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Old 03-25-2008, 04:20 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by d0e View Post
It wasn't until my 4th attempt that I finally got approved. And after all the links to it, I was sort of disappointed. There are some good posts, but most of the good docs and files aren't there anymore. I guess not many people are interested in the iBus now that something newer is out.

Sorry, I don't have any tips for you other than be patient. Well, that and try to sound like you have a good reason for being added in your email. I'd bug the admins but I think they'd probably respond by kicking me out
Thanks for your reply d0e.

By saying that something newer is out, are you referring to the K-line? If not, what exactly then?

Here's what I think I know so far:
The I-bus is generally used to control the audio (and navigation) electronics, including the steering wheel controls.
It seems as though the best way to connect to the I-bus is via Reslers device.

The K-bus, on the other hand, controls a lot more, including:
DME Digital Motor Electronics
EGS Electronics gearbox control
EWS Electronics car immobilization system
ABS antilock-braking system with ASC/DSC
EHC electronic height control
A/C - Air Conditioning and HVAC
FGB Rear compartment blower
SRS Supplemental restraint system
IKE instrument cluster electronics
LCM Light check modules
GR2 Cruise control
PDC Park distance control
AIC Automatic interval control
RAD Radio (possibly including IBus?)
SZM Switching centre, centre console
NAV Navigation system (possibly including IBus?)
MID Multi-info display (possibly including IBus?)
ZKE Central body electronics
SMB Passenger seat memory
LSM Seat/steering wheel memory
EDC Electronic damper control
LEW Steering angle sensor
RDC Tyre pressure check
MFL Multi-function steering wheel (possibly including IBus?)
DSP Digital sound processor (possibly including IBus?)
BMBT On-board monitor, control panel
VID Video Module
SES Language input system
Tel car telephone (possibly including IBus?)
HKM Boot lid module
LRA Automatic headlight vertical aim control
FID Multi info display rear
Notice all those "(possibly including IBus?)" comments I've added. This is where I think the technologies overlap.
I wanted to confirm this by running a thorough search within the messageboard on the Yahoo Group.

So far, I know of three ways to connect to the K-Bus:
GT1 DIS, P.A.Soft, and Carsoft.

If I can confirm that I can have the same functionality of the I-Bus with the use of the K-Bus, then I might as well ditch the I-Bus and "Hack the K-Bus" instead.
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