laptops have such a socket.
I was wondering if anyone is successfully using this device with one of the RS232-to-USB converters that are cheaply available on eBay
and also if anyone can advise whether it's worth having this device?