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Offline Lannis

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Simple tool to plug into Diagnostic Port?
« on: March 07, 2016, 03:33:02 pm »
I have read the posts about "Dealertool" and I will probably get one at some point, once I figure out if my wife's Windows laptop can load the software and connect to the bike.    I use an Apple myself, and suppose that it does not work with that.

In the meantime, as I was snugging down the battery terminals the other day, I found the Diagnostic Port for the Triumph.

I have read the "Dealertool Alternative" post and find that (despite having once managed a large IT department for a corporation) I find it hard to understand all the "bluetooth" and "protocols" and "smartphone" stuff, so am asking what is probably the same question from a very basic point of view.

For travel, IS there a simple device which will connect to the Diagnostic port and read out the engine error codes?   I do not have a cell phone or smart phone nor GPS, so am looking for a simple self-contained device.    Is there such a thing?

Thanks!!

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Re: Simple tool to plug into Diagnostic Port?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 05:48:15 pm »
You don't need a scan tool.
"Press and hold in both the "SCROLL UP" button and the "SELECT" button,
and then Switch on the Ignition while still holding the buttons in.
The Fault Code(s) will then be displayed on the Instrument Panel.
{ With thanks to member towersk for this Information }

The meaning of these Codes can be found on a downloadable file ( for Forum Members logged on),
over in the Servicing Data and Reference Information Topic at Reply #8."

Is this the same Lannis who used to hang out on the BritBike Forum with a BSA or something?

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Re: Simple tool to plug into Diagnostic Port?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 07:16:15 pm »
*Originally Posted by nert [+]
You don't need a scan tool.
"Press and hold in both the "SCROLL UP" button and the "SELECT" button,
and then Switch on the Ignition while still holding the buttons in.
The Fault Code(s) will then be displayed on the Instrument Panel.
{ With thanks to member towersk for this Information }

The meaning of these Codes can be found on a downloadable file ( for Forum Members logged on),
over in the Servicing Data and Reference Information Topic at Reply #8."

Is this the same Lannis who used to hang out on the BritBike Forum with a BSA or something?

Thanks, I'll try that next time I'm out in the shop with the bike.

Yes, I do still hang out on the BritBike forum, now with 3 BSAs, a Norton, a Matchless, 2 Guzzis, and the new Triumph ....

Lannis