It all started with the fact that at the end of August II’m tired of going to the brainchild of the domestic auto industry and I decided to transfer to a comfortable “shaitan-arba” imported. At the selection stage I came across but OPEL OMEGA B (restyled) and fired up her purchase. After a month of searching, the right car in excellent condition was found and purchased at a very reasonable price. That how the expense of this machine exceeds 11liters, the next day it was found HBO. It seemed to me life was getting better, but not for long the music was playing and one fine day the CHECK lamp (a malfunction in the exhaust gas system) lit up on the panel. A trip to a car service, one might say, took a stone from the soul (it turned out that it was not worth refueling at Lukoil's gas station), but left a gap in the budget. So I decided to comprehend the basics of computer diagnostics on my own.
During the gugerage of problematic issues selectedauto, in many forums I came across a mention of the then incomprehensible to me the word OP-COM. Googling yet, I figured out that OP-COM is a hardware-software complex for connecting OPEL (as well as some Renault and SAAB models) to a laptop, which allows not only reading the error list and resetting them, but also activating / deactivating options not activated from the factory etc.
What is OP-COM?
Adapter OPEL OP-COM - adapter for the diagnosis of Opel cars, which is an analogue of a professional dealer auto scanner TECH-2.
The device is equipped using K-Linea channel multiplexer, as well as a CAN module, which allows you to diagnose with it all electronic systems of modern Opel car models (for example, Antara, Vectra C, Insigna) equipped with a CAN bus.
The diagnostic software supplied in the kit is fully translated into Russian.
OP-COM OPEL has the full range of functions of a dealer diagnostic tool and allows you to perform many diagnostic operations.
Some features of the OP-COM autoscanner:
Automatic recognition of all supported ECUs.
Read, display descriptions, and erase trouble codes.
Display on the screen of various parameters of work in real time.
Activation of executive units.
Coding of individual blocks (Airbag, etc.)
Prescribing and erasing immobilizer keys (requires a PIN code).
Mismatch and adaptation of the immobilizer and engine ECU (pin code required).
Zeroing service intervals and much more.
The software can read and erase trouble codes,show a lot of different measured data in real time, test actuators and encode keys and computers.
The program supports many different control units, for example, such as engine ECUs, SRS (airbags), ABS, instrument panels, climate control and others.
Information taken from the site auto-diag.ru
Incidentally, 11.11 arrived and among the many inflated prices, I found a real discount of 10%.
The seller sent the parcel on 12.11 and 02.12 the courier “Mist Express” brought it to my home (although by tracking it is still on the way).
Everything was packed in a cardboard box, inside of which lay a ZIP-package. The packaging did not suffer along the way, as well as its contents:
The kit includes:
OP-COM adapter 1 pc.;
USB cable 1 pc.;
CD with software and drivers 1 pc.
Connecting and installing drivers did not causeno problem. Windows 7 itself found and downloaded the drivers to the device, which indescribably pleased me, since there is no CD drive in any home computer.
The program itself, besides Russified, I downloaded here.
When connected, we see the device "OP-COM":
The system tries to find the driver in Microsoft databases:
And finds him:
But already as a USB Serial converter (all OP-COM, both original and Chinese are connected via FTDI or its cheaper counterparts).
Run the program:
We go to the "Settings":
And click "Interface Check" to make sure that the driver has become correct. We see the firmware version and adapter serial:
Well, the favorite part is the dismemberment!
It is believed that real qualityChinese OP-COM clones are built on a PIC chip, not on an unknown chip labeled “OP-COM” and contain Japanese relays from NEC inside. I did not understand the origins of this urban legend, as well as its veracity.
My instance is built specifically on the controllerPIC18F458 from Microchip and the original USB2COM converter from FTDI (or maybe a Chinese copy of it), this particular feature played a role in the automatic driver search, since drivers are not automatically installed on Chinese CH340 / 341 converters (any owner of Chinese arduines will confirm this).
It was a little disappointing that the relay was not NEC, but then it turned out that NAIS is a Panasonic brand (Matsushita) and all doubts were dispelled.
All disassembly comes down to twisting four screws and removing the case
The overall build quality is not bad. The flux is washed. Nepapaya is nowhere to be seen.
Well, actually the “heart” of the device is the PIC18F458 controller and FTDI USB2COM converter
There will be no connection to the car in the review, since I did not take pictures, but I can say that everything works perfectly.
Work instructions can be found on the OPEL profile forums, for example here astraclub.ru/threads/76612-FAQ.-OP-Com
For 11 bucks (the cost of one trip to an electrician), I got a completely suitable adapter, which is quite satisfied.