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#1 Old 09-27-2012, 08:08 PM
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Consult-III Software Download

Didn't see that this was posted anywhere so here ya go...

Nissan Consult 3 - Download

Do a virus check and use at your own risk!

I haven't tried this yet because I don't have any CDs to burn the img to of all things. Guess I can just mount a virtual drive. I've got a Bluetooth OBDII unit on the way and wondering if it'll be compatible or if you have to buy the same hardware Nissan uses.

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I would be intresested to know your findings

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You can't just use the software. From what I understand there is a special interface that needs to be connected for software to work. The interface is expensive.

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Darn. I'll try messing around with it anyway when I have some time

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There are places advertising a CONSULT-III interface on the web for something like $300 for the cheapest ones. It looks like this plugs into the OBDC2 socket and then a laptop computer plugs into it. Unclear if the laptop also needs more expensive software but apparently the bottom line is that a simple interface can plug into the car and reset all sorts of things, and Nissan is making that into a holy mystery.

I'd sure like to know just what is needed.
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those interfaces look like simple OBD2-to-serial and OBD2-to-USB adapters. So if the software you are running, and the computer you are running it on, will take the ODB2 data over the serial or USB port, I'd expect them to work.

Have you also found a reasonable source for the CONSULT software?
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those interfaces look like simple OBD2-to-serial and OBD2-to-USB adapters. So if the software you are running, and the computer you are running it on, will take the ODB2 data over the serial or USB port, I'd expect them to work.
Yea I was looking at OBD readers when I came across them. Don't know what makes these different--if anything--but I wouldn't be surprised if all Nissan did was pull an Apple and require a special "chipped" OBD cable.

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Have you also found a reasonable source for the CONSULT software?
Does the link in my original post not work anymore?

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Yes, it does.

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I hope someone gets this to work on their regular laptop. Being able to follow the Service Manual with the consult tools would be huge! Consult2 and Consult3 cost thousands online. This would be a very economical alternative, if it works.

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I'm moving in a couple of weeks but after I'm settled in the new place I'll order one of these and give it a try. I have no clue what other requirements need to be met to make the Consult 3 software work but I'm willing to give it a shot.

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"Yea I was looking at OBD readers when I came across them. Don't know what makes these different--if anything"
An OBD2 reader literally just reads the number codes in the system. One of the adapters would allow reading and writing, so that you can clear codes. And also, it would allow data to be streamed in real time so that you could observe how the system was running, not just get a snapshot of stored codes after the fact. There are also a number of Bluetooth adapters on the market that allow two-way communication to any BT equipped device.
But my impression is that the Consult software knows how to interface with the undocumented systems and controls in the car. It translates hardware addresses into menu-driven options, so the data you push into the car does something besides scatter sand in the gears, so to speak. I'm sure there are bootlegs and counterfeits on the market, the question is always how well they work.
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"Yea I was looking at OBD readers when I came across them. Don't know what makes these different--if anything"
An OBD2 reader literally just reads the number codes in the system. One of the adapters would allow reading and writing, so that you can clear codes. And also, it would allow data to be streamed in real time so that you could observe how the system was running, not just get a snapshot of stored codes after the fact. There are also a number of Bluetooth adapters on the market that allow two-way communication to any BT equipped device.
But my impression is that the Consult software knows how to interface with the undocumented systems and controls in the car. It translates hardware addresses into menu-driven options, so the data you push into the car does something besides scatter sand in the gears, so to speak. I'm sure there are bootlegs and counterfeits on the market, the question is always how well they work.
Yea by 'OBD reader' I just meant OBD interfaces in general. I've currently got a 2-way BT uint.
I'm sure the Consult software does what you describe. I was just wondering what makes these Consult-specific interface cables/adapters different from regular OBD adapters. For example, might it utilize unused pins in the OBD interface? Or have some kind of built in resistor to signal the Consult app that it's been purchased from Nissan? Since regular OBD adapters won't work with Consult (to my knowledge) I assume there must be something special about these.

I did some light googling last night and there are other applications out there that will do some of what the Consult app can do. I also learned that there are two interfaces that commercial Consult system uses: Communications Interface and Measuring Interface. I'm unclear as to whether both of these interfaces reside in the same adapter module or if they are distinct modules that must be purchased separately.

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...I was just wondering what makes these Consult-specific interface cables/adapters different from regular OBD adapters. For example, might it utilize unused pins in the OBD interface? Or have some kind of built in resistor to signal the Consult app that it's been purchased from Nissan? Since regular OBD adapters won't work with Consult (to my knowledge) I assume there must be something special about these...
I think you right about the resistor idea. Just like apple products that measure resistance and voltage in the cables that are attached to them to identify non-apple hardware, consult program does the same. I think purpose is two fold, one to make money, and two, to eliminate hardware that do not meet certain standards and could cause data errors.

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So whatever happened to this? Cool investigation pending then no follow-up. Assuming this venture was abandoned?

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