Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Melbourne Australia
Re: Talking to the BA's computer bus
Things have moved on a bit since my original post and we are close to release for interface used. On a BA Falcon (or Terry) the diagnostic connector is located under the panel in front of your right knee.
Another connector is available on the left hand side but that is not really suitable for use by other than the OEM (Ford).
We have built a very flexible interface that can handle two CAN ports plus GPS input and output filtered and scaled text data to a PC or better still to our data logger (which was the main reason in the first place).
In excess of 1000 measurements are available from the vehicle via this port.
Reverse engineering of the CAN data is possible using this interface.
Currently in prototype use under trial by a number of manufacturers in Australia.
I'll post the details when it goes production.
If you have an aftermarket application (dyno use or similar) and want to look at getting involved send contact details by PM.
I may be old, but at least I'm stupid!