Mitsubishi Accessport User guide

User Guide
Mitsubishi Evo X
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
(Select Models 2008+)
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Table of Contents
Product Introduction
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Supported Vehicle List *
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In-Box Contents
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What Is A Map?
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Accessport Installation
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Pre-Installation
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Getting Started
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Vehicle Identification
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Map Selection
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Save Stock ECU Program Data
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Install Accessport Programming
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Installation Complete
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Accessport Features & Functionality
Monitor
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Live Data
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Data Log
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Set Rev Warning
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Set Live Data List
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Set Data Log List
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Reset Live List
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Reset Log List
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Performance
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0-60 MPH
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¼ Mile
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Dynamometer
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Reset Dyno
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Tune
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Change Map
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Show Current Map
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Troubleshooting
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Reset ECU
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Read Codes
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Accessport
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About
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Settings
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Uninstall
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Accessport Troubleshooting
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Accessport will not communicate with vehicle.
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Accessport cannot reflash ECU.
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Accessport cannot identify vehicle during installation.
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Support Contact Information
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Web
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E-Mail
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Phone
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Environmental Information
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Product Introduction
Congratulations on the purchase of the new Accessport handheld programmer. The
Accessport can:
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Reprogram the factory engine control unit (ECU) with improved tuning parameters
through the on-board diagnostic (OBD-II) port
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Monitor vehicle sensor data using on-screen analog or digital gauges
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Read and clear engine diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs)
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Measure 0-60 and ¼ mile times
Supported Vehicle List *
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2008, 2010-2013 Mitsubishi USDM Evolution X (GSR, MR, and MRT)
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2008, 2010 Mitsubishi JDM Evolution X (RS, GSR, SST)
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2008-2010 Mitsubishi ADM/EDM Evolution X (GSR, MR)
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2009 Mitsubishi World Market Evolution X (GSR, MR)
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2009-2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
** designed for and sold in North America only
* Not all models will be supported at initial release.
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In-Box Contents
Accessport Version 2
OR
Accessport Version 2b
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WARNING!
Installation and use of the Accessport may void all or a portion of the
vehicle manufacturer's standard warranty.
There is no guarantee
expressed or implied by COBB Tuning or any of its affiliates for the
use of the Accessport. The user accepts all risks and responsibilities
when using the Accessport.
WARNING!
Use of the Accessport while operating a moving vehicle is strictly
prohibited by law.
COBB Tuning and its affiliates accept no
responsibility for damages or injury caused by misuse of the
Accessport.
WARNING!
The Accessport may not be able to function if the vehicle's wiring has
been modified. If problems occur while using the Accessport, please
verify that all wiring to and from the ECU is correct and functional.
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What Is A Map?
The Accessport reprograms the tuning parameters inside the factory engine control unit
(ECU) using map files, which contain specially written instructions for the Accessport to
follow during the reprogramming process. A map file can contain information for any number
of different modifications or enhancements to a vehicle, ranging from a race map for a
heavily modified vehicle to an economy map for a stock vehicle. Through the use of the
Accessport and different map files the ECU can be reprogrammed to accommodate virtually
any vehicle configuration.
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Accessport Installation
Pre-Installation
The Accessport comes with the most up-to-date software and map files available at the time
of shipment. However, it is possible that updated software and/or map files have been made
available since the time of shipment. Therefore, the recommended procedure is to connect
the Accessport to the Accessport Updater and AP Manager software and download the
latest software and map files for the target vehicle. Please install the Software CD for more
information.
IMPORTANT!
Before installing the Accessport on the vehicle, it is important to verify that the
vehicle is adequately prepared for the installation process. Since the Accessport
uses the vehicle's battery for power and the ECU reprogramming process requires
adequate battery power as well, it is critical to verify that the vehicle's battery has
a good charge. This can be done through the use of a battery charger/conditioner
or by driving the vehicle for a period of time prior to installation to allow the
alternator to recharge the battery.
Furthermore, please ensure that all in-car
electronic devices are turned off to reduce power draw on the battery.
This
includes car stereos, video screens, GPS units, radar detectors, interior and
exterior vehicle lights, and any other electronic device that uses the car battery for
power.
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Getting Started
1. Insert the key into the vehicle's ignition and leave it in the OFF position.
2. Locate the vehicle's OBD-II port under the left side of the driver's side dash.
3. Connect device to the OBD-II port.
a) (Accessport Version 2 only):
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Connect the small end of the provided USB
cable to the mini-USB port on the back of the
OBD connector.
•
Plug the large end of the USB cable into the
standard USB port on the underside of your
Accessport. At this point the Accessport will
power up and after a few moments present
the installation menu.
•
(EVO III and EVO IX only) Plug the
white sub-connector of the OBD
dongle into the white connector
immediately to the left of the OBD-II
port under the dash. The white
connector must to be connected for
all operations.
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b) (Accessport Version 2b only):
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Plug the OBD-II cable into the OBD-II port
under the dash.
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Connect the other end of the OBD-II cable
to the 10-pin port on the bottom of the
Accessport. At this point the Accessport
will power up and after a few moments
present the installation menu.
4. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the standard USB port on the underside of
your Accessport. At this point the Accessport will power up and present the
installation menu after approximately 20-30 seconds.
5. Select [Install] from the Accessport menu by pressing the [OK] button to proceed
with installation. The ignition key must be in the ON position. Below is a diagram of
the Accessport's keypad function.
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Vehicle Identification
The Accessport will attempt to automatically determine the target vehicle for installation.
If the Accessport successfully identifies the vehicle:
Verify that the identified vehicle is correct and press [OK] to confirm.
If an error occurs:
Please refer to [TROUBLESHOOTING SECTION].
Map Selection
Once the Accessport determines the installation vehicle type, it will present a list of maps
from which to choose for installation. The Accessport reprograms the ECU with the
calibration data from the map file selected for installation. This is the calibration data that the
ECU will use by default if it is reset due to power loss. For this reason, it is important to
select the map file that most closely matches the modification level of the target vehicle at
the time of install.
If you are unsure about which map applies to your modification level, please see the map
notes and their requirements for the modifications that will best fit your vehicle.
Select a map and press [OK] to view detailed information about that map. After confirming
that the selected map is correct, press [OK] again to proceed, or press [CANCEL] to return
to the map selection list.
Save Stock ECU Program Data
The Accessport has the ability to save the stock ECU program data. However, it takes
approximately 15 minutes to complete. Pressing CANCEL will skip the process of saving the
stock data; pressing OK will proceed with saving the stock data. The stock data is used
during the uninstall process to return to stock. If the stock data is not saved, stock data
supplied with the Accessport will be used when the Accessport is uninstalled. There is no
disadvantage to skipping this step and using the stock data supplied with the Accessport.
WARNING!
If a previous installation of an Accessport is detected, you will be given the option
to overwrite it with a new installation. Be aware that the previous installation will
be permanently lost and unrecoverable. This detection may occur prior to saving
the stock ECU program data, in which case the ECU program data will not be
saved. In the case of a previous install, a stock ECU program supplied on the
Accessport will be used when you uninstall.
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Install Accessport Programming
After the Accessport downloads and saves the stock ECU program data, it will proceed with
installation to the vehicle. It is at this point that the Accessport reprograms the vehicle's ECU
with the new program data and calibration parameters from the selected map file. This
process will take 3-4 minutes to complete.
WARNING!
Do not disturb the Accessport, and the USB cable and the OBD connector
(Version 2) or the OBD-II cable (Version 2b) while installation is taking place.
Failure to do so may result in incomplete ECU reprogramming which will render
the vehicle inoperable.
Installation Complete
The Accessport is now fully installed and ready for use. Turn the key to the OFF position
and unplug the OBD connector from the vehicle.
The vehicle's ECU is now programmed with new calibration data. The Accessport does not
need to be plugged into the vehicle for the calibration to be in effect, however, there are
other features of the device that may be used at any time.
Please note that the Accessport is designed to work with only one vehicle at a time. Once
the Accessport is installed, it cannot be used with another vehicle until it is
uninstalled from the original vehicle.
WARNING!
The Accessport is not designed to be used by a driver while the
vehicle is in motion. All Accessport functions should be performed by
a passenger while the vehicle is in motion. Under no circumstances
should the driver exceed posted speed limits or disobey traffic laws
while using the Accessport. COBB Tuning and its affiliates assume no
responsibility for damages caused by improper use of the Accessport.
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Accessport Features & Functionality
Monitor
Live Data
The Accessport can read sensor data from the factory ECU and display it as an on-screen
gauge. This feature allows the Accessport to function as an auxiliary gauge displaying boost,
RPM, temperature, or any number of other parameters.
To change which monitor is currently being displayed in Live Data, select the monitor using
the up/down buttons and press the OK button to activate the monitor.
Use 'Set Live Data List' in the 'Monitor' sub-menu to set which monitors are available for
selecting in Live Data.
NOTE: The Accessport is only capable of displaying live data while the ignition is
turned to the “ON” position. The Accessport will display an error message if it cannot
communicate with the vehicle.
Data Log
The Accessport can record sensor data from the factory ECU while you drive. With the ability
to store multiple sessions, the Accessport can function as a complete engine datalogger and
diagnostic tool. To begin datalogging, press the OK button while in Live Data mode. An on
screen prompt will notify you when the Accessport is recording data. To view the results of
your datalog sessions, simply connect the Accessport to your PC and retrieve the results
using the AP Manager software. Data Log recordings are stored in a .csv (Comma
Separated Values) format and are easily viewed using any spreadsheet application.
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Use 'Set Data Log List' in the 'Monitor' sub-menu to set which monitors are logged.
NOTE: The Accessport is only capable of datalogging while the ignition is turned to
the “ON” position. The Accessport will display an error message if it cannot
communicate with the vehicle.
NOTE: Up to 10 log files can be stored on the Accessport. Use AP Manager to delete
unneeded logs. If datalogging is started when there are already 10 log files on the
Accessport, the log file with the lowest numerical value will be automatically
overwritten.
NOTE: The 10 log files can be a combined length of 2+ hours long.
Set Rev Warning
Use this function to set the desired RPM value for Shift Light. The Shift Light function is
available while viewing Live Data. While the actual engine RPM exceeds the desired RPM
limit, the Accessport screen will flash, indicating an over-rev condition.
Set Live Data List
This list allows the user to enable and disable items for viewing in Live Data. Only monitors
with a checkbox will be in the list of available monitors to view while in Live Data. Highlight a
monitor and press the OK button to activate/deactivate it for logging.
Use 'Live Data' in the 'Monitor' sub-menu to view monitor data.
Set Data Log List
This list allows the user to enable and disable items for logging. Only monitors with a
checkbox will be recorded while using the Data Log feature. Highlight a monitor and press
the OK button to activate/deactivate it for logging.
Use 'Data Log' in the 'Monitor' sub-menu to start and stop logging.
NOTE: Datalogging performance is reduced as the number of items selected to
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datalog increases.
Reset Live List
Reset to default monitor list for viewing in Live Data. This item is grayed out and not
selectable if the default monitor list is already selected.
Reset Log List
Reset to default monitor list for logging in Data Log. This item is grayed out and not
selectable if the default monitor list is already selected.
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Performance
The Accessport can calculate several performance measurements.
NOTE: The Accessport is only capable of calculating performance test results while
the ignition is turned to the “ON” position. The Accessport will display an error
message if it cannot communicate with the vehicle.
0-60 MPH
To record the 0-60 MPH performance, select this menu option and follow instructions. A time
slip showing the performance results will be displayed at the end of the performance test.
¼ Mile
To record the ¼ Mile performance, select this menu option and follow instructions. A time slip
showing the performance results will be displayed at the end of the performance test.
Dynamometer
Use this feature to estimate your vehicle's wheel horsepower and torque. This can be used to
see the actual performance gains of part upgrades.
NOTE: You will be prompted to enter a vehicle weight, test gear, and RPM range for
the test. This data will be stored for future use. If you want to revert to the default data,
select 'Reset Dyno' in the 'Performance' sub-menu.
Reset Dyno
Reset to default for dynamometer test parameters.
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Tune
Enhance the performance of your car.
Change Map
To change the mapping on your ECU, select this menu option and follow the instructions.
The ignition must be turned to the “ON” position during the Change Map operation. You will
be prompted to select a pre-loaded map. The same warning that apply to the installation
process apply here as well (battery charge level, turn accessories off, etc.)
NOTE: Please note that the Accessport can only hold 20 maps, and you will be
instructed to use AP Manager to remove maps if necessary.
Show Current Map
To see what the last map that was flashed to your car, select this menu option. You can
press the OK button to see a detailed description of the map.
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Troubleshooting
Use the Accessport as a diagnostic tool.
NOTE: The Accessport is only capable of displaying trouble codes while the ignition is
turned to the “ON” position. The Accessport will display an error message if it cannot
communicate with the vehicle.
Reset ECU
Use this function to reset all the trouble codes.
Read Codes
Use this function to read trouble codes from the engine computer. Stored codes indicate a
mechanical or electrical fault. Use the up/down buttons to highlight a code and display a short
description of the trouble code (if available).
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Accessport
About
Displays information about the Accessport firmware version, serial number, status (installed
or uninstalled) and vendor.
Settings
Change Accessport settings.
Language: Choose from an array of various languages. (Note that not all menu entries
are translated.
Units: Choose from Standard, Metric, and Metric with AFR.
Uninstall
Selecting this item will remove the Accessport programming from the vehicle on which it is
installed and return the ECU back to a stock state.
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Accessport Troubleshooting
Symptom
Troubleshooting Steps
Accessport will not communicate with
vehicle.
Accessport cannot reflash ECU.
Accessport cannot identify vehicle during
installation.
1. Check USB cable connection on both
the Accessport and the OBD
connector.
2. Ensure that the OBD connector is
making good contact inside the
vehicle's OBD port.
3. Verify that the vehicle's ignition is
turned to the “ON” position.
1. Follow all steps for “Accessport will
not communicate with vehicle.”
2. Verify that all steps required for ECU
reprogramming mode were properly
followed.
1. Ensure that the Accessport is running
the most recent version of firmware.
For more information, see COBB
Forums.
2. If the Accessport is up to date and still
cannot identify the vehicle, please
contact tech support.
Support Contact Information
http://www.cobbtuning.com/
Web http://www.cobbforums.com/
E-Mail support@cobbtuning.com
Phone 866.922.3059
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Environmental Information
Operating and Storage Temperatures
The Accessport is designed to be operated at temperatures between 32° and 95° F (0° and
35° C) and with a relative humidity below 90%. Using the Accessport outside of these
recommendations may result in damage.
When storing the Accessport, do so in a place where temperature is always between 0° and
115° F (-20° and 45° C) and with a relative humidity below 90%.
Never store your Accessport in an area that receives direct sunlight.
Do Not Get Wet
Take care to prevent any liquids from coming in contact with the Accessport or any
associated equipment.
In the event your Accessport, or associated equipment, gets wet you may need to send it in
for service. Please contact technical support BEFORE attempting to use the Accessport.
Handling and Storage
You Accessport may be damaged by improper storage or handling. Be careful not to drop
your Accessport or any associated parts.
Never store your Accessport in an area that experiences any noticeable levels of vibration,
static electricity, heat shock, or excessive swings in relative humidity.
Do Not Attempt Repairs Yourself
Never attempt to open your Accessport or any associated equipment. Doing so puts the
components at risk of damage from, but not limited to, static shock. No user-serviceable
parts are inside. At no time will ANY authorized representative of COBB Tuning, Inc. ask
you to open or mechanically/electronically alter the Accessport.
Opening the Accessport will void any and all warranties for the device and its
operation.
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