Can I hook my computer up to my trucks computer to tweak settings?

by on May 5, 2009

Q: Is there any way to hook my laptop (MacBook or Dell) to my trucks computer so that I can view diagnostic information or use as guages and etc? Kind of like on The Fast and The Furious (1st one) where he has his laptop hooked to his eclipse as he street races?

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2 Responses to “Can I hook my computer up to my trucks computer to tweak settings?”
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    That’s mostly just a lot of Hollywood stuff glitz, you can’t really change settings or anything like that. Most PC diagnostic stuff you’ll see out there is either going to be very expensive dyno type equipment or something that just reads On-Board Diagnostic information, and in those cases you’re better off just using one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Actron-CP9125-PocketScan-Code-Reader/dp/B0007LEG2K/ref=pd_bbs_5?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1241529197&sr=8-5

     
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    The non-hollywood laptop type things look like this, and you’re just going to be collecting diagnostic information, and it’s also all very expensive:

    http://www.nology.com/laptopdyno.html